Labor day is just around the corner and that means that it is officially time for fall movies. Which movies coming out this fall might interest and/or be appropriate for teens and tweens. Here is a list of 20 movies coming out in fall of 2010 that I think might do the trick.
1. Easy A (9/17) – A romantic comedy about a clean cut high school girl (Emma Stone), whose life becomes like Hester Prynne’s in The Scarlet Letter after she lies about losing her virginity. She finally decides to use the rumors to help her social and financial standing.
2. Alpha and Omega (9/17) – 3D animated film about Wolves starring Justin Long and Hayden Panettiere as wolves Alpha and Omega. Should be great for tweens.
3. The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (9/24) – Based on the first three installments of the book series Guardians of Ga’Hoole, this is a computer animated film that takes place in Australia about epic stories, mythic battles and brave young owls. Rated PG, this might appeal to teens of all ages. A video game based on the movie is set to be released.
4. You Again (9/24) – A comedy about a girl, Mami (Kristen Bell), whose brother, Will (Jimmy Wolk) is engaged to marry her high school enemy, Joanna (Odette Yustman). To add to the hilarity, Mami’s mother (Jami Lee Curtis) and Joanna’s aunt (Sigourney Weaver) were also rivals in high school. Sounds like a great mother-daughter movie to me. Also starring Betty White.
5. The Social Network (10/1) – - Based on the story of how Facebook came to be. Starring Jesse Eisenberg (Adventureland) and Justin Timberlake. Written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from the book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich.
6. Nowhere Boy (10/8) – A British film about the early life of John Lennon – his teenage years, his first band the Quarrymen and how it later became the Beatles. The film examines the impact that John’s family had on him and his first meeting with Paul McCartney. The day of the U.S. release is the day before what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday. See full review at Nowhere Boy Review, John Lennon’s Birthday and the Quarrymen Perform.
7. Red (10/15) – Starring Bruce Willis, Red is an action film based on the comic book series by the same name. Also starring Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich.
8. Due Date (11/5) – Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis go on a road trip cross country so that Downey’s character can arrive in time to see his child’s birth. Also starring Michelle Monaghan and Jamie Foxx.
9. MegaMind (11/5) – Animated comedy about aliens in a crisis. MegaMind (Will Ferrell) is a super villian who tries to conquer Metro City, while Metro Man (Brad Pitt) stops him and becomes a hero. Also starring Jonah Hill and Tina Fey.
10. Morning Glory (11/12) – A comedy about a failing morning show starring Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Jeff Goldblum. Although it sounds like a movie for adults, Rachel McAdams might bring teen girls in.
11. Unstoppable (11/12) – A cross between Speed and Pelham 1,2,3. Denzel Washington and Chris Pine star as a locomotive engineer and train conductor who chase a runaway train carryin combustible liquids and poisonous gas.
12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (11/19) – The adaptation of the final book of the Harry Potter series was too big to do in one film. Part 1 of the seventh book will premiere this November, with the final movie coming out next July. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows deals with Harry and his friends race to find and destroy Voldemort’s Horcruxes so that he will no longer be immortal. The movie will be released in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D.
13. Burlesque (11/24) – A musical about a small town girl who follows her dreams to L.A., starring Cher( first film in over 10 years) and Christina Aguilera (film debut). Also starring Cam Gigandet, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell, Eric Dane, Alan Cumming and Julianne Hough.
14. Love and other Drugs (11/24) – Based on the non-fiction book Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman, this comedy-drama stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway. Also with Judy Greer, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria, Jill Clayburgh and George Segal.
15. Tangled (11/24) – A Disney 3D animated film based on the story of Rapunzel with voices by Mandy Moore, Zachery Levi, and Brad Garrett.
16. Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (12/10) – 3D film based on the 3rd novel in the C.S. Lewis series.
17. How Do You Know (12/17) – A romantic comedy, directed, written and produced by James L. Brooks, about a love triangle between Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson. Also starring Jack Nicholson.
18. Tron: Legacy (12/17) – A sequel to the 1982 science fiction film. Jeff Bridges (Kevin) and Bruce Boxleitner (Alan and Tron) reprise their roles. Garrett Hedlund plays Sam, Kevin’s 27 year old son, who tries to find his father in the mysterious digital universe where Kevin is trapped. Will be shown in IMAX 3D and RealD 3D. You won’t be able to keep gamers away.
19. Gulliver’s Travels (12/22) – A comic take on the classic story that should interest teens since it stars Jack Black and Jason Segel.
20. Little Fockers (12/22) – The third in the series, after Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers. This sequel will deal with Fockers raising their five-year old twins. Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro and all the regular cast returns.
Which of these fall 2010 movies are you or your family members most looking forward to? Do you think your teens will enjoy any of these movies?