August 4, 2013 |
Mud Lionsgate, $19.98; Blu-ray, $24.99 Available on VOD beginning Aug. 6 One of the best pieces of news of this movie year has been the quiet box office success of writer-director Jeff Nichols' coming-of-age drama, starring Matthew McConaughey as a fugitive criminal who enlists two teenage boys to help him fix up a boat so he can escape with his troublemaking childhood sweetheart (Reese Witherspoon). Like Nichols' "Shotgun Stories" and "Take Shelter," "Mud" is about the stress of family obligations and the quirks of lives lived well outside the big city.
June 20, 2012 |
Newlyweds Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves, recently appeared in full matrimonial regalia on the cover of People magazine, but as the actor revealed Tuesday to Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show,” the marriage almost didn't happen. McConaughey explained how he proposed to Alves, his girlfriend of six years and the mother of his two children. At his family's Christmas gift exchange, he wrapped up her engagement ring inside a series of boxes and made sure she was the last person to go. When Alves finally opened her ring, McConaughey got down on one knee and proposed: “Will you marry me and take my name?
January 12, 2014 |
Matthew McConaughey has nabbed the Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture, drama for playing the real-life Ron Woodroof in Jean-Marc Vallee's “Dallas Buyers Club,” the latest feather in the cap for the resurgent actor. McConaughey lost more than 40 pounds to play Woodroof, a homophobic Texas electrician who, when given an AIDS diagnosis, sought out alternative treatments over the objections of the medical establishment. Golden Globes 2014: Full coverage | Show highlights | Quotes from the stars | Top winners/nominees | Red carpet arrivals | Complete list | Main story | Nominee reactions It is the first Globes win -- and, indeed, the first nomination -- for 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.
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.
December 19, 2013
Kate Upton joined Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Orlando Bloom (clad in a head-warming beanie), Jonah Hill, Joe Pesci and Fran Lebowitz at the after party for Tuesday night's Manhattan premiere of "The Wolf of Wall Street. " Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves also attended the premiere. [WWD] PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) campaigns vigorously for animal rights and against fur, but Monday in Detroit the organization joined with some other agencies and gave away 100 fur coats it has gathered from repentant consumers, distributing them to the needy (along with leather jackets, wool scarves and angora sweaters)
January 13, 2014 |
Hollywood rarely goes off script during the forced march of awards season. But the Golden Globe Awards, where giddy and often booze-fueled stars roam the halls of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, is a rare evening of spontaneity in the season. Here are a few moments from behind the scenes. Plenty of industry insiders mock the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the semi-serious group of journalists that confers the Globes. (Even telecast co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took a crack).
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.