Screen Junkies » dallas buyers club http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:42:48 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Tests The Limits Of McConaughey’s Sexiness By Giving Him AIDS In The 1980′s http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/dallas-buyers-club-tests-the-limits-of-mcconaugheys-sexiness-by-giving-him-aids-in-the-1980s/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/dallas-buyers-club-tests-the-limits-of-mcconaugheys-sexiness-by-giving-him-aids-in-the-1980s/#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:44:42 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=256653 Does this make up for 'Failure to Launch'? Possibly.

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McConaughey may not be making waves by popping up in huge tentpole blockbusters these days, but his last half-dozen roles or so in films like Mud, Magic Mike, and Killer Joe have restored a lot of the credibility that was eroded during his dark, troubling rom-com phase.

It seems the streak has no sign of ending, as he’s signed up for another heavy one with Dallas Buyers Club, in which he plays an AIDS patient given a month to live. Understandably, his character goes on a mission to find the then-new drug AZT.

Keep it, Matt. You’re raging against the stupid summer movie machine.

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Swank Joins McConaughey To Bring Their Starpower To…An AIDS Drama http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mcconaughey-swank-bring-their-starpower-to-an-aids-drama/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mcconaughey-swank-bring-their-starpower-to-an-aids-drama/#comments Wed, 11 May 2011 21:24:01 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211625 But will he play the role of a dying AIDS patient as Wooderson from 'Dazed and Confused'?

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Matthew McConaughey will be playing a Texan. Remember this day, as this only happens in like 63% of the movies in which he is cast. He will star in The Dallas Buyers Club, a film that centers around a man who smuggles in AIDS medicine into the US from Mexico to help himself and other AIDS sufferers in Dallas, Texas. In case you were wondering, AIDS medicine is the most depressing thing that this title could refer to. The film has been picked up by Content Film and will finally see a production after languishing without distribution.

Joining McConaughey in his struggle will be Hilary Swank. Though her capacity in the film is not divulged, I wouldn’t put “wife” outside the realm of possibility.

The film is based on the true story of Ron Woodruff, a Texas electrician diagnosed with AIDS in 1986 and given six months to live. Woodruff managed to hang on for another six years by smuggling in unapproved medicine from Mexico, first for himself, then for others, hence the movie’s title.

The film, directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, has caught the eye of numerous actors and directors over the years, but it wasn’t able to find its way to production. Well, wait no longer, audiences! Actually, you’ll need to wait a year longer. Sorry to get your hopes up. (Deadline)

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