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Updated: 'Biutiful' Gets A Wide Release Date of January 28, 2011

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2010 5:45 AM
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It's a bit of good news/bad news for arthouse fans today. While The Weinstein Company have pushed up the release date for "Blue Valentine" to December 29th, another highly anticipated movie is being shoved back a full month. Updated: Roadside Attraction has clarified that the film's wide release has been set at January 28. Its NY/LA December 29th limited release date will not change.

Exclusive: Javier Bardem Talks The Sorrow, Joy Of Being 'Biutiful' & Working With Terrence Malick

  • By Leah Zak
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  • December 20, 2010 5:50 AM
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Oscar-Winning Actor Also Says Reported Project With Tony Scott Is "Not Real"A dying street hustler with two young children, a bi-polar ex-wife and a dicey career in the black market of Barcelona, Alejandro González Iñárritu's harrowing humanist drama, “Biutiful,” follows the final days of Uxbal, as he struggles to prepare all the parts of his life to go on without him. Oh yes, and to complicate things, the man coming to terms with his own mortality has a special gift/curse; he sees dead people. At times touching, at others shocking and bleak, this film certainly produces affect, but it is biutiful indeed, and due in no small part to the performance of lead actor Javier Bardem. We recently had a chance to speak to the Oscar winner about the film’s critics, Hollywood's rallying around the film, the painful exercise of living the character Uxbal, his latest project with Terrence Malick and more.

Alejandro González Iñárritu Says The Somber 'Biutiful' Is Actually About "Life"

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 18, 2010 4:16 AM
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When "Biutiful," Alejandro González Iñárritu's searing and deeply-moving (and, granted, at times painfully difficult-to-watch) new film debuted at Cannes this past summer, it was almost universally cut down to size. People said it was too bleak, too hopeless, and no matter how stellar and immersive a performance lead Javier Bardem provided -- and, trust us, it's spectacular; the film's one element that was unanimously praised -- most critics couldn't get behind it (Bardem would go on to win the Best Actor prize in Cannes). Maybe it was the heat stroke, the film festival nature of cramming in four or five films a day, or the looking-for-the-next-big-thing attitude that permeates Cannes, but the film was, at best, unfairly overlooked and, at worst, almost universally derided.

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