The Ocean’s Films: Then, Then and Now

Hopefully, once they get past the #metoo stain, they can include Damon and the rest of the cast in a future film.

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Passengers (***) starts off as a nice trip

Just when it begins to get interesting, we are reminded that test audiences want to see point A go to point B rather than drifting off into infinity.

Ghostbusters Answer The Call (***): Hard to shine that penny

To be honest, I am just glad that Dan Akroyd didn't get to fulfill his vision to force us to watch him on film again. Yes, he along with all of the other Ghostbusters are cameoed in the new film, but his role comes across like a fart in a windstorm.

Let’s Be Cops (***) football against little kids

I may never watch this film again, but I will not soon forget the image of Ryan driving his police cruiser, lights blaring, onto a field where kids are playing ball just to prove to them that he had a day job. Nor will I forget Justin getting the worst end of a wacked out naked fat guy in a hardware store. These moments, cheap as they are, have the resonance to me of all the cowboys eating beans around the fire in Blazing Saddles.