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    Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike' Dangles Its Male Strippers With Skill, But To What End? Answer: Several.

    A masterful craftsman even when directing fluff, Steven Soderbergh remains one of the more fascinating American filmmakers working today. "Magic Mike," has much in common with previous Soderbergh efforts in that it glides along at a terrifically entertaining pace.

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    Steven Soderbergh & The Cast Of 'Magic Mike' Talk "Disturbing" Dance Sequences, Objectifying Men, Trusting The Thong & More

    At the recent Los Angeles press day for “Magic Mike,” which tells the story of a successful stripper who takes a newcomer under his wing, there were a lot of questions about thongs – certainly more than are usually asked at a press conference. But with director Steven Soderbergh at the helm of the f...

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    Early Review Roundup: 'Magic Mike' Has Bare Bods, Backstage Fluffing and Right Amount of Heart

    Early reviews are coming in for Steven Soderbergh's male stripper confection "Magic Mike," last night's closing gala at LA Film Fest. The ever adventurous Soderbergh seems to be in good form...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: Entertaining Romp 'Magic Mike' Will Put Its Spell On You... And Shake It Like Nobody's Business

    There’s just something about Channing Tatum. Clearly, he’s got that magic touch (why else would Paramount be reshooting “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” to add more Chan?), a certain je ne sais quoi that would inspire veteran auteur Stephen Soderbergh to bring his early life story as a Florida stripper to th...

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    Butts, Thongs & A Really Big Penis: 2 Red Band TV Spots For 'Magic Mike'

    While the summer season in 2012 features a lot of men dressing up in tights, the dudes in Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike" flip the script by taking off their clothes instead. But they're not going out to fight crime. Instead, they're melting hearts and making some fast money a...

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    Matthew McConaughey Drops Out Of 'The Butler,' Gears Up For 'Dallas Buyers Club'

    A couple of weeks ago, the newly creatively revitalized Matthew McConaughey hit the Cannes Film Festival with two movies to promote -- Jeff Nichols' "Mud" and Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy." While reviews on the former generally leaned toward the positive, the latter was som...

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    Watch: It's Raining Men For Channing Tatum In 'Magic Mike' Clip Plus New Poster For The Film

    Can a movie about male stripping become the sleeper hit of the summer? Warner Bros. is certainly hoping so, and with Channing Tatum already 2/2 with "The Vow" and "21 Jump Street," the odds are looking very good that "Magic Mike" -- which also boasts Matthew McConaughey...

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    CANNES 2012: Jeff Nichols' MUD

    Some film critics have described Jeff Nichols’s "Mud" as the perfect way to end Cannes 2012, a fun and accessible slice of cinematic Americana. But considering the film’s hammy sentimentality and bogus emotional connections, I can’t think of a more disappointing send off.

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    Cannes Review: 'Mud' Starring Matthew McConaughey Is An Underwhelming Anti-Fairy Tale

    "Mud," American writer/director Jeff Nichols' underwhelming follow-up to the masterfully visceral "Take Shelter," is a shallow and contrived coming of age story. While both 'Shelter' and "Shotgun Stories," Nichols' promising debut feature, explore their respective characters' motives and emotions, "...

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    CANNES 2012: Lee Daniels' THE PAPERBOY

    The best that can be said of Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" is that it’s sometimes intentionally awful. More often than not, however, it’s just awful.

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