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UK Cinema Releases: Friday 30th March 2012

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NATIONAL RELEASES

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists (Sony Pictures): The latest film from Aardman is about a group of swashbuckling pirates who team up with different historical and fictional characters. Directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt, it features the voices of Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Jeremy Piven and Salma Hayek. [Nationwide / U]

Wrath Of The Titans (Warner Bros.): A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Sam Worthington) – the demigod son of Zeus – is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, it co-stars Rosamund Pike, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Toby Kebbell, Bill Nighy and Edgar Ramirez. [Nationwide / 12A]

Streetdance 2 (Vertigo Films) (PG): After suffering humiliation by the crew Invincible, street dancer Ash (Falk Hentschel) looks to gather the best dancers from around the world for a rematch. Directed by Max & Ania, it stars Sofia Boutella, Falk Hentschel, George Sampson and Tom Conti. [Nationwide / PG]

ALSO OUT

Into The Abyss: A Tale Of Death, A Tale Of Life (Revolver): Werner Herzog’s latest documentary explores capital punishment in Texas. [Selected cinemas / 12A] [Read our full review]

The Island President (Dogwoof): Documentary about the efforts of then-Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed to tackle climate change. Directed by Jon Shenk. [Key cities / PG]

This Is Not A Film (Palisades Tartan): Iranian documentary by Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb which was smuggled out of Iran in a flash-drive hidden inside a birthday cake and then specially screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. [London West End / U]

Tiny Furniture (Independent Distribution): Feature debut from writer-director Lena Dunham which gets a UK theatrical release two years after its US premiere at SXSW. [Key Cities /15]

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Written by Ambrose Heron

March 30th, 2012 at 10:04 pm