Dallas Buyers Club
We're willing to bet money on it: Matthew McConaughey's Dallas Buyers Club performance will make him an Oscar winner. His crazy transformation – he lost more the 30 pounds for the role - and unbelievable acting guarantee it.
Based on a true story, the movie sees McConaughey playing Ron Woodroof, an unapologetic cowboy who finds out he only has a month left to live after being diagnosed with HIV. But instead of giving up on life, he starts importing medicine from Mexico, which isn’t approved in the US, to not only treat himself but also fellow patients during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s.
This is one truly awe-inspiring film.
Starring four serious powerhouse actors - Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline - Last Vegas is a ROFL comedy based in, you guessed it, Las Vegas.
The idea is simple... and hilarious: Four best friends in their late sixties decide to have a bachelor party in Las Vegas for Michael Douglas who is the last one in the group to tie the knot. Absolute silliness and awesomeness ensue.
Based on the novel of the same name, this sci-fi flick stars up-and-comer Asa Butterfield as Andrew 'Ender' Wiggin, a gifted child who is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for an alien invasion. Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford add star power to the cast.
The full story goes as follows: "After easily mastering the increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect among his peers, Ender is soon ordained by Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) as the military's next great hope... he is trained by Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) to lead the military into a war that will determine the future of Earth and the human race." Sound epic or what?