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Fall Movie Preview: Girl Talk

Well it's September, folks, and the summertime movie season is officially over. Now we have a whole new crop of films to check out in the coming chillier months, so in preparation for that, I'm giving you little glimpses of this fall and winter's must-see movies with my Fall Movie Preview series. Today's roundup: films for and about the ladies.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age
This absolutely luscious-looking film brings together two gorgeous actors, Cate Blanchett and Clive Owen, for the follow-up to the 1998 period piece Elizabeth. This story follows the Queen Elizabeth's (Blanchett) relationship with Sir Walter Raleigh (Owen). Check out the beautiful trailer before The Golden Age hits theaters October 12.

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Jane Austen Book Club
This upcoming dramedy is exciting to me for these reasons: 1) The Jane Austen theme, and 2) the stellar cast which includes Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Maria Bello, Maggie Grace and Hugh Dancy. I read the book on which this is based and was only mildly impressed, so perhaps the story will be more intriguing when brought to life on film. The narrative follows — you guessed it! — a book club in which the reading material is only Jane Austen books. With Austen's stories as a backdrop, we follow along with the real womens' lives — their joys, friendships and heartaches. The Jane Austen Book Club opens September 21, so check out the trailer and see what you think.

The Brave One
Opening this Friday September 14, The Brave One has Jodie Foster playing radio host Erica Bain who falls victim to a horrific beating that her fiance (Naveen Andrews) does not survive. She purchases a gun and becomes obsessed with finding her attackers. Yet now armed with the gun, she starts to use it on various violent perpetrators she encounters in the city. Terrence Howard plays the official on the hunt for this "vigilante." I'm curious about movies like this that explore the relationship women have with personal violence — and revenge — so I look forward to seeing The Brave One.

Margot at the Wedding
I've watched the trailer for Margot at the Wedding many times, and somehow I'm still not sick of it. It just looks so real and quirky and touching, and it stars some interesting folks, like Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jack Black. Bonus: it was directed by The Squid and the Whale director Noah Baumbach. Jennifer Jason Leigh and Kidman play sisters: one is the know-it-all with a son (Kidman) while the other is about to marry a schlubby dude. And know-it-all sister can't seem to keep her mouth shut about what she sees as an ill-advised marriage. I look forward to the familial roller coaster when Margot at the Wedding opens October 19.

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kristya kristya 9 years
I simply cannot wait for the new Elizabeth film!
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 9 years
My brother has a role in the Jane Austen Book Club so I will DEFINITELY be checking that out ;)
selenya selenya 9 years
I cannot wait to see this film. When I first heard about a sequel I was a little suspicious (because I LOVE the first film desperately) but now that I've seen the preview? Oh. Wow.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
this is going to be a good movie season! those all look like great films, especially the elizabeth one - great costumes, especially, but the trailer is just gorgeous!
mfern64 mfern64 9 years
I'm going to see Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Margot at the Wedding. Margot is probably the best name in the whole world and Elizabeth is the second greatest.
CelebrateLD CelebrateLD 9 years
Yep! "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" will be a "definite must-see" for me! :D
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 9 years
Cate always brings something good to the table. She's played an Elven queen, a murdered journalist, an iconic actress and even as a man. I'll watch anything with her in it :)
figurine figurine 9 years
I'm so looking forward to The Golden Age. Cate is great, and Clive... ah, Clive. Margot at the Wedding looks cool as well.
Seraaalicious Seraaalicious 9 years
I can't wait for Elizabeth! It looks so good. :)
elamiastrada elamiastrada 9 years
I can't wait for Elizabeth, Cate Blanchett is such an amazing actress!!!!
juju4 juju4 9 years
I am jumping up and down in anticipation for Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Cate Blanchett is beyond words. I want to see The Brave One too. Also, I think if more female movie goers supported female-lead projects, studios would put more of them out there. (I read an article in EW about it's amazing how many women will go see a movie they don't want to see with their man, but will not ask their man to do the same thing for them. So movies aimed at men get more of an audience, and thus studios greenlight more of those movies).
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
Cate Blanchett that is! She plays such an excellent Queen Elizabeth.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
LOVE her!
LuciLu LuciLu 9 years
i am looking forward to the brave one. nice to see jodie foster kicking ass! :)
tati33 tati33 9 years
The one with Nicole Kidman looks good..
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I love Cate Blanchett but I also want to see The Brave One
mellafe mellafe 9 years
Anything with Cate Blanchett is good. I loved Elizabeth, and I'm really looking forward to The Golden Age.
HistoryGeek913 HistoryGeek913 9 years
I am very excited to see Elizabeth. I can't wait! Gotta love Cate Blanchett as the Queen.
Amanda-La Amanda-La 9 years
My hubby is more excited about the Elizabeth film than I am. I am a die-hard Cate Blanchett fan but when he saw the trailer for this film he made me come watch and it and he was like, omg she's such a good actress omg! So I guess that'll be a definite go-see movie for us.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
Um the book club one looks pretty lame. Margot at the Wedding looks good as does The Brave One.
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