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Tuesday Releases: White Boy Rick

Official Synopsis: Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, WHITE BOY RICK is based on the moving true story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, Rick Wershe Jr., who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison. 6 Deleted Scenes … Read More Tuesday Releases: White Boy Rick

New Trailer: Serenity (2018) – Official Trailer #2

SERENITY JANUARY 25, 2019 DIRECTED BY: STEVEN KNIGHT Official Synopsis: From the creative mind of Oscar nominee Steven Knight comes a daringly original, sexy, stylized thriller. Baker Dill (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway) tracks him … Read More New Trailer: Serenity (2018) – Official Trailer #2

New Trailer: The Dark Tower – Official Trailer #1

THE DARK TOWER || The day has finally arrived where Sony Pictures has released a trailer for the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Idris Elba takes on the iconic role of Roland Deschain, otherwise known as The Gunslinger, while Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey takes on the villain role of Walter O’Dim, also known as The Man In Black (also known as … Read More New Trailer: The Dark Tower – Official Trailer #1

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2014 Oscars Challenge: [21] Dallas Buyers Club – Six Nominations

Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter With likely two acting awards coming from the film, “Dallas Buyers Club” is a forced to be reckoned with. Even without a Best Directing nomination, the film likely lands into the top 5 with chances of the winning the Oscar for Best Picture. And even though it is entirely unlikely that it will win, this film will not go … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [21] Dallas Buyers Club – Six Nominations

Quick Review: Bernie (2012)

BERNIE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLNOVEMBER 18, 2013 Mixing reality with fiction, “Bernie” takes the true story of Bernie Tiede, an assistant funeral director in the small town of Carthage, Texas, and his love affair with the very much older Marjorie Nugent, whom he eventually shoots in the back and is taken to trial for, and brings in a comedic touch headed by Jack Black, who … Read More Quick Review: Bernie (2012)

Quick Review: Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLNOVEMBER 17, 2013 “Dallas Buyers Club” is a transformation for all those involved. The only film of director Jean-Marc Vallée that I’ve seen is “The Young Victoria,” which garnered minimal Oscar attention a few years ago, and to which I enjoyed, but his latest endeavor is so much deeper and rich and a passion for this story breathes from … Read More Quick Review: Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

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For Your Consideration 2013: Mud

Will he go from being under-appreciated to having two nominations this year? I might be pulling for it. Matthew McConaughey is a force to be reckoned with and delivering two absolutely astounding performances this year, we’ll not only see him in the critics’ awards circle, but I have a feeling we’ll see his name, not just once, but possibly twice in up for contention. … Read More For Your Consideration 2013: Mud

Quick Review: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

THE LINCOLN LAWYER BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLOCTOBER 27, 2013 Relying entirely on its cast of characters and the performances provided, “The Lincoln Lawyer” never quite reaches the level of genius but also never takes the simple ways out. Matthew McConaughey takes a turn as Mickey Haller, an attorney meandering in the grey area of the law. He accepts back alley payments from bikers, swindles clients … Read More Quick Review: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Quick Review: Magic Mike (2012)

MAGIC MIKE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLOCTOBER 19, 2013 Male strippers. You’re on board, or you’re not. Regardless, Steven Soderbergh steps behind this female fantasy inducing feature “Magic Mike” which is also a partial biopic about the early life of lead actor Channing Tatum. Relying heavily on the dances of the men involved, if you have any reservations about Chippendale dancers, steer clear of this film, … Read More Quick Review: Magic Mike (2012)

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One Minute Review: Mud (2013)

Release Date April 26, 2013 Director Jeff Nichols Screenplay Jeff Nichols Distributed By Lionsgate Roadside Attractions Budget $10 million Drama Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual references, language, thematic elements and smoking. 130 minutes Mud Marking the career best performance of Matthew McConaughey, “Mud” is a slow burn, heavy hitting drama with themes of coming of age, family systems, and the reality of love. … Read More One Minute Review: Mud (2013)

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For Your Consideration 2012: Magic Mike

Not your everyday film about strippers, “Magic Mike” is kept in-line by director Steven Soderbergh. Now, I really do not see any Academy Awards nominations coming from this film, but the Golden Globes could easily eat this film up. For your consideration in all categories Best Picture of the Year Produced by NICK WECHSLER GREGORY JACOBS CHANNING TATUM REID CAROLIN Best Director STEVEN SODERBERGH … Read More For Your Consideration 2012: Magic Mike

Movie Review: How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003)

HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 1O DAYS BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLAUGUST 9, 2010 Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey are an incomparable dream couple. Though “Fool’s Gold” left much to be desired, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” puts both actors in the driver’s seat. In most films, only a single person is allowed the upper hand at any given time, but “How … Read More Movie Review: How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003)