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#41 Rena

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:42 PM

I haven't seen it yet, but judging from the trailers and also Perks, the problem could be that Emma enjoys playing the role too much. That seemed obvious for me with Sam.

People don't enjoy being themselves so much.

 

yes, and I notice that when she was playing Hermione, she sometimes over does the acting a bit.



Yes, I'm not sure if I should trust my own judgement in this matter. It would be interesting to hear the opinions of people who had never seen Emma before.

 

that would be interesting to hear as well.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:45 PM


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:29 PM

I like how thoroughly lost his emphatic exposition is on the other guy.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 08:47 PM

I am going to give this film 3 stars out of 5. Any fan of Sofia Coppola knows her work is hit-or-miss. And yet, The Bling Ring left me with a puzzling sense of mixed thoughts. The cast was gorgeous and the directing was artistically modern and stylish--unsurprising for Coppola. Still, the film lacked any real character development or depth. It was an hour and a half of cocaine, Chanel, vanity, and not much else. Emma Watson excels in her role as the vain "victim" of our self-obsessed culture, courtesy of Hollywood and drug-addled celebrities. And in reality, the film is quite witty and enjoyable to watch. However, it ends so abruptly that you can't help but think, "That's it?" The Bling Ring exists purely for lovers of pop culture or any "fans" of the real robberies. That aside, the film feels devoid of any real meaning. It lacks the nihilistic depth that Spring Breakers carried, despite its jarring similarities. Ultimately, it's enjoyable but unfortunately entirely forgettable.


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:04 PM

Great review. Unfortuanetly, I was left feeling exactly the same way. The characters had no depth, and ultimately, I was kinda meh about them all. Though I thought Emma was fabulous with the little that she was given.


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:35 PM

Not having seen the movie, I guess the characters are supposed to be templates. They're not supposed to be fully fleshed-out individuals. Hearing the story behind the Bling Ring may leave some wanting for a full psychological profiling of its members, but that's a different movie. And in the end, even a deeper inspection of their motives might just reveal what the movie is hinting at: this is not at all surprising behavior for spoiled first world teens with too much time on their hands.

I'm really looking forward to seeing this movie. It seems it doesn't preach and doesn't overanalyze.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:35 PM

I was a bit disappointed with the movie actually, I loved the trailer and the idea, so my expectations were pretty high. I didn't feel any depth in either the characters or the realtionships between them, it wasn't dynamic, there were no strong turning points, and many scenes just felt so slow. It was like - party, stealing, party, stealing again, party again, blablabla.. Well, Sofia probably wanted to stay true to the story I guess. I think Emma did very well though, playing a character so far from herself was a great thing for her, I feel like it really improved her as an actress.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:18 AM

It came out in Russia only on the 4-th of July! Unfair! I found the movie online, gonna watch it there and if I like it, will watch in the cinema later too.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:16 AM

Alright, sorry for the double post but.. yeah gonna say some words before I forget them.

1-st of all didn't like the movie but liked Emma. Simply because it was super interesting to see her in a role of a "bad" girl", won't leave comments about how she managed that role, cause I'm not sure.
 

While I was watching this I was reminded of how I felt watching Spring Breakers. 

 

It doesn't feature the same surrealist art or sexual exploitation, but they both seem to lack a narrative structure and tell the story in a non-linear fashion.

 

There are no setups or payoffs. There are no character arcs. Scenes begin and end abruptly and are pieced together with musical interstitials.

 

This can be confusing to the audience and gives the whole movie a dream-like quality.


2-nd: you're absolutelly right! The movie was so boring that I kept wondering the entire time how come that Emma's hair grew so fast lol and how hot she looks as a brunette. And it has practically the same story-line as Spring Breakers. Spring Breakers is one of them most senseless movies I've ever watched. Who directed it btw?

3-d. A totally senseless thing is that how could they think they'd get into the houses lol. Celebrities for sure have plenty of security and anti-burglar system and the cars, how come they didn't start to honk when they even touched them. "Paris has left keys under the mat" yeah right. The movie founders could have made it more interesting by adding some action in those scenes. Btw, scenes. They are so messed up and confusing. Just like in Spring Breakers.

I guess that's all I can say. And yeah the trailer looked much better and my expectations were higher. When Rebecca was getting

testified, I thought she'd lie and betray all of them and thought they'd find nothing in her house, thought that she'd find the way to get rid of everything robbed before the police arrives, but no.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 02:36 PM

1- wig

 

2-real events. they got into the houses in real life. Paris had her keys under the mat in real life


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:24 PM

Oh no my message decided no to save. Well I didn't like the movie that much but liked Emma of course!

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:57 AM

i always wondered why the alarm systems didnt go off?


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Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:55 PM

i always wondered why the alarm systems didnt go off?


Me too.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:34 AM

i always wondered why the alarm systems didnt go off?

I thought that because they don"t break a window or crash a door, the alarm can't switch on... 


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:55 AM

I thought that because they don"t break a window or crash a door, the alarm can't switch on... 

 
And the car?


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 03:40 AM

I haven't seen it. I want to see it, though.

 

After The Perks, any role that Emma is in would be a letdown. She just nailed that role. 



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:43 PM

After The Perks, any role that Emma is in would be a letdown. She just nailed that role. 

 

 

 

agreed...i love love love her as Sam in Perks, and the whole cast rocked. the movie rocked. woohoo! :happydance:


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#58 Thessalie

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 04:57 PM

 
And the car?

Oh well when you don't lock your car, you can open it without any alarm switched on. That's what we see in the scene : she tries to open every car without properly "breaking in", and she finally find one car not loked. I guess that's because of the rich area, some people are just not careful. That happens even to not-that-rich people haha 


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:31 AM

waiting for August 15 :happydance:


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:54 AM

welp, the German voice overs are truly dreadful. From what I've heard the "Valley accent" sounds really blasé and just a little bratty, while the German voices sound hyper like they're screaming at each other over the noise of a rave or something.


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