OCTOBER

Case 39

October 1st

Synopsis: A social worker (Zellweger) fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected, as demonic forces come after the girl.

Freakonomics

October 1st

Synopsis: Freakonomics is the film adaptation of the 2005 bestseller titled Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything.  The novel was a collaborative effort between journalist Stephen Dubner and economist Steven Levitt that examined several unusual cases of incentive-based thinking. The movie features the work of several highly-regarded documentarians, including Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp), Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) and Seth Gordon (King of Kong).

Let Me In

October 1st

Synopsis: In this remake of the hit Swedish novel/movie Let The Right One In, a troubled young boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) befriends a strange girl who moves in next door (Chloe Moretz) – a girl who only goes out at night and must consume blood to live. The two strike up a unique friendship, even as a string of murders in their small town threaten to tear them apart.

The Social Network

October 1st

Synopsis: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes Facebook, a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history… but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. Starring Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Rooney Mara and Rashida Jones.

I Spit On Your Grave: Unrated

October 8th

Synopsis: Writer Jennifer Hills (Sarah Butler) takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer’s presence in the small town attracts the attention of a few morally deprived locals who set out one night to teach this city girl a lesson. What starts out as terrifying acts of humiliation and intimidation, quickly and uncontrollably escalates into a night of physical abuse and torturous assault. Against all odds, Jennifer Hills survives her ordeal. Now, with hell bent vengeance, Jennifer’s sole purpose is to turn the tables on these animals and to inflict upon them every horrifying and torturous moment they carried out on her… only much, much worse. A remake of the cult classic.

My Soul To Take

October 8th

Synopsis: In the sleepy town of Riverton, legend tells of a serial killer who swore he would return to murder the seven children born the night he died. Now, 16 years later, people are disappearing again. Has the psychopath been reincarnated as one of the seven teens, or did he survive the night he was left for dead? Only one of the kids knows the answer.

Nowhere Boy

October 8th

Synopsis: Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) plays Beatles legend John Lennon in this look at the rocker’s younger years.  John is a spirited teenager, curious, sharp and funny, growing up in the shattered city of Liverpool. Two extraordinary sisters tussle for his love – Mimi, the formidable aunt who raised him from the age of 5 and Julia, the spirited mother who gave him up to Mimi’s care. Yearning for a normal family, John escapes into art and the new music flooding in from the U.S. His fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit in the young Paul McCartney. But just as Johns new life begins, the truth about his past leads to a tragedy he would never escape.

Stone

October 8th

Synopsis: A convicted arsonist (Edward Norton) looks to manipulate a parole officer Robert De Niro) into a plan to secure his parole by placing his beautiful wife (Milla Jovovich) in the lawman’s path.

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest

October 15th

Synopsis: Those who are fans of the Millennium Trilogy will probably be in line for the American release of this, the third Swedish film adaption of the late Stieg Larsson’s novel series. (SPOILER ALERT!) In this third chapter, Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) must prove her innocence. Meanwhile, Lisbeth is plotting her own revenge against the people who put her in this situation. Expect expectation to be great, seeing as how the American remake of Girl With The Dragon Tatoo, the first Millennium chapter, is due in theaters next year.

Jackass 3D

October 15th

Synopsis: It’s another Jackass movie. Filmed in 3D. What more can you say?

Red

October 15th

Synopsis: Rank (Bruce Willis), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren) used to be the CIA’s top agents but the secrets they know just made them the Agency’s 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. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history.

The Company Men

October 22nd

Synopsis: The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company – and how that affects them, their families, and their communities. Starring Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Craig T. Nelson and Maria Bello.

Hereafter

October 22nd

Synopsis: The story of three people who are touched by death in different ways. George (Matt Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a psychic connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (Cecile De France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus, a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might–or must–exist in the hereafter. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

Paranormal Activity 2

October 22nd

Synopsis: The details are still being kept under wraps, but if the Paranormal Activity 2 trailer is anything to judge by, we’ll be seeing more demonic home invasion caught on “amateur home video.”

Monsters

October 29th (Limited)

Synopsis: Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, a new life form began to appear and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain “the creatures”…… Our story begins when a U.S. journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.

Saw 3D

October 22nd

Synopsis: As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw’s brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.

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