12:49 PM EDT 11/04/2013
Originally posted 11/01/2013 01:00PM
Dallas Buyers Club, Ender's Game and Last Vegas are all solid bets for weekend fun, say PEOPLE's writers, but Free Birds is one lame duck.
Here's what to see and what to skip this weekend at the movies.
Originally posted 10/16/2013 07:15PM
Matthew McConaughey has bulked up for roles in films like Magic Mike, but when he had to lose weight for a project, he called in the expert – Tom Hanks.
"I actually called Tom and had a great conversation with him about what he learned about losing weight for Philadelphia and Cast Away," McConaughey told PEOPLE at the Dallas Buyers Club junket in Beverly Hills on Saturday. "And I consulted a nutritionist about the best way to do this."
The actor was 185 lbs. when he began losing weight for his role as an HIV-positive man dealing with his diagnosis. McConaughey thought he would stop at 145 lbs.
Originally posted 08/27/2013 02:45PM
It's the role Matthew McConaughey dropped a shocking 47 lbs. to play.
And in the trailer for Dallas Buyers Club, you can see why he took the part so seriously. The film tells the story of Ron Woodroof, a heterosexual Texas electrician diagnosed with HIV in the 1980s, who tracked down and smuggled non-FDA-approved drugs into the U.S. to try to save his life.
Ultimately, Woodroff creates a club to sell the drugs to others with the AIDS virus – mostly gay men, the very people he won't associate with at the start of the film – transforming his initial disbelief over his diagnosis into meaningful action.
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