Saturday, April 7, 2007

The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia (2006)

Directed by: Brian de Palma
Written by: Josh Friedman, based on the novel by James Ellroy, inspired by real shit
Starring: Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Aaron Eckhart, Mia Kirshner, John Kavanagh, Fiona Shaw, Mike Starr, Anthony Russell, Rachel Miner, Jemima Rooper, Rose MacGowan, Bill Finley

Well, that wasn't very interesting. But I was somewhat spaced out during most of the movie, so there you go.

It's about a couple of cops trying to solve the murder of this chickie, Elizabeth Short (or Lorna Mertz, I'm not sure) and having all kinds of problems - including that nasty inconvenience known as death - in the mean time. I think one of them was crooked or something.

It took them a very long time to get around to the actual murder, which wasn't really that distressing. I wasn't that distressed, anyway. Then there was all this other shit going on. It didn't really seem very focused.

The murder and mutilation of the young lady (whoever she was) all had to do with The Man who Laughs which was kind of cool.

Anyway, there isn't really too much to say about the movie. I thought it was kind of... dull. In other words, I didn't give two fucks.

Um... lets see... it was gory enough towards the end there. I guess they could've done it as a shocker... that would've been kinda lame though, so...

I'm not too crazy about Josh Hartnett, as I think I have already stated in my blammorous rant on Lucky Number Slevin (stupid, stupid title). I'm sorry, I just find him kind of repulsive. He's a good enough actor, it's just that whole teen heartthrob thing that turns me off.

Scarlett Johansson I do like, though not in this movie. I didn't think she was especially good. I think I prefer her in quieter things (Lost in Translation, for example).

Um... yeah... right. Um. I was watching a trailer for 28 Weeks Later on the computer box the other day. That looked nifty. Yeah. I like to watch trailers on my computer box. I can't afford to go watch them in the movie theatre.

Okay, there, I'm done.


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