Fall movie season preview

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By Jason Ho / Staff Writer

By Jason Ho / Staff Writer

The season of fall is the season to be thankful, because of the awesome movies that are set to be released.


Here is a select few of the most-talked about movies for the remainder of 2010.


“Resident Evil: Afterlife” is the fourth installment of the “Resident Evil” film saga. In the newest film, opening Sept. 10, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is roaming the world for the remaining survivors of the T-Virus outbreak. She reaches what was once Los Angeles, and because of the outbreak, the city is now in ruins and infested with hungry blood-thirsty zombies. She teams up with survivors to save a group of people held-up in a prison. Director Paul W.S. Anderson returns to direct the film as he uses the same state-of-the-art 3-D cameras that were used in the hit film “Avatar.”


Co-star Ali Larter will also appear in this film as one of Alice’s zombie thrashing mates.


As for the lighthearted moviegoers trying to avoid all the horror films, “You Again” debuting Sept. 24, will be the perfect choice. The comedy features Kristen Bell (“When in Rome”) as a woman who must confront her school age demons when she returns home to find her brother getting married to the girl who made her life miserable in high school.


This film features an impressive cast that includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Chenowith, Victor Garber and Hollywood legends Cloris Leachman and Betty White.


And in a local connection, former Riverside Community College District student Odette Yustman stars as Bell’s rival.


Bell has become known for her recent comedic work and this movie signals a chance for her to hold her own against some Hollywood heavyweights.


Michael Douglas returns on Sept. 24 to reprise his role as Gordon Gekko from “Wall Street” in the film’s sequel “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” The controversial corporate raider is recently released from prison and Shia LaBeouf plays an up and coming trader who becomes Gekko’s newest protege.


Oliver Stone once again directs a stellar cast that includes Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin, Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon.


For the Facebook addicted “The Social Network” opens Oct. 1. This film is adapted from the book “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal” written by Ben Mezrich.


The movie focuses on the birth of the cyber empire that is Facebook. It also portrays the relationship between the site’s three creators, Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg), Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake), and Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield).


In the film “Red,” former black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), knows too much for his own good. Consequently, he and his former CIA partners are framed for assassination and must now team up to stay one up on the CIA by using their agent skills.


The agents on the run, featuring big name actors such as Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich, will travel across the country in efforts to clear their names while also discovering a major CIA cover-up.


Tis the season for great movies, so hit up the theaters and enjoy the films with a bucket of buttery popcorn.

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