Set in the near future, a very popular drug called HYPE is causing world governments to debate with the public about its legalization. The Government has just located the FBI's Most Wanted ... See full summary »
Nathan, 10th grade, awkward and shy, has a passion for chemistry and an inventive imagination. But after being ridiculed in class, he becomes ashamed of his talents. Paralyzed by fear, ... See full summary »
"Loving" takes place in the fictional town of Corinth, PA, centering around the lives of the wealthy Alden family. Love and betrayal, along with the struggle for power, become the focus of ... See full summary »
An award winning romantic comedy in which a Beverly Hills girl falls for a Venice Beach street clown called Chaos and she must overcome her inhibitions and become a clown herself for the relationship to survive.
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Bradley W. Ragland
When class hottie Mandy Shaw presents her short story in writing class, fellow student Brendan Mahoney's erotic reading has the class in an uproar. Professor Lowe is too busy nursing his ... See full summary »
Tom Patrick Stephens,
This movie is based on real robberies that occurred between October 2008 & August 2009. Celebrities that were robbed include Paris Hilton; Lindsay Lohan; Orlando Bloom & Miranda Kerr; Brian Austin Green & Megan Fox; Rachel Bilson; and Audrina Patridge. See more »
Looks Like the Celebs Would Eventually Lock Their Doors
The Bling Ring (2011)
** (out of 4)
Made-for-TV drama about a group of bored teenagers who became known as "The Bling Ring" when they started to gain "fame" by breaking into the homes of various celebrities. I'll admit that I had never heard of this film until after seeing the Sofia Coppola version from 2013. I'm really not sure how fair it is to compare the two films but if you must then there's no question that the one from Coppola is the better one with her style completely taking over the subject and delivering a real gem. This film here will probably appeal to more people who just enjoy watching these Lifetime movies. With that said, this here isn't all that bad but at the same time there's just not too much energy or fun to be found here. I think one of the biggest problems is that the majority of the teenage characters are just downright annoying and rather stupid. Perhaps there's a point to this but it doesn't make them very entertaining to watch. I say this because the film really doesn't give you a good idea of what these kids were like outside of their stealing habits but I think the one section where this film does better than the 2013 version is during a few scenes where the addiction to fame is highlighted. The Natalie Kim character's inability to understand the trouble they're in because she just sees herself as being famous is something that is rather interesting and we needed more scenes like this. The most entertaining aspect of this picture is seeing the lead detective (Tom Irwin) working the case and trying to figure out who is doing what. I think the film would have been much better had they centered the entire film around him because of how good Irwin is in the part. Chang is also good in her role as is Austin Baker in the lead but the screenplay doesn't do much for their characters. THE BLING RING is mildly entertaining if you like these made-for-TV films but the 2013 is the way to go.
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