Nightmare Alley (2021)

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Nightmare Alley follows Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) who joins a carnival when he is in need of work. He learns how to become a mentalist, someone who is believed to be “psychic”, and leaves the carnie life behind with his girlfriend in order to con the wealthy.

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Ocean’s 8 (2018)

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Ocean’s 8 surrounds Debbie Ocean, played by Sandra Bullock, getting out of prison and planning what may be the biggest jewelry heist ever at the Met Gala – a diamond necklace valued at 150 million dollars. For this heist she needs 7 other women and they just happen to be played by total superstars like Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, and more.

Ocean’s 8 is a fun movie. The cast works great together and you can just relax, sit, and escape the real world for a little bit. Sandra Bullock plays the role of master manipulator very well, simply oozing confidence with every step. Anne Hathaway and Rihanna, I think are the other two standouts, though everyone is good in their role. Some women get more screen time than others, but they all serve their purpose in the film. And since the film takes place at the Met Gala, except tons of cameos by popular celebrities.

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