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.
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...
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.
August 2, 2012 |
Out of the muck and mire of human depravity that is "Killer Joe," something magnificent comes: a killer performance by Matthew McConaughey. The actor has already had a stellar year playing lowlifes. But his dirty Dallas detective Joe Cooper, who has a lucrative sideline as a hitman, is arguably the best of the worst, out-sleazing his East Texas prosecutor in "Bernie" and out-stripping his Xquisite club manager in "Magic Mike. " Never has the actor's molasses drawl been more lethal.
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.
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June 23, 2008 |
A paparazzo trying to photograph and videotape actor Matthew McConaughey at the beach Saturday told police he was attacked by a mob of surfers who threw his camera in the ocean and struck him. The 29-year-old paparazzo from Santa Monica told sheriff's deputies that a large group of surfers near Paradise Cove in Malibu approached him and other paparazzi about 2 p.m. and demanded that they stop taking pictures and videotaping.
June 16, 2011 |
Richard Linklater is trying hard to be Zen about his most recent experience in the unforgiving world of independent film. The director of "Slacker" and "Before Sunrise" — now 50 and long removed from the time, in the mid-1990s, when he was hailed as the filmmaking voice of a generation — has just completed his 16th picture. A low-budget dark comedy called "Bernie" starring Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey and Shirley MacLaine, the movie was a steep climb even by his standards of scrappy filmmaking.
December 19, 2013 |
The Internet was intrigued/tickled/bemused/generally in a state of Nolan-esque arousal this week after the debut of the first “Interstellar” teaser. In it, we experienced the sound of Matthew McConaughey's voice pondering the human condition, saw archival footage of space exploration and spotted a desolate farm house, all fueling various rumors, including one that the movie was about a crop shortage as much as space wormholes. (That sentence made more sense when we began writing it.)
December 12, 2013 |
Will academy voters reward or reject your favorite movies and performances? Time again to consult the Oscar 8 Ball for answers. 'DALLAS BUYERS CLUB' It is certain: The movie's one slam-dunk nomination comes from Jared Leto's supporting turn as the transgender woman Rayon, who partners with Matthew McConaughey's homophobic, HIV-diagnosed hell-raiser and forces him to rethink his prejudices. Leto's dramatic transformation in the role has made him one of the favorites to win the supporting actor Oscar.
June 23, 2012 |
"It's harder than anyone thinks for guys to actually be sexy. " Channing Tatum (No. 50 on Empire magazine's list of 100 Sexiest Movie Stars) was on the back patio at Cinema Bar in Culver City, commiserating with Matthew McConaughey (People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2005) and Joe Manganiello (No. 1 on Men's Health magazine's best Summer Bodies of 2011). Although a heady cloud of easy charm and testosterone was forming spontaneously above the picnic table, slowly expanding and intoxicating any females in proximity, Tatum elicited enthusiastic nods from his fellow actors as he explained just how much work it takes for guys like them to be sexy - especially when they're nearly naked.