Welcome to October. For most people the days are getting shorter and cooler, and Halloween is coming up. If you need a little entertainment this month, here’s your guide to the new movie releases in October 2010.
Life As We Know It
Starring Katherine Heigl (who was adorable in 27 Dresses) and Josh Duhamel (not the star, but the cute one in Transformers), Life As We Know It is a unique spin on a romantic comedy. It mixes heartbreak with laughter. Heigl and Duhamel can’t stand each other, but are forced together when their best-friends die, leaving them as godparents to care for their baby daughter. Somehow this unlikely couple finds a way to become a family. Yes, it sounds kind of cheesy. But you know what–I want to see it. I think that the sweetness of the family and funny moments of real life with baby will make it a worthwhile film.
For the official Life As We Know It website, click here.
Let Me In
There have been a lot of vampire movies lately, but these are not your romantic beautiful vampires. In Let Me In, the vampire is a twelve year old girl. She forms an awkward relationship with her new neighbour that is somewhere between friends, confidantes, and crush. Things are not this easy, of course, as her new friend is the victim of bullying (and a bad home situation) and people in the town start dying. This has the potential to be well done in the combination of youth and darker themes, but don’t expect it to appeal to the normal vampire crowd.
To find out more about Let Me In, click here.
Yes, this is a movie of the outrageously obnoxious TV show Jackass. Johnny Knoxville (yes, named after his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee) is back not only in feature-length, but in 3-D. I will definitely give Jackass 3-D a miss. In fact, unless you’re a real fan of the TV show, I recommend that you give this one a miss too.
To see a trailer for Jackass 3-D, click here.
In Case 39, Renee Zellweger plays a social worker with child services. She takes on a 39th active case, and discovers a girl who seems to be abused by her parents. When she becomes a guardian for the girl, though, a series of unexplainable, life-threatening events seems to follow. This is a horror movie just in time for Halloween. I laughed at the preview though. It just looks like it crossed the line into ridiculous. If you like horror and/or Renee Zellweger, then here’s a Halloween movie for you.
To visit the official movie site of Case 39, click here.
Other Movies scheduled for release in theaters in October 2010 include: My Soul To Take (another horror movie), Secretariat (true story about a race horse and its owner), Stone(gritty drama with Milla Jovovich, Robert De Niro, and Edward Norton), Paranormal Activity 2 (obviously the sequel to Paranormal Activity), Saw 3D (obviously the continuation of the Saw series), and Casino Jack (political drama).