It's that time of the year when the weather turns crispy and my thoughts wander to all the women and men of great style and substance who are about to star in fall movies.
No offense to the young vampires - and you know who you are - but I'd rather have Susan Sarandon and Daniel Day-Lewis on the big screen any day. Give me a little Viola Davis and Holly Hunter in the same movie and I'm beaming.
Here are a few fall movies with actors and actresses of great style:
Women of Style: Viola Davis, Holly Hunter and Rosie Perez
Movie: "Won't Back Down"
See It: Because Viola Davis as a teacher, mother, and activist is mesmerizing even when looking all bored and dolled up at her husband's swanky business dinner. Her easy style says, "Don't mess with me." Holly does her best to downplay her glam with a short 'do and prissy business attire as a school board exec who might or might not give a failing school a final flunking grade and allow parents and teachers to open their own school.
See It: On September 28
Woman of Style: Susan Sarandon
See It: Because Susan plays the tough, and much cheated upon wife of a billionaire business shark who is dishonest in both his work life and his personal life. He's keeping a young mistress on the side. Sarandon is very Upper East Side, top designer look throughout the film even though she's all dressed up in a relationship with nowhere to go.
See It: On September 14.
Man of Style: Clint Eastwood
Movie: "Trouble With the Curve"
See It: Because Clint plays a grumpy old man, but old steel eyes still looks rough and tough in jeans and a baseball cap as a top baseball scout losing his eye sight. He must depend on his disgruntled daughter (Amy Adams) to be his eyes.
See It: September 21
Woman of Style: Nicole Kidman
Movie: "The Paperboy"
See It: Because Nicole plays a sexy, local crazy woman who enters the life of a journalist (Matthew McConaughey) and his brother (Zac Efron) who are trying to free a prisoner (John Cusack) from Death Row. Kidman does local floozy with low cut well.
See It: Oct 5.
Woman of Style: Halle Berry
Movie: "Cloud Atlas"
See It: Because Halle Berry joins Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant and Jim Broadbent in a movie that explores courage and betrayal over several time periods and many continents.
See It: Oct. 26.
Woman of Style: Sally Field
See It: Because I can't wait to see Sally Field play tormented, wigged out Mary Todd Lincoln who adds to her husband Abe's angst during the last four months of his life in what will surely be a Steven Spielberg epic. How can it lose with Daniel Day-Lewis, an amazing actor, in the title role.
See It: Nov. 9