The Oscars aren’t until February, but we already have a contender for next award season, sort of, with the first trailer for Free State of Jones. From Hunger Games director Gary Ross, the new Civil War-era film stars Matthew McConaughey as a confederate soldier who turns against his southern brethren and attempts to establish a free state in Mississippi. Yes, it’s another installment in the “a white man will save us all” genre, but as usual, McConaughey is running on all cylinders.
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The studio behind ParaNorman, Coraline and The Boxtrolls returns with the beautiful new stop-motion animated project Kubo and the Two Strings, an action-fantasy-adventure that, uh, pulls out all the stops. But seriously, the first trailer for Laika’s latest looks more epic and stunning than anything they’ve attempted before.
Over the past few years, SNL has often turned the opening monologue over to their guest host to let them to whatever the heck they want, especially since the default “We Have No Idea What To Do” tactic of having them break into song is officially getting old. Hosts like Amy Schumer and Louis C.K. use this as an opportunity to try out new stand-up material, but Matthew McConaughey took the chance to share an anecdote.
Alright, alright, alright (okay I’ll stop). Matthew McConaughey returns to the SNL stage this weekend for the first time since 2003. After last week’s excellent and very consistent episode, Elizabeth Banks proves a tough act to follow. McConaughey is his usual charming self, but those talents are sadly misapplied in a fairly uneven episode with a couple of really good pre-recorded bits. Read on for our ranking of this week’s sketches from best to worst.
If you thought Matthew McConaughey’s 14-year SNL return would go by without homage to the True Detective star’s most recent roles, think again. Kate McKinnon brings back the Wolf of Wall Street hum in McConaughey’s full promos for this Saturday, and yes, someone spies a lot of lawbreakers in this room.
A film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series seemed like an impossibility, but after years of development under producer Ron Howard, King’s epic fantasy-western-sci-fi story is heading to the big screen. Interestingly enough, the first actor reportedly being eyed for a leading role was also previously rumored for another major King adaptation: Matthew McConaughey.
The dulcet tones of Matthew McConaughey are capable of anything. They bring an easygoing charm to the variety of laid-back characters that he plays on film, they were almost able to gloss over the fact that nothing McConaughey was saying in those Lincoln commercials
Elizabeth Banks will offer an alright SNL palate cleanser for Donald Trump when the NBC sketch series returns in November, but its third host of the month deserves a hearty “alright, alright, alright.” Matthew McConaughey will make a surprising return to the SNL stage, bringing the big guns with Adele as musical guest.
Remember the days of a tanned, shirtless Matthew McConaughey? How about the suave bearded McConaughey at the Oscars? We regret to inform you that such things exist only in the past.
There are a lot of highly complicated moves in Magic Mike. But, despite the degree of difficulty, Channing Tatum never once used a stunt double. All those backflips, grinds and spins were all his moves. Not bad, but when you consider Tatum himself used to be a male stripper, it all makes sense. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which backs up on ya with Magic Mike.