Ed Driscoll

Hollywood: The Little Shop Of Horrors

A month ago, I described the trailers that preceeded 300 thusly:

With the exception of Spider-Man 3, virtually all of the innumerable trailers yesterday before 300 highlighted Hollywood’s current phase: dank, gross, low-budget nihilistic horror films, and, in a very similar genre, the latest effort by Quentin Tarantino, which featured the disgusting image of a buxom young woman whose leg is amputated and replaced with a machine gun, which she alternately walks on and fires at the baddies (baddies being a relative term in a Tarantino movie, of course) by crouching in some sort of kung fu-style pose spraying bullets upward. (No, really.)

In their latest issue, Newsweek writes:

Over the next few months, Hilary Swank, Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman and Ren