Category Archives: Magic Mike

Channing Tatum’s ‘Magic Mike 2′ Inspiration

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Instagram / Channing Tatum

All right, all right, all right! Channing Tatum has FINALLY started work on ‘Magic Mike 2,’ the breathlessly anticipated sequel to the People’s Best Picture of 2012. Chan posted a photo of him hard at work writing the script on his Instagram and Twitter accounts yesterday. He’s clad in a fedora in an office, staring at his muse. And what is that he’s using for inspiration? Yes, that’s a bust of Matthew McConaughey, aka the original’s dear old Dallas!

We couldn’t love it any more — except we totally could! Since sequels need to do everything BIGGER, we think ‘Magic Mike 2′ should show even more skin than the first one. And here’s what we think Channing should be using for inspiration this time around …

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Did Matthew McConaughey Not Please the Academy?

Matthew McConaughey stripping in Magic Mike

Matthew McConaughy in Magic Mike Matthew McConaughy in Magic Mike

What more does Matthew McConaughey have to do to get an Oscar nod?*

As sleazy stripper-impresario Dallas in the great “Magic Mike,” Matthew put the “man” in “perforMANce,” chewing the almighty hell outta the scenery and dropping trou with equal vigor, leading some — including us — to call him a dark horse candidate for a Best Supporting Actor nomination. Alas, it wasn’t to be. All this for nothing! Well, at least WE were pleased. Very.

In related news: Yay, Hugh Jackman! We were praying he would be nominated for his breathtaking turn as Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables,” and at least those prayers were answered. Valjean approves!

* Don’t say lose an alarming amount of weight… just don’t.

Magic Mike Animated Gif Dance Party

“Magic Mike” is finally out on DVD/Blu-ray, so we’re throwing a “Magic Mike” Animated Gif Dance Party — and you’re all invited! Click the pics to roll the gifs!

Joe. Manganiello. Figleaf. Gold Bodypaint.

Joe Manganiello as Big Dick Richie

Sorry. Having trouble using my words after seeing these images!

Just a little something to remind us that “Magic Mike” is available on DVD and Blu-ray on Oct. 23 — Joe Manganiello as Big Dick Richie, covered head to toe (and more) in gold bodypaint!

Via Magic Mike Movie!

Matthew McConaughey for ALL the Awards

Matthew McConaughey as Uncle Sam in Magic Mike

Matthew McConaughey in Magic Mike

Here’s what you hold-outs need to know about “Magic Mike”: The stripping scenes are positively electric, but even the talking parts are tolerable. Go see it!

And, as hot as I am for the other stars of “Magic Mike” — and believe me, I am — and as super-fine as Channing Tatum’s ass is (oh God, and how), Matthew McConaughey simply owns the movie. OWNS it!!!

He takes obvious delight in tapping into his sleazy “Dazed and Confused” side, and you will no doubt delight in his scenery-grinding performance, from its sexy start to its very fleshy finish.

Best Supporting Actor nod, anyone? Hey, I’m not the only one who thinks so!

Bonus — Matthew McConaughey’s Many Shirtless Scenes Supercut:

Via Tabloid Prodigy!

Happy ‘Magic Mike’ Day!

We’ve been fantasizing about “Magic Mike” since we first heard about the project in August 2011, and we’ve been counting the minutes (literally!) since January. It is simply awesome to have the much-heralded — now relegated to history — MAGIC MIKE COUNTDOWN CLOCK finally reach its zero hour.

Happy “Magic Mike” Day, everybody!

Magic Mike Countdown Clock

It’s a national holiday here at Swoonworthy — if you’re looking for us, we’ll be at our local movie theater, squealing, giggling and doing our best to make “Magic Mike” an interactive experience by nonsensically throwing dollar bills at the poor movie screen … and then, we’re doing it all over again. And again.

Say it with us, people: “My body is ready!!!

Meanwhile, has a movie press tour ever been this much fun? The hijinks of Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and Joe Manganiello, in particular, have been a complete joy to behold. Thanks for all the laughs, guys — looking forward to the sequel!

Here’s our favorite moment of the “Magic Mike” press tour: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello and a flash mob on the “Today” show:

At least Ann Curry got a Manganiello body roll before she was booted!

(Top collage via Warner Bros.)