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  • The Bling Ring (2013)

    From the studio A24 that brought Spring Breakers, opens June 14th. Directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Emma Watson.

    Synopsis...
    Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

    [youtube]BST3CCnP6uE[/youtube]

    I can't wait to see this.

  • #2
    All this time for that hunk of shit of a trailer? Now my expectations are even lower. Think I will skip this one.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Frey View Post
      All this time for that hunk of shit of a trailer? Now my expectations are even lower. Think I will skip this one.
      I really like the trailer, a longer one will hit the net soon I bet. This film looks like a lot of fun... plus Watson is very talented and gorgeous.

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      • #4
        The breaking and entering stuff kind of reminded me of 'The Edukators', only with thieving twats.
        Mayhem. In a boilersuit.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Boilersuit_Mayhem View Post
          The breaking and entering stuff kind of reminded me of 'The Edukators', only with thieving twats.
          ^^ Agreed

          And considering I'm a fan of Coppola, I'll eventually watch this

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          • #6
            Sofia Coppola is one of my favorite directors so I'm highly anticipating this film. Her last film Somewhere didn't make much of a splash but i thought it was absolutely fantastic.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Deadly Fiend View Post
              I really like the trailer, a longer one will hit the net soon I bet. This film looks like a lot of fun... plus Watson is very talented and gorgeous.
              She is the only reason I would force myself to sit through it.


              Oh boy...
              "I want this place to go nuts, north, south, east, west, left, right! Activate this dance floor!!"
              Scott Vogel from Terror

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              • #8
                The music gave me a fucking headache, and it just doesn't look very interesting to me.

                Emma Watson does look really good in it, though.

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                • #9
                  New trailer...

                  [youtube]Q4LzhgExvrc[/youtube]

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                  • #10
                    Emma Watson sounds just like the real-life girl she's playing.

                    I heard she also took pole-dancing lessons for this movie.

                    52 Hookers and Counting....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by H.P. Pufncraft View Post
                      Emma Watson sounds just like the real-life girl she's playing.

                      I heard she also took pole-dancing lessons for this movie.

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                      • #12
                        The only way I could fairly describe this movie is as an endurance test. Wow, that was bad! I'm not actually a fan of Sofia Coppola anyway, I think nepotism paved the way to a one-hit wonder with Lost In Translation and most of that movie's appeal was that it was a Bill Murray vehicle anyway. However, this is definitely her worst film to date. By a fucking longshot. Aside from the fact that you're forced to spend an hour and a half with possibly the most obnoxious, shallow and consumerist pack of assholes to ever be put on celluloid, they're also horribly acted by the main cast who appear to be shambolically ad-libbing throughout the entire movie.

                        Whatever script there is, it's extremely weak, and Coppola's seemingly careless execution of it just further cements my belief that she just isn't a very talented filmmaker. Try to imagine watching an unedited version of Keeping Up With the Kardashian's - that's what this feels like. Endless shots of people: flaunting infront of mirrors, dancing in nightclubs to annoying pop music, walking and driving around in slow motion sporting excessively materialistic attire. Then throw in dialogue that essentially consists of "that's so sick" and "that's hot" used over and over and over again to the point where I wanted to reach into the screen and throttle each and every one of them.

                        I understand that these are all probably characteristics of the real-life Bling Ring brats, but that also makes me wonder why the subject matter made it into a film in the first place. After all, it's a boring story about boring people that makes for an extremely boring movie.

                        /10
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by The Devil's Lyric View Post
                          The only way I could fairly describe this movie is as an endurance test. Wow, that was bad! I'm not actually a fan of Sofia Coppola anyway, I think nepotism paved the way to a one-hit wonder with Lost In Translation and most of that movie's appeal was that it was a Bill Murray vehicle anyway. However, this is definitely her worst film to date. By a fucking longshot. Aside from the fact that you're forced to spend an hour and a half with possibly the most obnoxious, shallow and consumerist pack of assholes to ever be put on celluloid, they're also horribly acted by the main cast who appear to be shambolically ad-libbing throughout the entire movie.

                          Whatever script there is, it's extremely weak, and Coppola's seemingly careless execution of it just further cements my belief that she just isn't a very talented filmmaker. Try to imagine watching an unedited version of Keeping Up With the Kardashian's - that's what this feels like. Endless shots of people: flaunting infront of mirrors, dancing in nightclubs to annoying pop music, walking and driving around in slow motion sporting excessively materialistic attire. Then throw in dialogue that essentially consists of "that's so sick" and "that's hot" used over and over and over again to the point where I wanted to reach into the screen and throttle each and every one of them.

                          /10
                          Filmmakers who aren't talented don't make movies like The Virgin Suicides or Lost In Translation.

                          And the whole thing about it being like a episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashian's and being forced to watch these obnoxious and shallow people is the entire point of the movie. I haven't seen it, but this is what I've gathered from interviews/reviews.


                          Put "2 Fast 2 Furious" in B&W and Se7en thinks he's watching a Bergman film.
                          I find the Metal Gear Solid series to be mediocre at best.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Se7en Sins View Post
                            Filmmakers who aren't talented don't make movies like The Virgin Suicides or Lost In Translation.
                            Well, as I did say I find Lost In Translation to be her sort of one-hit wonder, if you will. It's a film I do like very, very much to the extent that I would actually say it's right up there with my favorites. However, the biggest part of the appeal of that movie for me is Bill Murray who brings an overwhelming sense of gravitas to it and whom without it would actually be a pretty forgettable experience. His performance is so good that it lifts the entire movie.

                            As for The Virgin Suicides, I can't really say I'm much of a fan. I'm not saying it's a bad movie, but my experiences of watching it in the past were pretty empty. Aside from these two examples, I've found her remaining body of work particularly hard to chew because it's just soaked in self-indulgence and what you end up with is films about people staying in the Chateau Marmont with nothing going on in their lives and it's just boring subject matter creating boring films. I'm sorry, that's just my opinion.

                            Originally posted by Se7en Sins View Post
                            And the whole thing about it being like a episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashian's and being forced to watch these obnoxious and shallow people is the entire point of the movie. I haven't seen it, but this is what I've gathered from interviews/reviews.
                            I'm aware that to make an honest film about a bunch of consumerist, disillusioned teenagers you have to present them as a bunch of consumerist, disillusioned teenagers. That's not my problem. My problem is that it is so excruciatingly boring to watch and I could get the exact same experience of vacuousness and affectlessness from any one of those reality shows. Look, if there's anything positive I could say it's that the film does have an evocation of a demographic you can completely buy, but does that make interesting/engaging subject matter for a film? Absolutely not.

                            Other than that, it's just a tedious affair that made me angry whilst I was watching it and empty when it was over.
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