October 2010 Movies




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Case 39

"Case 39" is a horror film starring Renée Zellweger as family services social worker Emily Jenkins. Emily thinks she has seen it all until she meets her newest, most mysterious case, troubled 10-year old Lilith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland). Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to kill Lilith, their only daughter. Emily saves her and decides to take her in herself until the right foster family comes along.
Bradley Cooper, Steve Golin, Kevin Misher, Callum Keith Rennie, Lisa Bruce, Christian Alvart, Ray Wright, Renée Zellweger
Thriller Suspense Horror Sci-Fi
Nationwide
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Let Me In

A 12-year-old boy, who is bullied in school, befriends a young female neighbor who moves to town and turns out to be a vampire.
Kodi Smit-McPhee, Matt Reeves, Nigel Sinclair, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas, Cara Buono, Sasha Barrese, Simon Oakes
Suspense Horror Remake
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Social Network

Jesse Eisenberg will play Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg; Justin Timberlake will play Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who became Facebook's founding president; and Andrew Garfield will play Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder who fell out with Zuckerberg over money. The film will focus on the evolution of Facebook, the online social network created in 2004 on the Harvard campus, and how success and wealth changed the lives of the classmates who created it.
Rashida Jones, Justin Timberlake, Joe Mazzello, David Fincher, Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti, Aaron Sorkin, Jesse Eisenberg
Drama Adventure
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Hatchet II

"Hatchet II" picks up right where the 2007 original film ends, as Marybeth (Danielle Harris) escapes from the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling killer Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder). Marybeth returns to the Louisiana swamps along with an army of hunters to recover the bodies of her family and exact her revenge against Victor Crowley.
Will Barratt, Adam Green, Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, R. A. Mihailoff
Sequel Suspense Horror

Freakonomics

Based on the bestseller Freakonomics, where economist Steven D. Levitt uses statistics and theory to analyze pop culture.
Rachel Grady, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Spurlock, Heidi Ewing, Chad Troutwine, Jeremy Chilnick
Documentary

Chain Letter

A serial killer targets teens that refuse to forward chain letters.
Keith David, Brad Dourif, Deon Taylor, Michael J. Pagan, Diana Erwin, Nikki Reed, Ling Bai, Betsy Russell
Thriller Horror

Barry Munday

The story concerns a womanizer who wakes up sans his "family jewels" after an irate father attacks him with a trumpet. Things go from bad to worse for the title character when he learns that he's being sued for paternity by a woman he can't even remember having sex with.
Patrick Wilson, Chloë Sevigny, Matthew Weaver, Chris D'Arienzo, Judy Greer, Carl Levin, Marcos Siega, Colin Hanks
Comedy
Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Ip Man

Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man (Donnie Yen) has the perfect family, plenty of money, a beautiful house, and a blossoming martial arts academy. But when the Japanese occupy his hometown of Foshan during the Sino-Japanese war of 1937, Ip, like the rest of the locals, is forced into hard labor and brutal sparring matches for the enemy's amusement. His incredible skills soon catch the eye of a Japanese Colonel who wants Ip to teach Wing Chun to his soldiers.
Simon Yam, Wilson Yip
Action Foreign Martial Arts
New York
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Speed-Dating

Three bachelors set up a speed dating scheme to attract women and money. The plan runs into problems when they are denied a liquor license and an ex-girlfriend attempts to expose the scam.
Joseph A. Elmore
Comedy Romance
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
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1 a Minute

Somewhere in the world, a woman dies of breast cancer every sixty-eight seconds.
Namrata Singh Gujral
Drama

Life As We Know It

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.
Josh Duhamel, Jean Smart, Ian Deitchman, Katherine Heigl, Josh Lucas, Christina Hendricks, Faizon Love, Norm Waitt
Drama Comedy Romance
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Secretariat

Based on the remarkable true story, "Secretariat" chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery--with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich)--manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.
Gordon Gray, John Malkovich, Margo Martindale, Randall Wallace, Kevin Connolly, Graham McTavish, Mark Ciardi, Mike Rich
Drama Historical
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

It's Kind of a Funny Story

In this New York City-set comedy-drama, 16-year-old Craig (Keir Gilchrist), stressed out from the demands of being a teenager, checks himself into a mental health clinic. There he learns that the youth ward is closed – and finds himself stuck in the adult ward. One of the patients, Bobby (Zach Galifianakis), soon becomes both Craig's mentor and protege. Craig is also drawn to another 16-year-old, Noelle (Emma Roberts). With a minimum five days' stay imposed on him, Craig is sustained by friendships on both the inside and the outside as he learns more about life, love, and the pressures of growing up.
Viola Davis, Emma Roberts, Lauren Graham, Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden, Zach Galifianakis, Zoe Kravitz, Aasif Mandavi
Drama Teen
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

My Soul to Take

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. Adam "Bug" Heller (Max Thieriot) was supposed to die on the bloody night his father went insane. Unaware of his dad's terrifying crimes, he has been plagued by nightmares since he was a baby. But if Bug hopes to save his friends from the monster that's returned, he must face an evil that won't rest...until it finishes the job it began the day he was born.
Iya Labunka, Denzel Whitaker, Shareeka Epps, Paulina Olszyinski, Wes Craven, Anthony Katagas, Henry Lee Hopper, Emily Meade
Thriller Suspense Horror 3D Post-3D
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Tamara Drewe

The story centers on a sexy flirtatious woman who returns to her small country village and stirs up dark passions among the locals.
Gemma Arterton, Luke Evans, Alison Owen, Moira Buffini, Roger Allam, Stephen Frears, Tracey Seaward, Dominic Cooper
Comedy

Inside Job

The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, "Inside Job" traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.
Matt Damon, Charles Ferguson, Audrey Marrs, Jeffrey Lurie
Documentary
New York
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Stone

As parole officer Jack Mabry (Robert De Niro) counts the days toward a quiet retirement, he is asked to review the case of Gerald "Stone" Creeson (Edward Norton), in prison for covering up the murder of his grandparents with a fire. Now eligible for early release, Stone needs to convince Jack he has reformed, but his attempts to influence the older man’s decision have profound and unexpected effects on them both.
Robert De Niro, John Curran, Milla Jovovich, Angus MacLachlan, Edward Norton, Frances Conroy
Drama Thriller Suspense
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Nowhere Boy

A biopic of a young John Lennon.
Sam Taylor Wood, Kevin Loader, Matt Greenhalgh, Kristin Scott Thomas, Thomas Sangster, Anne-Marie Duff, Ophelia Lovibond, Douglas Rae
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Down Terrace

The body count rises and father-and-son crime kingpins (Robert Hill, Robin Hill) try to uncover the identity of a traitor in their midst.
Ben Wheatley, Robin Hill
Comedy
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

It's a Wonderful Afterlife

A British-Asian mother's obsession to marry off her daughter leads to serial murder.
Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges
Comedy Horror

I Spit On Your Grave

A remake of the controversial 1979 horror movie, it retells the horrific tale of writer Jennifer Hills, who 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.
Steven R. Monroe, Sarah Butler, Rodney Eastman, Jeff Branson, Daniel Franzese, Chad Lindberg
Thriller Horror Remake

As Good as Dead

Fundamentalists kidnap the man they believe murdered their religious leader, but they may have the wrong person.
Cary Elwes, Andie MacDowell, Matt Dallas, Jonathan Mossek, Frank Whaley, Brian Cox
Thriller
New York
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
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Vision

The 12th-century Benedictine nun who was a Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, poet, naturalist, scientist, physician, herbalist and ecological activist.
Margarethe von Trotta, Barbara Sukowa
Drama
New York
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
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Red

Frank (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.
Helen Mirren, Robert Schwentke, Jon Hoeber, Mark Vahradian, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Erich Hoeber
Action Adventure Superhero
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Jackass 3D

Johnny Knoxville and his buddies are up to their daredevil comic antics again. And this time they’re coming at ya’ in 3D.
Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, Preston Lacy, Steve-O, Ryan Dunn
Comedy 3D Shot-In-3D Hijinks Based on TV
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Carmo, Hit the Road

A smuggler trying to sell out cheap goods in Brazil is assaulted by two bandits, but is saved by a beautiful local girl.
Murilo Pasta
Drama Adventure Romance
New York
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Hereafter

"Hereafter" tells the story of three people who are touched by death in different ways. George (Matt Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special 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.
Peter Morgan, Matt Damon, Bryce Dallas Howard, Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Jack Bence, Kathleen Kennedy, Cecile de France
Thriller Suspense

Samson and Delilah

Samson and Delilah live in an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival.
Warwick Thornton
Drama
Limited
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

N-Secure

The downfall of a successful man that leads to a series of troubled romantic relationships, betrayal and murder.
David M. Matthews
Drama

Conviction

When Betty Anne Waters' (Hilary Swank) older brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell) is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is innocent, Betty Anne puts herself through high school, college and, finally, law school in an 18 year quest to free Kenny. With the help of best friend Abra Rice (Minnie Driver), Betty Anne pours through suspicious evidence mounted by small town cop Nancy Taylor (Melissa Leo), meticulously retracing the steps that led to Kenny's arrest. Belief in her brother - and her quest for the truth - pushes Betty Anne and her team to uncover the facts and utilize DNA evidence with the hope of exonerating Kenny.
Juliette Lewis, Richard LaGravenese, Tony Goldwyn, Hilary Swank, Minnie Driver, Sam Rockwell, Peter Gallagher, Andrew Karsch
Drama Biography

The Trouble with Terkel

Meet Terkel, a miserable sixth grader constantly picked on by two merciless bullies, Nigel and Saki. So what can you do? Tease the ugly girl in class – Fat Doris! When the abuse from Terkel is too much, she throws herself out a window which makes Terkel more popular. Now dealing with popularity Terkel finds solace in booze, guns and everything American. But then life takes a turn for the weird when he receives strange death threats, unable to confide in his annoying sister or alcoholic Uncle, Terkel turns to his sexually inappropriate hippie teacher with intentionally hilarious results. Watch out as anything goes in this crazy comedy about love, family, psychos, pastries, booze and uncontrollable sixth graders in this outrageous Animated flick!
Craig Ferguson, Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen, Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Stefan Fjeldmark, Randolph Kret, Anders Matteson, Bill Baily, Heddy Burress
Adventure Comedy Animation

Carlos

The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization.
Edgar Ramirez, Olivier Assayas
Drama Thriller
New York
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

I Want Your Money

A political documentary that examines two philosophies for the roles of the federal government as examplified by Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.
Ray Griggs
Documentary

White Lion

When a white lion is miraculously born into a remote African valley, a young Shangaan named Gisani finds himself destined to protect this rare and magnificent creature at all costs.
Michael Swan, Janet van Eeden
Drama

Truth In Numbers

After viewing this film, you will never look at Wikipedia the same way. The filmmakers engagingly explore the history and cultural implications of one of the most referenced sites on the Web. A whole range of opinion is expressed about the impact of Wikipedia on the archiving of learning, from interviews with founder Jimmy Wales to commentators suspicious of the site's supposed neutrality. Evenhandedly weaving multiple perspectives about the impact of Wikipedia, the film provokes a deeper conversation on how knowledge is formed and what future generations will learn about history and the world.
Scott Glosserman, Nic Hill
Documentary
Limited
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Last Play at Shea

Focused on Billy Joel's final concert at Shea Stadium before it was demolished, with the ballpark and the New York Mets' history intertwined into the storyline.
Alec Baldwin, Nigel Sinclair, Paul Crowder, Steve Cohen, Mark Monroe
Documentary Music
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Paranormal Activity 2

A sequel the low-budget camcorder-filmed horror movie, "Paranormal Activity 2" will look to repeat the original's surprise box office success. No plot details are available.
Katie Featherston, Akiva Goldsman, Jason Blum, Steven Schneider, Tod Williams, Oren Peli, Michael R. Perry
Sequel Suspense Horror
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Boxing Gym

A documentary about Lord's Gym, an Austin Texas gym founded by a former professional boxer, and the training discipline to reach one's personal best.
Frederick Wiseman
Documentary
New York
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Inhale

A district attorney uncovers nefarious activities while on a desperate search for a doctor to save his young daughter.
Diane Kruger, Nathalie Marciano, Dermot Mulroney, Baltasar Kormakur, Michelle Chydzik Sowa, John Claflin, Rosanna Arquette, Jennifer Kelly
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Rising Stars

About a group of teenagers on the verge of making it big in music and film.
Fisher Stevens, Kyle Riabk, Daniel Millican, Barry Corbin, Catherine Mary Stewart, Graham Patrick Martin, Leon Thomas III, Jessie Payo
Drama Musical Family

Knucklehead

The film centers on a fight promoter (Mark Feuerstein) deeply in debt to his crooked rival. Desperate for a new fighter that will help him win back everything he owes, the promoter catches a break when a 450-pound church handyman (Paul "Big Show" Wight) who has spent his entire life in an orphanage agrees to wrestle on behalf of his fellow orphans.
Steve Barnett, Paul Wight, Wendie Malick, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Michael Watkins, Mike Pavone, David Calloway, Melora Hardin
Action Adventure Comedy
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Saw 3D

As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru Bobby Dagen (Sean Patrick Flanery), a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror on the world.
Mark Burg, Patrick Melton, Cary Elwes, Costas Mandylor, Kevin Greutert, Tanedra Howard, Rebecca Marshall, Gregg Hoffman
Sequel Suspense Horror 3D Post-3D
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Monsters

A US journalist agrees to escourt an American tourist through Mexico, which has been designated an "infected zone" after a NASA probe carrying an alien life sample crashed in the country.
Gareth Edwards, Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy
Drama Thriller Horror Sci-Fi

Wild Target

Bill Nighy is Victor Maynard, a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, Louisa (Eileen Atkins), despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose (Emily Blunt). He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring a young apprentice in the process, Tony (Rupert Grint). Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client (Rupert Everett).
Emily Blunt, Lucinda Coxon, Jonathan Lynn, Martin Pope, Bill Nighy, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett, Eileen Atkins
Action Comedy
New York / Los Angeles
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Walkaway

Four friends struggle to find their way through the meanders of Indian matrimony in an attempt to combine their deep-rooted tradition and modern New York life.
Shailja Gupta
Drama Comedy

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

In the final part of the Millennium Trilogy, Lisbeth Salander is hospitalized after meeting with her father. Mikael Blomqvist continues to uncover the reasons why Lisbeth has been treated harshly by the Swedish authorities.
Daniel Alfredson, Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Jonas Frykberg, Ulf Ryberg, Peter Haber
Drama Sequel Thriller Mystery Foreign

Welcome to the Rileys

Once a happily married and loving couple, Doug and Lois Riley (James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo) have grown apart since losing their teenage daughter eight years prior. Leaving his agoraphobic wife behind to go on a business trip to New Orleans, Doug meets a 17-year-old runaway (Kristen Stewart) and the two form a platonic bond. For Lois and Doug, what initially appears to be the final straw that will derail their relationship, turns out to be the inspiration they need to renew their marriage.
Ridley Scott, Kristen Stewart, Jake Scott, Ken Hixon, James Gandolfini, Tony Scott, Michael Costigan, Stephen Margolis
Drama

Eichmann

Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel as he accounts to Captain Avner Less, a young Israeli Police Officer, of his past as the architect of Hitler's plan for the final solution.
Robert Young, Snoo Wilson, Thomas Krestchmann
Drama

The Kids Grow Up

A look at father-daughter relationships, modern-day parenting, marriage and the looming empty nest.
Doug Block, Lori Cheatle
Documentary
New York
1 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Shake Hands with the Devil

General Romeo Dallaire's frustrated efforts to stop the Rwandan Genocide.
Roger Spottiswoode
Drama War

Waste Land

Follows artist Vik Muniz to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores" - or self-designated pickers of recyclable materials.
Lucy Walker, Angus Aynsley
Documentary