I've read James Ellroy here and there. Sometimes I loved him (White Jazz). Sometimes I got a little bored (Black Dahlia). But whenever there is a movie project attached to James Ellroy, I am all about it. LA Confidential hit the mark, I think most of us agree. While Black Dahlia fell short, Dark Blue is one of my favorite movies of the 2000s. It isn't an Ellroy novel; it's an Ellroy story/screenplay. And I think it is a fantastic movie about corrupt cops and a fantastic movie about the LA riots. (Also one of my favorite directors, Ron Shelton.) So, all future Ellroy projects are on my radar, so to say. Soon to come is another Ellroy screenplay, starring Keanu Reeves, called Night Watch (not to be confused with the Russian vampire movie) -- I will be there in spades. (Directed by writer of Training Day and Dark Blue.) And then, after that, the movie version of my favorite Ellroy Novel, White Jazz, starring Clooney. Hopes may be running a little too high, but that's part of the fun. James Ellroy has also written a screenplay of a White Heat remake (don't worry, that was scrapped) and Bruce Willis wants to turn his political thrillers into a miniseries. I guess what I am trying to say is: Ellroy is permanent Hollywood and I am happy about it.