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Tag: Matthew McConaughey

Sing 2 (2021)

Title: Sing 2
Rating: PG
Directed by: Garth Jennings
Written by: Garth Jennings
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Halsey, Pharrell Williams, Letitia Wright, Eric André, Chelsea Peretti, and Bono
Release Date: 12/22/2021
Running Time: 112 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Buster (Matthew McConaughey) has turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: Debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City.

But with no connections, Buster and his cast—including harried mother Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), rocker Ash (Scarlett Johansson), earnest Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course, provocateur Gunter (Nick Kroll)—have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by ruthless mogul Jimmy Crystal (Bobby Cannavale).

In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal’s attention, Gunter spontaneously pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono). Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his wife. Even worse, Buster has failed to realize that Mr. Crystal is an egocentric gangster who would rather drop somebody off the roof of a building than be lied to.

As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Rosita’s leading role in the show gets ripped away and handed to Mr. Crystal’s spoiled daughter, Porsha, played by Grammy-nominated artist Halsey. Desperate to save the show, and his life, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.

What begins as a dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: There are a number of various animations that are shown during the fist part of the credits.

Special thanks to Michael and Tony for this submission


Gentlemen, The (2019)*

Title: The Gentlemen
Rating: R
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Written by: Guy Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson, and Marn Davies
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery,
Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant

Release Date: 1/24/2020
Running Time: 113 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?

The story follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey), who has built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business, a host of colorful, if entirely illegitimate figures scheme, bribe and blackmail their way to try and steal Mickey’s domain out from under him.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Special thanks to Shalen for this submission


Beach Bum, The (2019)

Title: The Beach Bum
Rating: R
Directed by: Harmony Korine
Written by: Harmony Korine
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Jimmy Buffett, Zac Efron, and Martin Lawrence
Release Date: 3/29/2019
Running Time: 95 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?
A rebellious stoner named Moondog lives life by his own rules.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The beginning of the credits play over Moondog drifting on his dingy.

Special thanks to Gabe and Deb for this submission


Serenity (2019)

Title: Serenity
Rating: R
Directed by: Steven Knight
Written by: Steven Knight
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jason Clarke, Diane Lane, Djimon Hounsou, and Jeremy Strong
Release Date: 1/25/2019
Running Time: 106 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her – and their young son – from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen’s appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he’d tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Tami and Frank for this submission


White Boy Rick (2018)

Title: White Boy Rick
Rating: R
Directed by: Yann Demange
Written by: Andy Weiss, Logan Miller, and Noah Miller
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, and Bel Powley
Release Date: 9/14/2018
Running Time: 110 minutes

IMDb
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What did you think of this film?
The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Scotty for this submission


Dark Tower, The (2017)

Title: The Dark Tower
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel
Written by: Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, and Nikolaj Arcel
Based on the novels by: Stephen King
Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, and Jackie Earle Haley
Release Date: 8/4/2017
Running Time: 95 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: At the end of the credits we hear someone whistle.


Gold (2016)

Title: Gold
Rating: R
Directed by: Stephen Gaghan
Written by: Patrick Massett and John Zinman
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramírez and Bryce Dallas Howard
Release Date: 1/27/2017
Running Time: 121 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
An epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Starring Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, he teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street. The film is inspired by a true story.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

 

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Sing (2016)

Title: Sing
Rating: PG
Directed by: Christophe Lourdelet and Garth Jennings
Written by: Garth Jennings
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Beck Bennett, Nick Offerman, Jennifer Saunders, Garth Jennings, Peter Serafinowicz, Leslie Jones and Jay Pharoah
Release Date: 12/21/2016
Running Time: 108 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

Five lead contestants emerge: Mike (MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny (Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash (Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.

Each arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life. And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The closing credits are framed by moving formations of colorful squid.

Memoriam: In memory of our dear friend Igor

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Sea of Trees, The (2015)

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Title: The Sea of Trees
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Written by: Chris Sparling
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts and Ken Watanabe
Release Date: 8/26/2016
Running Time: 110 minutes

IMDb

A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Dedication: Dedicated to Praphaisri Lee Kau


Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)*

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Title: Kubo and the Two Strings
Rating: PG
Directed by: Travis Knight
Written by: Marc Haimes, Chris Butler and Shannon Tindle
Starring: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Brenda Vaccaro
Release Date: 8/19/2016
Running Time: 101 minutes

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IMDb

On the craggy shores of a fantastical ancient Japan, a boy named Kubo lives on a high cliff above the sea. A scruffy street urchin who is always clever and kindhearted, Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out a humble daily living, mesmerizing townspeople of a small fishing village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales out of folded origami. Among the villagers he enthralls with his stories are Hosato (George Takei), Hashi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). By night, Kubo tends to his fading yet regal mother as she slips into trances that seem ruled by the rising and setting moon.

This relatively quiet existence is shattered when Kubo accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with the fierce, no-nonsense Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and the quixotic insect samurai Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. Kubo must find the coveted items left behind by his father: The Armor Impenetrable, The Sword Unbreakable, and The Helmet Invulnerable.

With the help of his new friends and his cherished shamisen – a magical musical instrument –Kubo’s odyssey winds through howling blizzards in The Far Lands, the underwater Garden of Eyes, and the dangerous Bamboo Forest. Learning of his own magical powers with every new test of strength and character, Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? Yes

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After Credits? No

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Dedication: This film is dedicated to my two strings:
Mom and Dad
And to Donna, Ridley, Willow, and Merrick.
You are my quest. You always have been.
TK

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