You ever look at a crime movie and think to yourself—I can totally do this? I mean really look at your current life and give it some deep thought. Like seriously, during that mini thought—did you think for one second that all you need is that one good job, and you’d be set for life?

Well I have many times (don’t judge me). In my head, I’ve pulled off the best bank/casino/jewelry heist—sat at the top of the biggest drug organization in the country—contemplated just doing a few runs as a drug mule, and even ran the most successful underground escort service. All of this has run through my mind quite a few times—but since I am in no way equipped to live out the rest of my days in prison—I just write about it.

Hence this movie review I am typing as we speak.

In preparation for it’s premiere this Friday, I went to check out an advance screening of Ocean’s 8. Now if you have ever been a fan of the Ocean franchise—you’ll certainly enjoy this movie.

Ocean’s 8 has an all-female cast with Sandra Bullock at the center of it all. Fresh out of prison from doing a five year stint—Bullock plays Debbie Ocean, younger sister to the infamous Danny Ocean (leader of the clan in Ocean’s 11-13). Not to give too many details away, but let’s just say the life of crime runs through these family genes.


On a mission to get both rich and revenge, Bullock compiles a gang of girl bandits including Cate Blanchett, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling and Helena Bonham Carter—and Rihanna as hacker “Nine Ball,” to pull off the biggest heist at one of the biggest events of the year: The Met Gala.

With a perfect mix of jaw-dropping fashion, gorgeous jewelry (Cartier), femininity, wit, and comedy—the movie keeps your attention as surprise after surprise pops up. There were even a few guest appearances from some of the Ocean’s 11 gang. I won’t say who, so you’ll just have to see.

To be honest, I wasn’t sure how this would turn out for two reasons. One, I figured another Ocean’s movie wouldn’t be done without the late Bernie Mac. And two, most movies that have a plethora of celebs usually fall short. But to my surprise, the writers and directors made this spin on the movie work.

In my opinion, with it’s twists and turns, this is perfect girl’s night out movie….so be sure to check it out this weekend!



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