Magic Mike is a film that is equal parts comedy and drama. It is directed by Steven Soderbergh and based loosely on the true life of its star, Channing Tatum. Prior to becoming an actor Channing Tatum worked as a male stripper and he is one of the producers of this film. The film shows the real life challenges of men working in the male entertainment industry while showing the viewer a classic coming of age story.
Magic Mike centers on the world of male stripping. The movie follows nineteen year old Adam, played by Alex Pettyfer, who is lost in the world after losing his college scholarship. Adam gets a job at a construction site where he soon meets Mike. Mike, played by Channing Tatum, becomes somewhat of an older brother figure to Adam. Mike shows him his other life, making a lot of money working nights as a male stripper with the stage name Magic Mike. Mike takes Adam under his wings and introduces him to the crazy world of male stripping, bringing him with him to the club where he works.
Adam proves to be a natural at stripping so Mike encourages him to become a professional male stripper. Adam soon learns how to make a lot of money, while partying and playing with a lot of women. Adam begins to get caught up in the stripping lifestyle, experimenting a lot with drugs and women. While Adam is expanding his world, Mike is trying to leave the stripping industry. He is trying to open his own furniture making business but is having difficulty because his credit is so bad. Much of the drama in the film takes place at the Xquisite Strip Club.
There is a lot of drug dealing in the business and many shady happening. Dallas, the boss of the Strip Club, eagerly wants to expand his business and potentially move the club down to Miami. The guys do their best trying to make money while staying on Dallas' good side.
Magic Mike was filmed on a low budget of $7 million dollars but it made a lot of money at the box office. The film attempts to show the real-life atmosphere of working in a male strip club but adding in the drama and excitement of the illegal underworld. Magic Mike is rated R and it runs for 111 minutes. It contains risqué scenes, drug use, and swearing.
Are you ready for some air humping? The very first "Magic Mike XXL" teaser trailer is out, and it's already promising more of what made the first "Magic Mike" movie such a hit. Namely, shirtless dudes, slick dance moves, and Joe Manganiello making references to his penis. The trailer opens with Mike (Channing Tatum) working on some metal in his shop, likely constructing some furniture for his new business. But despite achieving his furniture designing dreams, it seems like Mike misses the action at the strip club.
So, if we told you that you could win a chance to see Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer or Joe Manganiello strip live and in person, how would you feel? Seriously, try to stay calm. The "Magic Mike" sequel "Magic Mike XXL" is having a contest with quite a prize: The winner will get to be an extra in the movie, which means he or she will get to sit in the audience and watch the cast members put on their outrageous sans-clothing dance numbers. "Want to get up close and personal with the men of Magic Mike?" read a post announcing the contest on Channing Tatum's official Facebook page.
Joe Manganiello isn't going to let the "Magic Mike" sequel sneak up on him! The "True Blood" star has always needed to stay in shape for his often-shirtless role as Alcide, but he isn't getting soft now that the HBO show is done. In fact, quite the opposite! From the look of things, Manganiello is kicking his fitness into high gear in order to get ready for the reprisal of his role as Big Dick Richie in "Magic Mike XXL." Manganiello's personal trainer, Ron Matthews, posted a photo of Manganiello curling some pretty heavy weight on Twitter.
If you're a fan of Channing Tatum's face, you might want to avert your eyes for the last few seconds of this trailer. The newest teaser trailer for "Foxcatcher" is out, and it proves that Steve Carell and Channing Tatum are ready to take on some serious, dramatic roles. This thing is intense. The movie, which is based on a true story, centers on Mark Schultz (Tatum), an Olympic wrestler whose relationship with with his sponsor John du Pont (Carell) would lead to serious consequences.
Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt singing and dancing together? Is this a match made in Heaven? 20th Century Fox has closed movie rights on “Guys and Dolls,” which has been floating around for years now waiting for the perfect team for Jo Loesser (the widow of songwriter Frank Loesser) to trust enough to sign over the rights. The studio hopes to pair up interested Tatum and Gordon-Levitt as the modernized version of Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson (Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando immortalized the roles in the 1955 film version).