Ocean’s 8 is a spin-off/sequel to the Ocean’s trilogy that takes place after the third movie and follows the sister of Danny and her “crew”. After Debbie, the main character played by Sandra Bullock, gets out of prison she of course sets out to preform a massive heist. She wants to steal an insanely expensive diamond necklace from a star studded event and needs a crew to do it. I will say that the best thing this movie has going for it IS the cast. Every single actress is massively different in their styles and yet they somehow have a great chemistry. Luckily they have a great chemistry though because without it the lackluster script and dialogue would be just that much worse. Out of everyone, though, I thought the show was stolen by Anne Hathaway. Hathaway plays the woman that is being stolen from and does an amazing job of being a pompous celebrity while still remaining likable. I had watched her in The Intern the night before and was reminded of just how stellar of an actor she really is, because it was hard to picture her being the same person in both roles.
When it comes to the movie itself, it was unfortunately pretty boring. It followed the same three act formula of all heist movies.
Act 1: Meet the team.
Act 2: Plan the heist.
Act 3: Execute the heist.
During the first two acts I found myself repeatedly looking at my watch to see just how long I had been subjected to planning an admittedly boring heist. Meeting some of the team was kind of cool, but not cool enough. The heist itself amped it up quite a bit for me. Seeing it all unfold and the different pieces fall together was satisfying as hell. UNFORTUNATELY, the biggest drawback this whole movie has and what put the nail in the coffin for in making it officially a bad movie for me was them revealing too much that the audience didn’t know. It tries to be too clever in the last ten minutes of the whole damn thing, revealing a large number of things that went on off screen that the audience didn’t know was happening. Things that honestly would have been more interesting to the viewer than we were given.
In the end Ocean’s 8 is blessed with a stellar cast of diverse actresses but unfortunately doesn’t leave the shadow of its predecessors.
The Mindy Project is very clearly the brain child of Mindy Kaling, and I love it. It is a Romantic Comedy movie, in TV form… The Mindy Project follows Mindy Lahiri. An OBGYN at a practice in New York. She is quirky, bubbly, and wants nothing more than for her life to be a fairy tale. Although it is Mindy that makes the show what it is, it is her friends that add so much more to it. You have Danny, Jeremy, Tamra, Betsy, Beverly, and my personal favorite Morgan. Being an OBGYN, she works a lot. So, the show is often followed in the hospital setting where Mindy kicks off her high heels for scrubs and is one bad-ass doctor!.. Though this show kicks away many of the stereotypes of Indians and women, at the heart of it all it is still a rom-com. The first season is mainly the single life of Mindy Lahiri, but then comes the string of boyfriends and hook ups in her quest to find her one true love. Something fantastic the show does though is make all of her boyfriends be AMAZINGLY written characters with depth. Although the whole time, if you are familiar with the genre, you know who she will be with, you could also believe her ending up with any of these men!.. Though season four has hit a downward spiral for me; super sad, changing the story line, losing an important character… I am confident it will come back around to the wish fulfillment show it has always been.
This is the End is a kick-ass, god damn hilarious comedy that stars some of the funniest people in the world plus every other person you have ever heard of. When Jay Baruchel visits Seth Rogan in LA they go to James Franco’s party at his fancy new house where tons of other famous people are. Half way through the party shit goes down and the apocalypse happens… Now, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogan, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson have to survive the apocalypse together! Now, when I say a ton of other people at that party I mean ALL people you know. Micheal Cera is snorting coke, Jason Segel is talking about how he hates Marshall Eriksen to Kevin Hart, Rihanna is singing, Aziz Ansari gets kicked in a hole, Paul Rudd shows up. Hell, later in the movie Emma Watson steals everyone’s shit with an axe and Channing Tatum is a sex slave! I laugh like crazy when I watch this movie, start to finish. One reason I think this movie is so enjoyable is because these actors had such an amazing time making it! Whenever I want a good laugh, even after seeing it so many times, this is my go to movie.
I am not one to get emotional at movies, ever, but this brought tears to my eyes multiple times. Inside Out follows an 11 year old girl Riley, as she moves across country and the problems that stem from that. More accurately, this follows the inside of Riley’s head. Inside out features the emotions of Joy, Fear, Anger, Sadness, and Disgust, all of which are BRILLIANTLY voice acted with Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Louis Black, Phyllis Smith, and Mindy Kaling respectively. I am SO happy this movie came out now rather than when I was a child. Being an adult you watch this movie in an entirely different light than a child would. You understand the concepts of depression, the jokes about train of thought, the “fading” memories, the song that gets stuck in your head, the putting down of the foot, your personality traits, and so many more! While I am on the subject, Inside out has one of the most amazing metaphors for depression I have ever seen. I feel as if I have not said enough, but this is usually the part where I say something bad. I have nothing bad to say! This is a beautiful, sad, heart-warming, brilliant movie. It perfectly explains everything in your head, and is hilarious along the way. It is a must-see.