January 12, 2014 |
Combining movies and TV, a live broadcast and drinking celebs always creates the potential for oddness. But with the exception of the inevitable excellence of hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (who also won!), Sunday's Golden Globes was particularly strange. Jared Leto, who took time off from a terrible band to make "Dallas Buyers Club," opened his best supporting actor acceptance speech (for a serious role as a transgender woman with AIDS) with numerous bad jokes about Brazilian waxing.
December 13, 2013 |
375: Approximate number of hours I spent watching movies (with about 225 movies times approximately 100 minutes) 8: Number of survival stories in October (“Gravity,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Captain Phillips,” “All is Lost,” “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane,” “Escape Plan,” “Carrie,” “We Are What We Are”) 2: Unnecessary remakes in November (“Delivery Man,” “Oldboy”) 12: The number that appears in two of the year's best films (“12 Years a Slave,” “Short Term 12”)
November 14, 2013 |
E! Online reports : Matthew McConaughey apparently didn't learn a whole lot from his 1999 arrest. The 44-year-old actor told GQ that he still plays the bongo drums in the nude in his home, he just “closes the windows” now. In the December Issue cover story (in which McConaughey is named “Man of the Year” by the magazine), the " Dallas Buyer's Club" star reveals that he's a bit of a lyrical genius , as well; the actor keeps a collection of raps on his laptop. Here's a little sample: "Rollin'...
November 7, 2013 |
*** (out of four) The Matthew McConaughey of “Dallas Buyers Club” is not the muscular, Mr. “all right all right all right” of “Magic Mike,” a performance that contained expert and under-appreciated depth beneath the bluster. As real-life activist and AIDS patient Ron Woodroof, McConaughey looks thin. Small. He reportedly lost close to 40 pounds for the role, which isn't Christian Bale-in-“The Machinist” gaunt, but it's not far from it. When the film begins in July 1985, Ron's contributing next to nothing to society.
September 9, 2013 |
HBO has released the official trailer for its January drama "True Detective," starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. The trailer debuted Sunday during the season premiere of "Boardwalk Empire. " It introduces Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson), two Louisiana State Police detectives who are asked in 2012 to revisit a homicide case they worked back in 1995. "Did you wonder, ever, if you're a bad man?" Hart asks. "The world needs bad men," Cohle responds.
October 4, 2012 |
*1/2 (out of four) What an odd title “The Paperboy” is for a movie with so little story. Technically there's a plot, in which Jack (Zac Efron) helps his older brother Ward (Matthew McConaughey), a reporter for the Miami Times, investigate the possible innocence of convicted killer Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack). There's just so little incident to “The Paperboy,” adapted from the book by Pete Dexter (who co-wrote the script) and directed by co-writer Lee Daniels (“Precious”)