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Matthew McConaughey, who's getting praise from critics for his role in the new movie "Mud," says he's found a way to make negative reviews a positive learning experience.
After an autumn in which Sarah Paulson went through some pretty harrowing stuff, the idea of doing a play this winter in New York didn't initially seem like much of a reward.
The oddball romance "Silver Linings Playbook" was named best picture Saturday at the Spirit Awards honoring independent film, Hollywood's last pre-game show before the Academy Awards.
Matthew McConaughey has won the supporting-actor prize at the Spirit Awards honoring independent film for his role as a flamboyant stripper in the hit flick "Magic Mike."
Matthew McConaughey of "Magic Mike" and Helen Hunt of "The Sessions" won the supporting-acting prizes Saturday at the Spirit Awards, which honor independent film and are Hollywood's last pre-game show before the Academy Awards.
Actor Matthew McConaughey credits his growing family for the success that 2012 brought him.
The New York Film Critics Circle named Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" the best film of 2012, voicing its strong support for the grimly journalistic Osama bin Laden docudrama.
His character was killed off AMC's "The Walking Dead" TV series last season, but actor Jon Bernthal says he still enjoys settling on the couch on Sundays to watch the latest installment of the zombie series.
His character was killed in AMC's "The Walking Dead" TV series last season, but actor Jon Bernthal says he still enjoys settling on the couch Sundays to watch the latest installment of the zombie series.
The oddball romances "Moonrise Kingdom" and "Silver Linings Playbook" picked up five nominations each Tuesday to lead the Spirit Awards honoring independent film.
The Hollywood Reporter's list of its 10 best stories of the week:
"Frankenweenie" _ Tim Burton reminds us of why we love Tim Burton with this feature-length version of the 1984 short that revealed early glimmers of the veteran director's darkly humorous style. Beautifully detailed and painstakingly rendered in 3-D, black-and-white, stop-motion animation, "Frankenweenie" is a visual and thematic return to the best Burton has offered in his earliest films, such as "Edward Scissorhands" and "Beetlejuice." And it is a welcome return, given the reheated, unfocused nature of some of his more recent films like "Dark Shadows." Burton has said he'd always intended for "Frankenweenie" to be a full-length, stop-motion-animation feature, but he didn't have the means; instead, he made a 30-minute, live-action short. Both films are about the powerful bond between a boy and his dog, one that goes on even after death _ a heartrending subject, to be sure, but one that Burton infuses with his trademark mix of lively energy and macabre laughs. Even then, you could see Burton's sympathetic, protective portrayal of an outsider, an affectionate skewering of the sanctity of suburbia and a deep love of monster movies. Charlie Tahan provides the voice of Victor, a 10-year-old loner who's understandably devastated when his only friend _ his bull terrier, Sparky _ gets hit by a car. But a lesson from his science teacher (a wonderfully melodramatic Martin Landau) inspires Victor (whose last name happens to be Frankenstein) to try and bring Sparky back to life. Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short and Winona Ryder are among the Burton veterans in the strong voice cast. PG for thematic elements, scary images and action. 88 minutes. Three stars out of four.
Soaked in sweat and reeking of cigarettes, Southern-fried and smothered in cheese, "The Paperboy" is, quite literally, a hot mess.
If it seems like Channing Tatum is everywhere, it's probably because he is. He's appeared in five films this year alone, with the latest being this weekend's ensemble comedy-drama "10 Years." The roles have come in every imaginable genre, each strikingly different from the last.
Nicole Kidman is being honored by the New York Film Festival in a gala tribute.
McConaughey, who married longtime girlfriend Camila Alves last June (the couple have three children), said he was drawn to the way Mud loves Juniper.
He said it's most rewarding to read a review where he and the critic agree about what he was trying to convey in a performance.