We honestly had no idea this was even a thing but we are glad to saw this! We loved Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike and steven-episode reality series FINDING MAGIC MIKE gives aspiring male dancers a chance to compete for a $100k prize and a chance to join the famed troupe.
Firstly, we love that in addition to amazing dancing, captured beautifully like a slick, gorgeous Music Video by Gareth Paul Cox, the Series really focuses on the storylines of our Contestants and their own personal growth journeys. Some have no experience as performers and just want to improve the chemistry of their relationships with their partners, some are failed Olympians, some are looking for a breakthrough into the Entertainment industry. There is a bit of diversity and inclusion in the storylines and we like the direction the Series goes. There is even a fire-throwing, bisexual Mormon competing and if that isn’t covering the spectrum, I don’t know what is!
The Series brings aboard some awesome Panelists like Nicole Scherzinger, Whitney Cummings, Robin Thede, Nikki Glaser and more. Serving as Mentor is Adam Rodriguez, who actually starred in the Magic Mike films, speaking to his own experience on the movies, knowing first-hand what to look for in these aspiring dancers. Choreographer Alison Faulk also serves as a Mentor and comes with a fun positivity that is infectious, as does Choreographer Luke Broadlick.
Some of these challenges the dancers are given are impossible including Aerial Dancing, a Shower Dance but these contestants are in it to win it and despite a spirit of competition, we see a bond of brotherhood among them. Be warned, FINDING MAGIC MIKE is tears, vomit, injury and a dash of egos. Where the final two land in terms of their progress is astonishing. We could not stop watching and quickly-zipped through these episodes and you won’t be disappointed, trust me!
In its third week out, INSIDE OUT climbs its way to the summit for Disney/Pixar earning $30 million over July 4th weekend from 4,158 theatres. For consecutive weeks since its release, it has played Bridesmaid to a certain Dinosaur-themed Blockbuster. In its domestic run thus far, it has grossed $246 million.
JURASSIC WORLD after three weeks on-top slips to second spot for Universal Pictures, earning $28.9 million. In four weeks alone it has surpassed $556 million in earnings.
TERMINATOR: GENISYS opens in third spot for Paramount Pictures with $27.3 million from 3,758 theatres. Since Wednesday when it opened, the Franchise’s fifth installment has earned $42.8 million. Critics weren’t impressed giving it a 27% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences were more forgiving with a B+ CinemaScore.
MAGIC MIKE XXL opens in fourth spot with $15.2 million from 3,355 theatres for Warner Bros., after opening on Wednesday. Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore, while Critics were on-board with a 63% rating on the Tomatometer.
TED 2 slips to fifth spot with $11.2 million in its second week out for Universal Pictures, just surpassing the $50 million mark.
ME & EARL & THE DYING GIRL continues to get strong word of mouth earning $1.3 million from 870 theatres for Fox Searchlight – good enough for ninth.
DOPE also continues to get lots of buzz through word of mouth also, rounding-out the Top Ten with $1 million from 863 theatres for Sony Pictures.
We absolutely loved MAGIC MIKE, hence we are even more pumped about MAGIC MIKE XXL for all the obvious reasons! Although Gregory Jacobs takes over direction from Steven Soderbergh here, this looks to be every bit as sultry and entertaining as the first. This new Poster for perhaps one of the most anticipated Sequels in quite some time, cleverly places the words “COMING” right in Channing Tatum‘s nether-regions. Calm down, now Ladies…
Three years after Mike retired from stripping, he bumps into his former Kings of Tampa friends, who appear burned out from performing.
Ken (Matt Bomer), Big Dick Richie (Joe Manganiello) and Tito (Adam Rodriguez) collectively decide to throw in the towel and leave Myrtle Beach with a bang. While on the road to their final shows in Jacksonville and Savannah, the crew reunites with old friends, pick up a few new girls and a few new dance moves along the way.
Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell and Elizabeth Banks join the Cast.
See the Poster:
See the brand new Trailer. We’re getting major Flashdance vibes from the beginning of it!
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release MAGIC MIKE XXL on Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1, 2015!(Photo credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Canada)
A year ago, a few eyebrows might’ve been raised with the talk of there being a Steven Soderbergh Male Stripper Film in development. Magic Mike as that Film now is known, will soon be revealed – pardon the pun – amidst the 2012 Summer rush of Blockbusters. I mean, we’ve all heard of 1995’s delicious and unintentionally-laughable Showgirls, but much still is left to be accomplished in Films of the ever-tricky Stripping genre. Stars Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello (pronounced with a hard “g”) both arrived in Toronto today for the Canadian leg of Magic Mike‘s Press Tour.
The Dramedy brings together Tatum and Soderbergh a second time, after having seen the release earlier this year of Mixed Martial Arts-inspired Action Flick Haywire. This time around, the Action we see is of a whole different variety – the variety which surely you might have seen in that Clip on the Internet of Tatum gyrating onstage back in his pre-Actor days as a Stripper. You know you clicked “refresh” on that. Don’t lie.
Magic Mike follows a Man in his 30s (Tatum) who is at a turning point in his life after making quick cash – and stacks of it – as a Stripper. Although he is successful at what he does, we soon begin to see the repercussions of this choice on his love life and ability to achieve his own dreams as an Entrepreneur. Along the way, we get to know a mix of Characters in his all-male Dance Revue. We meet the Mastermind behind it all Dallas (Matthew McConaughey), Ken (Matt Bomer), Big Dick Richie (Mangniello) and Newcomer The Kid (Alex Pettyfer). Matters become complicated when Mike falls for Paige (Cody Horn – Daughter of Warner Bros. President Alan F. Horn), who happens to be The Kid‘s grounded Older Sister.
On Horn‘s Character, Paige, Tatum reveals that her early beginnings in the Film actually are based on his own real-life Sister of the same name. “She’s a beautiful, strong-willed Woman”, he tells us. “I didn’t have to get my Boys when I got into a fight in the neighbourhood. I’d be like ‘Yo! Let me go get my Sister!’, drawing laughs from the intimate group of Journalists – some unable to contain their excitement for him. “Huge Fan here”, one admits to him.