29 Days of Romance, Review #14: Pretty Woman (1990)

  Directed by: Garry Marshall. Starring: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander.  Runtime: 1h 59 min. Released: March 23, 1990. Another day, another first time viewing of a classic. This time it’s Pretty Woman, the film that catapulted Julia Roberts into stardom. Here, she plays Vivian, a prostitute who is hired by a businessman, Edward … Continue reading 29 Days of Romance, Review #14: Pretty Woman (1990)


Ocean’s Eight (2018)

Released: June 8, 2018. Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway. Directed by: Gary Ross. Runtime: 1h 50 min. Midway through “Ocean’s Eight”, the spin-off of the “Ocean’s” trilogy, Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) tells Lou (Cate Blanchett) that there’s no room for men in this heist. “I don’t want a him,” says Debbie. “A him … Continue reading Ocean’s Eight (2018)

Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

Ocean’s Thirteen. Released: June 8, 2007. Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon. Directed by: Steven Soderbergh. Runtime: 2h 2 min. In “Ocean’s Thirteen”, Ocean's team returns to Vegas when a sleazy casino owner Willy Bank (Al Pacino) double-crosses Reuben (Elliot Gould). The crew plan to get a bit of revenge for by sabotaging Bank’s … Continue reading Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

Ocean’s Twelve (2004)

Ocean’s Twelve. Released: December 10, 2004. Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts. Directed by: Steven Soderbergh. Runtime: 2h 5 min. Spoiler warning: There's a spoiler for "Ocean's Eleven" in the opening paragraph.  In “Ocean’s Twelve”, the old squad reunites to do one more heist when Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia) comes back for what they stole … Continue reading Ocean’s Twelve (2004)

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Ocean’s Eleven. Released: December 7, 2001. Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts. Directed by: Steven Soderbergh. Runtime: 1h 56 min. With Ocean’s Eight releasing on Friday, I thought I’d review the trilogy, which starts with 2001’s “Ocean’s Eleven” based on a 1960 Rat Pack film of the same name. When Danny Ocean (George Clooney) … Continue reading Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

Released: November 20, 2015. Directed by: Billy Ray. Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman. Runtime: 1hr., 51 min. I haven’t seen the original Argentinian film "The Secret in Their Eyes (“El Secreto de sus Ojos”), but the American remake “Secret in Their Eyes” likely doesn’t do it an ounce of justice. The film concerns Jess, portrayed with … Continue reading Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

August: Osage County (2013)

Released: January 10, 2014 (wide release). Directed by: John Wells. Starring: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor. Runtime: 121 min.When a film starts out with the line "Life is very long," that's the first hint that the drama you're about to watch isn't going to be the feel-good film of the year. "August: Osage County" … Continue reading August: Osage County (2013)

Mirror Mirror (2012)

Mirror Mirror Release Date: March 30, 2012 Director: Tarsem Singh Stars: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer Runtime: 106 min Tagline: One Bad Apple An evil Queen (Julia Roberts) steals power of a kingdom and then hides the true fairest of them all, Snow White (Lily Collins), in the castle. That is until Snow is exiled and she must … Continue reading Mirror Mirror (2012)

Erin Brockovich (2000) Review

Erin Brockovich Release Date: March 17, 2000 Director: Steven Soderbergh Stars: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart Runtime: 131 min Tagline: She brought a small town to its feet and a huge corporation to its knees.  Erin  Brockovich (Julia Roberts) is an unemployed single mother, who has hit a bad streak of unemployment. She gets in … Continue reading Erin Brockovich (2000) Review