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Amber Heard

'Magic Mike XXL': Abs and raunch aplenty amid the skimpiest of plots

'Magic Mike XXL': Abs and raunch aplenty amid the skimpiest of plots

As a female moviegoer, I'm used to assuming that most studio films aren't for me. There are often clues in the previews to help me steer clear, like the slow-motion shot of a Victoria's Secret model running from danger (I'm not supposed to root for the skyscraper to fall on her, I have learned). So when someone actually tries to make a studio movie for me, as the people behind "Magic Mike XXL" most assuredly have, I'm inclined to be grateful just on principle. Which is why I feel bad reporting that "Magic Mike XXL" didn't make me feel all that good. Watching it was like opening the wrong gift —- that's not my size, and I...

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