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The Rock-itt : May 2011
Something Borrowed (M) 114 mins Opening: 5 May Genre:Romantic Comedy Director:Luke Greenfield Cast:Kate Hudson, John Krasinski, Ginnifer Goodwin Synopsis: Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a talented attorney at a top New York law firm, a generous and loyal friend and, unhappily, still single,as her engaged best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson) is constantly reminding her. But after one drink too many at her 30th birthday party, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in bed with the guy she's had a crush on since law school, Dex (Colin Egglesfield), who just happens to be Darcy's fiancé. When Rachel and Darcy's lifelong friendship collides with true love, it leads to unexpected complications and potentially explosive romantic revelations. Meanwhile, Ethan (John Krasinski), who has been Rachel's constant confidante and sometimes conscience, has been harbouring a secret of his own, and Marcus (Steve Howey), an irrepressible womaniser, can't keep his mind out of the gutter or his hands off any girl within reach. Brighton Rock (MA15+) 111 mins Opening: 5 May Genre:Crime/Thriller Director:Rowan Joffe Cast:Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Helen Mirren Synopsis: Adapted from Graham Greene's brilliant 1939 novel, BRIGHTON ROCK charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor- wielding disadvantaged teenager. Screenwriter Rowan Jaffe's debut feature, from the producers of 'Atonement' and 'Eastern Promises', embraces the classic elements of film noir and the British gangster movie to tell the story of a desperate youth. Brighton, 1964. Organised crime has moved into this sleepy English seaside town. Ambitious young gangster Pinkie Brown (Sam Riley) is determined to stop other gangs taking over his patch, but when he kills a rival, vital evidence falls into the innocent hands of a young impressionable waitress, Rose (Andrea Riseborough). Pinkie seduces Rose to stop her talking but her employer, Ida (Helen Mirren), is suspicious of their relationship. A year before the abolition of the death penalty, can Pinkie trust Rose not to betray him and can Rose trust Pinkie not to make her his next victim? Water for Elephants (M) 120 mins Opening: 12 May Genre:Drama Director:Francis Lawerence Cast:Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook, Mark Povinelli, Jim Norton Synopsis: Devastated by the sudden death of his parents in a car crash, veterinary student Jacob Jankowski (Robert Pattinson) abandons his studies in his final year and hops aboard a train. He soon finds out it's part of a travelling circus and tries to get a job with them. When August (Christoph Waltz), the head animal trainer, finds out Jacob is a veterinarian, he hires him to look after the animals. Jacob falls for August's young wife, Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), and learns that August is an abusive man, both towards animals and humans. Jacob struggles to hide his feelings and to keep his job, despite the circus' money troubles and the tendency of the bosses to redlight workers (throw them off the train in the middle of the night when they no longer need them). Based on the novel by Sara Gruen. The Hangover 2 Opening: 26 May Genre:Comedy Director:Todd Phillips Cast:Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis Synopsis: In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy 'The Hangover,' Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu