10. Jackass 3D
We know this seems like one of our less intelligent choices. Regardless how immature, Jackass is pure hilarity. In fact, during The Expendables, a trailer for the Jackass 3D was shown my packed crowded theater, and for the entire two minutes, there was always someone laughing. But to take the disgusting, and vulgarity, that is synonymous with the franchise and to put it in 3D? It will not surprise me if this movie follows it's predecessors and claims the #1 spot at the weekend box office on October 15th.
9. Paranormal Activity 2
Like it or not, you must admit that last year's indie film that could, Paranormal Activity, blew some fresh air into the horror genre. While not perfect, it was every bit as thrilling and chilling than most horror movies in the past few years. In fact, that's why we gave it a great review. One year later, through many director problems, the trailer of Paranormal Activity 2 was shown right before Twilight: Eclipse, scaring many young girls in the process. Little is known about the plot of PA2. If it's even better then last year's go around, consider this a new franchise. PA2 creeps it's way into cinemas on October 22nd.
8. Let Me In
Speaking of chills, Let Me In may be set to be the scariest movie this year. Adapted from last year's German horror 'Let The Right One In', LMI stars Hit-Girl, and new It-Girl, Chloe Moretz as a vampire who must struggle to survive after her guardian leaves her, and also about her friendship with a young boy next door who is constantly bullied. Along with Director Matt Reeves of Cloverfield, this movie has been highly anticipated since it's beginning. Hopefully, it will not disappoint when it hits October 1st.
7. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
20 years after the original Wall Street had everyone quoting Gordon Gecko's "Money is Good" speech, Oliver Stone returns with Michael Douglas as the tycoon turned criminal, trying to warn Wall Street about the crisis that is yet to come in 2008. Also, he tries to repair his relationship with his daughter (Carey Mulligan) who is set to marry Jacob (Shia LaBeouf), a trader, who Gordon takes under his wing. Featuring James Brolin, Frank Langella, and even a cameo from Bud Fox himself, Charlie Sheen, Wall Street has been talked about and praised since January. After some release date setbacks, Wall Street 2 will finally see the light of day September 22nd.
Since it's premiere at Sundance, the hype for Buried has been ever growing. It's a one man thriller starring Ryan Reynolds, who gets trapped underground with only a cellphone, a knife, and a lighter, and begins to remember how he got into this predicament. It is said that this little independent movie is very Hitchcock-esque, and will captivate you, and keep you on the edge of your seat. While it is premiering in limited theaters on September 22nd, it will see a wide release October 8th. Consider us excited.
5. Black Swan
Coming December 1st, Darren Aronofsky follows up his heavily Oscar nominated film 'The Wrestler' with Black Swan, which is a psychological thriller starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, and Winona Ryder all as ballerinas performing Swan Lake, which eventually leads to the ballerinas exploring different sides of their selves after their roles are cast. Many critics are saying that Swan will divide people, and is a "love it or hate it" movie. Regardless, it is in the prime for Oscar season, and may just be in the top ten Best Picture category by the time the awards roll around.
4. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part I
Two weeks before Black Swan, on November 19th, begins Harry Potter's Swan Song itself. The final film is being divided into a two part, roughly five hour, epic. After 9 years, and $5 billion world wide, the movie series that took a generation by storm will begin it's end. The trailer looks absolutely phenomenal, and true proof that every HP movie has gotten better with age. HP has the fanbase but also the film quality to back it up, and the final two movies shall be no exception.
3. Due Date
Meet Todd Phillips follow up to The Hangover, and the breather between The Hangover 2. Robert Downey Jr. plays an expectant father who must travel cross country with an aspiring actor (Zach Galifinakis) in order to get to the birth of his child in time. Also starring, Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Alan Arkin, and even Danny McBride, this synopsis just doesn't do the film justice. The trailer makes the film look like another hilarious outing from Phillips' camp, and proof that we have some comedic gold still left in 2010. Due Date is scheduled to arrive November 5th.
2. The Social Network
From the director of Fight Club, Panic Room, and Zodiac, comes what looks to be a fantastic, gripping, true story about the invention of Facebook. Based on the book "The Accidental Billionaires", the film follows Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) and Eduaro Saverin (Andrew Garfield) and their creation of Facebook, their lawsuit claiming Facebook was stolen, and the eventual issues that followed between the two. Also starring Brenda Song, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara, and Rashida Jones, The Social Network is another one of those possible Oscar films. The film looks interesting enough, not to mention the trailer is beautifully well done, with a haunting version of Radiohead's Creep. Log off your Facebook profile in time to catch this movie on October 1st.
1. Tron: Legacy
Consider us nerds, but we're very glad to have this movie at the number one spot. This is a film that a large amount of people have been waiting for years to see. There is a 25 year gap inbetween the original Tron and Tron: Legacy. What's amazing is that still two of the original movie's main stars, Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner, return to star in the sequel. The film revolves around Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) 27 year old son of Kevin Flynn (Bridges), goes in search of his father who has been MIA for 20 years. As Sam looks, he gets sucked into the same program that his father was years ago. Except this isn't the same digital frontier we last saw. Kevin Flynn has worked on the landscape for years, and is seen as "the creator". Also staring Michael Sheen as a club owner in the cyber world, and Olivia Wilde as Kevin Flynn's righthand girl in the new system, Sam must find his dad before CLU, his father's old original hacking program and main villain, can destroy either Sam, his father, or the entire digital world. Why this tops our list is pretty clear: the new Tron movie, available in 3D, will be a CGI Spectacle that looks not only adventurous and action packed, but will fill the hole that has left fans aching for more for almost three decades. In fact, there is said to already be at least two more sequels planned following Legacy. Set to come out December 17th, Tron: Legacy is simply a movie everyone will be talking about, and will be either an epic box office success (see Inception) or failure (see Scott Pilgrim vs. The World).