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Matthew McConaughey, Terrence Howard & Cuba Gooding Jr. Circling Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 9, 2012 6:45 PM
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Post "Precious" in 2009, the world seemed to be filmmaker Lee Daniels' oyster. The aforementioned drama had scored six Oscar nominations, won two and the gestating projects started to pile up. There was the civil rights drama "Selma," which garnered interest from Robert DeNiro, Hugh Jackman and Liam Neeson, a potential adaptation of "Miss Saigon," and Denzel Washington was attached to his project "The Butler."

Watch: Trailer For William Friedkin's NC-17 Rated 'Killer Joe' Starring Matthew McConaughey & Emile Hirsch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2012 12:25 PM
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While we're not even halfway through the cinematic year, we can pretty much guarantee that few movies will have a finale as brazen, bizarre, absurd and thrilling as William Friedkin's black as coal comedy/thriller "Killer Joe." But then again, there are few movies out there like it. Stamped with an NC-17 rating by the MPAA (likely due to that climatic scene), LD Entertainment is bravely soldiering on with a theatrical release (good for them) and the trailer has now arrived.

New Pics Of Matthew McConaughey & 'Tree Of Life' Star Tye Sheridan In Jeff Nichols' 'Mud'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 10:24 AM
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While bigger pics like "Lawless," "On The Road," "Cosmopolis" and "Killing Them Softly" dominated the buzz when the Cannes Film Festival lineup was announced a couple of weeks back, one film that we're eagerly awaiting that's also playing In Competition is "Mud," the third feature film from Jeff Nichols.

HBO Picks Up 'True Detective' TV Series Starring McConaughey & Woody Harrelson With Cary Fukunaga To Direct

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 1, 2012 8:58 AM
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Yesterday we got our first look at Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom,” and we also heard that both “Girls” and “Veep” – despite only having aired a total of five episodes between them – had both been renewed for a second season. It must be a busy week in the HBO offices, because hot on the heels of all that they’ve announced that they’ve made an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for a show headlined by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

Review: Richard Linklater's 'Bernie' Starring Jack Black Is A Harmless, But Charming & Funny Effort

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 26, 2012 3:01 PM
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Employing a laid-back, jovial and amiable mien, Richard Linklater's latest effort, the East Texas-set black comedy "Bernie," is not unlike the Austin-based filmmaker himself: affable, eager to please without pandering, and highly likeable. In fact, "Bernie," starring Jack Black as an endearing mortician and well-loved member of his small-town community in Carthage, Texas, is so delightful, and rather wryly comical, it’s easy to be charmed with the picture despite its modest ambitions, small-scale aims and slight nature.

Over 20 New Images From 'The Paperboy' With Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron & John Cusack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2012 9:33 AM
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Eyepatches, bloody knives, a white trash channeling Nicole Kidman and a "Sling Blade"-esque John Cusack....suddenly Lee Daniels' '60s set thriller "The Paperboy" is looking a lot more interesting, and with the Cannes Film Festival stamp of approval, not only will this one of the starries entries this year, it could be a left field surprise.

New Photos Of Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron & Matthew McConaughey In Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 22, 2012 8:57 AM
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Fresh off news about its appearance at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, we now have a few new stills from Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy," his sophomore directorial effort featuring the leading trio of Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey.

Watch: Trailer For Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike' With Matthew McConaughey & Channing Tatum

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2012 8:23 PM
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Delivering the virus thriller "Contagion" last year, kicking off 2012 with the lean Euro-flavored actioner "Haywire" and now lensing the psychological thriller "The Bitter Pill," Steven Soderbergh's ability and eagerness to jump from genre to genre is no surprise. But even his die hard fans were surprised by his decision to helm "Magic Mike." And now the first trailer has arrived to give everyone a taste of what he's been putting togther.

New Looks At Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike;' Could Matthew McConaughey Earn An Oscar Nomination?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2012 10:17 AM
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This summer a bunch of very attractive men are going to take it off and shake it in Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike." Starring a calendar ready cast including Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Mangianello and more, it will definitely be something different at the multiplex that will be filled with CGI and explosions over the next few months. JustJared has unveiled a couple new looks at the film, but if you think this is just light entertainment for the ladies, guess again.

Hell Yes: Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson Team For TV Series 'True Detective' With Cary Fukunaga To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 9:15 PM
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Need more evidence that television continues to be the place for smart, inventive and wholly exciting drama? Look no further than "True Detective," which is combining two actors who, right now, are at the top of their game, with a rising director who has knocked out two sensational films. Can you tell we're excited?

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