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Sibling Revivalry: A Return to the Movie Theater for ‘Magic Mike’

Magic Mike
Warner Bros.

I think I’ve made it pretty clear that my sister loathes the in-theater experience. Which is why I was shocked at her reaction after I showed her the ‘Magic Mike’ trailer last month. “I want to see that one opening night!” she squealed. I decided right there that I’d do her one better – I’d take her with me to an advanced screening and we’d write about it. That was the moment, folks, when a very special episode of Sibling Revivalry was born.

I’ll say this much: any future screening that Lindsay attends will have a lot to live up to. She was all giggles and gapes despite having to wait in line for 20 minutes before checking in – the amount of hunky, muscle-bound men (more than a few of them strippers accompanying journalists for perspective pieces) outnumbered women three to one. Though, at one point, she did demand to be served Cosmopolitans. I think she has a much more glamorous perception of my life as a film writer than I’ve earned.

Once we were comfortably seated in the balcony, Lindsay set forth scouting the fresh meat on all sides – having imaginary conversations with beautiful couples (“Love me! Your boyfriend can join!”), fanning herself, and generally acting more ornery than I’ve seen her in years. We couldn’t stop giggling. When projector problems caused the film to begin on the wrong scene – coincidentally, one that flashes Channing Tatum’s bare butt – Lindsay shrieked, “You’re giving it away! Fix it!” As the problem was righted, she mused her concern that the film would never be able to live up to the attractiveness of its audience.

Luckily, Steven Soderbergh’s latest did, in fact, meet – nay, exceed – her expectations. Here’s the conversation we had after screening ‘Magic Mike’ together – let this one live in infamy as the first transcription that almost caused me to suffocate with laughter.

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‘Magic Mike’ Review

Magic Mike
Warner Bros.

My grandmother had something she loved to say. “What's good for the goose is good for the gander.” (Yes, my grandmother was a talking Grant Wood painting.) We live in an age where titillating sexploitation films with half-naked women are dropped into theaters every few weeks so maybe once in a while it should be the menfolk who get naked?

But a funny thing happened on the way to the strip club. 'Magic Mike' - which one could be forgiven for dismissing as a beefcake 'Showgirls' based solely on the ads - is the latest from American cinema's most skilled mercenary, Steven Soderbergh. Oh, it's got abs in your face and then some, but it's also a smart look at blue collar struggles in one of America's less-glamorous outposts.

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Who Should Star in an All Girl Version of ‘Magic Mike?’

Magic Mike Girls
Glamour/Lionsgate/Getty Images/Maxim/NBC

'Magic Mike' is the latest Steven Soderbergh movie about male strippers and the challenges they face while grinding their hips into your girlfriend's face every night. The movie is filled with lots of Hollywood beefcake, and even thou

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Filed Under: Category: Movie News, Original Features

‘Magic Mike: The Musical’ Coming to Broadway?

Magic Mike
Warner Bros.

'Magic Mike' doesn't even hit theaters until Friday but already there's plans to bring Channing Tatum and his harem of male strippers to Broadway with an original musical based on the film.

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‘Magic Mike’ Contest: Win Stripper Swag!

Magic Mike
Warner Bros.

Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, and Joe Manganiello all in the same movie? And they're all shirtless? Even now with 'Magic Mike' set to hit theaters in less than five days, it sounds too good to be true. You've all been waiting extra patiently for the release, but to hold you over for the next few days we've got some awesome ab-tastic prizes for you to take home.

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Filed Under: Category: Contests, Movie News

‘Magic Mike’ Red-Band Trailer is Butt-Centric

Magic Mike
Warner Bros.

If your day is dragging, don't fret -- this brand new 'Magic Mike' red-band trailer is sure to liven up your office space with more booty shots than a gangster rap video. If gangster rap videos showed nothing but men's rear ends, that is.

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The ‘Magic Mike’ Strippers Have a Huge…Gallery of New Pics

Magic Mike

Have you been watching trailers for Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike' and thinking, "I just need more shirtless Channing Tatum"? You're in luck. Warner Bros. has released tons of new images from the film for all your salivating needs and we've edited them down to just the stripping.

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‘Magic Mike’ Clip: It’s Raining Channing Tatum

Magic Mike
Warner Bros.

What better way to start the weekend than by checking out a "performance" in the brand new clip from the Channing Tatum/Matthew McConaughey male stripper movie 'Magic Mike.' Believe us, it's worth your time watching it.

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New ‘Magic Mike’ Trailer Shows Off a Lot Of Skin

Magic Mike
Warner Bros.

It's suffice to say that 'Magic Mike' is easily on some peoples' list as one of their most anticipated movies for the summer. Why? Well, look at the picture above. That should explain enough. But people shouldn't go and see this for the obvious beefcake, and we'll tell you why.

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New Movie Releases – June 2012

New Movie Releases June 2012
Warner Bros./Pixar/Universal Pictures

June is about to get big with much-anticipated movie releases like Pixar's 'Brave,' Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus,' and 'Snow White and the Huntsman.' We break down this month's new theatrical releases so you can get pumped for the 2012 summer movie season.

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