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.
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.
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.
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 â€śGuys and Dolls,â€ť 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).
Peopleâ€™s Sexiest Man Alive and â€śMagic Mikeâ€ť star Channing Tatum has received good news over the holidayâ€”he and his wife, actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum. Their (probably) very fit child will make its appearance next year. It will be their first. The couple, who met in 2006 while filming â€śStep Upâ€ť and married three years later, are reportedly devoted to each other. Tatumâ€™s â€śDear Johnâ€ť co-star Amanda Seyfried told an interviewer of Tatum, â€śEverybody wants to have sex with him.
â€śMagic Mikeâ€ť actor and shirt-hater Matthew McConaughey has welcomed his third child with beautiful wife, Camila Alvez. Alvez gave birth December 28th, to speculation that she had had a daughter. However McConaughey took to social media to make the announcement and set the record straight. â€Ž"Camila Alves gave birth to our third child yesterday morning. Our son, Livingston Alves McConaughey was born at 7:43am on 12.28.12. He greeted the world at 9lbs. and 21 inches. Â Bless up and thank you for your well wishes.
â€śMagic Mikeâ€ť star Matt Bomer and his partner, Hollywood publicist Simon Halls, were honored recently with the gay student advocacy group GLSENâ€™s Inspiration Award. "When I was in high school, there was no safe haven, there was no outlet for you to speak your mind, so I did what any self-preserving 14-year-old would doâ€”I signed up for the school play and also the football team to cover my tracks,â€ť Bomer said during his acceptance. "When that happens, when you aren't allowed to speak about who you are, one of the most authentic parts of who you are, which is who you love or who you're attracted to, feels invisibleâ€¦GLSEN gives visibility and authenticity to kids all across the country.
Channing Tatum has been in so many movies this year, I'm starting to think he has a twin brother named Fanning Tatum who takes half his workload. Case in point, here's the fifth movie featuring Channing Tatum to come out this year (it would have been the sixth, had "Gi Joe: Retaliation" not pushed back its release date). The movie is called "10 Years," and it centers on a group of friends who reunite for their 10-year high school reunion. The "Magic Mike" star plays Jake, who takes his girlfriend Jess (played by Tatum's wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum) to the reunion.