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Watch Lindsay Lohan and James Deen square off in this first clip from Paul Shrader's The Canyons

Jan. 16, 2013by:

Last week an expose on the making of Paul Shrader's THE CANYONS was featured in the New York Times and presented a compelling look into the production of the film, from Lindsay Lohan's firing and rehiring, breakdowns, nude scenes, location issues, and general craziness that transpired during the three-week shoot.  In many ways, the piece has generated more curiosity about the Bret Easton Ellis-scripted film, much like the scene of an accident.  Everyone slows down to get a look.

After being rejected by Sundance and inundating us with a hodgepodge of teaser trailers that gave no real sense of the film, we now have our first look at a clip from the film, featuring Lohan and co-star James Deen.  It's much longer than it should be, especially for someone just looking for a ringing phone.  The intensity of the scene is there, but it feels like a rehearsal rather than a best take. 

Have you seen my phone?:

This film seems destined to be exactly what everyone has pegged it as from the get go.  I don't foresee THE CANYONS charging out of the gate and taking everyone by surprise as a masterful work of art.  I think Shrader would be better off capitalizing on that, rather than trying to convince us this is something on the level of TAXI DRIVER or Ellis' AMERICAN PSYCHO.  In this case, I think it would be best to own the mess and market it as such. 

THE CANYONS will be released in some form or another sometime this year.  Not in IMAX, I assure you.

Extra Tidbit: How much of a guarantee is it that you'll eventually watch this? I'm at a 100 percent, even if I turn it off after five minutes.
Source: The Film Stage

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1:48PM on 01/16/2013

Jesus...

...that was shit! I'm not sure why i expected different.
...that was shit! I'm not sure why i expected different.
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4:32PM on 01/16/2013
ok, she's trying to be super quiet not to wake him, but she calls her cell phone to find it?
ok, she's trying to be super quiet not to wake him, but she calls her cell phone to find it?
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4:01PM on 01/16/2013
Maybe she'll start doing porn after this, before she completely ruins her looks with plastic surgery and booze.
Maybe she'll start doing porn after this, before she completely ruins her looks with plastic surgery and booze.
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7:38AM on 01/17/2013
I hope so!
I hope so!
9:39PM on 01/16/2013

This movie is going to suck

And that's why I'm gonna see it
And that's why I'm gonna see it
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7:18PM on 01/16/2013

Get what you pay for...

Awful. That has to be some of the worst acting I have seen in months. Why o why do people even hire her? Someone put her career to sleep, please.
Awful. That has to be some of the worst acting I have seen in months. Why o why do people even hire her? Someone put her career to sleep, please.
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2:40PM on 01/16/2013

Ugh!

This is terrible....I've read the reports of studios rejecting the purchase of The Canyons, and I can see why! LL should have NOT been cast in this flick! Every film/tv roll she's been in has been dragged down with her issues in the afterhours.
This is terrible....I've read the reports of studios rejecting the purchase of The Canyons, and I can see why! LL should have NOT been cast in this flick! Every film/tv roll she's been in has been dragged down with her issues in the afterhours.
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5:07PM on 01/16/2013
Read the article a few days ago and was completely hooked on it until the end. The story behind the making of the film makes me really want to see it.
Read the article a few days ago and was completely hooked on it until the end. The story behind the making of the film makes me really want to see it.
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11:49PM on 01/16/2013
oh wow, that was unreasonably long.
oh wow, that was unreasonably long.
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11:08AM on 01/17/2013

cant get over

how bad she looks. In mean girls and in that rolling stone magazine picture of her sitting on a block of ice, she was insanely hot and now she looks so run down and she is only like 25 or so. I mean her and brittney look like they have been heroin addicts for years and they both look way older than they actually are. Cocaine...its a hell of a drug!!!
how bad she looks. In mean girls and in that rolling stone magazine picture of her sitting on a block of ice, she was insanely hot and now she looks so run down and she is only like 25 or so. I mean her and brittney look like they have been heroin addicts for years and they both look way older than they actually are. Cocaine...its a hell of a drug!!!
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2:41PM on 01/16/2013
That article was a good read. Really amazing to see what goes on behind-the-scenes for a film like this. I just feel bad for Paul Shrader and the crew so I'm hoping this does well at least. I'm going to see it regardless even if I, too, turn it off after five minutes.
That article was a good read. Really amazing to see what goes on behind-the-scenes for a film like this. I just feel bad for Paul Shrader and the crew so I'm hoping this does well at least. I'm going to see it regardless even if I, too, turn it off after five minutes.
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3:57PM on 01/16/2013
Maybe she'll start doing porn after this, before she completely ruins her looks with plastic surgery and booze.
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