Topic archives: Channing Tatum

White House Down movie review: disaster porn comes to D.C.

White House Down movie review: disaster porn comes to D.C.

September 3, 2013 2

Comedy and drama are regarded as easily distinguishable forms, but movies like White House Down prove defining them is not so simple.

McConnaisance: the critical redemption of Matthew McConaughey

McConnaisance: the critical redemption of Matthew McConaughey

December 10, 2012 3

In 2012 the much-maligned Matthew McConaughey has achieved one of the most impressive career revivals in Hollywood history. How did he do it?

Exhaustion in Escapism. Or, The Day Hollywood Broke Me

Exhaustion in Escapism. Or, The Day Hollywood Broke Me

November 20, 2012 4

Dispirited by a bunch of "historical" Hollywood movies that rampantly fudge the facts, I set out to spend an entire day at the cinema wallowing in 100% escapism. This is the story of how my best laid plans went horribly wrong.

Magic Mike movie review: Soderbergh’s striptease

Magic Mike movie review: Soderbergh’s striptease

July 26, 2012

Director Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike is apparently loosely based on the real-life raunch to riches story of its star, former male stripper and current Hollywood beefcake of the month Channing Tatum. Perhaps his back story as a himbo in the flesh trade goes some way in explaining his strange sounding name, though if you don’t […]

21 Jump Street movie review

21 Jump Street movie review

March 13, 2012 1

It has an odd ring to it, doesn’t it: 21 Jump Street, starring Academy Award nominee Jonah Hill. Hollywood’s latest remake of a barely remembered TV show, this one an 80s police drama featuring then teen idol Johnny Depp, arrives with a splash of Oscars pedigree. And, in terms of surprises, that ain’t the half […]