Author Topic: Magic Mike Trailer: Channing Tatum's Male Stripper Movie is Finally Here!  (Read 42415 times)

Offline Mandy21

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I wonder if there's an 11:59 pm showing on Thursday...

(wiping away drool while staring at clock)
Dawn is coming,
Open your eyes...

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Offline milomorris

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I think its pretty damn sad that somebody made a movie that glorifies male prostitution.
  The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

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But it is a lot less expensive to watch a movie than hire one...... :P
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Offline Jeff Wrangler

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But it is a lot less expensive to watch a movie than hire one...... :P

These guys might be worth taking out a second mortgage. ...  ;D  ;)
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(And how pathetic is that, that the US version is so sanitized by comparison?   ::) ::) ::) )



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The Luckiest
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I love how Matthew McConaughey has acquired that layer of subtle self-parody in his old(er) age.

Also, didn't Steven Soderbergh say he was going to quit directing about five movies ago? Thank god he hasn't yet.


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http://www.vulture.com/2012/06/movie-review-magic-mike.html?imw=Y



Movie Review:
Magic Mike  
Is Arty, Energetic, Soft-Core

By David Edelstein
Today at 10:00 AM




Far more prolific than before he announced he was giving up moviemaking, Steven Soderbergh has set Magic Mike,  his latest parable of how capitalism transforms sex into a soulless commodity, in the world of male strippers. It’s surprisingly enjoyable. The morality play is obvious but not crushingly so, while the strip scenes are free of the usual Sex, Lies, and Videotape  mixture of attraction and repulsion. Soderbergh is his own cinematographer (under the name “Peter Andrews”), and maybe because he’s a heterosexual he can shoot these male bodies without fearing his own (supposedly) unhealthy voyeuristic gaze. He lets you bask in the glow of the mens’ musculature; their tanned, toned torsos; the pleasure they take from selling their bodies by choice instead of (as with so many women) economic necessity. He can see them through the eyes of the women in the audience who scream themselves hoarse as they reach for the dancers’ crotches. For once in a Soderbergh film, the artist overpowers the pointy-headed social scientist.

As the title character, a dancer especially beloved by the ladies, Channing Tatum finally holds the camera like a movie star instead of another generic hunk. He once worked as an exotic dancer and still has the moves — along with the faint embarrassment that comes from having outgrown this brand of exhibitionism. Mike also works as an aide to the beady-eyed Tampa strip club owner (and ex-dancer), Dallas (Matthew McConaughey): He wants to make enough to open a business designing furniture, to be a full-time artist instead of a part-time whore.

The script by Reid Carolin soft-peddles the clichés but doesn’t miss a trick. There’s a male ingenue, the down-and-out slacker Adam (Alex Pettyfer), whom Mike brings him into the stripper fold — i.e., leads astray. There’s the light-haired good girl, Adam’s sister, Brooke (Cody Horn), who fears for her brother and watches Mike with quiet disapproval, and the dark bad girl (Olivia Munn), a chill grad student clearly using him for his hot bod. Will Mike redeem himself and win the love of Brooke, or open a bigger club in Miami with Dallas and be damned?

It’s tempting to think that the melodrama would be more convincing with a Brooke who wasn’t so dead-voiced and robotic (Horn is the daughter of the Warner Bros. president and COO, of which you can make what you will), but I don’t think even Jessica Chastain could sell this silliness. No, it’s better to think of Magic Mike  as arty but energetic soft-core porn, with no pickle shots but plenty of juice. You should see it if only for McConaughey, an underrated leading man who finally gets a chance to use his strange timing — not rat-tat-tat but a teasing, self-infatuated drawl — for maximum creepiness. Watch him take the stage on the club’s last night in Tampa, savoring the audience’s desire, conducting their screams like a virtuoso, the whore as master of the universe.


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[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ya9QoZsX848[/youtube]
Published on Jun 26, 2012 by JimmyKimmelLive


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhXDVccoirU&feature=relmfu[/youtube]
Published on Jun 26, 2012 by JimmyKimmelLive



"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
(and you know who I am...)


Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
"Camping Out"