Posted on Monday, June 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
The first Magic Mike was billed as an over-the-top stripper comedy, but underneath those gold lamé thongs it turned out to be something far more surprising: a sober examination of the American dream. We watched Mike Lane try to pull himself up by the bootstraps, only to find himself judged, used, discarded, and creatively constrained.
The sequel Magic Mike XXL, in contrast, is all gold lamé thongs — or rather, it would be if the boys hadn’t decided gold lamé thongs were passé. The former kings of Tampa have ditched all depth and ambivalence in pursuit of drunken good times. And it works, albeit in a completely different way from the first Magic Mike. The result is the perfect summer movie: dumb, sweet, eager to please, and hard not to like. Read More »
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Channing Tatum speaks his mind, and we love it. When asked about Jupiter Ascending during a recent Reddit AMA, he professed to be just as baffled as the rest of us were by that movie. And today, talking to Howard Stern, he was very clear about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, saying “I fucking hate that movie.”
Stern also asked Tatum about the report that he’s developing his own Ghostbusters movie with the Russo Brothers. The actor talked about the project, a little bit, but mostly just gave off the impression that things are still very much up in the air at Sony.
Update: During junket interviews for Magic Mike XXL, Tatum’s creative partner Reid Carolin talked about Ghostbusters, saying “we’re not doing that any more.” Further details are below.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
Magic Mike XXL isn’t exactly what you’d call family-friendly entertainment, what with its gleaming lineup of gyrating male strippers and endless stream of Michael Scott-level innuendos. But last night, Jimmy Fallon figured out a pretty genius way to get kids in on the fun: Let them write their own Magic Mike movie, and make Channing Tatum act them out.
Watch the Channing Tatum Jimmy Fallon Magic Mike XXL Kid Theater segment after the jump.
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When will we see the new Gambit, played by Channing Tatum? Some time ago X-Men director Bryan Singer suggested he might show up in the 2016 film X-Men Apocalypse, which Singer is shooting now. But plans change, and based on new statements from Tatum it sounds like Marvel’s energetic Cajun will next appear on screen in his own film, forgoing a cameo in Apocalypse. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
More dino movie tidbits, plus writhing men and angry robots. After the jump:
- Kauai thanks Steven Spielberg for the Jurassic movies
- A lot of Jurassic World‘s money came from 3D
- Frank Marshall expects a call about Jurassic World 2
- Shawn Hatosy signs up for Fear the Walking Dead
- See a new poster for Alvin and the Chipmunks 4
- Paranormal Activity branches out with a VR game
- UK bookies think Damian Lewis could be the new Bond
- Arnold Schwarzenegger is the new voice of Waze
- Take in a new clip from Terminator: Genisys
- Channing Tatum gets his Magic Mike on at LA Pride
- Jimmy Kimmel asks Chris Pratt about Indiana Jones
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Posted on Monday, June 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Gambit found a leading man in Channing Tatum quite some time ago, and now it finally has a director as well. Rise of the Planet of the Apes helmer Rupert Wyatt will take the reins for the X-Men spinoff, which is due out next year. Read all about the Gambit Rupert Wyatt news after the jump. Read More »
Channing Tatum just seems like an awesome dude. I’ve interviewed him a few times, on the sets of 22 Jump Street and White House Down, and he genuinely is the person you’d expect him to be. Funny, kind, passionate, and totally humble about just how famous he’s become. A great example of this is a new viral video he’s part of by Omaze. That’s the company who creates amazing experiences for fans why buy a chance for a small charitable donation. They’re worked with Star Wars and others and their latest one will give fans a chance to attend the premiere of Magic Mike XXL with Tatum.
So how to promote it? Well, Tatum was made up as an old man at an early screening of Magic Mike XXL, interviewed the fans in disguise, then surprised them by revealing himself. The Magic Mike XXL contest video is below and it’s a whole lot of fun. Read More »
Channing Tatum is going to create a new portrayal of the mutant Gambit for a film centering on the character, with a chance that we’ll see the guy in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse when that film opens in May 2016. We figure this version will pretty much wipe out the one played by Taylor Kitsch in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, just as Ryan Reynolds’ new version of Deadpool blows away his first turn at the merc in Origins.
Whether or not Gambit pops up in Apocalypse, we now know that the solo film will be some version of a Gambit origin story, as revealed by Channing Tatum. Read More »
After all the excitement surrounding Andy & Lana Wachowski getting another chance at crafting original sci-fi, it was such a disappointment to see what Jupiter Ascending turned out to be. It’s one of those beautiful, mind-blowing disasters like Super Mario Bros. or Battlefield Earth. And while it’s full of stunning imagery and wild characters, none of it makes any damn sense. In fact, the movie is so ridiculous, that the folks at Honest Trailers were begged to skewer this sci-fi debacle, and they don’t pull any punches.
Watch the Jupiter Ascending Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »