If there’s anyone in Hollywood with a rather cheeky, self-deprecating ability to poke fun at his past peccadilloes, it’s Matthew McConaughey. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that his role in Harmony Korine’s new film The Beach Bum involves him playing the bongos, giving rambling speeches, and smoking copious amounts of weed, things the actor has gained some rather questionable notoriety for doing.
With a cast seemingly assembled thanks to random dart throws at a wall—Snoop Dogg, Zac Efron, Isla Fisher, Jimmy Buffet, Martin Lawrence, and Jonah Hill—the film marks Korine’s first feature since 2013’s ultra divisive film Spring Breakers. This looks like a spiritual cousin to that film, only without all the leering at teenage girls in pastel colored bikinis that barely covered their bits.
McConaughey has a movie out this weekend titled Serenity that no one’s going to go see, so it’ll be nice to see him on the big screen again in March in much more familiar climes. It’s not that I dislike “serious” Matthew McConaughey—he’s tits in the first season of True Detective—it’s just that I like this side of McConaughey so much more. This is a dude that I want to party with.
The Beach Bum starring Matthew McConaughey as Moondog hits select theaters starting March 29.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Favorite Actor Mahershala Ali Takes Center Stage in ‘True Detective’ Season 3 Trailer (VIDEO)
There were almost too many problems with True Detective Season 2 to list here, but one of the biggest problems was the show’s release date smack dab in the middle of summer. True Detective is not a summer show, and thankfully the third season is bringing the series back to January, where it belongs.
Oscar winner Mahershala Ali takes center stage this season, alongside Blockbuster Entertainment Award winner Stephen Dorff, as the two play a pair of (true) detectives investigating the grisly murder of two children deep in the Ozarks. Like season one, the revelations come over three different time periods, though there’s no indication as to whether Ali will make beer can dolls and talk about time being a flat circle.
Another interesting thing to note is that the first two episodes of this new season are being directed by Jeremy Saulnier, who directed the riveting flicks Green Room and Blue Ruin, and whose latest film, Hold the Dark, is exclusively available on Netflix. He’s a perfect fit for this detective noir, and I’m very intrigued by what he’s going to bring to the table.
If nothing else, it’ll get Ali back on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where the host can have more fun with his first name. Hilarious!
He may not make movies that are necessarily about anything, but Harmony Korine has a way of crafting highly watchable movies that just kind of meander around for ninety minutes before abruptly ending. His next effort finds him working with Matthew McConaughey, who cheekily gets in touch with his rebellious, weed smoking, naked bongo playing phase as Moondog in The Beach Bum.
The film’s supporting cast feels like a who’s who of names pulled straight out of a hat: Isla Fisher, Zac Efron, Snoop Dogg, Jimmy Buffet, and Martin Lawrence—who hasn’t made a film since 2011’s Big Momma’s House 3. It’s an eclectic mix to be sure, but it’s hard to expect any less from Korine, the reigning king of sun-drenched neon stoner movies.
You almost forget that this is a red band trailer until McConaughey opens his mouth and gives us his Moondog equivalent of his high school girls motto from Dazed & Confused… “Life’s a fuckin’ rodeo. I’m gonna suck the nectar out of it and fuck it raw dog till the fucking wheels come off.” If lines like that appeal to you, I think this might just be the movie you’ve been looking for. The Beach Bum is due out in March, 2019.
Matthew McConaughey surprised students at University of Texas, McConaughey’s alma mater, by giving their drunk asses a ride home in a golf cart.
Unfortunately, McConaughey did not take his shirt off while driving the golf cart.
The students posted about it on Facebook, which read, “Longhorns take care of each other, and it’s ”safe” to say Matthew McConaughey agrees. Don’t forget to use SURE Walk when traveling home late at night; you never know who might pick you up!”
I bet one day Kevin Durant will pick them up and then right before the stop, he’ll exit the cart and head to Alabama.
We’ve been talking about making Stephen King’s infamous Dark Tower series into a movie for quite some time. We’ve been through our fair share of casting rumors and confirmations, but one thing we know for sure… the movie is coming. Now courtesy of the film’s crew, we have our first set photos.
Out February 2017, The Dark Tower will be the first installation in what will likely become a trilogy. As per Games Radar, a site that intimately understands and worships all things nerdy and wonderful, has been trying to decipher and speculate as much about the film as possible pre-production. They report:
The Dark Tower is being touted as the first chapter in a fantasy franchise starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as his adversary, Walter Padick. However, it won’t necessarily follow the story chronologically. Where Stephen King’s books begin with a tale about Roland – aka The Gunslinger – hunting down the Man In Black, this batch of set photos seem to confirm earlier rumors: the first flick will nab bits and pieces from all over the novels. The cast of characters announced so far have tipped us off to that – and that shot of the twins is another big giveaway.
Pumped to see Matthew McConaughey continue to play more outside his ditzy dream boat typecast and excited to see Idris Elba with his actual face (maybe) in a movie. Nikolaj Arcel will direct and Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Katheryn Winnick and Tom Taylor will also join the cast.
Caitlyn Jenner brought down the house and brought a tear to the eye of millions of Americans with her speech at the 2015 ESPY Awards.
It was the stuff of legend.
Where does it rank in comparison to other memorable speeches from recent years?
We've collected a bunch of them below. Compare, contrast, laugh and be inspired now...
1. Caitlyn Jenner at the ESPYs
2. Matthew McConaughey Oscars Speech
3. Cuba Gooding Jr. Oscars Speech
4. Ashton Kutcher Teen Choice Awards Speech
5. Homeless Man Accepts Miley Cyrus Award
6. Steve Jobs Commencement Speech
Poor Matthew McConaughey!!
On May 15, Matthew's new film, The Sea of Trees, was booed during two different screenings at the Cannes Film Festival.
The film, depicts a scientist who plans to commit suicide in a Japanese forest after his beloved wife, played by Naomi Watts, dies. Throughout the character's journey, the audience is given flashbacks of the couple's not-so-perfect marriage and life together.
Despite the fabulous direction of Gus Van Sant, audiences were NOT happy with the flick, a fact McConaughey isn't too concerned about.
The actor explained:
"I liked the experience of making it and I'm glad we got the opportunity to introduce it to the world. Anyone has any right to either boo or ovate."
Wow, what a positive and upbeat attitude!!
Considering Matt has made a ton of great films, we bet this one flop is no biggie.
[Image via WENN.]