Channing Tatum could have gone either way. After 2009's 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' it felt like Hollywood was trying too hard to make him a star, and movies like 2011's 'The Eagle' could have been his future. But earlier this year he had back-to-back hits with 'The Vow' and '21 Jump Street.' And now he's being offered the lead in the upcoming blockbuster 'White House Down.'
New on DVD, Blu-Ray and On-Demand this week: 'Underworld: Awakening' will wake fans up, while 'the Vow' is all set for snuggie-clad date night viewing. Vampires, amnesia and a cult comedy full of kool-aid colors and poisonous strangeness all come home this week!
But it seems the younger guys aren't the only ones who spend at least part of the movie showing off their naughty bits -- McConaughey also wears his share of revealing outfits.
The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.
Based (partly) on Channing Tatum's real life adventures as a stripper, 'Magic Mike' looks like a harmless, fun, fluffy movie about the modest perils and the fun of getting money for taking your clothes off. That it's directed by Steven Soderbergh is the real jaw dropper, but it speaks to Tatum's winning charisma that the Oscar winner would want to tell his life's story. Check out the trailer.
Mark Ruffalo has been a great actor who's had smaller parts in big movies and big parts in small movies, but it looks like 'The Avengers' is going to change all that. His latest project could be Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' where he would be playing against Steve Carell and 2012's poster-boy Channing Tatum.
It was in 1993, watching Jim Varney, Rob Schneider and Dabney Coleman in 'The Beverly Hillbillies', when movie studios got the message that the black gold of adapting old television shows had dried out. No one ever asked for a '21 Jump Street' movie, not even, so it would seem, the movie itself. But with the stakes this low, '21 Jump Street' has the freedom to be self-aware but also – shockingly – deliver a buddy action flick that's so much fun you'll actually wind up caring.
Let's get this out of the way first. '21 Jump Street' is hilarious. No wait, that needs to be in all caps for emphasis: '21 Jump Street' is HILARIOUS. This is a movie that has no right to be as funny as it is and it knows exactly what you think a '21 Jump Street' movie is going to be like. And what makes 'Jump Street' so good, is that it uses both of those things to its advantage.