Matthew McConaughey in the ‘Interstellar’ trailer: nerdgasm or kind of meh?


Here are some photos of Matthew McConaughey in New Orleans over the weekend. Matthew was up on a balcony in the French Quarter with his friend Drew Brees – they were doing a stunt for Drew’s Dream Foundation, where they threw out footballs to people below, and attached to the footballs were clues about the next step for the “Amazing Race”-style challenge. Brad Pitt was across the street at his home, seemingly a coincidence and he came out on his balcony to chat with Matthew and Drew. Apparently, he threw some beers over.

Matthew is sort of like Lupita Nyong’o – he hasn’t been in a rush to sign on to a bunch of films after his Best Actor Oscar win. But unlike Lupita, I think this is probably Matthew’s choice – I’m sure he’s getting tons of scripts, and he’s just in a place where he can be very choosy right now. He’s probably going to film the Magic Mike sequel (I honestly thought Matthew was one of the best parts of that film), and later this year, Matthew will be seen (as the lead) in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. The trailer was just released a few days ago – here you go:

It feels… familiar. First of all, that looks like the same farm as M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs, right? And then you’ve got some Contact, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and maybe a dash of Deep Impact or something. I’m disappointed that we don’t get to see more of Anne Hathaway. It was my understanding that her part was more significant than this. As for the whole “running out of food” plot line… I mean, I do think that it’s probably more realistic than other apocalyptic scenarios. But that just makes me sad, I’m not sure it makes me want to see the movie.

Oh, and that redhead burning the crops? Jessica Chastain. The cast also includes: Michael Caine, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck, Ellen Burstyn, David Oyelowo and John Lithgow. Interesting. So, did this trailer give you a nerd boner? I’m kind of limp – I was expecting something else, I guess.



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. allons-y alonso says:

    Let the time of the “McConnaissance” commence

  2. Mia4S says:

    Nerdgasm. I love that it doesn’t give anything away! That cast, that director; I’m going. I’ve also heard it’s a tearjerker though and probably Nolan’s most emotional movie…with awesome space scenes. What’s not to love? :-)

  3. chloe says:

    There’s a great video of the beer toss, Brad has a good arm. New Orleans looks like the place to be this past weekend.

  4. lucy2 says:

    Great cast + Nolan = I’m there. I’ve really enjoyed all of his other films, I doubt I will be disappointed in this one.

  5. QQ says:

    Look at Matthew McConawhatever not shitting the bed with Romantic comedies with Kate Hudson anymore… Im with it for that alone! (And true Detective…which has given him and Woody Harrelson an almost never ending supply of fangirl in my book)

  6. Kali says:

    Reports are that Jessica Chastain is playing the adult version of Mackenzie Foy (McConaughey’s daughter) so there’s going to be some fudging around with time etc. etc. Can’t wait to see this. A trailer where they don’t give away everything right from the get go!!

  7. Gia says:

    Off topic – but I would like to welcome back the muscle bound, beach-bum, slow cool of Mr. McConaughey. He was really fighting the hotness for a while there.

  8. Intro Outro says:

    I’m with Kaiser on the familiar thing. So far I’m not tempted to go and watch it. It indeed looks like a rehash of well-beaten apocalyptic scenarios, only this time it’ll probably be indeed more realistic. That starry sphere made me think of that more “scientific” concept of time-travelling which involves light speed and dark matter and something to do with space and time geometry. Damn, I need to refresh my science fiction database lol.

    • Crank says:

      I’ve heard it’s about the exploration of wormholes or something, which I’m guessing will have some time-shifting in it. In Vheis Nolan I trust. If he could make an amazing movie about the often-tried subject of Dreams, then he is definitely the best guy to tackle time travel.

  9. Sarah says:

    Don’t normally find Matthew attractive but he looks hot here. Must be the scruffy beard.

  10. Tiffany says:

    I am a Nolan fan girl and apologist, so yes I will be seeing this.

  11. Isabelle says:

    This is the top movie I’m excited for this year. Nerdgasm.

  12. Bell says:

    Total nerdgasm.
    What about traversable wormholes doesn’t wet my appetite?
    Cosmos with Neil Degrasse Tyson was merely the appetisers, Ladies!
    I can’t wait to go down on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar…
    This movie will hit the spot.

  13. Camille (The Original) says:

    Meh. It didn’t get my juices flowing.