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Ocean’s 8

Genre: Action Director: Gary Ross Writers: Gary Ross, Olivia Milch Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway Premise: Debbie Ocean (sister to Danny Ocean, played by George Clooney) has a master plan to rob the Met Gala in New York City. But she’ll need to assemble a crew of professionals to pull off the job. We missed seeing this one up on the big screen when it was released earlier this summer. It came out in early June and, by the time we started our holidays in July, it had been replaced at the cinema by the latest blockbuster of the week. Not that we were too bothered given the feedback from friends, and reading the reviews (which seem to be mixed) in which, quote: “Ocean’s 8 is the safest heist movie … ever!” I think we’re happy to wait for the DVD to come around, and just enjoy this one for what it is: a female-centred buddy movie with an ensemble cast of top actresses having some fun. And you, have you seen this …

Mary Queen of Scots: Official Trailer

A friendship that became a rivalry, which started a war! As a fan of historical drama both on the big and small screen, I was excited to hear that Mary Queen of Scots, by Focus Features and Working Title Films, is due for release in December. In which Margot Robbie will play Elizabeth I opposite rising star Saoirse Ronan, as Mary Queen of Scots. The movie is penned by Beau Willimon and directed by Josie Rourke, and also stars David Tennant as John Knox.

Oscar-Worthy Movies?

I had a buying spree that included: Dunkirk, Lady Bird, Murder on the Orient Express and 3 Billboards, plus the second season of Da Vinci’s Demons, because, why not, we’d already watched season 1 a couple of years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed the Florentine romp. This meant binge watching season 2 as we watched Da Vinci strut his stuff. Ably aided by the same cast of characters from the first season. Only this time, we took a rather curious undocumented journey to the New World, and Machu Picchu, in search of the fabled Book of Leaves. And who’s to say whether or not Da Vinci ever found his merry way either across nearly all of South America, through the Amazon jungle, to Peru … or whether or not his tiny ship made it around the Cape and up the coast, and found Peru that way. We won’t trouble ourselves with these minor details when thoroughly immersed in this version of Da Vinci’s life and times. After all, it is pure escapism. People with perfect teeth and …