Magic Mike turns the tables on the usual movies with women as sex objects, and does it in a way that has to strike a balance between raunchy and charming. If you buy the balance, Magic Mike finds "the sweet spot."
One thing this past year confirmed was that these handsome, movie-idol personalities can really act. Too often Pitt and Clooney have been constrained by their leading man status to playing cool protagonists who save the day and get the girl. And they appear to be playing themselves.
There is a lot going on in "Haywire," Steven Soderberg's new espionage movie about double-crossed government contractors. There's so much going on, in fact, that we decided an obsessive chat with Hollywood.com's Matt Patches was necessary. (Spoiler alert, obviously.)
Steven Soderbergh's new film, Haywire smashes into theaters near you in in a few weeks, and while Soderbergh is usually a can't-miss director, the fact that this film was scheduled for January is an eyebrow raiser.