Magic Mike

Hot Stuff: The PopMatters Summer 2012 Movie Preview (June) | 1 May 2012 // 5:00 PM

June arrives on full film fire, with a new one from Pixar, a look at a Presidential monster killer, and Ridley Scott's return to a certain extraterrestrial franchise...


Zen and the Art of Male Stripping: 'Magic Mike' | 22 Oct 2012 // 5:15 PM

Channing Tatum is dynamic on stage. Often, his dancing transcends the butt jiggling and crotch thrusting of his peers. Alex Pettyfur is unremarkable both on stage and off. Matt McConaughey strikes the perfect balance between smarmy and charming.

'Magic Mike': A Stripper's Trite Story | 29 Jun 2012 // 12:55 AM

Brooke sees her brother lumber around with a lady riding on his hips, then stays on while Mike walks out and begins gyrating expertly.


'Mike' is Not 'Magic,' Just Middling | 29 Jun 2012 // 2:00 AM

This is destined to be either embraced as "real" and "authentic" or condemned as lacking a certain erotic quality, especially in the man meat department.

//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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