Let’s get down to business.
Ramble of the Day
I have not had a chance to share with you Hoddle people that I’m a big fan of movies, so much so that I watched four in four days last week and have at least two more planned for this week. (Then again, I had gone on an accidental movie drought, so I did have some ground to make up.)
(For those of you wondering: I watched The Big Sick, Lady Bird, Mudbound, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri last week. I enjoyed them all, some more than others, except Three Billboards, and here’s a good, but spoiler-filled, article from Slate that sums up why I hated it, if you’re curious. I almost ranted about how much I disliked it in Monday’s Hoddle, but decided against it.)
Anyway, the other night, I watched the trailer for Ocean’s 8. I’ll also share that the Ocean’s Eleven (George Clooney version) was one of the first films that was not designated for children when I was growing up, so I have a special affinity for that film and the series (though Ocean’s Twelve and Thirteen definitely were not as good as Eleven). That meant I was very nervous when this project was announced, and again when I found out the trailer was out. Here it is for you to watch, if you want.
I felt such relief after the two and a half minutes of the trailer. This film does not just look really good; it actually looks better than any of the films from the Ocean’s trilogy. I probably have not been this excited for a film after watching its trailer in quite some time. What else can you expect out of a cast of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, and Rihanna? (No disrespect to Awkwafina; I am just not familiar with her work, though I am excited to see it.)
tl;dr: Ocean’s 8 looks very good and I am happy about that.
Now, time for some links.
Links of the Day
Today’s longer read: Interviews with Lilian Thuram are always worth reading, and here is the latest one from The Independent.
Peru’s Paolo Guerrero has had his drug ban cut from a year to six months by FIFA, meaning he will be able to represent his nation at the World Cup.
Swansea have sacked their coach for the third time in the last year, with Paul Clement leaving the club.