Celebrate: Happy October! Though the name might imply that in Munich, they really like to celebrate the month of October, in reality, Oktoberfest ends this weekend so if you are within a thousand mile radius of Bavaria, get thee to Munich for the end of one of the greatest parties on the planet and raise a few liters to the beginning of Fall!
Let Me In – In 2008, a film was released in Sweden that became an underground success in America, it was called Let the Right One In. Now, two years later, American director Matt Reeves, known for the terrifying Cloverfield, has remade the film but unlike some remakes, this version lives up to the original in every way. Let Me In tells the story of a bullied young boy who befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.
The Social Network – With almost a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes, this movie is a slam dunk for the weekend. And in case you missed it, check out our guide to the filming locations from the movie.
I Found This Funny: 35 Humorous Pieces and Three That May Not Be Funny at All, edited by Judd Apatow – A compilation of work by some of Judd Apatow’s favorite authors. The book showcases many different styles of writing, from fiction to short humor to essays to comedy sketches to poetry. Featured writers include F. Scott Fitzgerald, Conan O’Brien, Lorrie Moore, Paul Feig, Jonathan Franzen, Alice Munro, and many more. Proceeds from the book will go to 826 National, a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization with locations in eight cities across the country.
Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life by Justine Picardie – Sleek. Chic. Notoriously guarded. Welcome to the secret world of Gabrielle Chanel. The story of Chanel begins with an abandoned child, as lost as a girl in a dark fairy tale. Unveiling remarkable new details about Gabrielle Chanel’s early years in a convent orphanage, and her flight into unconventional adulthood, Justine Picardie explores what lies beneath the glossy surface of a mythic fashion icon.