Ocean's 12 is the sequel to the 2001 action-comedy-thriller blockbuster Ocean's 11, which grossed nearly $200 million in the U.S. alone. Set three years later, this film has Danny Ocean expanding his gang of con artists with new members in New York City before they jet to Amsterdam, Rome, and Paris to pull off three separate heists. The critically acclaimed Ocean's 11 soundtrack won a BMI Film Music Award for David Holmes, who returns to helm the music of Ocean's 12, which is sure to be an exotic, hip, cutting edge and surprisingly underground as its predecessor.
Steven Soderbergh's antic sequel to his remake of the Rat Pack's shaggy casino caper may well be one of the most playfully goofy action flicks to come out of contemporary Hollywood. But while the director confounds the expected sequelitis at every turn, he wisely lets Irish club DJ cum
film composer David Holmes reprise the same winning formula that made his collaborations on the previous film
and Soderbergh's underrated jewel Out of Sight such hipster delights. While Holmes' original music is rooted in 70's-inspired acid-jazz , he punctuates its innate club cool with an eclectic, equally hip selection of source music. The film's foreign locales inspire choices like Ornella Vanoni's seductive opener "L' Appuntamento" and Piero Umiliani's shadowy " Crepuscolo Sul Mare," while elsewhere Holmes indulges his own savory tastes for everything from Gallic neo-psychedelia (Roland Vincent's "L.S.D. Partie") to adventurous jazz (Grusin's "Ascension to Virginity") and rock-exotica mash-ups (John Schroeder's intoxicating "Explosive Corrosive Joseph"). --Jerry McCulley