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Arts and Entertainment

Weekend Movie Guide: Another Year is Biutiful

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It's fitting that Another Year opens this weekend. The British dramedy orbits around Tom & Gerry, a long-married couple who remain in simple bliss despite boundless negativity from friends & family. The film itself is the product of another happy marriage: that of writer/director Mike Leigh (Happy-Go-Lucky, Vera Drake) and his stable of character actors, including Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge), Ruth Sheen (Run, Fatboy, Run), Lesley Manville (Disney's A Christmas Carol) & Peter Wight (Hot Fuzz).

Across the pond, Mr. Wight also appeared in the intercontinental, intertwined Babel. That film's auteur, Alejandro González Iñárritu, has another premiere this weekend. Biutiful opens exclusively in Century City, and stars Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men) as Uxbal, a newly-single father who learns he can communicate with the dead after developing a terminal illness. And those aren't even the grim parts! For a reminder of how wonderful it is to live in LA, Biutiful isn't scheduled to open wide until January 28!

If you’d like to see something even further off the beaten path, check out our weekly Film Calendar of specialty theatres, revival houses and midnight movies. See you at the movies!

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That's all for this week. What 2011 films are you looking forward to?