Matthew McConaughey

Film Review: The Gentlemen is a film that should’ve minded its manners

December 31, 2019

British director Guy Ritchie has had an interesting career trajectory over the years. He started off with his calling card film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; a crime comedy that put him on the map thanks to his humour poking fun at geezery [sic] gangsters in Britain, the extreme political incorrectness and his energetic […]

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Photo Gallery: Matthew McConaughey launches eco cabin in Sydney as part of Wild Turkey With Thanks mission

November 20, 2019

Matthew McConaughey launches off-grid cabin with Unyoked founders Chris Grant and Cam Grant as part of Wild Turkey With Thanks charity initiative to protect and preserve Australia’s wilderness. For more information click HERE

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Film Review: The Dark Tower (USA, 2017) is tolerable for casual viewers but disappointing for die-hard King fans

August 17, 2017

Full disclosure, I have not read any of the Stephen King The Dark Tower series of books. As somebody who is unaware of the source material, I was going into the film adaptation of The Dark Tower with the simple expectation of wanting to enjoy a film, to be transported to another place, be invested […]

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Film Review: Gold (USA, 2017) roots for the underdog but takes itself too seriously

February 2, 2017

When you take an idea like the story of a dreamer, and mash it together with a cautionary tale about the wolves of Wall Street and big business. With your lead character as that grizzled underdog type, and have it all based loosely on a true story the result you get is Gold. Set in […]

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Film Review: Sing (G) (USA, 2016) is a pleasant outing for families this holiday season

December 21, 2016

Stacking itself plentiful with a heft of pop songs ranging from the classic sounds of Lennon & McCartney to the modern screech of Lady GaGa, Sing is a jukebox musical of sorts that’s suitably bold and bright. Seemingly content not reaching for critical acclaim in the same vein as recent animated offerings like Zootopia, this […]

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British composer Joby Talbot on bringing Illumination’s new animated film Sing to life (EXCLUSIVE)

December 16, 2016

It’s not often you wonder about a composer after you watch a film, but British composer Joby Talbot is certainly the sort to warrant that reaction. Joby has helped bring the Minion-crazy animators over at Illumination Entertainment their new film Sing to the big screen with his crafted musical genius. Previously, Joby Talbot’s works have […]

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Watch the first official trailer for Stephen Gaghan and Matthew McConaughey’s Gold

October 11, 2016

Matthew McConaughey has transformed again in the first official trailer for Gold. After shedding almost 21kg’s for Dallas Buyers Club McConaughey returns to screens as an older, rounder version of himself (a little bit Christian Bale in American Hustle) to take on the role of Kenny Wells, a down on his luck prospector. When Wells […]

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Film Review: Free State of Jones (MA15+) (USA, 2016) is saved by its strong performances

August 23, 2016

Gary Ross’ Civil War drama Free State of Jones recounts one of the most interesting, albeit lesser-known, tales from the 1860s and 70s in Mississippi. Matthew McConaughey’s Newton Knight, disillusioned with the Confederate forces, deserts the war and builds himself a ragtag army comprised of poor farmers and runaway slaves, bent on fighting back against […]

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Film Review: Kubo and the Two Strings (PG) (USA, 2016) is one of the best films of the year

August 17, 2016

Laika Studios is an animation studio that is yet to become a household name. I honestly didn’t know them before hearing about their latest film, Kubo and the Two Strings. Though, without knowing it, I had already enjoyed their first studio film, Coraline, immensely. And reading about their other works like The Boxtrolls and Paranorman, […]

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Watch the first trailer for Gus Van Sant’s latest The Sea of Trees

August 9, 2016

For the second time this year, a film will take us through Aokigahara or Japan’s Suicide Forest, this time with Gus van Sant, Naomi Watts and Matthew McConaughey in the emotional drama The Sea of Trees. The film will follow McConaughey’s character as he travels to Japan with the intention of taking his own life, and decides […]

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Vikings star Katheryn Winnick joins the cast for The Dark Tower

April 28, 2016

Star of History Channel’s Vikings, Katheryn Winnick has found a new acting gig with sources claiming the actress will be joining the cast of Sony and MRC’s adaptation of The Dark Tower. Winnick will be joining Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey and Tom Taylor as part of the Stephen King‘s adaptation film title. The Dark Tower will be directed by Nikolaj Arcel and […]

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New trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings released

March 12, 2016

Laiba and Universal’s new animation film Kubo and the Two Strings has a new trailer. It sees the young Kubo (Art Parkinson) join forces with Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey), setting out on a quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his family. The trailer has a lovely animation style to […]

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Has Aaron Paul been cast in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower?

March 11, 2016

Blastr reported this week that Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul has been cast in the Sony adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. As this stage, there is no confirmation as to who Paul has been cast as. Those familiar with King’s work, however, will recognize the instant potential for Paul in the character of Eddie […]

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Stephen King’s The Dark Tower enters production with Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey as leads

March 2, 2016

After years of failed attempts, the film adaption of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower looks like it will finally enter production. Idris Elba is set to play the lead role, a gunslinger named Roland while Matthew McConaughey is attached to play his enigmatic nemesis. Nikolaj Arcel is directing the film after working together with King on the […]

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The Iris Interview: Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway talk about working on Interstellar.

April 1, 2015

Ahead of its release on DVD and Blu-Ray next week (April 8th), Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain sat down to talk about working on Christopher Nolan’s epic Insterstellar – from the space suit to the film’s strong female characters – plus Matthew’s Academy Award and space exploration. Read on: What were the challenges of […]

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Five Matthew McConaughey Performances You Need To Watch

November 10, 2014

Alright, Alright, Alright…. Before we experienced the “McConaissance” of 2013/2014, which culminated in a much-deserved Oscar win for Dallas Buyers Club, a brief but memorable appearance in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘ and of course True Detective, Matty McC had already stepped away from the rom-coms that were sullying his good name by going all-out for […]

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Matthew McConaughey leaves Earth behind in the new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

May 19, 2014

A new Christopher Nolan film is an event that is matched by few others when it comes to audience expectations. After blowing us all away with his Dark Knight trilogy and amazing us with the mind-bending awesomeness of Inception, you can always bet that Nolan has something special up his sleeve. Very little is known […]

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Film Review: Dallas Buyers Club (MA15+) (USA, 2013)

February 13, 2014

If you’re making a film “based on a true story”, what responsibilities do you have to your true story? It’s a question that’s been raised several times over the past year – with several major details of The Butler proving to be fabricated, and the truths of 12 Years A Slave called into question, it bears discussion as to […]

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First Look Trailer: Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” (USA, 2014)

December 16, 2013

The Iris brings you the first look official trailer for Interstellar, directed by the acclaimed Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey. The trailer introduces us, vaguely, to the film’s premise, with a brief period of shots from the film and found footage from the history of American space exploration. Interstellar opens nationally in Australia on […]

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