Peter Rabbit (2018)


Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden. (IMDb)
I mean, Peter and co. are just kind of obnoxious (the incessant peppy pop-song soundtrack underneath all their escapades doesn’t help). I was legitimately a little concerned for a while there that Peter’s escalating actions would go unchecked and even praised by the film. It didn’t happen, fortunately, but I still would’ve preferred a film focused on the ultimately tragic McGregor and his interesting relationship with Bea instead of the mostly annoying lead rabbit (only a few of his jokes land).
5/10 (Poor)

Ocean’s Eight (2018)


Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala. (IMDb)
A great cast of characters led by Bullock’s brazen Debbie (“It’s what I’m good at”), Blanchett’s badass Lou (that strut!), and Hathaway’s hilarious baddie (see her necklace moans) are let down a bit by a less colourful script that too often feels like a tame retread of familiar territory. Still fun though (deflating first twist aside), with some good comedy especially in the post-heist kerfuffle carried by Corden’s earnest insurance agent (“You’ve got two of those!”). Great soundtrack too.
6.5/10 (Alright)