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Jake Chambers is an 11-year-old boy who has been having visions of a strange other world in his dreams, characterised by a formidable tower, a man in black and another man known as the gunslinger. These disturbing premonitions aren't something that his therapist can help him with, however, and soon he is sucked into a new dimension; an Old West themed realm called Mid-World that was once populated by knights known as gunslingers and is now slowly dying. It's there he meets the supposed last gunslinger named Roland Deschain and with him embarks on a quest to find the tower in End-World, unlock its secrets and use it to save both his world and Jake's. Meanwhile they have an adversary working against them; the man in black aka Walter Padick is a powerful sorcerer who wants to destroy the tower and therefore unleash hell on both worlds.
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The critically-acclaimed anthology series may return for a third season, with the first two episodes already written.
Upon the release of its first season in 2014, 'True Detective' became an instant smash hit, impressing critics and the general public with its gritty and unique style of storytelling. Woody Harrelson and Matthew Mcconaughey were the pair who led the series' first outing as frenemies Marty and Rust, tasked with investigating the murder of a prostitute in what looked like a ritualistic killing.
Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell in 'True Detective' Season 2
The story that then played out was unlike anything anybody had seen on television in the past, captivating audiences across the globe and ensuring that millions tuned in throughout the weeks to see exactly what would come of the tale.
Continue reading: 'True Detective' Season 3 In The Works With David Milch
Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey star in the adaptation-sequel to 'The Dark Tower'.
The forthcoming adaptation of Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' series is coming this summer starring Matthew Mcconaughey and Idris Elba, but it's not your regular kind of adaptation. The movie will act as something of a sequel to the book series, with some familiar characters and an all new story.
Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba star in 'The Dark Tower'
We really hope this idea of continuing a novel saga in film catches on - 'Harry Potter' is kind of halfway there. 'The Dark Tower' continues on from events in the seventh and final book of Stephen King's saga of the same name (though a prequel was released in 2012 entitled 'The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole' that was meant to become the fifth novel); a series which he has more than once described as his magnum opus.
Continue reading: What To Expect From Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' [Pictures]
Ramirez couldn't have asked for a better partner on 'Gold'.
Sometimes working with a major Hollywood star can be a daunting experience, not least because they may not be the person they seem on TV. But for Edgar Ramirez, he didn't have a bad word to say about his 'Gold' co-star Matthew Mcconaughey, who he repeatedly describes as 'generous'.
Edgar Ramirez thinks Matthew McConaughey is very generous
There's not a lot to dislike about McConaughey; off-screen he's always come across as meek and polite, and his commitment to his work has always been shown visibly in his various drastic transformations over the years - most recently with 'Gold' in which he gained 45 pounds to play businessman Kenny Wells. To work with him, then, was even better than Ramirez could have imagined.
Continue reading: Edgar Ramirez: 'Matthew McConaughey Is The Best Partner'
Stoll spoke about the themes of 'Gold', out in UK cinemas now, plus the experiences of working with Matthew McConaughey.
As it is released in Britain following an impressive box office showing in America, Gold actor Corey Stoll has described what the film is about and his experiences shooting it, saying that it is “about capitalism”.
Gold tells the story of an unlucky, desperate prospector named Kenny Wells [Matthew Mcconaughey] in search of a payday, who teams up with geologist Michael Acosta [Edgar Ramirez] on a quest to find gold in the uncharted Borneo region of Indonesia.
40 year old Stoll, famous for roles in ‘House of Cards’ and Ant-Man, says Gold is really about “capitalism in all its forms – both in terms of how it has defined America and our relationship with the rest of the world, how it has brought us closer to the world and in conflict with it, and how it defines how we see ourselves.
Continue reading: Corey Stoll Says Capitalism Is The Core Of Gold
There's nothing better than that for an actor.
Actors choose to work on movies in many different ways and for many different reasons, but for Matthew Mcconaughey, he chose the Bre-X mining scandal drama 'Gold' because it's hands down his favourite sort of film to go and watch at a movie theatre.
Matthew McConaughey stars in 'Gold'
'I read this over three years ago and it was one of the few scripts, luckily, that I read that automatically I said, 'I have to do this, I have to be this guy, Kenny Wells'', he said. 'I love the movie, it's the kind of movie that I wanna go see. It's the type of thriller, it's the type of drama, it's got the right type of character that I wanna go see. If I've got a choice of 20 pictures, this is the one that I'm gonna go see. My favourite kind of movies to watch.'
Continue reading: Gold Is The Kind Of Movie Matthew McConaughey Wants To Watch
The quality of the animation in this musical comedy may not be up to Pixar standards, but the story and characters are thoroughly endearing. And the music is fabulous. As it follows a group of likeable animals through a variety of plots and adventures, there's plenty for everyone in the audience to connect with. So even if the climactic action mayhem gets a bit ridiculous, the movie keeps us laughing. And it also makes us want to get up on that stage and belt out a few numbers.
It's set in a city populated by animals. Buster (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) is a koala who has been obsessed with musical theatre since he saw the diva Nana (Jennifer Hudson then Jennifer Saunders) perform when he was a child. So he grew up and bought the theatre. Now with audiences waning, he stages a musical competition to save the theatre. In the auditions, he selects his finalists: anarchist porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson), jazzy mafioso mouse Mike (Seth MacFarlane) and silky voiced gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton). He also teams up two pigs as a double-act: frazzled housewife Rosita (Reese Witherspoon) and German dancer Gunter (Nick Kroll). There's also golden-voiced elephant Meena (Tori Kelly), who's too shy to face the audience so takes a role backstage. Of course, nothing goes as planned.
The key conflict comes from Buster's frantic efforts to avoid bankruptcy, plus rather half-hearted action subplots involving a gang of bears and Johnny's criminally minded relatives. These generate quite a bit of tension that erupts into rather outrageously destructive slapstick along the way. More interesting are the personal journeys of the various contestants, especially as Ash, Meena and Johnny all discover their voices and Rosita finds inventive ways to balance her long-lost career with her role as a mother to 25 rambunctious piglets. Yes, the film is rather crowded with characters and storylines, and the animation looks plasticky, but everything comes together cleverly,
Continue reading: Sing Review
McConaughey gave his usual diet a break to play unlucky businessman Kenny Wells in 'Gold'.
Matthew Mcconaughey allowed himself to overly indulge by eating and drinking whatever and, whenever he wanted in preparation for his role in Stephen Gaghan’s crime adventure Gold.
The 47-year-old plays down and out businessman Kenny Wells, who’s let himself go physically, but refuses to give up on his dreams, believing he can still strike it rich. Speaking about his preparation for the role, McConaughey said: “He’s a guy who has a liquid lunch and liquid dinners a lot and has kind of let himself go, but has a huge amount of energy.
Matthew McConaughey’s weight ballooned to 211 pounds for Gold
Continue reading: Matthew McConaughey's Weight Rocketed To 211 Pounds
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stays at the top in spite of the success of Hidden Figures
It was a close run affair but Rogue One continued its dominance of the box office by staying at the top of the charts for a fourth consecutive week. The eight instalment in the Star Wars franchise narrowly retained the top spot by holding off the Fox production, Hidden Figures.
Janelle Monae Attends The International Film Festival Awards Gala
Continue reading: Rogue One Edges Hidden Figures In The Box Office
The eight instalment of the franchise shows no signs of slowing down
Disney sci-fi, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, continues to dominate the US Box Office with the franchise expected to deliver a third week at the top of the charts. Since premiering on December 16th, the eighth instalment in the Star Wars franchise has grossed $439 million in the US alone.
Diego Luna at the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Premiere
Continue reading: Rogue One Continues To Dominate US Box Office
Matthew McConaughey voiced his first ever animated characters this year.
In Kubo and the Two Strings Matthew Mcconaughey played the Beetle, and now he has the lead role as the koala Buster in the musical comedy Sing. And he discovered that he loves this kind of work.
"There's a real freedom to it that I look forward to taking back to my live-action acting," he says. "There's no self-consciousness whatsoever, because there's not a visual. You can wear shades and a hat and pyjamas if you want!"
Buster judging in Sing
Continue reading: Matthew McConaughey And Reese Witherspoon Love Working On Animations
Since its true story is still so timely after some 150 years, we can forgive this film for being somewhat dull in the way the events are recounted. Solid acting helps give the characters some soulfulness, and the issues are things society is still grappling with. Writer-director Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) may struggle to maintain the momentum of the story with his fragmented script, but he recreates the period beautifully and makes sure that the ideas resonate.
It's set in 1862 Mississippi, as the American Civil War is in full force and medic Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey) finds it increasingly difficult to serve in the Confederate Army. In addition to the rampant racism, he realises that this is little more than a class war: poor men fighting to help the rich maintain their wealth. So he abandons his post and returns home, where he assembles a ragtag militia from escaped slaves and deserters. Together, they claim that Jones County is a free state. Their battles with military forces and angry locals continue long after the war ends. But Newton and his second wife Rachel (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) keep fighting against the state's blatantly racist laws.
This story is intercut with another series of events 75 years later, as a descendant of Newton and Rachel fights a courtroom battle in which he's criminally charged with marrying a white woman, even though he's only one-eighth black. This sideroad has nothing to do with Newton's story, other than to connect it loosely to America's civil rights protests in the 1960s, so it drastically slows down the entire movie. There's a lot happening with Newton, but filmmaker Ross never quite lets a scene build up some momentum before cutting away to something else.
Continue reading: Free State Of Jones Review
Gold is more than a valuable commodity for Kenny Wells, to him it's an obsession. The year is 1988 and Wells lives in Reno with his partner, Kay. The balding, fast-aging man is constantly down on his luck and often resorts to pawning his partner's possessions just to get hold of a little money.
The wannabe businessman attempts to start many new ventures but constantly finds himself being turned away. One day Wells awakes from his slumber and recalls a vivid dream telling him to go find Gold in unchartered territory. Kenny has little knowledge of how to make it work but knows that this is the big break he's been waiting for.
Teaming up with geologist Michael Acosta, Wells tells Acosta about the land he feels is rich with unmined gold reserves in Indonesia. Talking Acosta into the project, they begin their ambitious dig with basic supplies and minimal investment. As their workers begin to see that their efforts are not garnering any results they begin to leave and everything looks like it's going against the Americans.
Continue: Gold Trailer
From Laika (The Boxtrolls), this is one of the most beautiful, sophisticated animated films in many years. Not only does every moment of the movie look exquisite, but the story is smart, original and hugely entertaining. The themes it explores with a very light touch are rich and deep, provocative and engaging. And since there's so much to the movie, the comedy is that much sharper, the action that much more thrilling and the ultimate message that much more powerful.
Set in mythical Japan, the story centres on a cheeky young boy named Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson) who lost an eye when he was attacked as an infant by his grandfather (Ralph Fiennes) and two aunts (Rooney Mara times two). His father died in the struggle, but his mother got him out and raised him in a cave, making sure he never stayed outdoors after dark when his grandfather, the Moon King, could see him. A boy with boundless imagination, Kubo uses music and origami to entertain the villagers with the elaborately epic tale of his father's lifelong quest for three important pieces of armour. But one evening he stays out too late, and has to flee from his attacking aunts. Now his only companion is a sardonic monkey (Charlize Theron) and a forgetful warrior (Matthew McConaughey) who has been transformed into a big beetle. Together they decide to search for the armour so they can take on the Moon King once and for all.
This journey is the main body of the movie, encompassing comedy, adventure and some very scary moments. All of the story's twists and turns echo with the complexity of family and relationships, as Kubo tries to understand the things his parents could never tell him about himself. He also, of course, wants to better understand his own magical abilities, which are animated in breathtaking ways throughout the story. Perhaps accomplishing his father's quest will bring answers. And of course the real challenge for Kubo is to realise that everything he needs is right around him.
Continue reading: Kubo And The Two Strings Review
Famously booed at its Cannes press screening in 2015, Gus Van Sant's The Sea of Trees is finally getting a US release.
The film's star Matthew Mcconaughey doesn't mind how people react. "I would say, real simply, anyone has as much right to boo as they do to ovate." In the film, McConaughey plays Arthur, a man who walks into Japan's notorious Aokigahara Forest to kill himself, for reasons that are discovered through flashbacks. Costars include Naomi Watts as his wife and Ken Watanabe as a suicidal man he meets in the woods.
McConaughey enjoyed Van Sant's loose approach to the narrative. "I like a lot of his work and we just came together on this one," he says. "It's hands down an exceptional script. It moved me. Rarely do I stand up and have to walk around and yell at a script on the page as I read it. I cried at this script. I was mad at it. I was screaming. That doesn't happen very often."
Continue reading: Gus Van Sant's The Sea Of Trees Set For US Release
He hadn't heard Newt Knight's story before signing on to the project.
After winning his Oscar two years ago, Matthew Mcconaughey has enjoyed picking unexpected projects like his new movie, Free State of Jones. This is the true story of Newt Knight, a southerner who led a group of escaped slaves and poor white farmers in a rebellion against the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
Free State Of Jones stars Matthew McConaughey
It's a story he had never heard before. "And most people I talked to had not either," he says. "I was introduced to Newt Knight via the script that Gary Ross spent the last 10 years writing. It's an amazing story about this man who fought to defend his own freedom and his neighbours' freedom during the Civil War. And then, in the third act of his life after the Civil War ended, he continued to fight for African-Americans' rights in the South until he was buried in the ground next to his black wife when he was 94 years old."
'Genius', 'Dunkirk', 'Snowden' - real life is as exciting as fantasy.
We love a good true story blockbuster as, indeed, was aptly demonstrated at the 88th Academy Awards; success came to the likes of 'Spotlight', 'The Revenant' and 'The Danish Girl', and now we've got a number of music biopics to look forward to like 'Nina' and 'Miles Ahead'. But what historical events of the world will be newly documented on the big screen in the coming months?
Here are 8 forthcoming biographical/historical films that we're definitely looking forward to:
Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl star in 'Colonia'
Continue reading: 8 Upcoming Non-Music Biopics To Be Excited About
Matthew McConaughey joins him in the cast.
Stephen King has finally revealed who is going to play the main character in the long-awaited movie adaptation of his self-described magnum opus 'The Dark Tower'. Idris Elba will take on the role of the Gunslinger Roland Deschain, while Matthew Mcconaughey will face-off against him as his onscreen rival.
Idris Elba to star in The Dark Tower
Given the sheer extent of King's bibliography that has found its way on to the big screen in years past, it's surprising to think that his only book series has never been attempted for an adaptation until now. But it's finally coming with 'Beasts Of No Nation' star Idris Elba in the role of Roland Deschain; the titular Gunslinger of his first 'Dark Tower' novel released in 1982.
Continue reading: Stephen King Confirms Idris Elba As The Lead Star Of 'The Dark Tower'
Buster Moon is one of the good guys, he's a koala who's lived his life for the theatre he loves. His sunny disposition is somewhat hindered at the thought of his once great and popular theatre being lost. In need of making money, Buster must come up with an idea to save his theatre - and if it can be helped, also encourage the animals of his home town also become enthusiastic about live entertainment.
Buster's secretary accidentally advertises a singing contest to the residents, the flyer explains that they're looking for a fantastic new talent and the winner of the competition will win 100,000 dollars! Buster finds his theatre is once again the centre of a bustling metropolis and goes ahead with the auditions.
There's a few standout performers including a mom who's life revolves around her 25 piglets, a gorilla who's trying to break away from a bad way of life and a small mouse who might be small but has all the wits and sneaky ambition of the other contestants combined!
Continue: Sing Trailer
The double Golden Globe-nominated British actor is tapped to play the lead role in the big screen adaptation of King's novel.
The British star, 42, is due to play the part of gunslinger Roland Deschain, who squares off against the series’ villain, The Man In Black, played by Matthew Mcconaughey who had previously expressed interest in playing both roles, according to Deadline.
A big screen adaptation of King’s epic series of novels has been rumoured for a long time, but the new project’s backers Sony are reportedly going to be more ambitious than settling for just a movie, floating the idea of a TV series set in the same fictional universe.
Continue reading: Idris Elba Rumoured For Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' Movie Adaptation
The duo got together to make a series of short adverts supporting a local video store at Austin, Texas as part of Kimmel's week at SXSW festival.
Though they respectively constitute the cream of the movie and TV worlds, Matthew Mcconaughey and Jimmy Kimmel took some time out to boost the grassroots of the entertainment industry by teaming up to promote a local video store at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
McConaughey was a guest on Kimmel’s late night chat show, which is specially shooting on location in Texas for the week, and appeared wearing a ‘Vulcan Video’ T-shirt and a cap with his own trademark ‘alright’ catchphrase. The duo then unveiled three special TV shorts they had filmed to promote the store.
Matthew McConaughey teamed up with Jimmy Kimmel to promote an independent video store
Say man, you got Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Dazed And Confused’ audition tape? Well as a matter of fact, we do!
Way back in 1993, Matthew Mcconaughey was just a student at the University of Texas looking for his big acting break. That break came when the then 24 year old was cast as David Wooderson in Richard Linklater’s coming of age comedy, Dazed and Confused. Now over 20 years later, the audition that started it all for McConaughey has made its way on to Youtube thanks to the Criterion Collection and lets just say, you wont be disappointed.
Matthew McConaughey's Dazed and Confused audtion has taken us back in time
In the clip a blonde, shaggy haired McConaughey exchanges dialogue with an extremely fresh faced Wiley Wiggins asking him, “Have you got a joint?” As well as concluding “It would be a lot cooler if you did.”
The actor started his year with an Oscar win and will end it with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Interstellar actor Matthew McConaughey is to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on November 17th, it has been announced. The news was confirmed by the Walk of Fame's Producer and Vice President of Media Relations, Ana Martinez via her Twitter account.
You'll soon be able to visit Matthew Mcconaughey's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The honour will round off a year of career highs for McConaughey, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor back in February for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey’s performance in the film also earned him a Screen Actors Guild award as well a Golden Globe.
Interstellar holds a big New York premiere while Tarantino treats his Hateful Eight cast to dinner in L.A., Dumb and Dumber To makes its bow, and we get new glimpses of Paul Walker's last film, Alex Garland's directing debut, the Despicable Me spin-off and a Kiwi vampire comedy...
After earlier permieres in L.A. And London, Interstellar held a week-of-release premiere on Monday in New York, attended by Christopher Nolan and his wife producer Emma Thomas and cast members including Matthew Mcconaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn and Bill Irwin. The film hits cinemas this weekend.
Photos - New York Premiere of 'Interstellar'
What happens when Christopher Nolan moves away from his usual thriller genre to make a sci-fi? 'Interstellar'; that's what.
Over the past 15 years, Christopher Nolan has proven himself as a master of intelligent filmmaking, generally sticking to the psychological thriller genre while mixing in action and brain-bending flourishes. And now with Interstellar he has left the confines of Earth's gravity to head into science-fiction for the first time.
Intriguingly, Nolan has still maintained his commitment to in-camera effects even in this genre, refusing to indulge in flashy digital trickery just because he can. Like his last few films, he has also shot portions of the film in Imax, massive screen imagery photographed on film, not digitally, which gives the entire movie an earthy texture that's intriguingly realistic. This also focusses even the most existential and scientific discussions squarely on the characters.
Continue reading: Interstellar Is A New Genre For Nolan
'Interstellar''s lead star Matthew Mcconaughey was seen arriving at the movie's premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square theater in New York alongside his wife Camila Alves. McConaughey plays Cooper in Christopher Nolan's forthcoming sci-fi action flick which has been one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year.
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
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
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
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
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
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?!
Oscar time for McConaughey and Jared Leto?
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.
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.
Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey received Best Actor and Best Actress awards at the 2013 Rome Film Festival.
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.
GQ's Man of the Year recalls how he sparked up his acting to get on top form.
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.
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.
Often criticized for his wooden acting and schmaltzy roles, McConaughey has given the performance of his career as Ron Woodroof
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.
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.
'Dallas Buyers Club' was released in the US last week and has caused a stir as critics are hailing it as "Oscar worthy" and are highly complementary of its cast, especially Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Matthew McConaughey Stuns In 'Dallas Buyers Club'
We mean, if you do, you're going down.
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.
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.
Continue reading: You Don't Scam Tom Hanks - Actor's Insurance Broker Lands In Jail
The actor was traveling to Johannesburg to attend the premiere of his new film 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'
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.
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.
Sure, 12 Years and Gravity are favorites, but Dallas Buyers Club is a worthy contender.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Is Matthew McConaughey In Line For A Surprise Oscar? Jared Leto Too?
It's the weekend! What are you going to see at the movies?
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.
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.
Jake Gyllenhaal was looking shockingly gaunt at the Hollywood Film Awards as he prepares for his role in 'Nightcrawler'.
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.
Jake looks a shadow of the bulky figure he had in 2010
The eight-episode series is backed by HBO's gleaming reputation for brilliance in television.
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.
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.
Matthew McConaughy could be in line for a Best Actor nod.
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.
Matthew Mcconaughey as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club
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]
'The Dallas Buyers Club' could score several acting nominations during awards' season - and the first trailer is here now
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.
Finally, the "Magic Mike" musical is more than just a rumor.
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.
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.
Could 'The Lone Ranger' be headed for the Guinness Book of Records?
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.
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?
Continue reading: Where Does 'The Lone Ranger' Rank In List Of Biggest Movie Flops?
The Wolf of Wall Street will surely become a major player during awards season.
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 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.
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.
Continue: The Wolf Of Wall Street - Teaser Trailer
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
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.
Richard Linklater mixes comedy, drama and documentary to tell a frankly outrageous true story, and in the process he also gives Jack Black one of his best-yet roles. Even though his character is camp and colourful, Black beautifully underplays him, channelling his normally excessive style of acting into something utterly endearing. And while the story is packed with tragedy, Linklater still manages to keep us laughing.
Black plays Bernie, a well-loved member of the community in small-town Carthage, Texas. Bernie is the local mortician, and he has a reputation for caring for the families of the deceased. Mainly the widows. Then his life takes a strange turn when he meets Marjorie (MacLaine), a cranky widow who's estranged from her family and has more money than she can spend. Now in addition to running the town theatre club and managing a local art show, Bernie is managing Marjorie's finances and traveling with her around the world. Then she rewrites her will to leave everything to him, and events take a startling turn.
The film is narrated through documentary-style interviews with the town's brutally honest residents, and only some of them are played by actors. They talk about Bernie's place in the town, and how opinion shifted when he was accused of Marjorie's murder. Knowing that Bernie was a real man, and that these events really happened, adds a spark of energy to the film that actually augments the blackly comical tone. And opposite Black, MacLaine delivers one of her strongest, snappiest turns. McConaughey is also great fun as the blustering prosecutor who's shocked that anyone in town still loves Bernie. But they all do.
Continue reading: Bernie Review
'Killer Joe' star Matthew Mcconaughey is snapped arriving at the Apple store in Soho, New York where he is to participate in the store's 'Meet The Filmmakers' event with Jeff Nicols to discuss his upcoming new movie 'Mud'.
Ellis and Neckbone are two young boys from Mississippi who spend their time exploring the wilderness and river near their home. When they discover a sizeable motor boat stuck in a tree after a flood, they think they've hit the jackpot of all discoveries and claim it as their own. However, they soon notice that food has been left there, leading them to believe that someone has been sleeping there. Unnerved, they leave to find their boat and venture home, only to come across a new neighbour on the isolated island, Mud. Mud is hiding from some bounty hunters who want to arrest him for killing a man in Texas who attempted to steal his girlfriend Juniper. Initially, wary of him, the boys soon warm to him and agree to bring him food if he helps them mend their motor boat before Juniper arrives to meet him. However, things aren't as easy as they seem when the boys start becoming suspicious of Mud and Juniper has problems of her own.
Continue: Mud - Clips
Filmmaker Daniels follows up his acclaimed hit Precious with what might be the trashiest movie in recent memory: a swampy thriller packed with desperate characters hiding grisly secrets. Daniels and his cast dive headlong into this garish world, refusing to blink as they take us to the fringes of human behaviour. It's so marvellously audacious that we feel like we need a shower after watching it.
The film takes us into the steamy backwoods of central Florida in 1969, as Miami journalist Ward (McConaughey) returns home with his black colleague Yardley (Oyelowo), who sparks whispers of racism everywhere he goes. Staying with his editor dad (Glenn) and delivery boy brother Jack (Efron), Ward is investigating the case of death row inmate Hillary (Cusack), whose trashy fiancee Charlotte (Kidman) is filing an appeal. The 20-year-old Jack is instantly smitten with the overtly sexual Charlotte, who seems happy to seduce every man she meets. And as Ward, Yardley and Jack dig deeper into the case, they get several startling surprises.
Daniels keeps the film sweaty and snarky as he delves into the story's seriously dark corners. And the actors all go along with him. The always terrific Kidman really goes for broke here, prowling through each scene and oozing raw sexuality. It's no wonder she triggers Jack's lust, and Efron plays him with a delicate balance of intelligence and naivete, underscored of course with relentless horndog desire. None of the characters are as dumb as they look, and McConaughey, Oyelowo and especially Cusack revel in playing against expectations. Each actor packs every line with attitude and insinuation, creating fascinating chemistry along the way.
Continue reading: The Paperboy Review
Ellis and Neckbone are two fourteen year old boys from Mississippi who, after crossing a river in a small boat on one of their regular explorations, discover a larger motor boat stuck in a tree on an island after a previous flood. They claim the boat as their own but soon begin to discover that someone has been sleeping there and they come across Mud. Mud is a man who has been hiding from a group of bounty hunters who have been hired by the family of a man he murdered in Texas for attempting to steal his beautiful girlfriend Juniper. The boys are sympathetic and captivated by him and agree to help him mend the boat while he makes plans to meet Juniper, who is hiding out in a motel, and run away with her. Things don't go as smoothly as planned and deceptions and suspicion causes tensions to rise between Mud, Juniper and the boys.
'Mud' is an emotional journey tackling issues about right and wrong and good guys and bad guys. It has been directed and written by Jeff Nichols ('Take Shelter', 'Shotgun Stories') and received a last minute nomination for the Palme d'Or award on its showing at the Cannes Film Festival. It is set to hit cinemas on April 17th 2013.
Director: Jeff Nichols
Continue: Mud Trailer
There must have been something in the air this year because we literally had too many celebrity weddings to choose from for this list (sorry Alec Baldwin, you can stop reading now, you got bumped), and it was a tough job whittling it down to 10. So, who DID make the grade in our run-down 2012’s best nuptials?
What was the highlight of actress Amber Tamblyn and actor David Cross’ wedding? Well, sadly, even Tamblyn’s stunning gown couldn’t upstage the antics of their unofficial photographer, Questlove. The happy snapper not only DJ’d at the wedding, but also decided to take a number of pics of the happy couple and stick them on his Instagram account. The Roots drummer revealed pretty much everything from the bride’s arrival, to the cutting of the cake, using the hashtag #weddinginthewoods. So, Amber and David – you just about made the grade, but you have your crazy DJ to thank for it.
Charlotte Bless is a busty, blonde, middle-aged woman who enchants most men she meets with her looks and sexual appeal. She has fallen emphatically in love with Hillary Van Wetter, an inmate on death row accused of murdering a sheriff with whom she is regularly in correspondence with, and plans to marry him once she finds a way of getting him released. She enlists the help of two newspaper reporters to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crime and to gather evidence to prove his innocence. One of their main objections is that the judge who sentenced Wetter did not see the evidence that was presented before him in court. Whilst Charlotte is convinced that Wetter is not a bad person, young Jack Jansen is equally convinced that she doesn't really love Wetter and becomes deeply infatuated with her.
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Tatum plays Mike, a construction worker who moonlights as a stripper in a women-only club in Tampa, Florida. When he notices hot, 19-year-old Adam (Pettyfer) on the building site, he invites him along to the club, where owner Dallas (McConaughey) is hoping to take the show to the Miami big time. Soon Adam is part of the team (which includes actor-hunks True Blood's Manganiello, White Collar's Bomer and CSI Miami's Rodriguez), but he also gets tempted by the darker side of the scene, namely girls and drugs.
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Chris (Hirsch) is in big trouble with a local gangster (Macaulay), and to raise some cash he proposes to his father Ansel (Church) that they kill his mother, Ansel's ex, for the insurance money. The problem is that Ansel's vampish new wife Sharla (Gershon) wants her cut. And the policy is in the name of Chris' innocent little sister Dottie (Temple). When they hire Joe (McConaughey), a detective who moonlights as a hitman, they're unable to pay up front. So he asks for Dottie as a retainer.
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Bernie Tiede is a local mortician in a small town in Texas. He is a friendly, charming man who is liked by all the residents in the community - except for one. Marjorie Nugent is an elderly, bitter millionaire who isn't a people person. Many of the older residents in the town have clear memories of Marjorie being mean towards them.
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This helps explain McConaughey's presence in Fool's Gold. The adventure-comedy is as pretty as it is dumb, but seeing as how it's set in the Caribbean, it does allow McConaughey ample opportunity to flex his pecs and sun his shoulders. Too bad for us it offers little else.
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U-571 takes the Das Boot path, starring a dozen of the sweatiest men in Hollywood (the makeup department working overtime on this one), all led by everyone's favorite naked bongo player, Matthew McConaughey. Loosely based on real events, U-571 involves a WWII mission to capture a German Enigma encryption device from a sinking German submarine adrift in the middle of the Atlantic. Skipper Bill Paxton and his 2nd in charge McConaughey hop to the task, dressing up their wreck of a sub to look just like a German U-boat. One guy on the crew speaks German, so there shouldn't be a problem in posing as a rescue ship, right?
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Now it's the fourth Grisham movie to be made, continuing in grand fashion that franchise of increasingly average film versions of his increasingly average writing.
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