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‘Do You Like Prince Movies?’ Podcast: ‘Magic Mike XXL’ and ‘Terminator Genisys’

Alex and Wesley discuss the hard bodies of ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ the soft thinking of ‘Terminator Genisys,’ and the pros and cons of Apple’s Beats 1.

This week, Wesley tries to sell Alex on Beats 1 radio, which made its debut last week and, according to Wesley, has its virtues. But Alex’s misgivings about the possible bias toward England’s pop priorities is legitimate. Will he try it?

Then it’s on to conversation about Magic Mike XXL, which Alex and Wesley watched together last week. They discuss whether there’s a difference in meaning when a man dances in a movie and when a woman does. They also talk about how Channing Tatum might be the most honest star in Hollywood.

Finally, they don’t want to do it, but it’s on to a conversation — a brief one! — about the lousy, lazy Terminator Genisys, a movie no one appears to have asked for but is here anyway.

Listen on ESPN Podcenter.

Here are links to topics discussed in this week’s show.

Beats 1 Radio

Always On, and We’re Listening: Day 1 of Beats 1 Radio,” Grantland, July 1, 2015

St. Vincent, Josh Homme, Elton John, more to host Beats 1 radio shows for Apple,” Consequence of Sound, June 25, 2015

Magic Mike XXL

What women want: How ‘Magic Mike’ understands female desire,” Washington Post, July 6, 2015

Hump Day: The Utterly OMG ‘Magic Mike XXL’,” Grantland, July 2, 2015

The Gender Politics of Magic Mike XXL,” The Atlantic, July 2, 2015

The Hollywood Men: ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ Masculinity, and the Real World of Male Strippers,” Grantland, July 1, 2015

Terminator Genisys

Please, Don’t Be Back: The Terrible ‘Terminator Genisys’ Barely Dents an Above-Average Summer,” Grantland, July 7, 2015

Thought Experiment: What If ‘Terminator Genisys’ Didn’t Flop? A Theoretical Look at the Insane, Revitalized Action-Movie Universe,” Grantland, July 6, 2015

Across the Universe: How World-Building Blockbusters Have Changed the Art of Screenwriting,” Grantland, July 2, 2015

The ‘Term’-ies: Handing Out Awards for the Most Confusing Film Franchise in American History,” Grantland, June 30, 2015

Jam of the Week

Never Too Much,” Luther Vandross, 1982