We were hopeful after Channing Tatum said the entire Magic Mike cast would return for Magic Mike XXL, but it’s time for a little letdown. Matthew McConaughey is otherwise occupied, and isn’t taking part in the sequel. Not merely for that reason, director Greg Jacobs, a long-time associate of Steven Soderbergh, says this sequel will be quite different, for reasons he only begins to explain. Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?
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