UK Cinema Releases: Friday 22nd April 2011


Arthur (Warner Bros.): Remake of the 1981 comedy about a drunken playboy (Russell Brand) who stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman (Greta Gerwig) his family doesn’t like. Directed by Jason Winer, it co-stars  Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner and Nick Nolte. [Nationwide / 12A] [Trailer] [Reviews]

Fast & Furious 5 (Universal): The fifth film in the Fast and Furious franchise sees fugitives Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) pursued by a group of legendary lawmen. Directed by Justin Lin, it co-stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. [Nationwide / 12A] [Trailer] [Reviews]

Beastly (Paramount): A modern-day take on the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ tale where a New York teenager (Alex Pettyfer) is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love. Directed by Daniel Barnz, it co-stars Vanessa Hudgens. [Nationwide / 12A] [Trailer] [Reviews]

Dum Maaro Dum (20th Century Fox): A Hindi language film about six Indians who meet in Goa and have their lives changed once they get involved with drug dealers. [Nationwide] [Trailer]


The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc (Optimum): An adventure set in the early party of the 20th century, focusing on a popular novelist (Louise Bourgoin) and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions. Directed by Luc Besson, it co-stars Mathieu Amalric, Gilles Lellouche and Jean-Paul Rouve. [Selected cinemas / 12A] [Trailer] [Reviews]

Pina (Artificial Eye): A 3D dance film about the late modern dance choreographer Pina Bausch, directed by Wim Wenders. [Selected cinemas / U]

Island (Soda Pictures): Drama about a young woman who tries to find her mother after having spent most of her life in care. Directed by Elizabeth Mitchell and Brek Taylor, it stars Natalie Press, Colin Morgan and Janet McTeer. [Selected cinemas]

World of the Dead: Zombie Diaries 2 (Metrodrome): Another British zombie film. [Selected cinemas]

Zombie Undead (Metrodrome): Yet another British zombie film. [Selected cinemas]

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UK DVD & Blu-ray releases for Monday 18th April 2011, including The Princess Bride