UK Cinema Releases: Friday 5th August 2011

NATIONAL RELEASES

Super 8 (Paramount): A homage to the early films of Steven Spielberg, this small-town tale sees a group of kids discover mysterious things whilst making a short film on their Super 8 camera. Directed by JJ Abrams, it stars
Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning and Kyle Chandler. [Nationwide / 12A] [Read our full review here]

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (20th Century Fox): The life of a businessman (Jim Carrey) starts to change after he inherits six penguins, which forces him to transform his apartment into a winter wonderland. Directed by Mark Waters, it co-stars Carla Guginno and Angela Lansbury. [Nationwide / PG]

Sarah’s Key (Optimum Releasing): A woman (Kristin Scott Thomas) becomes obsessed with tracking down a young woman from the past – for reasons even she can’t quite articulate – in this drama about the past affecting the present. Directed by Paul Popplewell, it co-stars Giles Paquet-Brenner and Melusine Mayance. [Key cities / 12A]

ALSO OUT

The Tree (Artificial Eye): Drama about a woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) who has to cope with raising her family in the Australian countryside after a momentous event. Directed by Julie Bertucelli. [Key Cities / 12A]

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