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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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    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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    Three Women-Centric Films Opening on August 16th

    If you survive the summer of male centric super hero and action films, mark your calendars for August 16th because three women-centric films will be opening. While August has been in the past seen as Meryl Streep's time of the year, this year August Osage County will open in the fall.

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    Summer Movie Photos: 'Before Midnight,' 'The Heat,' 'Prince Avalanche,' 'Bling Ring' & More

    They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so here’s 28,000 (not really) courtesy of stills from movies that run the gamut from highly anticipated sequels to smaller indie fare. Head on down below and get yr eyeballs ready.

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    Summer Movie Preview: The 50 Indies You Must See (Part 1)

    The summer movie season isn't exactly best known for independent film. With billions of dollars set to be spent on a vast amount of sequels and remakes ("The Hangover Part III," "Fast & Furious 6,""The Smurfs 2," "Kick Ass 2," "Grown Ups 2," "300: Rise of an Empire," etc, etc, etc.), one has to wond...

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    Watch: 2 Clips From Sundance Film 'Austenland' Starring Keri Russell

    Naturally, as the Sundance Film Festival continues to unfold in Park City, Utah, more clips and trailers from films featured in the festival are being released this week. This time around, we’ve got two clips from “Austenland,” which debuted last week, showcasing the film&rsqu...

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