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Watch Magic Mike Xxl’s Joe Manganiello Play “Save or Kill”

1 hour ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now in theaters is Magic Mike Xxl. Gregory Jacobs takes over as director this time around, though Steven Soderbergh is still onboard as cinematographer, camera operator, and editor. Written by Reid Carolin, the story takes place three years after the events of Magic Mike, as Channing Tatum’s character has bowed out of the stripper game for good…or so he thinks. The rest of the Kings of Tampa decide to throw in the towel as well, but not before one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach with Mike sharing the spotlight. As the boys embark on a rowdy road trip, they renew old acquaintances and make new friends. As you can see in these fifty images, Jada Pinkett Smith plays a club owner, while Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Elizabeth Banks, and Andie MacDowell fill other supporting roles. The film also stars Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Ralph Macchio Remembers Jerry Weintraub and Making ‘The Karate Kid’ (Guest Column)

5 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

I don’t think anyone forgets the first time they meet Jerry Weintraub. For me, one of my earliest memories of him was on the set of the original “The Karate Kid” in 1983. He was in his office at Bungalow 1 of the Columbia Pictures lot. He had a golf car with a Rolls Royce grille parked out right in front, whereas everybody else had a standard beige golf cart. On that day, Jerry strutted past me and called out loudly to his assistant, “Get me George Bush on the phone.” He was wearing this khaki safari-like jacket, big sunglasses and he always had swagger in his walk.

While I was making the first three “Karate Kid” movies, Jerry was an influential figure in my career. He’d say to me as recently as our last conversation, “I love you like a son.” But he was more like an uncle. After »

- Ralph Macchio

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Rip Producer Jerry Weintraub: He Navigated Hollywood 'His Way'

6 July 2015 2:58 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"Oceans Eleven" producer and one-time United Artists chairman Jerry Weintraub died on Monday at his home in Palm Springs. He was 77. His film credits include “The Karate Kid,” “Nashville” and “National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation.” He won Emmys for 2014 climate change documentary “Years of Living Dangerously” and Steven Soderbergh's HBO Liberace biopic, “Behind The Candelabra.” Weintraub was one of those larger-than-life Hollywood figures who helped to define the image of what a movie producer is. Well into his 70s he was enjoying a resurgence that began with Steven Soderbergh's "Oceans Eleven" series and continued with his bestselling autobiography "When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead" and the entertaining 2011 Doug McGrath HBO doc "His Way." "I'm an event guy,"  Weintraub told me on the phone from his desert hideaway. "Billy Friedkin used to call me 'Presents.' I'm not afraid to roll up my sleeves and »

- Anne Thompson

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Legendary Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies at 77

6 July 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jerry Weintraub, the colorful and controversial producer whose films included “Nashville,” “Diner,” “The Karate Kid” and the trio of “Ocean’s Eleven” films, died Monday of cardiac arrest in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 77. He had been in poor health recently.

When he received Variety‘s Creative Leadership Award in 2013, Weintraub told Variety that he had a yacht and a Rolls-Royce, but was “not a big Hollywood guy.” Some would disagree. He was actually an old-school Hollywood showman, who understood the relationship between production and marketing. He was also a snappy dresser — his shoes were colorful and fun — who knew how to work the room and how to work the press: He was always available to the media and when he had a film in release, he knew how to maximize public awareness.

But the showiness was backed by hard work. His savvy came after decades of performing in many different jobs in the industry. »

- Carmel Dagan

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Legendary Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies at 77

6 July 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jerry Weintraub, the colorful and controversial producer whose films included “Nashville,” “Diner,” “The Karate Kid” and the trio of “Ocean’s Eleven” films, died Monday of cardiac arrest in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 77. He had been in poor health recently.

When he received Variety‘s Creative Leadership Award in 2013, Weintraub told Variety that he had a yacht and a Rolls-Royce, but was “not a big Hollywood guy.” Some would disagree. He was actually an old-school Hollywood showman, who understood the relationship between production and marketing. He was also a snappy dresser — his shoes were colorful and fun — who knew how to work the room and how to work the press: He was always available to the media and when he had a film in release, he knew how to maximize public awareness.

But the showiness was backed by hard work. His savvy came after decades of performing in many different jobs in the industry. »

- Carmel Dagan

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Magic Mike 3: What Are The Chances It Actually Happens?

6 July 2015 2:15 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We have been engaging in a number of interesting conversations regarding sequels, as they apply to the current summer blockbuster season. Certain sequels . like Colin Trevorrow.s Jurassic World -- seem to be earning the right to continue telling their story, earning more than enough at the box office to justify exploring where Bd Wong flew off to near the end of this adventure. Others . and I.m looking in the general direction of Terminator: Genisys -- failed to ignite the North American box office, leaving their potential future in jeopardy. Where, though, does that leave the lithe, limber and lovable male strippers from Gregory Jacobs. Magic Mike Xxl? The sequel to Steven Soderbergh.s surprise indie hit earned far less in its opening frame ($11 million over three days, and $26 million over 5 days) than its immediate predecessor, which banked a healthy $39.1M back in 2012, en route to a $113M domestic »

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Magic Mike is an Xxl hit with women but why did it turn men off?

6 July 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Five reasons why a bare-chested Channing Tatum and company couldn’t save the sequel from a disappointing holiday weekend at the Us box office

Magic Mike Xxl, the sequel to Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 surprise summer smash Magic Mike, has been ruled out as a disappointment at the domestic box-office after grossing $28.7m over its first weekend, compared to the $39.1m opening of the original.

If you’re a male in America, you’re likely to blame, as women made up a whopping 96% of the audience over the holiday weekend, a staggering figure that the Hollywood Reporter said is “unheard of”. It marks a substantial increase from the the first film, which attracted a 73% female audience over its opening weekend.

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- Nigel M Smith

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Why ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Is Summer’s Most Subversive Studio Pleasure

6 July 2015 10:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“My gaze was being so constantly serviced,” observed my fellow critic Catherine Bray, giddy with delight after seeing “Magic Mike XXL,” the amped-up, dressed-down follow-up to Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 male-stripper study. “Is that what it’s like to be a straight man looking at most media? No wonder so many of them are resistant to changing that.”

It may be cheating a bit to begin an opinion piece with someone else’s opinion, but it’s hard to state much more succinctly than that what feels at once so disarming and disorienting about “XXL,” the rare mainstream sequel that not only matches the quality of its accomplished predecessor but emphatically doesn’t match its tone, shape or perspective. Soderbergh’s film, in addition to being a pithy, pointed snapshot of life in a sunken economy, was a witty dissection of the American male psychology in the 21st century, and the »

- Guy Lodge

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Magic Mike Xxl review

5 July 2015 12:55 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Channing Tatum returns to headline Magic Mike Xxl. It's better than you think...

The gradual reveal of Channing Tatum as a box office magnet and sorely underestimated movie star was staggered over the first half of 2012. The Vow and 21 Jump Street were both hits that showed off opposite sides of his range, but his two collaborations with Steven Soderbergh set him on his current path.

Long renowned as an actor's director, Soderbergh cast Tatum in a minor role in Haywire, which is how he came to be attached to Magic Mike, a semi-biographical project based on the actor's experiences as a stripper in Tampa, Florida. The latter was a sleeper hit that assured Tatum's status as an A-lister, but a sequel hardly felt inevitable.

However, in the same week as Terminator Genisys has shown just how low the bar is for sequels, Magic Mike Xxl turns out to be good »

- simonbrew

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Magic Mike Xxl review – eye-catching if largely insubstantial

5 July 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Kings of Tampa get oiled up for one last hurrah, but this sequel lacks the edge of the original

If 2012’s Magic Mike was essentially a drama dressed in a posing pouch, then this sequel is more like a hen party. Having turned his back on the profession, Mike (Channing Tatum) is lured back to the oily throng for a last hurrah at a strippers’ convention in Myrtle Beach. En route, the Kings of Tampa boys (sans the original’s Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer) bicker and bond, stopping off in Jacksonville and Savannah for some scenic bump-and-grind action. With retired director Steven Soderbergh now nominally confined to cinematography, editing and production duties, former first assistant director Gregory Jacobs takes the reins with eye-catching if largely insubstantial results. Tatum’s autobiographical experiences still feed into Reid Carolin’s script, but the edge of the original has been lost, character »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Matt Bomer on Magic Mike Xxl, the White Collar Ending, Shane Black, and More

3 July 2015 9:37 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is Magic Mike Xxl. Gregory Jacobs takes over as director this time around, though Steven Soderbergh is still onboard as cinematographer, camera operator, and editor. Written by Reid Carolin, the story takes place three years after the events of Magic Mike, as Channing Tatum’s character has bowed out of the stripper game for good…or so he thinks. The rest of the Kings of Tampa decide to throw in the towel as well, but not before one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach with Mike sharing the spotlight. As the boys embark on a rowdy road trip, they renew old acquaintances and make new friends. As you can see in these fifty images, Jada Pinkett Smith plays a club owner, while Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Elizabeth Banks, and Andie MacDowell fill other supporting roles. The film also stars Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Box Office: ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ ‘Terminator Genisys’ No Match for ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Jurassic World’

3 July 2015 9:02 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger and a team of male strippers are no match for a plucky pre-teen and the mighty Indominus rex.

Inside Out” and “Jurassic World” are racing ahead of newcomers “Magic Mike XXL” and “Terminator Genisys” in the lead up to the July 4th holiday. The Disney and Pixar animated blockbuster about the emotional life of a young girl racked up $7.7 million on Thursday, bringing its North American haul to $216.1 million, while Universal’s dinosaur thriller added $6.9 million to its $527.2 million domestic haul.

Paramount’s “Terminator Genisys” was close behind, pulling in $6.5 million and bringing its total to $15.4 million. The attempt to reboot the cyborg franchise is facing fierce headwinds. Reviews have been lackluster and with a $155 million price tag, “Terminator Genisys” is relying on foreign crowds to propel it to profitability. To that end, it will roll out in 60% of the overseas market this weekend, a move that could boost its receipts substantially. »

- Brent Lang

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Movie Review – Magic Mike Xxl (2015)

3 July 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Magic Mike Xxl, 2015

Directed by Gregory Jacobs

Starring Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Gabriel Iglesias, Donald Glover, Elizabeth Banks, Jada Pinkett-Smith

 

Synopsis:

Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.

Channing Tatum and the boys are back for a second go around in Magic Mike Xxl. It’s been three years since we last saw Mike (Channing Tatum) who has since left the stripping world and is hard at work running his own custom furniture business. One day he gets a call from one of his old buddies who gets him to meet up with the old crew who are planning on going up to Myrtle Beach for a stripper convention to put on one last spectacular performance. »

- Jake Peffer

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Joe Manganiello on Magic Mike Xxl, a 3D Sequel, Bodyguarding for Tyrese, and More

2 July 2015 2:44 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is Magic Mike Xxl. Gregory Jacobs takes over as director this time around, though Steven Soderbergh is still onboard as cinematographer, camera operator, and editor. Written by Reid Carolin, the story takes place three years after the events of Magic Mike, as Channing Tatum’s character has bowed out of the stripper game for good…or so he thinks. The rest of the Kings of Tampa decide to throw in the towel as well, but not before one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach with Mike sharing the spotlight. As the boys embark on a rowdy road trip, they renew old acquaintances and make new friends. As you can see in these fifty images, Jada Pinkett Smith plays a club owner, while Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Elizabeth Banks, and Andie MacDowell fill other supporting roles. The film also stars Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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"Magic Mike Xxl" is a Giant Tease...

2 July 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

And I love it! The teasing part that is...

But after teasing us, .Magic Mike Xxl. is finally here! But is it as good as the first? Channing Tatum returns, as well as Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, and Gabriel Iglesias. Original director Steven Soderbergh chose not to helm and gave the reins to Gregory Jacobs. See if the sequel is hotter, bigger, and better than the first!

Here.s the official .Magic Mike Xxl. synopsis:

Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, "Magic Mike Xxl" finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, »

- Manny

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Box Office: ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Dances Past ‘Terminator Genisys’

2 July 2015 9:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Terminator Genisys” and “Magic Mike XXL” are on a collision course heading into the July 4th weekend, but neither film is providing the kind of spark to ticket sales that Hollywood had expected to see over the country’s birthday.

For the time being, “Magic Mike Xxl” has a slight edge on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest comeback attempt. The stripper sequel danced its way to a $9.3 million opening on Wednesday, a figure that includes the $2.4 million that “Magic Mike Xxl” generated in Tuesday evening shows. It bowed on 3,355 screens.

For its part, “Terminator Genisys” shot up $8.9 million in its first full day from 3,758 locations, 363 of which are Imax venues. That sum also includes the $2.3 million that the action adventure garnered during Tuesday night screenings. Both pictures could make north of $40 million over their first five days in theaters. That’s less than the $45 million to $50 million gross that “Magic Mike Xxl »

- Brent Lang

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Magic Mike Xxl Review Roundup: Channing Tatum Is "Charming," but Everyone "Gets Ample Opportunity to Shine"

2 July 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The boys are back, but their clothes are still gone! Magic Mike Xxl opened Wednesday, reuniting five strippers from 2012's surprise hit Magic Mike: Ken (Matt Bomer), Big Dick Richie (Joe Manganiello), Tarzan (Kevin Nash), Tito (Adam Rodríguez) and Mike (Channing Tatum). The Warner Bros. film finds four of the Kings of Tampa ready to retire. But before they can hang up their thongs for good, they ask Mike to join them for one last hurrah at a convention. The road trip to Myrtle Beach is full of surprises, ranging from humorous to heartfelt. Cody Horn, Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn and Alex Pettyfer's characters do not reprise their roles from Steven Soderbergh's film. Instead, director Gregory »

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Magic Mike Xxl Delivers Exactly the Dumb, Shirtless Fun You’d Expect

2 July 2015 6:03 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It’s no big news that sequels are made for the most cynical, mercenary reasons, but the actors in Magic Mike Xxl seem to be having a blast selling out, swiveling their tanned, toned torsos in high-camp stripteases while hordes of women shriek, grope, inhale that sweet ambrosial sweat, and shower them with bills. The movie is basically a road comedy: episodic, ramshackle, more of a lark than the 2012 Magic Mike, which was yet another Steven Soderbergh parable of how capitalism transforms sex into a soulless commodity. This sequel — directed by producer Gregory Jacobs and photographed by Soderbergh under his nom de lumière “Peter Andrews” — doesn’t have the same morality-play structure and even seems, at times, like a reversal of its predecessor. The movie (written by Reid Carolin) says that it’s so tough to make it in our present woeful economy that a man might as well shed »

- David Edelstein

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Magic Mike Xxl: Greg Jacobs Talks Cut Scenes, Steven Soderbergh, and More

1 July 2015 9:14 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In Magic Mike Xxl, the sequel to the surprise worldwide hit Magic Mike, it’s been three years since Mike (Channing Tatum) bowed out of the stripper life. But after reuniting with the remaining Kings of Tampa – including Ken (Matt Bomer), Big Dick Richie (Joe Manganiello), Tito (Adam Rodriguez) and Tarzan (Kevin Nash) – who are headed to Myrtle Beach for one last blow-out performance at the annual stripper convention, he convinces them to learn some new moves and go out bigger and better than ever. At the film’s press day, director/producer Greg Jacobs spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why he wanted to be a part of telling this story, having worked with Steven Soderbergh for 24 years, his first cut being about 20 minutes longer, the handful of deleted scenes he’d like to include on the DVD/Blu-ray, the most challenging scene to shoot, and making »

- Christina Radish

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The Honest Magic Mike Trailer Is Just What We Need Today

1 July 2015 4:22 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's been a long, hard 24 hours. First Jen and Ben, and then there was whole Guacamole blasphemy situation. How much more can a person take? Luckily we've got something to pick up the spirits. The guys behind Honest Trailers have finally decided to take on Magic Mike. It's perfect timing, since Magic Mike Xxl hits theaters today and we've all got gyrating Channing Tatum on our mind. The re-edit of course takes a few (or more) digs at the admittedly ridiculous amount of shirtless men and, well, crotches, but it also touches on the fact that the movie was kind of a downer at times. "From Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh," the fake voiceover announces, "Comes a movie that »

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