George Clooney

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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Tomorrowland (2015)

tomorrowland

Tomorrowland (2015)

Director:

Brad Bird

Starring:

George Clooney

Britt Robertson

Hugh Laurie

Raffey Cassidy

Plot:

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Review:

It makes me sad that this movie bombed and no more will be made. It has such a ridiculously positive message and I loved it so much.

I read that critics felt it had pacing issues, but I honestly don’t know what I’d change. One minute it was balls to the wall action, the next it was lots of talking, but that’s what the story called for and I don’t think it made it bad. I never got bored, I never wondered when it was going to be over, I just wanted more.

My favorite part was near the beginning when Britt Robertson’s character was being told by the cast of Stargate: Atlantis (not really they were her teachers) that the world was basically fucked in every possible way and she asked how do we fix it. I loved that.

It’s silly to say but the movie resonated with me and it could very well be my favorite movie of the year. Definite buy and re-watch and hopefully indoctrinate my daughter.

5/5