On Dupont's long and colorful history
Steve Carell and Channing Tatum
Directed by Bennett Miller

I should begin any review of Bennett Miller’s "Foxcatcher" by noting that DuPont products put dinner on my table. My father, an accountant by trade, later purchased a small business that sold DuPont products to auto body shops. That might make me the wrong person to review the film. Or it might make me the right person. You judge. The DuPont company has had a long and fascinating history, ... more >

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Side Effects

A strong final bow for Soderbergh?
Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara
Directed by Steven Soderbergh

In addition to being his supposedly last theatrical film director Steven Soderbergh, for a while, would have you believe “Side Effects” could be his best—a complex thriller about psychiatric drugs—only to lose its focus almost entirely and make you wish screenwriter Scott Z. Burns took a shot of Ritalin. Martin and Emily (Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara) are a New York couple with issues. He has ... more >


The "Sexiest Man Alive" title is his. For now.

Fans of Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender are going to be disappointed, to be sure. The title of "Sexiest Man Alive " has been awarded by People magazine to the actor Channing Tatum. This former thirty-two year-old model who hasIrish, French and Native American roots, has played in American blockbusters like "GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra," "Magic Mike" and more recently "21 Jump Street," which have ... more >

Magic Mike

It's raining men, hallelujah?
Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer
Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Helloooo abs! Pulling together all the muscle-bound actors not already in the new “Expendables” movie, director Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum (the later working from his own life experience) pay tribute to men in uniform, who then strip those uniforms off. Mike (Tatum) is a roofer by day, stripper by night, taking ne’er-do-well drifter Adam (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing, showing him the ... more >

21 JUMP STREET – Another go-around

Another critic sounds off
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum
Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

21 Jump Street yields three solid chuckles in one-hundred-nine minutes of running time, which is simply inexcusable. Though engineered by human beings (directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller), 21 might as well be a factory-made blueprint of Starsky & Hutch, Hollywood’s last nod to kitschy television shows. Take a cult T.V. cop show (the late eighties-early nineties Fox series 21 Jump ... more >

21 Jump Street

We won't lie: T.V. adaptation turns out an epic fail
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum
Directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord

21 Jump Street isn’t just another forgettable adaptation of a television program, the disappearance of which no one laments. Mais non! The only interesting thing about this one is how it inadvertently ended up on the red carpet to greet the arrival of Hollywood’s unexpected leading men. Channing Tatum looks the part. The Hollywood heartthrob of a million female fantasies, he has anchored a ... more >