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MAGIC MIKE (2012)
3 out of 5 stars

When I first heard about Magic Mike, I was literally screaming. Where can you find Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey and Joe Manganiello in one movie – all under-dressed? ALL THE ABS!

One of the opening scenes involves Manganiello stitching his golden thong and the guys slapping scented lotion on their legs. EYE OPENER! Plus, Manganiello’s stagename is B.D.R. – something my blog is not ready for yet.

While the “bigger picture” was for Tatum’s character to finally become an entrepreneur, I’m sure most of the audience can only see one picture – hot men stripping! When it first started, it sure felt a little awkward watching it but as more routines came and went, it started to feel almost okay to watch. LOTS of gyrating and grabbing going on. I expected more scenes from Matt Bomer though. And in case you’re wondering why Tito looks so familiar, that’s because he’s played by Adam Rodríguez – Eric on CSI: Miami!

It’s a fun movie and I believe those guys might have done more grooming than I do. I also believe this also serves as an important lesson regarding underwear. I read once somewhere that we should all dump underwear we do not want to be caught dead in simply because life is unpredictable. Pettyfer’s character should know that by now.

BIG BABIES

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING (2012)
– 3 out of 5 stars

Jennifer Lopez in another pregancy-related film after The Back-up Plan. Oops. While that film had Alex O’Loughlin’s gratuitous abs, we are treated to Matthew Morrison and Joe Manganiello over here.

It’s much more hilarious here because those Daddy-Nannies are so weird. Super prams! And it’s so cool that they have a cool and hot friend in Manganiello – OMG I’M TOTALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO WATCHING HIM AND OTHER HOT MEN IN MAGIC MIKE!

The women add in a dash of reality – though some more than others. Just look at Elizabeth Banks and Brooklyn Decker. I’m not sure if anyone dares to walk in six-inch heels whilst pregnant though I guess supermodels belong to a completely different species.

Most relate-able would be the couple played by Anna Kendrick and Chace Crawford. They are so young and cute together! And it’s always good to see Chace Crawford outside of Gossip Girl – his role as Nate Archibald is practically a pretty vase in the series these days. He should stick to playing characters without trust funds, like in here, where he actually does more than just smile and make out with cougars.