November 16, 2012 |
People's decision to crown Channing Tatum with this year's “ Sexiest Man Live ” title hasn't been without backlash. Ryan Gosling devotees can't possibly understand why the magazine keeps snubbing him. Matt Stopera has offered a rebuttal in the form of photos on -- where else? -- BuzzFeed, in a post that juxtaposes terrible photos of Tatum next to dreamy pics of Gosling. (And remember the “ Occupy People ” effort last year? Oy.) Over on the Daily Beast, Tricia Romano also takes People to task for its lack of diversity.
November 14, 2012 |
Channing Tatum has worked some magazine magic: He's been named People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2012. And it's only charming that he told wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum about the gig right after they were done giving their just-skunked dogs a super-sexy bath. "My first thought was, 'Y'all are messing with me,' " the 32-year-old told the magazine. (The "sexiest" news first leaked last week , and in case Tatum wasn't convinced of his hotness, he was also named a GQ Man of the Year on Tuesday.
October 5, 2012 |
This post has been corrected, as detailed below. MONTREAL -- Channing Tatum has shown some serious versatility lately - he's played a devoted husband, a comedic cop, and a stripper extraordinaire, to name just three parts. But he says he's never been more daunted as he will be by his new role: as wrestler Mark Schultz in true-life tale "Foxcatcher. " "It's going to be the hardest acting challenge I've had to date," Tatum said of the movie, which is set to begin shooting this month.
September 13, 2012 |
The largely engaging class-reunion dramedy "10 Years" allows audiences to pretend they went to high school with the likes of Channing Tatum, Justin Long, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Mackie and Kate Mara. But at some point, they are also going to have to pretend the film, written and directed by Jamie Linden (the screenwriter of "Dear John" and the fine "We Are Marshall"), is deeper and more essential than it actually is; there's a lot of been-there, done-that going on. That said, this very distant, slightly more youthful cousin to "The Big Chill" presents a convincing version of a 10-year high school reunion, one that eschews excess and melodrama for a wistful visit with a clutch of decent guys and gals who've chugged forward over the last decade, some more happily - and expectedly - than others.
September 13, 2012 |
"Planet of Snail" is simple, direct and magical. The warm, intimate story of a singular couple, it won the top prize at the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, and it will win you over as well if you give it the chance. The married Korean couple at the center of director Seungjun Yi's film seem unusual at first, and they are. But what this film reveals is that what is special about them is that they're extraordinary and ordinary in equal measure. Husband Young-Chan is deaf and blind and rather tall.
September 4, 2012 |
Chan Marshall, better known to indie rock fans as Cat Power, has had enough of talking about herself, about her songs and being on the road, so sitting for one more interview isn't going to be easy. Still, in the kitchen of her rented cottage at the Chateau Marmont on the Sunset Strip, Marshall tried to be a warm host, offering a drink or dinner from room service. "Ask me any question," she says, then stands suddenly. "I'm going to have a … real beer. I'm stressed out. " Marshall (whose first name rhymes with "Shawn")
July 2, 2012 |
Negev Desert, Israel - It was night in the Negev Desert, and our bus driver Mich'ael had just turned onto a narrow dirt road. I was on Day 6 of a 10-day culinary Birthright trip and was exhausted. My 29 colleagues and I had spent the earlier part of the day exploring the old city streets of Jaffa, making our way down cobblestone walkways, through hidden alleys and into small shops. I had tried to stretch my weary legs as much as possible before boarding our bus for the 90-minute drive south to the next stop on our journey, an overnight stay with a Bedouin tribe . Birthright is a free educational trip to Israel for Jewish youth ages 18 to 26, provided by a group called Taglit Birthright.
June 28, 2012 |
I didn't always yearn to be a film critic. I had other aspirations, other dreams. Being a male stripper, however, was never one of them, and nothing I saw in"Magic Mike"made me want to change my mind. Yes, the new film from director Steven Soderbergh makes it look like there are some pluses to that line of work, at least initially. Women are plentiful and adoring, the parties non-stop, and there is the matter of money - all those ones, fives and tens stuffed into your pants. There's even, we're told, the occasional twenty, but, Magic Mike, played by Channing Tatum, cautions darkly, "You don't want to know what I have to do for twenties.
June 23, 2012 |
"It's harder than anyone thinks for guys to actually be sexy. " Channing Tatum (No. 50 on Empire magazine's list of 100 Sexiest Movie Stars) was on the back patio at Cinema Bar in Culver City, commiserating with Matthew McConaughey (People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2005) and Joe Manganiello (No. 1 on Men's Health magazine's best Summer Bodies of 2011). Although a heady cloud of easy charm and testosterone was forming spontaneously above the picnic table, slowly expanding and intoxicating any females in proximity, Tatum elicited enthusiastic nods from his fellow actors as he explained just how much work it takes for guys like them to be sexy - especially when they're nearly naked.
June 1, 2012 |
Could this be the be the beginning of a beautiful bromance? Hollywood beefcakes Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello, stars of the upcoming male-stripper flick "Magic Mike," have recently been complimenting one another's dance moves. "True Blood" star Manganiello has hyped Tatum's upcoming appearance at the MTV Movie Awards this Sunday, pledging , "Everybody who watches … is going to be in for the ride of their life, because Channing Tatum is on another level as a dancer.