"There are things you can get away with in this world, and there are things you can't." — Mud, Mud
After a string of bad movies in the late-2000's, Matthew McConaughey's acting career seemed to be spiraling the drain. But, thanks to strong performances in five indie movies in the last two years — The Lincoln Lawyer, Bernie, Killer Joe, Magic Mike and The Paperboy — and major buzz for his upcoming movie, Mud, McConaughey's star is on the rise once again. All McConaughey needs to cement his comeback is a big blockbuster movie and he appears to have found one in acclaimed director Christopher Nolan's (Inception) new sci-fi movie, Interstellar.
Join us in celebrating McConaughey's return by reflecting on the many memorable characters he's played in the past twenty years — from Wooderson, the charismatic stoner with a thing for high school girls in Dazed and Confused, to the title fugitive on a quest for love in Mud — and choose his best movies.
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Posted 04.04.13 by BrentJS
Director Breck Eisner (yes, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner's son) directed a stinker 5 years ago (Sahara). Is the zombie/post-apocalypse genre more up his alley?
"...has the makings of a certified hit."
— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"...easily the most accomplished bit of contextless, big-budget pre-apocalyptic doomsaying since Zack Snyder's 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead."
— Simon Abrams, Slant Magazine
"...Eisner stages a series of nifty action sequences, nearly all of which feature a moment of surprise, as well as gruesome wit..."
— Chuck Wilson, Village Voice
"...emerges an above-average genre piece that's equal parts horror-meller and doomsday action thriller."
— Dennis Harvey, Variety
"...a perfectly competent genre film in a genre that has exhausted its interest for me, the Zombie Film."
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times Posted 02.26.10 by reelz
The long legal battle to decide who holds the ultimate responsibility for Sahara's monumental suckage is apparently nearing its end, reports Variety.
The film, based on Clive Cussler's bestselling novel, is considered one of the biggest financial debacles in Hollywood history. Sahara's losses to date amount to over $78 million, according to standard shady Hollywood accounting methods.
Producers had reportedly envisioned Sahara as part of an "Indiana Jones-style action franchise," a perfectly reasonable expectation for a movie starring box office behemoths Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz and Steve Zahn. Posted 05.01.07 by reelz