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

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like his head is going to start smoking if he has to talk for too long

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 June 2012 23:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

steven soderbergh's rolodex must be really fucking out there

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 8 June 2012 01:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

"oh sorry, wen jiang, i meant to call sasha grey."

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 8 June 2012 01:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

not apropos to Messrs. Soderbergh or McConaughey but to another post/picture in this thread: that funny Chinese movie title is really "love in the buff"

Stinky Ray Vaughan (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 23:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

You guys hating on Big Mac is just sad

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 June 2012 00:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

you stanning for him is v amusing :)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 14 June 2012 00:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

just keep livin'

(I hardly see any of his films, is the key)

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 June 2012 00:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'm not hating on Wooderson, yo! though i've also never watched any of his chick-flick/beefcake films.

Stinky Ray Vaughan (Eisbaer), Thursday, 14 June 2012 01:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

hey, i love mcconnaughey. and hes actually doing good/interesting work these days too

Hamburger Hitler (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 14 June 2012 01:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

lookin at Sotosyn

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 June 2012 01:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

steven soderbergh's rolodex must be really fucking out there

I want to see a thread/poll for deciding which director probably has the weirdest rolodex.

Cunga, Thursday, 14 June 2012 01:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

David Lynch's is unusually mundane, probably.

Meanwhile, someone like Joe Dante or Richard Donner has one that is actually the most bizarre and hair-raising.

Cunga, Thursday, 14 June 2012 01:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wooderson 4 life

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 14 June 2012 01:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 14 June 2012 01:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

Let's all bow our heads in thanks to the wisdom of Chris Rock

Manganiello, who's well known as the werewolf Alcide Herveaux on the HBO series"True Blood"and recently played a buff object of envy in the movie"What to Expect When You're Expecting,"was a bit more hesitant.

"The clothes come off a lot on 'True Blood' so there was a sense of 'OK, when am I going to have my shirt on again?'" Manganiello, 35, said. The actor said he consulted his "What to Expect" costar Chris Rock on the decision, telling him, "I don't know, because my shirt's off again, and I just think dudes are going to hate my guts if I don't put a shirt on soon. And Chris was like, 'Guys are going to hate your guts anyway. Brad Pitt spent 15 years with his shirt off. He's doing fine.'"

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 24 June 2012 19:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Very much ready to see Tatum grinding to "Pony" a second time.

old people are made of poop (Eric H.), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 03:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

otm

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 04:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

welllll? I fear someone is working on a comparative piece featuring this and Showgirls.

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 14:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

I am going to see this on Saturday -- if it provides even half of the entertainment of Burlesque, I'll be content.

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

Trades are all into it. Hollywood Reporter: "Arguably the raunchiest, funniest and most enjoyably nonjudgmental American movie about selling sex since Boogie Nights,"

Odd Spice (Eazy), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

Any reason this won't be this generation's A NIGHT IN HEAVEN (which, before you say "Soderberg" I'll remind you was also directed by an Oscar winning filmmaker)?

to welcome jer.fairall, pie is served. (jer.fairall), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

yes, the hugely iconic John G Avildsen.

I find the default assumption that this is a junk movie premature. No one would be so ready to dismiss if this was a period piece about a brothel.

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

(much more interesting about ANiH is that it was by the writer of Nashville)

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't necessarily think it will be junk, but good or bad it is bound to be entertaining.

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm thinking of seeing it this weekend.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

DO IT.

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

I must decide b/w watching this and In The Family, inexplicably playing again.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

gotta make sure I have enough singles to get a good show

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

I see a lot of lawbreakers in this thread

frogbs, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

Going to be a lot of Slate think pieces about this and 50 Shades when it opens big.

Odd Spice (Eazy), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh joy

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

this and In The Family covers the spectrum, Sotosyn. Do it!

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

wiki sez the budget of this was only $5 mil? doesnt really seem possible

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

Soderbergh innit

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 16:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

he used a styrofoam camera this time.

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 16:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

saved some $$ on wardrobe too I imagine

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 16:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

most enjoyably nonjudgmental

Gonna go ahead and call bullshit on this one, for both Boogie Nights and Magic Mike. It's no doubt possible to make a non-judgy movie about this trade, but neither BN or MM are that movie.

old people are made of poop (Eric H.), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Made $19.4 million on Friday. The budget was $7 million.

abanana, Saturday, 30 June 2012 22:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

this was decent if ultimately unsatisfying. great fun at the start but (and you're not gonna believe this) it has a lot of probs turning the corner into being abt "serious" things

call all destroyer, Saturday, 30 June 2012 22:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yep, June and July are fine. August is problematic.

old people are made of poop (Eric H.), Saturday, 30 June 2012 22:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

this was decent if ultimately unsatisfying. great fun at the start but (and you're not gonna believe this) it has a lot of probs turning the corner into being abt "serious" things

OTM. It reminded me a bit of Saturday Night Fever but it was waaaay less successful at pulling off the serious material.

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Saturday, 30 June 2012 23:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah i'd say this was decent enough, and it held my interest, but i probably won't remember much beyond some of the better strip routines in a few weeks/months.

some of the semi-improvished stuff between tatum and cody horn was good, but a lot of it was pretty bad. horn doesn't have the most expressive face. there were a lot of reaction shots of her where i was wondering what she was supposed to be thinking/feeling.

but i liked it well enough. i feel like soderbergh's lack of a certain kind of ambition (he seems content to take these sort of underdeveloped genre scripts and shoot them in very stylish and offhandedly convincing ways) is both an advantage and a problem, in that his films lack the sort of reach and strangeness that distinguishes a good film from an excellent one. he always seems to be measuring risk. maybe he's just aware of the limits of his talent.

i was thinking about this b/c i rewatched michael mann's heat the other day. i'd rather spend time listening to soderbergh give interviews than mann, that's for sure. and when the balance between michael mann's skill with narrative/visual style and portentousness is off i really have a difficult time w/ his films--honestly i think heat is the only place where he gets it almost exactly right. but heat is kind of ambitious and nuts and idiosyncratic than anything soderbergh has made in a genre mold, and soderbergh has and never will make anything remotely as good, even if his overall batting average is about as strong as mann's. if that makes any sense.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Sunday, 1 July 2012 06:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

tatum is totally charming though.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Sunday, 1 July 2012 06:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

re: the low budget - probably also helped that there were basically 3 locations (strip club, mikes house, kid's house)

thought this was pretty ok. tatum is unexpectedly charming for a big meathead-lookin dude.

congratulations (n/a), Sunday, 1 July 2012 11:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

Good points, am.

Have you guys seen 21 Jump Street? Tatum is pretty good by this point at playing palookas in a smart way.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 1 July 2012 11:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

Zach Baron from his recent Tatum profile: "These days Soderbergh makes movies to solve problems, not tell stories — he wants to see Gina Carano run. The script is just an excuse." He likes this development.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 1 July 2012 12:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol we actually watched 21 jump street on friday (as well as pieces of dear john and gi joe on tv for the rarely-seen four-channing weekend).

his charm is actually v. straightforward, just plays dumb guys with hearts of gold but is extremely good at it.

cody horn was kind of a problem in this (nepotism alert she got the part without reading for it)--the character is a little underdeveloped but she is definitely not the actress who could make more of it than what it was.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 1 July 2012 14:53 (1 year ago) Permalink


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