Beautiful, rich people casually participating in hideous, terrible things and occasionally having explicit sex -- stop me if you've heard this one before. If it sounds like a Bret Easton Ellis story, that's because it is. 'The Canyons,' scripted by Ellis and directed by Paul Schrader (writer of 'Taxi Driver' and director of 'American Gigolo'), tells the languid story of a manipulative trust fund kid, his failed actress girlfriend (Lindsay Lohan), and the love rectangle that leads to obsession and violence.
While attempting to make a horror flick, a man learns that his lead actor has ignited an affair with his girlfriend, ultimately prompting an act of violence.
Based on everything we've seen, and read, about Paul Schrader's trainwreck-in-the-making 'The Canyons,' it's unfortunate that the first clip from the indie is such a bore. Well, until the last 15 seconds or so, but even that is dark/trying to be dark. For the most part, you'll watch as Lindsay Lohan wanders around a house calling her own cell phone while a man ("ex"-porn star James Deen) sleeps in a nearby bed.
We come to the end of another week, which means it's time for another Dose of Ridiculous. In this week's edition: What Kathie Lee did to a puppy, New Zealand's new Middle Earth currency, what 'Jurassic Park 4' thankfully never was, and a really bad teaser for a movie starring Lindsay Lohan and a porn star.
Author and noted eccentric Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader have been working to put the finishing touches on 'The Canyons,' their crowd-funded drama starring Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen, and now you can (sort of) see what those crazy kids have been up to with the first official teaser trailer.