Ocean’s 8: Forget the name, it’s a hugely fun heist movie in its own right

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Ocean 8

This gendered reboot of oceans the franchise is underwhelming if you consider it a oceans movie, but actually quite enjoyable if you watch it for what it ended up being: a low-stakes movie with eight amazing actresses.

Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson and Awkwafina are the main gang of con artists who hatch a plan to pull off a daring heist at the Met Gala, aiming to steal a necklace worth millions of dollars. neck of famous actress Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway).

The heist is extremely fun to watch (mainly because anyone can go to the Met Gala, and we can see what it could look like inside), and a real highlight is the meta-textual fun of watching Hathaway play high maintenance. diva actress, deliberately playing in the cult of her own fame.

Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett are part of the impressive ensemble reunited for Ocean's 8.

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Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett are part of the impressive ensemble reunited for Ocean’s 8.

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AMAZON PREMIUM

All Old Knives begins streaming on Amazon Prime Video on April 8.

All the old knives

Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton star in this spy thriller based on the novel of the same name by TV series creator Olen Steinhauer Berlin station.

The film follows a veteran CIA agent named Henry Pelham (Pine), who meets his ex-lover and former spy Celia Harrison to reminisce about their time working together at the CIA’s Vienna station.

When the conversation turns to a tragic hijacking that claimed the lives of 100 people after a botched rescue mission, a failure that still haunts the CIA, it becomes clear that the agency had a mole and that one of these two former lovers may have been compromised.

The trailer promises exactly the sort of thing you’d expect from this kind of movie: moral ambiguity, betrayal, great costumes, and interpersonal mind games. Even though it looks a bit Le Carré-lite, I love it. The film is written by Steinhauer, adapting his own novel, while acclaimed director Janus Metz (real detective, ZeroZeroZero) directed.

JAMES BOND 007

With the first Dr. No film turning 60 this year, all official James Bond films are now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

The James Bond Franchise

As no time to die arrived on Amazon Prime Video last month, the streamer has followed it by adding every Bond film, for those wishing to step back in time. All five Daniel Craig movies are available, including two of the franchise’s best: celestial fall and Casino Royale (the latter directed by New Zealander Martin Campbell).

The most interesting part of looking back, for those new to the franchise, is realizing how quickly the Daniel Craig era took it down a serious, serious path: Pierce Brosnan’s movies of the ’90s and the early 2000s are often absolutely outrageous and camp romp, with cartoonish villains and ridiculous action sequences. They are silly, but so much fun.

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