Movies of the Moment: October 2008

October is traditionally filled with horror films and the last batch of early fall popcorn flicks before the Oscar contenders start coming out in November. Here is what I have an eye one.

Feature Film October 2008
RocknRolla – October 8
This looks to be the best Guy Ritchie film since Snatch and I am definitely excited about this action/comedy.

Other Picks for the Month
W. – October 17
Oliver Stone’s biopic on George W. Bush is worth seeing just to see how much Stone bashes the guy.

Passchendaele – October 17
This Canadian World War I film opened this year’s Toronto Film Festival and it seems to be a must-see film.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno – October 31
This is noted for being Kevin Smith’s first R-rated comedy not to feature any of his recurring characters, such as Jay and Silent Bob. However, Seth Rogen in the leading role will definitely make up for that.

May Check Out
Blindness – October 3
It has a premise that reminds us of Children of Men and it is also a Canadian co-production. However, I don’t know if I have the time or money to see it.

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People – October 3
I like Simon Pegg, but this seems a little too mainstream.

Quarantine – October 10
The latest entry in the growing category of “docuhorror” films looks intriguing. However, after my experience with Cloverfield, I’m not sure if I could stomach another such film in theatres.

Max Payne – October 17
I’m a fan of the video game, but I’m not sure if the film will be able to recreate it’s essence. It’s worth a watch though.

Already Saw, but recommending
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Flash of Genius – October 3
See today’s This Weekend in Movies post

Not Interested
High School Musical 3: Senior Year – October 24
All I have to say is that if this opens higher than Saw V in one of the traditional halloween weekends, I can say the world that we know it has ended.

And that’s the picks for October.