The Canyons

The Canyons

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Manipulative and scheming young movie producer Christian makes films to keep his trust fund intact, while his actress girlfriend and bored plaything, Tara, 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.
Edition: Director's cut
ISBN: 9780788617362
0788617362
Branch Call Number: DVD CANYONS
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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JOSEPH SARDO
Nov 30, 2016

Actually watching this movie was my punishment for not being in better control of my *ahem* urges. Really bad movie, James Deen was depressingly creepy and super uncool. One sort of redeeming quality was there were some cool settings, like their mansion or even the music/video store one character walked through

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hammer59
Feb 09, 2016

Ellis wrote this dreck??

Garbage.

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scbcv
Oct 19, 2014

First time watching Lindsey Lohan acting, and hopefully the last! This must be the worst movie I've seen all my life! Awful, Nasty, Indecent...PLEASE DO NO WASTE YOUR TIME WATCHING THIS!!!

aaa5756 Aug 31, 2014

A truly awful and dumb film!!!! A total waste of time and of Electrical power.

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patbik
Aug 01, 2014

Lindsay Lohan needs to get out of the movie business. Her "acting" is painful to watch.

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Underworld
May 12, 2014

Something about Lindsay made me want to watch this, and to after find out was Lindsay's first nudity in movie, that did make it interesting. For the actual movie itself, was ok, acting a little weak, but overall, was not too bad, it was an erotic thriller that gave you I guess what it was trying to give, at times it reminded me a little of low budget "blue" type movies, but I didn't find myself having to fast forward as I had to do in some movies, so that is a good thing.

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Basileus
Mar 30, 2014

My expectations were not low for this movie, but nor were they high. With Paul Schrader directing and Easton Ellis writing the script I knew it would be a worthwhile 90 minutes. And it is. The relationship between failed actress and now kept woman Tara, and the spoiled trust fund baby in Christian, is really fascinating to watch. Also fascinating is seeing the monster slowly coming out in Christian when another couple becomes part of their circle and throws Chris into a downward spiral of anxiety and jealousy. And it also helps that the actors are good. Not great, but good. Lohan proves she still has what it takes to be on the silver screen, and if she gets her act together, she might be able to make a comeback in Hollywood. James Dean was the real surprise. Being an actor in porn movies probably isn't the best training ground for actors, but he pulls off his role well, and will hopefully be in more movies. And it might help his legitimate career that he is perfectly comfortable doing full frontal male nudity, which is very rare in Hollywood movies. And he sure does look good doing the full frontal scenes! This flick isn't destined to be a classic, but it IS good, so give it a try.

lasertravis Feb 02, 2014

Won't bother to lie here, I wanted to see Lohan naked and that was pretty much why I got this movie. That being said, she is really NOT looking all that good these days (wow she has aged badly) and the movie was actually decent with or without her jugs. Above average erotic thriller (don't say that much since the 80's). Well acted and maintains a decent level of tension throughout. Deen actually plays a pretty good bad guy. He's a frickin porn star. I expected NOTHING.

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britprincess1
Feb 01, 2014

Weird as it is, this film is NOT as bad as I expected it to be. That is not a compliment, since I expected it to be awful, but darn it, my curiosity got the better of me and I just had to watch. I can't decide what doesn't work. I feel like it's a lot of little things. Despite the notoriously bad time everyone had on the set with Lindsay Lohan playing her little mind games (Will she show up for work? Will she run off after lunch? Will she do the sex scene she signed on to do? Will she? Won't she?), I don't thiiiink Lindsay is the culprit here -- that is, I'm really not sure. The ending is a little ridiculous and the start is a little too quiet. The motivations and actions are never quite right. All in all, it's not as bad as it was hyped up to be, but that doesn't make it good.

cdsrus Jan 13, 2014

Have you ever sat thru an entire movie waiting for it to begin? Will eventually be a movie selection for inexpensive notels.

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aaa5756 Aug 31, 2014

Just plain stupid can sum up this movie!

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