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UK Cinema Releases: Friday 18th November 2011

NATIONAL RELEASES

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (E1 Films): The fourth instalment of the Twilight franchise sees Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) conflicted over her love for her vampire lover Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and a werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Directed by Bill Condon, this is probably going to break box office records for a November release with some pundits predicting a huge $150m opening in the US. [Nationwide / 12A]

Justice (Momentum): Thriller about a man (Nicolas Cage) who enlists the services of a vigilante group after his wife (January Jones) is assaulted. Directed by Roger Donaldson, it co-stars Guy Pearce, Harold Perrineau and Xander Berkeley. [Nationwide / 15]

ALSO OUT

Snowtown (Revolver): Based on true events this dark drama is about a teenager who befriends John Bunting, who is soon to become Australia’s most notorious serial killer. Directed by Lucas Pittaway and starring Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris and Sprague Grayden, it premiered to very strong reviews in Cannes despite its grim atmosphere and violence. [Selected cinemas / 15]

Special Forces (Metrodome): French thriller about a special forces team on a mission to rescue a journalist (Diane Kruger) from the clutches of the Taliban. Directed Stéphane Rybojad, it co-stars Djimon Hounsou, Denis Menochet, Benoit Magimel, Raz Degan and Raphael Personnaz. [Selected cinemas / 15]

Magic Trip (Studiocanal): Documentary about Ken Kesey, Neal Cassady and the Merry Pranksters that uses the 16 mm color footage shot during their 1964 cross-country bus trip in the “Furthur” bus. Directed by Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney [Selected London cinemas / 15]

Welcome To The Rileys (High Fliers/Blue Dolphin): Drama about a grieving couple (James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo) and 16-year-old stripper (Kristen Stewart). Directed by Jake Scott, it is only opening on one screen in London. [Empire Leicester Square only / 15]

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