It may seem surprising that a movie about male strippers would become one of the best-reviewed films of the year, but such is the case with Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike , starring Channing Tatum and Matthew Mcconaughey. Mick LaSalle in the San Francisco Chronicle compares the movie to the best of Howard Hawks and William Wellman. Like them, he writes, "He's not trying to make a few great movies. He's trying to make a whole lot of good movies, in lots of genres, and to make them better than anybody else." As for Magic Mike, he comments, "If it falls short of greatness, it's not by much - and it could end up growing with the years. At the very least, it is exceptional and one of the best and most original pictures to come along in 2012." Sara Stewart in the New York Post describes it this way "It's like The Full Monty except with guys you actually want to see take it all off, or Boogie Nights minus the angst and the body count." Says Peter Howell in the Toronto Star "Think Exotica more than Boogie Nights -- but Soderbergh peels back layers of emotion that make for a far more satisfying experience." Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times remarks, "I have a feeling that women will enjoy the film more than men." However, he adds, "Soderbergh and cast tell a realistic, vivid story. You get a feeling of realism and research." Of the major newspaper critics, only one, Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times completely trashes it -- except for the choreography. "The elaborately costumed and choreographed dances [the actors] execute would do credit to The Rockettes," he observes. Bottom line "If filmmaker Soderbergh had paid as much attention to relationship dynamics as he does to dance number mechanics, this film would have gotten closer to living up to the magic in its name."
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The porn star who played actor William H. Macy's cheating wife in hit 1997 film Boogie Nights tried to shock him at their first meeting by grooming herself in front of him.
The Cooler star admits he was a little intimidated by Nina Hartley when they first met in her trailer - because she didn't seem to have any boundaries.
He tells Hustler magazine, "When I walked into the trailer on the first day, it was full of people (and) there was Nina shaving her la-la (genitals) with her legs up on the table. I thought, 'Wow. Are we gonna get along?'"
But MACy needn't have worried - he and Hartley became good friends on the set and he still keeps in touch with her.
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Julianne Moore will portray Sarah Palin in new film 'Game Change'.
The Oscar nominated actress will portray the US Republican politician in HBO Films' 'Game Change', which follows the 2008 presidential campaign.
Former Alaskan governor Sarah was picked to run for vice President by John McCain, the Republicans' candidate for president.
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Wahlberg revealed the prosthetic appendage in the famous final scene from Paul Thomas Anderson's porn industry drama.
And the actor was determined to keep it as a lasting reminder of his time on the set.
Wahlberg reveals, “I used to keep it in my desk drawer. And I’d take it out and slap my friends in the face with it. I don’t keep many things from my movies, but that just seemed to have personal significance.”
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Mark Wahlberg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday (29.07.10) and admitted he initially thought someone was playing a ''practical joke'' on him.
Mark Wahlberg has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The 'Boogie Nights' actor - whose wife Rhea Durham and children Ella, seven, Michael, four, 20-month-old Brendan and six-month-old Grace were at the unveiling of his tribute - couldn't believe it when he was first told he would receive the prestigious accolade and admits he is delighted with the honour.
Speaking at the ceremony in Los Angeles yesterday (29.07.10), he said: "I'm so happy my kids are sitting through this.
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Mark Wahlberg's new movie 'The Fighter' is his ''baby'' as it took so long to get it made.
Mark Wahlberg thinks of his new film 'The Fighter' as his "baby".
The 39-year-old hunk - who has appeared in a number of big movies including 'Boogie Nights' and 'The Departed' throughout his career - confesses his favourite film to have worked on was the upcoming David O. Russell sports drama because the story of Micky Ward is "very real"
He said: "This became my baby and, you know, four and a half years of trying to get this movie made.
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Julianne Moore doesn't understand why she is regularly naked in film roles and often thinks it is ''not necessary''.
Julianne Moore never intended to take on so many nude roles.
The actress - whose character in the new erotic thriller 'Chloe' falls in love with the prostitute she commissions to spy on her husband - said she doesn't really understand why she ends up naked in so many movies, but thought it must be because she is always attracted to love stories.
She said: "It's not like I ever intend to! I never do. I think it's happened a lot of times because I'm involved in things that are love stories. There are times when I feel it's absolutely not necessary at all."
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Shooting on Dizzee Rascal's latest video for his song 'Holiday' almost turned into a sex party after a busload of swingers crashed the set in Ibiza.
Dizzee Rascal's latest video almost turned into a sex party after a busload of swingers crashed the set.
The British rapper was filming a raunchy promo with 20 female extras on the party island of Ibiza when the fetish gear-wearing sex tourists decided they wanted to join in.
Unbeknown to the hip-hop star, the villa hired for the video - which is based on porn industry movie 'Boogie Nights' - is usually hired out as a set for X-rated films and erotic parties.
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JOHN C. REILLY still regrets visiting the set of a pornographic movie to research his role as an adult film star in Boogie Nights - because one actor stopped having sex to shake the actor's hand.
Reilly, who played Reed Rothchild in the '90s classic, was appalled the adult entertainer didn't wash bodily fluids off his hand first.
He tells American magazine Maxim, "We walk onto one porn set and this guy is giving this girl the business. The guy's handling his joint, and they're sweaty, with make-up dripping everywhere. It's a gruesome scene.
"Then the guy recognises me, says, 'John C. Reilly! I'm such a huge fan!' and goes to shake my hand. I'm like, 'Oh God,' and he's like, 'Don't worry! I was using the other hand!' But he wasn't."
Boogie Nights hunk Mark is executive producer of the HBO show, which follows a Hollywood actor and his entourage and is loosely based on his Hollywood lifestyle.
Older brother Donnie, who stars in horror sequel Saw II, believes the glossy entourage on the show are too clean-cut compared to real-life Tinseltown hangers-on.
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