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Old 06-10-2018, 02:37 PM   #16
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I felt the same way about the remake, and what what I meant when I said they were "chumming it up." A lot of them were friends and I don't know the cast enough for inside jokes but why did Brad Pitt have food in his hand in every scene? Etc. Some sort of joke. These guys aren't the rat pack though so it didn't work as well.
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:05 PM   #18
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The only people that would not like Ocean's 8 are sexist. It has such an amazing, talented and beautiful cast.
So, if women played the main characters, then men has to like it, otherwise they are sexist, really?

Irrespective of male or female protagonists, good movies are the one that connects to both heart and mind (or at least one!). All About My Mother, Volver, Notes on a Scandal, Persona - all these movies have couple or more female protagonists and all are beautiful movies. To me, Ocean's 8 is just another movie where one can watch for time pass (not necessarily you need to like it) and forget once we come out of the theater. Movies are subjective and for some people, it might be a 10/10.

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Old 06-11-2018, 06:38 AM   #19
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I thought Qualitys post was sarcastic/hyperbole and i'm surprised everyone took it literally
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Old 06-11-2018, 03:56 PM   #21
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What do any of you think about the original "Oceans 11" (1960) with the "Rat Pack"?

To me what sets it apart from the current crop of "Oceans" films is that the 1960 original was completely tongue-in-cheek, full of in-jokes, and was partially an excuse for the Rat Pack and affiliated folks have a good time together on a film set. (Apparently the partying on and off set was legendary.)

After I watched the original I thought the newer movies were so much better. The original to me was boring and it seemed like no one had much character to them.
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Well right I can relate to that. I think a reason I never got excited about them was because, they seem, on the face of it anyway, to be about bringing together big box office draws to rake in the doe. Fluff, in other words. Not unreasonable, but not very inspiring, either.

But I do have it my head that ensembles are the way to go though, hahah. Like Cheers on TV.

Reservoir Dogs is a good example of an ensemble feature film that works. I'm left wondering what other examples there might be of ensemble feature films that are not insufferable, but cool.

What are other examples of cool ensemble feature films?
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My taste rarely qualifies as cool, but my 2 favorite ensemble films are The Big Chill and Love, Actually.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:26 AM   #24
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Ohhhhh! Great examples.
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I think there is a lot to be said for the size of the ensemble. An entirely different style from Pulp Fiction/Oceans 11 - The early Wes Anderson films (e.g. Royal Tenenbaums) work really well, but his more recent ones, (particularly The Grand Budapest Hotel) there are so many stars that you just spend the whole film wishing you got to see more of every character.
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Size doesn't matter at all -- 12 Angry Men anyone?
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:39 AM   #30
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Size doesn't matter at all -- 12 Angry Men anyone?
Ok, but 17 may be pushing it!

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