Categories 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' News

2016 Kids’ Choice Awards Nominations

The nominees for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards have been announced. Cobie’s film, Avengers: Age of Ultron was nominated for “Favourite Movie.” You can vote for Cobie and the Avengers over at www.Nick.com. Hosted by Blake Shelton, the awards will air Saturday, March 12 at 8pm (ET/PT)!

FAVORITE MOVIE
Ant-Man
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Cinderella
Daddy’s Home
Jurassic World
Pitch Perfect 2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

Categories 'The Intervention' News

Sundance Film Festival: “The Intervention” Reviews

Written and directed by Clea DuVall, Cobie’s latest film, The Intervention premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival earlier this week. Paramount Home Media is currently in negotiations to acquire worldwide rights. The studio will likely partner with a theatrical distributor and will also release the film day-and-date on video-on-demand platforms. Take a look below at what the critic’s had to say:

Variety — While the tone does gradually shade a bit darker, DuVall never abandons humor entirely, save for a couple of climactic speeches (notably Cobie Smulder’s) that are admirable for their concision and emotional directness. “The Intervention” treads familiar terrain, yet its frequently droll dialogue, brisk narrative progress and well-drawn if not wildly deep characters consistently avoid the feel of formulaic dramedy.

The Hollywood Reporter — It’s been clear in other films that at least a couple of the actors here, beginning with [Natasha] Lyonne and [Cobie] Smulders, can deliver with good material, and Shawkat seems to have an offbeat appeal and approach. But The Intervention feels bland and without consequence, as it’s not possible to invest in characters about whom we’re offered so little.

The Guardian — If DuVall had skewed The Intervention to make the group come across unfavourably, then it might have worked as a dark comedy, in the vein of Bachelorette. In that film, the characters were morally reprehensible, but it worked because everyone involved was in on the joke. The problem for The Intervention lies in its misjudgment of tone. It’s played for feelgood laughs (the cornball ending feels especially unearned), when DuVall should have instead dug deeper to exploit her characters for the messed up people that they are.

Categories 'The Intervention' News

Sundance Film Festival 2016 Lineup Revealed

The Sundance Film Festival has revealed the 65 films which are going to make up the 2016 US and World Cinema Competition Dramatic and Documentary categories, along with those which make up the out-of-competition NEXT slate.

Sundance 2016 will run from January 21st – 31st in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

The Intervention / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Clea DuVall) / World Premiere
A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.

Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Cobie Smulders, Alia Shawkat, Clea DuVall, Natasha Lyonne, Ben Schwartz.

Categories 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' News

People’s Choice Awards 2016 Nominations

Hosted by Jane Lynch, the People’s Choice Awards 2016 will air live on CBS on January 6, 2016. Cobie’s film, Avengers: Age of Ultron has received two nominations! We wish Cobie and everyone involved with the film good luck!

To have your voice heard and cast your vote, visit the official website: www.peopleschoice.com

Favourite Movie
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Favourite Action Movie
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Categories 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' News

Paramount Unveils Official Title For “Jack Reacher 2”

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media today announced that principal photography has commenced on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, starring Tom Cruise and directed by Edward Zwick.

Production will take place in New Orleans. The film is set for release on October 21, 2016.

The first film, Jack Reacher, earned $218.3 million worldwide during its theatrical release. The new film is based on author Lee Child’s 18th book in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, Never Go Back. (Source)

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The Hollywood Reporter “Oceana” Interview

Cobie was joined by Ted Danson, Keith Addis, Sam Waters and Mary Steenburgen to talk about their work with the ocean conservation foundation Oceana, which works to combat major issues such as over-fishing, pollution and ocean acidification. Check out the interview below:


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Categories 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' News

Cobie In Talks to Join “Jack Reacher 2”

After playing Agent Maria Hill in the blockbuster Avengers movies, Cobie Smulders is poised to add another action franchise to her resume, as she’s in early talks to play the female lead opposite Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher 2, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.

Ed Zwick is set to direct from a script by Richard Wenk that Zwick recently rewrote with longtime collaborator Marshall Herskovitz.

Rosamund Pike played the female lead in the original Jack Reacher, but as evidenced by his Mission: Impossible franchise, Cruise likes to switch up his female leads to keep things fresh. Smulders may not have an official offer yet but multiple insiders say she has landed the coveted role of Danika, though character details remain under wraps.

Paramount and Skydance are backing the sequel, which Cruise will produce with Don Granger and McQuarrie will executive produce. Production is slated to start in November, as Paramount intends to release the sequel in late 2016. (Source)

Categories 'Confirmation' News

Cobie to Be Replaced in “Confirmation” After Breaking Leg

E! News confirms that the How I Met Your Mother alum has broken her leg and needed to pull out of HBO’s highly anticipated Anita Hill movie. Starring Kerry Washington, Grace Gummer and Dylan Baker, Confirmation will have to find a new actress to replace Smulders. She was set to begin filming either this week or last.

The biopic follows the story of Hill, the attorney who sued Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas for sexual harassment in 1991. Hill was one of Thomas’ aides at the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Upon suing him she was called upon to testify against him during the hearings.

Smulders was cast to play Harriet Grant, but no replacement has been announced.

Although Smulders is down and out for now, she has previously gushed about how lucky she is to have such a great support system from her family, which includes husband Taran Killam and their two children.

“I’m very lucky where I have a great career and a huge support system and not every woman has that,” she told Bustle in an interview.

Thankfully she has her family to help take care of her while she’s recuperating from her injury! (Source)