Sandra Bullock and cast wowed onlookers at the New York City Netflix premiere of “Bird Box” at Lincoln Center.
The cast and creatives of Ocean’s 8 reunite at the Temple of Dendur inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Claim your free passes and be one of the first to see Warner Brother’s ‘Ocean’s 8’ in New York, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington DC.
From the director of ‘The Hunger Games’ comes new kind of the Ocean heist movie.
Sandra Bullock has lifted the lid on her Ocean’s 8 cast mates, going into details on their roles in the film and how the actors stay in touch behind the scenes.
I mean, if we already have a Ghostbusters reboot with a whole female cast, why not have Sandra Bullock run her own casino heist?
Now we all loved the original. And I mean the original, with the Rat Pack of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. (in racist undertones) all robbing a casino. And of course, we liked the remake that George Clooney starred in and made with Brad Pitt and Matt Damon.
So obviously it’s time for the female rat pack to emerge. The film, which Clooney will produce, will have Gary Ross of The Hunger Games directing. Over a year in the works, the project is finally getting made, all with Olivia Milch (known for Queen & Country) as the screenwriter, all when Clooney, Steven Soderbergh and Jerry Weintraub came together last fall. And while they had a mild set back with Weintraub’s death earlier this summer, the film is still going on full speed ahead.
The all new female cast film is set to be released in 2017, and this still leaves up for question as to how close the script will be towards the 2001 Clooney film, or what ten other women will star in the film.
Sandra Bullock is queen. After stellar performances in films like Gravity (2013), The Blind Side (2009), and The Proposal (2009), her new film, Our Brand is Crisis shows Bullock deliver another great performance. Directed by David Gordon Green, the film is based off of the 2006 documentary, also of the same name.
Our Brand is Crisis follows political strategist Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock) as she travels to Bolivia to turn around Castillo’s (Joaquim de Almeida) struggling presidential campaign. In the midst of presenting an otherwise, cold and distant Castillo as likeable and relatable, Jane competes with her arch-nemesis Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thorton), the political adviser for the opposing candidate Rivera (Loius Arcella).
While the film has a great cast (Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thorton, Anthony Mackie), the movie falls short in providing a memorable story. It’s quite frankly a long 107 minutes. The film is rated R and is listed as a comedy and drama, yet fails to provide consistently and has sporadic comedic moments. At the end of the film when Castillo becomes President and ends up doing exactly what he promised he wouldn’t do when he was campaigning, Jane realizes a little too late that while she won the battle against Pat, she ended up causing unrest and turmoil in Bolivia. After a confrontation with Pepe, a central character who is developed quite strongly through the film, she realizes that not only was she duped, but she also ended up unintentionally duping Pepe and his brothers. Octavio Gómez Berríos, who plays Pepe, delivers a great performance. Pepe is an innocent figure in the film, a campaign volunteer who truly believes Castillo can make Bolivia great again, even after a botched first presidency. He’s easy to relate to, with the audience recalling moments of their own betrayals.
Bottom Line: Sandra Bullock’s performance gives the film life. Our Brand is Crisis comes out October 30th.