• Ocean's 8 Review: An All-Female Cast Shines In This Heist Comedy

    18 days ago - By Screen Rant

    Ocean's 8 offers a fun female-fronted summer movie experience as it returns to the world of Ocean's 11, but falls short of elevating the franchise. Ocean's 8 is a continuation of the franchise launched in 2001 by Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's 11 , which was itself a remake of the 1960 film of the same name. Thanks in no small part to the charm of George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, as well as the clever heist their characters pull off on a Las Vegas casino, Ocean's 11 was successful enough to earn two sequels: Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen. Unfortunately, the heist series saw...
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  • ‘Ocean's 8' Review: A Light, Fluffy, and Altogether Pleasant Heist Flick

    ‘Ocean's 8' Review: A Light, Fluffy, and Altogether Pleasant Heist Flick

    18 days ago - By Slash Film

    The ingredients to pull off an entertaining heist movie are much the same as those needed to pull off the heist itself. First, there has to be motley crew, each of whom has specific talents that will come in handy at the opportune moment. Then, there needs to be a big enough haul worthy of a cinematic heist, followed by moments of high tension, only to be resolved; and a deserving enough bad guy whose misdeeds are enough that you want other criminals to rob him or her blind.
    Ocean's 8 gets a lot of elements of the heist subgenre correct, but stumbles in setting up an antagonist for the...
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