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tazber
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Posted: 6/14/12 at 06:29am
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ErikJ972
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Posted: 6/14/12 at 08:28am
I'm probably going to see this for the obvious reasons. But is it just me or does it look really bad. Like Showgirls bad. Hopefully so bad it's good?
tazber
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Posted: 6/14/12 at 08:50am
Oh it's not you. It looks awful. But you know I'll going to see it with a group of friend anyway.

The awfulness (read: camp factor) will be just icing on the cake.
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MotorTink
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Posted: 6/14/12 at 08:58am
There's a plot??? I see Matt Bomer shirtless and everything else blurrrrs..... it's the simple things in life that make me happy.

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Posted: 6/14/12 at 08:59am
I am so ready for this movie to come out!
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Posted: 6/14/12 at 09:01am
You're a bunch of horny bitches!
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Posted: 6/14/12 at 10:06am
It does look really bad. But, I'm kind of intrigued based on that.
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Posted: 6/14/12 at 10:12am
Boobs - takes one to know one

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Posted: 6/14/12 at 10:15am
Tinky, you know I'm seeing this film for the same reasons
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EricMontreal22
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Posted: 6/14/12 at 05:47pm
I have to admit, each preview looks worse to me. It'll be worth checking out on DVD for the eye candy and, I assume, some laugh factor, but... I guess, originally I was under the assumption that it was going to fall into Soderbergh's "gritty movie" spectrum, which, as awful as some misfires like Bubble have been, I infinitely prefer to his "glitzy Hollywood" spectrum of movies which do nothing for me. But it really does look like a cheesy, poorly written, rom-com just with a lot more male flesh. Not that I really could imagien enjoying a depressing, gritty "the truths of male strippers" movie, but...

In several interviews now, with Tatum and Soderbergh, I've been amused that each time Soderbergh stresses that he thinks the movie will be a big hit with straight guys (!) because they all want to subcribe to the fantasy of being a stripper for women, to which Tatum just laughs and has basically said he only sees women and gay guys going to it, at least in the theatre. I think Soderbergh is fooling himself if he really thinks that, especially given the marketing.
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Posted: 6/29/12 at 05:01pm
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Posted: 6/29/12 at 07:08pm
It actually received much better than expected (at least by me) reviews. Entertainment Weekly gave it an A-, 4 out of 4 stars from the NY Post, 4 out of 5 stars from the NY Daily News, and even the NY Times' review was very positive.

"The hip-pumping studs who work at the Xquisite dance club know a thing or two about making the ladies scream in delight. But nobody works the crowd like Magic Mike (a terrific Channing Tatum), the gyrating main attraction in Steven Soderbergh¯s funny, enjoyable romp about male strippers and the American dream. Then again, few directors can sell the goods ¯ whether it¯s Che in Cuba or Mike in a thong ¯ as shrewdly as Mr. Soderbergh. A restive talent who toggles between big-studio and low-budget work, he has a genius for wrapping tricky ideas, like capitalism and its discontents, into commercial packages. Never before has he put them into cheek-baring chaps."
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Posted: 6/30/12 at 03:56pm
I saw it this morning and thought it was ok. The best thing about it, by far, is Channing. He really turned in a likable, believable and charismatic performance. Unfortunately he had to play off the incredibly annoying and unlikable Cody Horn.

I also didn't care for Alex Pettyfer's character, especially in the second half of the film.

Soderbergh took it all fairly seriously. It's far from the campfest of Showgirls; lots of "artsy" camera angles and weird colorwashes. It was like Traffic: Stripper edition. Only during the strip scenes does this turn into the fun summer flick it should have been.

Oh and poor Matt Bomer has all of three lines of dialogue.
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Posted: 6/30/12 at 04:13pm
Most of the critics are probably straight women who want something to look at as well as a plot out of a Lifetime film. MM will prob make money for 2-3 weeks and then bump and grind away for Spiderman and other blockbusters.
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Posted: 6/30/12 at 04:34pm
And if I remember hearing correctly Horn is an example of nepotism in Hollywood at its worst. She's the daughter of some bigwig at Warner Bros.
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Posted: 6/30/12 at 04:35pm
So, fflag, you've decided to branch into misogyny now?
Luscious
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Posted: 6/30/12 at 06:09pm
Saw it this afternoon. Save your money.

And thanks, Whizzer. At first, I thought it was the print that my local theater had gotten a hold of, but I guess it was Soderbergh's choice of color palette and lighting that made the whole movie look like it was filmed through a dirty jockstrap.

Just not much fun. I mean really... who needs a semi-serious, semi-realistic movie about male strippers?
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Posted: 6/30/12 at 07:09pm
Anybody who (unfortunately) saw The Girlfriend Experience knows Soderbergh can go the serious route no matter how taboo the profession.

If Cody Horn (her dad Alan is a major alumnus from my school and I believe he is heading to Disney from WB) is as annoying and bland as Sasha Grey's boyfriend in TGE, that may cause me to skip it.
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Posted: 7/17/12 at 11:21pm
Just saw this. Thought it was awful. No idea where the good reviews or the buzz came from. Bad acting. Bad story. Limited stripping.

It was like a low rent Boogie Nights.

How the hell this would work on Bway is beyond me.
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bwayphreak234
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Posted: 7/18/12 at 12:31am
How the hell this would work on Bway is beyond me.

I was thinking the same thing. How this could work on Broadway is beyond me.
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Posted: 7/18/12 at 12:43am
Maybe it'll be like BRING IT ON and just use the title with an entirely new plot.
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Posted: 7/18/12 at 01:08am
I think if they went for a splashy and fun comedy (like the previews made the movie look like) it could work as a musical. I still liked the movie. A little strange, but still good.
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EricMontreal22
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Posted: 7/18/12 at 05:46pm
Didn't they say for Broadway they would largely drop the story and provie a "fun romp" for ladies' nights out? So essentially it sounds like Chippendales in a Broadway theatre at Broadway prices.
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Posted: 7/18/12 at 05:56pm
Or The Full Monty.
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Bettyboy72
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Posted: 7/18/12 at 08:27pm
Well, they'd have to trash the movie's storyline , because frankly it sucked. I can see them turning out some Mamma Mia type hit parade with a runway for the strippers to dance on. Strippers could fly over the audience, ala "Stripperman: Turn On The Hot"

I could see them having a live band ala Dirty Dancing and men stripping with some cheesy storyline.

I dont think the show would have a long shelf life though. This would fall into the same category as Priscilla to me and that never really caught on.
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Posted: 7/19/12 at 12:06am
I feel like some people are over praising this movie, and others are overlooking it's more interesting qualities. It could have gone hardcore with the guys injecting steroids straight into their dicks, but, if they had to make it more palatable for the masses, I think this was the best way to do it. The scene where Cody watches Tatum strip is excellent. More stylish touches like the blue and red ecstasy trip and Elvis' granddaughter and her piglet were welcome. The juxtaposition of Channing with McConaughey, showing what Tatum could become if he doesn't reevaluate his options, was well done. One problem for me is that while Pettyfer's performance is technically proficient, it lacks charisma. I've heard he's a dick in real life and clashed with Tatum on the set. I think if you can't get along with Channing Tatum, you're probably a dickbag.
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