Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: "Magic Mike XXL" (2015)

I didn't actually get around to doing a full review of the Magic Mike sequel this summer, but you'll be surprised to hear that it's actually a pretty fun time- maybe even a tad better than the first one. It lost none of the semi-serious tone of the original movie, but it did leave behind the pointless love interest and depressing drug subplot, which was a wise move, and simply allowed the movie to give people what they wanted to see in the first place- hot guys stripping for the ladies, and Channing Tatum in several well-choreographed dance sequences, showing once again that he could maybe be this generation's Gene Kelly if he wanted to. Dude's a good dancer. I enjoyed Magic Mike XXL in exactly the way the movie wants you to- and that's a pretty good time for any of us girls.