Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Movies-and-More: October 2008

Here's the run-down of October release dates for films, music, DVDs and books, as well as my box office predictions and newly-released movie trailers.

Predictions: 1. Eagle Eye ($16 million), 2. Blindness ($15 m), 3. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist ($13 m), 4. Beverly Hills Chihuahua ($9 m), 5. How To Lose Friends and Alienate People ($8 m)

Predictions: 1. City of Ember ($26 m), 2. Body of Lies ($17 m), 3. Quarantine ($13 m), 4. Eagle Eye ($8 m), 5. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist ($7.5 m)

Predictions: 1. Max Payne ($32 m), 2. City of Ember ($16 m), 3. Sex Drive ($12 m), 4. Body of Lies ($10 m), 5. Quarantine ($7 m)

Predictions: 1. High School Musical 3: Senior Year ($68 m), 2. Saw V ($30 m), 3. Max Payne ($17 m), 4. Pride & Glory ($12 m), 5. City of Ember ($9 m)
Predictions: 1. The Haunting of Molly Hartley ($28 m), 2. Changeling ($26 m), 3. High School Musical 3: Senior Year ($24 m), 4. Saw V ($17 m), 5. Zack and Miri Make a Porno ($13 m)
The Flyboys
Forever Strong
Humboldt County
Repo: The Genetic Opera
A Secret
The Soloist
The Spirit (Trailer #2)
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes To Jail
Walking On Dead Fish

Your Other Entertainment Needs:

October 7th
On DVD: 30 Rock: Season Two, The Happening, How I Met Your Mother: Season Three, The Simpsons: Season Eleven, Sleeping Beauty, The Visitor, You Don’t Mess With the Zohan

On CD: Aqualung, Big & Rich, Mannheim Steamroller, Tim McGraw, Sarah McLachlan, Oasis, The Pretenders, Brian Setzer, Michelle Williams, Rachel Yamagata, Elliot Yamin

In Bookstores:
John LeCarre’s A Most Wanted Man
Anne Rice’s Called Out of Darkness
Sarah Vowell’s The Wordy Shipmates

October 14th
On DVD: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Chaplin, CSI: Season Eight, The Edge of Heaven, Icons of Horror 3: Hammer Films, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Mongol, Nash Bridges: Season One, The Partidge Family: Season Three, The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything, War Inc.

On CD: Nikka Costa, Ray LaMontagne, Los Lonely Boys, Ludacris, Yo-Yo Ma, Mary Mary, Ingrid Michaelson, Lucinda Williams

In Bookstores:
Michael Connelly’s The Brass Verdict
Julia Glass’s I See You Everywhere
Gregory Maguire’s A Lion Among Men
Katherine Neville’s The Fire

October 21st
On DVD: Ben Ten Alien Force: Season One: Volume One, Criterion Collection: Kenji Mizoguchi’s Fallen, Criterion Collection: Costa-Gavras’s Missing, Dynasty: Season Three: Volume Two, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Family Guy: Volume Six, The Incredible Hulk, The Incredible Hulk: Season Five, The Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume Six, The Strangers

On CD: AC/DC, Kenny Chesney, High School Musical 3: Senior Year: O.S.T., Hank Williams Jr. III, Lee Ann Womack

In Bookstores:
Eminem’s The Way I Am
Vince Flynn’s Extreme Measures
Jonathon Kellerman’s Bones
Robert B. Parker’s Rough Weather
James Patterson’s Against Medical Advice
Anita Shreve’s Testimony: A Novel
Martha Stewart’s Cooking Class: Cooking From Home
John Updike’s Widows of Eastwick

October 28th
On DVD: The Flinstones: The Complete Series, Freaks and Geeks: Yearbook Edition, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, The L Word: Season Five, Mystery Science Theater 3000 (20th Anniversary Edition), Tinker Bell

On CD: Celtic Woman, The Cure, Celine Dion, Toby Keith, John Legend, Loreena McKennitt, Brian McKnight, Pink, Rascal Flatts, Michael W. Smith, Snow Patrol, Susan Tedeschi

In Bookstores:
Nelson DeMille’s The Gate House
Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa: Back To Basics
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen’s Influence
Stewart O’Nan’s Songs For the Missing
Patrick Taylor’s Irish Country Christmas

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