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Matthew McConaughey contemplates death in first image from Sea of Trees

It is amazing to think that just over a year ago, we were overlooking Matthew McConaughey projects as being either utterly forgettable or surprises like THE LINCOLN LAWYER. Then along came MUD, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, KILLER JOE, BERNIE, and TRUE DETECTIVE to show us what we were missing. Now that his celebrity is resurrected, each new Matthew McConaughey project is met with...

Exclusive Cool Video: A video tribute to Robin Williams

To compliment our own staff tribute today, we have a special video on the career of the late Robin Williams , capturing the highlights of his stand-up comedy, TV work, and film roles. From his early days on the comedy stage to his sitcom days on Mork and Mindy and the transition to a laundry list of outstanding films, including (but not limited to) DEAD POETS SOCIETY, THE FISHER...

True Detective Casting: Alexandra Daddario and Matthew McConaughey

Have you seen HBO's TRUE DETECTIVE yet? If not, then that's something you need to get on rather quick. It's a damn good show. After seeing this, I can say with certainty that television has surpassed movies as far as quality is concerned. Two of the actors from the show have joined new film projects. One of them is a household name, and the other will be. First, we have Matthew...

WB acquires action-adventure spec script from John Krasinski and Oren Uziel

Deadline has learned John Krasinski and Oren Uziel have sold an untitled spec script for an action-adventure movie to Warner Bros. The project will be set up at Krasinski's Sunday Night Productions banner, with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon producing through their Pearl Street Films. John Krasinski previously teamed up with Matt Damon on the script for last year's...

C'mon, Hollywood: Why exactly did Oldboy bomb?

Remakes are always controversial no matter who's attached to the project, the number of years it's been since the original was released, how good the first one was, etc. With directors ranging from Justin Lin to Steven Spielberg , the OLDBOY remake eventually became Spike Lee's responsibility and after playing a very long waiting game, the film has finally come and hit theaters with...

Cool Videos: What if Ben Affleck was Batman while filming Good Will Hunting?

Tired of the Ben Affleck /Batman stories? Yeah, neither am I. This latest video imagines what it would have been like if Ben Affleck had gotten cast as the Caped Crusader way back in his GOOD WILL HUNTING days. You know, back when he was a douche from Bah-ston? You may recognize the guy playing Batman from various other videos and he knocks it out of the park again. The actor is...

Face-Off: Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck

Last week, Malcolm X proved more popular than Dirk Diggler , as you chose Denzel Washington over Mark Wahlberg. With Matt Damon’s sci-fi actioner ELYSIUM due out in theaters this Friday and Ben Affleck’s oh-so-quiet TO THE WONDER now out on DVD and Blu-ray, this week’s FACE-OFF pits the men against each other to see which of the Beantown BFFs you prefer.

The UnPopular Opinion: Psycho (1998)

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy!   ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** Douglas Gordon created an art installation in...

Gus Van Sant wants to direct Fifty Shades of Grey so badly that he filmed a test sex scene starring Alex Pettyfer

Well, this is an interesting way to apply for a job. Renowned director Gus Van Sant really wants to direct the big screen version of the bestselling novel FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. He wants it so bad, in fact, he just filmed a test scene with MAGIC MIKE actor Alex Pettyfer as the lead character Christian Grey. According to The Wrap , this was not paid for by Universal and was Van...

Review: Promised Land

PLOT: Steve Butler ( Matt Damon ) works for a natural gas company. Along with his colleague Sue ( Frances McDormand ), Steve travels from small-town to small-town, encouraging farmers to sell their land rights so his company can pump for gas. Steve has no qualms about the morality of his job, but when he’s challenged by an elderly schoolteacher ( Hal Holbrook ) as to the safety...

Interview Promised Land Star Rosemarie DeWitt!

Rosemarie DeWitt has been earning critical acclaim for her performances in the feature film RACHEL GETTING MARRIED as well as her work on the series “United States of Tara” and a seven episode arc on “Mad Men.” In her latest feature PROMISED LAND, the actress proves to be able to hold her own opposite Matt Damon and co-star John Krasinski and then some. When I sat down with her we...

Interview: Promised Land Star John Krasinski!

Simply put, John Krasinski may be the nicest actor in Hollywood. Sure there are a ton of these guys who you can sit with and really find out how cool they are, but John would top that list. I realized when I first met him four years ago, he is easily one of my favorite people to talk to. And he also happens to be a really talented fellow as well. I was a Jim fan when I used to watch “The...
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