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'Magic Mike XXL' a winding, grinding sequel, reviews say

'Magic Mike XXL' a winding, grinding sequel, reviews say

Three years after Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh explored the dark side of, ahem, grinding out a living in the world of male strippers in "Magic Mike," they're back with a celebratory sequel, "Magic Mike XXL." This time Soderbergh has abdicated the director's chair to his longtime lieutenant Gregory Jacobs (remaining on board as cinematographer and editor), while Tatum is joined on screen by a mix of old pals (Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer) and new faces (Jada Pinkett Smith, Donald Glover). As for reviews of the new male revue? Many movie critics appreciate that "XXL" is uninhibited and eager to please, but also feel that its road-trip story is...

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