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MAGIC MIKE XXL (2015) – My rating: 8/10

MagicMikeXXLThere’s only one word to describe Magic Mike XXL, raunchy!  If you’re looking to see anything like the last Magic Mike, forget it.  This sequel has a new look and feel.  They’ve stepped it up by 10 times the fun and excitement of old.  Word of mouth is something else because I kept seeing large groups of ladies, especially the 50+ range flocking to see Magic Mike XXL.  The shy laughter and red faces were infectious.  I had no intentions of going to see it because I expected more of the same since I had seen the first Magic Mike.  I was surprised and my curiosity was well satisfied once I saw what the “brouhaha” was all about.  We all know about the outstanding bodies of Channing Tatum who plays Mike, Joe Mangoniello who plays Big Dick Richie, Matt Bomer who plays Ken and the rest of the group Adam Rodriguez who plays Tito, Juan Piedrahita who plays Salvador and Kevin Nash who plays Tazan.  Dancer, Stephen “tWitch” Boss joins the cast as Malik to make matters even better.  In this sequel, Mike returns to the team after failing at love and struggling with his furniture business.  Their journey to the stripper convention in Myrtle Beach makes for quite a story.  Jada Pinkett Smith plays Rome, a DJ and entrepreneur who is well known and old friends with Mike.  Andie MacDowell plays Nancy Davidson, a rich mother looking for love who helps out the team and develops a relationship with Big Dick Richie.  Over all, Magic Mike XXL is a ladies movie that is entertaining and not for the prudish.  I think it’s worth seeing.

HANGOVER Part III — My rating: 6/10

Hangover33rd time, not a charm.  Zach Galifianakis had more deeply seeded problems than was ever revealed in the 1st and 2nd Hangover films. Zach’s character was so dark I felt he belonged in a mental institution.  It must be extremely hard to come up with fresh material when you’re writing a 3rd sequel.  My take, “been there, done that” — not funny and not so new.  It was officially revealed that Ken Jeong was a certified crazy villain who made Zach Galifianakis’ character (Alan) look almost normal.  Their adventures were so unrealistic one could only shake their head.   If you stayed pass the credits to see the outtakes, you got an eye full of  Ken Jeong in a much too much informational way.  Over all Hangover was interesting at best.  The funniest scene was in the hotel when Mr. Chow decided to bail.  I hope this is a trilogy because a 4th sequel would not be in out best interest!