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Film noir lives!

Do I dare to hope either of these will be any good?

THE BLACK DAHLIA
Scarlett Johansson, Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Mia Kirshner
This trailer (finally, there's a trailer!) gave me chills. It looks good. It has some of my favorite people in the universe in it (apart from Hilary Swank, heh.) But, let's face it, Brian De Palma is a hack. :-/ And the subject matter is SO dark. I've read some James Ellroy but never his Black Dahlia book. I want to see this but I'm a little afraid that it will be a) bad or b) just too damn disturbing. (Opens wide Sept. 15)

And HOLLYWOODLAND
Adrien Brody, Diane Lane, Ben Affleck
This also gives me pause. Who was it who was saying everyone seems kind of miscast? Susan Sarandon might make a better aging mob moll than Diane Lane (who I adore, however!) I want to see this despite the presence of Ben Affleck, who I usually can't bear to watch for even a second on screen, not since his Good Will Hunting days anyway. (Opens wide Sept. 8)

So I'm keeping fingers crossed these will be halfway decent. If anyone says "noir" (or "vampire") I'm there! I just can't help it!

(I think I need a ScarJo icon!)
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