Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Porn Stars to Mainstream Stars? James Deen and Lindsay Lohan in The Canyons

This is currently a trend and one I understand.

It's marketing, pure and simple.  Conservative American can scoff at it and say it's a terrible thing, but Porn is a Billion dollar a year business, and most likely, the conservative screaming about it is also the one downloading it.

Having said that, many of you know that there has been some people who have transfered over from porn to regular films.  Some have had successful careers at it, Traci Lords and Ron Jeremy are two of them.  We can argue that though Jenna Jameson is not the best actress in the world, her turn in Zombie Strippers was pretty good and it was a role that suited her well.

 Now here comes a new film, The Canyons.

 Starring Lindsay Lohan and Porn Star James Deen.  From Director Paul Schrader (American Gigolo) and writer Bret Easton Ellis (novel: American Psycho).

 This is marketing gold.  I'll tell you why.  Watch this ABC interview with Deen from February 2012.  You'll see what his fan base is and why putting him in a lead role opposite someone we all know, will only increase sales on the film.

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River Phoenix's Last Film 'Dark Blood' to Debut at Film Festival in September

COLOGNE, Germany - Dutch director George Sluizer has finally finished Dark Blood, the movie actor River Phoenix was working on when he died of a heart attack in 1993 on Halloween night outside the Viper Room in Los Angeles.

Sluizer will present the film for the first time at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht in September. It will compete for the festival's Golden Calf award. The Sept. 27 premiere will be in front of a special guest audience.

THR first broke the story last year that Sluizer was finishing the film he abandoned nearly 20 years ago. The 80-year-old director secured post-production and editing financing to complete the film from the Netherlands Film Fund as well as some cash via Dutch crowdfinancing site Cinecrowd.

Dutch production house Eyeworks helped Sluizer navigate the legal issues surrounding the film. After Phoenix's death, Sluizer confiscated the Dark Blood footage and took it back to the Netherlands. He kept it hidden, fearing, he said, that it otherwise might have been destroyed.

In the film, River Phoenix plays Boy, a young widower living on a nuclear testing site in the desert. While he waits for the end of the world, Boy carves Katchina dolls that supposedly contain magical powers. His life is disrupted when a Hollywood jet-set couple travelling across the desert become stranded after their car breaks down. Boy rescues the couple and then takes them prisoner. Dark Blood also stars Judy Davis, Jonathan Pryce and Karen Black.

Sluizer is best-known for his 1988 thriller Spoorloos, remade as The Vanishing (1993) starring Jeff Bridges and Kiefer Sutherland.

In addition to the Dark Blood premiere, the 2012 Netherlands Film Festival will also screen a retrospective of Sluizer's work and will publish a book on the director's life.

via: THR



Monday, July 30, 2012

CLOUD ATLAS trailer and explanation from the Directors (VIDEO)


CLOUD ATLAS is the newest films from the minds behind the Matrix trilogy and Run Lola Run.
Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski (formally Laurence) (Matrix Trilogy, Bound) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) have put together this little explanation video in hopes of giving the audiences of the world a little more information before watching the trailer for CLOUD ATLAS.

CLOUD ATLAS stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, Sandra Bullock and many other great actors.  It is set for release on October 26.

Take a Look:

Watch the Trailer for this Big Budget Independently Financed Film: