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admin   Aug 5, 2015


White Man’s Problems, a short-story collection by Kevin Morris, published last year to critical acclaim. In the nine stories, Morris, an entertainment lawyer by trade, offers up shrewd, bitingly funny commentary on his own privileged class.

On Aug. 11, White Man’s Problems makes its audiobook debut with a star-studded cast of readers, including Matthew McConaughey, Minnie Driver, Josh Holloway, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Listen to McConaughey read the first half of “Summer Farmer,” the first story in Morris’s collection, in an exclusive clip for TIME.

admin   Aug 4, 2015

Matthew McConaughey lead the way on Wednesday as his family boarded a plane bound for Tokyo.

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admin   Jun 20, 2015


The “Free State of Jones” film crew wrapped up the last day of footage in the Washington area Tuesday.


With all of the hype surrounding Hollywood arriving in Washington, no one would be able to tell the difference from any other day, outside of two Washington police officers stopping traffic to allow members of the movie crew to cross Highway 103.

St. John’s Church on North Church Street was the filming location, but the public was asked to stay at least 50 yards away from the set.

Production assistants and members of the set crew were strewn throughout the area, communicating with each other on walkie-talkies. The church was draped with a black tarp to control the lighting for filming.

Lead actor Matthew McConaughey arrived at the set at around 11:15 a.m. before the filming for the day began.

Despite the film’s exclusivity from the public, Washington Mayor Joseph Pitre said, the movie’s presence will be a benefit.

“It’s good for the town,” Pitre said. “Anytime you can get publicity for the city, it is good. This brings a positive economic impact to our town as well.”

Alex Worman, in charge of public relations for “Free State” said Washington was chosen as a place to shoot some of the movie because of its historical value.

Jack Montague, a production assistant, said McConaughey and director Gary Ross are history buffs who wanted to get some of “Free State” filmed in Washington.

On Monday, extras were cast and the outside scenes involving extras were shot. Tuesday’s work consisted of scenes inside of the church, including one that involved gunshots.

“Free State” stars McConaughey as defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight and tells the story of Knight and his armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Opposed to both slavery and secession, Knight launched an uprising of poor white farmers that led Jones County, Mississippi, to secede from the Confederacy, creating a “Free State of Jones.” His relationship and post-war marriage to a former slave, Rachel Knight, effectively established the region’s first mixed-race community.

Pitre said having “Free State” in Washington is big and that he would consider welcoming more films to come there in the future.

“We would be open to it,” he said. “Hopefully this will open up more people’s eyes about the importance of historic preservation. I think people participating and benefiting from this will have a greater appreciation for preservation.”

admin   Jun 3, 2015

Photocall, Press conference and Premiere of ‘The Sea Of Trees’ during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2015 in Cannes, France.

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admin   Jun 1, 2015

Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey delivered an inspiring message to graduates at the University of Houston last week, warning them not to fall into the “entitlement trap.”

Speaking at the University of Houston commencement ceremony, the “Dallas Buyers Club” actor did not sugarcoat his message for the graduates.

“Life’s not fair, it never was, it isn’t now and it won’t ever be,” McConaughey said Friday.

The Texas native added, “Do not fall into the trap, the entitlement trap, of feeling like you’re a victim. You are not.”

McConaughey also spoke about the value of the degree.

“It’s not a ticket, it’s not a voucher, it’s not a free pass, so I ask the question: what does your college degree mean?” he said.

According to reports, McConaughey received a standing ovation from graduates and those attending the ceremony.


admin   May 27, 2015

According to Point of Geeks website, the 45-year-old is in “basic talks” with the studio, reports

McConaughey previously confirmed he had been eyed by both Marvel and Warner Bros to star in superhero movies.

“I’ve read some Marvel and DC scripts and I’ve talked about working with them on some scripts, none of which I’ll share with with you what they are – or were. Yeah, I’ve circled some of those. Nothing has been right for me yet. But I’m sure open to it,” he said.

According to the website, it’s not surprising for Marvel to target such an A-list actor as Norman Osborn character’s overall prominence in the comics has risen over the past decade.

While it is unclear to what extent Sony and Marvel intend to include Norman Osborn in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in the future, in recent years the villain character has been crucial as an “anti-hero” in the comics.

“Spider-Man” reboot is scheduled for a 2017 release. Previously, Asa Butterfield, Nat Wolff, Tom Holland, Timothee Chalamet and Liam James were reportedly some of the candidates to take the role of Peter Parker.


admin   May 27, 2015


Gus Van Sant’s The Sea Of Trees was launched as one of the hot projects in Cannes last year, and now it’s back — in Competition.

admin   May 16, 2015


Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions are teaming up to acquire domestic rights on the Matthew McConaughey-starring The Sea Of Trees. The film, which also stars Ken Watanabe and Naomi Watts, follows Arthur Brennan (McConaughey), who treks into Aokigahara, known as the Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji where people go to contemplate life and death. After finding a place to commit suicide, Arthur meets Takumi Nakamura (Watanabe), a Japanese man who is also lost in life. The two commence on a journey of reflection, which reinforces Arthur’s will to live and rekindle his love with his wife (Watts).

The producers of The Sea Of Trees are two-time Oscar nominated producer Gil Netter (Life Of Pi), Kevin Halloran with Kao, and F. Gary Gray, Brian Dobbins, and Allen Fischer. Chris Sparling wrote the script and is also producing.

admin   May 16, 2015


It’s quite simple, really: Matthew McConaughey is a charmer—beard or no beard. From his signature drawl to his facial expressions that the world has come to know and love, there appears to be nothing false or hidden about him. McConaughey is honest, open, and firm in his beliefs. Perhaps his most attractive feature is that he is a true family man, who openly gushes about his kids (Livingston, 2, Vida, 5, and Levi,6) and his wife (model Camila Alves). Among his passions is a charity he started with Alves, Just Keep Livin Foundation, dedicated to empowering high school students by providing them with the tools to lead active lives. The actor sat down with us on a rainy afternoon in a city he calls home–Austin, Texas–to chat candidly about his foundation, his hopes for his children, what he’s most grateful for, and how he really feels about that beard of his. Watch the video and read the extended interview below:

How does the Just Keep Livin Foundation directly impact kids and their education?
We’ve got an after-school voluntary curriculum that we put in inner city high schools. We’re in five states right now. It’s two hours after school where kids come to try and set exercise goals, whether it’s trying out for the soccer team, run a half marathon, or fit into the prom dress, whatever that may be. There’s a nutrition aspect as well. We learn how to eat well on a budget. Instead of six burgers here’s what you can buy on the same budget at the supermarket and you get to go home and cook it with your family. We have a gratitude circle—a lot of folks believe in gratitude and being thankful for what you have.

Speaking of that gratitude circle, what are you most grateful for?
I’ve been in the gratitude circle in one of our after-school classes pretty soon after I had each one of our children, so that was an amazing time. Got a new job, got two, got three, and then one weekday we were in there and my wife had had a really nice weekend. And I wouldn’t go into details but I was just telling the guys, you know when you have a really good date weekend and they all understood [laughs]. That’s a long list.

admin   May 7, 2015