Scott Marks noon, July 12
Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) plots to knock over the Motor Speedway that fired him. It’s Ocean’s 6 7/8ths when a band of country-set play actors affect bad haircuts and even worse Huckleberry Hound accents for this sneering caper comedy from the quasi-retired Steven Soderbergh. In the very least, Hal Needham’s Smokey and the Bandit films displayed a fair amount of affection amid the hamming for their shit-kicking rubes. Soderbergh, in unhappy contrast, delights in turning his nose up at the characters (and audience). Only one segment — a crash course teaching viewers how to make explosives out of Gummi Bears — proved genuinely fascinating. At the bottom of the pile sits Seth MacFarlane, whose Avery Schreiber fright wig outperforms him at every turn. Screenwriting credit goes to one Rebecca Blunt, largely believed to be pseudonym for a director who deserves to be given the Clockwork Orange treatment with a copy of his own The Limey. 2017.