Tag Archives: Matthew McConaughey

Cinema Review – Gold

When his mining company starts struggling due to the downturn in the economy in the 1980s, Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey) has a dream about finding gold in Indonesia. Teaming up with Michael Acosta (Edgar Ramirez), Wells begins to mine for gold in Indonesia, but when the two strike it lucky, Wells finds himself riding the high of his newfound fortune and never thinks to question whether Acosta’s findings are actually real. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Sing

Koala Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) fell in love with theatre when he was a young kid. Now the owner of his own theatre, Buster is in serious financial trouble, but comes up with an idea to fill the house to capacity; a singing competition! After auditions, Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), Mike (Seth MacFarlane), Ash (Scarlett Johansson) and Meena (Tori Kelly) are selected to compete, but it is only a matter of time before Buster’s debts catch up to him. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Free State of Jones

During the American Civil War, Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey) deserts from the Confederate Army and, after initially hiding out in the swamp with runaway slaves, begins to grow his own army, one that is open to all who want to join, and has the aim of taking down the bullies within the southern army. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo (Art Parkinson) spends his days making magical origami figures tell stories for the people in a nearby village, and his evenings caring for his mother, who is becoming increasingly distant. When he stays out after dark one night, however, Kubo is visited by his mother’s sinister sisters (Rooney Mara), who tell him that his grandfather stole one of his eyes, and has been searching for him for many years, in order to steal the other. Kubo suddenly realises that the stories he has told all his life are in fact true and, with the help of Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) sets out to find a magical suit of armour to destroy his evil aunts and grandfather once and for all. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – The Sea of Trees

Arthur Brennan (Matthew McConaughey) travels to Aokigahara Forest at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji, with the notion of killing himself. The forest is famous for being one of the most beautiful places in the world to kill oneself, and as Arthur settles on his decision to end it all, he encounters Takumi Nakamura (Ken Watanabe), a man who seemingly had the same idea as Brennan but, gravely injured and with a change of heart, is trying to find his way out of the forest. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Interstellar

In the not too distant future, our planet is dying; crops are failing and people are struggling to live through dust storms and the breakdown of technology. Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is drafted into a secret NASA mission to travel through a mysterious wormhole, and find out whether another planet can sustain human life. Continue reading

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Rant – My Oscar Predictions

It’s that time of year again, where movie fans all around the world stock up on snacks and stay up all night to watch the Oscars. I am slightly late in publishing my predictions this year, but I have been caught up in JDIFF and been incredibly sick, so my apologies. Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews –February 7th 2014

Brogen Hayes chooses One to Watch; if you watch one movie in Irish cinemas this week, make it this one! (Hint – it has a Golden Globe winner in drag in it!) Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Dallas Buyers Club

When he is diagnosed with HIV, Ron Woodroof works around the system to get the drugs that he needs to survive. While doing so, he realises that he is not the only one who has found himself outside the system, and he struggles to help others. Continue reading

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