Weekly US film releases: 'The Social Network' and a pair of horror films
Wednesday 29 September 2010
Opening October 1,
The Social Network, is receiving rave reviews, being called "brilliant," "monumental," "movie of the year." The much-anticipated film opening the New York Film Festival is joined this weekend by early Halloween horror offerings, the vampire thriller
Let Me In, and a demon tale,
The Social Network
The story of the founding of Facebook, from its launch in 2004 on the Harvard campus to the ensuing battles with friends and foes over ownership. Stars Jesse Eisenberg ( Adventureland) as Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew Garfield (the upcoming Spider-Man) and singer Justin Timberlake ( Shrek the Third). It is directed by David Fincher ( The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and the upcoming American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and written by Aaron Sorkin ( The West Wing, Charlie Wilson's War), based on Ben Mezrich's book The Accidental Billionaires.
Let Me In
This thriller follows the relationship of a boy with a new girl in the neighborhood who reveals she is a vampire. Stars Chloe Moretz (
Kick-Ass), Kodi Smit-McPhee (the boy in The Road) and Richard Jenkins (
Eat Pray Love, Burn After Reading). Directed and written by Matt Reeves (
Starring Renee Zellwegger ( Bridget Jones, Leatherheads), Ian McShane ( Pirates of the Caribbean: Stranger Tides) and Bradley Cooper ( The Hangover), this horror tale focuses on a young girl rescued from abusive parents but who may not be so innocent after all.
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