Matthew McConaughey had a very different lifestyle to his Mud co-star Reese Witherspoon while on the set of the 2012 drama. While his featured outdoor BBQing with his wife and children, his simply saw her eating McDonalds in a flea-ridden motel. I think we all know where we’d rather have been.
Oct 24, 2014
The Hysterical Difference Between Matthew McConaughey And Reese Witherspoon
42, at its core, is the story of Jackie Robinson—how he broke the color barrier and how dominated the National League during his first season, but in many ways, it’s also the story of the Dodgers and how men of different backgrounds came together to create something beautiful that still means so much to so many people.
2013 has been a great year for movies, so narrowing down our list of favorites was no easy task. As Cinema Blend has numerous writers with varying tastes in film, we decided to go solo this year in sharing our Top 10 lists of the best movies of 2013. You've read both Sean and Kristy's lists, but now it's Eric's turn to rank the best blockbusters, indies and prestige films that came to us this past year.
New releases are plentiful, but this also means that buyers may be holding back and pinching pennies in order to spend on the releases they’ve been waiting months to get their hands on. The good news is, there should be something out this week that piques your interest at least a little bit. You can read on to learn about some of August 6th’s best releases, and maybe even a few that may have slipped under your radar.
Aug 06, 2013
This Week In Home Entertainment: Oblivion, Mud And The Place Beyond The Pines
Matthew McConaughey’s recent theatrical vehicle, Mud, got big buzz even before it hit theaters, earning a shot at the Palme d'Or prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. The film went on to score a 98% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes and nabbed a short box office run. Although many people didn’t get to see the film when it was released theatrically, all that will soon be able to change thanks to Lionsgate Home Entertainment releasing the set on to Blu-ray and DVD on August 6.
Jul 04, 2013
Matthew McConaughey Stars In Mud On Blu-ray And DVD Next Month
At this time we know basically nothing about what Nichols has in store for his fourth feature. The Deadline item mentions no title, no logline, no attached actors, just a production start date of February 2013. Considering their collaborative history thus far, we suspect Shannon will return in some capacity.
May 08, 2013
Mud Director Jeff Nichols Sells Follow-Up Film To Warner Bros.
After the rest of the world had an entire week to revel in the critically acclaimed Iron Man 3, this weekend Americans finally had their chance. While they turned out in horde-like droves, resulting in the biggest weekend at the box office so far this year, Iron Man fell short of being able to do alone what he had achieved with fellow Marvel characters in last summer's Avengers: break the record for biggest opening weekend.
May 05, 2013
Weekend Box Office: Third Iron Man Takes First Place With Second Largest Ever Debut
This week we're highlighting a conversation that Patches had with Glenn Frankel, author of the remarkable new book The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend. We also ponder why Marvel movies have such terrible scores, try to figure out our mild disappointment with Jeff Nichols' Mud, and figure out how on earth Katey never particularly got into The Simpsons. All that plus a lightning round inspired by the panic attacks in Iron Man 3
Apr 30, 2013
Operation Kino 112: The Searchers, The Simpsons, Mud And Terrible Marvel Music
Michael Bay scored one of the worst openings for one of his movies this weekend, but you won't hear him complaining too much. Turns out this was also one of his cheaper movies (one of only a few with a price tag less than $100 million). The $20 million debut was a comparably decent start against its non-special-effects-laden $26 million reported budget, and was enough to nab number on a slow weekend.
Apr 28, 2013
Weekend Box Office: Pain and Gain Pumps Up The Top Spot
Mud is a very different movie from Take Shelter in many ways, but that only serves to make it such an exciting follow up, showing off Nichols’ versatility and promising that he has a lot to offer modern filmmaking. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.
Mar 11, 2013
SXSW: Mud Further Cements Jeff Nichols As A Must-Watch Filmmaker
In Mud, McConaughey plays an escaped convict trying to reconcile with the love of his life (Reese Witherspoon) who receives unexpected help from two young boys. Katey reported on the film from Sundance, where she called the coming-of-age film “a little too wily and heartfelt for mainstream release … [with] a few more characters than it has room to support.”
Feb 05, 2013
Matthew McConaughey Hides His Gun In Official Mud Poster
When critics were writing about Matthew McConaughey's renaissance last year, some of them were unofficially including Mud, the new film from Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols that premiered at Cannes last year. It was picked up there by Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate in partnership
Jan 20, 2013
Matthew McConaughey Brings Mud And Yet Another Great Performance To Sundance
There's a myth about Sundance glamour, mostly based on red carpet photos of celebrities in fur hats, or maybe press releases about how much fun everyone had sipping complimentary cocktails at a party. And yes, there's plenty of that happening around here right now, but I'm seeing almost none of it
Jan 19, 2013
Sundance Video Blog #3: Spectacular Now, Mud, Kill Your Darlings And Terror In The Eccles Tent
I'm completely convinced I've managed to overlook the one film anybody will be talking about 10 days from now. This is how it feels at the start of every Sundance, which remains such a unique festival because of its continued commitment to choosing movies that nobody sees coming
Jan 17, 2013
Peering Into The Sundance Crystal Ball, And Trying To Ignore The Rising Panic
You've got to give it up for Matthew McConaughey; he is forging a fascinating career for himself. Sure, with his sexy Texas twang and leading man good looks, he has done his share of cutesy rom-coms like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and flashy action flicks like Sahara. But he's also taken on riskier roles in such divisive films as William Friedkin's Killer Joe and Lee Daniels' Paperboy.
Jan 16, 2013
Matthew McConaughey Pines For Reese Witherspoon In Mud Trailer
The film made its world premiere last May at the Cannes Film Festival, where it was nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or prize. Now nearly three months later, Mud is at last close to securing domestic distribution. Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have entered into "advanced discussions" to buy the feature's U.S. rights, and hopes to release Mud next year.
Aug 16, 2012
See Matthew McConaughey In Clip From Jeff Nichols's Mud
Considering the number of romantic comedies Matthew McConaughey has on his resume (seriously, the man is a rom-com machine) it’s pretty amazing that he has yet to share the screen with Reese Witherspoon. The two will rectify the situation when they team up for Mud, a drama written and directed by Jeff Nichols.
Aug 05, 2011
Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon Throw Their Names Into Mud
Chris Pine is the face behind two franchises. Back in 2009 fans were amazed as the actor became both Captain Kirk and Jack Ryan in one fell swoop and established himself on top of the A-list. And then...nothing. Though the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Trek was a global success, the folks behind the scenes have been somewhat dragging their heels to get a sequel into production...