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October Monthly Movie Preview: 'The Social Network' to 'Saw VII 3D'

Monthly Movie Preview – October 2010 It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas, but you get the point. October is the one month every year where anything scary goes, and often it does. Now as a horror fan, I say this fondly, but if you can't stand anything scary, well, you may as well stop reading now...

That's not entirely true. October has a few side projects. A couple rom coms here and there and some other comedies, but not much else. Nope, from here on out it's pretty much smooth sailing for horror fans. That doesn't mean all of them are going to be gems, but a little stupid fun now and then isn't such a bad thing, right? Besides, tis the season! Okay, but seriously, I swear I'll stop with the Christmas expressions. Take a look below at what October has to offer!

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October 1

Movie of the Week

The Social Network

The Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Rooney Mara, Justin Timberlake The Plot: This flick follows Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg's creation of the social networking website. The Social Network details the ins and outs of the biz as Zuckerberg and his team rise to fame. The Buzz: Remember that kid from Zombieland? Yeah, he does other movies too! Well, he always has, but Eisenberg made quite a name for himself in the zombie comedy last year and his winning streak continues with Fincher's latest. It's already got a lot of positive buzz surrounding it, particularly as an Oscar hopeful. Still, for me, I gotta say, it's all about The West Wing. Even though it's been off the air for years now, it's about time Sorkin got back to his old tricks. Sure, there was Charlie Wilson's War but I don't like to think about that. Needless to say, The Social Network is just one of the flicks that makes this October great.

The Others:

Case 39 - Renee Zellwegger, Bradley Cooper, Ian McShane Let Me In - Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Richard Jenkins

October 8

Movie of the Week

My Soul to Take

The Stars: Max Thieriot, Frank Grillo, Emily Meade The Plot: A serial killer is tracking down and killing all those who share his birthday from beyond the grave. Or is there something more mysterious at work here? The Buzz: I've heard virtually nothing except that it's Wes Craven's first R-rated movie in a long time. Is this a good thing? Eh, who knows. Let's be real, I'm not expecting much from this one, but in the spirit of Halloween, I'm looking forward to the return of legendary horror director, Wes Craven. Besides, you just know that Craven is going to milk that 3D for all of its gimmick-y goodness. Not a great one, but I'm expecting a fun one at least.

The Others:

Life As We Know It - Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Christina Hendricks Secretariat - Diane Lane, Dylan Walsh, John Malkovich

Jackass 3-D

The Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera The Plot: Um... the whole Jackass gang gets together and does some more stupid stuff for cheap laughs. Is there anything I missed? The Buzz: There's not so much "buzz" about this as there is childish enjoyment. When other people do stupid stuff, does it make me laugh? Hell yes! Should I laugh? Probably not, but what can I say? It's the simple things. Besides, as sad as it may be to say, I have more hope for this one than I do Red.

The Others:

Red - Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker

October 22

Movie of the Week

Paranormal Activity 2

The Stars: Katie Featherston The Plot: I'm going to go ahead and guess that there's more paranormal stuff, but not so much activity, sort of like the first one. Details about this one are pretty much being kept under wraps so that's my best guess. The Buzz: This one's for fans of the first one. Sadly, I do not fall into that category. Why did I make it the movie of the week? Well, because Paramount had the good sense to scare almost everyone else off (shameful pun intended) of an October 22nd release date. Unfortunately for me, this boils it down to Paranormal Activity 2 and Hereafter. I may be in the minority (strike that, I know I am), but I'll pick "cheap scares" over "bored to death" any day of the week.

The Others:

Hereafter - Matt Damon, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jennifer Lewis

October 29

Movie of the Week

Saw 3D

The Stars: Tobin Bell, Cary Elwes, Costas Mandaylor The Plot: The final movie in the Saw franchise finds a group of Jigsaw survivors trying to rebuild their lives after the traumatic experience. What they don't know is that Jigsaw may not be done with them yet. The Buzz: Gratuitous violence? Check! Flimsy plot? Check! Long overdue finale to a seemingly never-ending franchise? Check! It looks like Saw 3D has got it all! Honestly though, I've been on board with the franchise all along the way. Sure, I didn't go out and see them in theaters, but I've made my way through them all at one point or another. So why should this one be any different? Besides, after Jigsaw took on the health care initiative in Saw VI I want to see what else he's got up his sleeves.

The Others:

The Company Men - Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones

The Social Network

Jake's Takes: 'The Social Network' interviews with Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer and Aaron Sorkin