October movies

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LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWL OF GA’HOOLE Based on the beloved books by Kathryn Lasky. The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father’s favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd’s jealousy has terrible consequences, causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Rated PG. www.LegendoftheGuardians.com

WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS Emerging from a lengthy prison stint, Gordon Gekko finds himself on the outside of a world he once dominated. Looking to repair his damaged relationship with his daughter Winnie, Gekko forms an alliance with her fiancé Jacob. But can Jacob and Winnie really trust the ex-financial titan, whose relentless efforts to redefine himself in a different era have had unexpected consequences? Starring: Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Frank Langella, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin, Susan Sarandon, Charlie Sheen. Rated PG-13. www.WallStreetMoneyNeverSleeps.com

YOU AGAIN Successful PR pro Marni (Kristen Bell) heads home for her older brother’s (Jimmy Wolk) wedding and discovers that he’s marrying her high school arch nemesis (Odette Yustman), who’s conveniently forgotten their problematic past. Then the bride’s jet-setting aunt (Sigourney Weaver) bursts in and Marni’s not-so-jet-setting mom (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes face to face with her own high school rival. The claws come out and old wounds are opened in this crazy comedy that proves that not all rivalries are forever. Rated PG. www.youagain-themovie.com.
October 1
LET ME IN This terrifying tale is about an alienated 12-year old boy named Owen who is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby, an eerily self-possessed young girl who emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond. Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas, Cara Buono and Sasha Barrese. Rated R. www.HelpMe.net

THE SOCIAL NETWORK On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg 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 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: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Joe Mazzello and Rashida Jones. Rated PG-13. www. 500MillionFriends.com

October 8
LIFE AS WE KNOW IT Holly Berenson is an up-and-coming caterer and Eric Messer 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. Starring: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas, Christina Hendricks and Hayes MacArthur. Rated PG-13. www. LifeAsWeKnowItmovie.com

MY SOUL TO TAKE Wes Craven brings audiences his latest suspense thriller. 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. Starring: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Emily Meade, Nick Lashaway, Denzel Whitaker, Shareeka Epps, Paulina Olszyinski and Raul Esparza. Rated R. www.IAmRogue.com/MySoultoTake

SECRETARIAT Based on the remarkable true story, this film chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery 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- 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. Starring: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh, Scott Glenn, Dylan Baker, Margo Martindale, Nelsan Ellis, Otto Thorwarth, Fred Thompson, AJ Michalka, Kevin Connolly, Eric Lange and James Cromwell. Rated PG. www.Disney.com/Secretariat

STONE Robert De Niro and Edward Norton are a seasoned corrections official and a scheming inmate whose lives become dangerously intertwined. As parole officer Jack Mabry counts the days toward a quiet retirement, he is asked to review the case of Gerald “Stone” Creeson, 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. Rated R. www.StoneMovie.com

October 15
CONVICTION When Betty Anne Waters’ older brother Kenny 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. 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. Starring: Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. Rated R. www.FoxSearchlight.com/Conviction

JACKASS 3D In this 3D sequel the Jackass crew invades Knob Lick, Kentucky; Mianus, Connecticut; Fukang, China; Buttzville, New Jersey and Gayville, South Dakota. Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn, Steve-O, Jason “Wee Man” Acuña, Chris Pontius, Preston Lacy, Dave England, Ehren McGhehey. Rated R. www.jackassmovie.com

RED Based on the cult D.C. Comics graphic novel Frank, Joe, Marvin and Victoria 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. Starring: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren. Rated PG13. www.Red-TheMovie.com

October 22
HEREAFTER The film follows three people who are touched by death in different ways. George is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie, 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. Starring: Matt Damon, Cecile De France and Jay Mohr. Rated PG-13. www. Hereafter-themovie.com

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 The ghostly spooks are back and trying to catch them on film is as challenging as catching them with a fishnet. Rated R. www. Paranormalmovie.com

October 29
SAW 3D “There’s something miraculous about creating a final chapter to the Saw chronology that not only gives the core fans everything they want and deserve, but also serves as a perfect introduction to audiences who are new to the series,” says director Kevin Greutert of the last installment in the series. “I’m proud to have been part of Jigsaw’s world from start to finish.” Rated R. www.saw3dmovie.com