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Film Capsules

Movie summaries in manageable chunks

Another Year (PG-13) — A year in the life of a happily married couple.

Biutiful (R) — Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest, starring Javier Bardem as a father and petty crook who takes stock of his life after he's diagnosed with cancer.

Blue Valentine(NC-17) — This portrait of a relationship's beginning and end has a gift for realizing and capturing the unvarnished slivers of everyday life.

Country Strong (PG-13) — It might be unfair to judge Country Strong against other movies, because while it looks like a movie, it's actually a collection of clichés so tired they wouldn't surprise a second grader.

The Dilemma (PG-13) — The idea here is whether or not to tell your best friend his wife is cheating on him. Obviously, we all know the answer is a resounding "Hell Fucking No, Are You Crazy?!?"

The Green Hornet (PG-13) — Sure, the 2011 version of The Green Hornet is about fighting evil, walking away from explosions, and having cool one-liners. But the real drama is the conflict going on between Seth Rogen's playboy hero and Jay Chou's deadly serious sidekick Kato.

The Mechanic (R) — A hitman schools a young kid on how to get things done. Jason Statham stars.

No Strings Attached (R) — Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher play a sex-only couple who end up with something more.

The Rite (PG-13) — Anthony Hopkins is a priest who schools students on the finer points of exorcisms.

The Roommate (PG-13) — Remember Single White Female? It's like that.

Sanctum (R) — 3D movie about people trapped in an underwater cave. Based on a true story.

Somewhere (R) — Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) is an L.A. movie star whose life is changed by his 11-year-old daughter

Tron: Legacy (PG) — Like last-year's CGI 3D holiday spectacle Avatar, you need to see TRON on the big screen. Unlike Avatar, you don't need to see TRON at all.

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