Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen … 8.
The Ocean family is being kept alive with “Ocean’s 8.” The spin-off the the Steven Soderbergh-directed Ocean’s Trilogy (the first instalment of which was a remake itself) stars Sandra Bullock as
Debbie Ocean, estranged sister of Danny Ocean.
As a newly exonerated, experienced thief herself, Debbie recruits and assembles an eclectic team of women of varied skill sets to help her pull off a jewellery heist at New York City’s annual Met Gala.
While the movie has familial ties to, and exists in the same universe as, its predecessors, this is a stand-alone movie that doesn’t require knowledge of the other films.
Also starring Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Rihanna — to name only a few — if the uber-talented cast isn’t enough to sell you on the movie, nothing will be. You can see it on the big screen starting
Other new features this month include another spin-off, “Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom,” which starts on June 22. After the events depicted in “Jurassic World,” the obliterated park is now ruled by the dinosaurs. Left without human interference, mutations are abundant and new breeds of the mammoths are coming into existence. The beloved Blue is the only one left of her velociraptor genus. The story follows Owen Brady (portrayed by Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (portrayed by Bryce Dallas Howard) as they return to Isla Nublar and take helm of the search-and-rescue operation to find Blue and save the remaining dinosaurs from an imminent volcanic eruption.
Also starting June 22 is “Tag.” Tag follows a groups of friends who, for one month every year, resume their 30-year game of tag. This year, their aim is to dethrone their undefeated friend, played by Jeremy Renner, on his wedding day.
With five Saturdays in June, there is one more Kids Club feature than usual for the entire family to enjoy. Speaking of gifts, watch Matilda discover and embrace her own in the much-loved 1996 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book of the same name, showing June 9. Other features include “Old Dogs,” showing June 2; “Planes,” showing June 16; “Space Jam,” showing Jun 23; and “Zootopia,” showing June 30.
This month’s classics promise a mix of genres, from outer space to the North Atlantic Ocean. “Dirty Harry” is the first feature of the month, showing June 5; “ET: The Extra Terrestrial” follows on June 12; “Doctor Zhivago” on June 19; and “Titanic” on June 26.