Written by  //  August 15, 2013  //  Cinematical, The Theatre  //  No comments

It’s not The Hills…


LiLo is back baby! Well, at least for a little while anyway. The Canyons marks her return to the big screen under the direction of Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Affliction) working with an original script from Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho, Lunar Park). This micro-budget movie packed in some big names into it’s slim narrative. Much ink was spilled over the shoot with a  NY Times story back in January that detailed the, ahem, difficulties of working with LiLo. The mini-scandal from the article helped to generate some much need PR for the movie which is available now on VOD.

It opens Friday at the Sie Film Center in Denver – check here for showtimes.

What is The Canyons all about? Here’s @BretEastonEllis take on it:

If you are not a fan of Ellis or those things he listed in his tweet then do not go see this movie. If you do like Ellis and his storytelling then you will enjoy The Canyons – a lot.

Here’s the official IFC Films plot synopsis:

Manipulative and scheming young movie producer Christian (adult film star James Deen) makes films to keep his trust fund intact, while his actress girlfriend and bored plaything, Tara (Lindsay Lohan), hides a passionate affair with an actor from her past. When Christian becomes aware of Tara’s infidelity, the young Angelenos are thrust into a violent, sexually-charged tour through the dark side of human nature.

Here’s the trailer:

This has been a very polarizing movie, some critics have loved it while others think it’s terrible.

You decide.

James Deen

James Deen is the PERFECT Bret Easton Ellis character



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Kevin Dale Ringgenberg is a connoisseur of world cinema, classical music, vaudeville comedians and a trenchant observer of the vulgar realms of popular culture. You can reach out to Master Ringgenberg personally (maybe intimately) at the Smokin Monkey. When Kevin isn't reviewing films at the Manse you can read his reviews at 303Magazine. Follow Kevin on Twitter!

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