All posts tagged "matthew mcconaughey"

  • Entertainment
    DVD/Blu-ray: Nicole Kidman and Co. Throw Themselves Into THE PAPERBOY, A Sweaty, Trashy Mess

    Overwrought and overheated, “The Paperboy” is a pulpy, trashy piece of Southern Gothic crime-noir that has no problem wallowing in the sweat, sleaze, and alligator guts of its backwoods Florida-set tale. Directed by Lee Daniels (2009’s unshakably powerful “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”) from a script he and Pete...

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    DVD/Blu-ray: Finger-Lickin’ Good “Killer Joe” Deliciously, Deliriously Tawdry Noir

    If you think you’ve seen gritty, pulpy, trashy noir, then you certainly haven’t seen “Killer Joe.” Unapologetically tawdry, twistedly perverse and proudly NC-17, and of course, nastily entertaining, this blackly comic, Southern Gothic exploitation pic revels in trailer trash and lurid, black-hearted behavior. It might call for a shower afterwards to scrub...

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    Unexpectedly Perceptive “Magic Mike” Mixes Beefcake Eye-Candy and Substance

    Every “woo!” girl and gay man is going to rush out in droves to see “Magic Mike,” not being that it’s filmmaker Steven Soderbergh’s latest film but because it’s the summer’s male-stripper movie with Channing Tatum. Before moving into modeling and acting, the then-18-year-old Tatum worked as a stripper for eight months,...

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    “Bernie” an Unusually Amusing, Touching True-Crime Story

    As “Bernie” opens, a title card informs that “what you’re fixin’ to see is…a true story,” referring to a 1998 article in the Texas Monthly by Skip Hollandsworth. Bernhardt “Bernie” Tiede of Carthage, Texas was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting 81-year-old Marjorie Nugent in the back four times and then storing...

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    Top Ten Best Films of 2011 (So Far)

    If these ten films represent the best of 2011 so far, then we are in for a...

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    Blu-ray Roundup: THE LINCOLN LAWYER

    You could call The Lincoln Lawyer the cinematic equivalent of a beach-read book, and you wouldn\’t be wrong (especially considering it\’s an adaptation of Michael Connelly\’s beach-read book); it goes down fast and smooth, with a twist every ten or so minutes to heighten the buzz.  As a fellow wiser than myself...

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    DC Film Beat: Metro Area Cinema for 5 April – 11 April

    Brothers and sisters, we have made it to the other side. I always want to make a T-shirt for this part of the year.  We have suffered through three months of nothing, by and large. Three months of dumped programming.  Three months of Blah.  Three months of more reasons to switch to...

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    DC Film Beat: Metro Area Cinema for 15 March – 20 March

    Big news from the AFI Silver in Silver Spring.  This Saturday and Sunday (the 19th and 20th, respectively), the restored version of Luchino Visconti’s magnum opus The Leopard screens for D.C. viewers.  The AFI boasts having a new 35mm print of the film–this is, hands down, the most exciting movie news of...