Entertainment Magazine: Film: 2011: October Upcoming Films

October 2011 upcoming US, UK and international films

These new upcoming movies are being prepared for release in October 2011 in the United States, United Kingdom (UK), Germany, Canada and India.

"Sneak previews" for some of these upcoming films are provided by the movie companies.

Read details of the development, production and filming provided by the filmmakers and producers.

Photo clips, video clips and links to the Official movie web sites are posted as they become available. Since these movie production notes are provided by the film companies to promote their upcoming new releases, the content is copyright of the respective sources and cannot be republished or distributed without permission from the production company source.

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The Help. Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, “The Help” stars Emma Stone (star of the breakout hit, “Zombieland”) as Skeeter, a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives— and a small Mississippi town— upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families.

October 7, 2011

Real Steel is an action drama about a former boxer (Hugh Jackman) who, against all odds, gets one last shot at a comeback when he teams up with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo) to build and train the perfect contender for the new high-tech sport of robot boxing. Dreamworks. PG-13. Watch movie trailer and read more about Real Steel.

October 14, 2011

The Big Year Stuart (Steve Martin), Brad (Jack Black) and Kenny (Owen Wiison) are all bird watching hobbyists and, for their own personal reasons, decide to compete in The Big Year, which is a competition to see who can spot the most birds in one twelve month period. Kenny already holds the world title but is desperate to defend it. He meets the other two when they make their first trip across country, each hoping to out-smart the others. Watch movie trailer of The Big Year.

The Thing is about paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime.  Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago.  But it is about to wake up. Universal Pictures. Watch movie trailer of The Thing.

October 21, 2011

Margin Call is set in the high stakes world of the financial industry. A gripping tale about the obscene wealth of the morally bankrupt and, although not a tell-all, it tells enough to fascinate and makes no excuses for the contemptible behavior of the bad guys who took us down a road called Armageddon. Opens in Estonia: 7 October 2011; USA: 21 October 2011; Netherlands: 10 November 2011; Hong Kong: 17 November 2011; Turkey: 18 November 2011; Portugal: 29 December 2011. Watch video and read review of Margin Call.

October 28, 2011

The Rum Diary is about the tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Paul Kemp travels to Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by a downtrodden editor. Adopting the rum-soaked lifestyle of the late ‘50s version of Hemingway’s “The Lost Generation,” Paul soon becomes entangled with a very attractive American woman, and her fiancée, a businessman involved in shady property development deals. It is within this world that Kemp ultimately discovers his true voice as a writer and integrity as a man. Film District. Watch movie triler of Rum Diary.

Johnny English Reborn stars Rowan Atkinson who returns to the role of the accidental sercret agent who doesn’t know fear or danger in the comedy spy-thriller. In his latest adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty’s Secret Service must stop a group of international assassins before the eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. Universal Pictures. Rated PG.

Puss 'n Boots, Tinseltown's most touted Tabbies and Toms traipsed the red carpet before attending a special screening of the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc (Nasdaq: DWA) October 28th release, "Puss in Boots." Headlining the event was the suave and sophisticated Spaniard himself, Antonio Banderas, who supplies the voice of the legendary hero Puss In Boots. The "felines only" unspooling on the lot of Paramount Pictures brought the crème de la crème of industry kitties before the kliegs, including such breed standards as Cat Blanchett, Don Cheetah, Leonardo di Catrio, Zach Galifurnakis, the Real Housecats of Beverly Hills, Kitty Perry, and Justin Timberlynx. "It was a purrfectly enjoyable event," one attendee was overheard saying."

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International movie releases

Abduction. There are so many disastrous scenes in this movie that it could have been made by a group of students in their first year at film school. The clichés are endless, tedious melodrama abounds and it feels more like a humorless spoof than the action thriller it's supposed to be. Opens in Sweden - 7 October 2011; Germany - 13 October 2011; Finland - 14 October 2011; Spain - 14 October 2011; Italy - 27 October 2011; Portugal - 3 November 2011. Watch movie trailer and read more about Abduction.

50/50 is a daring combination of tragedy and comedy which works for a while but then runs out of steam, becomes sentimental and, without the depth of a tear jerker, ends up in no man's land. But when it's good, it's good, and anything that is this dark and actually funny deserves a place in the annals of movie history. Opens in France: 9 November 2011. Portugal: 10 November 2011. Hungary: 1 December 2011. Sweden: 2 December 2011. UK: 6 January 2012. Netherlands: 31 January 2012. Read review and watch movie Trailer of 50/50.

Bad Teacher is Cameron Diaz who dazzles as the Bad Teacher in this otherwise barely entertaining piece that tries so hard to shock it suffers from exhaustion long before the final curtain falls.  None of the characters fully engage the audience and, with hardly a LOL moment, this film is destined for an early appearance on the DVD 'Coming Soon' list. Opens Malaysia - 20 October 2011.

Contagion is tagged as a sci-fi/action/thriller, but it plays like a mega-long montage, with film stars rushing across a plethora of plotlines, reciting endless melodrama until they finally collapse into an ungainly finale that is coated with cheese. Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) returns from a trip to Hong Kong and within days dies of a mystery virus.  Similar deaths are reported across the world and as the threat of this deadly disease spreads governments set up an international team of doctors who try to deal with the impending catastrophe. Opens in Hungary: 13 October 2011; Portugal: 13 October 2011; Russia: 13 October 2011; Spain: 14 October 2011; Netherlands: 20 October 2011; Finland: 21 October 2011; Ireland: 21 October 2011; Poland: 21 October 2011; Sweden: 21 October 2011; UK: 21 October 2011; Brazil: 28 October 2011; Norway: 28 October 2011; Paraguay: 28 October 2011; Belgium: 9 November 2011; France: 9 November 2011; Australia: 3 December 2011; Germany: 24 December 2011.

Drive, Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can’t help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac). Opens in France: 5 October 2011. Finland: 7 October 2011. Norway: 21 October 2011. Australia: 27 October 2011. Russia: 3 November 2011. Sweden: 18 November 2011. Germany: 29 December 2011. Watch movie trailer and read review of Drive.

Midnight in Paris. This is yet another Woody Allen film with a lead character who is a writer struggling to write.  It's a lot better than anything he's produced for years, but there's none of the old genius in sight and no sign of the enigmatic characters he now seems unable to create. The Brits were the first to open their cheque books to Woody Allen, but now it appears his films can't even get released there. Open in Sweden - 2 September 2011, Italy - 2 December 2011.

Super 8 Joe's  mother has just died in an accident at work and his father, (Kyle Chandler) who is Deputy Sheriff of their Ohio town, is struggling to take care of his son on his own.   Joe (Joel Courtney) and five of his friends, one of whom is a girl called Alice, (Elle Fanning) are making a film about zombies and while they are shooting late one night they witness a train being derailed intentionally by a car.   After this people and pets in the town go missing, objects mysteriously move and the army descends on the town, intent on evacuating the inhabitants who demand answers from the battle-weary Deputy. Now playing internationally.

WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER? is an uninspiring romantic comedy plods from one superficial moment to the next, telling us nothing we haven't been told before and showing us nothing we haven't seen. The concept is weak, the humor banal and the leading lady fails to distract us from the flawed execution of this unlikely tale. Opens in France - 5 October 2011; Hong Kong - 6 October 2011; Malaysia - 13 October 2011; Singapore - 13 October 2011; Italy - 14 October 2011; Brazil - 21 October 2011; Norway - 21 October 2011; Portugal - 27 October 2011; Finland - 28 October 2011; Hungary - 10 November 2011; Lithuania - 11 November 2011. Watch movie trailer for What's Your Number?

Zookeeper stars Kevin James and Rosario Dawson where Dr. Doolittle meets Cyrano de Bergerac in this comedy romance. Opened in September worldwide.

ANOTHER EARTH - En Route in a Tardis This film has an intriguing sci-fi premise about a duplicate earth but, unfortunately, it gets relegated to the realm of sub-plot and the focus is placed on a tedious romance that is a poor substitute for the extra-terrestrial adventure we could have enjoyed. Opens in Finland: 23 September 2011; UK 7 October 2011. France: 12 October 2011. Russia: 13 October 2011. Germany: 1 December 2011.

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