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Matthew McConaughey Confirms He's Taken Role In Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 8:24 AM
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Nope, this isn't any April Fools. Last week, Christopher Nolan fans and those keeping an eager eye on the recent choices of Matthew McConaughey got a nice surprise when it was revealed that the actor was offered the lead in the director's upcoming sci-fi flick "Interstellar." And now, it looks like he's accepted the part.

New Pics Of Matthew McConaughey & Reese Witherspoon In 'Mud' Plus French Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2013 4:29 PM
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So, where are we in the Matthew McConaughey renaissance? Well, we've seen the man turn the tide of public perception and expectation so far in Richard Linklater's "Bernie," William Friedkin's "Killer Joe," Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" and Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike." Up next is the AIDS drama "The Dallas Buyer's Club," and if all goes well, Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar." But before both of those, McConaughey has yet another unique indie on the way.

Matthew McConaughey Offered Lead In Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2013 5:01 PM
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Yeah, we know, offer stories are kind of the worst in some ways, but considering that Christopher Nolan keeps everything inside a vault inside his own mind (see what we did there?) any morsel regarding his projects is one we'll take a bite of, so here we are. And here you are, too. Onward...

New Photos & SXSW Mondo Poster For 'Mud' Starring Matthew McConaughey

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 6, 2013 5:28 PM
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The Matthew McConaughey renaissance continues (or as he has been calling it in interviews, “a McConaissance” – no, seriously) and we’ll see him next in Jeff Nichols’ highly anticipated third feature “Mud.” The movie played at Cannes last year and Sundance a few months ago, and it gets its theatrical release on April 26th, and as it heads to SXSW we’re getting a look at two new pictures and a Mondo poster.

Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2014 Best Actor Nominees

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 27, 2013 2:45 PM
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As part of our steady quest to go cold turkey from the Oscar season over the next few days, we've been running down some of our possibilities for the films that will be elbowing each other for awards in 2014. Yesterday, we looked at Best Picture, and today, we turn to Best Actor, won this year by Daniel Day-Lewis.

Grimy Matthew McConaughey Is Packing Heat In Poster For Jeff Nichols' 'Mud'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2013 4:29 PM
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If there has been one constant over the course of Matthew McConaughey's comeback trail, it's that all of his characters have been pitched to varying degrees of grimy, scuzzy or dirty. He's played the hair slicked Mick Haller in "The Lincoln Lawyer," the sleazy hitman in "Killer Joe," the perma-sweaty Dallas in "Magic Mike" and now he lives up his name as the titular "Mud."

Watch: First Trailer For Jeff Nichols' 'Mud' Starring Matthew McConaughey & Reese Witherspoon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2013 1:36 PM
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To say that we're rooting for Jeff Nichols would be an understatement. The helmer has delivered two great films so far, early into this career, "Shotgun Stories" and "Take Shelter." With the buzz growing around his name, he was able to snag Matthew McConaughey to star in his latest effort "Mud." After after premiering last spring at the Cannes Film Festival, the movie is ready to come home and make a U.S. premiere very soon at the Sundance Film Festival.

'Amour' Wins Best Picture, Best Director & Best Actress From The National Society Of Film Critics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2013 11:13 AM
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The Oscar nominations are coming on Thursday morning, so that still leaves some time for critics groups to weigh in before the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences makes their announcement, and pretty much determines the movies that will be focus of conversation until Febraury 26th. But one movie most safely predict will be discussed, is Michael Haneke's "Amour."

The Playlist's Men Of The Year 2012: Channing Tatum & Matthew McConaughey

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 18, 2012 2:52 PM
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Last year, when the time came to pick our man of the year, we had a tough choice. Ryan Gosling, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and George Clooney all had excellent, diverse and busy 2011s, and after hours of furious debate, we ended up settling on Michael Fassbender. This year, the choice seemed to us a simple one, albeit shared between two actors who both turned around their image and perception with a string of roles across the last year, culminating in a film that teamed them up to great effect. Yes, it's Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum.

Oscars: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Isn't The Frontrunner Yet & More Observations After The NYFCC & NBR Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 6, 2012 9:59 AM
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Are you a fan of hearing that people have won things? Then you're in luck, because between now and the end of February, you'll struggle to go 24 hours without some kind of awards news. After the Gothams and the Independent Spirit nominations last week, the first major salvos of the awards season were fired this week, with the New York Film Critics' Circle giving out their prizes on Monday, and the National Board of Review awarding theirs yesterday.

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