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Bret Easton Ellis tweeting praise for Lindsay in the past

Bret Easton Ellis has retracted his love for troubled actress Lindsay Lohan.

The writer recently opened up about the critical and box office failure of The Canyons, a 2012 film he wrote which starred Lohan and famed porn actor James Deen. "I think where we went wrong was with the casting of Lindsay Lohan. Now I don’t mean she wasn’t good in it, she was very good in the movie. I mean that suddenly The Canyons has become the Lindsay Lohan film," he explained.

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Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in 'Gangster Squad'

"The truth is, Emma Stone owes me money. If I show up here or I have to do another movie with her to get it, I will."

- Ryan Gosling - who stars alongside Stone in this month's film Gangster Squad - making a joke when asked why he worked with her again after 2011's Crazy, Stupid, Love.

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Josh Brolin+ Josh Brolin has been tapped to replace Clive Owen's character Dwayne in the upcoming sequel to 2005's Sin City, titled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Brolin joins returning cast members Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, and Jessica Alba, as well as newcomer Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

+ Transformers director Michael Bay announced on his blog that the next film in the franchise will not just be a sequel to 2011's Dark of the Moon, but the first in a new trilogy. Bay also added that 20 year-old Irish actor Jack Reynor will star opposite Mark Wahlberg in the new film.

+ The 50 Shades of Grey screenwriter Kelly Marcel has admitted that the film adaptation of the popular book will definitely be slapped with an NC-17 rating. Scandalous!

+ Vulture compares Jessica Rabbit with Emma Stone's character in Gangster Squad.

+ Snakes on a Plane director David R. Ellis died early yesterday morning in South Africa for unknown reasons. He was 60 years old.

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Perhaps due to the film noir content of the story, the folks behind the Bret Easton Ellis-penned The Canyons released a teaser yesterday in the style of a 1950s trailer.

In the film, Lindsay Lohan stars opposite porn star James Deen, one of the two men the trailer claims she must choose between. The acting in the trailer seems a bit cheesy, but I'm truly hoping that it's just confined to the trailer itself and not the film! Directed by Paul Shrader, the film has a slated 2013 release with no exact date set just yet.

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The Possession

With few new titles out this past weekend, The Possession kept its hold of the top spot, claiming $9.5 million at the box office.

Lawless remained in its number two spot with $6 million while the only newcomer to break the top ten, The Words, debuted at number three with $5 million. Both The Expendables 2 and The Bourne Legacy dropped one spot to number four and five with $4.7 million and $4 million, respectively.

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The Possession

Though we're still a few months out from Halloween, people apparently like to be scared year-round. Even when it means paying money towards a film that looks like every other movie about an exorcism.

Either way, filmmakers of The Possession have done something right, as the movie has taken a hold of the number one spot at the box office this weekend, pulling in $17.7 million. The Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf vehicle - penned by Nick Cave - Lawless debuted at number two with $9.6 million while The Expendables 2 dropped two spots from last week's top spot with $8.8 million. The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner in the latest Bourne installment, also dropped two slots from last week's number two spot with $7.2 million while the animated family film ParaNorman rounds out the top five with $6.5 million.

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David Cronenberg

"And certainly, I've made the horror films and people say, "Can you make a horror film also an art film?" And I would say, 'Yeah, I think you can.' But a superhero movie, by definition, you know, it's comic book. It's for kids. It's adolescent in its core. That has always been its appeal, and I think people who are saying, you know, 'Dark Knight Rises is, you know, supreme cinema art,' I don't think they know what the f**k they're talking about."

- Cosmopolis director David Cronenberg comments on The Dark Knight and the superhero film genre.

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James Deen and Lindsay Lohan on the set of The CanyonsLindsay Lohan helped porn star James Deen reach new levels of prowess while filming The Canyons.

The 26-year-old actress - who has previously posed nude for Playboy magazine - appears as the adult film star's lover in forthcoming thriller, and James insists the brunette beauty was "super professional" while filming their X-rated scenes in his big screen debut, and he "learned a lot" from her.

"Working with her was awesome. She's super professional; super great. She's a fantastic actress, it was really, really awesome. I feel like I learned a lot from her like in the scenes we did together, they were my stronger scenes."

James appears alongside Milk actor Gus Van Sant and Desperate Housewives beauty Tenille Houston in the movie - which tells the story of a group of youths and their sexual escapades in Los Angeles - and he credits Lindsay for bringing out the "best" in his acting ability. "Working with people who are really strong actors and very talented and stuff brings the best out of you. It was very helpful to me as an amateur," he added.


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The Dark Knight Rises

It sure looks like no one is stopping the Batman anytime soon.

Christopher Nolan's final installment of his Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, continues its reign at the box office, taking in $36.4 million in its third weekend. The Total Recall remake and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days debuted, respectively, at number two and three with $26 million and $14.7 million. Ice Age: Continental Drift was bumped down two spots to number four with $8.4 million while The Watch also fell two spots to number five with $6.3 million.

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The Dark Knight Rises

Despite the tragedy that occurred in Aurora, Colorado early Friday morning, The Dark Knight Rises still managed to succeed The Dark Knight in its opening weekend record with $160.8 million.

The animated family film Ice Age: Continental Drift fell from its number one spot with $20.4 million while Marvel's The Amazing Spider-Man dropped to the number three spot in its third week with $10.8 million. Seth MacFarlane's big screen debut, Ted, took in $10.1 million, securing the number four spot, and the latest Disney/Pixar film Brave dipped one more spot to round out the top five with $6 miilion.

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