The Covering Coven gang is back for another look at American Horror Story: Coven and this time they’re tackling episode three (which aired last night), “The Replacements.”
In last night’s installment, Fiona took on an unlikely protégé. A guilt-ridden Zoe tried to give Kyle his old life back. Madison had a fiery exchange with Joan Ramsey, a new neighbor.
Leading the conversation is Shock contributor Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) and she’s joined by Sasha Capelli (@ActuallySasha) of 92.3 out of New York, Alexis Saarela (@AlexisSaarela), Allison Ullrich (@allisonannetx) and Megg Hochbaum (@djshesay). Needless to say, this is a spoiler-filled discussion, so you have been warned!
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Our “Covering Coven” weekly video series continues. Today, our panelists looks at American Horror Story: Coven episode 2, “Boy Parts.”
The group digs in deep, looking at this entry’s themes of life, lineage, family, they’re favorite lines of the night and more.
Leading the conversation is Shock contributor Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) and she’s joined by Sasha Capelli (@ActuallySasha) of 92.3 out of New York, Alexis Saarela (@AlexisSaarela), Allison Ullrich (@allisonannetx) and Megg Hochbaum (@djshesay). Needless to say,this is a spoiler-filled discussion, so you have been warned!
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Covering Coven: American Horror Story Season 3, Episode 1
Today, we’d like to introduce you to the first episode of Covering Coven, a video series in which five panelists - fans of American Horror Story - dissect and lend insightful criticism to each episode of the FX series.
As most of you know, American Horror Story returned to television last night with its third season (or “story arc”) entitled “Coven.” The premiere was huge for FX, pulling in a 5.54 million viewers. Jessica Lange returns to star along with some newcomers like Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett.
Leading the conversarion is Shock contributor Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) and she’s joined by Sasha Capelli (@ActuallySasha) of 92.3 out of New York, Alexis Saarela (@AlexisSaarela), Allison Ullrich (@allisonannetx) and Megg Hochbaum (@djshesay). Needless to say, this is a spoiler-filled discussion, so you have been warned!
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Review: The Bling Ring
“The Bling Ring” isn’t as slick as “Spring Breakers,” but it benefits from a boost in credibility courtesy of its outrageous factual source material.
Being the new kid at school isn’t much fun for Marc (Israel Broussard) until he crosses paths with Rebecca (Katie Chang). She immediately takes him under her wing, introducing him to her friends, bringing him to parties, and giving him something he’s always craved, a true best friend, so when Rebecca suggests they sneak into Paris Hilton’s house while she’s away, Marc follows right behind. What starts out as innocent albeit very illegal fun turns into a risky habit, Marc, Rebecca, and their friends Nicki, Sam, and Chloe (Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, Claire Julien) returning to Hilton’s home and “shopping” at Orlando Bloom, Rachel Bilson, Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, and Audrina Patridge’s places, too, ultimately accumulating over $3 million in stolen high-end goods.
Just like the Bling Ring’s obsession with celebrity culture, and the world’s for that matter, the concept of a group of kids breaking into A-listers’ homes, enjoying a grand tour, sorting through their personal property and taking what they want has a reprehensible charm to it. Trouble is, if you walk into “The Bling Ring” blind, the introductory material might not be engaging enough to carry you through to the action.
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Meet the Real-Life Criminals Behind ‘The Bling Ring’
It’s interesting catching The Bling Ring in such close proximity to Spring Breakers. There are loads of similarities in terms of tone, style and material, but there’s also one glaring difference – one’s the real deal and the other very much is not. It’s easy to point a finger at Spring Breakers and, enjoy the film or not, judge it for portraying youths in such a down, dirty and outrageous manner, but when it comes to The Bling Ring you just can’t because it really happened.
From about October 2008 to August 2009, a group of teens from Calabasas, California amassed $3 million by sneaking into celebrities’ homes and stealing cash and pricy personal belongings. The film’s logline is practically an exact match to that summary of the actual burglaries and writer-director Sofia Coppola nails a slew of the finer details from Nancy Jo Sales’ Vanity Fair article “The Suspect Wore Louboutins,” but before the names become interchangeable when the film hits theaters on June 21 (it’s in limited release June 14), let’s draw the line between the film version of the Bling Ring members and the real thing.
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Interview: The Bling Ring’s Israel Broussard
Israel Broussard already has a handful of titles to his name including a role in Rob Reiner’s “Flipped,” but “The Bling Ring” marks his first foray into the world of high-profile productions and also offers up a performance that suggests he’s an up-and-comer worth keeping an eye on.
The film tells the true story of the Bling Ring, a group of teens from California who were so celeb obsessed, they decided to just waltz into Paris Hilton’s home while she was out of town. It all starts off as an innocent thrill, but ultimately turns into a $3 million crime spree involving a number of celebrities, stolen high-end clothing, and loads of cash, too. In the film, Broussard leads as Marc, a kid first returning to public school after being homeschooled for a stretch of time. Sure enough, he suffers through some new kid syndrome with his peers staring at him or just ignoring him completely, until he catches Rebecca’s (Katie Chang) attention. Soon enough, they’re inseparable and Rebecca is busy introducing Marc to all her friends and their party scene. After finally finding the ideal friendship he’s always wanted, Marc can’t bear to lose Rebecca, so when she suggests they break into celebrity homes, he’s hesitant, but just can’t say no.
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