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To mark the release of The Bling Ring on DVD and Blu-ray (out now) we’ve been given 3 copies of the movie to give away on Blu-ray. The movie stars Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, Israel Broussard, Claire Julien, Katie Chang, Leslie Mann and is directed by Sofia Coppola.
In the fame-obsessed world of Los Angeles, a group of teenagers take us on a thrilling and disturbing crime-spree in the Hollywood hills. Based on true events, the group, who were fixated on a life of glamour, tracked their celebrity targets online, and stole more than $3 million in luxury goods from their homes. Their victims included Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Rachel Bilson, and the gang became known in the media as “The Bling Ring.”. In The Bling Ring, Oscar Winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola takes us inside the hedonistic world of these youthful teenage wannabes, where naivete and excitement is amplified by »
The Bling Ring, 2013.
Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
The Bling Ring is the latest film to be "inspired by true events". Despite which aspects are actually true, the film revolves around Rebecca (Katie Chang), a teenager in high school who has an obsession with celebrities and their lifestyles. A new boy at her school, Marc (Israel Broussard), starts to hang out with her and quickly learns that she not only has a celebrity obsession but also an obsession with stealing. Once they become closer they start using the internet to find out when celebrities are out of town so they can sneak into their houses and steal from them. After »
- Gary Collinson
Directors: Sophia Coppola
Running Time: 90 minutes
The Bling Ring revolves around a group of celebrity obsessed teenage girls who turn to robbing the houses of their heroes. It is based upon the Vanity Fair exposé article “The Suspects Wore Louboutins,” and revolves around true events.
The Bling Ring is directed, written and produced by Sofia Coppola, a filmmaker that has seen many of her films greeted with mixed responses from critics and movie-goers alike. Here she assembles an very young cast in a film that is probably her most mainstream and accessible to date. Emma Watson and Taissa Varmiga (Vera’s sister) lead newcomers Israel Broussard, Katie Chang and Claire Julien as the »
- Paul Heath
Why do kids want to live like celebrities? There's no definitive answer to that question, but Sofia Coppola explores the mindset of that kind of youth in "The Bling Ring." Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival before hitting theaters this summer, you might have missed the writer/director's take on a culture obsessed with brands and fame. And whether you're now catching up or if you're a fan of the movie, we've got a pretty great prize pack for some lucky readers. But first, let's recap what this movie is all about. Starring Emma Watson, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Claire Julien, Taissa Farmiga and more, the film chronicles the true story of some affluent, bored teens who start breaking into celebrity homes and using them as their own personal shopping mall. Coppola certainly captures the surreal nature of it all, and how addictive their behaviour became, until of course, it »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? Based on the real-life Bling Ring crew, Sofia Coppola's film tells the story of the Los Angeles teens whose claim to infamy was robbing the homes of celebrities. The teens who used the internet to track the whereabouts of rich celebs are portrayed by Emma Watson, Katie Chang, Taissa Farmiga, Israel Broussard, and Claire Julien.
Watch: Go behind-the-scenes with Taissa Farmiga (Video)
Why We're In: Coppola's approach to the tabloid-heavy story is one of the most compelling aspects of "The Bling Ring"," as she neither praises the characters, criticizes, or satirizes them. We get to watch the teens from an honest perspective and arrive at our own deduction of how technology and youth obsession with fame impact contemporary culture. "The Bling Ring" was also one of Moviefone's Best Movies of 2013 (So Far).
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- Erin Whitney
Coppola isn’t being cruel or dismissive, though. She’s just directing Julien’s character Chloe, a jaded, cooler-than-thou Los Angeles teen who gets swept up in the now-infamous “Bling Ring” — the group of brand-obsessed high schoolers who robbed their celebrity idols of more than $3 million in shoes, clothes, and other glossy signifiers of wealth and status.
“You’re kind of friends with them…you don’t know them that well, »
- Lindsey Bahr
This week: It's up to Brad Pitt to figure out a way to slow down a global zombie pandemic in "World War Z," a summer blockbuster with a new unrated cut that will excite horror fans disappointed with the PG-13 theatrical cut.
Also new this week is Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring" based on true events, Steven Soderbergh's Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon and the educational documentary "Space Junk 3D" on Blu-ray 3D.
Box Office: $201 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 67% Fresh
Storyline: Former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is forced back into duty to protect his family and the rest of humanity from a global zombie pandemic that is toppling governments and plunging the world into chaos. The action moves from New York to Jerusalem to Wales as Gerry races against time to find a way to »
- Robert DeSalvo
Digital Spy sat down with Coppola to discuss how she approached the stranger-than-fiction story and her decision to cast Watson against type as the shallow, self-deluded Nicki.
The film debuted in May at the Cannes Film Festival.
> Emma Watson: 'Bling Ring research gave me anxiety'
> 'The Bling Ring' review: Edinburgh Film Festival 2013
The Bling Ring is released in the UK on July 5. »
Director: Sofia Coppola.
Running time: 90 minutes.
Synopsis: A group of bored, fame-obsessed teenagers decide to ditch their homework duties and burglarise celebrity houses.
Sofia Coppola is one of Hollywood’s leading female directors. She already has The Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation, Marie Antoinette and Somewhere tucked under her belt and is known for pushing forward her female protagonists, ensuring they steal the limelight and stay there. With The Bling Ring, her new feature film, you’ll find it hard to look away.
Based on actual events, Coppola took inspiration from a Vanity Fair article (The Suspect Wore Louboutins written by Nancy Jo Sales) to base her narrative around new kid Marc (Israel Broussard), a fashion-conscious but lonely teenage boy who moves to a new school. There he meets Rebecca (Katie Chang), the Lindsay Lohan-obsessed »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Hollywood isn't ready to let go of the braid trend. Last year's massive plait obsession has trickled into 2013 in the form of various summer braids—especially the milkmaid style. In June alone Jennifer Morrison, Beth Behrs and Claire Julien have all hit the red carpet with woven strands running from ear-to-ear. It should be noted that this famous trio weren't the only blond stars to wear braided updos recently. Over the weekend Annasophia Robb and Kendra Wilkinson tried out complex woven styles too. But the milkmaid braid still seems to reign supreme. »
In the fame-obsessed world of Los Angeles, a group of teenagers take us on a thrilling and disturbing crime-spree in the Hollywood hills. Based on true events, the group, who were fixated on the glamorous life, tracked their celebrity targets online, and stole more than 3 million in luxury goods from their homes. Their victims included Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Rachel Bilson, and the gang became known in the media as “The Bling Ring.”
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- Movie Geeks
"The Bling Ring" hit theaters on June 21, giving American audiences Sofia Coppola's spin on the infamous 2008 Hollywood Hills burglaries performed by a group of California teens. Emma Watson and Katie Chang lead off the cast as variations of the people who committed the thefts, but how similar do they actually look to their real-life counterparts?
Since we're just as curious as you are, Zap2it decided to put the members of the actual Bling Ring side-by-side with their Hollywood counterparts and see how similar they actually look. Check them out below, and tell us if you like the casting in the comments below.
Alexis Neiers, aka Nicki, played by Emma Watson
Rachel Lee, aka Rebecca, played by Katie Chang
Nick Prugo, aka Marc, played by Israel Broussard
Courtney Ames, aka Chloe, played by Claire Julien
The Bling Ring is a group of celebrity-obsessed La teens who won notoriety in 2009 when they were convicted of breaking into at least fifty homes including those of Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson, Megan Fox, Orlando Bloom and Paris Hilton, and stealing $3M dollars in clothes, shoes, jewels, cash and handbags. Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson, Claire Julien, Taissa Farmiga and Carlos Miranda play the teenaged hit squad that preyed on B list stars Coppola.s smart and nuanced film that raises worrisome issues about life in certain circles. The so-called .Hollywood Hills Burglars. were allegedly .typical. highschoolers in the Valley, smoking pot, partying on the beach, lusting after top brand name goods and watching every move made »
- Anne Brodie
New Bling Ring movie delivered great drama and an awesome Emma Watson. A24 Studio released their new drama flick "The Bling Ring" into theaters,nationwide, this weekend. I just checked it out,and thought it was pretty damn good,serving up crazy drama as it outlined the true story of a bunch of teens that decided to rob the houses of very famous people in Hollywood. It stars: Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Taissa Farmiga, Claire Julien, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Georgia Rock, and Gavin Rossdale. In the new flick, character Rebecca befriended Marc. Later on, as their friendship progressed, Rebecca started introducing to Mark, new ways to steal from people,starting off by checking for people who leave their cars unlocked,and stealing cash and other valuables. Then it eventually escalated into hitting up houses. From there, of course, they moved on to celebrity houses,starting with Paris Hilton. After they hit that one up, »
Directed by Sofia Coppola
Some people like reality television, some people hate it and some become obsessed by it. Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring was inspired by the true story of a group of young fame junkies who weren’t satisfied with just watching their favorite celebrities on the boob tube, no, they needed to enter their idols’ world as well. This real life “E! True Hollywood Story” occurred from late 2008 until 2009 during which time a group of teens shocked all those who inhabited “The Hills” by pulling off a series of high profile burglaries. I remember seeing a lot of coverage on “TMZ”, back in the day, with sensational headlines regarding these daring bandits. I was not overly surprised that stars were targeted by brazen home invaders, »
- Kerry Fleming
It must be tough, being "average" and "middle class" and living within sniffing distance of L.A.'s rich and beautiful people. The designer clothes, the pricey homes, flashy cars and flashier jewelry must seem just within reach, especially to the young and avaricious.
That's the temptation of "The Bling Ring," Sofia Coppola's scintillating followup to the sleep-inducing "Somewhere." Coppola's film, based on a Vanity Fair article about the crimes, the criminals and the world they ran in, is a winking condemnation of a generation of naive, covetous privacy-abandoning teens -- and their victims, celebrities so vapid they leaves doors unlocked, so vulnerable in an age where the Internet tracks their every out-of-town trip, every red carpet appearance.
Because if there's one thing these dizzy L.A. larcenists have a handle on, it's social media.
They don't wear gloves, don't rush through the houses they enter and pilfer, don't »
Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Release Date: June 21, 2013 (Chicago)
Plot: A group of California teenagers (Chang, Broussard, Watson, Julien, Farmiga) break into the houses of their favorite celebrities and take their stuff.
Who’S It For? If you liked Coppola’s previous Somewhere, prepare for the same type of cold pacing, but without the whole contemplative element. If you think breaking into Lindsay Lohan’s private residence sounds like fun, then yes, this movie is certainly for you.
Instead of focusing on paparazzi firing flashes at the rich and famous, The Bling Ring is about those affected by the radiation of these flashing lights, the people who are convinced the ultimate existence in the world belongs to that of a celebrity. Like paparazzi, the film’s title group »
- Nick Allen
Sometimes it's pretty fun to live vicariously through the characters we see on the big screen, especially when those characters are young, pretty, spoiled, and living it up in the L.A. party scene, like the privileged socialite wannabes in Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring."
Newcomer Katie Chang stars as Rebecca, the group's ringleader/chief sociopath who's obsessed with Lindsay Lohan. Israel Broussard ("Flipped") is her doting, anxiety-ridden Bff Marc, while Emma Watson ("Harry Potter"), Taissa Farmiga ("American Horror Story") and Claire Julien round out the posse.
The pretty young things embark on a series of incredibly brazen home robberies. They target celebs whose closets they want to raid, including Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson, Audrina Patridge and Megan Fox, and use online gossip rags to figure out who's going to be out of town, and when.
The most remarkable thing about this stylized tale is that it's based on a true story. »
- Annette Bourdeau
Chicago – We live a celebrity-driven culture that not only easily dismisses when its celebutantes get DUIs but practically sees the occasion as a rite of passage. We follow gossip websites to the degree that we know the schedules of people who are famous just for being famous better than we know our family’s. And these celebrities are feted with gifts to the degree that they wouldn’t notice if most of their possessions went missing. Sofia Coppola’s incredibly entertaining “The Bling Ring” dares to subtly make the case that the kids who very casually decided to begin robbing TMZ’s most-beloved in the Hollywood Hills grew from this modern world of misplaced priorities. Her film walks that fine line where some will criticize it for excusing their behavior while others will think it mocks them too openly. Both miss the point. The brilliance of “The Bling Ring” is »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The Bling Ring finally hits theaters this Friday after months of press by the film's stars, including Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Claire Julien, and Taissa Farmiga, who appear alongside Emma Watson in the Sofia Coppola-directed project. While we've been fascinated by the real-life story that the movie is based on and even took a closer look at the true story as it unfolded, the young stars have been busy traveling the world promoting their big-screen effort. They've been snapping plenty of pictures along the way and sharing them on social media - take a look at Emma, Israel, Katie, and their costars as they prep for the big release! Source: Twitter user EmWatson, Twitter user KatieChang53, Instagram user israelbroussard, Instagram user clairejulien View Slideshow › »
- Lauren Turner
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