The usually-buff actor dropped 38 pounds for the role of real-life HIV/AIDS patient Ron Woodroof. McConaughey’s commitment to the film is similar to what we have seen Christian Bale do on multiple occasions – the last of which won him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in The Fighter.
Luckily for McConaughey, co-stars Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner, as well as the rest of the crew – Focus Features has picked up Dallas Buyers Club for theatrical release toward the end of the year. Just in time for award season. Director Jean-Marc Vallée says, “I’m extremely pleased that we are partnered with Focus Features. They have a long and successful history of sharing memorable stories. Ron Woodroof’s story is one of an imperfect man and his fight for survival, during a confused and desperate time. We all believe that this film had to finally be made, and we are all grateful and privileged to be part of this project.”
I’m still bitter that the Academy dropped the number of best picture nominees from 10 to 9, and snubbed Nicolas Winding Refn’s bold film – which was one of the year’s best. Ryan Gosling gave a stellar performance, quiet yet powerful, which has catapulted him into a slew of upcoming roles. One of which is Only God Forgives, also directed by Refn which shares a definitive vibe with his last film.
The red band trailer was released a few weeks ago, but for those who might have missed it, here it is:
The story for Only God Forgives is jump started by the death of Gosling’s character’s brother (Tom Burke) – who has murdered a prostitute in Bangkok. Their mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) urges Gosling to avenge the death of his brother, by tracking down and killing the people responsible. The plot is much better detailed in the latest trailer:
It is hard to believe that two years have passed since Thor hit theaters in 2011. A lot has happened since then, especially in the world of The Avengers. The first Marvel film to follow Joss Whedon’s $1.5 billion dollar gargantuan blockbuster is Iron Man 3, set to release next month on May 3. Then comes “Thor 2.”
The original cast is back, which is always great to see, including Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, and Kat Dennings.
Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
It’s just a couple months away, and Warner Bros. is doing all it can to keep fans salivating at the prospect of Man of Steel. Each new still and trailer are making a lot of noise, and bringing a sense of confidence in the production. If judging by the hype the film is receiving from people outside the comic book world is any indication, the film could be the biggest film of the summer, if not the year.
I’ve stayed cautiously optimistic from the beginning, but I’d be lying if I didn’t have some qualms at the beginning. Now I’m on the path to tempering my expectations. It’s getting more difficult the more I see to not let my expectations run rampant. To top that off, Comic Book Resources posted a number of new stills from the upcoming film. They give some great looks at some characters, as well as a couple behind the scenes looks. Also included are the covers for an upcoming issue of Empire magazine featuring Superman and General Zod.
What do you think about these stills? What would you say your excitement is for this film?
It is one of the most famous love stories of all time, told in numerous films throughout the 20th century. Romeo and Juliet is William Shakespeare’s most well-known play, partially due to the amount of films that have been adapted from it.
In 1936, Romeo and Juliet starred Norma Shearer as Juliet and Leslie Howard as Romeo. John Barrymore (grandfather of Drew Barrymore) played Mercutio in the black and white film. Both 1954 and 1955 adaptions were released, followed by 1968′s Romeo and Juliet starring Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey as the star-crossed lovers. That version remained the most popular version for almost three decades – until Baz Luhrmann’s modern re-imagining Romeo + Juliet hit the scene in 1996.