This film looks like it’s going to be amazing – and already comes highly recommended from some of my friends. The Daily Mail gave it just one star, which is surely a good thing, considering that the people at The Daily Mail know fuck all about anything that’s worth knowing about. I love that they used ‘Dirge’ by Death In Vegas for the trailer – so perfect for this twisted feature film. ‘Stoker’ is the latest release from Park Chan-wook, the acclaimed South Korean director of 2003’s ‘Oldboy’.
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The first trailer for The Canyons is incredibly disappointing. Written by Bret Easton Ellis, the film sees Lindsay Lohan return to the silver screen and, according to IMDb, it’s a Thriller.
Not that you’d know that from this underwhelming trailer though – the only thing you’d get from this is that it’s set in L.A. This glossy video montage reminds me of a mixture of Gossip Girl and Made In Chelsea, if either of those shows were set in Los Angeles. Considering the song that’s been used is a mellow, self-indulgent number by Dum Dum Girls, it feels as though you’re definitely anticipating for the film to cut to Serena Van Der Woodsen checking her phone, or Millie Mackintosh tearfully packing her bags…you know, it just looks like some scripted reality/aspirational TV drama “filler” shots. While the shots themselves are beautiful, there’s just no action in this trailer at all. The aim may have been to make it appear enigmatic and mysterious, but the final outcome is that it looks as though nothing really happens in The Canyons, or that the trailer has been badly made. I want to like this film, so I hope it’s the latter and this teaser is just a bad attempt at, well…teasing.
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