|The Black Dahlia 2006 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Brian De Palma
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner, Fiona Shaw, Mike Starr, Patrick Fischler, James Otis, John Kavanagh, Troy Evans, Pepe Serna, Angus MacInnes, Rachel Miner
Based on James Ellroy's novel about a real-life Los Angeles murder case when Elizabeth Short (Mia Kirshner) was brutally murdered and grotesquely mutilated, this film is fiction but uses details from the still unsolved 1947 case. Ex-boxers, now LAPD detectives Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) and Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) investigate the murder in their unique ways. Bucky dumps girlfriend Kay Lake (Scarlett Johansson) when he comes under the spell of the beautiful bisexual, Madeleine (Hilary Swank), who, it turns out, once slept with Elizabeth. Then there are the drugs and police corruption that enter the picture in this difficult case.
|Idiocracy 2006 R, 84 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Director: Mike Judge
Cast: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews, Anthony Campos, David Herman, Sonny Castillo, Kevin McAfee, Robert Musgrave, Mike McCafferty, Justin Long, Heath Jones, Patrick Fischler, Darlene Hunt
Because he is an under-achiever, G.I. Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson) is chosen for the Pentagon Human Hibernation Project in which he is to be cryogenically frozen for one year. Joining him in the project is a prostitute, Rita (Maya Rudolph), who agreed to be part of the experiment in exchange for clearing her criminal record. Problems develop, and it isn't until 500 years later that Joe and Rita are thawed out. Because stupid people now far outnumber intelligent people, Joe and Rita re-enter the world as the smartest people on the planet. Are they stuck in this new world, or will they be able to travel back those 500 years in time?
|Swimming with Sharks 1994 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: George Huang
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Frank Whaley, Michelle Forbes, T.E. Russell, Jerry Levine, Benicio Del Toro, Roy Dotrice, Matthew Flint, Patrick Fischler, Sabryn Genet, Kyle Reed
What happens when young screenwriter Guy (Frank Whaley) finally gets fed up and treats his boss, Buddy Ackerman (Kevin Spacey), the way he has been treated? After enduring one too many abuses from Buddy, Guy breaks into Buddy's Beverly Hills home, holds him hostage, and tortures him. This is an insightful and amusing look at what goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood.
|1. The Black Dahlia (2006)|
2. Idiocracy (2006)
3. Swimming with Sharks (1994)
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