UK Cinema Releases: Friday 8th April 2011

NATIONAL RELEASES

Rio (20th Century Fox): An animated comedy-adventure about tropical birds, focusing on Blu, a rare macaw who travels to Rio to find a partner. Directed by Carlos Saldanha, it features the voices Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway and George Lopez. [Nationwide / U] [Trailer] [Reviews]

Mars Needs Moms (Walt Disney): One of the biggest flops in recent Hollywood history is this animated film about a young boy who gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians take her away. Directed by Simon Wells, it features the voices of Seth Green and Joan Cusack. [Nationwide / PG] [Trailer] [Reviews]

The Roommate (Sony Pictures): Thriller about a college student who finds herself in danger after she’s assigned to a dorm room with a new roommate. Directed by Christian E. Christiansen, it stars Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester and Cam Gigandet. [Nationwide / PG] [Trailer] [Reviews]

Tomorrow, When the War Began (Paramount): Action-adventure about a group of teenagers who fight back after their country is invaded. Directed by Stuart Beattie, it stars Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood and Lincoln Lewis. [Nationwide / 12A] [Trailer] [Reviews]

Thank You (UTV Communications): A Bollywood romantic comedy about a pretty, young girl tennis player falls in love with a playboy. Stars Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Anees Bazmee. [Selected cinemas]

ALSO OUT

Rubber (Optimum Releasing): Cult film about a killer tire, directed by Quentin Dupieux and starring Stephen Spinella, Roxane Mesquida and Jack Plotnick. [Selected cinemas / 15]

Armadillo (Soda Pictures) Acclaimed documentary from director Janus Metz Pederson about a group of Danish soldiers in Afghanistan. [Selected cinemas / 15]

Before The Revolution (BFI): Re-release for Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1964 film starring Francesco Barilli and Adriana Asti. [Selected cinemas]

Cold Fish (Third Window Films): Japanese film directed by Sion Sono about a muderous fish-breeder. Stars Asuaka Kurosawa, Denden, Hikari Kajiwara and Megumi Kagurazaka. [Key Cities / 18]

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> UK DVD & Blu-ray releases for Monday 4th April 2011, including The Man Who Fell To Earth, The American and Somewhere