I lucked out and found another person who, sitting in the rumored uncomfortable seats of New York's famous Lincoln Center, recently attended the New York screening of Channing Tatum's upcoming movie Stop-Loss. I contacted her and asked what she thought of Channing's performance in the movie.
Here is what blogger Rachel G. had to say about Channing...
"...He gives one of the strongest performances in that movie. I'd imagine during Oscar season, there will be big buzz surrounding this movie, and I'm sure he'd be considered for a best supporting actor. He doesn't overdo the role, and you really believe in him and his convictions.
He gets the part down so well, that its sometimes hard to remember that this is just a film. Besides, he's nice to look at too :) *very nice*
I'd guess he will become a bigger name over time, as will most of the guys who aren't already. Ryan Phillippe is definitely making a name for himself. "
Since I am pretty biased when it comes to almost anything Channing does, I like to get other's opinions on him. I am so glad to hear that he has what sounds like another exceptional performance in Stop-Loss. Like in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, it also sounds like Channing has again shown his ability to truly become his character and make the movie-goer forget that they are watching Channing...which is what any good actor should be able to do. Thanks again Rachel for taking the time to share your observations!
Here are a couple more high-quality pictures of Channing Tatum, Ryan Phillippe and the cast on the set of Stop-Loss:
Stop-Loss is going to be rated R for graphic violence, some strong sexuality and pervasive language and in case you don't know yet, here is the storyline of the movie:
Decorated Iraq war hero Sgt. Brandon King (Ryan Phillippe) makes a celebrated return to his small Texas hometown following his tour of duty. Brandon tries to resume the life he left behind with the help and support of his loving family, and his best friend, Steve Shriver (Channing Tatum), who served with Brandon in Iraq. Alongside their war-time buddies, Brandon and Steve try to make peace with civilian life.
Then, against Brandon’s will, under a measure called “Stop Loss,” the Army indefinitely extends Brandon’s enlistment and forces him back to Iraq. This upends Brandon’s entire world, and sends him to one of the only people he can trust: his childhood friend – and Steve’s fiancée – Michele (Abbie Cornish). Michele becomes Brandon’s confidante and accomplice as he races across the U.S. – a fugitive from justice in the country he fought to protect – in search of a way out of his predicament.
Click here to learn even more about Channing Tatum's upcoming movie Stop-Loss.