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'Birdman,' 'Fargo,' Top Golden Globes Nominations, See The Full List Of Nominees

December 11th, 2014 12:19pm EST
Birdman
Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause and Paula Patton all helped the Hollywood Foreign Press with the announcement of the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards on Thursday morning.

"Birdman," which stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor seeking a comeback with a Broadway play, leads the nominations in the movies category, including nods for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Actor - Musical or Comedy (Keaton).

Keatons' co-stars Emma Stone and Edward Norton are also up for Golden Globes in their respective supporting actress and actor categories. Alejandro Gonza...
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Why Fans Will Love (or Hate) 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1'

November 21st, 2014 5:03pm EST
Why Fans Will Love (or Hate) 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part
It's a big weekend for "Hunger Games" fans- after a year of waiting, the final "Hunger Games" film has made it to theaters. And it will make it to theaters again, next year, because paying twice to see two halves of the same movie is the new "it" thing.

But no matter- the first of the last "Hunger Games" films (what?) is here. And given the stampedes that saw "The Hunger Games" and "Catching Fire," it's a safe bet that every theater in the country is about to be stuffed full of frenzied moviegoers (now's as good a time as any to invest in fake butter and Sno-Caps).

Should you join the fr...
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'Saturday Night Live': Hunger Games Cast Crash Woody's Monologue, Musical Guest Kendrick Lamar & More

November 16th, 2014 7:27am EST
SNL - Woody Harrelson
Season 40 of “Saturday Night Live” has been notably light on recurring material; this episode, with the exception of one sketch and one Weekend Update segment, was completely devoid of anything recurring. While it is nice to have a tendency towards original material, the best “SNL” seasons have always had a decent mix of new and repeating characters. It is time for the cast and writers to really figure out what they do best and focus on that. If the show was relying on the host to kick itself into gear in this way, then Woody Harrelson was never going to be the man for that job. Instead,...
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First Full Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Promises Plenty Of Action

September 15th, 2014 11:26pm EDT
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
"The Mockingjay Lives" in the new trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," which was released on Monday.

The first full trailer for the film, which hits theaters on November 21, promises plenty of action as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) & co. begin their revolution against the Capitol.

Katniss unwittingly becomes the symbol of rebellion and reluctantly accepts her mission, but on her terms.

Based on the best-selling novel "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins, the film also stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'True Detective'

May 29th, 2014 11:30am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'True Detective'
Ready to go on a 17-year hunt for a killer? The follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray 8-episode series "True Detective" out June 10th from HBO Home Entertainment. We review the case and its results below!

Title: "True Detective"

Grade: 4 1/2

Cast: Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Monaghan

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 458 minutes

Release Company: HBO Home Entertainment

Website: www.hbo.com

The Show: HBO and the creators of "True Detective" are a clever bunch. The idea of creating a rich complex story, weaving it over o...
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'True Detective': Best And Worst Of The HBO Premiere

January 13th, 2014 9:38am EST
True Detective
Detectives on television aren’t anything new. Procedural TV often follows one case of murder per episode, showing the same police officers week after week solve a crime in the span of 42 minutes. The dark detective genre, however, is a newer phenomenon, only recently popping up frequently on the edgier networks. NBC has Hannibal, AMC tried it with The Killing, and FX aired The Bridge last year. While you can definitely see a show about gruesome murders on CBS, it’s far less likely to see one where the detectives and their own grim lives are the focus.

Criminal Minds and Law and Order SVU t...
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New Jersey Native American Tribe Sues Over 'Out Of The Furnace'

December 27th, 2013 10:23am EST
Out of the Furnace
The executives behind Woody Harrelson's latest film Out Of The Furnace have been hit with a $50 million lawsuit from a group of Native Americans amid claims their tribe is portrayed in a negative light in the drama.

Members of the Ramapough Lunaape Nation have taken offense at a number of sleazy characters bearing last names common among their tribe, including that of the movies villain, crime ringleader Harlan DeGroat, played by Harrelson.

The gang is described in the film as a community of "inbreds" and referred to as the Jackson Whites, a derogatory term historically used in referenc...
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Which 'Hunger Games' Costar Told Jennifer Lawrence To Give Her Oscar Back?

November 22nd, 2013 5:30pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence at the NY premiere of Catching Fire
Jennifer Lawrence won the Academy Award earlier this year for her performance in last year’s film Silver Linings Playbook. She returns to her role in the Hunger Games franchise as Katniss Everdeen, champion of last year’s Hunger Games. She joked about filming Catching Fire after her Oscar win.

“Absolutely, I brought it to work,” Lawrence said. “I put it on video village and I was like, ‘Things are going to be very different.’”

Of course Lawrence was actually very modest about her win. “Winning the Oscar, something like that is a wonderful gift that I was so grateful for and confused by sl...
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4/20: Celebrate Weed Day With These 13 Celebrity Stoners

April 20th, 2013 7:36pm EDT
Willie Nelson
Every year when April 20 rolls around people across the U.S. celebrate an unofficial holiday: weed day.

Stoners everywhere recognize 4:20 as being the time of day to light up, and when the date is 4/20 it's time to kick back, light up and smoke all day -- especially at 4:20. If you're into that kind of thing, of course.

Now that several stats have legalized marijuana to various degrees plenty of folks from sea to shining sea will be lighting up this year, some even in public. Colorado, which has the loosest regulations on pot, sees thousands gather in downtown Denver -- aka the Mile High ...
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First Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Premieres During MTV Movie Awards (Watch It Here!)

April 15th, 2013 2:06pm EDT
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
During Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards the first trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was unleashed, finally giving millions of fans a good look at the highly anticipated sequel.

Jennifer Lawrence returns as heroine Katniss Everdeen, who returns home to District 12 with fellow 74th Hunger Games winner Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Shortly after, the two embark on a "Victor's Tour" of the other districts and Katniss senses that a rebellion is brewing that could free the 12 districts of Panem from the rule of the Capitol.

But the sinister President Snow (Donald Sutherland) has oth...
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Check Out All 11 'Capitol Portraits' From 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

March 13th, 2013 7:52pm EDT
Effie Trinket
The buzz is rapidly building for the second chapter in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, with 11 new "Capitol Portraits" of the key players in the story.

The nefarious President Snow (Donald Sutherland), Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), all return for the second film; along with Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth).

The portraits also focus on three new characters that will be pivotal to the story and it...
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Jennifer Lawrence Featured In New Character Portrait For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

March 6th, 2013 2:56pm EST
Katniss
Five new character posters for this fall's Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, have been released, the latest of which showcases Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in a long white gown with a wing-like design over her shoulders (if you want to know more about the dress, you'll have to pick up a copy of Suzanne Collins's book "Catching Fire," the second installment in "The Hunger Games" trilogy).

Also making appearances in the new promo portraits are Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), the head of Katniss' design team; TV talk show host Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci); Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks...
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Woody Harrelson Films Anti-Fur Video For Humane Society

January 9th, 2013 11:29am EST
Woody Harrelson
Actor Woody Harrelson has voiced a poignant new video calling for an end to the use of fur in fashion.

The former Cheers star narrates The Humane Society of the United States' new campaign promo, in which a model uses different 'killing' techniques on cuddly toys to illustrate how brutally animals can be killed in real life.

Harrelson says, "It's always difficult for people to deal with images of animal cruelty head-on; no one wants to look at what really goes into the making of fur. This video is so impactful because it lets you know without having to see.

"I really hope it makes fas...
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Review: 'Seven Psychopaths' Is The Must See Film Of 2012

October 12th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Seven Psychopaths
What does one little Shih Tzu named BONNY, Seven Psychopaths and one screenwriter suffering from writer's block have in common?

Everything...At least in my favorite film of 2012 so far.

Screenwriter, Marty Faranan (Colin Farrell) is way past his deadline on his latest screenplay. If that's not enough to cause the poor dude major stress, his passive-aggressive girlfriend, Kaya (Abbie Cornish) is about to walk out on him.

Lucky for Marty, his BFF sometime actor/full time dognapper, Billy (Sam Rockwell, in a tour de force performance) is sticking by him; actually a little too much.

In fact...
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Ted Danson Recalls Skipping Work & Getting High With 'Cheers' Cast

September 28th, 2012 9:24am EDT
Ted Danson
Several years ago, Ted Danson, Woody Harrelson, George Wendt and John Ratzenberger didn't show up to the set of "Cheers" because they wanted to get high.

The actors called in sick and went boating off the coast of California instead. Danson told GQ magazine, "The guys were just (like), 'Let's play hooky.' We'd never done anything wrong before. John had a boat, so we met at Marina del Rey at 8 a.m. We all called in sick."

Their leisurely day off turned bad quickly after too much drug use and a hurricane caused problems.

"Woody and I were already stoned, and Woody said, 'You want to try so...
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PETA Names Jessica Chastain & Woody Harrelson The Sexiest Vegetarians

June 28th, 2012 2:51pm EDT
Jessica Chastain & Woody Harrelson
The Sexiest Vegetarians of the Year are Jessica Chastain and Woody Harrelson. Bosses at animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) chose the duo for 2012.

Chastain ("The Help" and "Texas Killing Fields") adopted a vegan diet 15 years ago, while Harrelson ("The Hunger Games" and "Zombieland") has been meat-free for the past 25 years after giving up his favorite steaks and burgers for health reasons.

The actors' dedication to healthy eating has earned them the 2012 titles as the hottest vegetarian stars in Hollywood.

Previous PETA honorees include Rus...
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Matthew McConaughey To Join Woody Harrelson In Detective Series?

April 11th, 2012 8:48am EDT
Matthew McConaughey & Woody  Harrelson
Woody Harrelson is heading back to TV for a cop show with his pal Matthew McConaughey.

The pair has signed on to star in "True Detective," an eight-episode series currently being shopped to cable networks. If the show gets the green light, the actors will play detectives hunting for a serial killer in Louisiana.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, subsequent seasons will feature new casts and storylines.

"True Detective" will mark Harrelson's first lead role in a small screen series since his days as bartender Woody Boyd in "Cheers." He also made several cameo appearances in "Will & Gra...
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'The Hunger Games' Slays Competition To Break U.S. Box Office Records

March 25th, 2012 6:53pm EDT
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games has raced to the top of the U.S. box office with a record-breaking opening weekend gross of $155 million.

The much hyped action movie, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, became the most popular midnight opener ever for a non-sequel when it debuted in the U.S. with a stunning $19.7 million in the early hours of Friday, and its winning streak continued throughout the weekend.

The whopping opening weekend takings have catapulted The Hunger Games in to the record books once again, making it the biggest non-sequel film to ever open at number one.

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Two Jews' Review & Recommend 'The Hunger Games' But Felt Fight Scenes Lacking (Video)

March 21st, 2012 1:00pm EDT
The Hunger Games
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: I'm sure by now almost everyone is familiar with the story of 'The Hunger Games.' The book was the first in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins and all three novels have been on the bestseller list for several years.

But for those people unfamiliar with the story of Katniss Everdeen, the 16 year old girl who competes in The Hunger Games, the time is the future.

North America is no more. Instead we have a nation known as Panem which is broken down into 12 districts. These districts exist to provide goods for the wealthy people living in the ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Hunger Games,' 'The Raid: Redemption,' & More

March 19th, 2012 11:00am EDT
The Hunger Games Poster
Honestly I didn’t have high hopes for the Jonah Hill/Channing Tatum comedy “21 Jump Street,” but I was very pleasantly surprised last week. I laughed my ass off at the antics of the two hapless cops sent back to high school on an undercover mission. Equal parts parody and homage, it simultaneously mocks buddy cop movie clichés and celebrates them. Hill and Tatum are the perfect team, thoroughly convincing you that they’re best buds. My Grade: B+

Things have quieted down a bit at the box office this week in terms of the number of films coming out, but I think a lot of that has to do wit...
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'The Hunger Games' Is Set To Become The Next Big Movie Phenomenon

March 18th, 2012 9:00am EDT
People Magazine
With more than 26 million books in print followed by pandemonium at the film premiere of The Hunger Games, fans everywhere are obsessed with the tale of a brave girl in a bleak future world. This week's issue of PEOPLE talks to the young soon-to-be superstars of the action series that sparked a worldwide phenomenon – Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, as they brace for Twilight-level fame. "I did indies and I was in X-Men, but that was a franchise that I just joined at the end," says 21-year-old Lawrence, who plays teenage heroine Katniss Everdeen. "This is like 'N S...
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Elizabeth Banks: 'We Had All These Young Kids There Dropping Like Flies'

February 22nd, 2012 11:32am EST
Elizabeth Banks
Actress Elizabeth Banks has revealed the set of highly-anticipated fantasy film The Hunger Games was so hot, dozens of young extras collapsed.

The W. star plays Effie Trinket in the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' bestselling novel about youngsters battling to survive in a series of deadly games.

Banks has now revealed the young cast faced real-life difficulties after the temperature soared on the North Carolina set, and many began to faint.

She tells MTV.com, "It was difficult to shoot under insane conditions, about 105 degrees. We had all these young kids there dropping li...
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Woody Harrelson Suffered From Paranoia While Filming 'Rampart'

February 20th, 2012 11:35am EST
Woody Harrelson
Actor Woody Harrelson suffered an "intense time" while playing a twisted cop in new movie Rampart and often snapped at friends for no reason as he dealt with the paranoid feelings the role evoked.

The Natural Born Killers star portrays an unhinged Los Angeles Police Department officer in the drama, but getting into character took its toll on Harrelson.

He tells The Guardian Weekend magazine, "It was an intense time. The problem was being seeped in paranoia because that was so much the attitude of the character. That really affected me because I don't normally do paranoia. Well, sometime...
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Woody Harrelson Fights For Ape Rights

February 15th, 2012 8:11pm EST
Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson is calling on powerful California Senator Barbara Boxer to add her name to a long list of politicians opposed to chimpanzee and ape experiments across the U.S.

In a letter the actor has sent to Boxer on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, he asks the chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to join the more than 160 senators and representatives who are supporting the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, which would permanently end the use of chimpanzees and all other great apes in invasive experiments and retire federally-owned ...
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Woody Harrelson To Direct New York Play

February 10th, 2012 7:18pm EST
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Actor Woody Harrelson is swapping the big screen for the stage - he's set to direct a semi-autobiographical play in New York later this year.

The Zombieland star has turned playwright for Bullet for Adolf, based on his youth in Houston, Texas, and he's planning to launch the production in the Big Apple this autumn.

And despite turning 50 last year, Harrelson has no plans to wind down his career, telling New York Magazine, "I just want to keep trying, because if I ever phone it in (stop), I'm done."

But Harrelson admits he is enjoying his status as an established Hollywood actor.

He adds...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Safe House,' 'The Vow'& More

February 6th, 2012 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
It turned out that my initial optimism about “The Woman in Black” last week was for naught. Unfortunately it is a ridiculous horror movie that made me laugh much more than it actually scared me. For more on why I thought it was silly, check out my review.

This week in theaters, there will be a nice mix of action, romance, adventure, and drama. You’ll have the chance to see Denzel Washington’s action thriller “Safe House,” the tragic Rachel McAdams romance picture “The Vow,” the lighthearted adventure film “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” the Woody Harrelson Los Angeles cop drama “R...
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Check Out The Second Full Trailer For 'The Hunger Games'

February 5th, 2012 1:45pm EST
The Hunger Games
The wait is almost over for the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins best selling teen novel The Hunger Games, and now there's a newly released second trailer to add to all the excitement.

The new spot, which will air during the Super Bowl, reveals more of the film's futuristic look, from glimpses of Panem's capital city ('The Capitol') to creepy characters who live to watch teenagers kill each other in a controlled habitat.

"Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and gir...
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Julianne Moore Is A Scary (But Great) Sarah Palin In 'Game Change' Trailer

February 1st, 2012 11:45am EST
Game Change
Told through the eyes of John McCain strategist Steve Schmidt (Woody Harrelson), the man who most championed Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore) during the 2008 presidential election, "Game Change" revisits a defining moment in U.S. politics.

The film gives a behind-the-scenes look at McCain's bid for office, from the selection of the Alaska Governor as his vice presidential running mate to their defeat in the general election.

Check out the trailer below:
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New 'Hunger Games' Poster Shows A Fierce Katniss Everdeen

January 21st, 2012 9:20am EST
The Hunger Games Poster
Based on the best-selling young-adult novel by author Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games" tells the dark tale of a 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), who is selected to compete in a vicious televised tournament in which 24 teenagers from a post-apocalyptic society fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson). If she's ev...
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Woody Harrelson Suffered Depression After 'Rampart' Screening

January 8th, 2012 9:30am EST
Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson experienced a bout of depression after viewing the first cut of upcoming movie Rampart, branding it "one of the worst periods in my professional life."

The No Country For Old Men star saw an early screening of the Oren Moverman-directed drama in May, weeks before it was completed - and he was far from impressed with what he saw.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "(It was) very different from what was in the script and what we shot - there are probably 36 scenes expunged from that movie and a lot of big scenes too, but it would have been a fricking four-hour epic. But it dev...
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