The McConnaissance is in full swing… The heart-broken Internet community is slowly getting over Leo DiCaprio not receiving an Oscar despite their best wishes… So, why not take advantage of that and do something cool? This must be what Jonny Wilson aka Eclectic Method thought when he made this: the ‘Chest-thumping mashup’. Interestingly, the entire sequence got into the film by accident. McConaughey was using this as a relaxing technique, but DiCaprio thought it would be a good idea to make it part of his character and a defining trend for the entire film.
If you go to the Vimeo page, you can download it as well in mp3 format. It will actually make for a cool ringtone… Enjoy! Continue reading
It’s official! The dust is settling as the Oscar statuettes are on their way to their new homes. “12 Years a Slave” has been named this year’s victor, as it walked away with three awards including Best Picture, but a pyrrhic victory it surely was. Continue reading
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, “Dallas Buyers Club” was most likely conceived with the awards season in mind, as it checks all the necessary boxes to be officially considered ‘Oscar bait’, and it is never a good sign. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Garner, the film is a biographical piece about Ron Woodroof (McConaughey), a flesh-and-bone Texan who contracted HIV back in the mid-80’s when not only the treatment had not been properly developed, but the fact of being diagnosed with AIDS went hand in hand with being cast out to the margin of (a very conservative) society; Continue reading