Weekend Movie Preview: June 29, 2012

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Ladies, for our latest weekend movie preview, we ask you to start your engines: Channing Tatum and his Magic Mike cohorts are taking it all off. The male stripper film finally arrives in theaters. Joining that Warner Bros. film is the wild comedy Ted from Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane, People Like Us -- a heartfelt drama from the people who brought us The Help, and Tyler Perry’s Madea is back in Madea’s Witness Protection.

Magic Mike: Tatum exposes himself on many levels in his latest film and the cast is to die for. Featured as the star’s fellow dancers are Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello and Matthew McConaughey. It is a surprisingly fun film for both guys and gals. Director Steven Soderbergh has taken a novelty concept and crafted a cinematic experience that is pure joy. Check out our Magic Mike review for more.

Ted: MacFarlane takes his devilish, culture skewing humor and brings it to the big screen in the tale of a little boy who wishes his teddy bear would come to life. He does, and then Mark Wahlberg’s John has to figure out what to do with his foul-mouthed stuffed animal as he navigates the pratfalls of adulthood. As we state in our Ted review, it is utterly hysterical.

People Like Us: Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks star as siblings who only discover that fact when their father passes away. Pine’s father had an affair and Banks was the product of that. Director Alex Kurtzman had this happen to him in real life and as reported in our People Like Us review, it is one powerful piece of film.

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection: Tyler Perry is back in numerous roles, the most notorious is that of Madea. This time out, Madea has to serve as host for a family led by Eugene Levy who is a Bernie Madoff type who has to hide out until Levy’s trial begins. The film did not screen for critics… but Movie Fanatic will have our review later today.

Beasts of the Southern Wild: The Oscar race starts now with this powerful story of a father and daughter living in the “wilds” of southern Louisiana. Check out our Beasts of the Southern Wild review to delve further.

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People Like Us Review

Writer-director Alex Kurtzman embodied the golden rule of the arts: Create what you know and magic will happen. Kurtzman’s People Like Us...

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