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Click through the links to watch the trailers of this week's releases:
Arrietty y el mundo de los diminutos (Karigurashi no Arietty) - Japanese animation based on the English children's book The Borrowers. 14 year-old Arrietty lives a quiet life with the Clock family but this all changes when she is discovered by a human boy.
Colombiana - Zoe Saldana stars as a beautiful but ruthless contract killer who after witnessing the murder of her parents in her home town of Bogota embarks on a murderous career wearing not much more than her underwear.
Cómo acabar con tu jefe (Horrible Bosses) - Seth Gordon directs an illustrious comic cast including Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Kevin Spacey. The storyline centres around the plot of three friends who, rather implausibly, decide to kill their (horrible) bosses.
El Árbol de la Vida (The Tree of Life) - Terrence Malik's divisive latest work stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. It won the Palme d'Or at Cannes this year but according to the New Yorker it is "is insufferable: interminable, madly repetitive, vague, humorless, grandiose." I suggest you go and make up your own mind. Whatever the final opinion of critics, they've all agreed that it is an astounding cinematic achievement.
La Cara Oculta - Set in Bogota, a young composer starts to doubt his girlfriends fidelity and then suddenly she disappears. Colombian director Andi Baiz is behind this psychological thriller.
Los Amos de Brooklyn (Brooklyn's Finest) - A New York cop drama from the man who gave us award-winning Training Day, Antoine Fuqua. This time Richard Gere and Ethan Hawke give some badly reviewed performances as grizzly, seen-it-all-before cops.
The French Kissers - French coming-of-age flick whose main character is Hervé, an unlucky in love teenager who alongside his friend constantly fantasise about their classmates. Unlucky that is until he embarks on a relationship with the beautiful Aurore. Written and directed by graphic novelist Riad Sattouf, he cast previously untrained actors in all the teenage roles and made the quiet hit of Cannes.