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The Establishing Shot: May 2012 Big Screen release dates, New Trailers & Posters

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The Movie Preview guide is a pretty handy breakdown of this weeks and upcoming releases as well as film news. Head over to to check it out.

All In Good Time (12A)
All In Good Time is a hugely warm-hearted comic tale adapted for the big screen from the Olivier award winning play Rafta Rafta by Ayub Khan Din (East is East) and directed by Nigel Cole (Made In Dagenham, Calendar Girls). Centred around a close knit, larger-than-life British Asian family living in present day Bolton, All In Good Time stars Reece Ritchie (The Lovely Bones) and Amara Karan (The Darjeeling Limited) as Atul Dutt and his young bride Vina for whom the first taste of married life is proving far from straightforward.

Director: Nigel Cole Starring: Reece Richie, Amara Karan, Meera Syal, Harish Patel 

Beloved (15) 
Director: Christophe Honore Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni 

Cafe de Flore (15) 
Cafe De Flore is first and foremost an epic love story between a man and a woman. And between a mother and her son. Two people from two different eras who live two extraordinary moments of passion that shake their lives. A mystical and supernatural odyssey of love.

Video: Café de Flore : official trailer (English) 

Director: Jean-Marc Vallee Starring: Vanessa Paradis Charlie 

Charlie Casanova 
A ruling class sociopath kills a working class girl in a hit and run and uses a deck of playing cards to determine his fate

Director: Terry McMahon Starring: Emmett J. Scanlan, Leigh Arnold, Damien Hannaway, Ruth McIntyre

Dark Shadows (12A) 
In 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, to start a new life in America. Two decades pass and Barnabas has the world at his feet - or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. Barnabas is rich and powerful... until he makes the mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique. A witch, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is freed from his tomb and emerges into the world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets.

Director: Tim Burton Starring: Johnny Depp, Evo Green, Helena Bonham Carter, Chloe Moretz, Michelle Pheiffer 

Faust (15)
Faust is not adaptation in the usual sense but rather a 'reading of what remains between the lines'. Faust here is a thinker, a mouthpiece for ideas, a transmitter of words, a schemer, a daydreamer. An anonymous man driven by simple instincts: hunger, greed, lust. Sokurov asks us to question how this literary character informs our understanding of those previously studied abusers of power. How an unhappy life can lead some to be seduced by monstrous ideologies

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov Starring: Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinsky, Isolda Dychauk 

 How I Spent My Summer Vacation 

 Video: The Establishing Shot: Brand New! Full How I Spent My Summer Vacation Trailer 

 Director: Adrian Grunberg Starring: Mel Gibson, Daniel Gimenez Cacho

Jeff Who Lives At Home (15) 
On his way to the store to buy wood glue, Jeff looks for signs from the universe to determine his path. However, a series of comedic and unexpected events leads him to cross paths with his family in the strangest of locations and circumstances. Jeff just may find the meaning of his life... and if he's lucky, pick up the wood glue as well.

 Video: JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME - Official UK Trailer 

Director: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass Starring: Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer

 Mitsuko Delivers 

Video Mitsuko Delivers (Hara ga kore nande) Directed by Yuya Ishii - English-subtitled trailer 
 Director: Yuya Ishii Starring: Riisa Naka, Aoi Nakamura, Ryo Ishibashi

Piranha 3DD(18) 
After the terror unleashed on Lake Victoria in PIRANHA 3D, the pre-historic school of blood thirsty piranhas are back. This time, no one is safe from the flesh eating fish as they sink their razor sharp teeth into the visitors of summer's best attraction, The Big Wet Water Park.

Director: John Gulager Starring: Danielle Panabaker, Ving Rhames, David Hasselholf 

Taur Mittran Di 
Taur Mittran Di is a campus based story of 2 boys set in Khalsa College, Amritsar. The two boys played by Rannvijay Singha and Amrinder Gill have a rivalry in the college as both of them want to have an upper hand over the other in the college. The boys get an all important mission i.e to get a piece of land owned by an ex-Olympian character played by Mukesh Rishi. In the process both the boys get attached to Mukesh Rishi. And when Mukesh ji's character gets killed, these two boys get transformed and decide to save the land of Mukesh Rishi. They start a movement in the colleges and universities and take on the system.

Director: Navaniat Singha Starring: Amrinder Gill, Rann Vijay Singha 

The Man With The Jazz Guitar 
 Director: Marc Mason Starring: Alison Sykora, Dougal Sykora, Duncan Sykora, Martin Taylor, Jimmie Macgregor 

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake (PG) 
Director: Matthew Bourne, Ross MacGibbon Starring: Rinchard Winsor, Dominic North, Nina Goldman

The Dictator 

 Video: THE DICTATOR - Official International English Trailer - HD 

 Director: Larry Charles Starring: Sasha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley

FRIDAY 18 MAY 2012 
2 Days In New York (15) 

 Video: 2 Days In New York (Teaser 1) 
 Director: Julie Delpy Starring: Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau, Alex Nahon, Dylan Baker, Kate Burton

Even The Rain (15) 
Director: Iciar Bollain Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Luis Tosar, Karra Elejade

If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle (15) 
 Director: Florin Serban Starring: George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu, Mihai Constantin 

The Raid (18) 

Video: The Establishing Shot: The Raid UK Exclusive Trailer The Raid: Redemption 
 Director: Gareth Evans Starring: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Yayan Ryhian

She Monkeys (12A) 
Director: Lisa Aschan Starring: Mathilda Paradeiser, Linda Molin, Isabella Lindqquist, Sergej Merkusjev 

The Source (15) 
Director: Radu Milhaileanu Starring: Leila Bekhti, Hafsia Herzi 

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (R/I) (U) 
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Starring: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook Original UK Release Date: 1943 

Iron Sky (15) 
Director: Timo Vuorensola Starring: Julia Dietze, Udo Kier, Peta Sergeant 

FRIDAY 25 MAY 2012
Barbaric Genius 
Director: Paul Duane Starring: John Healy, Robert McCrum, Erwin James, Derborah Orr, William Hartson, Leonard Barden 

Free Men (12A) 
Director: Ismael Ferroukhhi Starring: Tahar Rahim, Michael Lonsdale 

 Men In Black 3 (3D) (PG) 

 Video: Men In Black III (3D) - Official Trailer - At Cinemas 25/05/12 

 Director: Barry Sonnenfeld Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley, Nicole Sherzinger, Emma Thompson

 Moonrise Kingdom (12A) 
Director: Wes Anderson Starring: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormund, Tilda Swinton, Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward 

 Personal Best 
Director: Sam Blair Starring: James Eliington, Jeanette Kwakye, Richard Alleyne, Omardo Anson 

 Tales Of The Night (3D) 
Director: Michel Ocelot Starring: Julien Beramis, Marine Griset, Michel Elias 

What To Expect When You're Expecting (12A) 
Director: Kirk Jones Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Chace Crawford, Matthew Morrison

Snow White And The Huntsman 
Director: Rupert Sanders Starring: Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin

Chariots of Fire 
Chariots of Fire tells the story of two very different men who compete as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics: Eric Liddell is a devout Christian who believes that his athletic abilities are a gift from God, and that using that gift to its fullest extent - to win the gold medal - will be his way of repaying that gift. Harold Abrahams is an English Jew, a student at Cambridge, who dreams of fame and of proving to his anti-Semitic fellow students, and to the world, that Jews are in no respect inferior. Their motives are noble. Their commitment is total. Their integrity is unquestionable. They will both make personal sacrifices to achieve their goals. In the process, through all the obstacles and personal issues they conquer, they prove that striving for victory in their own terms is, perhaps, its own reward.

 Video: Chariots of Fire - New Trailer

 Based on a true story, CHARIOTS OF FIRE was the winner of four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, in addition to receiving nominations for three more. Chariots of Fire will be re-released into cinemas on July 13th 

Top Cat 
Top Cat! The most effectual Top Cat! Who's intellectual close friends get to call him T.C. Providing it's with dignity. Top Cat! The indisputable leader of the gang. He's the boss, he's a pip, he's the championship. He's the most tip top, Top Cat. 

 Video: Top Cat trailer 

 Top Cat will be in cinemas 1 June, 2012 

 The Expendables are back and this time it's personal... 

 Video: The Expendables 2 Trailer - In Cinemas August 

 Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time -- six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way....

The Expendables 2 releases August 2012 from Lionsgate 

Young Rebecca (Ruby O’Fee) and Tommy (Tristan Christopher) meet as children and strike up a friendship. There is an instant bond but all too soon Rebecca has to leave when her Mother gets a job in Tokyo. Fast-for­ward 12 years, and the grown-up Rebecca (Eva Green) returns to look for Tommy (Matt Smith). When she finds him, the mutual attrac­tion is still there but a tragic accident soon cuts short their budding romance. 


Rather than accept that Tommy is gone, Rebecca decided to bring him back but the only way she can do it is to conceive and give birth to his genetic copy As Tommy grows up, the mother/son relationship grows increasingly complex. Rebecca tries to keep his origins secret but how long will she be able to hide the truth? Can she protect him from prejudice against ‘copies’? How will she explain away the confusing urges that Tommy doesn't understand? Chilling answers unravel as Rebecca deals with the consequences of her decision to never let go. Matt Smith - the world’s best-loved time traveller finds himself in an alternative universe, very similar to Earth as we know it, except that human cloning is possible and widely used. However these ‘copies’ are considered to be second-class citizens and although identical in every way are ostracised by the ‘originals’ in society. 

 Clone is released by Arrow Films. Opens at cinemas on 4th May 2012 and is released on DVD and Blu-ray from 7th May 2012

Salute chronicles Peter Norman’s involvement in the Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics.The true story of an unsung Australian hero.

One of 2008's biggest documentary films is about to be unleashed onto screens Worldwide. SALUTE is a film by Matt Norman, the nephew of 200m Silver Medalist Peter Norman who was involved in one of the most powerful moments in Olympic history where Tommie Smith and John Carlos gave their Black Power Salute at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Being released through Paramount Pictures and Transmission films in Australia on the 24th of July 2008, and then around the world shortly after Salute promises to be a wake up to what's happening today especially with the 2008 Beijing Olympics just around the corner.

Video: Salute (trailer)

Salute will be in cinemas 13th July 2012

Tiny Furniture
Independent Distribution is pleased to announce the release of Tiny Furniture – a wildly witty exploration of post-university confusion by one of America’s most exciting new voices in independent cinema, Lena Dunham (HBO series Girls, Mildred Pierce, The Innkeepers). 25-year old Dunham wrote, directed and plays the lead in Tiny Furniture.

Tiny Furniture tells the story of Aura (played by Dunham) who returns home from university to her mother’s Tribeca loft with: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her YouTube page, a boyfriend who’s left her to find himself, a dying hamster and her tail between her legs. Luckily, her train wreck childhood best friend never left home, the restaurant down the block is hiring and ill-advised romantic possibilities lurk around every corner. Aura quickly careens into her old/new life to try to discover who she really is.

Video: Tiny Furniture Trailer

Tiny Furniture celebrated its world premiere at the 2010 South-by-Southwest Film Festival, where it won the Jury Award for “Best Narrative Feature” and Dunham took home the festival’s breakout award for emerging narrative woman director. Dunham also won an Independent Spirit Award for the Tiny Furniture screenplay and the LA Film Critics Association’s “New Generation Award”.


Free Men
1942, in German-occupied Paris. Younes, a young unemployed Algerian, earns his living as a black marketeer. Arrested by the French police, Younes agrees to spy on the Paris Mosque. The police suspects the Mosque authorities of helping Resistance fighters and Jews by giving them false certificates. At the Mosque, Younes meets the Algerian singer Salim Halali. Younes is moved by Salim's beautiful voice and strong personality and they become friends. Soon after, he discovers that Salim is Jewish. Confronted by this barbarism, Younes gradually develops from being a politically ignorant immigrant worker into a fully-fledged freedom fighter.

Video: Free Men Official UK Trailer - In Cinemas May 25


 Video: Osombie - Official Teaser Trailer 

 Dusty, a yoga instructor from Colorado, is on a desperate rescue mission in the Middle East to save her crazy brother Derek - a conspiracy theorist who is convinced Osama Bin Laden is still alive, despite having been buried at sea. In Afghanistan, Dusty falls in with a team of NATO Special Forces on a secret assignment… and it turns out Derek is not so crazy after all. Osama Bin Laden has returned from his watery grave as a flesh-eating ghoul and is creating a secret army of zombie insurgents. When the group crashes headlong into the growing zombie apocalypse, Dusty and the troops must find and destroy the root of the zombie insurgency before it infests the rest of the world.

Osombie is released on DVD and Blu-ray May 14th 2012 

 GI Joe: Retaliation 
The G.I. Joe team faces off against Zartan, his accomplices, and the world leaders he has under his influence. 

Video: GI Joe: Retaliation Trailer

 GI Joe: Retaliation  Releases: June 22nd 20112

 iLL Manors
Revolver Entertainment is pleased to bring you the trailer for iLL MANORS, the directorial debut by pioneering British music artist Ben Drew (aka Plan B). iLL MANORS stars Riz Ahmed (Four Lions), Ed Skrein and Natalie Press (My Summer of Love) and hits the silver screen on 6th June. A unique crime thriller set on the unforgiving streets of London, iLL MANORS follows six disparate lives, all struggling to survive the circles of violence that engulf them. There is ex-dealer Kirby, who has just been released from prison, thug Ed who will stop at nothing to find his missing phone, troubled Michelle who is just looking for her next hit, young Jake who finds himself drawn to the local gang, Chris, who seeks revenge, Katya, who is desperately trying to escape this foreign land, and Aaron, our main protagonist who is just trying to do the right thing. Narratively linked through original music from Plan B, the film is a visually stunning and emotionally impactful experience, laced with street-wise humour.

 iLL Manors OFFICIAL TRAILER **In Cinemas 6th June** [HD] 

Ground-breaking in its approach, iLL MANORS proves to be one of the must-see films of 2012. 

A Fantastic Fear Of Everything
The film is a dark comedy and sees Simon returning to his British indie roots as Jack a children’s author turned crime novelist. His research into Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered.

Video:The Establishing Shot: A Fantastic Fear Of Everything Trailer Simon Pegg

A Fantastic Fear Of Everything sees Crispian Mills from Kula Shaker making his directorial debut alongside Chris Hopewell. Hopewell is the award winning animation director behind a host of top music promos including Radiohead’s There There and The Killers Smile Like You Mean it, and is also the renowned designer/ artist of rock poster outfit Jacknife

Sam Shepard (Brothers, The Assassin of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) delivers “a charismatic performance” (Evening Standard) and “clearly relishes one of his best cinema roles in years” (Daily Express) inn the “elegiac, beautifully shot Western” (New York Post) Blackthorn. It’s been said (but unsubstantiated) that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in a standoff with the Bolivian military in 1908. In Blackthorn, Cassidy (Shepard) survived, and is quietly living out his years under the name James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village. 

Tired of his long exile from the U.S. and hoping to see his family again before he dies, Cassidy sets out on the long journey home. However, when an unexpected encounter with an ambitious young criminal (Eduardo Noriega, The Devil’s Backbone, Open Your Eyes) derails his plans, he is thrust into one last adventure, the likes of which he hasn’t experienced since his glory days with the Sundance Kid. 

Video: BLACKTHORN UK RELEASE TRAILER - At cinemas from 13.04.12   

Co-starring Stephen Rea (Ondine, The Crying Game) and Nicolaj Coster-Waldau (“The Game Of Thrones,” Kingdom Of Heaven), Blackthorn was directed by three-time Goya winner Mateo Gil and was shot on location in the breathtaking Bolivian landscape, believed to be Cassidy’s final resting place. 

Fast Girls 
When sassy streetwise Shania (Lenora Crichlow) meets ambitious, middle class Lisa (Lily James), their two worlds collide on the athletics track with explosive results. As the FAST GIRLS strive to qualify for a major world athletics championship, they battle adversity and rivalry on their dramatic, heartwarming and inspirational journey. 

Video: Fast Girls Trailer 

Directed by award-winning young filmmaker REGAN HALL (3 Hours) and produced by DAMIAN JONES (The Iron Lady, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll), FAST GIRLS is co-scripted by NOEL CLARKE (Adulthood, Kidulthood), JAY BASU and ROY WILLIAMS. CLARKE also heads the strong supporting cast line-up of, LORRAINE BURROUGHS (Dr Who), BAFTA nominee PHIL DAVIS (Vera Drake), RUPERT GRAVES (V For Vendetta) and newcomers LASHANA LYNCH, DOMINIQUE TIPPER and HANNAH FRANKSON. 

Fast Girls releases June 15th, 2012 from Studiocanal 


A Fantastic Fear Of Everything 
The official poster has now been released by Universal for Simon Pegg’s new film 

A Fantastic Fear Of Everything Poster
Image: A Fantastic Fear Of Everything Poster (Click to enlarge)

 The film sees Crispian Mills from Kula Shaker making his directorial debut alongside Chris Hopewell. Hopewell is the award winning animation director behind a host of top music promos including Radiohead’s There There and The Killers Smile Like You Mean it, and is also the renowned designer/ artist of rock poster outfit Jacknife The film is a dark comedy and sees Simon returning to his British indie roots as Jack a children’s author turned crime novelist. His research into Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. 

A Fantastic Fear Of Everything , released in cinema’s on 8th June 

Bloody Disgusting have launched the US poster of Lionsgate’s Sam Raimi produced horror The Possession. Which is based on a true story and out later this year in the UK... “

the possession Poster
Image: The Possession Poster (Click to enlarge)

‘The Possession’ is the terrifying story of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.”

The Establishing Shot: May 2012 Big Screen release dates, New Trailers & Posters