UK Cinema Releases: Friday 11th November 2011


Arthur Christmas (Sony Pictures): Animated film from Aardman Features and Sony Pictures Imageworks which imagines what the inside of Santa’s workshop looks like and explores how Santa delivers all his presents in one night. Directed by Sarah Smith and Barry Cook, it features the voices of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Ashley Jensen. [Nationwide / U]

Immortalsย (Universal Pictures): A mythological tale set in war-torn ancient Greece where the young warrior prince Theseus (Henry Cavill) leads his men in a battle against evil that will see the Gods and Men fighting against the Titans and Barbarians. Directed by Tarsem Singh, it co-stars Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz, Joseph Morgan and Freida Pinto. [Nationwide / 15]

The Rum Diary (Entertainment Films): Adapted from the Hunter S. Thompson book about a freelance journalist (Johnny Depp) who finds himself at a critical turning point in his life. While writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean, he finds himself challenged on many levels as he tries to carve out a more secure niche for himself amidst a group of lost souls all bent on self-destruction. Directed by Bruce Robinson, it stars co-stars Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart and Giovanni Ribisi. [UK wide / 15]

Trespass (Lionsgate UK): Thriller about a couple (Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman) who are held for ransom in their own home by a gang of extortionists. Directed by Joel Schumacher, it stars Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Ben Mendelsohn and Cam Gigandet. [Nationwide / 15]

The Awakening (Studiocanal): Ghost story set during 1921 in England, just after the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she knew in unravels as the ‘missing’ begin to show themselves. Directed by Nick Murphy, it stars Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, and Imelda Staunton [Nationwide / 15]


Tabloid (Dogwoof): Documentary about a bizarre scandal in 1977 involving a former beauty queen and a Mormon missionary. Directed by Errol Morris, it has already played to acclaim on the festival circuit and is finally opening in the country where much of the story took place. [Key Cities / 15] [Read our full review here]

Wuthering Heights (Artificial Eye): Adaptation of the Emily Bronte novel about a poor young boy (James Howson) who is taken in by the wealthy Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister (Kaya Scodelario ). Directed by Andrea Arnold, it co-stars Steve Evets, Nichola Burley, Solomon Glave and Shannon Beer. [Nationwide / 15]

Black Pond (15): Black comedy about a family recounting the tale of how they came to be accused of murder when a stranger died at their dinner table. Directed by Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley, it stars Chris Langham and Simon Amstell. [Key Cities / 15]

The British Guide To Showing Off (Verve Pictures): Documetary about British artist and ‘living legend’ Andrew Logan. Directed by Jes Benstock, it features Ruby Wax, Zandra Rhodes and Brian Eno. [Selected cinemas / 15]

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