Categories 'Alright Now' News

Cobie and Jessica Hynes to Lead “Songbird”

Unstoppable Entertainment have announced that Cobie Smulders and Jessica Hynes are leading the cast of the new British comedy Songbird, which has just commenced principal photography.

Written and directed by Jamie Adams, the film also stars Noel Clarke, Ian Smith, Laura Patch, Holli Dempsey and Emily Atack. The official synopsis reads:

Joanne Sykes is lead singer of once popular 90’s indie rock band The Filthy Dukes. They’ve been on the road since 1996, slowly but surely managing to play 150-capped venues. We find the Dukes at their last ever gig, and as the band falls apart so does Joanne; she’s finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her with just about everyone, and there’s little left for her once the group disband. So, thinking about the next step, she drunkenly applies for university. University isn’t quite what Joanne expected – far less wild partying, and a lot more yoga and kale. Whilst there, she falls in love with a librarian called Pete. It’s far from smooth sailing, but will going back to university be the new start she needs; who knows, maybe she’ll re-discover her love for music.


Categories 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' News

New Project: Netflix Series “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

The latest Netflix series began streaming all 8 episodes of A Series of Unfortunate Events on January 13th — Friday the 13th to be exact. The series stars Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf and Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket.

Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” can be a rather complicated show to explain succinctly, but the new Netflix original series is clear about one point at the onset and throughout: You shouldn’t watch it.

Each episode opens with Neil Patrick Harris begging audiences to avert their eyes (via an opening song, aptly titled “Look Away”). Patrick Warburton then cautions, directly to camera, “If you are interested in stories with happy endings, then you’d be better off somewhere else.” Even the musical number closing Season 1 circles around the line, “You might dream that justice and peace win the day, but that’s not how this story goes.”

The new series has received mostly positive reviews from critics and audiences alike.

Viewers were surprised to see two unannounced actors make an appearance — Will Arnett and Cobie Smulders were featured in a special appearance as ‘Mother’ and ‘Father.’

A Series of Unfortunate Events is now streaming on Netflix.

Categories 'The Avengers: Infinity War' News

Rumoured “Avengers: Infinity War” Main Cast

With Avengers: Infinity War set to go into production early in the New Year, a casting call has arrived online which claims to offer up details of the main cast for the Marvel superhero epic.

Now, it should be noted that this is not official from Marvel, and casting calls are often inaccurate; this could just be a case of the agency taking a guess based on who they expect to appear in the film – so any Spider-Man or Falcon fans out there, don’t start panicking just yet!

Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Josh Brolin as Thanos
Chris Pratt as Star-Lord
Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow
Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
Zoe Saldana as Gamora
Karen Gillan as Nebula
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers
Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch
Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Vin Diesel as Groot
Paul Rudd as Ant-Man
Benedict Wong as Wong
Dave Bautista as Drax
Paul Bettany as Vision
Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther
Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark

Adding further weight to this being speculation is the absence of Cobie Smulders, who has already revealed that she’ll be reprising the role of Maria Hill.

Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled for release on May 4th, 2018, and will be shot-back-to-back with the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4, which is slated to arrive on May 3rd, 2019. (Source)

Categories Cobie News

Lenny Letter: “Showing My Scars”

Cobie penned an essay about her journey when diagnosed with cancer for a weekly online feminist newsletter created by Lena Dunham and Jennifer Konner called, Lenny Letter. The essay is incredibly well-written and a fantastic read:

Sometimes working as a television actor, someone who comes into the privacy of your home on a weekly basis, you’re required to share a part of yourself with the public. This is a concept that I understand but am not entirely comfortable with. I am a very private person. My happy place is being tucked away in the Canadian woods, miles from civilization. But something happened a few years ago that made me think that revealing some of my personal life might actually make a difference in the lives of other women.

This fortuity happened when I was asked to appear topless (what the what?!) on the cover of Women’s Health Magazine. I know. Not what you were expecting. Sometimes in this insane industry that I have chosen to be part of, you get these types of requests when you have a project coming out that needs to be promoted. This particular magazine issue was about bodies: how to love your body, how to have body confidence, and how to keep yourself healthy.

Continue reading Lenny Letter: “Showing My Scars”

Categories News

Cobie Talks About Posing Topless and Embracing Her Body

Cobie says posing topless for the cover of a magazine felt unnatural at first, but ended up being an important way for her to understand her body again after overcoming ovarian cancer in 2008 at age 25.

“It was a very strange day. I was standing in front of a camera lens in my underwear and holding my breasts, all while trying to appear not sexy but confident, not flirtatious but gleamingly positive,” Smulders writes in an essay for Lenny about the 2015 photoshoot.

“It all made me start thinking about this body that I’m in. And what it has been through. And suddenly this bizarre invitation became an opportunity to share some insight from my experience of being diagnosed with, receiving treatment for, and eventually learning to cure my cancer.”

The Avengers star decided reveal her cancer battle at the shoot with Women’s Health last year, and shared more about her cancer journey in the essay Tuesday.

“Just when your ovaries should be brimming with youthful follicles, cancerous cells overtook mine, threatening to end my fertility and potentially my life. My fertility hadn’t even crossed my mind at this point. Again: I was 25,” Smulders writes. “… Now I was being told it was most likely not a possibility to create my own children. It felt grossly unfair.”

“Thankfully, gratefully, cancer did not get the best of me. The best of me now lives on in my two little women, baby girls I was lucky enough to be able to make with my own body,” Smulders says.


Categories 'Friends From College' News

Billy Eichner Joins “Friends From College” Cast

The Friends From College cast just got a little bigger. Difficult People star Billy Eichner has joined the highly anticipated Netflix comedy in a recurring capacity, and is set to appear in four of the eight episodes that comprise Season 1.

As previously reported by Deadline, the series — which stars Fred Savage (The Grinder), Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) and Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) — follows Ethan and Lisa Turner, marrieds who move back to New York City and are reunited with college pal Max Adler. Eichner will play Dr. Felix Forzenheim, Ethan and Lisa’s fertility doctor who later becomes romantically involved with Max.

A premiere date has not been set. (Source)

Categories 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' 'Oceana'

“The Graham Norton Show” Screen Captures

Cobie was a guest on the English talk show, The Graham Norton Show to promote her latest film, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Also appearing on the show were actors Tom Cruise, Catherine Tate, Jude Law and musical guest, Kings of Leon. “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” also stars Tom Cruise and is now theatres.

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Categories 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' News

Cobie Talks “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” Stunt Work

When it came time for Cobie Smulders to do her death-defying stunts in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, she knew just who to turn to for advice.

Joining Tom Cruise in the pulse-pounding sequel to the 2012 film, Smulders says the action-movie veteran motivated her to do her own stunts.

“He’s a pro at this genre, so he helped me through all of the training,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “From the moment we met he really supported me — not just physically but mentally as well. He taught me so much.

“The summer before filming I had broken my leg, so when I first met Tom I was walking with a cane,” she says. “I was still pretty weak so it was hard for me to get started with the training. I slowly built my strength up and got stronger and stronger. I did all my own stunts myself!” she says. “It was really exciting to take on a new skill set.”

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is now in theatres.

Categories 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' News

“Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” Critics Review

Cobie’s latest film, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back hit theatres THIS weekend. Directed by Edward Zwick, the movie stars Tom Cruise, Aldis Hodge and Danika Yarosh. Take a look below at what the critics have to say about the film: — The movie is filled with undeveloped notions, as well as scenes that might’ve been dazzling, or at least clever, if Zwick and Herskovitz had been able to settle on a tone and a vision and develop them. Instead they march along with mild enthusiasm but no gusto, alternating dry-but-not-dry-enough comedy with action scenes that are competently executed but nowhere near as inventive and stirringly perverse as the best stuff in the original “Jack Reacher,” a likewise pretty-good military conspiracy thriller. — Zwick barely manages to tickle our adrenaline, waiting till the climactic showdown amid a New Orleans Halloween parade to deliver a sequence that could legitimately register as memorable. — Cruise and Smulders have better on-screen chemistry than many of Cruise’s former female co-stars (including ex-wives and girlfriends), and the story finds a way to fit Yarosh’s younger character into the mix in an organic way, giving “Never Go Back” a timely respite from the story’s violent core. — This is as blandly formulaic as sequels come. The problem is, aside from Cruise and Smulders, nothing else about Never Go Back really works or matters. Not every middling box-office success needs to be spun off into a franchise. Especially when it results in sequels as aggressively mediocre as this. Tom Cruise deserves better. So does the audience.

Categories 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' News

“Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” B-Roll Footage

Paramount Pictures has released the B-roll footage from Cobie’s upcoming film, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. The film will pick up with Tom Cruise’s Reacher reconnecting with an old friend, played by Cobie Smulders, and arriving in Virginia to pay her a visit. However, once he sets foot on his old stomping grounds, he finds himself entangled in another major conspiracy and when he gets charged with a 20-year old crime, he does what he does best and goes on the run. And, if that wasn’t crazy enough, he’ll also encounter a young teen, played by Danika Yarosh, who claims to be his long lost daughter.

Check out to footage below: