Fall Movie Season: October 2010


It’s October and the theme of the month is Halloween, scary movies, and the paranormal. If that’s not your cup of tea, there are some feel good movies and action movies coming out this month as well. Opening the month is “The Social Network”, which has been garnering some buzz. “Case 39” stars Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover”) and Renee Zellweger which is one the scary/horror films of the month.

Stepping away from the scary/horror films, then you want to turn to some family films like “Life As We Know It” and Disney’s “Secretariat”. Based upon the true story of the last Triple Crown winning horse, can Secretariat score the numbers that Seabiscuit garnered? I guess we shall see.

Also gaining some good feedback is “Red” based upon the D.C. Comics graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. Academy Award winner, Helen Mirren, wields a large automatic weapon in the trailer. It’s either going to be awesome or an epic fail.

I believe the potential blockbusters of the month will be a scary/horror film. Could it be a sequel, such as “Saw 3D” or “Paranormal Activity 2” or possibly “My Soul to Take” from Wes Craven, director of the “Scream” film franchise.

My spotlight pick of the month is “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” adapted from Ned Vizzini’s 2006 novel of the same name and the film stars Zach Galifianakis (“The Hangover”). Looks to be an offbeat and quirky dramedy (drama/comedy) with possible tear jerking moments.

Well that’s my October overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out this month and check back next month for more Fall Movie Season picks.

**NOTE: Theatrical Release Dates are subject to change.**
Source: Comingsoon.net

October 1
– Barry Munday (LA, SF)
Case 39
– Cash Crop (limited)
– Chain Letter (limited)
– Douchebag (NY; LA release: Oct. 8)
– Freakonomics (limited)
– Hatchet II (limited)
– Hot Summer Days (NY; LA release: Oct. 8)
– Ip Man (limited)
– Leaving (NY, LA; expands: Oct. 8)
– Let Me In
The Social Network

October 8
– As Good as Dead (NY)
– Cherry (limited; expands: Oct. 15)
– I Spit On Your Grave: Unrated (limited)
– Inside Job (NY; LA release: Oct. 15)
– It’s a Wonderful Afterlife (limited)
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
– Letters to Father Jacob (NY; LA release: Oct. 15)
Life As We Know It
– Marwencol (NY; LA release: Nov. 12)
My Soul to Take (3D/2D theaters)
– Nowhere Boy (limited)
– Rachel (NY)
– Stone (limited)
– Tamara Drewe (NY, LA)

October 15
– Carlos (NY)
– Conviction (limited)
– Down Terrace (NY)
– The Four-Faced Liar (limited)
– Gerrymandering (limited)
– Hereafter (NY, LA, Toronto; wide: Oct. 22)
– I Want Your Money
– Jackass 3D
– Samson and Delilah (NY, LA)
– The Two Escobars (NY)

October 22
– Boxing Gym (NY)
– Inhale (NY, LA)
– Kalamity (NY)
Paranormal Activity 2
– Punching the Clown (NY)
– Rising Stars (limited)
– The Taqwacores (limited)

October 27
– Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields (NY)

October 29
– Eichmann (LA; NY release: Nov. 12)
– The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (limited)
– Jolene (NY)
– The Kids Grow Up (NY)
– Monsters (limited)
Saw 3D
– Shake Hands with the Devil (LA; NY release: November 12)
– Waste Land (NY)
– Welcome to the Rileys (NY, LA, Boston)
– Wild Target (limited)

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