Did you know that Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts have a new movie out in theaters right now. Don’t worry no one else seemed to know about The Sea of Trees is out either. The film that is directed by Gus Van Sant made just $1,877 over the weekend in two theaters. Things got worse from there because on Monday it made $411, Tuesday, $442 and Wednesday it brought in just $164 according to Box Office Mojo. That means that less that 15 people saw it two days ago. Ouch! Ouch! And ouch!
Maybe it is because you can rent it for $6.99 on YouTube, but that would be a nice way to spin it. Let’s be honest, it looks awful and that is why no one is going to see it.
If Matt wants to get people to see his artsy films in theaters, then he needs to make sure he is shirtless throughout it. That would get me to spend $15 on a piece of crap.
Ever wonder what would happen if American Idol and The Voice went to the animals? We will find out this Christmas in the animated soon-to-be classic Sing. That is if this trailer is any indication to how endearing it will be which I am sure it is. I know it brought a huge smile to my face. Who doesn’t love a movie that makes people of all sizes feel like a the kid that they are at heart.
Not only can’t I wait to see it, I also can’t wait to own the soundtrack.
Einstein the Parrot was watching the Oscars and she became so infatuated with Matthew McConaughey that she started to echo his catchphrase. The pretty bird says, “Alright! Alright! Alright!” so perfectly that I almost thought she was the man himself. Can you tell the difference?
On Sunday, Matthew McConaughey won his first Oscar. Then shortly afterwards, Leah Pickett, the niece of the woman, who went to the prom with him, shared a picture of her aunt and him at the prom. After she shared the picture, Leah said that her Aunt Lori would love to be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and I hope the Oscar host reunites the two prom dates. How cool would that be?
Now when it comes to how McConaughey looks at his prom, I think we can all agree he looks alright, alright, alright!
Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey have rightfully been praised and winning awards for their work in Dallas Buyers Club and now you can own the DVD/Blu-ray combo pack to watch their award winning performances whenever you want to see them at their best.
McConaughey plays Ron Woodroof, a man who was diagnosed with HIV before they knew what meds would help to fight it. So he had to look for whatever cures he could find to make him better and extend his life past the 6 months doctors initially gave him. That meant crossing the border to Mexico, and getting drugs that were not yet approved by the FDA. The FDA approved drugs at that time had such bad side effects that they were not helping people with HIV/AIDS. Woodruff took it upon himself to bring back the medicines that were helping him feel better and give it to other people who were suffering from the virus. People like Woodroof started these clubs all over the country where people paid a monthly fee to get the medicines they need. The FDA didn’t like the competition and tried their hardest to shut him down, but he kept fighting to give people the meds they need to survive.
Since Woodroof suffered from HIV/AIDS in a time where doctors didn’t know much about it, he found himself in the hospital a lot. During one of his visits, he meets and befriends, Rayon (Jared Leto), a transvestite who also has the virus. The two become friends, even though Woodroof is homophobic, and work together to help people like themselves.
Together they will create a profitable business, while helping people with the deadly virus live longer and trying to fight the people who want to shut them down.
Both McConaughey and Leto give performances that have rightfully earned them all the awards they have won. It is one thing to transform like they did for the role, but their performances make this powerful movie even more powerful.
Dallas Buyers Club reminds us of the time when HIV/AIDS was misunderstood, deadly and people didn’t want anything to do with anyone who suffered from it. The movie shows what great lengths two people went to save others and give them a better and longer life. This is a movie everyone should see because of the story and because the greatest performances of given by any male actor last year.
The DVD/Blu-ray combo pack includes deleted scenes and featurette behind the making of this movie and the real story behind the movie. You will want to own the Dallas Buyers Club not only for the movie itself but also because of the special features that come with it.