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.
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 CLOCKfinally reach its zero hour.
Happy “Magic Mike” Day, everybody!
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.
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!
Our greatest fantasies have been realized: “Magic Mike” is a critical darling! Who woulda thunk it — besides us, since we called it the “Citizen Kane of Male Stripper Movies” some 10 months ago (EONS before EW … yes, we mad)!
“Magic Mike” debuted yesterday with a rare 100 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Sure, there were only five reviews at the time — including critics from Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, btw — and the rating has dropped some since. But, still: SCORE!