"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
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Limitless ||$19.0M ||$19.0M ||Bradley Cooper–vehicle wins slow weekend. |
|Rango ||$15.3M ||$92.6M ||Johnny Depp–animated pic looks like it will be the first 2011 release to break $100M mark. |
|Battle: Los Angeles ||$14.6M ||$60.6M ||Big Week 2 dropoff sends Battle: LA to third place. |
|The Lincoln Lawyer ||$13.4M ||$13.4M ||McConaughey beaten by Cooper in A-list leading man matchup. |
|Paul ||$13.2M ||$13.2M ||Internet buzz and pretty good reviews don't translate into box office success. |
Posted 03.21.11 by reelz
Today's Challenge: The Lincoln Lawyer and Limitless both open nationwide today. Can you find the movie link between leading men Bradley Cooper and Matthew McConaughey?
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 03.18.11 by reelz
Lionsgate has released a preview clip from director Brad Furman's (The Take) new legal drama, The Lincoln Lawyer. Written by John Romano (Nights in Rodanthe), The Lincoln Lawyer is based on the book of the same name by prolific crime novelist Michael Connelly and stars Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller, an L.A.-based criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car. Haller realizes he may be in over his head when he takes the case of a Beverly Hills playboy (Ryan Phillippe) accused of rape and attempted murder and discovers that his client may, in fact, be guilty. John Leguizamo, Michael Pena, William H. Macy and Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei also star. watch the new video clip >> Posted 02.15.11 by BrentJS
Lionsgate has released another trailer for director Brad Furman's The Lincoln Lawyer. John Romano (Nights in Rodanthe) scripted the legal drama from Michael Connelly's novel, which stars Matthew McConaughey as a lawyer who works out of the back of a Lincoln Town Car. While the initial trailer revealed the movie's plot, the latest trailer amps up the drama, with McConaughey staring, driving, and yelling. For more details, check the synopsis below.
Watch the trailer >> Posted 12.28.10 by Ryan
Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln sedan. Haller has spent most of his career defending garden-variety criminals, until he lands the case of his career: defending Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), a Beverly Hills playboy accused of rape and attempted murder. But the seemingly straightforward case suddenly develops into a deadly game of survival for Haller.
The first trailer has been released for director Brad Furman's The Lincoln Lawyer, which is not about Abraham Lincoln's early days before becoming President of the United States, but instead is an adaptation of Michael Connelly's book about a smooth-talking defense attorney who conducts his business from a Lincoln Town Car and lands the case of his career defending a Beverly Hills playboy accused of murder. Tommy Lee Jones was originally set to be director and star in the movie, with Matthew McConaughey as the lawyer and Jones as the playboy (as amazing as that sounds), but left over "creative differences" with the John Romano-scripted movie. Ryan Phillippe stepped into the role of the playboy, while Furman (The Take) took over the directing duties. watch the trailer >> Posted 11.21.10 by Ryan