It’s Raining Men (and Bits of Shark)

In this week’s NOW, you’ll find the reason I went to Los Angeles over the weekend: A report on the “Magic Mike” press conference, where the likes of Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer and Matt Bomer discussed jumping around on stage while wearing garments that could best be described as banana hammocks. Steven Soderbergh oversaw the chaos with impeccable timing. (Listen to the audio clips. You’ll see.)

You’ll also see me waxing ecstatic over a new digital restoration of “Jaws“, which Universal bowed at Cannes last month and is bringing to the Lightbox for a limited run this holiday weekend. Yes, it’s the same master they’re using for the Blu-ray edition, but that won’t be out for another six or seven weeks and however big your screen is, the movie won’t have quite the same impact as it does in a proper auditorium with a crowd under its spell. Gorgeous, it is. I might even go down and catch it again, just because.

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