It is the question us movie geeks ask ourselves every weekend. So I decided to give you a run down of what will be coming to a theater near you the weekend of October 3rd. There are 10 movies coming out this weekend. Some wide release some limited. In no particular order here they are.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Cast: Piper Perabo, Jamie Lee Curtis, Drew Barrymore
While on vacation in Mexico, Chloe, a ritzy Beverly Hills chihuahua, finds herself lost and in need of assistance in order to get back home.
The kids are going to want to see this movie. My 3 year old has been counting down the days. I may have to bite the bullet on this and see as much as I don't want to. I'm just happy she likes going to the movies.
Nick and Noarh's Infinite Play List
Cast: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Alexis Dziena
It's been three weeks, two days, and 23 hours since Tris broke up with Nick. And now here she is at his gig, with a new guy. How could she have moved on so fast? Nick, in a desperate attempt to show her he's moved on too, turns to the girl next to him and asks her to be his five-minute girlfriend. This begins the night of Nick, Norah and Manhattan. The night of stripping nuns, hotel ice rooms, Russian food, psychotic ex-boyfriends and lovingly trashy ex-girlfriends. It's the night of Julio and Salvatore. The night of holding hands and writing songs and singing in the rain. It's a night they'll never forget.
This is one that I really want to see. I plan on taking my wife out to this movie on Friday night. I love these types of movies that follow the characters through a one night adventure. It looks like it will be a lot of fun.
Cast: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Danny Glover
A doctor's wife becomes the only person with the ability to see in a town where everyone is struck with a mysterious case of sudden blindness. She feigns illness in order to take care of her husband as her surrounding community breaks down into chaos and disorder. Based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago.
This movie looks interesting and I want to see it, but it is one I will most likely see when it comes out on DVD. I just don't think I will get around to seeing it in the theaters.
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
Cast: Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Danny Huston, Megan Fox
Sidney Young is a disillusioned intellectual who both adores and despises the world of celebrity, fame and glamour. His alternative magazine, Post Modern Review, pokes fun at the media obsessed stars and bucks trends, and so when Young is offered a job at the diametrically opposed conservative New York based Sharps magazine its something of a shock! It seems Sharps editor Clayton Harding is amused by Young's disruption of a post-BAFTA party with a pig posing as Babe. Thus begins Sidney's descent into success - his gradual move from derided outsider to confidante of starlet Sophie Maes - and a love affair with colleague Alison Olsen, that will either make him or break him.
Simon Pegg is freakin funny so I am going to make a strong effort to see this movie sometime in the next week. It looks really funny.
An American Carol
Cast: Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Leslie Nielsen
An anti-American filmmaker who's out to abolish the July Fourth holiday is visited by three ghosts who try to change his perception of the country.
Not interested at all.
Flash of Genius
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney
Based on the true story of college professor and part-time inventor Robert Kearns' (Greg Kinnear) long battle with the U.S. automobile industry, Flash of Genius tells the tale of one man whose fight to receive recognition for his ingenuity would come at a heavy price. But this determined engineer refused to be silenced, and he took on the corporate titans in a battle that nobody thought he could win. The Kearns were a typical 1960s Detroit family, trying to live their version of the American Dream. Local university professor Bob married teacher Phyllis (Lauren Graham) and, by their mid-thirties, had six kids who brought them a hectic but satisfying Midwestern existence. When Bob invents a device that would eventually be used by every car in the world, the Kearns think they have struck gold. But their aspirations are dashed after the auto giants who embraced Bob's creation unceremoniously shunned the man who invented it. Ignored, threatened and then buried in years of litigation, Bob is haunted by what was done to his family and their future. He becomes a man obsessed with justice and the conviction that his life's work-or for that matter, anyone's work-be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. And while paying the toll for refusing to compromise his dignity, this everyday David will try the unthinkable: to bring Goliath to his knees.
Another movie that looks great and I want to see it but it may have to wait until it comes out on DVD.
Cast: Bill Maher
Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.
Not Interested at all.
Rachel Getter Married
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin
"Rachel Getting Married" is a contemporary "drama with an aggressive sense of humor" about the return of an estranged daughter to the family home for her sister's wedding. Kym's (Hathaway) reemergence throws a wrench into the family dynamics, forcing long-simmering tensions to surface in ways both hilarious and heartbreaking. "Rachel Getting Married" paints a colorful, nuanced family portrait and is filled with the rich characters that have always been a hallmark of Jonathan Demme's films.
This looks like a movie for the ladies. I'm out.
Cast: Micheal J. Smith Sr., JimMyron Ross, Tarra Riggs
A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. An act of violence thrusts them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway store owner, awakening the fury of a bitter and longstanding conflict.
It looks like it could be a very good film. It is getting a limited release so it will have to wait.
Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan, Minissha Lamba
Sanjay Dutt plays a father whose daughter is kidnapped. The film follows his struggle to get her back.
I don't know much about this movie but it is also getting a limited release.
So there ya have folks. This is what the movie industry has to offer us this week. Some of them look pretty good some of them look like they suck. Everyone has their different tastes in film and it looks like there is a little something for everyone. No mater what you see this weekend remember to enjoy your time at the movie!