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My apologies to our readers for this story even appearing on the site. This was done without my approval or supervision. This is the first and last time William Levy will Ever be mentioned on Latino Review ever again. Univision telenovela famewhore William Levy who famously passed on the Alex Rodriguez part in Magic Mike, wasted Steven Soderbergh’s time (Wme dropped Levy as client shortly thereafter), and chose to be a reality show loser on Dancing With The Stars instead apparently got a job in Jada’s Salsa movie. They tried this Latin minstrel show of a movie 20 years ago with Robi Rosa, nobody saw it. They tried again with Chayenne a decade later, guess what? Nobody saw that one either. Trust me no one will see this one. There is a reason this guy is unsigned by the major agencies in Hollywood. A pretty boy no talent famewhore. »
- Alex Corey
Matthew McConaughey has no problem reading negative reviews of his acting. "A few years ago, I did a really interesting kind of experiment," the Mud star revealed in a recent interview. "My assistants gathered every negative review I've ever had and it was a good, thick pile," the hunky 43-year-old actor said. "I sat down and said, 'We're gonna read every one of these.' There was some really good constructive criticism. I'm like, 'That's what I would've said about that performance. You're right.'" McConaughey, who won an Independent Spirit Award earlier this year for his role in Magic Mike and who's getting positive reviews for his new flick »
Looks Olivia Munn forgot that crochet isn't the most covering style. The Magic Mike star was spotted leaving the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood Friday, where the actress, who apparently had the urge to go braless (or possibly fell victim to some sort of bandeau that just, er, slipped) was snapped showing off an eyeful of assets in a beige see-through knit sweater. Olivia looked casual and sexy for her night out on the town, sporting black leather shorts, hot-pink lips, trendy gold jewelry and high-heeled booties for an allover chic and edgy ensemble. Video: Olivia Munn talks pulling a Kanye West at the People's Choice Awards But apparently, the actress was unaware of her nip slip as she »
“And then when it came time to cast, and I was pretty vocal about it.”
When Nichols was first thinking of McConaughey, the Texan had proved himself in films like 'Lone Star', 'A Time To Kill' and 'Dazed and Confused', before exiling himself to make a mint of money in rom-com land, the likes of 'How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days' and 'Failure to Launch'...
More: How Matthew McConaughey Discovered What The Critics Had To Say About Him. »
- Caroline Frost
If Matthew McConaughey's career appears to be enjoying a renaissance, one of the reasons is because, as he has revealed, he has been listening to his critics and reading what they have to say.
The actor, currently being celebrated for his very different turns in 'Mud' and 'Bernie', spent a few years in a rom-com wilderness, earning monikers like 'Matthew Mahogany' for his perma-tanned, ever-grinning romantic screen persona.
But, as he revealed to AP recently, he sat down and read what people had to say about him...
"A few years ago, I did a really interesting kind of experiment," McConaughey said, according to Redding.com.
"My assistants gathered every negative review I've ever had and it was a good, thick pile. I sat down and said, 'We're gonna read every one of these. »
- The Huffington Post UK
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Written by Jeff Nichols
With beguiling Southern charm and an exacting sense of dread, the riveting Mud is a surprisingly sweet third film from writer/director Jeff Nichols. Like his previous works Take Shelter and Shotgun Stories it showcases uniquely troubled characters from rural America who stubbornly stick by increasingly reckless decisions. The same kind of deeply flawed yet strongly principled men inhabit this story and are role models to impressionable boys looking to make a little sense of the world. Mud is an exceptional movie that takes us on an oddly hopeful tale of chivalry, sacrifice and what love can compel men to do.
14 year-olds Ellis (Tye Sheridan of Tree of Life) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland in his first role) are best friends from a small town in Arkansas that happen upon a mysterious fugitive hiding out on an island along the Mississippi River. »
- Lane Scarberry
Sony has released a new poster and theatrical trailer for White House Down, which sees director Roland Emmerich heading back to the White House seventeen years after blowing it up in Independence Day this year's second Presidential action thriller after Antoine Fuqua's Olympus Has Fallen.
This one sees Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street, Magic Mike) as a policeman - and rejected Secret Service agent - who has to rescue Jamie Foxx's (Django Unchained, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) President of the United States from a paramilitary group led by Jason Clarke (The Great Gatsby, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), all the while protecting his young daughter, played by Joey King (The Dark Knight Rises, Oz the Great and Powerful).
Rival White House actioner Olympus Has Fallen hasenjoyed a decent run at the box office, pulling in close to $130 million worldwide from a $70 million budget. Of course, that kind »
- Flickering Myth
Now that he's finished up with the Dark Knight trilogy, Christopher Nolan is gearing up to go into space for his next effort, the sci-fi epic Interstellar, and according to Deadline Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) is in talks about joining the film as the "third lead". Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike) was the first name to sign on for the film, followed by Oscar winner Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), who will reunite with Nolan following her turn as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises.
Jessica Chastain enjoyed her big breakthrough in 2011, which saw her appearing in Take Shelter, Coriolanus, The Debt, The Tree of Life and Texas Killing Fields, along with her Oscar nominated supporting turn in The Help. She followed this up last year with a Best Actress nod for Zero Dark Thirty and has several films on her upcoming slate, including the relationship dramas The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His and Hers, »
- Flickering Myth
• Since his Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for Silver Linings Playbook, Robert De Niro has been on a bit of a career upswing. He’s set to star in Syriana-director Stephen Gaghan’s Candy Store about an undercover agent-turned-Brooklyn cop and the seedy underworld that he and his partners uncover. Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) and Omar Sy (The Intouchables) also star. De Niro is currently filming David O. Russell’s American Hustle. [Variety]
- Lindsey Bahr
Sony has revealed a second trailer for Roland Emmerich's White House Down, the second movie to center on a White House siege this year on the heels of Olympus Has Fallen. Emmerich, however, has stacked the deck with stars bigger than the likes of Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart with Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) and Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained). Here's the plot: Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Jason Clarke, »
- Brad Brevet
Reports have Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) in talks to star in Christopher Nolan's next film, Interstellar. This would make Chastain the third lead after Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike) and Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) took roles just last month. The details of the sci-fi picture are, of course, being kept under wraps, but the story is based on Caltech physicist and relativity expert Kip S. Thorne's scientific theory that wormholes exist and can be used for time travel. Hit the jump for what else we know about Interstellar. Deadline reports that Chastain would play the third lead in Interstellar if a deal is made. Character details are zilch at the moment but the pic will feature “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.” Nolan recently re-wrote the script from brother Jonathan Nolan and the picture will be co-produced and distributed by both Paramount and Warner Bros. »
- Dave Trumbore
I’m a huge fan of Steven Soderbergh. He’s always doing something different, and his recent “State of Cinema” address at the San Francisco Film Festival was the kind of brilliance we’ve come to expect from him, and hopefully some sort of a wake-up call to the industry. Unfortunately, he says he’s retiring, and what could be his last movie, “Behind the Candelabra,” will be premiering at Cannes soon. It got me thinking about something that crossed my mind when “Magic Mike” turned out to be quite a hit last summer: why were there no black actors cast as strippers/dancers in the movie? And why weren’t these characters more diverse in general, not just related to race? Now, a filmmaker »
- Dan Simolke
I'm hardly alone in this, but I continue to resist the notion that Steven Soderbergh's professed retirement from feature filmmaking is permanent -- not least because he's been on such vigorous creative form lately. "Magic Mike," of course, cracked my Top 10 of 2012 list, while his lithely nasty Hitchcockian thriller "Side Effects" is on course to be one of my favorite mainstream genre entertainments of this year -- it would be an enormous pity for him to bow out just as he seems to have perfected the rarely performed trick of the counter-intuitive audience movie. Still, after reading the lucid, »
- Guy Lodge
Steven Soderbergh might be taking a well-earned break from directing, but his latest comments about the forthcoming Magic Mike 2 suggest that he's still spinning plenty of movie-plates. "It’s getting pretty far along," says Soderbergh of the sequel. "They’ve got a good idea. There were some stories and events that Channing [Tatum] lived through that we just couldn’t fit in the first one. "One of them is a really hilarious and very cinematic idea that we reluctantly didn’t put in the first film, because it was such a big idea you...
- George Wales
After Magic Mike became one of the biggest surprise hits of 2012, there was seemingly instant talk of a Magic Mike 2. While the first film was charming, funny and sensitive, for many, its premise seemed more suited to a standalone story.
However, in a recent interview, director Steven Soderbergh talked about the sequel’s progress and noted that the filmmakers still have plenty of fresh material to work with.
While talking with Pride Source earlier this week, Soderbergh – who is still set to take a break from directing - said that he has been lending a helping hand in developing Magic Mike 2, which is fraught with story ideas based on Channing Tatum’s real-life experiences as an exotic dancer that Soderbergh couldn’t fit into the first film.
Here’s more of ...
- Daniel Johnson
I want to start by saying I appreciate Steven Soderbergh's passion as presented in the above "State of Cinema" speech he gave at the San Francisco Film Festival on Saturday, April 27. I watched all 30+ minutes nodding my head in agreement, finding comfort in his frustration only because it's a shared frustration with the state of cinema (and/or movies) today depending on how you want to define the two as Soderbergh himself doesn't see them as one and the same and even that, I agree. However, within all that agreeing you have to then take a step back and evaluate everything that's being said as an objective observer, which I'm happy to see Soderbergh does. His rant targets the studio system while at every turn he is able to interpret why things are the way they are. He talks about how spending $60 million to promote a $100 million film is »
- Brad Brevet
It’s totally fair to call Steven Soderbergh’s keynote address on the State of Cinema at the San Francisco International Film Festival a rant. After all, he did. The filmmaker, who came of age during the halcyon Down and Dirty Pictures days of 1990′s nascent indie movement, has expressed his increasing frustration about being boxed-in by the studio’s increasing reliance on blockbuster tentpoles. “I’ve been in meetings where I can feel it slipping away, where I can feel that the ideas I’m tossing out, they’re too scary or too weird,” he told the festival audience. »
- Jeff Labrecque
"Mike Magic" came out of nowhere last summer to not only win big at the box office, despite it's meager budget, but it also scored with critics, appearing on many year-end "Best Of" lists. It wasn't long after the male stripper movie debuted that talk began to circulate of a possible sequel.
Word on any follow-up has been mostly quiet since last year, but recently, Steven Soderbergh opened up to PrideSource about "Magic Mike 2" and revealed that the project is indeed progressing with a hilarious true-life experience of Channing Tatum's at the heart of it.
Read what else Soderbergh had to say after the jump!
According to the original film's director, the story at the center of "Magic Mike 2" was one that he wanted to include in the original, but couldn't dedicate the time needed to do it justice.
"We actually just had a meeting about it the other day. »
- Kevin P. Sullivan
Speculation about a sequel to last year’s Magic Mike started right after the film’s release. Magic Mike director, Steven Soderbergh, recently spoke to Pride Source and discussed how Magic Mike 2 was coming along and on how involved he would be in the film. Magic Mike 2 is, according to Soderbergh, pretty far along already, [...]
Pain & Gain hits number one at Us box office as Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson make Miami gangsters look like nice guys
Pain & Gain triumphed in a fairly limp session at the North American box office thanks to an estimated $20m debut that knocked the Tom Cruise sci-fi Oblivion off its perch. The box office session dropped around 19% against last week and fell by roughly the same margin compared with the same weekend in 2012, when Screen Gems' Think Like a Man stayed top for the second weekend in a session that showed greater strength in depth.
Michael Bay, preparing the fourth Transformers episode for next summer, directed Pain & Gain and the result was a number one launch that secured the top spot by a respectable margin. Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson star alongside Anthony Mackie as members of a real-life Miami gang who plan a kidnapping. Hollywood's spin machine has »
- Jeremy Kay
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