Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Writers: Michael Bacall (screenplay), Oren Uziel (screenplay)
Stars: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube
Undercover agents Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum have graduated to college for their latest assignment, which unfolds a lot like last time (as they’re quick to point out in one of many inside jokes). They also mine lots of comedy from the bromance aspects of their partnership. Tatum is even more hilarious with his thick-headed dumbness. Toss in some enjoyable supporting characters and fun action sequences. It rarely happens, but it seemed like this was better than the original. It’s a genuinely funny movie. NOTE: The final bit after the credits is worth staying for.
GAY ANGLE: No Tatum flesh, but they diss homophobic slurs, while enjoying the gayness of their relationship.
Only Lovers Left Alive
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Writer: Jim Jarmusch (screenplay)
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska
Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston play centuries-old vampires in this arty muse on the genre. Don’t expect any of the horror or bloody tropes, these are accomplished intellectuals who get their blood from antiseptic sources. Guess I should mention that it was written/directed by Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog, Mystery Train, Down by Law) who brings his low-key, off-kilter skills to the film. It’s attractively shot, a somewhat fascinating approach and features Swinton, who’s always wonderful. On the other hand, it moves at a snails pace and spends a lot of time in anemic ruminations. Unique but tedious.
GAY ANGLE: Hiddleston spends plenty of time showing off his lean body.
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.
Magic Mike (Channing Tatum), the werewolf from True Blood (Joe Manganiello), and some other dudes who look great shirtless but less impressive when they open their mouths, are returning the the big screen for the sequel to the original Magic Mike, and an new full length trailer for the flesh-fest has dropped. Check it out [...]
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