Five Films To See In October

So it’s already October and Oscar season is upon us. At least three of the five films listed below have some serious Oscar potential and last month we saw The Town and Wall Street 2, another two potential Oscar contenders. This month we get a ton of interesting movies. Our top five picks include films about accidental billionaires, another comic book adaptation, some outrageous stunts, vampires and an emotional true story. Check out our five films to see in October.

#1) The Social Network – October 1st – Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake. Check out our reviews here, here and here.

The fact that it’s the new David Fincher film should be enough to get you into theatres for this one. Fincher’s new film focuses on Mark Zuckerberg and the story behind the creation of Facebook. Zuckerberg, the man responsible for Facebook, will be played by the talented Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland, Adventureland).

Early reviews have been calling the film one of the year’s best and the hype and buzz surrounding it is incredible. Fincher isn’t a man who makes bad films and directing off some fantastic source material (Ben Mezrich’s book, The Accidental Billionaires), I simply don’t see how this film could be anything less than incredible.

#2) Jackass 3-D – October 15th – Starring Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and Bam Margera. Check out our review here.

Who doesn’t love the shenanigans of Johnny Knoxville and company? The Jackass crew is back and this time they’re hitting the screen in 3-D. The outrageous nature of the Jackass series is going to be more ‘in your face’ than ever. As always you can expect over the top stunts, gross out humor, crazy pranks and shocking antics.

The Jackass movies are never not fun and despite the depravity and revolting nature of the films, you simply can’t help but to be entertained. Jackass 2 was better than Jackass 1 and the third entry in the series promises to be the best one yet. If you think you’ve seen everything, just wait until you see Jackass 3-D.

#3) Red – October 15th – Starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman. Check out our reviews here and here.

Red has an interesting cast behind it. Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman take the lead roles in this film based on the graphic novel of the same name. Also on board are Richard Dreyfuss, Mary-Louise Parker, Julian McMahon and Karl Urban.

It’s a superb cast and judging by the trailers, it looks like a fun mix between Wanted and Lucky Number Slevin. Expect Red to be an entertaining action-comedy with a very solid cast.

#4) Conviction – October 15th – Starring Sam Rockwell and Hilary Swank. Check out our review here.

In Conviction, Hilary Swank plays a single mother who spends almost two decades trying to put herself through law school so she can help free her brother (Sam Rockwell) who was wrongfully convicted for murder.

The film is based on a true story and you can be sure to expect an inspirational and riveting tale. Conviction could be a serious contender at this year’s Oscars and perhaps it will be the film that earns Sam Rockwell his much deserved Academy Award.

#5) Let Me In – October 1st – Starring Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Check out our reviews here.

A remake of the very well received Swedish film, Let The Right One In, Let Me In has all the makings of a fantastic film. The cast is very strong, it includes Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins and Kodi Smit-McPhee and behind the camera is another talented individual in Matt Reeves (Cloverfield).

Early reviews have been favorable and anyone who saw Kick-Ass knows what a gem Moretz is. If Let Me In follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, it could turn out to be one of the best fall films. Expect a haunting, powerful and effective thriller. Move over Twilight, we now have a new standard for vampire films.

What are you looking forward to seeing this month?