Posts Tagged ‘Matthew McConaughey’

Christopher Nolan Kept the Plot of INTERSTELLAR a Secret from Hans Zimmer

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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It’s no secret that director Christopher Nolan only lets us know what he wants us to know while he’s making a movie.  In the case of Interstellar we still don’t know too much more than it has wormholes and 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”.  Take that in for a moment if you have to.

Well it turns out Nolan’s go-to-composer, Hans Zimmer, didn’t even know that much before he began work on the film’s score.  Speaking with British GQ (via WDEF), Zimmer said:

“All I will say is this: before I began, last January, Chris said to me, ‘Hans, I will write one page of text for you. And you will give me just one day. Just write whatever comes to you from this one single page.  It [the page] wasn’t about the film… in a peculiar way, what Chris wrote down that day, and what he wanted from me, had more to do with my story than the plot of the movie. He knows how to get under my skin. That’s the game we play.”

That is a strange form of collaboration isn’t it?  Well if Nolan does that with him often it’s working, because Nolan’s films have had some seriously notable scores from Zimmer including Inception and The Dark Knight.  I’d love to see what was on that one page though.

Interstellar opens on November 7 and stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, Casey Affleck, Ellen Burstyn, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, John Lithgow, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, David Oyelowo, David Gyasi and Matt Damon.

Watch the trailer here.  Try and figure out what it’s about here.  Notice that it’s on our movies to see in 2014 list here.

TRUE DETECTIVE Will Compete for Best Drama Series at the Emmys, Taking on BREAKING BAD

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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“The world needs bad men. We keep the other bad men from the door.”

The one who knocks might have to deal with these bad men come Emmy time this year.  HBO’s True Detective was set up as an anthology series, each season will tell a different story with a different cast each time.  Reactions to the show was understandably overwhelming; and take it from me – it will change the way you watch television.

HBO is feeling confident about the show too and will be submitting True Detective in the competitive Drama Series category at the upcoming Emmy Awards instead of a miniseries where director Cary Fukunaga, writer/creator Nic Pizzolato, and actors/producers Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson would be expected to clean up.

THR reported the news and added this could result in HBO’s first Best Drama Series win since The Sopranos took the trophy in 2007.  It should be noted though that the network’s other popular show Game of Thrones has been nominated three times for Best Drama Series and has nothing to show for it besides a growing audience and admiration from around the world.  Awards mean what you want them to mean.

True Detective will be taking on the final season of Breaking Bad in the Best Drama Series category, and McConaughey (Oscar winner) and Harrelson will face stiff competition in the acting categories as well. Bryan Cranston, Kevin Spacey, and Jon Hamm just to name a few.  This bold move from HBO could result in a surprise but well-earned victory for everyone involved in this landmark TV series.

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast on August 25th on NBC.

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Watch these Oscar Roundtables

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

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My favorite part of the Oscar award season is all the roundtables with the nominees.  Thanks to THR you can watch Jared Leto talk about waxing his legs, Julia Roberts discuss the scariest on-set moments and Alfonso Cuaron elaborate on dropping out of film school.

Watch the actors and actresses roundtables below:

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2014 TV That I’ve Got to See

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

All that glitters is not gold and as such not every television series is as precious as we hoped it would be. There are a couple shows I watch now that I don’t even like but keep hoping they’ll get better because some shows have crappy first seasons but somehow get a second, and then actually do a decent job the next time around. In true TV loving form, I’ve compiled a list of shows to start in 2014 that I look forward to – giving a chance!

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The 2014 Oscar Nominees

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

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Here are the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards or “The Oscars” is you’re nasty.  The leaders are American Hustle and Gravity lead with 10 nominations each, 12 Years a Slave has 9 nominations.  I’m happy to see Wolf of Wall Street earn five nominations including Best Picture, Director (Scorsese), Best Actor (DiCaprio), Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill) and Adapted Screenplay.  Feel free to make your own assumptions about who got snubbed (Robert Redford) and shake your fist in the comments.

The 86th Oscars will be broadcast March 2nd on ABC.

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A Trailer for Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

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The first trailer for director Christopher Nolan’s new film Interstellar is here and it’s quite the tease.  The sci-fi flick stars a stellar (ah?) cast and is believed to involve “time travel” and “alternate dimensions”, so that’s awesome.  The film features a team of space travelers going through a newly discovered wormhole on a voyage through to transcend previous limitations on human space travel.

The project began development in June 2006 when Paramount Pictures and filmmaker Steven Spielberg announced plans for a science fiction film based on a treatment by Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist.  That fact among others you can read in our “What is Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar?” post.

The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, David Oyelowo, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, David Gyasi, Mackenzie Foy, Bill Irwin, Timothée Chalamet, and Matt Damon.

Interstellar opens November 7, 2014.

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Can It Be Januaray Now? A New Trailer for TRUE DETECTIVE

Monday, November 25th, 2013

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Here is a new trailer for the upcoming HBO detective series starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey about hunting serial killers in Louisiana.  It seems every time that a new trailer comes out for this show it makes me feel bad that it’s still 2013.  Let’s get a move on!

True Detective premieres Sunday, January 12th and consists of eight episodes.

Watch the latest trailer below:

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New Trailer for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, Opening December 25th Thankfully

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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Here is another fantastic trailer [here is the first crazy one] for director Martin Scorsese‘s new film The Wolf of Wall Street which after some possible release date change talk will thankfully be opening this Christmas.  The final run-time is 165 minutes, which isn’t a bad thing with Martin Scorsese and Leo working together on a dark comedy.  Jonah Hill and teeth are looking great too.

Based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort, the film follows Leonardo DiCaprio as a hard-partying, drug-addicted stockbroker who was indicted in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering and served a 22-month federal prison stretch.

The film also stars Kyle Chandler, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, and Rob Reiner.

The Wolf of Wall Street opens on December 25th, watch the trailer below:

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HBO’s TRUE DETECTIVE Has A New Trailer and It’s Fantastic

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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HBO’s upcoming “anthology drama series” True Detective is looking great and should take us into Game of Thrones hype just perfectly next year.  Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey star as two detectives whose lives collide and interweave during a seventeen-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.  It’s going to be dark and crazy, that’s how I like my TV.

True Detective premieres Sunday, January 12th and consists of eight episodes.

In 2012, Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart are brought in to revisit a homicide case they worked in 1995. As the inquiry unfolds in present day through separate interrogations, the two former detectives narrate the story of their investigation, reopening unhealed wounds, and drawing into question their supposed solving of a bizarre ritualistic murder in 1995. The timelines braid and converge in 2012 as each man is pulled back into a world they believed they’d left behind. In learning about each other and their killer, it becomes clear that darkness lives on both sides of the law.

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Trailer for HBO Limited Series TRUE DETECTIVE Starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson

Monday, September 9th, 2013

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We have the first full-length trailer for the upcoming HBO limited series True Detective below and I encourage you to watch it and set the date, it looks fantastic.

The series is described as an “elevated serial narrative” that uses multiple perspectives and time frames. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey star as two detectives whose lives collide and entwine during a seventeen-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.  The show is envisioned as an anthology, and these first eight episodes will tell a complete story involving McConaughey and Harrelson’s characters.

True Detective will premiere on HBO in January.

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