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UK Cinema Releases: Friday 2nd September 2011

NATIONAL RELEASES

Fright Night (Walt Disney): 3D remake of the 1980s horror film about a teenager (Anton Yelchin) who finds out his next door neighbour (Colin Farrell) is a vampire. Directed by Craig Gillespie, it co-stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, Imogen Poots and Toni Collette. [Nationwide / 15]

Apollo 18 (Entertainment): Sci-fi thriller built around about film footage purported to have been shot by the crew of Apollo 18, which ‘reveals’ signs of alien life. Directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego. [Nationwide / 15]

The Art of Getting By (20th Century Fox): Drama about a lonely teenager (Freddie Highmore) who befriends a girl (Emma Roberts) who becomes a kindred spirit. Directed by Gavin Wiesen, it co-stars Michael Angarano and Alicia Silverstone. [Natiowide / 12A]

ALSO OUT

Kill List (Optimum Releasing): British horror-thriller about two hit men (Neil Maskell and Michael Smiley) who return from a job in Russia, only to find a new job is increasingly sinister. Directed by Ben Wheatley, it co-stars MyAnna Buring and Harry Simpson. [Key Cities / 18]

Days Of Heaven (bfi Distribution): Re-issue of Terrence Malick’s classic 1978 drama about two lovers (Richard Gere and Brooke Adams) who travel to Texas to work for a farmer (Sam Shepard). Exquisitely shot, it is one of the great American movies of the 1970s. [Key Cities / PG]

3D Sex & Zen: Extreme Ecstacy (Metrodome): A Hong Kong erotic costume drama which seems to be a new way of cashing in on the current trend of 3D. Directed by Christopher Suen, it stars Saori Hara, Leni Lan and Vonnie Lui. [Key Cities / 18]

Attenberg (Artificial Eye): Greek drama about a woman (Ariane Labed) who lives in a mill town that revolves around a single high-rise apartment building. Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari, it co-stars Arian Labed, Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelia Randou, Yorgos Lanthinos and Kostas Berikopoulos [Key Cities / 18]

The Hedgehog (Cinefile): French comedy about three neighbors who live in an apartment building in central Paris, who have an unexpected encounter. Directed by Mona Achache, it stars Josiane Balasko, Garance Le Guillermic, Togo Igawa, Anne Brochet and Ariane Ascaride. [Key Cities / 12A]

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