Magic Mike is the movie previously whispered about as the "Channing Tatum stripper story", a seemingly out of character dramatic comedy from Steven Soderbergh that is, yes, based on real-life Tatum's dancing background. While I had my doubts upon initially hearing about the film, I figured if Soderbergh got involved the material was probably stronger than I expected. Yes, just a few short months ago I was a card-carrying member of the "what good is Channing Tatum?" club. He's proven himself to be something of an odd, comedic, self-aware character over the past few months, and, well, a film based on the past he eagerly lampooned on SNL could be pretty entertaining. Will my deep deep loathing for Matthew McConaughey get in the way? We'll see when Magic Mike struts into theaters on June 29th.