UK Cinema Releases: Friday 17th June 2011

NATIONAL RELEASES

Green Lantern (Warner Bros): Big-budget superhero movie about man (Ryan Reynolds) who gets special powers after an alien gives him a mystical green ring which sees him join an intergalactic peace keeping force. Directed by Martin Campbell, it co-stars Blake Lively, Mark Strong and Peter Sarsgaard. [Nationwide / 12A]

Bad Teacher (Sony Pictures): Comedy about a lazy, foul-mouthed school teacher (Cameron Diaz) who, after being dumped, tries to woo a colleague (Justin Timberlake) who is also being pursued by a well-loved teacher (Lucy Punch). Directed by Jake Kasdan, it also stars Jason Segal. [Nationwide / 15]

The Beaver (Icon): Drama about a depressed businessman (Mel Gibson) who seemingly turns his life around by talking to his wife (Jodie Foster) and work colleagues through a beaver hand puppet. Directed by Jodie Foster, it also stars Anton Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence. [Nationwide / 12A] [Read our longer review]

ALSO OUT

Potiche (Optimum Releasing): French comedy set during 1977 about a housewife (Catherine Deneuve) who takes over her husband’s umbrella business after he falls illness. Directed by Francois Ozon, it co-stars Gerard Depardieu. [Key Cities / 15]

The Messenger (The Works): 2009 drama (yes, a film that’s two years old is finally getting a UK release) about two officers (Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson) who who’s job it is to notify the families of fallen soldiers. Directed by Oren Moverman, itco-stars Samantha Morton. [Selected cinemas / 15]

Born To Be Wild (bfi IMAX): IMAX documentary about orphaned orangutans, elephants and the people who rescue and raise them. Directed by David Lickley and narrated by Morgan Freeman. [Key Cities]

Life In A Day (Scott Free): A crowd-sourced documentary made up of 80,000 YouTube clips shot around the world on July 24th 2010. Directed by Kevin McDonald, it will be screened across Vue cinemas on June 17th. [UK wide / 12A]

The Round Up (Revolver): French film about the true story of a young boy during the mass arrest of Jews by Paris police who were Nazi accomplices in July 1942. Directed by Roselyne Bosch, it stars Mélanie Laurent, Jean Reno, Sylvie Testud and Gad Elmaleh. [Selected cinemas]

Stake Land (Metrodome): Dystopian horror set in an America under attack from undead creatures. Directed by Jim Mickle, it stars Connor Paolo, Nick Damici and Kelly McGillis. [Key Cities / 15]

Swinging With The Finkels (UNO Films): British comedy about a pair of London millionaires who discover problems in the bedroom of their Covent Garden loft apartment. Directed by Jonathan Newman and co-starring Angus Deayton and Melissa George.

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