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Every Christopher Nolan film nowadays comes with high expectations, but the anticipation for Nolan’s sci-fi epic Interstellar is, shall we say, outta this world (I’m so sorry). Interest is at a fever pitch for the film, which promises astonishing visuals, scientifically grounded inter-dimensional travel, and strong performances from Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, etc. As with all Christopher Nolan films, though, Interstellar has been shrouded in secrecy, so refreshingly we still know very little about the kind of movie we’ll be seeing. However, the film is now fully complete and private screenings have started to take place. While there’s no doubt some kind of embargo placed on Interstellar reactions for the time being (critics see it very soon), two highly talented and trusted filmmakers have weighed in with their thoughts: Brad Bird and Edgar Wright. See what they had to say about the film after the jump. »
- Adam Chitwood
Before the McConaissance, there were movies like "The Wedding Planner," "Failure to Launch," "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," "Fool's Gold," and "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past." These were the projects upon which an often shirtless Matthew McConaughey buttered his bread. But now that he's dancing between prestige indies like Gus Van Sant's forthcoming "The Sea Of Trees" and Christopher Nolan's forthcoming "Interstellar," you might think McConaughey would scoff at those earlier efforts. You would be wrong. In fact, he defends him heartily in a new profile for GQ. "These things aren't easy," he says of rom-coms. "What's hard is to make them look easy. Those kinds of movies are what they are. They get pooh-poohed by critics. They get pooh-poohed by actors themselves. And in a way I get it, but in other ways it's completely unfair. There's a buoyancy you need to make them work. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Game of Thrones star joins supernatural thriller, based on an original idea by David S Goyer.
Natalie Dormer, who stars in Game Of Thrones and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2, will take the lead in the story about a woman who goes in search of her twin sister in Japan’s haunted Aokigahara forest at the foot of Mt Fuji.
Lava Bear is producing with Goyer through his Phantom Four label.
Lava Bear president Tory Metzger oversees the production.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
She’s already got a couple of films demanding her attention, but Natalie Dormer is lining up more work. She’s now signed on to the lead for supernatural thriller The Forest.Set in the same location as Gus Van Sant’s new Matthew McConaughey-starring drama Sea Of Trees, The Forest finds a young American woman searching for her vanished twin sister in the Japanese forest of Aokigahara. It’s a place at the foot of Mount Fuji where people traditionally end their lives. But though she’s seeking answers, what she actually discovers is a forest full of angry souls of the dead who have perished there before. We’re guessing there will be running and screaming before the final credits roll.Jason Zada is directing this one from a script currently undergoing work by Nick Acosta and Sarah Cornwell with Dark Knight trilogy writer and prolific producer »
I’ve been tackling Academy Award and Golden Globe predictions for a substantial portion of the year now, but there are of course other awards and/or precursors worth mentioning. Over the rest of the season, I’ll be trying to figure those out too, with today marking the starting point as I attempt to decode what the Screen Actors Guild might do. SAG is one of the most important precursors, mainly because it shows off what the acting branch of the Academy might be thinking. This year, with such a wide open race in almost all categories, you have to imagine that SAG will be one of the biggest guild announcements of the year. Below you’ll see my predictions in all of the SAG categories, but keep in mind that it’s early and they’re completely subject to change. For example, I’ve hung back on some »
- Joey Magidson
When Matthew McConaughey began receiving raves for a string of dramatic roles in films like “Mud,” “Killer Joe” and “Dallas Buyers Club,” there were many who praised the actor for turning his back on the romantic comedies that helped make him a star. McConaughey himself was not one of them.
“I love those movies,” he said in an interview with Variety in January, shortly before winning the Academy Award, praising hits like “The Wedding Planner” and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” He even defended the ones that weren’t as well received. “ ‘Failure to Launch’ got panned, but I like it!”
McConaughey is well aware of the spin that others try to put on his career; that he abandoned easy roles and paychecks for darker parts. “The narrative that people keep wanting to get at is the then and now,” he said. “The then and now narrative »
- Jenelle Riley
After accepting the Academy Award for lead actor earlier this year, Matthew McConaughey isn’t done collecting accolades. He’ll be honored Oct. 21 with the 28th American Cinematheque Award.
When McConaughey accepted his Oscar in March, it marked the height of the actor’s transformation from romantic comedy staple to complex dramatic performer. But the directors who worked with the actor before and on the cusp of the McConaissance say that the spark has always been there.
“I was interested in him because I liked his pure bad-boy side,” Waters says. “It may be the precursor to what he was eventually going to move toward, but there was something about the rebel in him and that aggressiveness.”
- Christy Grosz
Matthew McConaughey's loving this new chapter of his life!The "Interstellar" star covers the November issue of GQ where he opens up about being a family man, his love for the Washington Redskins and his friendship with Lance Armstrong. When it came to settling down and starting a family, the 44-year-old needed an extra push from his now-wife Camila Alves. "I had to get to the point where I saw it as more than just the thing to do," McConaughey tells GQ about taking the plunge. "I wanted to really want to. You know, I didn’t want it to be a destination; the fun is that we’re on the adventure together. And look, some of it had to do with her putting it on me. It took her going, ‘C’mon, Big Boy, Mr. Easygoing-We’ll- Get-to-It-When-We-Get-to-It. Either s**t or get off the pot.'"The »
- tooFab Staff
Matthew McConaughey always knew he wanted to be a father. But becoming a husband? The Oscar winner admits that took some convincing. "I had to get to the point where I saw [getting married] as more than just the thing to do," McConaughey tells GQ for its November cover story. "I wanted to really want to. You know, I didn't want it to be a destination; the fun is that we're on the adventure together." Ultimately, McConaughey, 44, indeed tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Camila Alves in 2012 - but says that took a lot of reflecting. "We talked about it spiritually. We »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd
Despite his killer career that has spanned over two decades in Tinseltown, Matthew McConaughey has been able to maintain his laid back attitude. "I'm not going to apologize for enjoying what I do," the 44-year-old actor says in the November issue of GQ while flashing his megawatt smile on the cover. Whether he's charming audiences with his head-scratching musings (alright, alright, alright!) or making us swoon in our favorite rom-coms (hello, How to Lose a Guy In Ten Days), McConaughey has never been scared of being typecast—and his relaxed approach to Hollywood has continually fueled his career. "I've never had fears that I was stuck in one »
Ahead of the release of "Interstellar," Matthew McConaughey gave an interview to GQ as the cover story for the November issue. And what an interview it is! Hold on to your butts. McConaughey is not known as a humble dude. I mean, he thanked Himself during his Academy Awards acceptance speech for "Dallas Buyers Club." But this GQ interview is a whole 'nother level. In fact, it might be the most pretentious thing ever committed to digital ink. Even if it isn't, it still solidly places McConaughey as King of the Dudebros. Presented without comment, the four most "McConaughey" quotes from his talk with GQ. Nay. Perhaps the four most "McConaughey" quotes of all time. “A man should always have his diary on him. That way he’s guaranteed to always have something incredible to read.” “I have good genes. My dad was an athlete. I got real fortunate with that. »
- Donna Dickens
From 'Ghost of Girlfriend's Past' to 'Dallas Buyers Club,' McConaughey doesn't regret a one.
Video: Flashback! Matthew McConaughey's First Et Interview
"These things aren't easy. What’s hard is to make them look easy," he tells GQ magazine. "Those kinds of movies are what they are. They get pooh-poohed by critics. They get pooh-poohed by actors themselves. And in a way I get it, but in other ways it’s completely unfair."
But he wasn't afraid of getting typecast. "I've never had »
“I am vain. I think vanity is a good thing. It’s done more good things for me than it has not.”- Matthew McConaughey On Vanity, RomComs and Married Life.“I had to get to the point where I saw it as more than just the thing to do,” McConaughey tells GQ of his marriage to wife Camila. “I wanted to really want to. You know, I didn’t want it to be a destination; the fun is that we’re on the adventure together. And look, some of it had to do with her putting it on me. It took her going, ‘C’mon, […] »
- April Neale
In case you were waiting to choose a side in the battle over the Washington Redskins' name until Matthew McConaughey made his opinion known, well, he has. In a new interview with GQ , McConaughey—a Redskins fan from the age of 4, despite having grown up in Texas—notes, "We were all fine with it since the 1930s, and all of a sudden we go, 'No, gotta change it'? It seems like when the first levee breaks, everybody gets on board. I know a lot of Native Americans don't have a problem with it, but they're not going to say, »
- Evann Gastaldo
Just a little over a year ago, Matthew McConaughey was a has-been in Hollywood. Despite the recent success of The Lincoln Lawyer and some critical acclaim for Mud, but his successly rebirth as a top tier leading man thanks to Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective was just on the cusp of becoming a reality. Back then, McConaughey was still relegated to being a romantic comedy leading man rather than considered the type of actor who would go on to star in Christopher Nolan's »
- Alex Maidy
In a new GQ interview, Matthew McConaughey takes a stand for the work he did in romantic comedies, before the narrative of his career changed with the McConaissance. When asked if he was proud of the work he did in romantic comedies, McConaughey replied: Absolutely. These things aren't easy. What's hard is to make them look easy. Those kinds of movies are what they are. They get pooh-poohed by critics. They get pooh-poohed by actors themselves. And in a way I get it, but in other ways it's completely unfair. There's a buoyancy you need to make them work. I believe I gave them buoyancy. »
- Esther Zuckerman
Were you confused by True Detective's rambling monologues about death, God, and the M-brain theory? Matthew McConaughey wasn't. As the actor told GQ, "I spent many, many, many, many, many, many hours, if not days, writing to Nic Pizzolatto and asking, 'What are you saying here? What does this mean? Why is he saying it now?'" After all that effort, he probably even knows which lines were plagiarized. McConaughey adds that, since the show aired, he's been inundated with offers to play more cops, "but none of them could wear the jockstrap of Rusty Cohle." »
- Nate Jones
Matthew McConaughey opens up about fatherhood, vanity, prayer, the Washington Redskins controversy and his own mythology in an expansive new cover interview with GQ. "Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn," the Oscar winner tells the magazine. "Whatever decisions you make in the first six months of becoming a father, double down on them. I mean, you're meeting the Courier. You're meeting the Shepherd, the Future Prince." »
- Daniel Gates
“Interstellar” star Matthew McConaughey doesn't want the Washington Redskins to give into public pressure and change the controversial name that has been deemed racist, but thinks the organization eventually will. “It's not going to hurt me. It's just … I love the emblem,” McConaughey told GQ in an interview for the November issue. “I dig it. It gives me a little fire and some oomph. But now that it's in the court of public opinion, it's going to change. I wish it wouldn't, but it will.” Also read: NFL Great Mike Ditka on ‘Stupid’ Washington Redskins Debate: ‘It's So Much Horse S–t, »
- Greg Gilman
The McConaissance of the last several years culminated with Matthew McConaughey's Oscar win for "Dallas Buyers Club" and Emmy nomination for "True Detective," but the idea that he needed a comeback relies on the notion that he'd fallen into a rut formed by mediocre romantic comedies.
But in the latest issue of GQ, McConaughey said the McConaissance ""may make a more interesting narrative and a dramatic punch, but it's not true."
"These things aren't easy. What's hard is to make them look easy," he said. "Those kinds of movies are what they are. They get pooh-poohed by critics. They get pooh-poohed by actors themselves. And in a way I get it, but in other ways it's completely unfair. »
- Kelly Woo
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