Adam Scott stars in this comedy as Carter, the titular “Adult Children of Divorce.” His younger brother (Clark Duke) gets engaged and Carter is forced to reunite his wildly neurotic parents (Catherine O’Hara and Richard Jenkins) as well as his father’s new young spouse (Amy Poehler). Jane Lynch has a role as Carter’s therapist, who used him as part of a study on the effects of divorce on children. He begins to question whether his life is really as together as he thought and how much of an effect his parents’ divorce has had on his life. The cast is a trove of comedic talent, and the story seems fresh and relatable. Set to be released October 4.
This is the sequel to the Grindhouse-trailer-that-could, Machete. Danny Trejo stars as the titular invincible and inconceivably violent ex-federal agent, who’s called in by the President of the USA (Charlie Sheen) to kick some ass. The plot is something about an arms dealer and a revolutionary madman but the real point here is Machete is going to kill a lot of people, there will be a lot of babes (Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Lady Gaga) and sexualized violence. You know what you’re in for. October 11.
Whether you’re grinding your teeth in anticipation or dread, horror fans have been waiting for Kimberley Pierce’s adaptation of Carrie, starring Chloe Grace Moretz as the telekinetic teenager. The formidable Julianne Moore stars as her sheltering, abusive and religious mother. This is the perfect movie for October and it hits theatres on the 18th.
The Cinematheque has a few great classic movies lined up for October – just in time for Halloween. Check thecinematheque.ca for info as there are multiple showtimes.
This classic German Expressionist horror film stars Max Schreck as Count Orlock, a thinly-veiled counterpart to Dracula. The film itself is an unauthorized adaptation of Dracula, with minor details changed and many of the scenes have become iconic, especially the one where Count Orlock climbs the stairs and his shadow is projected onto a wall. This is a must-see on the big screen for film buffs.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Classic comic duo Abbott and Costello encounter mayhem in the forms of Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster while working at a wax museum. Hijinks and slapstick follow as the duo are pursued by two of Universal Studio’s most famous monsters.
By Carly Smith