Matthew McConaughey celebrated his American Cinematheque honors as he was meant to: taking swigs of Miller Lite from a special beer bucket at his table. The suds came courtesy of the evening’s host, Jimmy Kimmel, who joined McConaughey’s family members and pals in paying tribute to the 44-year-old actor at the Beverly Hills Hilton on Oct. 21. In addition to performing an excellent rendition of McConaughey’s drawl, she also described the time they and some other friends were on a backwoods vacation.
The official poster for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood (expanding in theaters now) uses the movie’s indelible opening shot of star Ellar Coltrane, who ages from six to 18 before audiences’ eyes. This alternative poster by illustrator Tomer Hanuka and commissioned by IFC Films, features a more abstract concept: drawings of Ellar at different ages, arranged in an elegant composition that’s based on the golden ratio.
The real Bernie Tiede (AP Photo/LM Otero) If this idea were pitched as a script, it might get laughed out of the room. The real-life murderer who was the subject of Richard Linklater's underrated dark comedy "Bernie," which featured Jack Black in Golden Globe-nominated, arguably career-best performance, was released from jail on Tuesday — on the provision that he moves in with the director. As the film depicted, Bernie Tiede, a former funeral director, confessed to shooting his elderly benefactor, 81-year-old Majorie Nugent (shrewdly portrayed by Shirley Maclaine in the 2011 film).