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Exclusive Film Blog - Week 2 with Spirit World Films' Creature Feature

20 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Welcome to Week 2 of Dread Central's exclusive on-set coverage from Atlanta for Creature Feature. In this blog Spirit World Films will be giving us glimpses of what goes into making movies on the fly, including first looks at the monsters soon to be taking over theaters.

Spirit World is the brainchild of three talented indie trendsetters: Chase Smith, Lance Paul and Edward Boss. These Southerners are turning the game upside down on what the true meaning of indie global films is.

With films budgeted at less than 20k, their combined multi “hat-wearing” skills are proving that you don’t need a giant budget nor a Hollywood soundstage to create cult classics.

Creature Feature is comprised of four short vignettes and one overall story that connects them all, similar to classics such as Creepshow and Trick 'r Treat.

Do clowns scare you? Have you ever looked at a scarecrow and wondered, »

- Creature Feature

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Lindsay Lohan -- Wins Italian Acting Award -- Seriously.

17 July 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Lindsay Lohan doesn't hear the words, "and the award goes to ..." very often ... she heard it Tuesday ... when she took home a trophy at a film festival in Italy. We kid you not.Lindsay was honored with the Biggest Comeback Award at the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest. She even showed up to collect her hardware and make a brief acceptance speech -- 'cuz you never know if that opportunity's ever gonna come around again. »

- TMZ Staff

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'American Psycho' Musical to Terrify Off-Broadway Next Year

15 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Author Bret Easton Ellis' 1991 novel American Psycho, about a deranged Wall Street yuppie more interested in "murders and executions" than mergers and acquisitions, will be staged as an off-Broadway musical in February 2015. New York's Second Stage Theatre will host the production, with British theatre director Rupert Goold will direct it. No castings have been announced yet, according to The Associated Press.

Rob Zombie Teams With 'American Psycho' Author for Charles Manson Show

Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa – who has written works with suitably dark titles like Say You Love »

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Lindsay Lohan Confirmed For London West End Production Of 'Speed-The-Plow'

26 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

It’s been confirmed that Lindsay Lohan will star in David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow in London’s West End.

Lindsay Lohan In 'Speed-The-Plow'

In Speed-the-Plow, Lohan, 27, will play the role of Karen – a secretary looking to work her way up and not afraid to use her sexuality to do so. The part will mark Lohan’s professional theater debut.

Speed-the-Plow centers on two Hollywood film producers that are struggling to close a major deal. Mamet’s work of satire will be directed in its forthcoming West End production by Lindsay Posner.

In recent years, Lohan has struggled to return to her former glory as an actress, which saw her star in hits such as Freaky Friday and Mean Girls after becoming a household name as a child actress in 1998’s The Parent Trap. Her latest feature, The Canyons, received abysmal ratings, and rumors swirled about her poor work ethic on set. »

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Lindsay Lohan will star on London's West End in 'Speed-the-Plow'

26 June 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Producers announced Thursday that Lindsay Lohan will star in the West End production of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow. In the Hollywood satire, she’ll be playing Karen, an ambitious and seductive secretary, in a story about two film producers trying to close a big deal. Madonna famously played the role in the 1988 original New York show.

The play, directed by Lindsay Posner, will open Oct. 2 and run to Nov. 29 at the Playhouse Theatre in London. Lohan’s most recent film work was 2013′s The Canyons, and her tumultuous Own reality show, Lindsay, aired this past spring.

Officially, this will be »

- Erin Strecker

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Lindsay Lohan's Chain-Themed Couture: Gotta Have It or Make It Stop?

17 June 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Confession: we wanted to title this post Lindsay Lohan's barbed-wire choker, gotta have it or make it stop? but we felt the whole outfit deserved a review.  One the one hand, The Canyons star kind of looks like this bad girl we went to middle school with, dressed up for the school dance. And yet, this Lbd is a better fit than most things we've seen this modern bad girl rock as of late. But can we get past the tacky chains across the waist and top? They give the all-black look some contrast, but they sort of look like a Diy fashion project. The pointy-toed pumps are fairly cute, but they don't necessarily match the overall look. And then there's that god-awful choker... Nope. Sorry. This »

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Cannes: Nicolas Cage Starring in Crime Thriller ‘The Trust’

14 May 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nicolas Cage and Jack Huston will star in crime thriller “The Trust,” with Alex and Ben Brewer on board to direct.

The Highland Film Group is handling sales at Cannes.

Molly Hassell and Braxton Pope (“The Canyons”) are producing “The Trust” as a Hassell Free Production in association with Electric Shadow Fund, which is providing financing.

Ben Brewer and Adam Hirsch are co-writing the script, focusing on a pair of cops who discover a hidden safe filled with mysterious contents, throwing them into a deadly well of corruption.

Exec producers are Mike Nilon and Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier.

Cage was most recently seen in “Joe.” Huston starred on “Boardwalk Empire” and was most recently seen in “American Hustle.”

 

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- Dave McNary

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Film Review: 'The Canyons'

12 May 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆One of the of the most intensely scrutinised films to emerge out of Hollywood for some time, The Canyons (2013) finally arrives in the UK for a brief sojourn on the big screen before hitting DVD next Monday (12 May). The level of notoriety attached to the project is undoubtedly a draw for the more curious cinéaste, as well as seeing the once revered chroniclers of cultural malaise, director Paul Schrader and writer Bret Easton Ellis, teaming up together. Alas, this proves to be a limp effort, with the duo's ideas getting mostly lost in a sea of stilted performances and some distractingly drab stylistics. Lindsay Lohan is Tara, a one-time actress shacked up with movie producer Christian (James Deen).

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‘Something has changed in the industry…’ Bret Easton Ellis on the post-theatrical world of The Canyons

9 May 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

‘What is the topic of conversation, Jon?’ It’s midnight and my time with the author begins with a dry incredulity when I mention the witching hour at which I’m calling.

‘Why are you doing an interview at midnight? I can barely form a sentence at midnight… that sounds  interesting…’

I admit it. I fudged my explanation, clearly omitting the fact that this was the only time we could work out. I didn’t expect his next question, which was ‘Do you drink?’ I do, but not much since I became a parent, ‘Well…that does happen I guess when you have kids, doesn’t it? You cut it out…’ he paused for just a moment, ‘or you have more of it.’

The Canyons is a film to drink to, not in the snarkful drinking game way but the arid burn of the sun-bleached Hollywood noir works better when »

- Jon Lyus

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The Canyons review Paul Schrader's microbudget erotic thriller spits acid

8 May 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

With its rancid atmosphere and scabrous eye on the movies, Paul Schrader's Kickstarter-funded project isn't as bad as reported

Paul Schrader's The Canyons has had a bad rap. This is the erotic thriller he shot with $250,000 (£150,000) raised through Kickstarter making every cent count. It features a sulphurous script by Bret Easton Ellis, and stars the extravagantly unreliable and difficult Lindsay Lohan, with whom Schrader has now fallen out. Or perhaps it is rather that Lohan never regarded herself as having fallen in with him. The film is a pulp provocation with an eerily rancid atmosphere; it has been widely winced at by reviewers who wanted more of substance from this director. Casting porn-star James Deen in the leading role the Patrick Bateman role, in point of fact is perhaps a satirical in-joke at everyone's expense. The same might go for Lohan. She is pampered La princess Tara, who »

- Peter Bradshaw

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The Canyons review: Can Lindsay Lohan save this detached thriller?

8 May 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Paul Schrader; Screenwriter: Bret Easton Ellis; Starring: Lindsay Lohan, James Deen, Nolan Funk; Running time: 99 mins; Certificate: 18

Finally limping into the UK after an infamously turbulent production history, The Canyons is not the absolute disaster many feared thanks to an absorbing central performance from Lindsay Lohan. It's hard to commend the debauched and detached movie for much else though, with its depiction of an emotionally disconnected world failing to engage. There's lots of naked flesh, but little to arouse interest.

Amidst the pre-production process for a planned horror movie, dead-eyed film producer Christian (James Deen) suspects his melancholic girlfriend Tara (Lohan) of having an affair with the project's lead actor Ryan (Nolan Funk). The couple then proceed to spend the rest of the movie haranguing and investigating each other in between sessions of group sex with strangers they procure from an app. It all went wrong for modern technology »

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The Canyons: panned by critics, is that because it dares to show our future?

4 May 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Paul Schrader's movie shows a film being made in the wreckage of Hollywood; it's a perfect combination of his and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis's obsessions

The Canyons is Paul Schrader's zombie movie. Its blank-generation protagonists feast upon each other's weaknesses with glazed eyes, or submit blandly to each other's vile manipulations in a hollowed-out, ice-cold hellscape in which everyone is either prostitute or pimp, or both. It sounds like a perfect combination of the obsessions of director Schrader and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis, fierce moralists unafraid to swan-dive into the sleaze.

But The Canyons is more than just American Psycho Goes Hollywood, or an exploitation of the ruins of Lindsay Lohan, or a misguided attempt to make America's porn-star-next-door James Deen into the next Patrick Bateman. At a time when critics are writing books with names such as Film After Film: Or, What Became Of 21st-Century Cinema? »

- John Patterson

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Kanye West's Yeezus film unveils first poster

1 May 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first poster for Kanye West's upcoming film Yeezus has been unveiled.

Few details about Yeezus have been released, other than that it will be directed by Hype Williams from a script written by American Psycho's Bret Easton Ellis.

The movie shares the same title as West's latest studio album, and it is also expected to feature footage from his most recent world tour.

Yeezus is also being produced by West's company Donda.

West previously worked with writer Easton Ellis when he re-cut a trailer for last year's movie The Canyons.

Easton Ellis later revealed that he had scripted the promotional video for Yeezus, which starred Scott Disick in a parody of American Psycho.

Watch a teaser for the movie below: »

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UK movie releases: May 2014

1 May 2014 2:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

May 2, 2014

Blue Ruin

Director: Jeremy Saulnier

Starring: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves

Running time: 90 mins

Certificate: 15

Brick Mansions

Director: Camille DeLamarre

Starring: Paul Walker, David Belle, Rza

Running time: 91 mins

Certificate: 15

Tarzan 3D

Director: Reinhard Klooss

Starring: Kellan Lutz, Spencer Locke, Robert Capron

Running time: 99 mins

Certificate: PG

May 9

Bad Neighbours

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Starring: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Dave Franco

Running time: 97 mins

Certificate: 15

Sabotage

Director: David Ayer

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington

Running time: 109 mins

Certificate: 15

The Canyons

Director: Paul Schrader

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, James Deen

Running time: 96

Certificate: 18

Frank

Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson

Running time: 95 mins

Certificate: 15

The Wind Rises

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt

Running time: 127 mins

Certificate: PG

May 16

Godzilla

Director: Gareth Edwards

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston

Running time: 123 mins

Certificate: 12A

In Secret

Director: Charlie Stratton

Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton »

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Filmmakers Moving Where the Money Is: Digital TV Series

30 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For independent filmmakers, digital TV series may be the next green.

Like many directors, Paul Schrader acknowledges the difficulty of finding money for his projects. He had to fund last year’s “The Canyons,” starring Lindsay Lohan, on Kickstarter, a process he’s not sure he’d try again. “It’s the kind of thing that’s fun to do once,” he says. “Independent film is not lucrative anymore. People are discovering you can lose money on a $500,000 movie.”

As Netflix and Amazon bulk up on original entertainment, they’re largely focused on buying TV series, which perform better on their services than movies do. The result is that indie moviemakers are starting to think more about crafting, episodic TV-like projects for play on digital screens.

“It’s not a surprise to me that more and more filmmakers are telling me they are working on an eight-episode story than (that) they just finished another screenplay, »

- Todd Spangler and Ramin Setoodeh

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Filmmakers Moving Where the Money is: Digital TV Series

30 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For independent filmmakers, digital TV series may be the next green.

Like many directors, Paul Schrader acknowledges the difficulty of finding money for his projects. He had to fund last year’s “The Canyons,” starring Lindsay Lohan, on Kickstarter, a process he’s not sure he’d try again. “It’s the kind of thing that’s fun to do once,” he says. “Independent film is not lucrative anymore. People are discovering you can lose money on a $500,000 movie.”

As Netflix and Amazon bulk up on original entertainment, they’re largely focused on buying TV series, which perform better on their services than movies do. The result is that indie moviemakers are starting to think more about crafting, episodic TV-like projects for play on digital screens.

“It’s not a surprise to me that more and more filmmakers are telling me they are working on an eight-episode story than (that) they just finished another screenplay, »

- Todd Spangler and Ramin Setoodeh

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Lindsay Lohan claims she was almost in The Avengers

1 April 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lindsay Lohan has claimed that she was in line for a role in The Avengers.

MTV reports that Lohan discussed her dashed hopes for a role in Joss Whedon's acclaimed superhero movie, during this week's episode of documentary series Lindsay.

20 actors who almost got the part: Katniss, Loki, Bond and Batman

Lohan reportedly complained that her manager failed to push hard enough at the audition process, which led to "an unknown" being cast in her place.

Although she does not name the part or the actress, many have speculated that she is referring to Cobie Smulders, who played Shield agent Maria Hill.

Filming on Whedon's sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, began last month at Shepperton Studios, with additional footage shot in Italy and South Korea.

Lindsay Lohan: 'I'm not on Tinder, I've never been on it'

Oprah Winfrey tells off Lindsay Lohan: 'Cut out the bulls »

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Lindsay Lohan Does Winter Chic Right in a Fur-Collared Coat

25 March 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's always so nice to see Lindsay Lohan not dressed like a hot mess. Things have been on the up-and-up for the Own show star since her latest rehab stint, but her previous fashion history was filled with far more misses than this winter wear hit. Yes, this cold weather combo The Canyons star is sporting still has her signature mix-and-match style, but the pieces are each fantastic, creating an overall impressive effect. For us, the focal point of this ensemble is definitely the army green, fur-collared winter jacket. It's sturdy and warm without being too puffy or athletic-looking, and that's no easy task for city wear. But the white button down underneath is equally eye-grabbing. We love the futuristic »

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Nicolas Cage Says It Sucks to be Famous

16 March 2014 11:19 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

While speaking to an audience of journalists, Nicolas Cage said that "it really sucks to be famous right now," referring to how some critics tend to review his films not based on the quality of the film, but on his personal life. "The critic who reviewed 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call . New Orleans,' incorporated how many homes I bought or sold into the review," he said. "What the hell does Lindsay Lohan's personal life have to do with her performance in 'The Canyons'? It should always be about the work itself. In my opinion, I don't want to see personal aspects of someone's life eclipse [their] work." Cage continued: "I started acting because I wanted to be James Dean. I saw him in 'Rebel Without a Cause,' 'East of Eden.' Nothing affected me . no rock song, no classical music . the way Dean affected in 'Eden. »

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'Veronica Mars' and Kickstarter: Is this the future of movie financing?

16 March 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Now that the big-screen version of Veronica Mars has finally come out, it has turned out to be breezy, pulpy, enjoyable, disposable entertainment (Veronica attempts to solve the murder of a famous rock star in Amy Winehouse makeup…whom she happened to go to high school with!). And now that the film has proved, for the first time, that a movie funded by crowdsourcing (in this case, via Kickstarter) can readily make its money back — and perhaps even do better than that — one could, I suppose, choose to be cynical by viewing the entire phemonenon of the Veronica Mars movie »

- Owen Gleiberman

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