Anne Hathaway wears the necklace that is the object of the heist in "Ocean's 8," with Helena Bonham Carter looks on.
Anne Hathaway wears the necklace that is the object of the heist in "Ocean's 8," with Helena Bonham Carter looks on.

Ocean's 8 (Warner Bros., Blu-ray or standard DVD, PG-13, 110 min.). Heist movies are always about the details, and Ocean's/Oceans movies are all about the stars' chemistry. "Ocean's 8" (or "Oceans Eight" as it is onscreen), the all-female follow-up to Steven Soderbergh's guys trilogy of heist films succeeds on both counts. Soderbergh serves as producer this time, while Gary Ross ("The Hunger Games," "Pleasantville") directs and co-writes with Olivia Milch. Of course, Soderbergh's films were themselves an update of the Rat Pack original "Ocean's 11" in 1960, with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.

The heist team this time is played by Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Cate Blanchett ("The Aviator"), Mindy Kaling ("A Wrinkle in Time"), Sarah Paulson (TV's "American Horror Story"), Awkwafina ("Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising"), Rihanna ("Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets") and Helena Bonham Carter ("Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"). Their patsy is played by Anne Hathaway ("Interstellar").

Bullock plays Debbie Ocean, the brother of the late Danny Ocean (a framed photo of George Clooney as the character is shown once, making the tie-in to the last three films), who is paroled after five years eight months and 12 days in prison -- time she spent dreaming up the heist the film centers on: the theft of the Toussaint necklace, which has more than six pounds of diamonds and is worth some $150 million. Her idea is to get the necklace out of its vault as part of an outfit worn at The Met Gala, the annual fashion extravaganza  at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Before Debbie can put together her team, she needs to raise a bit of cash, as she left prison with only $45. A delightful sequence of cons and clever scams follow, beginning at Bergdorf Goodman, one of the many actual NYC locations used in the film that helps it seem so realistic. Next comes Debbie picking her team, starting with longtime partner Lou (Blanchett), who, while steely and up for the challenge, also is the voice of reason. The others are Amita (Kaling), a jeweler Debbie has worked with before; Constance (Awkwafina), a con artist and petty thief; Rose Weil (Bonham Carter), a formerly successful fashion designer, who is needed to design the dress actress Daphne Kluger (Hathaway) with wear to the Gala and insist the target necklace be part of Kluger's look; Tammy (Paulson), a fence who runs her business out of the garage at her suburban home;  and Nine Ball (Rihanna), a hacker to deal with security.

The heist is brazen and fun, and Hathaway is wonderful as an actress playing an actress, with just the right amount of lunacy. Several real-life celebrities help fill out the crowd at the Gala, and late night talk show host James Corden appears late in the film as insurance investigator John Frazier -- obviously having a blast, as will you, the viewer.

Bonus features include two deleted scenes (1:53); a look at the cast (13:20); a making-of featurette (12:47) that includes interesting information on the set designs built at The Met and the Gala gowns worn by the actresses; and a look at "A Heist in Heels" (11:35) on the work of costume designer Sarah Edwards. Grade: film 3.25 stars; extras 2.5 stars

Rating guide: 5 stars = classic; 4 stars = excellent; 3 stars = good; 2 stars = fair; dog = skip it

Adrift (Universal, Blu-ray or standard DVD, PG-13, 96 min.). Based on a true story, the film, directed by Baltasar Kormákur ("Everest" and the somewhat similar "The Deep"), tells the courageous story of Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley of "Fault in Our Stars," the "Divergent" series), a 24-year-old drifter who works at boatyards until she meets the man who captures her heart (Sam Claflin of "The Hunger Games" franchise as Richard Sharp, 33). In September 1983, the couple were hired to sail a44-foot yacht on a 4,000-mile journey from Tahiti to San Diego, but halfway through their trip they encountered Hurricane Raymond, a Category 4 storm that heavily damaged the boat, washed Richard overboard and knocked Tami unconscious.

We first see Tami as she recovers consciousness in the partially flooded yacht, then her desperate search for Richard. She finally breaks through onto the deck and finds Richard's safety line dangling overboard. Sometime later, Tami thinks she sees Richard floating on a dinghy in the distance. In order to get to him, she mends the yacht as well as she can, pumps water out of the cabin and fixes a sail. She eventually makes it to the dinghy, and somehow manages to drag the injured Richard through the water back to the boat and up the ladder onto the deck, even though his  ribs and right leg are broken. From then on, Richard is basically a passenger, while Tami manages their survival and decides to pilot the yacht back a bit toward Hawaii.

The first part of the film goes back and forth from Tami's efforts at survival on the damaged boat to her and Richard's meeting and subsequent dating and romance. About 69 minutes into the film, the flashbacks turn toward the oncoming storm and the yacht's encounter with it. The storm is an extraordinarily well-crafted sequence. In all, Tami was adrift for an incredible 41 days, sustaining herself on what little fishing she could do and peanut butter. Those not familiar with her book about her experience probably will be surprised by a late development.

Like "Ocean's 8," but in this case with a true story, this is another film about female empowerment. It also is a story about the power of love. Kormákur, who is from Iceland, made most of the film on the open ocean, spending four or five weeks of 12 to 14-hour days. The realism comes through in the striking cinematography by Robert Richardson (several of Quentin Tarantino's films, as well as work with Martin Scorsese and Oliver Stone).

Extras include audio commentary by Kormákur and Woodley; two deleted scenes (2:35); and three very brief promos: Woodley talks about survival at sea (2:21); the director and others talk about making the film on the ocean (2:24); and a third one that is basically a trailer (2:02). Grade: film 3.25 stars; extras 2 stars

Tag (Warner Bros., Blu-ray or standard DVD, R, 100 min.). Tag, of course, is the "you're it" game. In this film, five adult males have been playing the game every year -- just during the month of May -- since 1983. The comedy is based on a true story, published  in 2013 in the Wall Street Journal about a group of friends in Spokane, Wash. The center of the piece by Russell Adams  was that the game had preserved their friendship and kept them involved in each others' lives.

The film, directed by Jeff Tomsic (his first feature film after a lot of TV work) and written by Rob McKittrick ("Waiting") and Mark Steilen (TV writer for "Shameless," "Will"), actually incorporates a Wall Street Journal reporter into the story, only changes the sex to female (Annabelle Wallace as Rebecca Crosby). The tag game players are Dr. Hoagie Malloy (Ed Helms of the "Hangover" franchise), Bob Callahan (Jon Hamm of "Baby Driver," TV's "Mad Men"), stoner buddy "Chilli" Cilliano (Jake Johnson of TV's "New Girl"), reluctant Kevin Sable (Hannibal Buress of "Neighbors") and Jerry Pierce (Jeremy Renner of "The Hurt Locker"). Hoagie assembles all but Jerry by saying this is their last chance to catch Jerry, as he is retiring from the game due to his upcoming marriage to Susan (Leslie Bibb). Of course, Hoagie feels the wedding week is the perfect time to get Jerry, who has never been "it," as they will know where he is. When attacked, Jerry goes into "slow-down" mode to plot out his impressive defensive moves.

On the whole, I thought the concept of the film was rather stupid, but it plays out as a slightly better than average comedy thanks to some fun chase sequences and Jerry's ninja-like ability to avoid being tagged. Isla Fisher plays Hoagie's wife, Anna, who is even more aggressively into the game, although their rules prohibit women from playing. Look for Thomas Middleditch (TV's "Silicon Valley") as Dave in the gym.

Extras include a look at six of the 10 real taggers (5:23), whose actual month of play is February (some are shown prior to the end credits as well); eight deleted scenes (6:20), with the high school graduation flashback the best of the lot; and a gag reel (8:05) with lots of farts and some outtakes. Grade: film. 2.75 stars; extras 2 stars

Venus (Wolfe DVD, NR, 95 min.). Sid (Debargo Sanyal of "Pottersville," The Magic of Belle Isle") has just decided to dress as a woman, three months before she starts  hormones, when she finds a young boy stalking her. The boy (Jamie Mayers of TV's "Game On," "This Life" as Ralph) announces that he is Sid's 14-year-old son, the result of a relationship with a school friend (Amber Goldfarb as Kirsten). In one of the film's wry comments, Sid says he only dated Kirsten because he was interested in her brother.

Sid and Ralph actually begin to bond -- some of the film's best scenes. Ralph is a charismatic cutie, and when Sid introduces Ralph to her parents, both of whom were born in India, they adore him. (Mamaji is played by Zena Darawalla and Papaji by Gordon Warnecke, who played Omar opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in 1985's "My Beautiful Laundrette"). The only problem is that Ralph, whom Mamaji calls Rajinder, is hiding his new friendship with Sid from his mother and his stepfather (Peter Miller as Max).

Ralph has no problem with Sid being transgender; in fact, he says it is cool. Sid's parents are generally accepting as well, although it is not what his mother would have wanted. Further complicating Sid's life is the re-emergence of a past boyfriend (Pierre-Yves Cardinal of "Tom at the Farm," "Mommy" and TV's "Béliveau" as Daniel). While Daniel and Sid resume their relationship, Sid becomes increasingly frustrated because their being a couple is kept in the closet.

The cross-culture, gender-changing comedy, written and directed by Eisha Marjara, ultimately offers no easy solutions, but is very realistic and mostly heart-warming. The film's title, by the way, is not a good fit; it comes from Sid's opening narration that she feels like she has come from another planet, Venus. The only bonus features are three very brief interviews with Sanyal on working with Warnecke (40 secs.), with CT Thorne who plays Sid's pal Mira (45 secs.) and with Goldfarb (31 secs.). Grade: film 3.5 stars; extras 1/2 star

RBG (Magnolia, Blu-ray or standard DVD, PG, 98 min.). This is an excellent, thoughtful, thorough and occasionally humorous documentary about the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has become somewhat of a pop culture icon. There is even an action figure for fans  of "the Notorious RBG," as she has come to be known. The film is directed by Betsy West ("Makers: Women Who Make America") and Julie Cohen ("American Veteran," "The Sturgeon Queens"). It is produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

The two main themes are her groundbreaking legal work on behalf of women's rights -- winning five of six gender-related cases she argued before the Supreme Court -- and her love for her husband, Marty, who became a top tax attorney in New York City. The couple met at Cornell University and both then attended Harvard Law School, where Ginsburg was one of only nine female students in a class of more than 500. While Marty was at Harvard, he underwent two operations and radiation therapy in a successful battle against cancer. She transferred to Columbia when Marty graduated and began work in New York City; then he later moved with her when she was named to the Federal Circuit Court in Washington D.C. Their marriage lasted 56 years, until Marty's death in 2010.

The film includes new interviews with the Justice, as well as two childhood friends, her own two children and her granddaughter. There are photos from throughout her career, as well as video from her 1993 confirmation hearing -- she was nominated by President Bill Clinton, who also is freshly interviewed -- and from events and TV appearances, including remarks by her husband, with the ongoing joke that he never gave her advice about law and she never gave him advice about cooking.

Some of those involved in some of her landmark cases also appear in new interviews. One was the plaintiff in 1975's Weinberger vs. Wiesenfeld, a case in which a man had been denied the Social Security's "mother's benefit"; another was the plaintiff in 1973's Frontiero vs. Richardson over the Air Force only giving spousal allowances to men and not women. In the latter case, Ginsburg argued that sex discrimination had the same importance as racial discrimination, and four justices signed on in agreement (a fifth was needed to make it law).

In  addition to showing her effect on the Women's Rights Movement, the film shows Ginsburg working out with her personal trainer and her love of opera, including a speaking appearance in an opera, the 2016 Kennedy Center performance of "The Daughter of the Regiment." (An extended cut of the latter is among the extras). Around 2005, when colleague Sandra Day O'Connor retired from the high court, Ginsburg became known for her dissenting opinions, as the Supreme Court became more conservative. The film also shows how Ginsburg bonded with ideological opposite Justice Antonin Scalia over opera.

Extras include four deleted and extended scenes, three having to do with her opera appearance (7:15) and six additional interviews (23:58), including Bryant Johnson, her personal trainer; granddaughter Clara Spera; friend and fellow D.C. Circuit Judge Harry Edwards; childhood friends Harryette and Ann; Jane and Jim, her children; and former client Sharon Frontiero. Grade: film 4 stars; extras 2 stars

Won't You Be My Neighbor (Universal, Bku-ray or standard DVD, PG-13, 95 min.). This documentary chronicles the life of Fred Rogers who, for more than 30 years, was beamed daily into homes across America in his TV program, "Mister Rogers; Neighborhood." Rogers was a minister, puppeteer, writer and producer. The film is directed by Morgan Neville ("20 Feet from Stardom"). Rogers used television as a means to communicate with children, to share "a singular vision of kindness and love." The film uses interviews with surviving family members and co-stars, as well as archival casual chats with Rogers himself. There are no bonus features.

Predator (1987, 20th Century Fox, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray combo pack, R, 107 min.). With the latest film in the series, "The Predator," reaching theaters this month, this is a timely release of the original film on 4K Ultra HD for the first time. In the film, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays covert military specialist Dutch who, with his team, have been called in to uncover and eliminate a threat deep in a Central American jungle. The threat turns out to be a Predator alien, complete with cloaking technology, who is here to hunt humans for sport. In this film, the Predator is barely seen, while in the action-packed new film, not one, but two Predators, as well as their alien dogs, are seen throughout the film. There are improvements in grain and brightness of colors in this new 4K scan.

The Blu-ray included is the same as the Ultimate Hunter Edition, which some fans were disappointed in. Both versions here contain director John McTiernan's audio commentary and text commentary by film historian Eric Lichtenfeld. Additionally, the Blu-ray has all the previous edition's bonus features, including deleted scenes and outtakes, a photo gallery, a making-of feature, a look at the evolution of a species, short takes with the filmmakers and special effects featurettes.

The new 4K edition also is available in a limited-edition Steelbook exclusively at Best Buy. There also is a new 4K or Blu-ray "Predator 3-Movie Collection" that contains "Predator," "Predator 2" (Danny Glover plays a cop battling a Predator in Los Angeles) and "Predators" (Adrien Brody leads a group of elite warriors on an alien planet who are targeted by a vicious new breed of Predators).