Matthew McConaughey Gets Wet In Another New Interstellar Poster

Interstellar-IMAX-posterA couple of days ago a new poster for Interstellar debuted, and now another one has arrived promoting the IMAX release of Christopher Nolan’s film.

As with The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, Nolan has once again captured key sequences of Interstellar using IMAX cameras, helping to ensure these moments look particularly impressive in the massive screen format.

The film chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. As the poster shows, that involved going to a planet that’s completely covered in water.

The movie’s due out in November.

No Matthew McConaughey In Magic Mike XXL, But Andie McDowell Is In

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Second unit filming started a few days ago on Magic Mike XXL, but even with the cameras starting to roll, it wasn’t clear which members of the original cast would return beyond Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello and probably Matt Bomer and Alex Pettyfer too.

However ThePlaylist has been talking to director Gregory Jacobs, who says one person who won’t be back is Matthew McConaughey, although no reason is given as to why.

Jacobs also says that the new film with be very different to the first one, adding, “What am I allowed to say? … It’s road trip movie and put it this way, it’s different enough that once you see it you’ll understand why we made a sequel. No one will be accusing us of making the same movie twice.”

The film does have a new cast member though, as Variety reports that Andie McDowell has signed up. Unfortunately though, as with the vague plot details Jacobs offered above, there’s no news on who she will play.

Matthew McConaughey Goes Interstellar In A New Poster For Christopher Nolan’s New Movie

interstellar-poster2The marketing for Interstellar seems to be based on the idea that every new titbit takes us further and further away from earth. The first teaser and poster were pretty much earth-bound, the last trailer took us through take-off and into space, and now a new poster shows us Matthew McConaughey in full spaceman mode on another planet (well, presumably he’s meant to be on another planet and didn’t just decide to wear a spacesuit up a mountain).

Here’s the official synopsis: ‘Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), the production will travel the globe and utilize a mixture of 35mm anamorphic and IMAX film photography to bring to the screen a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan, originally developed for Paramount Pictures and producer Lynda Obst. The new script chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.’

As it’s a Nolan movie, that synopsis doesn’t tell us much, but other info released has let us know that it’s set on a world that’s dying and running out of natural resources, with the wormhole offering humanity renewed hope. Explorers are sent through the hole to see whether they can find some new solutions.

Along with McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, Casey Affleck, Bill Irwin, David Gyasi, David Oyelowo, Wes Bentley, Michael Caine, and John Lithgow star. It’s due out in November.

New Interstellar Trailer – Take a look at what Comic Con audiences saw of Christopher Nolan’s film

interstellar-poster-slideThere’s a lot of anticipation for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, and while we had a trailer a few months ago, it only offered hints at what to expect, as while the movie is about a journey into space, the footage was largely earthbound.

However now a new trailer has emerged, which debuted last week as Comic Con and is now online. It gives us a much better look at both the problems on earth and what happens when it leaves orbit.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), the production will travel the globe and utilize a mixture of 35mm anamorphic and IMAX film photography to bring to the screen a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan, originally developed for Paramount Pictures and producer Lynda Obst. The new script chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

‘“Interstellar” features a prestigious cast that includes Matthew McCaughey (“Magic Mike,” “Mud”), Academy Award® winner Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables,” “The Dark Knight Rises”), Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Tree of Life”), Bill Irwin (“Rachel Getting Married,” TV’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”), Academy Award® nominee John Lithgow (“Terms of Endearment,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), Academy Award® nominee Casey Affleck (“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “Gone Baby Gone”), David Gyasi (“Cloud Atlas”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Mackenzie Foy (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2”), Timothée Chalamet (TV’s “Homeland”), Topher Grace (“Spider-Man 3”), David Oyelowo (“Jack Reacher,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn (“The Last Picture Show,” “The Exorcist”), and Academy Award® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy).’

The film’s due out in November. [Read more...]

True Detective (Blu-ray Review)

HBO has certainly got itself a reputation in the last few years for bringing the big screen onto the small screen, whether it’s with films like Behind The Candelabra and The Normal Heart or by getting big name stars to appear in its TV series. With True Detective they lured in Matthew McConaughey (just before he was going to win an Oscar) and Woody Harrelson, as well as Jane Eyre director Cary Fukunaga, for what the makers have describes as an eight-part cinematic experience.

Although that might sound rather hyperbolic, this time it pretty much lives up to the hype, even if it isn’t the total masterpiece some have suggested. [Read more...]

Interstellar Trailer – Matthew McConaughey is heading into space for Christopher Nolan


So far the promotion of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar has been pretty low key, as while the loose plot details we’ve had have suggested a big space adventure, the marketing has been pretty earthbound.

That’s true of the beginning of this trailer – but things aren’t going very well for the planet. So it’s time to send Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway into space!

Here’s the synopsis: ‘Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), the production will travel the globe and utilize a mixture of 35mm anamorphic and IMAX film photography to bring to the screen a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan, originally developed for Paramount Pictures and producer Lynda Obst. The new script chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

‘“Interstellar” features a prestigious cast that includes Matthew McCaughey (“Magic Mike,” “Mud”), Academy Award® winner Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables,” “The Dark Knight Rises”), Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Tree of Life”), Bill Irwin (“Rachel Getting Married,” TV’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”), Academy Award® nominee John Lithgow (“Terms of Endearment,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), Academy Award® nominee Casey Affleck (“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “Gone Baby Gone”), David Gyasi (“Cloud Atlas”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Mackenzie Foy (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2”), Timothée Chalamet (TV’s “Homeland”), Topher Grace (“Spider-Man 3”), David Oyelowo (“Jack Reacher,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn (“The Last Picture Show,” “The Exorcist”), and Academy Award® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy).’

The film’s due out in November. [Read more...]

First Poster For Christopher Nolan’s Insterstellar Gets Released

interstellar-teaser-poster1A few months ago we got a brief, enigmatic teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. However this being Nolan, he’s been keeping his cards pretty close to his chest. But now comes the first poster.

Here’s the film’s synopsis: ‘INTERSTELLAR chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.’

Add that to the poster’s tagline – Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here – and it’s all pretty intriguing.

Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine all star.

A new full trailer (which reports say is still pretty enigmatic) is expected to be released next week.

Jared Leto Wins Oscar For Playing Trans Character, While Gravity Takes The Most Prizes

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After months of speculation and a seemingly endless run-up, the Oscars have finally happened, with Gravity taking the most gongs with seven. It dominated the technical categories including Editing, Cinematography, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Score and, not surprisingly, Visual Effects. However it also took Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron, marking just what an achievement the Academy thought the film was.

However the movie didn’t take the Best Picture Oscar, as that went to 12 Years A Slave, which also took Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o and Best Adapted Screenplay. As expected Dallas Buyers Club took both of the actor awards, with Matthew McConaughey winning Best Actor and Jared Leto taking Best Supporting Actor for playing trans character Rayon. Both McConaughey and Leto paid tribute to those who have battled or died from AIDS, as well as those who’ve struggled to be accepted as themselves.

More uncertain was Best Actress. While Cate Blanchett had been the frontrunner, the controversy over Woody Allen threw a spanner in the works. She nevertheless won the award for Blue Jasmine.

Although host Ellen Denegeres (who certainly did a good job) probably scored the best win of the night, with the star-packed photo above.

Take a look below for the complete list of winners.

BEST PICTURE
Winner: 12 Years a Slave

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Winner: Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

Amy Adams – American Hustle
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Winner: Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Winner: Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska

BEST DIRECTOR
Winner: Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity

Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
David O. Russell – American Hustle
Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Winner: Her – Spike Jonze

American Hustle – David O. Russell and Eric Singer
Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club – Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack
Nebraska – Bob Nelson

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Winner: 12 Years a Slave – John Ridley

Before Midnight – Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater
Captain Phillips – Billy Ray
Philomena – Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
The Wolf of Wall Street – Terence Winter

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Let It Go” from Frozen – Music and Lyric by Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez

“Happy” from Despicable Me 2 – Music and Lyrics by Pharrell Williams
“The Moon Song” from Her – Music by Karen O, Lyrics by Karen O and Spike Jonze
“Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Larry Clayton and Larry Mullen, Lyrics by Paul Hewson

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Winner: Gravity – Steven Price

The Book Thief – John Williams
Her – William Butler and Owen Pallett
Philomena – Alexandre Desplat
Saving Mr. Banks – Thomas Newman

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Winner: The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin & Beverly Dunn

American Hustle – Judy Becker & Heather Loeffle
Gravity – Andy Nicholson & Rosie Goodwin
Her – K.K. Barrett & Gene Serdena
12 Years a Slave – Adam Stochausen & Alice Baker

BEST EDITING
Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger

American Hustle – Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
Captain Phillips – Christopher Rouse
Dallas Buyers Club – John McMurphy and Martin Pensa12 Years a Slave – Joe Walker

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Winner: Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki

The Grandmaster – Philippe LeSourd
Inside Llewyn Davis – Bruno Delbonnel
Nebraska – Phedon Papamichael
Prisoners – Roger Deakins

BEST SOUND EDITING
Winner: Gravity – Glenn Freemantle

All Is Lost – Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns
Captain Phillips – Oliver Tarney
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Brent Burge
Lone Survivor – Wylie Stateman

BEST SOUND MIXING
Winner: Gravity – Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro

Captain Phillips – Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson
Inside Llewyn Davis – Skip Lievsay
Lone Survivor – Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Winner: Italy, The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino, director

Belgium, The Broken Circle Breakdown, Felix Van Groeningen, director
Cambodia, The Missing Picture, Rithy Panh, director
Denmark, The Hunt, Thomas Vinterberg, director
Palestine, Omar, Hany Abu-Assad, director

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Winner: 20 Feet from Stardom – Morgan Neville

The Act of Killing – Joshua Oppenheimer
Cutie and the Boxer – Zachary Heinzerling
Dirty Wars – Rick Rowley
The Square – Jehane Noujaim

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
Winner: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Malcolm Clarke

CaveDigger, Jeffrey Karoff
Facing Fear, Jason Cohen
Karama Has No Walls, Sara Ishaq
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall, Edgar Barens

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
Winner: Helium, Anders Walter, director, and Kim Magnusson, producer (M & M Productions)

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me), Esteban Crespo, director (Producciones Africanauan)
“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything),” Xavier Legrand, director, and Alexandre Gavras, producer (KG Productions)
“Pitääö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?),” Selma Vilhunen, director, and Kirsikka Saari, screenwriter (Tuffi Films)
The Voorman Problem, Mark Gill, director, and Baldwin Li, producer (Honlodge Productions)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Winner: Gravity – Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds
Iron Man 3 – Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick
The Lone Ranger – Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier
Star Trek Into Darkness – Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Winner: Frozen

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises

BEST ANNIMATED SHORT FILM
Winner: Mr. Hublot, Laurent Witz, director, and Alexandre Espigares, co-director (Zeilt Productions)

Feral, Daniel Sousa, director, and Dan Golden, music and sound design (Daniel Sousa)
Get a Horse, Lauren MacMullan, director, and Dorothy McKim, producer (Walt Disney Feature Animation)
Possessions, Shuhei Morita, director (Sunrise Inc.)
Room on the Broom, Max Lang and Jan Lachauer, directors (Magic Light Pictures)

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Winner: Dallas Buyers Club – Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – Stephen Prouty
The Lone Ranger – Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Winner: The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin

American Hustle – Michael Wilkinson
The Grandmaster – William Chang Suk Ping
The Invisible Woman – Michael O’Connor
12 Years a Slave – Patricia Norris

Dallas Buyers Club (Cinema)

The last of the Oscar contenders to be released in the UK turns out to be one of the strongest. Sometimes the circumstances behind the making of a film shine through on the screen, and this story, with its lengthy birth, tiny budget and rushed schedule is a perfect example. It gives the film an urgency, a roughness and a pace that might not have been the case with a bigger budget, and it also ensure extremely committed performances from all concerned – they are doing it for love, not money. [Read more...]

Matthew McConaughey Up For Gus Van Sant’s Sea of Trees

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The rebirth of Matthew McConaughey continues. He recently scored his first Oscar nomination, and now he’s signed up for another role that will let his show off his acting chops. He’s set for Gus Van Sant’s drama Sea of Trees, alongside Ken Watanabe, according to TheWrap.

The film is set in the ‘Suicide Forest’ near Mount Fuji in Japan, following an American man (McConaughey) who heads their in order to take his own life. However his plan is interrupted by a Japanese man (Watanabe) who is trying to make his way out of the forest after having second thoughts about his own suicide. They go on a journey of reflection and survival.

Gus Van Sant is directing, working from a script by Chris Sparling (Buried) which landed on the 2013 Black List.