STAR­RING: San­dra Bul­lock, Cate Blanchett

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The Ocean’s movies get a ma­jor, ben­e­fi­cial es­tro­gen boost with the fourth in­stal­ment. More than a decade af­ter Ge­orge, Brad and Matt frol­icked through Ocean’s Thir­teen, an all-star fe­male cast (fronted by Bul­lock, Blanchett and Anne Hath­away) takes over for the most eye-catch­ing heist in the whole fran­chise. They’re out to steal a 2.7kg di­a­mond neck­lace worth more than $150 mil­lion dur­ing fash­ion’s own Su­per Bowl—the Met Gala. Bul­lock, who gets the most screen time here, is Deb­bie Ocean, sis­ter to mas­ter thief Danny (that was Ge­orge Clooney). She’s fresh out of prison and ea­ger to get back into the game for du­bi­ous rea­sons. The trade­mark Ocean’s cool is am­pli­fied thanks to crack­er­jack chem­istry among the ladies, plus an end­less pa­rade of looks and styles cul­mi­nat­ing in a cli­max fit for the pages of Vogue (Anna Win­tour cameo? Check!). Ri­hanna is all fire as a hacker who oozes sass, but it’s Hath­away who emerges as the en­sem­ble’s MVP with her cheeky, self-kid­ding per­for­mance as a vain A-list star. She’s a riot—and so is the movie. (Out now)

Not just along for the ride, the women take con­trol.

Ocean’s new wave: (from left) Bul­lock, Sarah Paul­son, Ri­hanna, Blanchett and Awk­wa­fina.

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