DVD and Blu-ray gift ideas: Queer appeal in a box

Tons of new and classic movies, TV shows and compilations are out there, if you’re still looking for a good gift idea for someone on your list. Here’s our rundown.

— Chris Azzopardi

Magic Mike. It’s the season of giving, and director Steven Soderbergh is very generous with the amount of men he unwraps in his male stripper movie. As if that wasn’t enough, he includes an actual story. It’s not as beefy as Channing Tatum’s butt, but it’s there: Based on the actor’s real-life go as a peeler, Magic Mike merges art-house indie with MTV video stripteases to tell the story of a veteran dancer — and other “cock-block kings of Tampa” — who learns there’s more to life than stuffing dollar bills in a G-string.

It’s part cautionary tale, part reason for getting hot actors to take their clothes off in a legit film (hello, it’s Soderbergh). Matthew McConaughey steals his scenes as the club’s resident dirtbag, and Matt Bomer does a Ken doll routine that gives new life to those Mattel toys. More of him — the perfect little butt not seen in theaters — shows up in the special features, which are truly, truly special.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

This week’s takeaways: Life+Style

National Pride month is almost over, but there are still a few things you can do to prove how gay you are.  For example, Dallas’ first-ever gay darts tourney starts this weekend, and it’s not too late to late-register. And The Real L Word makes a Dallas appearance for ladies’ night out at Winston’s Supperclub on Sunday … which, I guess, is technically not June anymore, but still ….

July 4 falls awkwardly mid-week this year, but you can still head up to Addison for Kaboom Town on Tuesday night, or go out to see The Amazing Spider-Man, which opens Tuesday and promises to be one of the summer’s box office hits; the movie is not bad, either — look for a review next week.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones