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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
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, »
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 »
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
Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle “Terminator Genisys” and Channing Tatum starrer “Magic Mike Xxl” are set to go toe-to-toe this weekend, with both new movies expected to hit at least $40 million at the five-day holiday weekend box office, according to early forecasts on Wednesday.
First estimates showed both films finishing their opening days Wednesday in the $9.5 million to $10 million range. The Wednesday estimates included Tuesday-night preview showings, with “Magic Mike Xxl” taking in $2.4 million, edging out “Terminator Genisys” with $2.3 million at 2,527 locations.
The top end of five-day forecasts for Paramount-Skydance’s “Terminator Genisys” has been $55 million at 3,600 locations, while Warner Bros.’ “Magic Mike Xxl” is predicted to finish in the mid-to-high 40s at 3,355 sites, with one tracker suggesting “Mike” would finish under $40 million.
- Dave McNary
Opening in theaters on Friday is the new stripper sequel Magic Mike Xxl, which is the follow up to 2012’s Magic Mike. The film once again stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash and Gabriel Iglesias, as well as new cast members Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Elizabeth Banks and Andie MacDowell.
Set three years after the events of the last movie, Mike (Tatum) has now left the stripping game for more legitimate work. However, longing for his old life and his friends, Mike and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.
A few weeks ago at the Los Angeles press day for Magic Mike Xxl, we sat down with Adam Rodriguez for an exclusive interview. During our discussion he spoke about the new film, the success of the original, reprising his role, reuniting with the returning cast, »
- Jami Philbrick
When I walked into the original Magic Mike, I expected it to be one big gimmick. However, in addition to the multitude of perfectly sculpted abs and mesmerizing dance routines, it was also a surprisingly grounded, smart, sincere and all-around well-crafted film. Magic Mike Xxl, on the other hand, is what I thought we were getting the first time around. It’s one big guilty pleasure that doesn’t even attempt to be anything more. Since the events of the first film, Mike (Channing Tatum) opted out of performing as a male entertainer and left the Kings of Tampa behind. Three years later, the rest of the group has a case of the stripper business blues, so they decide to participate in a stripper convention to get a little boost. Mike agrees to come out of retirement for the occasion and hits the road with Ken (Matt Bomer), Big Dick »
- Perri Nemiroff
Magic Mike Xxl costars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Amber Heard and Jada Pinkett Smith all headed out on a boat ride along one of Amsterdam’s canals Wednesday afternoon. Magic Mike Cast Boat Ride After touching down in Amsterdam on their global press tour, the Magic Mike cast climbed into […]
- Chelsea Regan
Live Hard, Sell Hard: Jacobs’ Fluffer Sequel Has One Track Mind
Considering the interest and financial success of 2012’s Magic Mike, it’s no surprise to see its shimmery abdominal muscles make a robust return with a bigger, broader, and unapologetically upbeat sequel, Magic Mike: Xxl. With original director Steven Soderbergh still undergoing his self-imposed retirement from ‘film’ directing (he returns as cinematographer here), assistant director Gregory Jacobs takes the reins. Previously helming two indie features himself, Jacobs takes on a glorious calling card here, seemingly with the intentions of simply giving core audiences (heterosexual women, gay men) what they want, a fun ride uncompromised by finicky doses of reality or seriousness.
It’s been three years since Mike (Channing Tatum) bowed out of his vainglorious life as a respected stripper, now struggling to maintain a failing relationship as he builds his own furniture company. Out of the blue »
- Nicholas Bell
There are few franchises with less likely of a crossover appeal than Magic Mike. The first one shocked many by engaging both critics and audiences alike, myself included. Today, the sequel Magic Mike Xxl opens, and go figure, it’s a great film as well. Magic Mike took the idea of a story about male strippers and filtered it through the distinctive lens of filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, opting to make it as much or more about money and economic hardship/the quest for prosperity than about the dancing. Magic Mike Xxl is almost the exact counterpoint to that, going for a party feel and celebrating the dancing/lifestyle in the process. It shouldn’t work, but Channing Tatum and company really make it soar. Though very loose on plot, this one does pick up three years after Magic Mike ended. The title character Mike is now out of the game, »
- Joey Magidson
Channing Tatum—once known as Chan Crawford—says his stripper days are numbered. As the world well knows, long before he became an actor, "I started dancing at Joy, a nightclub in Tampa," the Magic Mike Xxl star recalls in Vanity Fair's August issue. "The group was called Male Encounter." In the sequel, which also stars Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez, "They've been acting like they've been on spring break for 15 years. Now the ride's over," Tatum, 35, says. "Everybody's sobering up, having to figure out what they're going to do with the rest of their lives." "I think this one is probably more what people wanted in the »
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, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.
Magic Mike Xxl opens in the States today and the UK on Friday, »
- Gary Collinson
Chicago – You know those amateur porns with no-name actors that use cheesy dialogue in between the sex scenes those viewers simply want? You never expect a real story or actually developed characters because it’s a collection of sex scenes. It’s not a real, you know, movie.
“Magic Mike Xxl” is a soft porn with professional, “A”-list actors, but the film’s script takes the same substanceless qualities of its amateur porn brethren. Unlike soft porns, the sequel’s cinematography is Hollywood caliber and its actors know how to act, but its script is just as insulting. And the film’s purpose for being is the same: just to show you their dancing naughty bits with cheap words in between.
Though I’m not the demographic for “Magic Mike Xxl,” I can recognize the value of pure shut-your-brain-off entertainment. Sometimes that comes in the form of a »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
If it’s Summertime at the cinema, then it’s sequel time once again! Hey, it was just a couple of days ago when that foul-mouthed toy returned in Ted 2. A few weeks ago another entry in the scare series arrived with Insidious 3. And this all really began on the first of May when those mighty Marvel movie heroes reunited to take down Ultron, while another team, the singin’ Bellas, headed back to the multiplex a couple of weeks later in Pitch Perfect 2. And now movie fans are treated to another epic return gathering of several big screen icons. But this titanic team appeals to a slightly more mature demographic, hence the truly earned “R” rating. Unlike Tony Stark’s crew, these bigger-than-life beef cakes aren’t using their talents against lethal robots. The power of pleasure provides the energy, and propels the plot, in Magic Mike Xxl. »
- Jim Batts
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. During a conference at the film’s press day, returning co-stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Adam Rodriguez and Kevin Nash were joined by Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Andie MacDowell to talk about their most special memories from the shoot, why it was so important for them to showcase such a deep bromance between these characters, why this »
- Christina Radish
Here's how I know "Magic Mike Xxl" is a good film. There's an entire subplot about how unhappy Big Dick Richie is about his inability to find a woman who is physically built right to accommodate his outrageous size. A "glass slipper," as it were. And we are supposed to actually empathize with this horrifying problem of being preposterously hot and so well-endowed that it becomes a problem. And it works. Like pretty much everything else "Magic Mike Xxl" does, that subplot works because of how it's written, how it's played, and how it's shot, and on all fronts, "Magic Mike Xxl" is exemplary. There is a subtle quality to the film that works in its favor, especially when the material itself picks up a kind of supercharge in certain sequences. It is rowdy at heart, but smart about it, and it is one more reminder that Channing Tatum is »
- Drew McWeeny
Written by Reid Carolin
Directed by Gregory Jacobs
Only slightly less emasculating than holding your girlfriend’s purse at the mall, Magic Mike Xxl is yet another reminder that women are just as superficial as men when it comes to physical preferences. Sobering realizations aside, this is a thoroughly entertaining trifle that doesn’t have a malicious bone in its perfectly-sculpted body. Director Gregory Jacobs serves up a hilarious slice of All-American beefcake that puts a smile on your face and a wiggle in your hips.
Somewhere between softcore pornography and romance novels lies the magical land of Mike. Magic Mike (Channing Tatum) was the leader of Florida’s best non-stripping strip team, The Kings of Tampa (isn’t the entire purpose of stripping to get a peek at the family jewels?). Mike went legit, though, bowing out of the “male entertainer” game to open his own furniture business, »
- J.R. Kinnard
When we visited the set of Magic Mike Xxl, Channing Tatum made several lofty promises for this Summer's sequel, but costar Joe Manganiello (returning as "Big Dick Richie") is almost seeking to outdo him. With more definitive answers for the kind of movie this is (definitely a comedy) and how racy it's going to be (it's going to be "out there," he pledged), Manganiello has us even more excited for the movie. And not just that, in our interview with him and several other reporters on the Savannah, Ga, location, Manganiello spilled about fiancée Sofia Vergara, who was visiting him on set that day. Yes, he said the things you'd expect him to say, along with a little Tmi that might make you blush. Ready for Manganiello's antics? What are we going to learning about your character that we didn't learn in the last film? Joe Manganiello: This movie is an ensemble, »
Channing Tatum and his squad are back and just as shirtless as ever in Magic Mike Xxl. Can’t wait until July 1 to check out those dance moves (and ripped abs)? We’ve got Seven clips from the movie to share with you right now!
The hotly-anticipated sequel picks up three years after Mike (Tatum) and boys – Big Dick Richie (Joe Manganiello), Ken (Matt Bomer), Paul (Reid Carolin), Tarzan (Kevin Nash), Tito (Adam Rodriguez), and Tobias (Gabriel Iglesias) – wowed the crowds with their smooth moves. The now-retired Mike is wooed back into the stripping game for one last blow-out performance as the buff crew hits the road to take their show to Myrtle Beach. That’s right, it’s a road trip movie.
It’s going to be one steamy flick full of even more exotic dancers who will shun their shirts and more. The sequel has picked up more »
- Rachel West
Opening this week 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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