Spoiler alert! If you still haven’t seen World War Z, stop reading now. I took in a surprisingly crowded Tuesday night showing, which raised the following questions: READ FULL STORY
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What was your Magic Mike experience like? I went opening night in midtown Manhattan and knew I had a good crowd when cheers broke out as Ryan Gosling made his first appearance in the Gangster Squad trailer and there was applause when Channing Tatum made his entrance in Magic Mike walking from his bed to his bathroom nude. It was only an 8:40 p.m. showing, but we’d clearly all hit a happy hour beforehand and there was audible appreciation shown throughout the movie — both for the comedy (Big Dickie Richie’s penis pump, Dallas teaching The Kid to dance) and the moves (people clapped for Tatum’s solos).
I also saw the film Saturday night in Chelsea with a different group of friends. I had high expectations for the audience when we walked into theater 4 and found a DJ. Two male “models” were on hand to dance with patrons and award prizes (like the Magic Mike T-shirt my colleague Sandra Gonzalez received). The pre-show’s emcee seemed to think this crowd was a little tame — “Did you guys actually come here sober?” — and it was. We still got an audible response for Tatum’s entrance and laughter at all the right moments, but there was no spontaneous applause. (There was, however, a theater worker handing out tiny boxes of Crunchy Nut cereal as we left, which I’d like to think was a marketing plan by Kellogg’s and not just a coincidence.)
What was your experience like? Tell us below. Then take our EW Exit Poll. READ FULL STORY
Mirror Mirror – the Julia Roberts-Lily Collins-Armie Hammer Snow White story that is nowhere as charming as Ella Enchanted even if it, too, ends with a production number — opened to an estimated $19 million at the box office over the weekend. The movie earned a B+ CinemaScore grade from audiences, which, having seen the film myself, I can only attribute to the audience being largely made up of kids under 12 (37 percent), who’d enjoy anything, and their parents (23 percent), who finally perked up at the end when SPOILER ALERT! Game of Thrones‘ Sean Bean made a cameo as Snow White’s father. It turns out the King (Bean) hadn’t died years earlier. He’d been turned into a beast by Julia Roberts’ evil Queen. At the end of the movie, while the beast is attacking Snow White on the Queen’s command, Snow White cuts off the magic necklace around its neck and it changes back into its human form. (Sean Bean lives! Yay! But he has to hang around for that musical number over the credits? Boo!)
If you saw Mirror, Mirror, what was the best part of it for you? Vote in our poll below. And if you agree that a B+ grade is a little high (EW’s Lisa Schwarzbaum gave the film a C+), what was your issue with the film? For me, it wasn’t that the movie was awesomely bad, which would have been fun in its own way. It was just consistently flat. READ FULL STORY
POLL: Who wore it vest? With the NH primary in full swing, will fashion statements outweigh political ones?
Today’s New Hampshire primary is well underway, and there are some pressing political issues being addressed by the GOP candidates. While it will be exciting to see the results come in, here at PopWatch, we are working on the really big news – mainly how Rick Santorum has managed to make a fashion statement with his signature sweater vests, going so far as selling the sweaters (new ones, we hope, not his actual sweaters) for $100 a pop. It’s certainly one way to keep (half) warm in New Hampshire, where the high today was 37 degrees. But he’s not the first popular figure to rock the sweater vest, in fact it might be the only thing he and, say, Justin Timberlake have in common.
So who wore it vest? Vote in our poll, and then sound off in the comments — it’s like a primary and a caucus, all in one! Democracy in action! READ FULL STORY
Each week, we invite our Twitter followers to share their 140-character reviews of the weekend’s big opening films in our EW Exit Poll. Rise of the Planet of the Apes may have stayed on top for a second week, but The Help was the movie that had everyone talking… and laughing… and crying. This week’s winning submissions are after the jump.
Each week, we invite our Twitter followers to share their 140-character reviews of the weekend’s big opening films in our EW Exit Poll. Almost all the chatter this week was about Crazy, Stupid, Love., and most of it was positive, including prerequisite shout-outs to Ryan Gosling’s crazy, stupid abs and much-loved girl of summer Emma Stone. This week’s winning submissions are after the jump.
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Each week, we invite our Twitter followers to share their 140-character reviews of the weekend’s big opening films in our EW Exit Poll. For this week’s all-Harry Potter edition, it’s no surprise that Deathly Hallows – Part 2 drew massive amounts of praise, especially considering its record-breaking weekend. That’s not to say there weren’t some quibbles, though. This week’s winning submissions are after the jump.
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