UK Cinema Releases: Friday 20th January 2012


Haywire (Paramount/Momentum): A black ops super soldier (Gina Carano) seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, it co-stars Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Michael Douglas and Antonio Banderas. [Nationwide / 15]

J.Edgar (Warner Bros.): Biopic of the founder of the FBI and modern law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) was feared and admired, reviled and revered. Directed by Clint Eastwood, it co-stars Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Damon Herriman, Jarreth J. Merz and Judi Dench. [Nationwide / 15]

The Sitter (20th Century Fox): A suspended college student (Jonah Hill), living at home with his single mom, is talked into baby-sitting the kids next door – two boys and a wild 8-year-old girl. Directed by David Gordon Green, it co-stars Landry Bender and Sam Rockwell. [Nationwide / 15]

Underworld: Awakening (Entertainment): The latest chapter in the franchise involving a centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires and their one-time werewolf slaves, the Lycans. Directed by Bjorn Stein and Mario Lopez. [Nationwide / 15]

W.E. (Studiocanal): A  two-tiered romantic drama focusing on the affair between King Edward VIII (James Darcy) and American divorcée Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) and a contemporary romance between a married woman (Abbie Cornish) and a Russian security guard (Oscar Isaac). Directed by Madonna. [Nationwide / 15]


Coriolanus (Lionsgate): Adaptation of Shakespeare’s play about a Roman soldier (Ralph Fiennes) who despises the people. His extreme views ignite a mass riot and he is banished from Rome. Coriolanus allies with a sworn enemy (Gerard Butler) to take his revenge on the city. Directed by Fiennes, it co-stars Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox and Jessica Chastain. [Selected cinemas / 15]

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