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Movie Jail: This week's defendant is...Matthew McConaughey!

Oct. 22, 2012by: Johnny Moreno

Welcome to Movie Jail, a facility like any other, only its inmates are Hollywood writers, directors, actors and producers. This column will serve as a Movie Jail trial. We will put one defendant on trial; lay out arguments for the Prosecution and Defense. And we leave it up to YOU, the reader, to decide whether the defendant is guilty of his or her crime. What crime? The crime of consistently being a stinking shithouse.

The Defendant


Matthew McConaughey

The Case

The Prosecution: Fool's Gold, Failure to Launch, Sahara, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, The Wedding Planner, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Ladies and gentleman of the jury, it's time we start holding some of these Hollywood folk accountable for their crimes, past and present. There is no statute of limitations here. We need to take a closer look at those that dip their toes in the shit pool too often. Such is the case with today's defendant. Sure, he's had some respectable hits in the past few years, but does that make up for all the rom-com schlock of yesteryear? Especially knowing that he's capable of doing great work, it's like going into a convenience store and smacking the clerk in the face and stealing his money. And your accomplice is a hot actress. Who can't act. Does this court allow actors and actresses to let these crimes go just because they make a few good movies? We think not, and we'd like the court to make an example of Mr. McConaughey by finding him guilty to show such actions will not be tolerated in this court.

The Defense: A Time to Kill, Dazed and Confused, Killer Joe, EdTV, Frailty, Reign of Fire, We Are Marshall, The Lincoln Lawyer, Contact, Tropic Thunder*

Ladies and Gentleman of the jury, a guy uses his natural good looks and charisma to make a few movies that will get women to drop their panties for years to come, and this is a crime? If anything, the man should be applauded for finding an angle and exploiting that angle to make dat paper and tap dat ass. It's what any guy in Mr. McConaughey's position would do. Let's not forget that one of his first major roles was the now classic Wooderson in Dazed & Confused. A role so classic, in fact, we can't look at a hot redhead or pass a high school without uttering one of his now famous lines. Dramas like A Time to Kill, Contact and the overlooked gem Frailty showed his true acting chops. As the prosecution has pointed out, he hasn't done many rom-coms lately, concentrating on more dramatic roles, a silly comedic turn in Tropic Thunder and showcasing the abs once again in Magic Mike. But it's Mr. McConaughey's most recent turn in Killer Joe as an out of his mind hit man, that has us passionately moving for an acquittal of our charges. Seriously, watch that movie today.


IN CLOSING...

So, whatís to be done with Mr. Matthew McConaughey? Is his foray into rom-coms unforgivable? Has his stature diminished because of this? Are his dramatic roles just too good to convict? And the most important question to be asked, once all evidence is taken into consideration, we ask you The Jury, is Matthew McConaughey GUILTY or NOT GUILTY? Letís hear YOUR arguments, either side, by STRIKING BACK BELOW.

*The court recognizes that all movies are subjective, so relax.

WHAT SAY YOU, GUILTY OR NOT?


LAST WEEK'S VERDICT

It is the jury's decision that after reviewing last week's evidence, the court finds Mr. Michael Bay GUILTY of all charges. In a landslide verdict, the outpour of guilty votes showed this court that just because "you know what you're getting" with a Michael Bay film, and that his work is nothing but "popcorn summer box office fare", doesn't mean it's free from criticism. Besides, most of the jury wanted to simply see bars across his smug face.

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2:30PM on 10/24/2012

Not Guilty

Matt an do no wrong other than Magic Mike. That movie just did not need to be made. I'm a fan of rom coms and I relly thought Fool's Gold was a hilarious fun flick. I saw nothign wrong with Sahara, thats hould be in the defense's line up.
Matt an do no wrong other than Magic Mike. That movie just did not need to be made. I'm a fan of rom coms and I relly thought Fool's Gold was a hilarious fun flick. I saw nothign wrong with Sahara, thats hould be in the defense's line up.
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9:14PM on 10/23/2012
What the hell? Could you of picked a more unfitting celebrity for jail? Sure, he had a short period of cranking out some bad rom-coms but within the past 2 years, he's really stepped it up and has proven he is a great actor. NOT GUILTY!
What the hell? Could you of picked a more unfitting celebrity for jail? Sure, he had a short period of cranking out some bad rom-coms but within the past 2 years, he's really stepped it up and has proven he is a great actor. NOT GUILTY!
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8:10PM on 10/23/2012

Really? NOT GUILTY for sure! Put Kate Hudson in jail!

How is Matthew Mcconaughey on trial and not Kate Hudson?!?!?! Yes, Matt has been in some bad flicks, anything with Kate Hudson. However, most of the films listed in "Defense" are great films. Matt also continues to carry a charming persona in his films, and can also shock an audience with a performance like Frailty, Bernie, or Killer Joe. Not Guilty! Thank you for sentencing Michael Bay. Next week suggestions, Kate Hudson, M. Night Shyamalan, or Kristen Stewart.
How is Matthew Mcconaughey on trial and not Kate Hudson?!?!?! Yes, Matt has been in some bad flicks, anything with Kate Hudson. However, most of the films listed in "Defense" are great films. Matt also continues to carry a charming persona in his films, and can also shock an audience with a performance like Frailty, Bernie, or Killer Joe. Not Guilty! Thank you for sentencing Michael Bay. Next week suggestions, Kate Hudson, M. Night Shyamalan, or Kristen Stewart.
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6:58PM on 10/23/2012

GUILTY

I'm super surprised. I did not expect the tide of good will for Matthew Mcconaughey. Well, will of the people, I guess. But, like with Michael Bay, I gotta be in the minority on this one. I mean, seriously, Vince Vaughn gets the hoosecow but Matty gets to go free? They're both guilty of the same crime: Mcconaughey is one note. The good movies he's in are good because he's working with an ensemble cast. By himself, he can't carry a film - look at that crap list: all Matt in the lead, baby.
I'm super surprised. I did not expect the tide of good will for Matthew Mcconaughey. Well, will of the people, I guess. But, like with Michael Bay, I gotta be in the minority on this one. I mean, seriously, Vince Vaughn gets the hoosecow but Matty gets to go free? They're both guilty of the same crime: Mcconaughey is one note. The good movies he's in are good because he's working with an ensemble cast. By himself, he can't carry a film - look at that crap list: all Matt in the lead, baby. Lincoln Lawyer, We Are Marshall, and Reign of Fire were better than the rom-com tide of shit he did before, but frankly I don't think they were memorable. Now, I'm not sayin' give him the chamber or life without parole - I haven't seen Killer Joe, and frankly I think it has potential. But he deserves some time behind bars.
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5:56PM on 10/23/2012

GUILTY

I'm super surprised. I did not expect the tide of good will for Matthew Mcconaughey. Well, will of the people, I guess. But, like with Michael Bay, I gotta be in the minority on this one. I mean, seriously, Vince Vaughn gets the hoosecow but Matty gets to go free? They're both guilty of the same crime: Mcconaughey is one note. The good movies he's in are good because he's working with an ensemble cast. By himself, he can't carry a film - look at that crap list: all Matt in the lead, baby.
I'm super surprised. I did not expect the tide of good will for Matthew Mcconaughey. Well, will of the people, I guess. But, like with Michael Bay, I gotta be in the minority on this one. I mean, seriously, Vince Vaughn gets the hoosecow but Matty gets to go free? They're both guilty of the same crime: Mcconaughey is one note. The good movies he's in are good because he's working with an ensemble cast. By himself, he can't carry a film - look at that crap list: all Matt in the lead, baby. Lincoln Lawyer, We Are Marshall, and Reign of Fire were better than the rom-com tide of shit he did before, but frankly I don't think they were memorable. Now, I'm not sayin' give him the chamber or life without parole - I haven't seen Killer Joe, and frankly I think it has potential. But he deserves some time behind bars.
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1:45PM on 10/23/2012
NOT GUILTY.
NOT GUILTY.
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12:13PM on 10/23/2012

Not Guilty

His turn in Killer Joe just serves to show how great he can be if he's in a good project and if he's directed competently.
His turn in Killer Joe just serves to show how great he can be if he's in a good project and if he's directed competently.
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10:49AM on 10/23/2012

Not Guilty

Yes, he's made some terrible films (including the worst rom-com of all time, imo), but A) his chemistry with Kate Hudson is undeniably strong, and B) since he's began this reinvention of himself, and trying to push what we think we know about him as an actor, he's become brilliant. Should just forget the dreck he made before this, no, but I am willing to forgive it because he's clearly pushing himself and trying to stay relevant and fresh by taking on very different roles. If never changing or
Yes, he's made some terrible films (including the worst rom-com of all time, imo), but A) his chemistry with Kate Hudson is undeniably strong, and B) since he's began this reinvention of himself, and trying to push what we think we know about him as an actor, he's become brilliant. Should just forget the dreck he made before this, no, but I am willing to forgive it because he's clearly pushing himself and trying to stay relevant and fresh by taking on very different roles. If never changing or growing as an artist (of any sort) is the biggest (artistic) crime an artist can commit (as I believe it is), then McConaughey is certainly not guilty. A few short years ago though, I would have said he was.
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8:18AM on 10/23/2012

Not guilty

Last decade he sure sunk low but he's made a strong effort to turn things around recently with Killer Joe and Lincoln Lawyer, not to mention he's got a handful of solid projects heading our way; Mud, The Paperboy and Wolf of Wall Street. With all honesty I'm not really sure why he's even in this column? The man has clearly redeemed himself.
Last decade he sure sunk low but he's made a strong effort to turn things around recently with Killer Joe and Lincoln Lawyer, not to mention he's got a handful of solid projects heading our way; Mud, The Paperboy and Wolf of Wall Street. With all honesty I'm not really sure why he's even in this column? The man has clearly redeemed himself.
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6:08AM on 10/23/2012
He's taking on roles that show he's trying to be taken as a serious actor. Killer Joe was a suprising movie and he was great in it. U-571 is a very underrated movie and keeps me on the edge of my seat every time I watch it. And he's got a movie with Martin Scorcese on the way.

Not guilty.
He's taking on roles that show he's trying to be taken as a serious actor. Killer Joe was a suprising movie and he was great in it. U-571 is a very underrated movie and keeps me on the edge of my seat every time I watch it. And he's got a movie with Martin Scorcese on the way.

Not guilty.
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5:59AM on 10/23/2012

Not guilty

You forgot to mention his amazing role in 'Bernie' as his defense.
You forgot to mention his amazing role in 'Bernie' as his defense.
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2:18AM on 10/23/2012

NOT GUILTY

i mean seriously are y'all even trying with this column, he did Magic Mike & Killer Joe this year & was good in Tropic Thunder & The Lincoln Lawyer was very underrated. Sure he has a few cheesy romcoms, but not enough to even warrant being put on the stand.

It's seriously time to put up an actress, sexist much?
i mean seriously are y'all even trying with this column, he did Magic Mike & Killer Joe this year & was good in Tropic Thunder & The Lincoln Lawyer was very underrated. Sure he has a few cheesy romcoms, but not enough to even warrant being put on the stand.

It's seriously time to put up an actress, sexist much?
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2:01AM on 10/23/2012

Not Guilty

He killed in Eastbound and Down. gets my vote based on that!
He killed in Eastbound and Down. gets my vote based on that!
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11:58PM on 10/22/2012
Not Guilty.

I like him, even if the movie he is in sucks.
Not Guilty.

I like him, even if the movie he is in sucks.
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10:54PM on 10/22/2012

Wow!

When I suggested him last week, I thought there'd be a lot more of a split here. It seems everybody either doesn't mind his bad work as much as I do, or they really have grown to appreciate his good work as much as I do. Either way, I have to vote with the majority. Not Guilty.
When I suggested him last week, I thought there'd be a lot more of a split here. It seems everybody either doesn't mind his bad work as much as I do, or they really have grown to appreciate his good work as much as I do. Either way, I have to vote with the majority. Not Guilty.
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10:49PM on 10/22/2012
He gets a free pass, no questions about it. I think he's finally taking his career very seriously, and it's showing. Just caught "Killer Joe", and McConnaughey can play a deranged psychopath like no other!
He gets a free pass, no questions about it. I think he's finally taking his career very seriously, and it's showing. Just caught "Killer Joe", and McConnaughey can play a deranged psychopath like no other!
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10:02PM on 10/22/2012

Not guilty

The man is on a role at the moment lets just hope he stays away from the rom-coms. on the other hand someone give the man a top to wear, he makes me feel sad for my belly
The man is on a role at the moment lets just hope he stays away from the rom-coms. on the other hand someone give the man a top to wear, he makes me feel sad for my belly
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9:13PM on 10/22/2012

Guilty??? Hell no!!!

Double M rocks, plain and simple. Obviously I am more particular to his more serious and intense roles, but the dude's got charm too...and I liked Sahara, not great, but not awful either.
Double M rocks, plain and simple. Obviously I am more particular to his more serious and intense roles, but the dude's got charm too...and I liked Sahara, not great, but not awful either.
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9:00PM on 10/22/2012

Not Guilty

He's taken a few too many easy paycheques for my liking, but he's always turned in solid work even if the project doesn't deserve it. And, as everyone else has noted, he's started to take some risks again and position himself as a serious talent again.
He's taken a few too many easy paycheques for my liking, but he's always turned in solid work even if the project doesn't deserve it. And, as everyone else has noted, he's started to take some risks again and position himself as a serious talent again.
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8:16PM on 10/22/2012
Not guilty for McConaughey. He's mixed it up over the years and has proven himself as an actor.
I don't know if you've already covered them, but next time I think Shia Labeof, M. Night, Ridley Scott, (for recent mishaps) everyone behind the Saw franchise and Paranormal Activity franchise, Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich, The Rock, McG, and Kristen Stewart would make good candidates.
Not guilty for McConaughey. He's mixed it up over the years and has proven himself as an actor.
I don't know if you've already covered them, but next time I think Shia Labeof, M. Night, Ridley Scott, (for recent mishaps) everyone behind the Saw franchise and Paranormal Activity franchise, Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich, The Rock, McG, and Kristen Stewart would make good candidates.
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7:40PM on 10/22/2012

Wha ... ?

Guilty ... of being awesome lately! Oscar Nomination for Magic Mike is in order.
Guilty ... of being awesome lately! Oscar Nomination for Magic Mike is in order.
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6:42PM on 10/22/2012

Not guilty!

All I need is FRAILTY to save him.
All I need is FRAILTY to save him.
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6:22PM on 10/22/2012

Not Guilty!

Throw this case out of court!
Throw this case out of court!
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6:16PM on 10/22/2012
not guilty, not even 5 years ago
not guilty, not even 5 years ago
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6:06PM on 10/22/2012

Not Guilty

Matty knew this was coming and has spent the past couple years choosing roles to avoid this. He should be the role model for those recently convicted.
Matty knew this was coming and has spent the past couple years choosing roles to avoid this. He should be the role model for those recently convicted.
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5:54PM on 10/22/2012

Not Guilty

It would have been a valid question 5-10 years ago when he was stuck in all those shitty rom-coms but he's been fantastic lately - Killer Joe, Magic Mike, Bernie, Paperboy! I say the verdict should be unanimous
It would have been a valid question 5-10 years ago when he was stuck in all those shitty rom-coms but he's been fantastic lately - Killer Joe, Magic Mike, Bernie, Paperboy! I say the verdict should be unanimous
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5:39PM on 10/22/2012
If someone like Wes Craven, who only makes shit movies now, gets acquitted, I sure hope McConaughey does too. If this were six years ago, I'd say convict, but after the last few years, ESPECIALLY Killer Joe? Yeah, definitely NOT GUILTY.
If someone like Wes Craven, who only makes shit movies now, gets acquitted, I sure hope McConaughey does too. If this were six years ago, I'd say convict, but after the last few years, ESPECIALLY Killer Joe? Yeah, definitely NOT GUILTY.
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5:38PM on 10/22/2012
Not guilty. He's done a great amount of work, but it gets overshadowed by the romantic comedies and others that fit the masses.
Not guilty. He's done a great amount of work, but it gets overshadowed by the romantic comedies and others that fit the masses.
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5:03PM on 10/22/2012

Your Honor!

Clearly the state is harassing my client, Mr. McConaughey! An actor with such a storied resume, both past and present, does not deserve this kind of treatment. In fact, it is a travesty that he is even in the same courtroom with the likes of Michael Bay! And while we may concede his imdb is a little soft in the middle, he has bookended that minor lapse of reason with the likes of A Time to Kill and Killer Joe. Hell, he was the ONLY thing great about Reign of Fire! I move to dismiss on the
Clearly the state is harassing my client, Mr. McConaughey! An actor with such a storied resume, both past and present, does not deserve this kind of treatment. In fact, it is a travesty that he is even in the same courtroom with the likes of Michael Bay! And while we may concede his imdb is a little soft in the middle, he has bookended that minor lapse of reason with the likes of A Time to Kill and Killer Joe. Hell, he was the ONLY thing great about Reign of Fire! I move to dismiss on the grounds of a Rule 12 b 6 failure to state a valid claim.
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4:41PM on 10/22/2012

Not Guilty

Sure the man can be quite bland sleep walk through movies (and usually letting his abs do the acting for him) but its so hard to hate on him. I dunno maybe its his sly cheeky persona I find intriguing because it like he's almost self aware in all his lousy movies and handles with a wink-wink approach to the audience like "I know, I KNOW! This movie blows and I'm SO sorry but just work with me here, ok?" assurance.
Sure the man can be quite bland sleep walk through movies (and usually letting his abs do the acting for him) but its so hard to hate on him. I dunno maybe its his sly cheeky persona I find intriguing because it like he's almost self aware in all his lousy movies and handles with a wink-wink approach to the audience like "I know, I KNOW! This movie blows and I'm SO sorry but just work with me here, ok?" assurance.
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3:00PM on 10/22/2012

good one

If you were to ask me 2 years ago, i wouldve said "Guilty guilty guilty!!"

but since then he's got "Lincoln Lawyer" "Magic Mike" "Bernie" "Killer Joe" "Paperboy" (the last one i havent seen yet, but i hear decent things about it). One good movie after a decade of crap can give hope but is not redeemable for an actor, but 4 great movies in a row. Lets see what else this guy can do.

He should do a project with Ben Affleck. The two guys who turned themselves completely around in the eyes of
If you were to ask me 2 years ago, i wouldve said "Guilty guilty guilty!!"

but since then he's got "Lincoln Lawyer" "Magic Mike" "Bernie" "Killer Joe" "Paperboy" (the last one i havent seen yet, but i hear decent things about it). One good movie after a decade of crap can give hope but is not redeemable for an actor, but 4 great movies in a row. Lets see what else this guy can do.

He should do a project with Ben Affleck. The two guys who turned themselves completely around in the eyes of movie fans
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2:56PM on 10/22/2012
NOT GUILTY

ET : How abouuuuut... some ladies on trial ? Cameron Diaz ? Reese Witherspoon ? Halle Berry (probably out on bail next weekend, though) ?
NOT GUILTY

ET : How abouuuuut... some ladies on trial ? Cameron Diaz ? Reese Witherspoon ? Halle Berry (probably out on bail next weekend, though) ?
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2:26PM on 10/22/2012

not guilty!

he's taking darker projects with interesting directors again, including jeff nichols and martin scorsese. hard to not be excited about that.

also he killed it in his eastbound and down episodes.
he's taking darker projects with interesting directors again, including jeff nichols and martin scorsese. hard to not be excited about that.

also he killed it in his eastbound and down episodes.
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2:08PM on 10/22/2012

ET:

Has Robert Rodriguez been taken to the stand yet?
Has Robert Rodriguez been taken to the stand yet?
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1:55PM on 10/22/2012

Not guilty

If you'd asked me 5 years ago then 'guilty', no question. But the dude's turning around and after fuckin killing it with Killer Joe, I'm letting him go if he can keep that up.
If you'd asked me 5 years ago then 'guilty', no question. But the dude's turning around and after fuckin killing it with Killer Joe, I'm letting him go if he can keep that up.
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1:20PM on 10/22/2012

Not Guilty

I have to admit I haven't seen Matthew McConaughey's last 4-5 films (not a rom-com fan), but I will agree that he is usually the best thing about whatever film he's in. Say what you like, but you can't deny the man has charisma. I really want to see Bernie.

Frailty (directed by costar Bill Paxton) is an overlooked gem of a movie. Check it out if you haven't seen it.
I have to admit I haven't seen Matthew McConaughey's last 4-5 films (not a rom-com fan), but I will agree that he is usually the best thing about whatever film he's in. Say what you like, but you can't deny the man has charisma. I really want to see Bernie.

Frailty (directed by costar Bill Paxton) is an overlooked gem of a movie. Check it out if you haven't seen it.
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1:05PM on 10/22/2012

Are you kidding??

NOT GUILTY!! He may have safely phoned it in for years with only glimmers of greatness (Tropic Thunder, for example) but he has always been forgivable due to his early turn in Dazed & Confused. I ask "are you kidding" because this year he has been on FIRE! Killer Joe is one of the best films of the year by far, thanks in no small part to McConaughey's bold performance, and on top of that the man has no less than three other amazing performances in '12 - in Magic Mike, Bernie and The Paperboy...
NOT GUILTY!! He may have safely phoned it in for years with only glimmers of greatness (Tropic Thunder, for example) but he has always been forgivable due to his early turn in Dazed & Confused. I ask "are you kidding" because this year he has been on FIRE! Killer Joe is one of the best films of the year by far, thanks in no small part to McConaughey's bold performance, and on top of that the man has no less than three other amazing performances in '12 - in Magic Mike, Bernie and The Paperboy... and with The Wolf of Wall Street and The Dallas Buyer's Club around the corner, I don't think this is the last we'll see of McConaughey Reborn.
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12:56PM on 10/22/2012
Not guilty. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation? Back then he was practically not famous yet. Yes, Ghost of Girlfriends Past and How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days weren't good but I take Matthew's works over Adam Sandler's works as of late any day. And he was brilliant in The Lincoln Lawyer and Magic Mike.
Not guilty. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation? Back then he was practically not famous yet. Yes, Ghost of Girlfriends Past and How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days weren't good but I take Matthew's works over Adam Sandler's works as of late any day. And he was brilliant in The Lincoln Lawyer and Magic Mike.
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12:42PM on 10/22/2012
Not guilty and I actually like Failure to Launch which is crazy because I can't stand Sarah Jessica Parker.
Not guilty and I actually like Failure to Launch which is crazy because I can't stand Sarah Jessica Parker.
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12:32PM on 10/22/2012

Definitely not guilty.

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12:19PM on 10/22/2012

Not Guilty

More often than not, he's the best part of whatever movie he's in.
More often than not, he's the best part of whatever movie he's in.
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11:47AM on 10/22/2012

Not Guilty

Matthew McConaughey is a very good actor. He has made some very good films. Sure he has been in some bad ones, abut a guy has to eat and he is taking roles and checks for poor films. You give me one example of a film that is BAD because of him. Go ahead I'll wait. My favorite film with him is Reign of Fire.
"Envy the country that has heroes, huh?! I say pity the country that needs 'em. What are you celebrating? One dragon down, three men dead? Oh, yeah. At that rate, we might just be
Matthew McConaughey is a very good actor. He has made some very good films. Sure he has been in some bad ones, abut a guy has to eat and he is taking roles and checks for poor films. You give me one example of a film that is BAD because of him. Go ahead I'll wait. My favorite film with him is Reign of Fire.
"Envy the country that has heroes, huh?! I say pity the country that needs 'em. What are you celebrating? One dragon down, three men dead? Oh, yeah. At that rate, we might just be getting somewhere in about 320 years. Is that what you want? You want a little accommodation? Unh-unh. These beasts live on ash. They feed on death. There's no middle ground...not for them, not for us. And sure as hell not for my men who died out there today. But you go ahead. Have your little... soiree. Personally, you disgust me."


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11:41AM on 10/22/2012
Not guilty - Sure he does rom-coms once in awhile (not all of them are terrible) but his GOOD roles are fucking awesome and almost always memorable. Plus Being Wooderson in Dazed and Confused automatically pays his bail even if he does get convicted.
Not guilty - Sure he does rom-coms once in awhile (not all of them are terrible) but his GOOD roles are fucking awesome and almost always memorable. Plus Being Wooderson in Dazed and Confused automatically pays his bail even if he does get convicted.
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11:41AM on 10/22/2012

Not Guilty

AVClub wrote a great article about his recent career [link]83672/ Says it better than I can.
AVClub wrote a great article about his recent career [link]83672/ Says it better than I can.
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11:39AM on 10/22/2012
Not Guilty. Too damn funny any time he's in a non-rom comedy.

"Rum Tum Tuggernuts, its the Pecker!"
Not Guilty. Too damn funny any time he's in a non-rom comedy.

"Rum Tum Tuggernuts, its the Pecker!"
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11:37AM on 10/22/2012

Not Guilty

Sure he did a handful of shitty rom-coms that had really turned me off from the guy, which was highly disappointing to me. His work in Dazed and Confused, Amistad, A Time To Kill, and Frailty is just too hard to ignore. The past couple of years he's been taking on more risky work and he's coming back as a real actor. Not just a pretty face that takes his shirt off alot.
Sure he did a handful of shitty rom-coms that had really turned me off from the guy, which was highly disappointing to me. His work in Dazed and Confused, Amistad, A Time To Kill, and Frailty is just too hard to ignore. The past couple of years he's been taking on more risky work and he's coming back as a real actor. Not just a pretty face that takes his shirt off alot.
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11:37AM on 10/22/2012

Not guilty

He was such an epic bad ass in Reign of Fire that I just can't bring myself to find him guilty. But I do agree, he does way too many romcom's. Those movies are just paychecks.
He was such an epic bad ass in Reign of Fire that I just can't bring myself to find him guilty. But I do agree, he does way too many romcom's. Those movies are just paychecks.
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11:37AM on 10/22/2012
Not guilty - Sure he does rom-coms once in awhile (not all of them are terrible) but his GOOD roles are fucking awesome and almost always memorable. Plus Being Wooderson in Dazed and Confused automatically pays his bail even if he does get convicted.
Not guilty - Sure he does rom-coms once in awhile (not all of them are terrible) but his GOOD roles are fucking awesome and almost always memorable. Plus Being Wooderson in Dazed and Confused automatically pays his bail even if he does get convicted.
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11:34AM on 10/22/2012
Not Guilty, if only because I just saw Amistad and thought it was a very good and very powerful movie. Matthew McConaughey put in a valiant performance and could hold his own alongside the likes of Anthony Hopkins and Morgan Freeman...that definitely needs to be added to the defense. I think he's realizing that he's better off not being the bad rom com poster boy, and has of late attempted to steer away from those roles (in between strutting his sfuff in Magic Mike).
Not Guilty, if only because I just saw Amistad and thought it was a very good and very powerful movie. Matthew McConaughey put in a valiant performance and could hold his own alongside the likes of Anthony Hopkins and Morgan Freeman...that definitely needs to be added to the defense. I think he's realizing that he's better off not being the bad rom com poster boy, and has of late attempted to steer away from those roles (in between strutting his sfuff in Magic Mike).
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11:30AM on 10/22/2012

ARE YOU STONED?

Okay, last year I could've totally seen Matthew McConaughey stand trial. Despite my personal fondness of the man, he was turning out crap and little else. Sure, there was "The Lincoln Lawyer," but that was it!

This year we've got "Bernie," "Killer Joe," "Magic Mike," "The Paperboy," and that's just what's been coming out so far. This isn't some coincidence. The man is actually making an effort to turn his career around. Not to mention all the weight he just lost, which will make his
Okay, last year I could've totally seen Matthew McConaughey stand trial. Despite my personal fondness of the man, he was turning out crap and little else. Sure, there was "The Lincoln Lawyer," but that was it!

This year we've got "Bernie," "Killer Joe," "Magic Mike," "The Paperboy," and that's just what's been coming out so far. This isn't some coincidence. The man is actually making an effort to turn his career around. Not to mention all the weight he just lost, which will make his shirtless scenes a lot less sexy. Here's an actor who, without the benefit of movie jail, is already turning his life around. There isn't really anyone else on this list who has pulled quite the 180 degree switch like Matt has.
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11:31AM on 10/22/2012
I agree 100%.
I agree 100%.
1:26PM on 10/22/2012
You said it before I did. Amen. This year McConaughey has gone from "that guy from Dazed & Confused I moderately enjoy seeing in other movies" to one of my favorite actors I am eager to see in anything he puts out. All four of his performances this year are aces (just caught The Paperboy yesterday... phew!! And Killer Joe is one of the bests of the year by far) and then we've got Wolf of Wall Street, Buyer's Club...
You said it before I did. Amen. This year McConaughey has gone from "that guy from Dazed & Confused I moderately enjoy seeing in other movies" to one of my favorite actors I am eager to see in anything he puts out. All four of his performances this year are aces (just caught The Paperboy yesterday... phew!! And Killer Joe is one of the bests of the year by far) and then we've got Wolf of Wall Street, Buyer's Club...
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11:29AM on 10/22/2012

Not Guilty

Go Herd.

Also, I don't ever blame people for doing RomComs. It's just a different genre of film.
Go Herd.

Also, I don't ever blame people for doing RomComs. It's just a different genre of film.
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11:28AM on 10/22/2012

1,000% Not Guilty

KILLER JOE. End of story.
KILLER JOE. End of story.
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11:24AM on 10/22/2012

Not Guilty

Of course the guy's gonna do some cheesy rom-coms for women. Bitches love McConaughey.

We are.. Marshall. Go Herd.

Of course the guy's gonna do some cheesy rom-coms for women. Bitches love McConaughey.

We are.. Marshall. Go Herd.

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11:20AM on 10/22/2012

NOT GUILTY

I still enjoy some of his roles. He hasn't completely lost touch yet.

Also, I enjoyed SAHARA quite a bit.
I still enjoy some of his roles. He hasn't completely lost touch yet.

Also, I enjoyed SAHARA quite a bit.
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