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New Magic Mike Xxl Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics

18 hours ago | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Warner Bros. Pictures released their new comedy/drama film, "Magic Mike Xxl," into theaters this past Wednesday, July 1st, and all the top, major movie critics have submitted their reviews. It turns out that it got a pretty mixed bag with an overall score of 60 out of a possible 100 across 40 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Channing Tatum, Amber Heard, Adam Rodriguez, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Gabriel Iglesias, Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover and Michael Strahan. We've supplied blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. A.O. Scott from The New York Times, gave it a great 80 score, stating: "Magic Mike Xxl boldly flouts pop-cultural conventional wisdom. It’s often said that an explanation of a joke can’t be funny, and that the analysis of pornography is never sexy. But here is a coherent and rigorous theory of pleasure that is also an absolute blast. »

- Derek

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

22 hours ago | 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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Here Are All the Movies Opening 4th of July Weekend; What Will You See?

3 July 2015 8:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, July 3. [Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.] Wide Faith of Our Fathers Director: Carey Scott Cast: Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Downes, David A.R. White, Rebecca St. James, with Si Robertson, and Candace Cameron Bure Synopsis: "With the Vietnam War raging in 1969, two young fathers report for duty. A man of great faith and a doubtful cynic. A quarter-century later, their sons, Wayne and John Paul (David A.R. White and Kevin Downes), meet as strangers. Guided by handwritten letters from their fathers from the battlefield, they embark on an unforgettable journey to The Wall-the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Along the way, they discover the devastation of war cannot break the love of a father for his son." Magic Mike Xxl Director: Gregory Jacobs Cast: Channing Tatum, Brandon Cyrus, Elizabeth Banks, Amber Heard, Matt Bomer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Joe Manganiello, »

- Steve Greene

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Interview: Director Gregory Jacobs talks Magic Mike Xxl

3 July 2015 7:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kat Kourbeti sat down with Magic Mike Xxl director Gregory Jacobs and chatted to him about the film, out now in cinemas in the UK and worldwide…

Kat Kourbeti: Congrats on the film, you’ve managed to subvert expectations yet again.

Gregory Jacobs: Thanks!

Kk: The trailer is very misleading, it’s all like “Yeah! It’s all about the dancing!” but there’s actually a lot more to the film than just that. There’s character growth and friendship and discovery. What did you want to do to make it stand out from the first film?

Gj: Well, Chan [Tatum] had this story of the road trip that he’d talked to us about when we were developing the first movie, and I really loved that idea but none of us felt like there was any way to get that into the first film. So after the first one »

- Kat Kourbeti

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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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Amber Heard Opens Up About Her Sexuality: ''I Don't Give a F--k'' What People Think

1 July 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Amber Heard wants her talent, not her sexuality, to define her career. And as one of the few females on the impressive list of stars in Magic Mike Xxl, the 29-year-old shared with The Times (via U.K.'s Independent) why her part in the highly anticipated sequel initially grabbed her attention. "It's a film about men seeking sexual attention," she explained. "My character's function has nothing to do with her sexuality." Heard also told the paper that she doesn't want Hollywood to have any impact on who she chooses to be with. "I don't want to have to deny my sexuality in order to be me. But I don't want to have to be defined by it," Johnny Depp's »

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Exclusive Video Interview: Adam Rodriguez Talks Magic Mike Xxl

1 July 2015 3:59 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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

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Magic Mike Xxl review: “The feel good movie of the summer”

1 July 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Magic Mike Xxl review: Feels like a lighter version of the first movie – dumbed down but pumped up to the max, which might make it the best comedy of the summer so far. Magic Mike Xxl review

It’s a muggy Monday evening in a Leicester Square cinema and I’m sat three rows back in a recently refurbished Empire. Tonight’s screening is running late, unusually by around twenty minutes or so. Thinking something is technically wrong with the screening gear, we fear the worst, but a few moments later Channing Tatum enters the auditorium with a few buddies and a massive entourage, and the packed audience erupts. Just a few feet away from the man himself I find myself, a happily marred man in his late thirties, screaming the handsome one’s name with what seems to be an audience made up of 80 percent women. Welcome to the world of Magic Mike Xxl, »

- Paul Heath

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‘Magic Mike Xxl’ Costars Take A Boat Ride In Amsterdam

1 July 2015 1:05 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

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 […]

The post ‘Magic Mike Xxl’ Costars Take A Boat Ride In Amsterdam appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Magic Mike: Xxl | Review

1 July 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

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

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“Magic Mike Xxl” is one of the most purely entertaining films of the summer

1 July 2015 9:53 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

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

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Official Magic Mike Xxl Trailer Reveals the Goods

1 July 2015 6:13 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The official trailer for Gregory Jacobs' Magic Mike Xxl introduces an all-new version of movie trailers: The Stripteaser. It's a perfect balance of story and stripping, at least as far as its two-minute runtime is concerned; whether that extends to the entire film or not remains to be seen. There are plenty of shirtless shots of cast members engaging in all sorts of solo and one-on-one dance routines, but along the way we also learn that the gang is headed on a road trip to Myrtle Beach for one last all-out performance. Opening today, Magic Mike Xxl stars Channing TatumJoe ManganielloMatt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Elizabeth BanksAmber Heard, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donald Glover, Andie MacDowell, and Michael Strahan. We've got a ton of coverage on the sequel, and all you need to do to read all about it is click here. Check out the official Magic Mike Xxl »

- Dave Trumbore

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Watch the Honest Trailer for Magic Mike

1 July 2015 4:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Magic Mike Xxl opening in cinemas this week, the folks at Screen Junkies to give Channing Tatum and his stripper pals the Honest Trailer treatment as they revisit the original Magic Mike

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

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Magic Mike Xxl review: “The feel good movie of the summer”

1 July 2015 12:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Magic Mike Xxl review: Feels like a lighter version of the first movie – dumbed down but pumped up to the max, which might make it the best comedy of the summer so far. Magic Mike Xxl review

It’s a muggy Monday evening in a Leicester Square cinema and I’m sat three rows back in a recently refurbished Empire. Tonight’s screening is running late, unusually by around twenty minutes or so. Thinking something is technically wrong with the screening gear, we fear the worst, but a few moments later Channing Tatum enters the auditorium with a few buddies and a massive entourage, and the packed audience erupts. Just a few feet away from the man himself I find myself, a happily marred man in his late thirties, screaming the handsome one’s name with what seems to be an audience made up of 80 percent women. Welcome to the world of Magic Mike Xxl, »

- Paul Heath

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Film Review: Nichely Entertaining ‘Magic Mike Xxl’ a Substanceless Soft Porn

30 June 2015 9:10 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

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.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

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 »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Magic Mike Xxl – The Review

30 June 2015 8:56 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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

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Magic Mike Xxl Cast Members Reminisce about Their Favorite Bromance Memories

30 June 2015 5:31 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. 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

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Review: 'Magic Mike Xxl' gives Channing Tatum one of his rowdiest roles yet

30 June 2015 5:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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

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‘Magic Mike Xxl’ will make you laugh until your chiseled abs hurt

30 June 2015 5:11 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Magic Mike Xxl

Written by Reid Carolin

Directed by Gregory Jacobs

USA, 2015

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

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Amber Heard Slays at the London Premiere of Magic Mike Xxl—See Her Breathtaking Pucci Dress From All Angles!

30 June 2015 4:20 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Can we have a moment of silence for anyone else on the Magic Mike Xxl red carpet tonight? (Thank you.) Amber Heard crushed—and we mean crushed—the London premiere for the movie, sporting a crimson Emilio Pucci gown featuring a halter neckline (replete with black ribbon), all-over ruffles and sexy keyhole opening in the back. Seriously, this may be her best look ever: From the messy braided updo to that sultry cat-eye, Amber in this moment is visceral perfection. Icymi: This is her second head-turning appearance from the Magic Mike Xxl press tour—the ruched Monique Lhuillier midi she wore to the film's Los Angeles premiere also gave us ample reason for pause. Though, we have to say, the »

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