Opening: ‘The Social Network,’ ‘Let Me In,’ ‘Case 39’

by | October 1, 2010 at 4:06 PM | The Movies

Here’s what’s opening in theaters nationwide this weekend. The critically-beloved Facebook movie The Social Network is finally here, as is the much-anticipated scare film Let Me In, and the less-anticipated one called Case 39. Also, if you’re in those specially selected cities, you can check out the horror flicks Chain Letter and Hatchet II. You can also check out the comedy about a guy named Barry Munday who loses his testicles as well as Freakonomics, a documentary about strange things you’ve never considered, but both of those films are also available on Comcast On Demand right now. Take a closer look at all of these choices below.

The Social Network
Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield star as Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin, the creators of Facebook, and Justin Timberlake plays Sean Parker of Napster in this Aaron Sorkin-written story about the legal wranglings, emotional underpinnings and backstabbing that went into the development of the biggest social network in the world, directed by David Fincher.

Let Me In
This much-anticipated American remake of the critically-beloved Let The Right One In stars Chloe Grace Moretz as a young vampire girl who befriends a boy who has been severely bullied at school.

Case 39
Renee Zellweger stars as a social worker who tries to rescue a neglected child from an abusive home… only to discover that there’s something seriously and supernaturally wrong with that girl.


Barry Munday
This comedy is about a serial womanizer (Patrick Wilson) who suddenly has a whole new slew of responsibilities when one of his escapades goes horribly wrong and he has to have his testicles removed, and later he discovers he’s impregnated one of the women he’s slept with (Judy Greer) and must learn how to adapt to life after balls.

Chain Letter
Nikki Reed of Twilight fame plays a high school senior whose group of friends starts to get threatening letters, which leads to more and more terror.

A collection of short documentaries looking at human behavior through the lens of economics, including dishonor in the sumo wrestling world, the drop in the crime rate and whether or not you can bribe kids to get better grades.

Hatchet II
The former Jason Voorhees Kane Hodder returns as Victor Crowley, a deformed swamp dweller who doesn’t cotton to company.