Guy Ritchie’s latest action / crime movie The Gentlemen stars Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farell and Michelle Dockery.
It’s the England based story of a very British drug lord who tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires…
Ritchie is the director of two of my favourite British films, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000). So of course I’m watching this one. The cast and story looks great. The comes the cherry on top of rather posh British actors speaking in far less posh accents. Such fun!
Jeremy Strong, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant, Jason Wong, Brittany Ashworth, Christopher Evangelou and Eliot Sumner also star.
White Boy Rick is based on the true story of Richard Wershe Jr., a teenager who became an undercover informant for the FBI in the 80s and was arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Richie Merritt and Bel Powley star, while Yann Demange directs…
I feel as though there’s so much of this story that I’ve seen before – but hopefully there’s enough difference to keep it interesting. I’d probably be less enthused if it wasn’t for McConaughey. He looks to be in great form based on this trailer.
Additional cast includes Eddie Marsan, Richie Merritt, Bruce Dern and RJ Cyler.
In The Dark Tower, Idris Elba plays a gunslinger named Roland Deschain, a man who roams an Old West-like landscape in pursuit of the ‘man in black’ (Matthew McConaughey). Deschain is also searching for the fabled Dark Tower in hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world…
The plot of The Dark Tower is certainly unlike any Stephen King story I’m familiar with and that’s reason enough for me to watch. There’s also the names Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba to convince me further. I really want this to be good; toes, fingers and everything crossed.
Katheryn Winnick, Tom Taylor, Nikolaj Arcel, Abbey Lee and Claudia Kim also star.
Besides the fun clips in the trailer, I found Sing to be quite forgettable. The story is based on the numerous characters involved in a singing competition, which if successful will help the organiser save his failing theatre.
The reason I didn’t completely enjoy Sing, even though I was moved and amused in parts is because I just didn’t find the story and most of the characters that entertaining or interesting; something to do with how stereotypical most of them are, I’m sure. The fact that I’m also that person who doesn’t enjoy watching televised singing competitions surely has something to do with it. Additionally, there’s a part of me that didn’t buy into Matthew McConaughey’s voice and / or performance as the Koala.
The main highlight about Sing, for me has nothing to do with the music. I loved the mommy piggy (Reese Witherspoon) and her ingenuity when no one else was available to take care of her piglets. I also adore her performance partner, another cute piggy; you know, the one in the red sequinned leotard and gold sequinned sweatsuit that you fell in love with in the trailers.
You’ll very likely have a better time watching sing if you enjoy singing competitions. If you’re not that person, I hope you like it anyway, should you decide to tune in.
Inspired by a true story, Gold, the latest movie starring Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez and Bryce Dallas Howard is all about one man’s challenging American dream.
A dream of find gold and the even more difficult task of keeping it once he lucks out and does…
Directed by Stephen Gaghan, I’ll be watching to see McConaughey in yet another new light. I also want to know precisely all the ways that people are going to ‘come for’ his character; that is once they get the distinct whiff of billions and billions of dollars. The phrase more money, more problems is so very fitting in this case.
The Sea Of Trees stars Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts and Katie Aselton. It’s also the Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting 1997, Milk 2008) directed movie that was famously booed at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival…
Based on this trailer, I’d never have guessed that the movie is likely to be bad. All I’m sure of at this point, considering that love, grief and suicide are key themes is that a laugh a minute is unlikely to be words used to describe anyone’s experience of The Sea Of Trees.
My true reaction before realising that this is the movie that was booed was: ‘Yeah! Another Matthew McConaughey movie and it stars ken Watanabe too; an actor whose face I’ll always be glad to see because of the great work he did in one of my all time favourites, Inception (2010)’.
I think I’m going to give this movie a chance. I’m not promising that I’ll definitely make it to the very end, but I feel I must at least try.