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Humanity's Last Hope Rests On A Gun-Legged Go-Go Girl In 'Planet Terror,' On DVD Oct. 16

9/21/2007 1:51pm EDT
Planet Terror
Busting at the seams with outrageous action sequences, deliciously over-the-top characters and gross special effects, Robert Rodriguez's (Sin City, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) Grindhouse Presents Planet Terror explodes onto DVD as a two-disc extended and unrated edition on October 16 from Genius Products LLC. and The Weinstein Company.

Rose McGowan (Charmed, Scream, The Black Dahlia) and Freddy Rodriguez (Bobby, Six Feet Under) give stunning performances as go-go girl-turned-vigilante Cherry Darling and one-man wrecking crew El Wray as they try to save the world from a horde of flesh-...

Aaron Eckhart Wins Ray-Ban Visionary Award

1/23/2007 12:03pm EST
Aaron Eckhart
Aaron Eckhart was honored with the 2007 Ray-Ban Visionary Award on Sunday, January 21, in Park City, Utah. The Ray-Ban Visionary Award, established in 2003, honors the work and dedication of an individual who possesses extraordinary passion, creativity and leadership, and whose work showcases vision, imagination and originality.

Aaron Eckhart, a great performer capable of transforming himself as the role requires, starred in Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia (2006). He was also gleefully provocative in Thank You for Smoking (2006), playing a spokesman and lobbyist for Big Tobacco who s...

And The Nominees For The 79th Oscars Are...

1/23/2007 10:30am EST
Academy awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak theatre at Hollywood & highland center, and televised live by the ABC television network at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST), beginning with a half-hour arrivals segment, “The Road to The Oscars.” Babel is nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture.

Nominations By Category - 79th Awards

Best Motion Picture Of The Year


The Departed

Letters From Iwo Jima

Little Miss Sunshine

The Queen

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role

Leonardo Dicaprio -...

Five Compete for Top Honor at Cinematographer Awards

1/11/2007 12:13pm EST
Children of Men
Emmanuel Lubezki, (Children Of Men), Dick Pope, (The Illusionist), Robert Richardson, (The Good Shepherd), Dean Semler, (Apocalypto), and Vilmos Zsigmond, (The Black Dahlia) are vying for top honors in the feature film category at the 21st Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards competition.

"There is no textbook formula for artful cinematography," says Russ Alsobrook, ASC who chairs the organization's Awards Committee. "It takes talent and skill to master a complex craft, as well as a collaborative spirit. These five, amazingly talented indivi...

New Movies on DVD, Dec. 26

12/26/2006 8:00am EST
The Black Dahlia
The stylish screen adaptation of James Ellroy's novel, The Black Dahlia, details one of the most notorious unsolved murders in Hollywood history. Elizabeth Short was a struggling actress looking to make a name for herself in 1940s-era Tinseltown. Unfortunately for Elizabeth, it was her grim fate that would ultimately overshadow anything she would accomplish during her short and tragic career. Also on DVD: Jackass: Number 2, The Descent, Haven and Factotum.

Scarlett Johansson Gets Tested For AIDS Twice A Year

10/10/2006 9:48am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson gets tested for HIV twice a year. The Black Dahlia actress insists she is not promiscuous but has the test because she is "a responsible human being."

Scarlett, 25, revealed to Allure magazine: "I get tested for HIV twice a year. One has to be socially aware. It's part of being a decent human, to be tested for STDs. It's disgusting when people don't. It's so irresponsible. But contrary to popular belief, I'm not promiscuous."

The Scoop actress - who is dating her The Black Dahlia co-star Josh Hartnett - also claims that monogamy goes against nature because peopl...

Opening September 15: The Black Dahlia

9/13/2006 5:04pm EDT
The Black Dahlia
Director Brian De Palma returns to the helm for the first time since 2002's Femme Fatale with this stylish screen adaptation of James Ellroy's novel detailing one of the most notorious unsolved murders in Hollywood history. Continue summary... (movie gallery)

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner

Scarlett Johansson Says Sex Scenes With Josh Harnett Are Anything But Romantic

9/11/2006 10:10am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson has revealed shooting sex scenes with real-life boyfriend Josh Hartnett was not romantic. The Lost In Translation actress stars opposite Josh in new movie Black Dahlia and in one scene the couple are seen romping on a kitchen table. Scarlett admits filming the raunchy sequence was far from fun.

She said: "It was interesting doing that scene with Josh but it wasn't particularly romantic. Shooting these sorts of scenes often end up being more funny than anything else. I'm glad it comes off as sexy because in reality it was more like an organized boxing match."


Fall 2006 Movie Preview: Crimes & Thrillers

8/21/2006 11:37am EDT
Aaron Eckhart stars in The Black Dahlia
One week before fall officially begins, The Black Dahlia hits theaters (Sept. 15). Based on a novel by James Ellroy, the film details one of the most notorious unsolved mysteries in Hollywood history. It centers on two cops, Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) and Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart), who investigate the death of a brutally murdered young woman (Mia Kirshner). Bucky soon realizes his girlfriend had ties to the victim and also uncovers corruption and conspiracy within the police department. Scarlett Johansson also stars.

The Departed (Oct. 6) follows a rivalry between a Boston p...

"The Black Dahlia" To Be Opening Film at Venice Film Festival

7/29/2006 11:00am EDT
The Black Dahlia
The Black Dahlia will be the opening film at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival. The eagerly-awaited film is directed by Brian De Palma and stars Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner, Mike Starr, and Fiona Shaw.

The film was adapted from the famous novel of the same name by James Ellroy and was inspired by a crime in 1940s Los Angeles. It centers on two cops, Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) and Lee Blanchard, who investigate the death of a brutally murdered young woman. Bucky soon realizes his girlfriend had ties to the victim and also...