No Matthew McConaughey, no Steven Soderbergh, no problem ... well, not exactly. Magic Mike XXL doesn't feature either the star or director of the first film, but it's still a pretty enjoyable sequel. (And, for the record, Sodebergh does make his presence felt in other ways than as director.) If the novelty and heart aren't there as abundantly as in the original movie, Channing Tatum's star turn picks up the slack. My review is up at Screen International.