‘Ocean’s 8’ review: Stylish photocopy of ‘Ocean’s 11’ blueprint, with less swagger

Gary Ross’ Ocean’s 8 has a paint-by-numbers approach that checks all the boxes it needs for your standard Ocean’s heist, more with style but less with tension and swagger. Diamonds and jewels aside, the biggest heist that Ocean’s 8 pulls off in this gender-bender spin-off is to replicate Ocean’s 11’s blueprint and present it with glossContinue reading “‘Ocean’s 8’ review: Stylish photocopy of ‘Ocean’s 11’ blueprint, with less swagger”

Sandra Bullock masterminds the heist of the century in ‘Ocean’s 8’

Debbie Ocean has had nothing but time on her hands for more than five years. And she’s made good use of it. Sandra Bullock plays Debbie, the ringleader of a high-stakes plan in Warner Bros. Pictures’ new action adventure Ocean’s 8 (in Philippine cinemas June 13). In the film, Debbie has spent a little overContinue reading “Sandra Bullock masterminds the heist of the century in ‘Ocean’s 8’”

Kick-ass ladies rob the Met Gala in ‘Ocean’s 8’

Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter. All of them team up in Warner Bros. Pictures’ new action adventure Ocean’s 8 in Phiippine cinemas June 13. It’s been more than 10 years since an Ocean-led crew has conned their way to millions of dollars. Now aContinue reading “Kick-ass ladies rob the Met Gala in ‘Ocean’s 8’”

Sandra Bullock plots winning strategy in ‘Our Brand is Crisis’

Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock stars in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Our Brand is Crisis” as political strategist Jane Bodine, once considered among the best in the business, who has lately retreated from the political spotlight. In “Our Brand is Crisis,” a Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American managementContinue reading “Sandra Bullock plots winning strategy in ‘Our Brand is Crisis’”

George Clooney says ‘Our Brand is Crisis’ not all about politics

Before George Clooney appears on the big screen in his upcoming films — the Coen Brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!” (set for release in February 2016) and “Money Monster” from director Jodie Foster (April 2016) — his presence will first be felt as the producer of “Our Brand is Crisis” starring Sandra Bullock. The gripping political satireContinue reading “George Clooney says ‘Our Brand is Crisis’ not all about politics”

Latino actor guns for people’s votes in ‘Our Brand is Crisis’

In Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Our Brand is Crisis,” front and center of the election chaos stands presidential candidate and veteran politico Castillo, who sees his consultants (led by Sandra Bullock’s Jane Bodine) as a necessary evil, and whose mix of charm, pride and privilege is deftly captured by Portuguese actor Joaquim de Almeida (“Fast Five”).Continue reading “Latino actor guns for people’s votes in ‘Our Brand is Crisis’”

Election madness escalates with ‘Our Brand is Crisis’

Warner Bros. Pictures’ new satirical comedy “Our Brand is Crisis” starring Sandra Bullock takes a timely look at the high-stakes gamesmanship behind the scenes of a presidential campaign, seen through the eyes and actions of the strategists-for-hire who are pulling the strings. The film could not have come at a timelier moment for the PhilippinesContinue reading “Election madness escalates with ‘Our Brand is Crisis’”

‘The Falcon’ Anthony Mackie joins Sandra Bullock in ‘Our Brand is Crisis’

Most recently seen as The Falcon in this year’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Ant-Man,” Anthony Mackie now stars opposite Sandra Bullock in Warner Bros. Pictures’ satirical comedy “Our Brand is Crisis.” In the film, a Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led byContinue reading “‘The Falcon’ Anthony Mackie joins Sandra Bullock in ‘Our Brand is Crisis’”