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Matthew McConaughey Takes Giant Leaps for Mankind in New 'Interstellar' Trailer

As we reported last week, Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey dominated Comic-Con when they previewed the newest trailer for Nolan's upcoming Paramount feature, "Interstellar." Today, that trailer was released to the public, and it's a home run.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 30, 2014 2:55 PM
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Screen Talk Report from Halls of Comic-Con, 'The Giver' and Other Oscar Possibilities

Every year I approach the trip to Comic-Con in San Diego with equal measures of anticipation and dread. Why? It's huge, crowded, stressful and crammed with the best and worst of pop culture. I talk about it with Indiewire critic Eric Kohn on our weekly podcast, sitting cross-legged on the floor outside Hall H between panels with my laptop, holding my snowball mic.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 25, 2014 12:49 PM
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Chris Nolan and Matthew McConaughey Rock the Con with Surprise 'Interstellar' Footage

After a quiet first day at Comic-Con, Hall H was finally rocked by a movie of clear scope and ambition that was not an imitation of other things. Christopher Nolan came to Comic-Con for the first time with fellow Con virgin Matthew McConaughey to show an early trailer for Paramount release "Interstellar" which hits theaters in November.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 24, 2014 8:07 PM
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Read an Interview Between Richard Linklater and Matthew McConaughey

Considering their relaxed, easygoing personas, why wouldn't a conversation between longtime friends Richard Linklater and Matthew McConaughey be genial and delightful?
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 16, 2014 1:27 PM
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'True Detective' Creator Nic Pizzolatto: Casting Rumors Are Bunk, Third Season Might be the Last

The rumors are false, says "True Detective" creator Nic Pizzolatto: there's no confirmed casting for the film's second season. Oh, and he doesn't see the show going for more than three seasons.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 12, 2014 1:22 PM
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Oscar-Winner McConaughey is Next American Cinematheque Tributee

This year's American Cinematheque honors will go to Matthew McConaughey. At 44, while he is younger than some Hollywood tribute subjects, McConaughey nonetheless makes a strong candidate for one of these galas.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 10, 2014 1:51 PM
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WATCH: Matthew McConaughey Braves Outer Space in Full-Length 'Interstellar' Trailer

The first full-length trailer for Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" has touched down. While this new spot sheds some light on the heretofore highly secretive project, Nolan and his team are still largely saving what look to be the most far-out elements of the ambitious film: i.e., Matthew McConaughey goes up into space, to save the future of mankind. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 16, 2014 2:39 PM
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'Interstellar' Teaser Poster Lands, Plus First Details on New Trailer

A first teaser poster is here for Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar."
  • By Beth Hanna and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 6, 2014 4:41 PM
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TIME 100 List Loves McConaughey, Adams, McQueen, Cumberbatch and More; Record 41 Women Make the Cut

TIME has unveiled its 100 Most Influential People edition, with some select names from film making the cut: Robert Redford, Steve McQueen, Amy Adams, Kerry Washington, Matthew McConaughey, Robin Wright and Benedict Cumberbatch among them. Below, check out what fellow celebs have to say about the stars.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 24, 2014 12:30 PM
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WATCH: Matthew McConaughey Explains the Real Origins of "All right, all right, all right"

Most people familiar with Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused" know that Matthew McConaughey's character in the film, David Wooderson, says the now famous McConaughey-ism "all right, all right, all right" (which became the actor's mantra throughout this past awards season, right up to the Oscar podium). But how did McConaughey come up with the idea to incorporate that into his first big-screen role? Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 13, 2014 11:38 AM
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