It's a Stripper Road Trip in 'Magic Mike XXL'

It's a Stripper Road Trip in 'Magic Mike XXL'

By Chris Barsanti

Channing Tatum and his crew of (ahem) “male entertainers” are still looking for a place to belong in this big-hearted, fast-paced sequel. 1 Jul 2015 // 7:49 AM

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11 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

concert came from new songs; a long time indeed....

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I Love Lucy: The Complete Fourth Season (2004)

I Love Lucy was one of the few sitcoms that knew how to manage its guest stars, either in wonderful character bits or as themselves.

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Blade: Trinity: Unrated Version (2004)

All this stuff only emphasizes that the film is a mighty endeavor and the kids trained long and hard.

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	Subtitle: Young Dangerous Heart

A man with a hole in his heart uses his brain to carve out his own hip-hop niche, and rocks hard.

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10 May 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Oneida: The Wedding

Another left turn from Brooklyn's most creative and unpredictable band, The Wedding brings Oneida's trademarked, heavy psych-rock repetition into a new arena: folk songs with string sections. Jaws will drop.

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	Abdullah Ibrahim: A Celebration / Re:Brahim: Abdullah Ibrahim Remixed

The South African composer and pianist is properly celebrated in two collections that give him the retrospective treatment and remix treatment that his captivating music deserves. Spectacular.

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10 May 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Feist: Let It Die

Eleven sensual spirituals meant for those lounge-dwelling existentialist souls.

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10 May 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Epic Soundtracks: Good Things

Wistful bedroom recordings from a forgotten talent. This decade's Gene Clark?"

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	Alison Brown: Stolen Moments

This experiment in fusing bluegrass with jazz is the exception -- it really works. When even the dreaded heavy-hitter guest vocalists don't wreck things, you know you're onto something special. Alison Brown, banjo at the ready, is coming to get you.

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10 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

It's hard enough to be a has-been in your own country, let alone one where you were never very big. Thank God, Miles Hunt won't settle for that mantle.

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