Steven Soderbergh

Dog’s Movie House: “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” Goes Out With More Of A Whimper Than A Bang!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the unlikely trilogy capper to Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike stripper series. It’s called “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” and Soderbergh, a talented filmmaker who seems to have produced a rare misfire here. “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” details the further adventure’s of Mike Lane (Channing Tatum), who is now trying to make ends as a bartender after his furniture business goes under due to the pandemic. He’s also quit dancing as well. A chance encounter with wealthy yet unhappily married Maxandra Mendoza (a stunning Salma Heyek) leads to what can only be described as a revalatory lap dance the reignites a passion for life, among other things, for Max and soon she is whisking Mike over to London to revive a long gestating sexy dance musical. The trouble is, among other things, Max is trapped in a loveless marriage to a rich businessman (Alan Cox) who happens to have owned the theater where said revival is supposed to take place! Will Mike get beyond his insecurities and the culture shock of London in time to successfully produce the big show! What do you think?

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Dog’s Movie House: “No Sudden Move” has Soderbergh working magic with a terrific cast!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the latest release from HBO Max. Steven Soderbergh returns to the arena of crime capers with the twisting, turning “No Sudden Move.” While it’s a bit grittier and has more on it’s mind from a social standpoint, this film shares a lot of DNA with Soderbergh’s entertaining remake of the Rat Pack classic “Ocean’s 11.” Ad to mix some wonderful performances from a who’s-who of character actors and “No Sudden Move” is the perfect antidote to the explosion filled fantasy and super-hero films that fill the summer release slate!

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