Woody Harrelson

16 Stories

Planet of the Apes Trilogy Delivers 'Epic' Finale

It's 'the summer's best sequel,' says one critic

(Newser) - The most recent Planet of the Apes trilogy started with a bang . It's going out the same way. Critics are raving about War for the Planet of the Apes , directed and co-written by Matt Reeves; it currently has an impressive 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Here's what they'... More »

Woody Harrelson Is Doing a Movie Entirely Live

'Lost in London' will be broadcast as it happens

(Newser) - Woody Harrelson is trying to do something that's never been done before, although he's starting to realize why his feat would be a first, the AP reports. The American actor plans to spend the early hours of Friday shooting a full-length film, called Lost In London LIVE, which... More »

7 Celebs Who've Been Arrested During Protests

Martin Sheen has racked up 60 arrests

(Newser) - When it comes to hot-button issues, some stars are willing to do more than talk. The Stir rounds up 16 celebrities who've been arrested while protesting. A sampling:
  1. Susan Sarandon: After an unarmed African immigrant was fatally shot by police in New York City in 1999, Sarandon took to
... More »

7 Stars With Absolutely Nutso Backgrounds

Woody Harrelson's dad was a hit man

(Newser) - If you thought being an international superstar was about as crazy as your life could get, think again. Cracked and The Stir round up 15 celebrities with even crazier (and some of them very painful) backgrounds:
  • Woody Harrelson's dad, who walked out on the family in 1968, was a
... More »

Christian Bale Film Sued by NJ Tribe

Suit says 'Out of the Furnace' maligns Ramapough tribe

(Newser) - Members of the Ramapough Native American tribe have filed a $50 million lawsuit against the makers of a recent Hollywood movie they say depicts their people in a negative light. The federal suit was filed this week in New Jersey against the writers and producers of Out of the Furnace.... More »

10 Celebs Gone Vegan

Bey, Jay are hardly trendsetters

(Newser) - Jay Z and Beyonce are currently eating vegan (although Beyonce's certainly not letting that affect the way she dresses ), but they're not exactly trendsetters. The Huffington Post rounds up 15 more celebs who eschew all animal products. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out... More »

PETA Picks Hottest Vegetarian Celebs

Jessica Chastain, Woody Harrelson are sexiest veggie-lovers

(Newser) - Not much of a meaty story, but PETA has crowned Jessica Chastain and Woody Harrelson in the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities 2012 contest. The big-screen stars have 45 meat-free years between them, reports the Huffington Post . "I don't want to torture anything," said Chastain, who's been vegan... More »

Full Game Change Trailer Debuts

And Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin is still pretty scary: reactions

(Newser) - If you thought Julianne Moore's Sarah Palin was terrifying in the first Game Change teaser , wait until you see her in the full trailer, where she utters lines such as, "We have to win this thing. I so don’t want to go back to Alaska." Watch... More »

Defendor's Would-Be Superhero Less Than Super

Woody Harrelson shines, but film doesn't hang together

(Newser) - Woody Harrelson plays a deluded superhero in Defendor, Canadian writer-director Peter Stebbings' debut. The filmmaker's compatriots get where he's coming from; critics south of the border, not so much:
  • "Made for $3.5-million, it looks, if anything, cheaper," James Adams writes in the Globe and Mail . But Harrelson's
... More »

Zombieland Conquers US

Woody Harrelson vehicle dethrones Meatballs in debut weekend

(Newser) - Zombieland raked in $25 million to dominate the box office in its debut weekend, easily dethroning Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, which had held the top spot the previous two weekends. The R-rated comic horror movie starring Woody Harrelson drew an overwhelmingly young audience, with 56% under 25, Variety ... More »

Zombieland a Gory 'Joyride'

Woody Harrelson is great in one of the best new comedies, critics agree

(Newser) - Zombieland is gory, but most critics think it's a rollicking good time. A sampling:
  • “Zombieland is a romance, a comedy, a road movie, and a freewheeling schlock horrorfest, all in one,” writes Stephanie Zacharek for Salon. “Its growling, groaning zombie villains aren't particularly menacing. This isn't so
... More »

Fall Films Worth Seeing

(Newser) - Entertainment Weekly looks at the most promising movies for the fall. Here's a sampling:
  • 9: Shane Acker’s Oscar-nominated short about sentient rag dolls gets a big-screen treatment courtesy of producer Tim Burton.
  • The Informant: Matt Damon gained 30 pounds for Steven Soderbergh’s film on corporate whistleblowers.
  • Jennifer’s
... More »

De Niro at Center of Celeb Food Fight

Actor's restaurant chain causes uproar with use of endangered tuna

(Newser) - Celebrities including Sienna Miller, Charlize Theron, and Sting are joining the food fight against famed restaurant Nobu, the New York Post reports. Activists are demanding the Japanese eatery, co-owned by Robert De Niro, remove endangered bluefin tuna from its pricey menu so they can “dine with a clear conscience.... More »

Zombies Have Come to Save the Day

Move over, vampires: The undead are monsters for our times

(Newser) - In the echelon of monsters, zombies can’t get no respect. They’re not hip like werewolves or suave like vampires. Yet the undead are staging a comeback, Lev Grosman writes in Time. Woody Harrelson is starring in a zom-com, Juno’s screenwriter is producing a new zombie flick, and... More »

More Pot-Smoking Celebs

Olympic swimmer isn't only celeb to let life 'go to pot'

(Newser) - Elisabeth Hasselbeck may be up in arms over Michael Phelps' bong workout, notes Jezebel, but he's not alone. The View host speculated that today’s pot could spin into tomorrow's steroid use, even though the site notes that sponsors Omega and Speedo don't seem to care. Other stars who’ve... More »

Seven Pounds Heavy on Heart, Light on Logic

Cryptic Smith film confounds critics with feel-good melancholy

(Newser) - The less you know about this movie before you see it, the more you'll like it, caution critics weighing the new Will Smith vehicle Seven Pounds. One thing not to expect in the "darker and more oblique" spiritual successor to Smith's Pursuit of Happyness is chuckles, Mick LaSalle writes... More »

16 Stories