My Letterboxd account documents what films I am watching, usually films for the first time but occasionally a film I haven’t logged before. Here’s a summary of the films I have watched this month, including a rating and short review for each.
– Magic Mike
– The Amazing Spider-Man
– The Dark Knight Rises
It’s a bit of a superhero themed issue this month!
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In Retrospect is a monthly film publication that I make just for a bit of fun, visit the blog here.
(Published in Issue 12 of my publication In Retrospect)
If you’re in the small minority of the female population that hasn’t been reading E. L. James‘ 50 Shades of Grey this month, then you’ve probably been watching this. Magic Mike, directed by Steven Soderbergh, follows male stripper Magic Mike (Channing Tatum) who teaches a younger performer, teenage drop-out Adam (Alex Pettyfer), how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.
From the director that brought us the Oceans trilogy and thrillers including the fairly recent Contagion and Haywire, Magic Mike is certainly an odd direction for Soderbergh to take. Fortunately, his experience means that there is still something to watch and enjoy when there are no half-naked men stripping.
We have a number of brilliant first trailers this week, including a couple from Jason Segel’s latest comedies, John Hilcoat’s western drama Lawless, the full trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis and also a few more light-hearted films that give a great mix up of what can expect to see in cinemas over the next few months.