Monday, July 2, 2012

Magic Mike: Not Just Your Average Chick Flick

Well hot damn!  It's Sunday night after midnight, and Matt and I just got back from Magic Mike (I didn't even have to twist his arm).  Not only do I have a newfound love for Channing Tatum, but I'm seriously impressed with the way the movie was done.  Ladies: if your boyfriends/husbands/whatevers are refusing to go, thinking it's mere ladyporn . . . reassure them that Magic Mike is far more than just cheap, hot, girly entertainment . . . it's hilarious & clever & it will crack their asses up.


Admittedly, Matthew McConaughey's body is as perfect as they come.  And I still maintain that he has the second sexiest voice in all of Hollywood, second only to Tim Riggins.  But his character in Magic Mike?  Not sexy at all.  Smarmy, overly-tanned, greased-up, sleazy, and freakin' riotous.  

Our frozen yogurt + bookstore + Magic Mike date night was a perfect cap to the weekend.  Matt and I are both frequent victims of the Sunday blues.  But let me proclaim: Magic Mike is the perfect antidote.  

I spent way too much of Friday night stuck in outrageous bridge traffic (don't get me started on the time I've spent on SF bridges over the past 9 years), but made up for it on Saturday by going to a bbq in the city with some of my closest teacher pals (and Matt).  It's been so pretty here in the bay lately that I'm a little bit terrified by all the screenshots I've been seeing of Georgia weather (I'm going home to visit in August).  106 WHAT?!  I'm going to need an ice bath waiting for me upon my arrival.

23 comments:

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I am recently obsessed with Channing. And by recently I mean as of last week lol. I NEED to see this. Because I didn't get to go this weekend I rented 21 Jump Street and watched twice. No shame lol.

A BBQ in SF sounds like perfection. And you're going to have so much fun visiting home!

Thanks for linking up with us!

meghan said...

Oh it's never supposed to be 106 in SF. Of all you people having heat waves, Florida is staying so mild. We haven't even hit 100!!! Can you believe it? I'm thanking my lucky stars right now. You're the second person I've read a review from that has said Matthew McConaughey's character was obnoxious. I think I'll end up going to see the movie in a week or two, but I don't have the urgent desire to see it that seems to be overtaking the blog and pinterest world. Have a great week!!

kimberly rae said...

ugh! cannot believe i haven't seen magic mike yet! soo not okay!!

sounds like a really fun, relaxing weekend (NOT including bridge traffic! ewww)

hope today is treating you well!

H. Gillham said...

Magic Mike?

Uh. Just no.

Looks skeevy -- but I agree with you about Matthew and Tim's voices -- the best.

That card us funny.

Glad you liked the movie --

and the Georgia heat is horrible.

:-)

Lacey in the City said...

I am going to see it on Thursday with my sister! Can't wait. And oh my word...TIM RIGGINS.

Dee Stephens said...

I don't think there is any way under the sun to talk Brad into seeing Magic Mike.
No ways..

Tiffany said...

Um.....I love that you have deemed MM's voice second to Tim Riggins. Amen, sister. Sigh.

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

Sami said...

I'm surprised you really liked Magic Mike! I thought the story line was kinda blah and didn't really get wrapped up in the end. Plus that girl was kind of a terrible actress haha. Of course everyone has their own opinion and I give that guy props to going to see it with you :) Thanks for linking up!

Ashley said...

i cannot wait to see this movie!! oh.em.gee tim riggins? dear lord that man is ohsoyummy! i'll take him any day lol

Lindsey said...

Yes, FML! It's been 106 here the past few weeks. Miz!!! Matthew McC was so sleazy and omg, the penis pump!! Hilarious. People were complaining about the story line. Um, hello! It's Magic Mike. I'm not there for a riveting story, but I am there for hot ass Channing, Joe and Matt! Although, I liked the story as well. P.S. you shouldn't be lusting over other men. You have a man!

Deals, Steals and Heels said...

omg woman...i have lived in the glorious peach state MY WHOLE LIFE, and this weekend was too damn hot for me. it's straight cray.

riotous you say?? perhaps i can talk the hubs into it...perhaps.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

i havent' really heard anything about the movie yet BESIDES the fact that it's ladyporn. So the fact that it's laugh out loud funny makes me want to go see it even more!!! that's great.

Sunday blues are the story of my life!

Brianna said...

Ah I can't wait to see it!!!
And YES! sexiest voice = Tim Riggins. I knew I liked you girl ;)

Megan said...

I think I must be completely out of the loop as I havent even heard of this movie eeck. Maybe it hasnt been advertised in Australia yet. I am so jealous, I want Summer weather it was -6 here this morning :-(

Christina said...

Matthew was sooo creepy! People are getting mad at me for saying that. I also couldn't stand Cody Horn.

drollgirl said...

i cannot STAND Matthew McConaughey. i think he is ALWAYS smarmy, overly-tanned, greased-up, and sleazy.

then again, i watched dazed and confused for the zillionth time this weekend (i think it is hilarious), and mm has the best part with the best lines. he plays a sleazeball really well. :)

drollgirl said...

p.s. my boyfriend thinks channing tatum looks like he has down syndrome. so now that is all i think when i look at him. d'oh.

Marz said...

I LOVE that Matt went with you!!! All my girlfriends couldn't go opening week and I was starting to freak out I wasn't going to be able to see it opening weekend when I had waited since AUGUST for the movie to come out all for Matt Bomer! Luckily my boss' wife came to my rescue and went with me on Friday night! ;) Otherwise Philip was going to have no choice and have to come with me! Of course he loves Olivia Munn so he would have loved that first scene of her! haha I LOOOOOOOOOVE Matt Bomer. LOVE him. We had SO much fun at the movies! The whole theatre acted like we were actually there at the strip bar the way we were screaming and carrying on LOL ;) You described Matthew McConaughey perfectly. I have never been a big fan of his (except in "A Time to Kill" - that's a great movie!) and this movie was no exception. Girl it's been triple digits in Texas so I know exactly what your family back home is feeling! Get ready for the heat!!! xo

Micaela said...

I so wish i could have gone and seen this with you guys! :) my husband got lucky (unlike your perfect boyfriend material, i would have had to twist his arm!) and i got to watch it with two girls i work with. It was so much fun!

Channing Tatum-- delicious and fun with that bod. (Though, i told my husband he missed out on my girl crush being topless)

sounds like the perfect way to combat the Sunday blues :)

ps. i am going to write about my own personal magic mike story tomorrow! ha (he wasn't as hot and his name was Romeo lol!)

Aleyta said...

I'm probably the only woman who doesn't want to see that movie lol!!!

Kristen said...

I want to see this movie sooooooooo very badly.

As far as sexy voices... Kiefer Sutherland has always done it for me. Big time.

melifaif said...

FUN. Come to Texas and see it with me....I just can't go it alone. lol.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I seriously thought it was a great movie. Love Channing!