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    Will This Finally Be Matthew McConaughey's Oscar Year? 'The Dallas Buyer's Club' Nabs Awards Season Date

    Matthew McConaughey must be thinking, "What on Earth do I have to do?" The actor stormed back into critical and audience hearts last year by putting on his shirt, dropping the romcoms, and showing that he's damn fine actor by delivering a fantastic performance in Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike," a subtle and solid appearance in Richard Linklater's "Bernie," and a wonderfully hilarious and sleazy turn in William Friedkin's "Killer Joe." The former was even a massive box office success, that was also met with great reviews. The result? He was snubbed for a much deserved Oscar nomination. This year, he's again revelatory in Jeff Nichols' beauti...

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    Matthew McConaughey Credits Critics With Helping His Career

    Reading negative reviews of his work helped the actor figure out what roles to take.

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    A River of Dreams: Mud

    Writer-director Jeff Nichols fulfills the promise he showed in his previous film "Take Shelter" with a beguiling fable called "Mud."

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    Skinny Matthew McConaughey Talks New Approach to Roles: 'Mud,' 'Dallas Buyer's Club,' 'Magic Mike' [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

    When we sat down with Matthew McConaughey last November, he looked scarily thin. He'd lost 38 pounds to prep for passion project "The Dallas Buyer's Club," about a straight man fighting HIV who becomes a dealer in unapproved drugs to stave off AIDS. (The film just landed a distributor.) The actor wa...

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    Review: Deeply Felt, Thrilling 'Mud' Shows Director Jeff Nichols & Matthew McConaughey At The Top Of Their Games

    It all starts with a beautifully surreal image: a decrepit boat resting comfortably in the branches of a tree. The young boys who find it want to use it, make it their own. But on this particular river island in Arkansas, they are not alone. It's not long before they encounter Mud (Matthew McConaugh...

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    Focus Features Acquires Matthew McConaughey HIV Drama 'Dallas Buyers Club' For Fall Release

    Focus Features has acquired North/Latin American rights to the Matthew McConaughey-starring HIV drama "Dallas Buyers Club," directed by Jean-Marc Vallee ("The Young Victoria"). The film co-stars Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner. Focus plans to release the film domestically later this year.

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    Focus Features Acquires AIDS Drama 'Dallas Buyers Club' Starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner

    Focus Features has acquired domestic and Latin American rights to Jean-Marc Vallee's fact-based medical drama "Dallas Buyers Club," which stars Matthew McConaughey as HIV/AIDS patient Rob Woodroff in 1980s Texas. The film also features Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto.

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    The Best Double Bill of the Year: How Matthew McConaughey in 'Mud' and Amy Seimetz's 'Sun Don't Shine' Make Us Sympathize With Criminals

    Crime is one of the great story hooks that movies have to offer us, playing some key role in any number new releases on a regular basis. Blockbuster formula tends to gloss over criminal activity in favor of black-and-white dualities: Good prevails over evil. The aliens are vanquished. The Avengers ...

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    Focus Features Ready To Sign Up For Matthew McConaughey's 'The Dallas Buyer's Club' For Fall Release

    For audiences and especially filmmakers, there is an aspect of deflated confusion in an actor’s misled sacrifices for an underwhelming film -- just ask Jared Leto in his role of Mark David Chapman in “Chapter 27.” Luckily, with the 2012 that Matthew McConaughey had, which saw “Bernie,” “Magic Mike,”...

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    Matthew McConaughey Confirms He's Taken Role In Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

    Nope, this isn't any April Fools. Last week, Christopher Nolan fans and those keeping an eager eye on the recent choices of Matthew McConaughey got a nice surprise when it was revealed that the actor was offered the lead in the director's upcoming sci-fi flick "Interstellar." And now, it looks like ...

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