May 9, 2010
MGMT's 'Congratulations' : This Brooklyn duo outraged much of its American Apparel-clad fan base with this bent follow-up to 2008's "Oracular Spectacular," but it couldn't be more wrong. A stylistic leap from the band's dance-mad debut, this dense album drops references to record-nerd obscurities such as Television Personalities that sail over our heads, but we also can't stop listening. How did MGMT make a record that sounds like the best of 1981 in 2010? Matthew McConaughey : If you've been on an airplane or watched HBO for any length of time, you've encountered the cinematic perpetual motion machine that is McConaughey.
November 8, 2013 |
The revival of Matthew McConaughey's career continues apace with the announcement he will be receiving the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film festival. The awards gala will be Jan. 4, during the festival running Jan. 3-14, 2014. McConaughey is receiving rave reviews for his performance as Ron Woodroof in "Dallas Buyers Club," a real-life saga of a hard-living electrician and small-time rodeo rider who is diagnosed with HIV in the mid-'80s.
April 26, 2013 |
You might not expect to find a glorious, uninhabited island in the middle of the Mississippi River. And even if you did, you probably wouldn't expect to find an unkempt and unsmiling Matthew McConaughey hiding out on it. That such a thing feels credible in the new film "Mud" is a testament to the skill of young Austin, Texas-based director Jeff Nichols, whose new coming-of-age adventure is rich with geographic specificity yet concerned with...
April 25, 2013 |
"Do you love her?" Wistful and hoping for a yes, the rough-hewn Arkansas boy who asks that question can't quite hold the gaze of the stranger, but his voice is insistent. The question comes early in "Mud" and will haunt the 14-year-old and the movie until the final frame. The answer - to what loving means, to how urgent it feels the first time, to how easily it can slip away, like the Mississippi River that runs through this tale - is wily and willful. MOVIE REVIEWS: Latest reviews from The Times The movie itself, filled with miscreants, mysteries, a scandalous hero named Mud and a couple of boys as headstrong as Huck Finn, is one of the most creatively rich and emotionally rewarding movies to come along this year.
March 13, 2011 |
Matthew McConaughey has just cracked open his second Corona when the man wearing Mardi Gras beads and a Village People policeman's cap approaches his car. "Do you know Duane?" the inebriated-looking man asks with suspicion, poking his head inside the window and gesturing to the house the car happens to be parked in front of. "Because I'm just giving you a word to the wise. He's hypersensitive about security and things like that. He'll have his people come and shake you down. " It's 9:30 on a Tuesday night, and McConaughey is sitting in the back of a black SUV with crime novelist Michael Connelly.
October 31, 2013 |
Few actors can play a grifter and a good ol' boy with the laid-back precision of Matthew McConaughey. Between the sidewinder glances, the sardonic grin and that slippery Texas drawl, he uses irony, edge and considerable charm to move us into taking his most questionable characters seriously, while we forgive their indiscretions. McConaughey needs all of those substantial powers of persuasion for the gutsy, gritty "Dallas Buyers Club. " He portrays a hard-bitten, hard-drinking, homophobic Texas redneck named Ron Woodroof, who becomes an unlikely warrior on the front lines of AIDS.
July 23, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 22 - 28 in PDF format This week's TV Movies This Morning Adam Shankman; Brad Thor. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Reports from London; chef Mark Bittman; eating like an Olympian; facts about London; Tony Danza. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Will Ferrell; Dr. Mehmet Oz; Michael Psilakis; Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly Will Ferrell; Emily Maynard; Andrew Zimmern; co-host Michael Buckley.
January 15, 2013 |
The Steve Carell-Jim Carrey movie "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" will be the opening night film at the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, which opens March 8. SXSW will also see premieres of an "Evil Dead" remake, a new movie from director Joe Swanberg and documentaries about Napster and the Beatles' secretary. Comedy, genre subjects and music documentaries are the traditional strengths of the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, and...
February 3, 2008 |
Between meetings and incoming texts on his BlackBerry one rainy afternoon in Venice, Matthew McConaughey tucked a discreet plug of tobacco behind his lower lip and said of himself: "When I was a late teenager, early 20s, just getting into this, I was like, 'OK, to be something other than oneself is real acting or better acting.' Then I went, 'Wait a minute.'
July 29, 1996 |
"A Time to Kill" director Joel Schumacher calls Matthew McConaughey "my Frankenstein." But only tongue in cheek, he swears. "I didn't create Matthew," Schumacher said of the 26-year-old actor starring in the film version of John Grisham's first and favorite novel, released last Wednesday. "I just gave him the break he deserved. Everyone thinks that we were the engine, but it was his performance that caused the buzz. You can't take someone out of the woodwork and make them a star.