What New Movies Come Out Friday, October 3rd?

by Jason of New Movie Friday on October 2, 2008

in New Movies This Friday

Okay, it’s time to get back to keeping this site up-to-date. There are 10 movies starting this week, with six opening everywhere and four more in limited release.

Opening Nationwide on Friday, October 3rd:

Movie: An American Carol (PG-13)
Starring: Kevin Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Trace Adkins, Geoffrey Arend, Robert Davi, Leslie Nielsen, Dennis Hopper & James Woods
Genre: Action Thriller
Synopsis: A Hollywood filmmaker who makes anti-American movies is on a crusade to get rid of the Fourth of July holiday. While doing so, he gets visited by three ghosts that take him on a trip to try and show him what America is really all about.
First Thoughts: Really used to like spoofs, but as of late they haven’t been very good. Also, this has a runtime of 83 minutes, which always make me pause.

Movie: Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG)
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Andy Garcia, George Lopez, Piper Perabo & Jamie Lee Curtis
Genre: Adventure Family Comedy
Synopsis: A pampered Chihuahua gets lost in Mexico and another Chihuahua that loves her takes off in search of her.
First Thoughts: It’s talking dogs, so the little kids might find it funny.

Movie: Blindness (R)
Starring: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Yusuke Iseya & Yoshino Kimura
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Synopsis: A plague of blindness is devastating a city all of a sudden. They are quarantined, but a band of the people afflicted get together and try to overcome these conditions.
First Thoughts: This one sounds interesting, but probably not going to be my selection this week.

Movie: Flash of Genius (PG-13)
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney, Jake Abel & Daniel Roebuck
Genre: Biographical Drama
Synopsis: A family in the 1960s is living the American dream. Then one day the guy invents a device that could be used in every automobile to be produced. They think they have hit the jackpot. The big automakers start using the device, but they disavow the inventor. He tries to fight it and gets buried in litigation and is threatened. He won’t stand for it and keeps fighting for justice and for others like him. He refuses to back down or to compromise.
First Thoughts: This one sounds really good and I have always liked Lauren Graham (TV’s Gilmore Girls).

Movie: How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (R)
Starring: Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Danny Huston, Gillian Anderson & Megan Fox
Genre: Comedy
Synopsis: A big New York magazine hires a smalltime British celebrity journalist. He gets to enter high society as part of his job. He gets into all kinds of outrageous incidents. To keep his job, he needs to be more impressive and charming, but he totally annoys his colleagues and bumbles his way through events. Somehow, he catches the eye of a sexy young starlet and begins a friendship with a fellow writer. These two things may end up saving his career.
First Thoughts: Simon Pegg makes me laugh, but this looks stupid.

Movie: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (PG-13)
Starring: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Alexis Dziena, Ari Graynor, Aaron Yoo & Jay Baruchel
Genre: Comedy
Synopsis: A guy that frequents the indie rock scene, who has a broken heart and doesn’t play the bass that well, and a woman who is questioning everything she has always believed meet one night. They seem to have a very similar tastes in music, but little else, yet they set out together to find a secret show of a legendary rock band and while doing so, end up having what might be a great first date that leads to much change in their lives.
First Thoughts: I’m in the mood for a comedy this week and the other two look pretty bad, so this looks like the movie I am going to see tomorrow.

Movies in Limited Release:

  • Ballast – Psychological drama about a single mother in rural Mississippi and her fight to support her family.
  • Kidnap – Foreign language thriller.
  • Rachel Getting Married – Anne Hathaway (Get Smart) stars in this comedy as the sister of the bride, who is a woman that has always had tough times in her life.
  • Religulous – Bill Maher’s comedy dealing with the topic of religion.

For New Movie Friday there are seven new movies to choose from this week. They are An American Carol, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Blindness, Flash of Genius, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and Religulous. What new movie looks good to you this week?

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