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Review: GOLD Is Not Entirely Worth Its Weight

Are you old enough to recall Bre-X? If not, Stephen Gaghan's Gold is a fanciful, fictional retelling of a story about Wall Street greed and hubris that is happy to take the cautionary tale and gild it with Hollywood glitz....

Our Favorite Faces Of Matthew McConaughey

This week brings the delayed premiere of famous screenwriter and director Stephen Gaghan's Gold. It's the fictional retelling of the Bre-X mining scandal, in which the company soared to fame and riches as it appeared to own a huge goldmine...

Review: In SING, Animals Compete, But No One Dies

Watching Sing, a bland animated musical featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane and many more, I struggled to recall the joys and pleasures of Son of Rambow. That film was the sophomore effort of...

Review: KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS Makes Thrilling Music

In ancient Japan, strange things are afoot. Magic, both good and bad, is coming to a head as a particularly animated supernatural dysfunctional family prepares for their grand showdown. Of course, “good” and “bad” are in the eye of the...

Review: FREE STATE OF JONES Mobilizes for Equality

Outside a prominent courthouse, in a shot all its own, the Confederate flag comes down, and the United States flag goes up. There is a smattering of cheers. The scene is Jones Country, Mississippi in the 1860s. In real life,...

Idris Elba And Matthew McConaughey To Star In THE DARK TOWER

Finally, after months of waiting, The Dark Tower director and co-writer Nikolaj Arcel has announced the main cast for the adaptation of the beloved Stephen King book. Idris Elba will play Roland Deschain, the gunslinger, and Matthew McConaughey will play...

Review: MAGIC MIKE XXL, Like A Classic Hong Kong Action Movie, Only With Strippers

As a delirious musical fantasy, Magic Mike XXL is spectacular. As a movie? Not so much. Writer/producer Reid Carolin, who also penned 2012's Magic Mike, constructs the sequel as pure fan service, dispensing with any possible distractions, such as characterizations...

Cannes 2015 Review: SEA OF TREES, Glimpses Of Beauty Within A Poisoned Forest

It's never a good thing when a film gets booed, but it happens more frequently at Cannes than anywhere in my experience. Often this booing takes on a kind of group think, with headlines all over the world declaring the...

TRUE DETECTIVE: Watch The Season 2 Teaser

It was just a little over a year ago that many of us were catching our breath after the close of HBO's first season of True Detective.And it wasn't too long after that when series creator Nic Pizzolatto dropped the...

TRUE DETECTIVE: Danish Director Janus Metz Pedersen Will Direct Episode Three

News from the Danish Film Institute is that Danish director Januz Metz Pedersen has been invited by True Detective series creator NIc Pizzolatto to direct the third episode for the upcoming second season. Though Metz's work has been primarily in documentaries,...

TRUE DETECTIVE: Colin Farrell And Vince Vaughan Confirmed For Season 2

With the unprecedented success of Season 1 of HBO's True Detective, it has become one of those shows on everyone's radar. It has also gone through a tremendous run of casting rumors since the second series was confirmed and yesterday Variety reported two...

Hooray For Hollywood! No, Hollywood STILL Did Not Steal Your Script

For the last few days, my various in-boxes have been overflowing with friends, associates and strangers alike wanting to know what I think about the latest apparent revelation courtesy of the interwebs. "Did you know Nic Pizzolatto was a plagiarist??"...

McConaughey Takes To The Skies In Second Trailer For Nolan's INTERSTELLAR

We've long known that director Christopher Nolan could lay on the spectacle with the best of them while also rating as one of the stronger idea men working in mainstream Hollywood. And it is becoming increasingly clear that he's adding...

TRUE DETECTIVE: Season 2 Will Have Three Leads And A New Setting

Despite the unfounded rumor the other week that Jessica Chastain was the first lead cast in season two of HBO's True Detective -- a rumor that Chastain herself denied -- we relish any new details about the next season. What has been...

First INTERSTELLAR Trailer: Christopher Nolan Sends Farmer Matthew McConaughey Into Space

We're all going to die unless Matthew McConaughey saves us. The first full trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar identifies a crisis on Earth that has led former pilot and engineer Cooper, played by a weathered-looking McConaughey, to become a farmer. Now...

Destroy All Monsters: We Are Not True Detectives

I came to True Detective late. I batch-consumed episodes 1-5 while in the midst of my own existential crisis over the course of a weekend, a couple of weeks back - which, if you're going to do this show at...

Sundance Speed Dating with... LAND HO! Cast and Crew

Co-writers and directors Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz bring a funny, sweet, bromance like none you've seen before to Sundance. One-liners from first-time actor/full-time physician Earl Lynn Nelson (who is Stephens' cousin and someone she always wanted to make a...

New Teaser For HBO's TRUE DETECTIVE

HBO's Woody Harrelson and Matthw McConaughey starring drama True Detective premieres this coming Sunday riding a wave of hugely positive advance buzz and it's not hard at all to see why people are excited judging by the latest in a...

Review: THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Roars

Tapping into a primal force that is mercifully unbound by decorum or good taste, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio tear up New York's financial district in their latest collaboration. The Wolf of Wall Street finds both director and actor baying...

Dallas Critics Name 12 YEARS A SLAVE As Best Of 2013

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, of which I am a proud member, has selected Steve McQueen's searing drama 12 Years A Slave as the best film of 2013. Matthew McConaughey was named Best Actor for his performance in Dallas...