Fall Movie Preview

October

August 28, 2009

Oct. 2

A Serious Man: (Focus Features) A Midwestern college professor watches his life unravel because his inept brother won't move out of the house. With Adam Arkin and Michael Stuhlbarg. Directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen.

Capitalism: A Love Story: (Overture Films) Director Michael Moore offers his take on the global financial crisis and the U.S. economy during the final months of 2008.

The Invention of Lying: (Warner Bros.) In a world without lying, a writer starts fibbing for personal gain. With Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner. Directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson.

Whip It: (Fox Searchlight) Stranded in Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds solace in a local roller derby league. With Ellen Page and Kristen Wiig. Directed by Drew Barrymore.

Zombieland: (Columbia Pictures) A mismatched pair of survivors find friendship and redemption in a world overrun by zombies. With Woody Harrelson.

Oct. 9

Couple's Retreat: (Universal Pictures) Four couples settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation, only to discover that the resort's therapy sessions are mandatory. With Vince Vaughn and Kristen Bell.

Oct. 16

Law Abiding Citizen: (Overture Films) An ordinary man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets his family's killers free. With Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx.

The Road: (Weinstein Co.) Viggo Mortensen stars in this adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning post-apocalyptic novel. With Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce.

The Stepfather : (Screen Gems) A son suspects his mother's new love has a dark side. With Penn Badgley, Sela Ward and Dylan Walsh.

Oct. 23

Amelia : (Fox Searchlight) Hilary Swank stars in this bio of legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart. With Richard Gere and Ewan McGregor.

Astroboy : (Summit Entertainment) Freddie Highmore is a young robot who must use his superpowers to save everything he cares about and to understand what it takes to be a hero. With Nicolas Cage and Kristen Bell.

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant: (Universal Pictures) A boy unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between warring vampires. With John C. Reilly.

Saw VI: (Lionsgate) The FBI closes in on the latest Jigsaw killer, Detective Hoffman. With Costas Mandylor.

Oct. 28

Michael Jackson's This Is It: (Columbia Pictures) A documentary chronicles the pop star's final months as he prepares for a series of concerts in London. Directed by Kenny Ortega.

Oct 30

Gentlemen Broncos: (Fox Searchlight) A home-schooled loner pens his first story, only to be ripped off by a legendary fantasy novelist and small-town filmmaker who adapt the story into a disastrous movie. With Michael Angarano and Sam Rockwell.

New York, I Love You: (Vivendi Entertainment) A collaboration from several filmmakers weaves tales of love and encounters that unfold beneath the Manhattan skyline. With Orlando Bloom, James Caan, and Shia LaBeouf.

Youth In Revolt: (Weinstein Co.) While his trailer-trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, a 14-year-old boy sets his sights on his dream girl, hoping that she'll be the one to take away his virginity. With Michael Cera and Zach Galifianakis.

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