We look ahead to this month’s best movies including the long awaited THE SOCIAL NETWORK and the hilarious DESPICABLE ME
Wall Street : Money Never Sleeps
When is out: OCT 6TH 2010
In 1987 Oliver Stone’s delivered a devastating critique of the go-go 80s and at its dark heart was Gordon Gekko, played to Oscar-winning effect by Michael Douglas. Twenty years on and Gekko has served his jail time for illegal wheeler-dealing and is apparently a changed and penitent man. He sets about promoting his writing career and attempting a reconciliation with his daughter (Carey Mulligan), who is dating a young swashbuckling trader (Shia La Beouf). But has he really changed?
Burke and Hare
When is out: OCT 29TH 1020
The infamous 19th century tale of two grave robbers (Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis) working for the Edinburgh Medical College is adapted for comedic purposes with this John Landis-helmed production. Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft (St. Trinian’s) penned the black comedy, which follows true-life grave-digging murderers William Burke and William Hare as they do their damning deeds in Edinburgh, Scotland.
When is out: OCT 15TH 2010
In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!). Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. The world’s greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agne
When is out: OCT 22ND 2010
Based on the cult D.C. Comics graphic novels by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, RED is an action-comedy starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren. Frank (Bruce Willis), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren) used to be the CIAs top agents but the secrets they know just made them the Agencys top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive.
The Kids Are Alright
When is out: OCT 29TH 2010
Lesbian couple Jules (Julianne Moore) and Nic (Annette Bening) have been together for almost 20 years. have two teenage offspring named Joni and Laser, who were conceived via artificial insemination. Unbeknown to their mothers, Joni and Laser seek out their biological father, an entrepreneur named Paul (Mark Ruffalo) . Complications arise when the teens bond with Paul and invite him into their lives.
Life As We Know It
When is out: 8TH OCT 2010
Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) is an up-and-coming caterer and Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel) is a promising network sports director. After a disastrous first date, the only thing they have in common is their dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter, Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in the world, Holly and Messer are forced to put their differences aside. Juggling career ambitions and competing social calendars, they’ll have to find some common ground while living under one roof.
Paranormal Activity 2
When is out: 22ND OCT 2010
Paramount has ordered up some more ‘Paranormal Activity’ this October, a sequel to last autumn’s indie smash. The studio is looking to have the film in cinemas for Halloween, expect a bigger budget and even more paranormal activity.
The Social Network
When is out: OCT 15TH 2010
Fight Club’s David Fincher teams with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin to explore the meaning of success in the early 21st Century from the perspectives of the technological innovators who revolutionized the way we all communicate. Back in 2003, a prohibitively expensive technology became affordable to the masses and the internet made it easy to stay in touch with people who were halfway across the world, Harvard undergrad and computer programming wizard Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) launched a website with the potential to alter the very fabric of our society. At the time, Zuckerberg was just six years away from making his first million. But his hearty payday would come at a high price, because despite all of Zuckerberg’s wealth and success, his personal life began to suffer as he became marred in legal disputes, and discovered that many of the 500 million people he had friended during his rise to the top were eager to see him fall.
Legends Of The Guardians – The Owls Of Ga’Hoole
When is out: OCT 22ND 2010
Kathryn Lasky’s children’s book series comes to the screen with this animated adaptation from director Zack Snyder (Watchmen) and Village Roadshow Pictures. The plot details a mythical race of barn owls whose realm is threatened by sinister outside forces. Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, and David Wenham head up the voice cast, which also includes Helen Mirren and Jim Sturgess.
When is out:OCT 29TH 2010
After nearly being killed during a violent fight with a powerful drug lord, a former Mexican Federale known as Machete (Danny Trejo) roams Texas streets as a vigilante and sometime day-laborer. Hired to perform a covert hit, he is double-crossed and forced to go on the run. Machete may be down, but not out, and he carves a path of blood, bullets and broken hearts in his quest to settle the score.