Back to school movie previews

Hailey Edelstein ('12)/ Eastside News/Features Editor and Hailey Edelstein ('12)/ Eastside News/Features Editor

It’s already September, which means autumn has begun and school is only a few days away. As homework begins to pile up, weekend plans with friends become necessary to relieve students of all their school-related stress. It looks like we’re in luck; Fall 2010 is bringing in some exciting movies.

This September, don’t miss You Again, a comedy about a woman named Marni (played by Kristen Bell.) Marni discovers that her brother is about to marry Joanna (Odette Yustman), Marni’s worst enemy from high school. While Marni is a successful career woman now, she wasn’t in high school and was often humiliated by Joanna. When Joanna and her family arrive for the wedding, it turns out that Joanna’s mom (Sigourney Weaver) was Marni’s mom’s enemy back in high school. Marni and her mom (Jamie Lee Curtis)  are forced to deal with old grudges and as they attempt to enjoy the wedding. This comedy hits theaters on September 24.

Looking for even more laughs? On October 8, Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel co-star in Life As We Know it. This comedy traces the relationship between Holly (Heigl) and Eric (Duhamel). From their disastrous first date to learning how to raise their godchild, Holly and Eric despised each other. When their infant goddaughter loses both her parents, Holly and Eric are forced to put aside their differences and raise a child.

Don’t like comedies? Check out The Social Network, a film about the origin of Facebook. The movie depicts Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg) and his rise to success as well as the downfall in his personal life. Other stars in the movie are Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield. The Social Network starts playing on October 1.

Conviction is the true story of renowned lawyer Betty Anne Waters (played by Hillary Swank) and how she became a lawyer to free her brother from jail. When Betty’s brother was convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, as a single mother, Betty spends the next ten years studying to be a lawyer. 12 years after her brother’s conviction, Betty takes his case back to court. Conviction comes to theaters on October 15.

Finally, for those who enjoy action-packed movies, don’t miss Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1. The last of Harry’s seven-year Hogwarts experience will be split into two movies. Part 1 features Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) doing their best to find and destroy pieces of Voldemort’s (Ralph Fiennes) soul in order to defeat him once and for all. Their journey isn’t easy as they uncover old secrets and face romantic challenges along the way. The first installment of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows hits theaters on November 19.

Although the summer movie season is over, autumn’s movies seem to be very promising for all kinds of movie-lovers.