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Channing Tatum reveals 'Magic Mike XXL' filming underway, plus more movie buzz

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Channing Tatum, of "Magic Mike," will be starring in the film's sequel. Credit: AP / Richard Drew

WHO Channing Tatum

THE MOVIE "Magic Mike XXL"

THE DEAL The sequel to the male-stripper comedy-drama "Magic Mike" began filming Monday, according to an unverified Twitter account that belongs to director Steven Soderbergh. Tatum, who returns as Michael Lane, also tweeted from the film's set, posting a picture of his character's new truck, which features a logo for the furniture-design company he always dreamed about. The movie's cast includes Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Andie MacDowell, Amber Heard and Jada Pinkett Smith. It's due in theaters next summer.


WHO Kevin Smith

THE MOVIE "Clerks 3"

THE DEAL The filmmaker says the box-office flop of his horror-comedy "Tusk" last month has ironically helped him fund a sequel to "Clerks," his smash debut from 1994. During a taping of his podcast Friday, Smith said that although moviegoers didn't turn out for "Tusk" -- the story of a man transformed into a walrus against his will -- investors were impressed by the movie. On his podcast, Smith said, "Everybody that's like, 'He failed, he failed,' I'm like: Thank you, I failed into 'Clerks 3.' "


THE MOVIE "Where I Need to Go -- The Art of Stan Brodsky"

THE DEAL Filmmaker Alexandra Brodsky will screen selections from a documentary in progress about her father, Stan Brodsky, a Huntington painter known for his abstract work but whose canvasses also have tackled highly personal subjects. The screening is being held to raise money to complete the film.

INFO Sunday at 4 p.m. at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Suggested donation is $20. 631-423-7611;

CORRECTION: The time of the Brodsky event was incorrect in an earlier version. 

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