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Ocean’s 8 movie review

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.

This is the End movie review

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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.