I just watched the trailer for Paul Shrader's ("Taxi Driver", "The Walker") latest film, "The Canyons" starring troubled former child star Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen.


A collaboration with Bret Easton Ellis, the author of the books "American Psycho" and "The Informers", which both became really good (in my opinion) movies, "The Canyons" looks right up Ellis' alley. 


It looks decadent and materialistic, which is the point, continuing the trend this year of movies about materialistic "young" people (See also: "Spring Breakers", "The Bling Ring" and to a much lesser extent Michael Bay's "Pain and Gain") but Ellis has always done stories about stuff like that.


It's also right up my alley as movies about digital era 20-somethings living in a material world has always interested me.


I don't know if "The Canyons" will be particularly good (seriously, when was the last GOOD Lindsay Lohan movie?!?!?!?) but it sure looks entertaining.


What do you guys think? Please leave a comment? Are you excited for "The Canyons"?


"The Canyons" releases in limited release and on demand August 2nd.



 


Jape Man
07/11/2013 7:05am

I should probably point out that Shrader only wrote "Taxi Driver".

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