It’s safe to say that Magic Mike won’t be winning any Academy Awards, but who needs that when you can stare at Channing Tatum on the big screen? Tatum stars as Mike, a Tampa-based male stripper yearning for more out of life. That’s about all I got out of the movie’s plot because I was too busy watching Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, and Joe Manganiello take off their shirts (and occasionally pants). Tatum’s dancing skills were also worth the price of admission. Girls, this one makes up for all the superhero movies your boyfriend made you see.
If you’re a fan of TV’s Family Guy, you will find it hard not to like Seth MacFarlane’s new movie Ted. As a kid, John’s (Mark Wahlberg) stuffed toy bear magically comes to life, and the two become best buddies. But Ted (voiced by MacFarlane) isn’t an innocent, Teddy Ruxpin-like creature. He becomes a beer-guzzling, pot-smoking ladies man, whose lifestyle begins to infringe upon John’s relationship with Lori (Mila Kunis). John is faced with an ultimatum: Lori or the bear. Funny and original, the film is filled with raunchy humor, but has its sweet and touching moments as well.