MAGIC MIKE, the male stripper movie starring channing tatum, matthew mcconaughey, dir. Steven Soderbergh

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the movies soderbergh built around the porn star and the MMA fighter weren't trashy either, tbf

some dude, Thursday, 19 April 2012 03:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

we found love in a hopeless bachelorette party

tits or kitfo (get bent), Thursday, 19 April 2012 03:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

What is Elton John doing in that picture?

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Thursday, 19 April 2012 04:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

digital disimpaction

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 April 2012 04:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was just wondering how a thread hadn't been started on this one yet.

Wish there was a more ensemble vibe from the preview. There's a lot of, um, talent in this cast that didn't even show up in any of that footage.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Still, 21 Jump Street made me actually not dread the idea of Channing Tatum being at the center of this.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

TBH, that trailer is a huge buzzkill. Is the whole thing about his relationship with junior stripper's sister?

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

i kind of hope ol' steve spends the rest of his career working his way through every sub-subgenre out there.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's like a 2012 pretty woman innit?

dayo, Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

not that i really want to see any of them, more that it's just pleasant to think of a steven soderbergh campus sex comedy starring former american idols and members of the u.s. curling team in 2015.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ready to give Pettyfer best supporting actor award already.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Don't mind Tatum at all, especially if he treats me like Elton John.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Very much ready to see Tatum grinding to "Pony."

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Very much ready to see Tatum grinding on my pony

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Each of my gay irl friends that I've discussed the movie agreed with me, tho, that Tatum is maybe the least attractive member of this movie's stripper troupe. To gay men, anyway.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

what on earth is a pettyfer -- is it something gay men wear around their waists to protect their virtue?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tatum is maybe the least attractive member of this movie's stripper troupe

nah -- McConaughey is by far.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not c. 1996. Anyway, we disqualified in on account of he's playing the Joel Grey role.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah before, say, 1998 he was ok. Now I don't think he's seen Speed Stick in years.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i can't keep track of the euphemisms and non-euphemisms here

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't really expect the Step Up franchise to go in this direction

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost Just enjoy the ride.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

(The new Step Up is the only other movie I'm as excited to see this summer as this one. Tru story.)

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mentioned before that my sister-in-law had a cameo in Step Up 2 as the TV reporter talking about the dancing, haven't I?

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did she dance about talking, too?

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Holy cow this Pettyfer dude is sure is handsome.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha she did not

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tatum is maybe the least attractive member of this movie's stripper troupe

otm he looks like a doofus

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

which is nagl

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

well, the thing is that he IS A doofus

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah

it's sad that he's a doofus

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mentioned before that my sister-in-law had a cameo in Step Up 2 as the TV reporter talking about the dancing, haven't I?

― an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Thursday, April 19, 2012 9:30 AM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol i remember this scene, she was talking about the fictitious Baltimore subway system!

some dude, Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can't stop looking at pics of that other guy now though. Wow.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Alternate suggested title for Magic Mike:

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

that reminds of me a song in the movie "marci x" with lisa kudrow and damon wayans called "in da butt" ?

also channing tatum is the best

surm, Thursday, 19 April 2012 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

trailer looked great!

i still need to see all this recent soderberghs

goole, Thursday, 19 April 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

surm was marci x good?

goole, Thursday, 19 April 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

buff oily raw

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 7 June 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh hai Matt Bomer

O_O

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 June 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

per catherine deneuve, at a certain age you have to choose between your face and your ass, and i'm not convinced mcconaughey made the correct choice tbh

real men have been preparing manly dishes for centuries (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 7 June 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha, never heard that one before, but I think in this case, McC made the only choice he could.

Björk lied (Eric H.), Thursday, 7 June 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

totally works in the context of this role though

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 June 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Channing Tatum is so not my type but I can get with this.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 June 2012 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Buff, Oily and Raw should be a boy band

spextor vs bextor (contenderizer), Thursday, 7 June 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

i kind of hope ol' steve spends the rest of his career working his way through every sub-subgenre out there.

ridiculously OTM
I don't really want to see any of his new movies (except Haywire) but I appreciate their existence

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 7 June 2012 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

probably the only Channing Tatum movie I have anticipated and wd willingly watch

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 June 2012 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i want to see this but channing tatum still looks like a talking wax statue to me

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Thursday, 7 June 2012 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

well moonrise kingdom was on super 16mm which gives it a bit of grain and anderson definitely gave it a more subdued palette than the previous films, more '70s. but all his films before that make a lot of use of really sharp photography and eye-popping color. darjeeling limited is pretty intense that way, although there are a few sequences that are self-consciously otherwise.

soderbergh has been going for variations on the flashed 70s look for a while but i agree it's when he moved to digital that it started looking dim and ugly. when i saw the informant on the theater i had to ask the manager if the bulb in their projector was dim. a problem is that by default digital cameras don't have as much latitude as 35mm, so if you aren't careful to balance the range of light intensity in a shot, you end up with either some parts of the frame incredibly blown out or parts that are really dim. that eastwood film on hoover tried to use this as a positive by making it a basic part of its almost-monochromatic "prestige" look, but i thought that film was incredibly ugly.

i think you're right that soderbergh likes having direct control over cinematography, and of course he knows that there are ways to get around the sort of problems i mention above, as many digitally-shot films (among them david fincher's) look a fuckton like 35mm. but i think he's become enamored of the "ugly" look he gets. which is why i note above that it's clearly intentional. it just hurts my eyes (literally).

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 15 June 2013 03:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

except for the good german i can't think of a film where soderbergh uses the kind of expressive depth of field that anderson relies on. and anderson still relies a lot on wide-angle lenses (although i think they were less in evidence in moonrise kingdom) which soderbergh def does not. just note all the very long-lens work in magic mike.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 15 June 2013 03:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

to be pretentious i think most of anderson's films starting w/ rushmore est. a kind of internal dialectic b/t the sort of depth of field/wide angle stuff associated w/ welles (and also to a great extent, scorsese and bogdanovich, both big influences on anderson) and (in smaller doses) the longer-lens, hazier, more freewheeling (zooms etc) photography closely associated with other new hollywood stuff anderson loves (think ashby, altman, much of the graduate, etc....)

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 15 June 2013 03:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

i think anderson is probably the smartest director working in terms of knowingly and expressively utilizing past styles. see e.g. the rough handheld work used to cover the max fischer players staging of "serpico" in rushmore. or the weird sloooowww zooms in darjeeling limited.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 15 June 2013 03:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

soderbergh's aesthetic has always seemed less eclectic, and a little too stuck on notions of "realism" as the motivation for different forms of camerawork (or perhpas more charitably, he tends to work within a range of period and contemporary styles that signify "realism"). i think he's a fascinating filmmaker but because he's so whip-smart in interviews he maybe gets more credit than he deserves for the sharpness of his style....

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 15 June 2013 03:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

a problem is that by default digital cameras don't have as much latitude as 35mm, so if you aren't careful to balance the range of light intensity in a shot, you end up with either some parts of the frame incredibly blown out or parts that are really dim. that eastwood film on hoover tried to use this as a positive by making it a basic part of its almost-monochromatic "prestige" look, but i thought that film was incredibly ugly.

j. edgar was shot on film, and used the expensive silver retaining process that WB indulges clint with on all his movies. i agree it was really ugly

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Saturday, 15 June 2013 04:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

really? well then they intentionally went for that blown-out look that comes more naturally to digital. and yeah it really did look like shit, it seems like a not-uncommon look for prestigious historical pictures nowadays though?--although clint went over the top with it.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 15 June 2013 05:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's like he decided to remove all the color from color film, but then also eliminated the full greyscale range, so it just ended up looking a 23rd generation print or something.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 15 June 2013 05:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

hmmmm I don't know anything about this stuff, really

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 June 2013 05:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

i don't either but i am interested in the discussion. also i agree that j.edgar is one of the ugliest films i've ever seen.

Treeship, Saturday, 15 June 2013 05:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

Fight Club seems like the first major Piss Filter movie I can recall, but it worked great there

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 June 2013 05:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

what about o brother where art thou?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 15 June 2013 05:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

could be, I saw that once on video and was just overwhelmed by the cement-truck humor (last film in the God I Hate the Coen Bros cycle)

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 June 2013 05:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

i tend to be a little autistic about style btw, some poor cinematography decisions or imprecise editing can almost ruin a decent film for me.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 15 June 2013 06:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

e.g. the only reason l'argent isn't my favorite bresson film is b/c of two cuts in the 3rd act

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 15 June 2013 06:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

much more basic things come first for me, such as DiCaprio is playing Hoover; OK, not entering theater.

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 June 2013 06:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

i must have missed that part of l'argent

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 15 June 2013 06:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

what about o brother where art thou?

i watched this again last year and was really distracted by all the digital color gradin (?) in it, the look of that film has not aged well imho

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Loved this. Far more subtle and naturalistic than I expected and the final scene is a peach. Reminded me a bit of the end of The Apartment.

Re-Make/Re-Model, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 10:59 (2 months ago) Permalink

I also loved how Mike has non-stop slick patter when he's presenting himself to the world, ie in the club and the meeting with the bank, and borderline incoherent when he's talking about emotions. I couldn't imagine what was in the script at those points because he was just fumbling from one half-sentence to another, and in the scene where he realises Olivia Munn has a fiance he's pretty much dumbstruck. It won me over on both the character and the theme of selling yourself.

Re-Make/Re-Model, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 11:10 (2 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Directed by
Gregory Jacobs

Produced by
Reid Carolin
Gregory Jacobs
Channing Tatum
Nick Wechsler

Written by
Reid Carolin
Channing Tatum

Starring
Channing Tatum
Matt Bomer
Joe Manganiello
Kevin Nash
Adam Rodriguez
Gabriel Iglesias
Andie Macdowell
Amber Heard
Jada Pinkett Smith
Jane McNeill
Max Webster
Elizabeth Banks
Donald Glover
Michael Strahan

Cinematography
Steven Soderbergh

Edited by
Steven Soderbergh

gr8080, Tuesday, 10 February 2015 13:44 (1 month ago) Permalink

cast is lmao

goole, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 16:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

goole this isn't quite fit for the MRA thread but i feel it shld be on your radar

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/11395576/Men-are-now-objectified-more-than-women.html

gr8080, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 16:44 (1 month ago) Permalink

"regular people" essentially took no notice of the arty touches in MM, so they'll show up for this.

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 16:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

Written by
Reid Carolin
Channing Tatum

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 16:53 (1 month ago) Permalink

you can look but you still cannot touch

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 18:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

wait a sec Matthew McConaughey isn't in it? why bother making this then!?!?

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 18:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

Eric H., Wednesday, 11 February 2015 18:54 (1 month ago) Permalink

I can play this part any way you want!

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 19:13 (1 month ago) Permalink

wait a sec Matthew McConaughey isn't in it? why bother making this then!?!?

Because he has an Oscar now, and wants $$$$$$.

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 19:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

*searches cast list for Cody Horn & sighs in relievf*

Hungry4Ass, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 22:33 (1 month ago) Permalink

Pettyfer isn't in this either.

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 22:54 (1 month ago) Permalink

Strange that I hadn't noticed.

Eric H., Wednesday, 11 February 2015 23:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

They could've cast either of these chicks over Cody Horn and they would've been like Maria Falconetti in comparison


Hungry4Ass, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 23:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

lol what a h8r

johnny crunch, Friday, 20 February 2015 14:56 (1 month ago) Permalink


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