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    All Things 'Austenland': New Website and Trailer for Keri Russell Rom-Com About a Jane Austen Die-Hard (VIDEO)

    Jerusha Hess' romantic comedy "Austenland" stars Keri Russell as a Jane Austen die-hard who signs up to be part of an immersive Regency-era theme park dedicated to the beloved author. It premiered at Sundance at the beginning of this year, and hits theaters on August 16. Check out the new website, w...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Only Counting on Women for Austenland

    Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) has made a calculated decision that the audience for the upcoming Jerusha Hess (who co-wrote Napoleon Dynamite) directed film will be predominantly women. They are so sure of the decision that their marketing plan is focused only on women.

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    'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' EXCLUSIVE SECRETS REVEALED: Matt Reeves Gives Comic-Con Preview

    I get on the phone with Reeves a few days ahead of his ritual trek to San Diego for Fox's Saturday Hall H panel at Comic-Con. Although Reeves has been shooting "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" in Louisiana and Vancouver since March, with only a few more weeks to go, he won't have much to show, he sa...

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    Trailer Watch: Austenland - Directed by Jerusha Hess

    Jerusha Hess's feature debut, Austenland, follows the very single Jane (Keri Russell) who has been obsessed with the works of Jane Austen since she was young. However, her status as Jane's Austen fangirl has been detrimental to her finding a guy.

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    Trailer of the Week: Keri Russell Goes from Jane Austen Fan to 'Orphan of No Fortune' in 'Austenland'

    Before the Trailer, We Thought: Jane Austen 'superfans' signing up to relinquish all modern possessions and immerse themselves in an Austen reenactment boot camp? Sign us up. Or maybe we'll just watch (and laugh) at how it works out for Keri Russell's character in "Austenland," the feature debut of ...

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    Watch: First Trailer For Literary Rom-Com 'Austenland' Starring Keri Russell

    The goal of finding the perfect man seems to be the driving force for most run-of-the-mill romantic comedies, but it's given a bit of a twist in "Austenland," the feature debut of “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Nacho Libre” co-writer Jerusha Hess. You see, the perfect man in this movie isn't exactly real ...

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    'Austenland' Poster Shows Keri Russell Coming Out as an Austenite, Holding Her Austen Tote With Pride

    In the latest Jane Austen-themed romcom "Austenland," Keri Russell plays Jane Hayes, a woman who becomes obsessed with the BBC miniseries of "Pride and Prejudice" and travels to an Austen re-enactment theme park to find herself a dashing gentleman, ideally someone along the lines of Mr. Darcy himsel...

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    Why FX’s THE AMERICANS May Feature the Most Compelling Romance on TV

    Though it is as flush with moral ambiguity as its predecessors, Joe Weisberg’s creation offers an altogether different breed of protagonist. What separates "The Americans" is its foregrounding of the simplest device in the history of narrative: love. In effect, The Americans is an extended remarriag...

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    Keri Russell Wakes Up At 'The Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'

    So, Keri Russell is kind of having a moment, isn't she? While "Dark Skies" didn't exactly rain success on the box office, she's the center of one of the big buys of the Sundance Film Festival, the high concept rom-com "Austenland" and then there's that little show called "The Americans" which seems ...

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    Review: 'Dark Skies' Is An Effective Alien Abduction Chiller Undone By An Ending That Fails To Deliver On Its Promise

    Alien abduction, the supposedly true phenomena wherein everyday citizens are stolen from their beds, experimented on, and returned, is a truly frightening idea – one whose super-scary possibilities have only really been explored in a handful of movies ("Communion," with Christopher Walken, most famo...

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