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Reese Witherspoon , Matthew Mcconaughey - 29th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Reese Witherspoon_Photo Opp at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 31st October 2015
Matthew Mcconaughey , Vida Alves McConaughey - Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila Alves out with their two children, Levi and Vida, in New York City at Manhattan - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 5th October 2015
Naomi Watts, Matthew Mcconaughey and Gus Van Sant - A variety of celebrities were photographed as they took to the red carpet at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of 'Sea of Trees' in Cannes, France - Saturday 16th May 2015
Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves - A host of stars were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which were held at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th January 2015
Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves - A host of stars were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which were held at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th January 2015
Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves - A host of stars were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which were held at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 26th January 2015
Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves - A host of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards which were held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015
Matthew Mcconaughey, Camilla Alves, Anne Hathaway, Livingston Alves McConaughey, Levi Alves McConaughey and Vida Alves McConaughey - Matthew McConaughey honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame at Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 17th November 2014
Camila Alves and Matthew Mcconaughey - Photo's of the stars as they arrived at the New York premiere of Sci-Fi action movie 'Interstellar' held at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 3rd November 2014
Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves - Matthew McConaughey wearing a checked grey suit and wife Camila Alves in a peach suit with matching cape, leave their hotel - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th October 2014
Matthew Mcconaughey, Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway - 'Photographs of the Hollywood stars as they attended the UK Premiere of Sci-Fi movie 'Interstellar' The premiere was held at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th October 2014
Matthew Mcconaughey - Matthew McConaughey hold hands with his model wife Camila Alves as they depart Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 27th October 2014
Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves - Premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Interstellar' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 26th October 2014
Mackenzie Foy, Matthew Mcconaughey and Jessica Chastain - The 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel at Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 21st October 2014
The writer of hit US drama True Detective has responded to claims he plagiarized from a book.
The writer and creator of dark TV drama 'True Detective' was accused earlier this week of plagirising from 'The Conspiracy Against the Human Race', a book by Thomas Ligotti. Observant fans noticed stark similarities between the book and the protagonist of the series, Rust Cohle (played by Matthew McConaughey). Now Nic Pizzolatto has hit back against the critics, claiming that nothing about 'True Detective' was stolen.
Was the character of Rust Cohle lifted from an existing work?
Continue reading: True Detective Writer Responds To Plagiarism Claims
Cooper is a pilot and engineer with a huge ambition to save the world. With little discoveries left to be made on Earth and the development of pioneering technology ever slowing down, mankind's only chance of survival is to take to the stars - though there's a chance there's nothing out there either. But human endeavour once again proves fruitful as a team of space explorers discover a wormhole in the void of the universe. Cooper decides to join them on their intergalactic expedition to find out if there are any other habitable worlds out there. However, he has a big decision to make as the trip means leaving his beloved family behind with the possibility that he might never return. This is a dangerous mission unlike anything mankind has ever done before, but is it worth it to find a way to save the world?
Continue: Interstellar Trailer
After Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey surprised fans at Comic-Con with a new trailer for Interstellar, has any new light been shed on this sci-fi adventure film?
Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey made a surprise visit to the San Diego Comic-Con last week to unveil the full trailer for their new movie, Interstellar. It seems fans were impressed but, with a November release date for the motion picture fast approaching, what do we actually know about this sci-fi adventure?
We know that it has an all-star cast with Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway taking the leads and Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow, Matt Damon and William Devane featuring, among others.
Continue reading: What Do We Know About Christopher Nolan's Interstellar?
Breaking Bad and True Detective were the big winners at tonight's TCA Awards.
Although it ended last September, 'Breaking Bad' is continuing to reign supreme when it comes to awards. The drama scooped the top prize at Sunday night’s Television Critics Association Awards, Program of the Year.
However, star Bryan Cranston missed out on one more award for his portrayal of meth cook and criminal mastermind Walter White; the prize for Individual Achievement in Drama went to for his standout performance in the critically-acclaimed HBO series ‘True Detective’. The series also scooped the prize for Best Mini-Series but lost out on the award for Best New Program of the Year, which instead went to Netflix exclusive prison dramedy ‘Orange is the New Black’.
Between Dallas Buyers' Club and 'True Detective', 2014 has undisputedly been McConaughey's year
Continue reading: The Television Critics Association Awards: Winners And Losers
It was a bountiful year for HBO and Breaking Bad.
After the Breaking Bad finale last year, it looks like this awards season is strictly dedicated to honoring the uber popular show. This week it was the TCA awards, where the story of a high school Chem teacher turned drug lord won the Association’s second annual Program of the Year award. Bryan Cranston accepted the award on behalf of the show, adding a little lighthearted note of his own.
Cranston is accepting his final round of awards for the acclaimed AMC show.
Continue reading: "Breaking Bad" And "True Detective" Win Big At TCA Awards
'Breaking Bad', 'True Detective', 'Orange Is the New Black' and 'Veep' scored big at the 30th Television Critics Association Awards (TCAs) on Saturday (19th July). But can the awards give us any hint as to who will win at the Emmys in August?
The 30th Television Critics Association Awards (TCAs) was held on Saturday (19th July). The ceremony was held at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angeles. With the 66th Primetime Emmys looming, have the TCAs given us some clues as to who is likely to win on 25th August?
Breaking Bad won Outstanding Achievement in Drama for the second year in a row.
With Emmys nominations in the bad, True Det's second season is about to become a lot clearer
It’s been a good week, a great month and a fantastic year for Nic Pizzolatto; the True Detective writer received critical acclaim for his tense, part-procedural mostly-character-study, 8-part drama, which has culminated in a strong showing in this year’s Emmy nominations.
And while season 1 of the HBO drama, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson – who will (minor spoiler) duke it out again for the Best Actor in a Drama nod come August) – is gearing up for The Emmys following a slew of nominations, Season 2’s cast is soon to become public news.
Continue reading: 'True Detective' Season Two Casting News To Follow Emmys Nominations
There was plenty of drama on the high seas of celebrity this week, but is one 'Game of Thrones' star about to ride the waves?
Critics' Choice Awards: Last night's Critics' Choice Awards saw the year's best and brightest in television honoured for outstanding performances and shows. Dark humoured crime series Fargo and prison drama Orange Is The New Black were the clear frontrunners with three awards each. Matthew Mcconaughey predictably took home the Best Actor honour for creepy crime thriller True Detective whilst Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany repeated her 2013 victory with the corresponding female award. Read our run-down of the highlights here.
Tracy Morgan Improving: Comedian Tracy Morgan's condition in hospital has been upgraded by doctors to "fair" after he was left fighting for his life in the wake of a tragic crash that killed his friend, mentor and fellow comedian Jimmy McNair on June 7. Morgan, McNair, comedian Ardie Fuqua, Morgan's assistant Jeff Millea, and one other were all involved in the early hours crash that involved a Walmart truck and an allegedly sleep-deprived driver. Read the full story and find out why Louis C.K. launched a tirade against gossip site TMZ here.
The award show is something of a test run for the next Emmys.
Female driven drama finally had somewhat of a spotlight of the Critics’ Choice TVAwards, with Orange Is The New Black scoring three whole awards - Best Comedy Series, along with two more awards for Supporting Actress in a Comedy (Kate Mulgrew) and Guest Performer in a Comedy (Uzo Aduba). According to E! News Aduba thanked OITNB showrunner Jenji Kohan "for changing my life."
Uzo Aduba's glamorous ensemble matched her shiny new award.
Meanwhile, in other “actresses winning well-deserved awards” Tatiana Maslany of BBC America’s Orphan Black won for Best Actress in a Drama Series. On Orphan Black, she plays multiple, contrasting roles, centered around the show’s futuristic premise of a woman finding out that her life is the result of a cloning research project. Matthew Mcconaughey won the corresponding award for his work on True Detective.
Matthew McConaughey's 'True Detective' character Rust Cohle has become iconic. We take a look at our 10 favourite Rust Cohle quotes.
Detective Rustin Cohle, played by Matthew Mcconaughey in Season 1 of True Detective, has become something of a cult icon. Brimming with intense existential theories and suffering with chronic nihilism, Rust Cohle has provided us with more thought provoking quotes than any character on television for quite a long time. Here’s ten of our favourite Rust Cohle quotes.
Marty Hart and Rust Cohle, played by Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey respectively, both of whom were highly praised for their performances
Rust Cohle on the human race: "I think human consciousness, is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware, nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself, we are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self; an accretion of sensory, experience and feeling, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everybody is nobody. Maybe the honorable thing for our species to do is deny our programming, stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction, one last midnight - brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal.”
Continue reading: 'True Detective': Our Top 10 Rust Cohle Quotes
With the Earth facing a bleak future, pilot and engineer Cooper wants to know how it can possibly be saved from its inevitable demise. The world seems to be slowing down in terms of technological advancement and important discovery, but one group of scientists and explorers are determined to keep pushing the boundaries of human endeavour in the hope that human beings can learned enough to save themselves. When an unusual wormhole like void is discovered in space, the scientists prepare to embark on an interstellar voyage of wisdom to unlock the hidden mysteries of the universe and uncover the key to time travel. It's an expedition that faces great danger and has never before been undertaken by man, and while Cooper is concerned about his separation from his family, he can't pass up this opportunity to explore the stars.
Continue: Interstellar Trailer
So, is Brad Pitt about to sign a deal to star in 'True Detective' season 2 or not? Some reliable sources seem to think so...
There’s been rumors buzzing around that Brad Pitt is set to star in True Detective season 2 since, well, True Detective season 1 ended. The show was an international success, with both Woody Harrelson and Matthew Mcconaughey highly praised for their roles as detectives Rust Cohle and Marty Hart.
Will Brad Pitt join the cast of True Detective?
It was unusual to see two such high profile actors taking time from their busy movie schedules to indulge in a little HBO series, but yikes did it pay off. With McConaughey riding high off his Oscar win for Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective, the actor, once famed for poorly penned rom coms, is now practically unstoppable. We're sure that Christopher Nolan feels like the cat who's got the cream, landing him for the upcoming Interstellar.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Ready To Sign Deal To Star In 'True Detective' Season 2?
Brad Pitt and Matthew McConaughey. Buddies in New Orleans.
Brad Pitt and Matthew Mcconaughey, two of the world's greatest actors, are hanging out in New Orleans. The pair were renting places down the same busy NOLA street, after McConaughey flew in to shoot an Amazing Race scavenger hunt segment with Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Brad Pitt Is Hanging Out In New Orleans
In a new video circulating the internet, Pitt realises that the Oscar winner is across the way and comes out onto his balcony for a chat. And then Pitt does the ultimate in balcony one-upmanship - he completes a successful beer throw.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Throws Matthew McConaughey A Beer. Internet Explodes [Video]
Award winning actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is being eyed for the role of villain in the upcoming James Bond film.
Chiwetel Ejiofor is being considered for a part in the upcoming James Bond movie as the villain. The 12 Years A Slave actor is not in official talks with the studios behind the 2015 film - Sony and MGM - but is being seriously considered, according to The Wrap.
Chiwetel Ejiofor with his BAFTA for Best Actor in February of this year.
The upcoming Bond film, which is slated to be released in 2015, will see Daniel Craig return in the title role. Ralph Fiennes has replaced Dame Judi Dench; M. Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as Q will also reprise their roles. Sam Mendes, who directed the last film, Skyfall, is also set to direct.
Continue reading: Chiwetel Ejiofor To Play James Bond Villain In 'Bond 24'?
'Interstellar' is premium Oscar-bait - but what do we actually know about the movie?
Christopher Nolan has made an appearance at CinemaCon to talk about his hugely anticipated new sci-fi movie Interstellar. The film has been mostly kept under wraps, though we do know that real-life wormhole scientist Kip Thorne is credited as a producer and Matthew Mcconaughey and Michael Caine star.
Nolan told at an audience at the annual event that he's largely concentrating on the movie's tone, calling McConaughey's character an "everyman" - more Ron Woodruff than Rust Cohle - and describing the film as "using interstellar travel to go to other places you couldn't reach beyond normal space travel," reports Variety.
Continue reading: Christopher Nolan Shooting 'Interstellar' Like "A Documentary"
Matthew Mcconaughey and Mary Kathlene (Kay) McCabe - Matthew McConaughey arriving at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with his mother, Mary Kathlene (Kay) McCabe after a trip to Rome - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 26th March 2014
M.M digs and digs to unearth Rust Cohle's past: something deep and dark, detective - something deep and dark.
True Detective spans 17 years, follows the relationship of two men working on a ritualistic murder case and features one of the most complex, haunting and intriguing characters in TV’s recent history: Rust Cohle, played masterfully by recent Oscar winner, Matthew Mcconaughey.
Matthew McConaughey as the 2012 Rust Cohle from episode three
For his role as Ron Woodruff in Dallas Buyers Club, McConaughey lost 50 pounds, something he said made him acutely aware of what was around him; he was hyper alert He couldn’t get sunlight, couldn’t eat anything outside his controlled diet, and when he found out exercise wasn’t aiding his weight loss, he – in his own words - became “hermetic”.
So how do you follow an Oscar win?
They're probably still nursing their hangovers from Sunday night, but now the Academy Awards are over we have to wonder what’s next for the big Oscar winners? This year’s big five have brought us a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to what we can expect from them in the near future, some are keeping busy while others seem set for some much needed down time.
She won the Oscar but what's next for Cate Blanchett
Continue reading: So What's Next For The Big Oscar Winners?
Detractors argue that a transgender actor should have been given the role.
Jared Leto’s Oscar win may have seemed unlikely a few years ago, while the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman was taking a break from the big screen and concentrating on his music, but he was very much the favorite to pick up Best Suuporting Actor for his role as Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club on Oscars night – an award that has attracted criticism from certain transgender groups.
Jared Leto and Matthew Mcconaughey as Rayon and Ron Woodruff
While DBC is celebrated for its overarching message, celebrated by its peers in a cinematic context and saw Matthew McConaughey pick up Best Actor for his portrayal of Ron Woodruff, Leto’s role, many feel, could have been played by a transgender actor.
Matthew McConaughey will be in the Oscars mix again for 'Interstellar' in 2015.
Nobody could deny Matthew Mcconaughey the Oscar for best actor at the 86th Academy Awards. His acceptance speech was typically McConaughey and the 44-year-old Texan really has established himself as one of America's finest actors with movie-stealing turns in Killer Joe, Mud, The Wolf of Wall Street and Dallas Buyers Club - not to mention his probable Golden Globe and Emmy winning turn in HBO's crime-drama True Detective.
Now, a lot can happen between now and the Oscars in 2015, though McConaughey will be considered an early favorite to win best actor again - for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. It's been known for years that the Academy doesn't particular reward sci-fi, but with Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity winning seven gongs on Sunday (March 2, 2014), it's not difficult to argue that trends are changing.
Continue reading: Why Matthew McConaughey Could Win Successive Best Actor Oscars
Matthew McConaughey's Oscar speech has been praised and slammed by critics. What do you make of the Best Actor winner's eloquent acceptance speech?
Dependent on your personal philosophy and threshold for egomania Matthew Mcconaughey’s Oscar speech has been described as the best, and worst, acceptance speech ever. McConaughey took to the stage after finding out that he had won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club. He thanked the usual suspects, ‘all 6,000 members’ of the Academy, his co-stars Jared Leto (who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor) and Jennifer Garner, his director Jean-Marc Vallee and his wife and children.
McConaughey also won the Screen Actors Guild award for Dallas Buyers Club
McConaughey then launched into an impressively structured monologue, explaining the three things that he needs to live his life: "One of them is something to look up to, another is something to look forward to and another is someone to chase." First on his list was his God, who he said "has graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other human hand" - apart from the screenwriter, casting director, director and any others involved in the production of the movie, and indeed any other movie McConaughey has starred in, including himself (surprisingly).
Matthew McConaughey has won the Oscar for Best Actor. reciprocates
As we predicted, Matthew Mcconaughey's remarkable career turnaround is complete after the actor won the Oscar for Best Actor at the 86th Academy Awards for his stunning turn in Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey played Ron Woodruff, a HIV patient who smuggled unapproved drugs into Texas when he found them effective at improving his symptoms, and distributed them to fellow sufferers.
Jared Leto [L] and Matthew McConaughey [R] in 'Dallas Buyers Club'
McConaughey has long been the favorite to win the award and is now considered one of the greatest American actors after he ditched lucrative romantic-comedy roles for serious dramatic parts. He has been lauded for his roles in Mud, Magic Mike and Dallas Buyers Club and pretty much stole The Wolf of Wall Street away from Leonardo DiCaprio in one scene.
Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Bonnie Sturdivant and Matthew Mcconaughey - 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach - Santa Monica, California, United States - Saturday 1st March 2014
Matthew McConaughey may well win the Oscar on Sunday evening, but television awards are ahead for 'True Detective'.
Ok, so we realise Matthew McConuaghey could only have received Oscar nominations for Mud, The Wolf of Wall Street and Dallas Buyers Club, but the McConnaissance did not reach its zenith when the Texan 44-year-old lost 45 pounds to inhabit the world of Ron Woodruff. Though McConaughey is arguably America's greatest actor at the moment, his finest performance has been saved for television: on HBOs True Detective.
Matthew Mcconaughey [R] in 'True Detective'
The actor's turn as the existential, philosophizing detective Rust Cohle in Nic Pizzolato's acclaimed crime-drama is consistently impressing and testing audiences in equal measure and with just two episodes left to run, fans are speculating as to whether the series can retain its quality without the Oscar nominee.
Continue reading: Dallas Buyers Club? Matthew McConaughey's Finest Performance Lies On TV
He may be Oscar-nominated but Matthew McConaughey wasn't first on the list.
Matthew Mcconaughey may have pulled off the performance of his career in Dallas Buyers Club but the actor apparently had to convince the movie's directors that he was the right guy to take on the role of entrepreneurial AIDS victim Ron Woodroof.
Matthew McConaughey Was Far From First Choice To Play Ron Woodroof.
Looking at the series of cheesy rom-coms that McConaughey has padded out his career with, it's fairly easy to see why director Jean-Marc Vallee was at first sceptical about casting the classically handsome, all-American beefcake actor. "I wasn't sure about Matthew at first," said Vallee to THR. "Mr. The Most Handsome Man With Muscles? Then I met him and found a man who really wanted to change perceptions and have new challenges in his career."
Oldest is best, for Best Supporting Actor, anyway
Did you know Jared Leto was 42? I didn’t. Anyway, enough of that: here’s why he’ll win the Best Supporting Actor award at this Sunday’s Oscars for his turn as Rayon in the also-nominated Dallas Buyers Club.
Jared Leto WILL take hom Supporting Actor for his role alongside McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club
Nowadays, Leto spends most of his time fronting his indie-rock venture, 30 Seconds to Mars, but his acting work doesn’t come second: he was widely considered to be deserved of a nomination for Darren Aronofsky’s 2000 Requiem for a Dream and has recently been picking up awards for his latest performance alongside Matthew Mcconaughey.
Leonardo DiCaprio will be unlucky to lose out on the Oscar for best actor, for 'The Wolf of Wall Street'.
Let's ignore the bookmakers' predictions for this Sunday's Oscars (March 2, 2014). The people who devise these odds have not seen the movies and base their prices on critics' reviews and public opinion of movies, actors and actresses. The McConnaissance - see Mud, Dallas Buyers Club, Wolf of Wall Street and True Detective - has left bookmakers quaking in their boots and reducing Matthew Mcconaughey's odds of winning best actor to 1/9. It's true that his portrayal of Ron Woodruff is probably the best of his career, though the Texan is way off being considered a nailed certainty on to win the award.
Consider the alternatives: we've got Chiwetel Ejiofor, the star of the finest movie of the year, Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave. History suggests that when a movie gains a momentum at the Oscars, it can rattle through the categories taking awards that it probably had no right to win. Nobody would complain should Ejiofor take best actor on Sunday anyway, though McConaughey and Leonardo DiCaprio could find themselves with little chance if the Academy has voted for 12 Years in the same way it took to The King's Speech and The Artist.
Continue reading: Ignore The Bookies, It Could Be Leonardo DiCaprio's Year At The Oscars
An in-depth look at who could star in season 2 of HBO's intense crime drama 'True Detective'.
Nic Pizzolatto put the sincerity and quality of True Detective’s story over multiple seasons of the show, asserting that a strict 8-episode format would be condusive to a strong third act. And judging by the critical claim he’s received – his creation is being talked about in the same breath as The Wire – one is inclined to trust the man who risked everything to write the new HBO anthology series.
Woody Harrelson [L] and Matthew McConuaghey [R] as Hart and Cohle in 'True Detective'
“One of the reasons I wanted to do an anthology format is I like stories with endings. I like a good third act. And continuing serial dramas, they tend to have really good beginnings and really long middles and then sort of have to hustle to develop an ending. And I like the idea of telling a self-contained story,” explained Pizzolatto.
Continue reading: True Detective Season 2: Which Pairing Can Pick Up From Cohle And Hart?
Stars often lose and gain weight for roles, but does this guarantee awards success?
Losing or gaining more than 20 pounds is a huge deal for most people. Not for the celebrities though! Those guys drop and put back on weight for roles in the blink of an eye. Most recently, Matthew Mcconaughey who is renowned for his hulky physique, lost 3 and a half stone to play Ron Woodruff in six time Oscar nominated movie, The Dallas Buyers Club. The movie, which is set in the 80’s amid the initial HIV epidemic, sees Matthew’s character diagnosed with AIDS. Matthew has already won a Golden Globe for his performance and is also up for the Best Actor Oscar.
Matthew lost 3.5 stone for his role in The Dallas Buyers Club
It’s been made light of in the past that when actors go through a serious image transformation for a role then they’re certain to be up for some award nominations. Let’s take a look at some other actors who have lost or gained weight for roles and see if this really is the case!
Continue reading: Matthew McConaughey And Others Who Shed The Pounds For Movie Roles
Something to read while the rest of your week pales in insignificance to the happenings in Louisiana...
Somehow, True Detective’s fifth episode managed to be even better than the explosive fourth, building upon that miraculous 6-minute tracking shot crescendo and supplementing the action – so skilfully predicated by three episodes of character planning – with a heavy dose of intricate plot.
Rustin Cohle and Martin Hart investigate the eerie murder in Episode 1
As HBO’s latest ‘have you watched this’ drama rumbles on impressively – brooding performances from Matthew Mcconaughey and Woody Harrelson as Rust Cohle and Martin Hart respectively only add credence to a wonderfully crafted, suspenseful story – here are 5 facts you didn’t know about True Detective. And if you did know them, shut up.
Continue reading: 5 Things You Didn't Know About HBO's 'True Detective'
Ahead of The Oscars, the Dallas Buyers Club stars talk to Contact Music about the roles that got them nominated
A few years ago, it would’ve been nigh-on impossible to imagine Matthew McCaonaughy as an Oscar favourite. But that’s exactly what he is. In fact, he and Jared Leto, who star and stun in Dallas Buyers Club, are in line to each take home a statuette on March 2nd.
Matthew Mcconaughey and Jared Leto in The Dallas Buyers Club
McConaughey plays Ron Woodruff, the true-to-life cowboy-turned-activist, who himself was given 30 days to live after contracting the HIV/Aids virus.
The 'Magic Mike' actor has turned his attention to a sequel even more spectacular than the original.
Channing Tatum has confirmed that a Magic Mike sequel is in the works by posting a photo of himself, pen and paper in hand, looking at a plaster bust of fellow actor Matthew Mcconaughey. Tatum, who had ditched his Magic Mike G-string and rip-off clothing, announced that he was writing the next in the semi-autobiographical stripper comedy's instalment.
Channing Tatum Has Confirmed That He's Writing The 'Magic Mike' Sequel.
"What better way to start writing #MagicMike2 than with my old friend Dallas?#runatribe," he captioned the photo in which he sports a feathered trilby and grey cardigan whilst working at his desk. It is said that the new movie will revolve around a roadtrip as the male strippers go on tour.
Matthew Mcconaughey talks about his new movie 'Dallas Buyers Club' in a video interview. He discusses his HIV-stricken character Ron Woodroof, his dramatic physical transformation and his struggle with physical scenes in the movie.
Continue reading: Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club Video Interview
In telling this remarkable true story, director Jean-Marc Vallee (The Young Victoria) and his gifted cast keep the characters and events so grounded that we can't help but get caught up in their story. The film never asks for our sympathy, but it earns it over and over again as it explores a disgraceful period in American history when businesses and the government essentially condemned millions to death by withholding proper treatment for HIV and Aids.
It begins in 1985, when homophobic womaniser Ron Woodroof (McConaughey) is told that he has just a month to live. Refusing to believe that he has the same disease that has just killed Rock Hudson, he ignores his doctors (Garner and O'Hare) to find his own supply of AZT, which makes him even more ill. So he heads to Mexico to find a range of treatment the US government has refused to approve, and he imports them himself, creating a members' club to subvert the law. This requires that he set his deep-seated prejudice aside so he can work with the transgendered Rayon (Leto). But a government lawyer (O'Neill) is determined to shut him down.
Yes, it's deeply infuriating to watch the American system try so hard to stop Woodruff from saving lives. Government officials continually outlaw his effective treatments so they can pawn off the toxic, over-priced AZT instead. So Woodruff travels the world in search of new medicine, and his business of course takes off. Vallee cleverly cuts through the 1980s period details to reveal Woodruff's earthy tenacity and an overpowering sense of humanity.
Continue reading: Dallas Buyers Club Review
Jared Leto ended up discussing the issues with the heckler.
Jared Leto confronted a bigoted heckler at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Tuesday (February 4, 2014), who claimed the Oscar-nominated actor should not have played a HIV-positive transgendered woman in Jean-Marc Vallee's Dallas Buyers Club.
Jared Leto [L] as Rayon in 'Dallas Buyers Club'
Leto - who was being honored for the performance in Santa Barbara - was speaking about the role when a woman yelled, "Trans-misogyny does not deserve an award.You don't deserve an award for portraying a trans-woman, because you're a man."
Continue reading: Jared Leto OWNS Bigot At Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto have shared laughs at the press conference for Oscar nominated Dallas Buyers Club in London.
Ahead of the Oscars, Dallas Buyers Club stars Matthew Mcconaughey and Jared Leto have held a laugh filled press conference in London. In an unusually relaxed atmosphere for such an event, the two stars swapped jokes and stories together, leading to some interesting revelations about one of the award seasons most acclaimed movies.
Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof in 'Dallas Buyers Club'
The first big revelation came from Jared Leto who revealed he hand’t even seen the movie yet! The actor, who described himself as a control freak, said he’d recently seen a bit of the trailer by accident but hasn't seen the full film.
Continue reading: Oscar-Nominee Jared Leto Admits He Hasn't Even Seen 'Dallas Buyers Club'
'Dallas Buyers Club' scores another award nomination as the GLAAD award nominees are revealed.
‘Dallas Buyers Club’ is leading this year’s GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) nominations. The film starring Matthew Mcconaughey and Jared Leto has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Film - Wide Release category. It has already picked up a Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award for star Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, as well as six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay.
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto star in 'Dallas Buyers Club'
The movie tells the real life story of Dallas electrician Ron Woodroof, who after being diagnosed with AIDs and given 30 days to live attempts to find treatments from across the globe. He also meets other people living with the disease including a transgender woman played by Jared Leto.
Continue reading: 'Dallas Buyers Club' Leads GLAAD Nominations, Ahead Of Oscars
Check out the biggest movie mistakes for this year's Oscars nominated films
The Oscars nominations 2014 list comprises a ridiculously strong set of films, actors and directors. It’s been a great year, with 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club and Gravity dominating Academy voters’ minds, and all have enjoyed fruitful returns from the box office.
Sandra can't believe what she's reading about her film
It’s not all perfect though; many of the films nominated for Best Picture feature are riddled with continuity errors and historical inaccuracies, not to mention some scientific miscalculations.
Continue reading: Oscars 2014: Which Film Holds The Award For Most Mistakes?
Golden Globes successes brought Oscar nominations speculation this week as movie awards overshadow all other news.
Golden Globes Glory: Last weekend's Golden Globe awards set hearts racing ahead of March's Oscars with plenty of deserving winners next to a few jaw-dropping snubs. 12 Years A Slave predictably came out on top with the big gong but a few unpredictabilities set award odds and Oscars speculation askew. Newbie comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine saw off rivals to claim two awards whilst Blue Jasmine's Cate Blanchett took the leading lady award alongside Dallas Buyers Club's for the men.
Gravity's Alfonso Cuarón stole Best Director from Steve McQueen whilst Breaking Bad and Behind The Candelabra snatched the big TV awards. The surprise wins also made for some truly memorable speeches too, with Elisabeth Moss exclamation of "Oh s**t!" and Jacqueline Bisset's sweary ramble marking two particular highlights. Read about all the winners here.
It's taken it's time, but Mcconaughey finally has the respect he deserves
Matthew McConaughy is on a real hot streak right now, proving that reputations can be shaken almost as quickly as they’re gained in the fickle entity that is Hollywood. Following up his moving performance as the drifting outsider in Mud with an award winning turn in Dallas Buyers Club, the one-time, almost exclusively topless romantic comedy star is heading into The Oscars with a nomination for Best Actor, and he’s a solid chance of taking it home, too.
Matthew Mcconaughey and Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club
This week has been particularly fun for the Texan: he edged out some tough competition for the Best Actor in a Drama award at the Golden Globes, and yesterday he was the proud recipient of the equivalent award at The Critics’ Choice awards.
Continue reading: Matthew McConaughy's Journey From Topless Rom-Commer To Oscar Contender
Jared Leto took home yet another award for his role in 'Dallas Buyers Club', and in his acceptance speech, he paid reverence to the man who dragged him back to Hollywood.
Jared Leto may have given one of the best award speeches of the year so far at the Critics' Choice Awards.
Jared Leto displaying his Golden Globe
The actor, who won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, honored those the film was working to fight for.
At age 71, Martin Scorsese proves with this riotous romp that he's one of the most energetic, audacious filmmakers working in America at the moment. And with his long-time 74-year-old editor Thelma Schoonmaker, he has created one of the most entertaining cautionary tales in recent memory. Not only does it highlight an unruly period in banking history, but it has a lot to say about where we are now.
This is the true story of Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio), who was 21 when he got his first job on Wall Street in the rough-and-tumble 1980s. Thanks to his illicit deals, he was a multi-millionaire within five years, tutored by a jaded veteran (McConaughey) and assisted by an enthusiastic novice (Hill). Along the way, he also swaps for a much more glamorous wife (Robbie), whose British aunt (Lumley) becomes part of his scam to stash his cash with a shady Swiss banker (Dujardin). But with an FBI agent (Chandler) on his trail, Jordan suspects that the high life can't go on forever.
At just under three hours long, the film sometimes feels like it is wallowing in the excessive sex and drugs along with these Wall Street criminals. But there's a jagged undercurrent to everything: all of this hedonism may look like fun, but someone is paying the price. The film is an often thrilling series of set-pieces that roll out in waves of comedy, tragedy and farce as these people play on the edge of an abyss. And it's great to see scenes play out in real time, with deep conversations, riotous comedy riffs and characters who are full of conflicting layers.
Continue reading: The Wolf Of Wall Street Review
Idris Elba loses Golden Globe prize for Best Actor to Matthew McConaughey.
No Globe for Idris this year
'The Wire' star impressed critics with his performance as late humanitarian Nelson Mandela, with our own critic Rich Cline describing him as having 'enormous presence. with the right physicality and charisma', but it seems that it just hasn't been enough at this year's Globes. The movie was nominated for a remarkable four awards and did manage to land Best Original Song - Motion Picture; an award which went to U2 for 'Ordinary Love'.
Continue reading: Idris Loses Golden Globe Hopes For 'Mandela' And 'Luther'
The Golden Globes went out to some pretty deserving nominees, but what about the ones we didn't expect to win?
The Golden Globe Awards were handed out last night and whilst all the awards went out to truly deserving parties after a ground-breaking year in film and television, there were plenty of notable surprise winners and even more fantastic performances snubbed. Read about all the winners here.
Cate Blanchett's Best Actress Award For A Drama Film Seemed To Come Out Of The Blue (Jasmine).
Whilst few were surprised that 12 Years A Slave picked up the evening's crowning award, the Best Motion Picture for Drama, the movie apparently hadn't originally appealed to the Hollywood Foreign Press, despite global critical acclaim. Nevertheless, Steve McQueen's slavery drama took home the award, seeing of some admittedly strong competition from Nebraska, Philomena, Rush and Gravity.
Continue reading: Golden Globes 2014: The Biggest Surprises And Snubs Of The Awards
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are back on TV with 'True Detective', a new drama on HBO.
Matthew McConaughey at the premiere of 'Wolf of Wall Street'
True Detective hasn't even started, but executive producer Nic Pizzolatto has some wild ideas about where he'd like the show to go.
The anthology series kicks off this Sunday. Check out the trails below.
HBO’s new flagship drama sees Woody Harrelson and Matthew Mcconaughey hunt a serial killer in Louisiana. Apart from a few viral emails, a website, an eerie trailer and a brand new clip, there hasn’t been much in the way of information about the new anthology series.
But that hasn’t stopped people getting excited. It could be HBO’s stellar small screen name; it could be the intriguing marketing approach, or it could be the on-screen star quality, either way, we struggling to keep our ‘reasons we’re excited list’ down to 5. We weren’t allowed to do 9,339.
Continue reading: 5 Reasons To Be Excited For HBO's True Detective
It's a wild ride of drinking, drugs, debauchery and deception when the ambitious Jordan Belfort decides that he wants to be one of the rich kids. Starting out his stockbroker business in a small office with a handful of employees, his aims are simple; target only the richest people in the country. It isn't long before Belfort and his team find themselves with more money than they know what to do with and begin to live their lives manically high off the success. However, Belfort hasn't exactly been making what you'd call an honest living and pretty soon the secrets of his fraudulent profits and money laundering draws attention from the authorities. And not only that, his disregard for others' sufferings means he's got a lot more to lose than his beloved business.
'The Wolf of Wall Street' is a gritty white-collar crime drama based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, a former stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for his fraudulent activity in 1998 and subsequently wrote two memoirs entitled 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Catching the Wolf of Wall Street'. The new movie has been directed by the Oscar winning Martin Scorsese ('Shutter Island', 'Goodfellas', 'The Departed') and written by multi-Primetime Emmy winning writer Terence Winter ('The Sopranos', 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Brooklyn Rules').
'Interstellar' trailer intrigues, confuses and delights.
The first trailer for Christopher Nolan's upcoming sci-fi epic Interstellar has hit the web, and it's clear that the Dark Knight director is keeping everyone guessing. The official synopsis is that Interstellar follows the human obsession with overcoming the impossible and cutting down the limitations - but, well, that could mean anything.
Ok, so there's a little more than that. Essentially, a group of curious space-explorers uncover a wormhole in the universe that can allow them to make critical shortcuts through spacetime. They set out on an intergalactic expedition never before undertaken by man, to find whole new worlds.
At a time where scientists and explorers are on the verge of reaching a stalemate with making new discoveries and extending the limits of human endeavour, a group of ever-curious space explorers uncover a wormhole in the universe that can allow them to make critical shortcuts through spacetime. The team set out on an intergalactic expedition never before untaken by man, to find whole new worlds of new discoveries, hidden dimensions and unearth the key to time travel.
Continue: Interstellar Trailer
The first teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic was released this week
Earlier this week we were treated to the first teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellar. The trailer really did put the 'teaser' back in to teaser trailer, as it consisted only of archive footage of various historical events, with Matthew Mcconaughey's rich Texan drawl narrating something inspirational over the top of the images. It gave absolutely nothing away in regards to what we can expect to see in the film, but frankly we don't even care.
Not to jump to conclusions, but Nolan might have done it again
Nolan has been working in relative secrecy on the project along with his brother, Jonathan Nolan, with the basis of the film apparently being inspired by a story by physicist Kip S. Thorne. We already know this, as well as the fact that McConaughey will be starring in the film alongside Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine and others, and after seeing the first glimpse of the film this is still all we know in regards to what the Nolan Bros. have in store for us. Their secrecy might make some angry, but frankly the secrecy is just making us more and more excited for the complex film.
Steve McQueen's slavery drama leads 'Dallas Buyers Club,' 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' and 'August: Osage County' in the Screen Actors Guild nominations.
12 Years a Slave hasn't even been released in most countries yet but has already been heaped with accolades with more awards bound to blossom from the scores of nominations Steve McQueen's movie has garnered. The Screen Actors Guild awards nominations are out and yet again the slavery drama starring Chiwetel Ejiofor has emerged on top with four major nominations.
Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' Leads The SAG Nominations.
The critically lauded movie is up for best ensemble, best male actor (Chewitel Ejiofor), best supporting male actor (Michael Fassbender) and best supporting female actor (Lupita Nyong'o). 12 Years will come up against American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, Lee Daniels' The Butler and August: Osage County in the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category, according to the LA Times.
Continue reading: SAG Awards Noms & Snubs: '12 Years A Slave' Leads The Way [Trailer]
The SAG nominations were fairly predictable, though there was no room for Robert Redford.
This morning we were treated to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations. It's one of the biggest award ceremonies on the movie calendar and, well, it's kind of a big deal. Forget the Globes - this is the ceremony that best predicts what's going to happen at the Oscars, with Shakespeare in Love, Chicago, Crash, Return of the King, Slumdog Millionaire, No Country For Old Men, Slumdog Millionaire, The King's Speech and Argo all winning the best ensemble cast award before going on to win best picture at the Academy Awards.
Forest Whitaker [L] in Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'
Obviously, we're not really interested in who got nominated today - we want to know who got snubbed, right? Well, this article probably isn't going to be too lengthy given that most of the nominations announcement was fairly predictable.
Continue reading: Forget The Screen Actors Guild Nominees, WHO GOT SNUBBED?!
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