November 18, 2013 |
'I just wanted to get full ownership of my man, Ron, and see him from the inside out," says Matthew McConaughey , speaking of Ron Woodroof , the real-life figure he plays in Dallas Buyers Club . A cowboy, a cutup, a cokehead, a womanizer, Woodroof worked as an electrician, partying furiously, hanging with the rodeo crowd, a guy "without a purpose," McConaughey says. And then Woodroof is told he has HIV, and has, at most, 30 days to live. "Frankly, we're surprised you're even alive," the doctors in the hospital say. For McConaughey, understanding who Woodroof was became an obsession.
July 28, 2013
Coming This Week By Steven Rea The Smurfs 2 (Opens Wednesday) A sequel in which the blue-skinned Belgian diva Smurfette is kidnapped and taken to Paris. The middle installment in a threatened trilogy, the live action/computer- animated mix boasts (if that's the right word) the flesh-and-blood performances of Brendan Gleeson and Neil Patrick Harris. PG 2 Guns Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington, undercover cops working for rival agencies, are forced to team up and trade quips, because that's what you do in a buddy cop movie.
July 8, 2013 |
"On Movies" by Steven Rea does not appear this week. Steven Rea blogs at www.inquirer.com/onmovies .
June 2, 2013
Before Midnight Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke revisit their Celine and Jesse characters - married now, with twin daughters, and just winding down a summer vacation on the coast of Greece. Walking and talking and fighting and loving, and essential viewing for fans of Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. This one, too, is from director Richard Linklater. R The East Brit Marling stars in, and cowrote, this thriller about a freelance intelligence agent who infiltrates a band of radical freegans conspiring to bring down a big pharmaceutical company.