Ocean's 8--real movie or chick flick?

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March 28th, 2018 at 5:12:16 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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There was a feature film with an all female ensemble cast doing a heist several years back, but the cast was all black women. I forget the title, but suspect they may have made money since they didnít have to pay for Julia Roberts.
March 28th, 2018 at 5:47:21 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Ayecarumba
There was a feature film with an all female ensemble cast doing a heist several years back, but the cast was all black women. I forget the title, but suspect they may have made money since they didnít have to pay for Julia Roberts.




Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett-Smith didn't command such a high salary two decades ago. The production budget was only $9 million so it naturally was profitable by selling 8 million tickets.
March 28th, 2018 at 6:34:45 PM permalink
beachbumbabs
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If Sandra Bullock wants to make a.
movie, it gets made.

I'm kind of surprised Melinda McCarthy didn't make the cast, though. Maybe schedule conflicts.

George Clooney's production company is one of the producers. I would guess the film was first pitched to Julia Roberts: she would have been the right seque, but who knows.
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March 28th, 2018 at 6:54:00 PM permalink
ams288
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Quote: beachbumbabs
I would guess the film was first pitched to Julia Roberts: she would have been the right seque, but who knows.


She was in Oceans 11 and 12, and this movie takes place in the same "universe." (Sandra Bullock's character is the sister of George Clooney's character.) Who knows, maybe Julia Roberts has a cameo?
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March 28th, 2018 at 7:00:11 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: ams288
(Sandra Bullock's character is the sister of George Clooney's character.)


Bullock will be 54 in a few months,
I'm surprised she's in anything.
Her exp date was up about 6 years
ago. She's well past the rom.com
age, past the GF age, she's into
the mom with grown kids age
group which means very few
roles for her.

She was stretching it in The Proposal
9 years ago at 43, that was pretty
ridiculous.
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March 28th, 2018 at 7:28:59 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Bullock has been in one movie since she
turned 50, Our Brand Is Crisis. It was a
huge flop. Cost $29mil to make, worldwide
BO was $7mil. She has made nothing
since. One movie since 2013 and it
lost a ton of money. Nobody will
bankroll one of her movies anymore.
It has to be an ensemble cast like
8 where she doesn't have top billing.
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March 28th, 2018 at 8:08:05 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Pacomartin
but from the trailers it looks like a lot of it is that it is more of a romance than most superhero movies, and Chris Pine deserves his share of the credit.

Also the recent attention to female directors is still overshadowed by the fact that there is only 1 women in the top 100 film directors ranked by total domestic boxoffice gross. The 68 year old Nancy Myers who directed 6 films.
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Nora Ephron is a somewhat successful director, with 8 films, but her biggest hit was 25 years ago with "Sleepless in Seattle".

I really liked 3 movies Penny Marshall directed
Big
A league of Their Own
Awakenings
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March 28th, 2018 at 11:17:19 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: terapined
I really liked 3 movies Penny Marshall directed
Big
A league of Their Own
Awakenings


Penny Marshall was considered the breakout female superstar director thirty years ago. She started directing films four years after her older brother began, so that he was doing his third film while she did her first. On her second film, "Big" a woman directed a film in the top 4 of the year. The first film directed by a woman to gross over $100 million domestically.

#34 Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986
#4 Big 1988
#23 Awakenings 1990
#10 A League of Their Own 1992
#57 Renaissance Man 1994
#33 The Preacher's Wife 1996
#78 Riding in Cars with Boys 2001

In the next four years she directed Awakenings (#23) and A League of Their Own (#10) which were also critical and commercial successes.

Her next three films did mediocre compared to the previous three (#57) (#33) and (#78), and she stopped directing in her late 50s in 2001, at an age when most male directors are hitting their stride.

Penny's brother, Garry, didn't direct a top four film until his sixth try
#23 Young Doctors in Love 1982
#43 The Flamingo Kid 1984
#31 Nothing in Common 1986
#47 Overboard 1987
#15 Beaches 1988
#4 Pretty Woman 1990
#58 Frankie and Johnny 1991
#130 Exit to Eden 1994
#110 Dear God 1996
#72 The Other Sister 1999
#9 Runaway Bride 1999
#19 The Princess Diaries 2001

Despite the fact that Penny directed more successful films initially, she quit and her brother directed films right up until the year died over age 80.
June 10th, 2018 at 3:31:19 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Looks like it opened pretty well.

If it is just a chick flick the jury is still out. If it makes cash, look for "Ocean's 9."
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June 10th, 2018 at 4:29:32 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: AZDuffman
Looks like it opened pretty well.

If it is just a chick flick the jury is still out. If it makes cash, look for "Ocean's 9."


"Less successful was "Hotel Artemis," starring Jodie Foster. The Global Road release, also starring Sterling K. Brown, Dave Bautista and Charlie Day, flopped with $3.2 million in 2,407 theaters. Set in a near-future Los Angeles, "Hotel Artemis" is about a members-only hospital for criminals."

I read a Rex Reed scathing review where
he says this might be the worst movie
ever made. He just rips it to pieces.
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