Released this week: The Black Dahlia, The Descent, Jackass: Number Two, The Last Kiss.
The Black Dahlia: James Ellroy's 1987 novel about the unsolved Black Dahlia murder in 1940s Los Angeles gets the Grand Guignol treatment from director Brian De Palma. The movie's almost an incoherent mess, and both Josh Hartnett and Aaron Eckhart are miscast as a pair of cops, but there are many moments of pleasure as things spin more and more out of control.
The Last Kiss: Zach Braff stars in a film (shot partly in Madison) about thirtysomethings struggling with adulthood while their parents face middle age. The cast members dive into the dark depths of the modern American romantic relationship.