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9 Summer Chick Flicks: August 2–September 20

Back in June, I gave you 10 summer chick flicks—i.e., movies I’m more likely to see with girls than guys, from true-blue chick flicks and rom-coms, to romantic dramas and dramedies—being released in June and July, and promised 10 more would follow for August and September.

10 Summer Chick Flicks: June 21–July 26

Due to a few release date changes, however, the 10 have become 9…and below you’ll find all the details a girl (or guy) should need—including cast/crew, release dates, trailers, and social media links—to plan her/his movie nights from August 2 through September 20.

P.S. Fret not about summer’s looming end…5 chick flicks already on tap for fall look like they’ll be worth braving the cold weather for. Stay tuned to Screen Invasion in mid-September for the 411 on these fall flicks.

UPDATED (August 14, 2013): Links to Screen Invasion’s reviews of The Spectacular Now and Drinking Buddies, and The Popcast — Episode 94 (discussing, inter alia, I Give It A Year) added below.

The Spectacular Now
August 2, 2013 (NYC & LA)
R....95 min.....Comedy, Drama
DIRECTOR: James Ponsoldt……WRITERS: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Website....Facebook....@TheSpecNow

THE SPECTACULAR NOW “First Kiss” Film Clip

THE SPECTACULAR NOW Movie Review

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
August 7, 2013
PG....106 min.....Adventure, Family, Fantasy
DIRECTOR: Thor Freudenthal……WRITER: Marc Guggenheim
Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel,
Douglas Smith, Stanley Tucci, Anthony Head, Nathan Fillion
Website....Facebook....@PercyMovies....YouTube

I Give It a Year
August 9, 2013 (LIMITED)
R....97 min.....Comedy, Romance
WRITER / DIRECTOR: Dan Mazer
Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Simon Baker, Anna Faris, Stephen Merchant, Minnie Driver
Website....Facebook....#IGiveItAYear

..RENT IT:..Amazon Instant....Google Play....iTunes....YouTube....VOD..

The Popcast — Episode 94: Man of Anger!

In a World…
August 9, 2013 (LIMITED)
R....93 min.....Comedy
WRITER / DIRECTOR: Lake Bell
Lake Bell, Demetri Martin, Fred Melamed, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Ken Marino, Nick Offerman, Tig Notaro
Website....Facebook....@inaworldtweets....YouTube

LAFF 2013: IN A WORLD… Movie Review

Austenland
August 16, 2013 (NYC & LA)
PG-13....96 min.....Comedy, Romance
DIRECTOR: Jerusha Hess……WRITERS: Jerusha Hess, Shannon Hale
Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Bret McKenzie, Jennifer Coolidge, James Callis,
Georgia King, Rupert Vansittart, Ricky Whittle, Jane Seymour
Website....Facebook....@AustenlandMovie

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
August 21, 2013
PG-13....120 min.....Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
DIRECTOR: Harald Zwart……WRITER: Jessica Postigo
Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand,
Aidan Turner, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao, CCH Pounder, Jared Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Website....Facebook....@MortalMovie

This Chick’s Flicks: How to Make a “Successful” Chick Flick

Drinking Buddies
August 23, 2013 (LIMITED)
R....90 min.....Comedy, Drama, Romance
WRITER / DIRECTOR: Joe Swanberg
Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston
Website....Facebook....@DBmovie

..RENT IT (July 25):..Amazon Instant....Google Play....iTunes....YouTube....VOD..

DRINKING BUDDIES Movie Review

The Lifeguard
August 30, 2013
R....98 min.....Comedy, Drama
WRITER / DIRECTOR: Liz W. Garcia
Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer, Martin Starr, Alex Shaffer, Joshua Harto, David Lambert, Amy Madigan
Website....Facebook....@LifeguardMovie

..RENT IT (July 30):..iTunes....VOD..

This Chick’s Flicks: The Ups & Downs of 2012’s Chick Flicks

Thanks for Sharing
September 20, 2013
R....110 min.....Comedy, Drama
DIRECTOR: Stuart Blumberg……WRITERS: Stuart Blumberg, Matt Winston
Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Joely Richardson, Josh Gad, Pink
Website....Facebook....@Thx4Sharing

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