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

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we found love in a hopeless bachelorette party

tits or kitfo (get bent), Thursday, 19 April 2012 03:46 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

digital disimpaction

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 April 2012 04:28 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's like a 2012 pretty woman innit?

dayo, Thursday, 19 April 2012 12:56 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ready to give Pettyfer best supporting actor award already.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:02 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

Very much ready to see Tatum grinding on my pony

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:04 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

xpost Just enjoy the ride.

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:25 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Did she dance about talking, too?

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Holy cow this Pettyfer dude is sure is handsome.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

haha she did not

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:34 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

which is nagl

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

well, the thing is that he IS A doofus

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah

it's sad that he's a doofus

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:35 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Alternate suggested title for Magic Mike:

jungleous butterflies strange birds (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

omg

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:42 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

trailer looked great!

i still need to see all this recent soderberghs

goole, Thursday, 19 April 2012 16:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

surm was marci x good?

goole, Thursday, 19 April 2012 16:44 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh hai Matt Bomer

O_O

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 June 2012 20:31 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

totally works in the context of this role though

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 June 2012 20:41 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Buff, Oily and Raw should be a boy band

spextor vs bextor (contenderizer), Thursday, 7 June 2012 21:31 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

whys he holding magic don juan's goblet

Hungry4Ass, Thursday, 7 June 2012 22:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

color palette is incred & love that everything is shot so wide

i really like that the characterization is v shallow for basically everyone, they all care abt sorta common dumb stuff, small talk abt 'rich dad, poor dad'; plus everything feels just super casual, even when it gets "dramatic", yeah ryan otm re: naturalistic vibe

― johnny crunch, Thursday, June 6, 2013 8:35 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

h4a so far offtm abt cody horn tho

― johnny crunch, Thursday, June 6, 2013 8:43 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

Would've given Cody Horn Best Supporting Actress (knew nothing when watching, didn't google her til later).

― The End**^ (Eazy), Thursday, June 6, 2013 9:38 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Friday, 7 June 2013 06:19 (10 months ago) Permalink

gotta love that piss-drenched color palette... or something

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Friday, 7 June 2013 06:19 (10 months ago) Permalink

i think i see a lotta piss drenchers up in this house

goole, Friday, 7 June 2013 14:48 (10 months ago) Permalink

lol

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Friday, 7 June 2013 16:18 (10 months ago) Permalink

was there dick in this movie?

― the physical impossibility of sb in the mind of someone fping (silby), Sunday, September 16, 2012 10:40 PM (8 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

uncommented-upon penis pumping large in the front of the frame is p funny

johnny crunch, Friday, 7 June 2013 16:28 (10 months ago) Permalink

that was so funny! I had such high hopes for the movie based on that moment

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 7 June 2013 17:17 (10 months ago) Permalink

i finally saw this, and it was better than i thought it would be in spite of the corny tacked-on unnecessary happy ending romance with the sister.
CT played a convincing misunderstood bohunk with rather impressive dancing skills. that's about all i remember.

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Friday, 14 June 2013 14:42 (10 months ago) Permalink

gotta love that piss-drenched color palette... or something

― i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Friday, June 7, 2013 1:19 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

soderbergh has been doing that for a while. i kind of Don't Get It. i mean, I get that he's emulating to some extent the subdued, flashed-out palettes of 70s New Hollywood cinematography, but I don't recall that stuff being so soft, blown-out, and sickly-looking. i mean i suppose soderbergh is getting the results he wants, and he's very thoughtful and consistent about it, but it still looks like shit a lot of the time.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 14 June 2013 14:46 (10 months ago) Permalink

see also the informant, parts of traffic, haywire... side effects looked a bit better/cleaner, as did contagion (some of the time)

basically a lot of his recent films give me eye strain even when i see them in a theater

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 14 June 2013 14:48 (10 months ago) Permalink

pee-vision

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 14 June 2013 16:19 (10 months ago) Permalink

"see the new Soderbergh movie in bold vibrant PEE-D"

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 14 June 2013 16:20 (10 months ago) Permalink

erin brokovich was completely drenched in piss iirc

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Friday, 14 June 2013 19:44 (10 months ago) Permalink

Traffic was this was in the Peeajuana sections.

lols lane (Eazy), Friday, 14 June 2013 19:53 (10 months ago) Permalink

soderbergh has been doing that for a while. i kind of Don't Get It. i mean, I get that he's emulating to some extent the subdued, flashed-out palettes of 70s New Hollywood cinematography, but I don't recall that stuff being so soft, blown-out, and sickly-looking. i mean i suppose soderbergh is getting the results he wants, and he's very thoughtful and consistent about it, but it still looks like shit a lot of the time.

― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, June 14, 2013 10:46 AM (5 hours ago) Bookmark

wes anderson is addicted to the piss filter too and it drives me even crazier with him because his movies would be amazing looking without it. i think soderbergh's movies have looked worse since he switched to digital... DPs have figured out how to shoot good-looking movies on digital now, to the extent that it's pretty difficult to tell when you're watching digital nowadays unless you're looking out for the right things, but soderbergh either hasnt figured that out or just isnt interested in looking like film. he even admits that DPing his own movies means they dont look as good as they could, but i think he likes the level of control it gives him

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Friday, 14 June 2013 20:38 (10 months ago) Permalink

For Soderbergh it worked best in the sand-blasted landscape of Erin Brockovich.

A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 14 June 2013 20:40 (10 months ago) Permalink

piss-blasted i think u mean

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Friday, 14 June 2013 20:44 (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months ago) Permalink

what about o brother where art thou?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 15 June 2013 05:56 (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months ago) Permalink


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