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Magic Mike; Battle Circus; Take This Waltz
Magic Mike(Warner, $29)Steven Soderbergh’s drama about male strippers feels like “arty but energetic soft-core porn,” said New York magazine. Channing Tatum gives a true star turn as one of the dancers, but even better is Matthew McConaughey: As a club owner, he conveys “maximum creepiness.”
Battle Circus (Warner, $20) Fans of M*A*S*H may feel they’re “stumbling across the forgotten prequel” when they screen this 1953 film, said the A.V. Club. Humphrey Bogart stars as a U.S. Army doctor in Korea, but in his mobile hospital, the goal is less satire than “docu-realism” and a touch of romance.
Take This Waltz(Magnolia, $27)Michelle Williams is “so good, so natural, so believable” in this story about an extramarital flirtation that you forgive her character her transgressions, said the Phoenix Arizona Republic. Comedy stars Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman meanwhile show surprising dramatic range.