I’ve disliked the idea of Gary Ross‘s Ocean’s 8 (Warner Bros., 6.8.18) from the get-go, and I mean intensely. George Clooney‘s Danny Ocean has an “estranged” sister named Debbie (Sandra Bullock) and so, being competitive and all, she’s decided to mastermind her own audacious heist, only this time with the assistance of seven lady thieves (Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina) with the usual eccentric character traits. The plan is to rip off something of value (presumably not cash) from Debbie’s ex-boyfriend (Damian Lewis) on the night of Manhattan’s annual Met Gala. Original Ocean’s trilogy costars Matt Damon and Carl Reiner perform cameos but not Clooney. The idiotic brother-sister thing is like Steven Soderbergh deciding to make Clooney’s character the son of Frank Sinatra‘s Danny Ocean, Sr., who masterminded the 1960 Las Vegas casino heist. Something about the poster…hell, the whole enterprise is whispering “caveat emptor.”