Magic Mike was a movie about strippers trying to make ends meet in the midst of the Great Recession, the difficulty of modern romance, and the dangers of drug use. Magic Mike XXL is a movie about strippers stripping. And not a whole lot else.
Remember how Elizabeth Banks had such a great time during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, accepting one of those golden popcorn trophies from the 'Magic Mike' hunks? Now she's getting even more love from Channing Tatum and his crew with a role in 'Magic Mike 2,' which officially revealed the full cast roster and plot details.
Well alright, alright, alriiiiii -- wait a minute. Although it was previously confirmed by 'Magic Mike XXL' director Greg Jacobs that the entire cast would be returning for the upcoming sequel, it seems that's not quite the case: Matthew McConaughey, who played veteran strip club ringleader Dallas in the first film, will not be making an appearance after all. Commence the booing.
For those wondering just how good Steven Soderbergh's new period drama series 'The Knick' actually is, how's this for confirmation? Cinemax has just renewed the director's original series for a second season, two months before the first season is set to premiere on August 8.
We haven't made very much of Cinemax's forthcoming medical period drama, 'The Knick,' which is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Clive Owen, though the first trailer certainly inspires at least a bit of confidence and some stellar production value. See for yourself with a first look at Owen carving up the streets of old New York as 'The Knick.'
In 1998, Steven Soderbergh released the crime comedy 'Out of Sight,' based on the Elmore Leonard novel of the same name. Starring George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, and one heck of an ensemble cast, the film followed a bank robber as he's chased down by a U.S. Marshal and the two unwittingly fall for each other. While the film wasn't a huge success at the box office, it was a hit with critics and cinephiles alike, and has become a beloved classic. 16 years later, we revisit the cast and see what they're up to now.
Though August 11 remains a ways off, we're gripping for the end as AMC's 'Breaking Bad' prepares to unleash the final eight episodes of the series later this summer. And while fans of the series have had a mixed reaction to the idea of continuing the franchise, why does director Steven Soderbergh want 'Breaking Bad' to end up in movie theaters?
While HBO's 'Behind the Candelabra' continues to earn rave reviews before its premiere, Steven Soderbergh has made yet another amendment to his alleged retirement, set to direct and produce a new 1900s series for Cinemax titled 'The Knick,' starring 'Sin City's Clive Owen. Get the first details of the hot new project inside!
We haven't received an update on 'Magic Mike 2' in quite some time. The last significant piece of 'Magic Mike 2' news came in September, when the rumor broke that Channing Tatum might actually make his directorial debut on the project, said to be a road trip movie. Today, however, we learn that 'Magic Mike 2' is very much alive and dancing; jump after the break to find out where the film stands.
HBO may not have had the same fanfare that AMC did this weekend with the premiere of 'Mad Men' season 6, but we got at least one major reason to watch the pay-cable network apart from a new 'Game of Thrones' episode. The latest full trailer for Steven Soderbergh's Liberace biopic 'Behind the Candelabra' has hit, chronicling the famed relationship between the glamorous pianist (Michael Douglas) and his younger lover Scott Thorson (Matt Damon), but how does HBO's latest buzz-worthy film stand up?