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UK Cinema Releases: Friday 3rd February 2012

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NATIONAL RELEASES

Young Adult (Paramount): Soon after her divorce, a writer (Charlize Theron) returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend (Patrick Wilson), who is now married with kids. Directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody, it co-stars Patton Oswalt and J.K. Simmons. [Nationwide /15]

Martha Marcy May Marlene (20th Century Fox): Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman (Elisabeth Olsen) struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. Directed by Sean Durkin, it co-stars Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes and Hugh Dancy. [Key Cities / 15]

Carnage (Studiocanal): Adapted from Yasmin Reza’s stage play about two sets of parents who decide to have a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a schoolyard brawl. Directed by Roman Polanski, it stars Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz. [Nationwide / 15]

Chronicle (20th Century Fox): Sci-fi drama about Portland teenagers who develop incredible powers after a trip to the woods. Directed by Josh Trank, it stars Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly and Alex Russell. [Nationwide / 12A]

Jack and Jill (Sony Pictures): A family man (Adam Sandler) deals with his twin sister (also Adam Sandler) when she visits for Thanksgiving then won’t leave. Directed by Dennis Dugan, it co-stars Al Pacino. [Nationwide / PG]

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (Warner Bros): The sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) which stars Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzmán and Kristin Davis. Directed by Brad Peyton. [Nationwide / PG]

Man On A Ledge (E1 Films): An ex-cop turned con (Sam Worthington) threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. Directed by Asger Leth, it co-stars Elizabeth Banks, Anthony Mackie, Jamie Bell
and Ed Harris. [Nationwide / 12A]

ALSO OUT

Bombay Beach (Diva Partnership): Acclaimed documentary about a community living in an area of Southern California. Directed by Alma Har’el. [Selected cinemas]

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Written by Ambrose Heron

February 3rd, 2012 at 4:03 pm