Brad Pitt

Oceans Thirteen (2007)

Ocean's 13 Movie

Oceans Thirteen (2007)

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Starring:

George Clooney

Brad Pitt

Matt Damon

Elliot Gould

Al Pacino

Plot:

Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff.

Review:

The glitz and glamour with a convoluted heist were all here, but it didn’t feel as smooth and seamless as the previous movies in the series. I think they had too many call backs. We had the “villains” from both previous movies and because of that the ending was even busier than they usually are.

Still, it was a movie with a gorgeous cast and very well shot. It might not be as good as the first, but I think it’s better than the second. It’s at least as good as Oceans 8. Definitely worth a watch if you like the rest of the series.

3/5

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War Machine (2017)

War Machine (2017)

Director:

David Michod

Starring:

Brad Pitt

Anthony Hayes

John Magaro

Plot:

A successful, charismatic four-star general, Glenn McMahon, leaps in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé.

Review:

Really liked this trailer and was thinking it was going to be like The Big Short only about the Afghanistan war. Sadly, it was not. The movie wasn’t funny because war isn’t really funny and the entire time I was watching I kept thinking people died based on decisions made by these people. It was sad.

I realize this is a fictionalized version of events, but it was still close enough to not be amusing. Overall, the movie was more depressing than anything and even though the acting was good, it’s not something I would recommend.

2/5

The Big Short (2015)

the Big Short

The Big Short (2015)

Director:

Adam McKay

Starring:

Christian Bale

Steve Carell

Ryan Gosling

Brad Pitt

Plot:

Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.

Review:

So like all other Adam McKay movies there are a plethora of dick jokes and just a ton of crass humor…oh wait, that’s actually not true.

This was a great movie, it could have been hugely depressing and infuriating, and it kind of was, but I got to see some people stick it to the banks, so there was that. It’s honestly amazing that they were able to make a movie out of something so boring be so entertaining.

It’s a topic that hits home, that will probably anger me to my dying day, I lost not one but two jobs during this time, my husband lost his job, and my grandparents had their well earned retirement decimated. We did everything right, everything we were supposed to, and we were the ones that got fucked. The fact that just one person on Wall Street was jailed is disgusting and it says a lot about our government that they allowed it. Of course, it also says a lot about the people that we allowed the government to become what it is. It’s a vicious, depressing cycle that I wish someone smarter than I am would figure out a way to fix.

Anyway, sorry to go off topic, this movie was great. Highly recommend. Definitely going to read the book.

5/5

World War Z (2013)

World-War-Z

Director:

Marc Forster

Starring:

Brad Pitt

Mireille Enos

Danielle Kertesz

Plot:

United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

Review:

Nothing like a zombie movie to make you want to set up a stock pile and build a fallout shelter.

I’ll be honest there were parts were I muted the TV. I’ve never liked horror but for some reason I’ll watch zombie movies. No idea why since most of the time I end up screaming.

I loved the book, audio and regular, and originally had very high hopes for this. Those expectations were lowered the more I found out about it but I’ve been trying to judge movies just on themselves and not on their books. It’s difficult.

My husband says this movie should be re-titled Brad Pitt in The Luckiest Son of a Bitch on the Planet. I think that pretty much sums up my review. Zombies are already ridiculous but World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide always acted like they were real, which was part of what made them so good. The movie was just another zombie movie and didn’t have much to do with either book.

2.5/5

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