THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (2013)


Once upon a time, I though Matthew McConaughey was a lightweight actor that contractually had to take his shirt off in every movie. I thought Ghosts of Girlfriends Past was one of the worst movies ever. Then I saw The Lincoln Lawyer and I thought he actually was good in it. Then I saw Magic Mike and thought wow he's found the perfect role. And then he was solid in Killer Joe - and Mud. Holy crap, this guy actually has some acting chops! Well tonight I saw 2013's Dallas Buyers Club and it's his best performance yet! As an ornery, homophobic Texas hustler who turns up with AIDS in 1985, and fights the medical establishment, government,and anyone else who gets in his way to find a cure, he is spectacular. Jared Leto is also letter perfect as his (eventual) transgender friend Rayon. About a zillion miles away from dreck like Failure to Launch and The Wedding Planner. See it.