This week The Movie Breakdown has reviews of four new 2018 movies that all happen to star women in the lead roles. The biggest of the bunch is the comedy heist film with a huge and talented female cast headlined by Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in Ocean's Eight. We also have the very talented Shailene Woodley in the battle with nature mixed with a love story in Adrift. As well, there is Gillian Jacobs in a romantic comedy called Ibiza. Finally, we have a Spanish film about a women who goes to the Congo to find her missing sister who was last seen with a group of violent warlords and child soldiers in Sara's Notebook. After the movie reviews, we once again explore the toxic side of movie fandom and why some fans feel they need to harass actresses and what can studios and filmmakers do to prevent this awfulness. As always, if you love the show then please spread the word to other movie lovers.
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Ibiza ** (CS & SM)
Ocean's Eight **½ (CS)
Sara's Notebook *** (CS) & ** (SM)
Adrift **½ (CS)
Summer Box Office Challenge:
1. Solo: A Star Wars Story $84 420 489
2. Incredibles 2
3. Mission Impossible: Fallout
4. Ocean’s 8 $41 607 378
5. Equalizer 2
6. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
7. Crazy Rich Asians
8. The Meg
9. The Spy Who Dumped Me
10. Teen Titans Go to the Movies
Total: $126 027 867
1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
2. Deadpool 2 $125 507 153
3. Ant-Man and the Wasp
4. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
6. First Purge
7. Disney’s Christopher Robin
8. Uncle Drew
9. Mile 22
10. Life of the Party $17 886 075
Total: $143 393 228