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Side Effects: Trailer

16 Nov

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Side Effects is a thriller that follows a New York couple, Emily (Rooney Mara) and her husband Martin (Channing Tatum). Emily’s psychiatrist (Jude Law) prescribes Emily a new drug intended to treat her anxiety disorder. The drug has unexpected side effects.

This will be Soderbergh’s final movie before taking a sabbatical to pursue painting.

I like what I see in the trailer – Channing Tatum is obviously pursuing and getting better roles and Rooney Mara is branching out from being Lisbeth Salander. Judging from the trailer, it looks like there will be some intrigue involving pharmaceutical companies.

Side Effects will be released in early 2013.


Magic Mike 2?

13 Sep

magic mike 12 Channing Tatum Offers Details On Magic Mike 2

If only male strippers could look and dance like this.

Magic Mike, a dramedy about a group of male strippers, was the surprise hit of summer 2012 and it grossed over 154 million dollars – not bad considering the budget was roughly 7 million dollars. Like with any successful movie, the studio and producers have decided to make a sequel. The sequel will follow the group of male strippers as they reunite for a road trip. With Steven Soderbergh taking an indefinite break from film-making, there’s been speculation that Channing Tatum will direct the sequel.

Channing Tatum has been growing on me over the past year. He was funny in 21 Jump Street and surprisingly sympathetic as an aging male stripper in Magic Mike, but I think if he directs the sequel it’ll be a bad career move.

Yes, he’ll be directing his first movie, yet it seems highly unlikely that Magic Mike 2 will be as successful as the original. If he’s going to try directing, Tatum should do something completely original that isn’t going to be compared to its predecessor.

What do you think? Should Channing Tatum take a chance and direct Magic Mike 2?

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