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Review: The 33

  PLOT: The true story of thirty-three Chilean miners, who found themselves trapped over 2000 feet underground for sixty-nine days with little-to-no hope of rescue. REVIEW: I wanted to like THE 33. In our era of big stars and tent pole projects, a movie about the thirty-three Chilean miners feels like an unlikely big studio project, but to their credit Warner Bros has...
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Exclusive Interviews with Antonio Banderas and the cast of The 33!

In 2010, the world was captivated by the story of the 33 trapped Chilean miners who survived 200 stories beneath the earth for over two months and lived to tell about it. Now their story is being told in grand fashion by Warner Bros. and director Patricia Riggen in THE 33, which documents their frightening ordeal and eventual rescue (sorry if that's a spoiler). I recently attended...
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Rock 'n' roll with Antonio Banderas in the trailer for The 33

In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for...
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Matthew McConaughey

Last week, we switched things up and explored the career of uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer. This week, we put our focus back on the talent in front of the camera, with a re-evaluation of an actor many of us had written off years ago, but is now on his way to being a legendů Matthew McConaughey Two short years ago, Matthew McConaughey was a...
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Review: Dallas Buyers Club

Read Chris Bumbray's TIFF review here ! PLOT: Based on the true story of Ron Woodroof who, after being diagnosed with HIV and not being able to secure useful medication, began to smuggle in drugs from other countries in order to sell them to those with the same disease. In the process, he turned his "only 30 days to live" diagnosis into several years of crusading against...
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Matthew McConaughey turned down over $15 million to star in the Magnum, P.I. movie

Everyone loves a good comeback. The most recent example would be Robert Downey Jr who went from a Lindsey Lohan level of downfall to become one of the top paid actors in the world. Matthew McConaughey had the potential to be a top level star and after a string of bad romantic comedies and films like SAHARA, he all but disappeared into obscurity. It would have been easy for him to...
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Review: Dallas Buyers Club (TIFF 2013)

PLOT: The true story of Ron Woodroof ( Matthew McConaughey ), a hard-living, homophobic Texan , who learns that he's HIV positive. With AIDS treatment still a mystery in that era (it takes place in 1986), Woodruff takes on the FDA, and manages to bring in medications from all over the world, using himself as a guinea pig. Eventually, he turns it into a thriving...
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First trailer for Dallas Buyers Club with Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto

Ever since we got our first glimpse at Matthew McConaughey in his newly emaciated state, the curiosity for what would push him to go that route has been piqued. Turns out, McConnaughey went to extremes to play real-life figure, Ron Woodroof, a Texas man diagnosed with HIV in the mid 80's who starts trafficking alternative treatments for fellow afflicted individuals, establishing the DALLAS...
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