The Dark Tower

Director: Nikolaj Arcel Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert, Katheryn Winnick, Jackie Earle Haley, Claudia Kim Written by: Nikolaj Arcel, Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkler, Anders Thomas Jenkins and (based on “The Dark Tower” novels) Stephen King Running Time: 95 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 18th August 2017 According to my partner, The Dark…

Sing

Director: Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Targon Egerton,  Tori Kelly, Jennifer Saunders Written by: Garth Jennings Running Time: 108 mins Cert: U Release date: 27th January 2017 Having endured the eternally happy-clappy Trolls, the thought of another musical animation based around a singing…

Magic Mike XXL

Director: Gregory Jacobs Starring: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias, Amber Heard. Written by: (also based on characters created) Reid Carolin Running Time: 115 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 3rd July 2015 In 2012, a film about male strippers surprised everyone, none more so than me, with its charm, humour and…

Interstellar

Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Wes Bentley Written by: Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan Running Time: 169 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 7th November 2014 Christopher Nolan has become one of those directors you genuinely look forward to watching his latest. He is certainly up there with Spielberg, Scorsese…

Dallas Buyers Club

Director: Jean-Marc Vallee Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Denis O’Hare, Steve Zahn, Michael O’Neill Written by: Craig Borton and Melisa Wallack Running Time: 117 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 7th February 2014 Whoever is in charge of Matthew McConaughey’s movie career at the moment, we salute you. You have taken an actor who looked…

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Director: Martin Scorsese Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Johan Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin Written by Terence Winter and (based on his book) Jordan Belfort Running Time: 180 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 17th January 2014 Martin Scorsese is back! After playing around with music documentaries (Shine A Light, George Harrison:…

Mud

Director: Jeff Nichols Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Loflan, Reece Witherspoon, Sam Shepherd, Sarah Paulson Written by: Jeff Nichols Running Time: 130 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 10th May 2013 The reinvention of Matthew McConaughey continues. After years of stuck playing romantic leads in painful rom coms with the likes of Kate Hudson and…

Bernie

Director: Richard Linklater Starring: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Brady Coleman, Richard Robichaux Written by: Richard Linklater and (also based on his article in Texas Monthly) Skip Hollandsworth Running Time: 104 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 26th April 2013 It has taken almost two years for Richard Linklater’s small-town black comedy to hit the…

The Paperboy

Director: Lee Daniels Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Macy Gray, David Oyelowo, Scott Glenn. Written by: Lee Daniels and (also book) Peter Dexter. Running Time: 107 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 15th March 2013 Don’t be fooled by the title. The Paperboy isn’t about a teenager who has to get up…

Magic Mike

Director: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn, Olivia Munn. Written by: Reid Carolin Running Time: 110 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 13th July 2012 I have to be honest with you, I went into Magic Mike with very low expectations indeed. My least favourite actor, Canning Tatum, in a film…

Killer Joe

Director: William Friedkin Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon. Written by: Tracy Letts (based on his play) Running Time: 102 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 29th June 2012 In the 70s, director William Friedkin was at the top of his game. The man responsible for The French Connection and…