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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

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Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves - 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th January 2015

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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

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Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves

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

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Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves

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

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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

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Matthew Mcconaughey - Matthew McConaughey leaving his hotel in New York City - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 5th November 2014

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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

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Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves - Matthew McConaughey leaving his hotel in New York - New York City, United States - Monday 3rd November 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Camila Alves McConaughey and Matthew Mcconaughey - 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 25th August 2014

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Matthew Mcconaughey - 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 19th June 2014

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Interstellar Trailer


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.

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Brad Pitt Ready To Sign Deal To Star In 'True Detective' Season 2?


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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.

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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.

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Brad Pitt Throws Matthew McConaughey A Beer. Internet Explodes [Video]


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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.

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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.  

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Chiwetel Ejiofor To Play James Bond Villain In 'Bond 24'?


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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.

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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. 

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Christopher Nolan Shooting 'Interstellar' Like "A Documentary"


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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.

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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. 

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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

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Matthew Mcconaughey - Matthew McConaughey arrives at Los Angeles International (LAX) airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 22nd March 2014

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'True Detective': Matthew McConaughey Delved Deep Into The 'Four Rust Cohles'


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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 Rust CohleMatthew 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”.

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So What's Next For The Big Oscar Winners?


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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.

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Jared Leto Wins Oscar For Transgender Role, Gets Criticized By Transgender Community


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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.

Matthew McConaughey and Jared LetoJared 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.

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Matthew Mcconaughey - The 86th Annual Oscars - Press Room - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

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Why Matthew McConaughey Could Win Successive Best Actor Oscars


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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.

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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. 

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Matthew McConaughey's Best Actor Acceptance Speech: The Best Or Worst Of All Time?


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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.

matthew mcconaughey oscars speech 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).

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McConaissance Is Complete As Matthew McConaughey Wins Oscar For Best Actor


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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.

Matthew McConaugheyJared 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.

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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

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Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Bonnie Sturdivant and Matthew Mcconaughey - The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards pressroom - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

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Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves - 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 2nd March 2014

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Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves - The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

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Dallas Buyers Club? Matthew McConaughey's Finest Performance Lies On TV


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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.

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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.

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Matthew McConaughey Was Far From First Choice In 'Dallas Buyers Club' Casting [Trailer]


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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.

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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."

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Oscars 2014: Why Jared Leto Will Win A Supporting Actor Category Full Of Spring Chickens


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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.

Matthew McConaughey and Jared LetoJared 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.

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Ignore The Bookies, It Could Be Leonardo DiCaprio's Year At The Oscars


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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.

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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.

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True Detective Season 2: Which Pairing Can Pick Up From Cohle And Hart?


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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.

True DetectiveWoody 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.

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Matthew Mcconaughey - Matthew McConaughey attends a Q&A session during a double-feature bonus event for the movies Dallas Buyers Club and Mud held at Harmony Gold - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 20th February 2014

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Matthew McConaughey And Others Who Shed The Pounds For Movie Roles


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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 mcconaughey weight loss 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! 


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5 Things You Didn't Know About HBO's 'True Detective'


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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.

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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.

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Dallas Buyers Club Interviews: Matthew McConaughey And Jared Leto [Video]


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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.

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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.

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Channing Tatum Writes 'Magic Mike' Roadtrip Sequel Under Gaze Of McConaughey Bust


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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.

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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.

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Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club Video Interview


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.

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Dallas Buyers Club Review


Excellent

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.

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Jared Leto OWNS Bigot At Santa Barbara International Film Festival


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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 LetoJared 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."

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Oscar-Nominee Jared Leto Admits He Hasn't Even Seen 'Dallas Buyers Club'


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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.

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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.

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Matthew Mcconaughey - Photocall with Matthew McConaughey for his latest movie 'Dallas Buyers Club' at Hotel Adlon. - Berlin, Germany - Friday 31st January 2014

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'Dallas Buyers Club' Leads GLAAD Nominations, Ahead Of Oscars


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‘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'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.

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Oscars 2014: Which Film Holds The Award For Most Mistakes?


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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.

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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.

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A Week In News: Globes And Oscars Mania, Prince Finds His Funny Bone, Lena Dunham Gets A Vogue Make-Over


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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.

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Matthew McConaughy's Journey From Topless Rom-Commer To Oscar Contender


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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.

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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.

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Jared Leto Accepts Critics' Choice Award By Doing An Impression Of Matthew McConaughey


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Jared Leto may have given one of the best award speeches of the year so far at the Critics' Choice Awards.

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The actor, who won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, honored those the film was working to fight for.

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The Wolf Of Wall Street Review


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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.

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Idris Loses Golden Globe Hopes For 'Mandela' And 'Luther'


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Idris Elba loses out on a Golden Globe gong for Best Actor in 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' as Matthew Mcconaughey takes home the award.

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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'.

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Golden Globes 2014: The Biggest Surprises And Snubs Of The Awards


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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.

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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.

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Matthew McConaughey And Woody Harrelson Star In New HBO Drama 'True Detective'


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This season, HBO is pulling out the big guns for True Detective. The new show stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew Mcconaughey, and that is just the beginning.

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True Detective hasn't even started, but executive producer Nic Pizzolatto has some wild ideas about where he'd like the show to go.

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5 Reasons To Be Excited For HBO's True Detective


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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.

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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.

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The Wolf Of Wall Street - Clips


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'). 

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'Interstellar' - Christopher Nolan Keeps Us Guessing With Sci-Fi Epic [Trailer]


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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.

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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.

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Interstellar Trailer


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.

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First Glimpse At 'Interstellar' Gives Very Little Away - Why Are We So Excited Then!?


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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.

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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.

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SAG Awards Noms & Snubs: '12 Years A Slave' Leads The Way [Trailer]


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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.

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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.

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Forget The Screen Actors Guild Nominees, WHO GOT SNUBBED?!


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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. 

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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.

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Matthew McConaughey Completes U-Turn As 'Dallas Buyers Club' Stuns The Critics


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It’s official, Matthew Mcconaughey’s days as an up-and-coming, comedy actor are over. Mud and Dallas Buyer’s Club have seen to that, with what looks like a sterling performance in True Detectives coming in January to boot. But it’s the 44-year-old’s performance as Ron Woodruff that has the critic’s heads in a spin.

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Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club.

Woodruff was a cowboy unfamiliar with the quieter side of life. Always living as he pleased, his stormy existence came into serious doubt when he was given 30 days to live after being diagnosed with the AIDs virus - a death sentence in the 80s, when the film is set.

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Matthew McConaughey And Scarlett Johansson Honoured At Rome Film Festival


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Matthew Mcconaughey and Scarlett Johansson have won awards at a film festival in Rome, Italy on Saturday (Nov 16th), reports the BBC.

The 44 year-old actor won an award for his Oscar tipped role in 'Dallas Buyers Club' where he plays an aids activist from the 1980s.

McConaughey plays a Texas Cowboy called Ron Woodroof, who is HIV positive in the early days of the AIDS epidemic.

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Matthew McConaughey Still Plays The Congas Naked, Talks 'Dallas Buyers Club' Weight Drop


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Matthew Mcconaughey may have been in show business for two decades but GQ's latest Man of the Year has recently shown that he's far from being on his way out of Hollywood's top roles and accolades.

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We See Matthew McConaughey At His Peak In 'Dallas Buyers Club.'

The 44 year-old actor can currently be seen starring in Dallas Buyers Club, a movie where he plays a drug addict who becomes infected with AIDS and starts up a drug trafficking business. To play the role of Ron Woodruff, McConaughey was asked to drop 135 pounds and photos taken at the time show a much more emaciated form than the wholesome Texan cowboy fans are used to seeing.

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Matthew McConaughey Wins Over His Critics With Remarkable 'Dallas Buyers Club' Performance


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Matthew Mcconaughey has been the butt of many a joke over the course of his career, with his acting ability often brought into question by critics and jokers alike thanks to his largely uninspired choice of roles. His latest film, however, is a major departure from his usual rom-com venture and has even had people crying out for him to be awarded an Oscar, or at least get a nomination for his work in Dallas Buyers Club.

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McConaughey is exceptional in the film

McConaughey stars as Ron Woodroof in the true story of the former Dallas Cowboys star who is stricken with the still-largely unknown and misunderstood HIV virus in 1986. Abandoned by his friends and acquaintances and given just 30 days to live by his largely unhelpful team of doctors, Woodroof is forced to take matters into his own hands and ships in various 'cures' and treatments from across the globe. Soon he begins to build up a surplus of supplies and begins distributing them among the largely ignored HIV-suffering population, meeting like-minded people on his trip, including Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto, both of whom have also been widely praised for their performances.

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Matthew McConaughey Stuns In 'Dallas Buyers Club'


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Critics have been stunned by Matthew Mcconaughey's performance in Dallas Buyers Club, which has been the central focus of reviews about the upcoming film.

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Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club.

Matthew McConaughey stars in Dallas Buyers Club as HIV positive Texas Cowboy, Ron Woodroof. The film is based on the true story of Woodroof and the early days of the AIDS epidemic. When Woodroof was diagnosed with HIV he was given 30 days to live and, receiving little help from the government or his acquaintances, attempts to find treatments from across the globe. Along the way he encounters other HIV positive people and discovers a way to ensure these people could buy treatment. 

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You Don't Scam Tom Hanks - Actor's Insurance Broker Lands In Jail


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Well, actually, you do scam Tom Hanks. What you don’t do is get away with it. Jerry Goldman, an insurance broker who overcharged Tom Hanks his wife Rita Wilson, had ended up with a 27 month stretch in jail.

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Tom Hanks as Richard Phillips

The broker, according to The Hollywood Reporter, received a 27-month sentence Monday and was also was ordered to pay about $840,000 in restitution. Between 1998 and 2011, reports suggest, Goldman inflated premiums by as much as 600 percent and created fake invoices to hide the scam.

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Idris Elba Hospitalised After Suffering Asthma Attack On Way To South Africa


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Idris Elba has been admitted to a unspecified UK hospital after suffering an asthma attack whilst on his way to the premiere of new film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The Brit-actor suffered the attack whilst on board the plane, but was able to be removed from the aircraft whilst it was still in the UK and taken to a near-by hospital to recover.

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Long Walk to Freedom has been given mixed reviews

Elba, who stars alongside fellow Brit Naomie Harris (who plays his wife Winnie Mandela) in the film, was forced to miss a press conference due to take place upon his arrival earlier today (2 Nov.), however producers have said that they remain confident that the star will be able to fly out and attend the premiere of the film on Sunday, 3 November, according to Sky News.

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Is Matthew McConaughey In Line For A Surprise Oscar? Jared Leto Too?


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Matthew Mcconaughey plays a cowboy in his latest film, Dallas Buyers Club. And he could be riding a dark horse into the 2014 Oscars with his role as Ron Woodruff. Jared Leto, too, is being mooted as a strong underdog.

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Woodruff was a tumultuous character, homophobic, drug-addled and violent. This was until he was diagnosed with HIV and given 30 days to live. He then set about creating one of the most elaborate drug rings America has known.

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The Movies Beckon This Weekend: 'Last Vegas', 'Enders Game,' 'Dallas Buyers Club' [Trailers]


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We've been spoiled by great films all year and this first week of November is no different with a cornucopia of cinematic excitement headed towards US shores.

'Last Vegas' - Out 1st Nov.

Arguably the most entertaining release of the week will be Jon Turteltaub's new comedy, Last Vegas. The movie has assembled a sterling cast of older actors, including Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline. To call the movie the grandpa's version of The Hangover would not be giving the film credit for its compelling premise which makes for a hugely watchable film with a driving force of solid acting talent.

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Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer


Jordan Belfort started out his stockbroker business in a tiny office with a small group of people and had the intention of targeting only the richest people in America as their clientele. With such a small percentage of individuals lined up as hopeful patrons, their dreams of immense fortune and a life of luxury seemed embarrassingly unlikely. However, pretty soon the company starts to ooze more money than they can handle and it's parties, alcohol and women all round. Unfortunately, it soon becomes clear to everyone that what Belfort was doing to earn his fortune is not entirely legal and he risks his freedom and his wealthy lifestyle when the FBI get involved.

'The Wolf of Wall Street' is a white-collar crime drama based on the two memoirs by the real Belfort, who was jailed in 1998 for a string of fraudulent offences including money laundering. The autobiographies have since been translated into 18 different languages and now the Oscar winning Martin Scorsese ('Shutter Island', 'Goodfellas', 'The Departed') directs the screen adaptation which has been written by multi-Primetime Emmy winning writer Terence Winter ('The Sopranos', 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Brooklyn Rules'). The movie is set to be release on January 17th 2014.

The Wolf of Wall Street Movie Review - Click Here To Read

Jake Gyllenhaal Swaps Biceps For Bones As He Slims Down For 'Nightcrawler'


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Jake Gyllenhaal becomes the latest actor to take his new role to the extreme by losing a significant twenty pounds for crime drama 'Nightcrawler'.

The 'Brokeback Mountain' star looked alarmingly different as he appeared on the red carpet at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards on Monday (October 21st 2013), his usual padded cheeks now sunken and definitely looking a far cry from the bulky frame he adopted for 2010 adventure flick 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'. In his new film 'Nightcrawler', due for release in 2014, he plays Lou; a freelance crime journalist who finds himself amidst the treacherous world of corruption hidden by the glitzy front of LA.

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Jake looks a shadow of the bulky figure he had in 2010

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Something To Fill The Imminent 'Breaking Bad' Void: HBO's 'True Detective'


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There are only three episodes of Breaking Bad left. Everything needs to be sorted out in three episodes. It seems a lot, but we’re pretty sure that once those credits roll on the season finale, we won’t be left disappointed by the ending. That fact that it’s ended, though, may well leave some people in a state of withdrawal.

Watch the delightfully terrifying True Detective trailer here

Enter True Detective. Starring Matthew Mcconaughey and Woody Harrelson, Kevin Dunn, Michelle Monaghan, Alexandra Daddario and Elizabeth Reaser, the brand new original HBO drama follows two detectives as they hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana, and is set across seventeen years.

Continue reading: Something To Fill The Imminent 'Breaking Bad' Void: HBO's 'True Detective'

Has 'Dallas Buyers Club' Entered The Oscars Race? [Trailer + Pictures]


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The 2014 Oscars will be dominated by films based on a true stories, and a worthy addition to that lengthy list is Dallas Buyers Club, the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician who went to war with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies after being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986.

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Playing Woodroof is Matthew McConaughey, and the chain-smoking, whiskey-downing cocaine-sniffing rodeo cowboy is masterfully portrayed in Dallas Buyers, or so says the reviews. Now we’re looking at another Oscar contender.

Continue reading: Has 'Dallas Buyers Club' Entered The Oscars Race? [Trailer + Pictures]

Matthew McConaughey Sparks Oscars Buzz With 'The Dallas Buyers Club' Trailer


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Matthew Mcconaughey has a very real chance of scoring his first ever Oscar nomination for The Dallas Buyers Club. Before this week, we'd only been treated to stills from the drama - showing the Hollywood actor playing a dangerously thin AIDS patient - though now we have the trailer, and the 38-year-old's performance comes across very, very well.

Early reaction suggest The Dallas Buyers Club could be McConaughey's strongest role yet and the first footage appears to corroborate with that line of thought. The thing is: if McConaughey is going to score a lead actor nomination, then Jared Leto may get the nod for supporting actor by default. He plays fellow AIDS patient Rayon, who weighed just 116 pounds during filming, evoking memories of Christian Bale's chilling appearance in The Machinist.

Based on a true story, The Dallas Buyers Club sees McConaughey play Texas electrician Ron Woodroof, a man who found himself in a life or death battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies.

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Magic Mike To Return Better And In Less Clothing Than Ever In Broadway Adaptation


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We don’t tend to think of Magic Mike as high entertainment (actually, we rarely think of it at all,) but all that might be about to change with Channing Tatum’s announcement that the film will be adapted into a Broadway musical. In any case, hot male strippers singing and dancing live for a couple of hours? We would have absolutely no problem with the idea. Deadline was first to announce the news, also introducing the writing team - Next to Normal's Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey will write the songs and Glee writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will pen the script.

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The new dad might stay behind the scnes for this one.

This project has been in the works for over a year now, with Channing Tatum hinting at a musical adaptation. And of course, the questions of whether he would actually appear onstage – because what’s Magic Mike without Channing Tatum – have been rampant. Tatum does have a producer’s credit on the show, but it doesn’t look likely that he himself will appear onstage.

Continue reading: Magic Mike To Return Better And In Less Clothing Than Ever In Broadway Adaptation

Where Does 'The Lone Ranger' Rank In List Of Biggest Movie Flops?


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Ok, so by now everyone's well aware that Jerry Buckheimer and Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger is a monumental flop - a serious disaster that could cost Disney $150 million. The Johnny Depp-Armie Hammer starring western took just $48.9 million over the usually lucrative five-day Independence Day weekend - leaving it miles from its $175 million marketing budget, not to mention its $250 million production costs.

The Lone Ranger
Johnny Depp starred as Tonto and Armie Hammer played The Lone Ranger

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney is praying for a return of $150 million abroad, taking its worldwide total to $275 million and $150 million short of its $425 million total budget. "It's very disappointing," said Disney executive vice-president of worldwide distribution Dave Hollis. "Everything was perfect on paper, so today was incredibly frustrating." The problem is, nothing could be described as perfect. If Hollis is referring to Johnny Depp than it's lazy marketing. If he's referring to Verbinski in the directorial seat, or the bloated budget, than it's just stupid talk. The Lone Ranger has received some of the worst reviews of the year - it's a terrible movie - and unfortunately, nobody wants to watch big-budget westerns. Did Cowboys and Aliens teach them nothing? 

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'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Trailer: Could It Finally Be Leonardo DiCaprio's Time? [Trailer And Pictures]


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Wow, this one looks pretty damn good doesn't it? The Wolf of Wall Street trailer, starring Leonardo Dicaprio as stockbroker Jordan Belfort, exploded onto the internet on Sunday (June 16, 2013) with tons of verve and energy. Directed by Martin Scorsese and based on Belfort's memoirs, the movie boasts a pretty stellar cast headed by DiCaprio and held firmly together by a particularly strong and funny looking performance from the excellent Matthew Mcconaughey

Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall StreetLeonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street

New York stockbroker Belfort refused to cooperate in a large FBI fraud case involving corruption into corporate banking and mob infiltration, living a hard-partying lifestyle at the same time. He made thousands of dollars a minute, spending it on sex, drugs and international travel before it all came crashing down. 

Continue reading: 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Trailer: Could It Finally Be Leonardo DiCaprio's Time? [Trailer And Pictures]

The Wolf Of Wall Street - Teaser Trailer


Jordan Belfort is a successful stockbroker, multi-millionaire and motivational speaker from New York who had enough money to throw anywhere he wanted. He was arrested and jailed in 1998 for a string of fraudulent activities surrounding stock market manipulation including money laundering and mob infiltration. He served 22 months in prison after being given a sentence of 4 years, famously refusing to cooperate during the case which exposed massive corruption on Wall Street. His crime was fuelled by his loved of alcohol, parties, women and, generally, the finer things in life including his luxury yacht which was originally built for Coco Chanel. He wrote two memoirs which were published in around 40 countries and have since been translated into 18 different languages.

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Mud Review


Very Good

Writer-director Nichols continues to get inside the heads of his characters with this involving but overlong dramatic thriller. Like his previous film Take Shelter, this is another fable-like movie, this time harking back to Huck Finn with a boys' adventure story set on the waterways of rural Arkansas. It's impeccably shot and edited, with terrific performances even from side characters. But at over two hours, the long running-time tries our patience.

Our hero is Ellis (Sheridan), a shy but steely 14-year-old who dreams of one day escaping his backwoods community. For entertainment, he explores the rivers with his pal Neckbone (Lofland), and when they hear rumours of a boat stranded in a tree, they have to investigate. Sure enough, there it is, then inside it they discover the fugitive Mud (McConaughey). Even though he's wanted for murder, they decide to help free the boat so he can escape with his battered girlfriend Juniper (Witherspoon), who's hiding in a local motel. But Ellis and Neckbone need some help with this elaborate plan, so they turn to the scary old man (Shepard) who lives across the river.

Cinematographer Adam Stone beautifully captures both the evocative settings and the expressive faces of the actors, who all bring an introspective touch to their characters. Sheridan and Lofland are excellent in the lead roles, which are pretty demanding as these two teens have to grow up quickly. And McConaughey and Witherspoon dive fully into their much flashier roles, constantly surprising us with sparky details that take these people in unexpected directions. There's also a telling smaller role for Nichols' regular Shannon as Neckbone's haunted, sidelined guardian.

Continue reading: Mud Review

Video - Matthew McConaughey And Reese Witherspoon Are Snapped At A 'Mud' Screening At The Museum Of Modern Art


The Cinema Society teamed up with FIJI Water and Levi for their screening of 'Mud' at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. 'Magic Mike' star Matthew Mcconaughey and 'Walk The Line' actress Reese Witherspoon turned up at the screening as the movie's main stars, with Reese in a classy black mini dress and Matthew not attempting to blend in with a shiny red and blue Vivienne Westwood suit.

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