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Jeffrey Dean Morgan went all out for his latest role! The former "Grey's Anatomy" star dropped a staggering 40 pounds for his role in "Texas Rising" by following a strict diet of just one can of tuna per day. The 6'2" actor was encouraged to lose 10 pounds from his 175-pound frame, but he took it way too far ... weighing in at just 130 pounds during shooting. "He had a consumption of tuberculosis," Morgan explained on "Today" last week. "And so I got there and I was probably about 175. I left and I was about 130." "I ate a can of tuna fish a day," he continued. "I did it in the most unhealthy way possible...I didn't consult with a doctor or anything. We had said maybe we should lose, like, 10 pounds, and I just kept going and going, and by the end of the movie, I was just [moving] like a snail!" The »
- tooFab Staff
It's fitting that Clint Eastwood and John Wayne both have the same birthday week. (Wayne, who died in 1979, was born May 26, 1907, while Eastwood turns 85 on May 31). After all, these two all-American actors' careers span the history of that most American of movie genres, the western.
Both iconic actors were top box office draws for decades, both seldom stretched from their familiar personas, and both played macho, conservative cowboy heroes who let their firearms do most of the talking. Each represented one of two very different strains of western, the traditional and the revisionist.
As a birthday present to Hollywood's biggest heroes of the Wild West, here are the top 57 westerns you need to see.
57. 'Meek's Cutoff' (2010)
Indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt and her frequent leading lady, Michelle Williams, are the talents behind this sparse, docudrama about an 1845 wagon train whose Oregon Trail journey goes horribly awry. It's an intense »
- Gary Susman
Seems like Matt Damon just can’t get enough of being stranded in space.
He’s back in a futuristic-looking spacesuit to play pioneering astronaut Mark Watney in The Martian, a tale of survival on the Red Planet helmed by veteran director Ridley Scott. Damon’s character gets left behind on Mars after a brutal storm, and has to survive until Nasa can figure out a way to get him home.
We already know Matt Damon can do stuck-alone-in-space, as he proved in his treacherous Interstellar cameo last year. This time there’s no Matthew McConaughey to come rescue him, but the cast includes the very capable Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Sebastian Stan, Kate Mara, Donald Glover, Sean Bean, Kristen Wiig and Michael Pena.
The new photos released seem to follow the source novel by Andy Weir pretty closely, and we’re interested to see how the usually »
- Amanda Wood
When we visited the set of Magic Mike Xxl, Channing Tatum made several lofty promises for this Summer's sequel, but costar Joe Manganiello (returning as "Big Dick Richie") is almost seeking to outdo him. With more definitive answers for the kind of movie this is (definitely a comedy) and how racy it's going to be (it's going to be "out there," he pledged), Manganiello has us even more excited for the movie. And not just that, in our interview with him and several other reporters on the Savannah, Ga, location, Manganiello spilled about fiancée Sofia Vergara, who was visiting him on set that day. Yes, he said the things you'd expect him to say, along with a little Tmi that might make you blush. Ready for Manganiello's antics? What are we going to learning about your character that we didn't learn in the last film? Joe Manganiello: This movie is an ensemble, »
This review was originally published in Nathaniel's column at Towleroad...
So ballsy: Chocolate City, a black rip-off of Magic Mike, actually name checks Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike (2012) twice -- once in its opening scene even! -- and names it lead character Mike. In one conversation its strippers even dismiss Magic Mike for being 'only a movie' as if they're authentic fantasy workers in a documentary.
Not ballsy enough: Chocolate City has zero actors as brave as Matthew McConaughey what with his g-string ass up to the camera writhing and no actors as nonchalantly nude as Channing Tatum doing that birthday suit bathroom strut. If you're aiming for an even cheaper riff on one of the great low budget success stories of recent cinema (Magic Mike grossed 24 times its meager budget globally; hits are generally lucky to quadruple their budgets) shouldn't you exploit what your mama gave you?
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- NATHANIEL R
Reporting from the Cannes Film Festival. The Sea of Trees is the latest from Gus Van Sant, a filmmaker with a very eclectic track record that proves he's not afraid to put himself out there and experiment. His movies may not always hit their mark but the passion and unique creative voice is always there. Despite early negative buzz at the festival, The Sea of Trees is far from the disaster Cannes audiences have made it out to be. The film is a bit long and flawed in some areas but extremely watchable. Cannes always needs a high-profile whipping boy and with its lush pedigree, this year Van Sant's The Sea of Trees fits the bill but in reality the opposite is true. This film is Gus Van Sant's best since Milk. Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is front-and-center in The Sea of Trees as Arthur Brennan, a washed-up science »
- Marco Cerritos
Screen is reporting live from the Closing Ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, including quotes from the red carpet.
Refresh this page for the latest updates (Grand Prix has been announced… nearly at the big one)
After 12 days of world premieres and red carpets, the winners of the 68th Cannes Film Festival are being revealed inside the Lumière Theatre.
Opinion from Screen’s jury of critics gave close to top marks to both Todd Haynes’ Carol, starring Cate Blanchett, and Hou Hsiao-hsien’s period Chinese drama The Assassin, while Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees, starring Matthew McConaughey, scored a 12-year low.
But it is the jury chaired by Us filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen that will decide who takes home the prestigous Palme d’Or.
Would UK entry Electro Velvet fare better than our last duo Jemini, who got nul points in 2003? How did special guest Australia get on? Stuart Heritage was there for every last Eurovision second
And now we are done. Sincerest congratulations to Sweden, and commiserations to all the other contestants, uniformly doomed as they are to become embedded YouTube clips in endless ‘What the hell was all that about’ Eurovision precursor articles a decade from now.
Now, while we go through our own individual post-Eurovision decompression routines – I don’t know about you, but mine involves putting my head into a metal bin and shouting ‘Why?’ over and over again until I tumble into the comforting arms of unconsciousness – it’s time for me to thank you. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, I appreciate you hanging out with me this evening. If you want to follow me on Twitter, »
- Stuart Heritage
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Captain America: Civil War, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Daredevil, Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Flash, Lobo, Arrow, Supergirl, Heroes Reborn and more…
We’ll get things underway this week with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and as production ramped up on Marvel Studios’ Phase Three-launching Captain America: Civil War, a whole bunch of spy photos have landed online this week, offering up a look at the likes of Cap (Chris Evans), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Crossbones (Frank Grillo) in costume [see here and here], as well as co-stars Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark) and Paul Rudd (Scott Lang) visiting the Atlanta set [see here]. Meanwhile, if you’ve been wondering whose funeral Steve Rogers was visiting last week – and you »
- Gary Collinson
The biggest deals of this year’s Cannes Marché du Film and how the Competition titles sold throughout the festival.
Behind the glamour of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, business was booming at the Marché du Film (May 13-22), with representatives from 120 countries in attendance - up four on 2014.
A total 3,300 films were on offer this year, around 1,000 at the project stage, with an estimated 11,000 film professionals in attendance, in line with last year.
In the opening days, Marché chief Jérôme Paillard told Screen: “Acquisition agents are telling me that it’s the first time in a number of years that there are so many big projects. I’ve been told there are around 50 high profile projects on offer.”
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Son of Saul and Carol also strong contenders.
The surreal drama, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, is facing competition from Holocaust drama Son of Saul and Todd Haynes’ Carol, starring Cate Blanchett in the tale of a lesbian affair in the 1950s.
Having faced some harsh criticism during the festival, Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees starring Matthew McConaughey is a long 20/1 to clinch the top prize, with Maiwenn’s Mon roi bringing up the rear at 40/1.
Click here for Screen’s Cannes reviewsPlame d’Or Winner 2015The Lobster 5/2Saul Fia 5/1Carol 5/1La giovinezza 11/2Chronic 6/1Shan He Gu Ren 6/1Nie Yin Niang 6/1Il racconto dei racconti 7/1Louder Than Bombs 9/1Valley of Love 10/1Umimachi Diary 10/1Dheepan 12/1Sicario 12/1Mia Madre 14/1Macbeth 14/1The Sea of Trees 20/1La loi du marche »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
The caps are off! Commencement season is underway and thousands of new graduates have embarked on a new chapter of their lives, with the wise words of Stephen Colbert, Matthew McConaughey and more to guide them. Below, take a look at some of the highlights from this year's celebrity commencement speeches. 1. Matthew McConaughey's guide to life Click here to view. McConaughey surprised the audiences at the University of Houston's commencement ceremony when he stepped onstage to a deliver a 45-minute long speech to its graduating class. The Oscar-winning actor, who was offered $135,000 to speak (a sum
- Meena Jang
The deal, struck during the Cannes market this week, will see Broad Green add the film to its 2016 slate.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston plays Mazur, a customs and excise agent who went undercover as Robert Musella and traded on mob connections to become the confidant to scores of the international underworld, and the bankers who enabled them.
In an elaborate sting, the operation reeled in key players in a chain stretching all the way »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
We've been keeping up with all the photocalls, premieres, and parties happening during the Cannes Film Festival this week, and stars like Sienna Miller, Emma Stone, Matthew McConaughey, and Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed have all been spotted in the South of France for the fun. Being that Cannes is one of the most glamorous places in the world, we thought we'd get a look at the event from a different angle - behind. Keep reading to see the most eye-catching snaps from Cannes, and for even more glamour, look back on our roundup from last year! »
Alright, alright, alright -- Matthew McConaughey just might be in a Marvel movie!
The Oscar winner is reportedly being sought after by Marvel for the role of Norman Osborn/Green Goblin in the upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot, at least according to PointofGeeks.com.
The possible casting news isn't the craziest rumor, as the actor recently revealed he's been considering a slew of possible superhero films.
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"I’ve read some Marvel and DC scripts and I’ve talked about working with them on some scripts, none of which I’ll share with you what they are — or were. Yeah, ...
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Over the weekend Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey revealed that he’s “circled” several Marvel and DC scripts, suggesting that he’d be open to jumping in on the comic book movie bandwagon should the right opportunity present itself.
Well, if rumours are to be believed, Sony may have identified a role for the Interstellar star, with The Hashtag Show claiming that McConaughey is in contention to play Peter Parker’s arch-nemesis Norman Osborn in the upcoming reboot of the Spider-Man franchise.
Now, there may be nothing more to this than speculation, but assuming Norman Osborn is going to feature prominently in the reboot (and given the short shrift the character got in The Amazing Spider-Man series, it would seem highly, highly likely), then you’d have to imagine Sony will be looking at actor’s of McConaughey’s calibre to play the iconic villain alongside whichever young lead gets cast as Spider-Man. »
- Gary Collinson
Recently, enigmatic Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey made it known that he has been entertaining scripts for superhero properties from both Marvel and DC, though he stopped short of revealing, in any detail, which projects and roles were being placed on his table. Today, one possible role has reached the surface. A website called Point of Geeks is going on record to say that Matthew McConaughey has been approached by Marvel to play Norman Osborn in the soon-to-be-rebooted Spider-Man series. The site claims that there have been "basic talks" between the actor and the studio, and they are quick to point out that in the same quotes given to Variety about reading Marvel scripts, McConaughey admitted that "nothing has been right for me yet." Does that mean he already has passed on the chance to play Norman before the project got off the ground? We know next to nothing about Marvel »
This particular rumor should be taken with a massive grain of salt, but that doesn’t change how exciting it is. Just days after Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey noted that he’s circled roles in comic book films before and would be open to starring in Marvel and DC adaptations, we’re hearing that he may currently be in Sony’s crosshairs for the upcoming Spider-Man reboot.
The news comes from a YouTube channel called That Hashtag Show. Now, while they aren’t exactly the most credible source and don’t have a history for big scoops like this, they did correctly report several big Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers back in April, so there could be some truth here.
The role in question is that of Peter Parker’s longtime nemesis, Norman Osborn, who of course goes from being your traditional run-of-the-mill corrupt business magnate to glider-flying supervillain, »
- James Garcia
It's grain of salt time! Youtube channel That Hashtag Show are reporting that Matthew McConaughey is being looked at by Marvel and Sony to play the latest incarnation of Norman Osborn for their new Spider-Man flick. These guys haven't broken a lot of scoops in the past, but we now know they were on point with some early Avengers: Age Of Ultron spoilers so this might be worth paying some attention to. Keep in mind that McConaughey did recently reveal that he'd read scripts from both Marvel and DC in the past and was still open to appearing in a comic book movie, so there's a chance this is just some wishful thinking - but, there's no doubt he'd be a great fit for the role. What do you guys think? Any truth to this? Sound off in the usual place. »
Just the other day, we learned from Matthew McConaughey that he had read scripts for both Marvel and DC projects but was not sure if he was ready to commit to a multi-film franchise. I assumed he was considering lead roles in films so it never once occurred to be that he would be in contention for a villain role. According to unsubstantiated rumors from YouTube's The Hashtag Show, McConaughey may be lined up to take on the third iteration of Green Goblin for 2017's reboot »
- Alex Maidy
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