In Retrospect – Issue 12

A film guide for July 2012 including reviews for:

– 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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Magic Mike – Film Review

(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. James50 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.

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