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‘Magic Mike XXL’ Adds Another New Cast Member



The cast for Magic Mike XXL keeps on getting bigger, stronger and better … And adding to the crew of sexy men stripping down to all but a small g-string, professional dancer, Stephen “tWitch” Boss.

tWitch announced during The Ellen Show on Wednesday that Channing Tatum asked him to be part of the flick. But according to the dancer, who frequents the show regularly as a guest deejay, explained that there is one stipulation that he is a little uneasy about. “I don’t mind wearing less,” he said. “But there’s this other element. I have to get waxed. From neck to toe waxed, I ‘ve never had to do that before. I’m really nervous about that. I didn’t know that’s what I was signing up for.”

And of course, leave it to Ellen to make sure the entire thing gets captured on camera.

Last month, it was announced that Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Strahan, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, Amber Heard and Andie MacDowell were also added to the cast.

Warner Brothers recently released a statement sharing the new description of the film, which read:

Magic Mike XXL finds the remaining Kings of Tampa ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.”

Magic Mike XXL hits theaters on July 1, 2015.


‘It’ Review: How Scary Is It?



As one can imagine, It is scary as sh*t.

The big screen adaptation has all the scares from the classic novel and the TV miniseries, following Pennywise as he haunts the small fictitious town of Derry, Maine, popping out of the sewer, snatching kids left and right.

But what makes this one a little more tolerable, in my opinion, is the focus director Andres Muschietti pays to these seven kids, or “The Losers,” as they call themselves.

This time around, we really get to know who they are, understand their stories and personalities, and they are quite lovable and hilarious, riding around on their bikes during their summer break, chasing down a horrifying monster.

Unlike the TV miniseries, Muschietti (known for horror flicks like Mama) focuses on them as pre-teens, not adults.

In a lot of ways, It will remind you of Rob Reiner’s 1986 Stephen King adaptation of Stand By Me … but who cares. You’re going to be relieved by moments of comic relief in between the haunting imagery.

I’d say it’s 50 percent scare and 50 percent story, and that story has a message about your facing fears. These kids really come of age in this film and find out how tough they really are.

You’ll also be pleased to know it’s only 135 minutes long –  but to do so they had to ditch all that vision quest stuff, the cosmic turtle and that ridiculous child orgy.

In the end, that leaves more screen time for Pennywise (and some of his other shapeshifting characters) to scare the crap out of you with his creepy clown face and razor-sharp teeth.

My verdict is go see It (pun intended).

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