Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders Attempt to Resurrect the Romantic Comedy in First RESULTS Image

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I’ve been lamenting the death of the romantic comedy for some time now.  Whatever your thoughts on the genre as a whole, there’s something to be said for having that kind of variety in the moviegoing marketplace.  Aside from bright spots like the criminally underseen What IfRuby Sparks, and I Give It a Year, genuinely good romantic comedies are few and far between.  Which is why I’m cautiously optimistic about the “unconventional romantic comedy” Results, starring Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders.  The first image from the film was released today, and it reveals Pearce and Smulders as two mismatched personal trainers who begin to fall for each other thanks to the actions of a newly wealthy client (Kevin Corrigan).  I like Pearce and Smulders a lot, so here’s hoping their comedic chemistry is on point when the film hits theaters next year.

Take a look at the first Results image after the jump.  Directed by Andrew Bujalski (Computer Chess), the film also stars Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker, and Constance Zimmer.

THEY CAME TOGETHER Blu-ray Review

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When Wet Hot American Summer came out in 2001, it was released by USA Films – a company that eventually morphed into Focus Features, but at the time had no real footing theatrically.  That may explain why the film was barely released, but eventually found a cult audience.  Considering it was written by Michael Showalter and David Wain (the latter of whom directed the film), and featured many members of The State there was almost a guarantee it would be funny, but the fledging USA Films didn’t know how to sell it.  Originally Showalter and Wain wanted to follow that film with They Came Together, which they were unable to make until recently, and it was also given a small theatrical release (but was also put on VOD).  But now that it’s on home video, it seems likely it too will become a cult favorite.  Starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Cobie Smulders, Chris Meloni and many familiar faces, it is equally hilarious, and my They Came Together Blu-ray review follows after the jump.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Deleted Scene Tests Maria Hill’s Loyalties

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With the Blu-ray/DVD a little over a month away, the first Captain America: The Winter Soldier deleted scene has found its way online.  The scene features Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), which is always a good thing, although since it was left on the cutting room floor, I’m also somewhat disappointed.  What I like about this scene is that it reveals Hill’s ability to level veiled threats and deceive the people around her.  The scene defines her more as a spy than a soldier, and while I can understand that this scene is a bit superfluous, it still fits in nicely with soldier/spy conflict represented by Captain America and Black Widow.

Hit the jump to check out the Captain America: The Winter Soldier deleted scene, and click here for what directors Joe and Anthony Russo had to say about the sequel.  The film also stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Anthony Mackie, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. JacksonCaptain America: The Winter Soldier will be available to own on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on September 9th. [Update: We've added a second deleted scene after the jump.]

Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, and Jeremy Renner Talk AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Reading the Script for the First Time, and More at Comc-Con

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As you’ve probably gleaned from the past week, we here at Collider managed to pull a lot of coverage from San Diego Comic-Con 2014.  Following a series of press line interviews with the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron that Steve conducted backstage after the film’s Hall H panel, today we’re bringing you his video interview with Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, and Jeremy Renner, plus an unexpected cameo by Mr. Robert Downey Jr.

In the interview, the actors discuss the disbanded nature of S.H.I.E.L.D., their reactions to first reading the Age of Ultron script and seeing normal human conversations (though Renner notes that he didn’t understand anything that was happening in the second half of the script), the atmosphere on set for the sequel versus the first film, and more.  Hit the jump to watch the video interview.  Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.

Over 35 Marvel Comic-Con Panel Images, Featuring the Casts of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and ANT-MAN

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As you can tell by the absolutely massive amount of Comic-Con content on the site at the moment, it’s been a whirlwind last few days here in San Diego at Comic-Con 2014.  The festivities are winding down, and while we still have a fair amount of SDCC content yet to post, this Sunday we thought we’d bring the large majority of people that were unable to attend the convention a little closer to arguably the biggest panel of the convention: Marvel.  This year, Marvel Studios showcased Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man during its Saturday night Hall H panel, and while the lack of surprises made the proceedings a tad underwhelming, it was nevertheless an entertaining affair.  If you haven’t already, be sure to read our full Avengers: Age of Ultron panel recap and Ant-Man panel recap.

After the jump, you’ll find __ Marvel Comic-Con images from both panels, featuring Robert Downey Jr., Paul Rudd, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, Michael Douglas, Chris Hemsworth, Evangeline Lilly, Samuel L. Jackson, Corey Stoll, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Bettany, James Spader, director Peyton Reed, and Thanos himself Josh Brolin

First Trailer for THEY CAME TOGETHER Starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler [Updated with New Images]

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Lionsgate has released the first They Came Together trailer for director David Wain’s (Wet Hot American Summer) unique romantic comedy.  The film is a twisted send-up of the traditional rom-com formula, as characters played by Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler recount their meet-cute story to a pair of friends (Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper) over dinner.  I caught the film at Sundance and thought it was damn funny, and definitely in the vein of Wet Hot rather than Wain’s other movies.  This trailer does a good job of conveying the tone of the film without giving away some of the best jokes.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders, Christopher Meloni, Ken Marino, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Mantzoukas, and Max GreenfieldThey Came Together opens in theaters and on VOD on June 27th. [Update: We've added a few new images from the film after the jump as well.]

Recap of the First Ten Minutes of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

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Last night, Marvel hosted a World Premiere of their new short film: the Iron Man 3 ‘sequel’ All Hail the King.  Star Ben Kingsley, writer/director Drew Pearce and Marvel honcho Kevin Feige were on hand to discuss the short, which I’ll have a lot more on in the not too distant future.  After the Q&A though, Feige treated the audience to a surprise – the opening ten minutes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  For a recap of Winter Soldier’s opening and some thoughts on it, hit the jump.

10 New Images from CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Featuring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, and Sebastian Stan

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We have 10 new images from Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier to share with you today.  They feature great looks at stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and even Cobie Smulders in action.  As an added bonus, be sure to tune in next week when we reveal our behind-the-scenes experience on the set of the latest Marvel movie.

The film also stars Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in 3D on April 4th.  Hit the jump to check out the images.

TOP 5: THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, OUT OF THE FURNACE Set Visit, Nolan Straps an IMAX Camera to a Learjet, DELIVERY MAN, NYMPHOMANIAC Trailer

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Like many others I presume, I can reduce my yesterday down to one common denominator: waiting. Waiting for my Xbox One to arrive in the mail, waiting for the “Day One” update to wrap-up, waiting for Call of Duty: Ghosts to install to my hard drive, waiting for Ghosts‘ mandatory 1Gb update to complete. All told, it was about a two and a half hour process from the time my console arrived at my door until I was able to fire my first virtual shot. Although I’d be lying if I said the delays weren’t tedious, at the end of the day it was absolutely worth it. Microsoft’s next-gen console isn’t perfect, but its ambition and by-and-large its initial execution are pretty damn impressive. Controlling the console via voice commands with Kinect is way smoother than I expected it to be. Directing my satellite television via the console is a feature that I believe, when mastered, I’ll wonder how I ever lived without. And that seems to be the general idea of the Xbox One: to make you reconsider what a video game console can and should do. Even if all of the pieces aren’t in place yet to make it a “must have” (I expect a steady barrage of software updates in the coming days, weeks, months, etc.), I’m having too much fun with it right now to care.

My initial Xbox One impressions aside, this week’s Top 5 includes The Hunger Games: Catching Fire interviews with Jennifer Lawrence and more, Dave’s Out of the Furnace set visit recap, Christopher Nolan strapping an IMAX camera to a Learjet for Interstellar, Delivery Man interviews with Vince Vaughn and more, and a new trailer for Lars Von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac that you’ll likely only feel halfway guilty for watching. Per the drill, a brief recap and link to each of the above rests after the jump.

DELIVERY MAN Review

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When possible, I like to prepare for movies by reading or watching the source material because they can provide a better understanding of their adaptation or remake.  On Monday night, I watched Ken Scott’s Starbuck on Netflix Instant.  It was pleasant and undemanding.  The following night, I went to go see the remake, Delivery Man (also directed by Scott), and discovered I had seen almost the exact same movie in less than 24 hours.  The original didn’t warrant a second viewing, and yet there I was, watching it again except this time it was in English and had actors I’d seen in other movies.  It was one of the most pointless moviegoing experiences I’ve ever had.

Cobie Smulders Talks DELIVERY MAN, Working with Vince Vaughn, What She Collects, and Voicing Wonder Woman in THE LEGO MOVIE

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Opening this weekend is DreamWorks comedy Delivery Man.  The film is a remake of director Ken Scott’s 2011 Canadian hit Starbuck and stars Vince Vaughn as a sperm donor who ends up being the biological father to 533 kids due to a mix up at the clinic.  Those kids are now suing to find out his identity, and Vaughn’s character sets out to become an anonymous “guardian angel” to his illegitimate children.  The film also stars Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, and Britt Robertson.  For more on Delivery Man, watch the trailer.

At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed a video interview with Cobie Smulders.  She talked about what she liked about the story and script, Vince Vaughn, how she’s always the first one to break, what she collects, getting to voice Wonder Woman in The Lego Movie, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Showrunners Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon Talk MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., Their Two-Year Plan, Easter Eggs, and More

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One of the most talked about freshman TV shows is the ABC drama Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. With Clark Gregg reprising his role as Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, the team of highly select Agents investigate the new, the strange and the unknown, across the globe, in order to protect the ordinary from the extraordinary.  The show also stars Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge and Chloe Bennet.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, executive producers/writers Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon talked about what it’s like to do a show with such a crazy level of secrecy, having a solid two-year plan for the series, finding a balance between drawing on the already existing Marvel universe and creating their own characters, including Easter eggs, what it’s like to run a show of this size, their hope that Cobie Smulders will return, especially now that she’s wrapping things up on How I Met Your Mother this season, the possibility of bringing in some other familiar faces from the Whedonverse, and Jed’s desire to direct an episode.  They also talked about how surprised they’ve been with the lasting success of Dr. Horrible, and how they still hope to make a sequel, some day.

Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders Talk DELIVERY MAN, Relating to the Story, and Becoming Parents Themselves, Plus Upcoming Projects

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In Delivery Man, based on the original screenplay Starbuck, David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) led a simple life as the delivery driver for his family’s meat company, until he finds out that he is the biological father of 533 children who are the result of some donations he made when he was younger.  With his girlfriend Emma (Cobie Smulders) pregnant and 142 of his children suing to learn his identity, David’s life is about to change, in a very big way.

At a press conference for the film, co-stars Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt (who plays David’s best friend and a father of four rambunctious kids) and Cobie Smulders talked about which aspects of the story they could personally relate to, reflecting on their own families during shooting, and feeling an internal shift when they each became parents themselves.  Pratt also talked about jumping right back into things at home, after returning from London where he was filming Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and the type of roles he’s looking to do next, while Smulders talked about what it’s like to be shooting the final season of her TV series How I Met Your Mother and why she’s attracted to playing such strong women.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Cobie Smulders Confirms She’ll Return to Play Maria Hill in THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

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Not that there was ever much doubt, but Cobie Smulders says she’ll be returning to play S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Speaking to the Calgary Hearld, Smulders says:

“I think I’m in Avengers 2, but it is very top secret.  I hope I’m in Avengers 2. I didn’t get my invitation yet. Well, actually, they know I’m in it but they don’t know to what degree I’m in it…I am really excited to read the script because they are introducing Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch into the Avengers universe and the bad guy [Ultron] is going to be very interesting.”

Hill didn’t have much to do in The Avengers, and while we don’t know the size of her role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I doubt she’ll have much to do in Age of Ultron.  If Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets picked up for a second season, she could be a strong addition to the cast (assuming she’d want to do it).

New Trailer for THE LEGO MOVIE Featuring the Voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, and Will Ferrell

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Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for writers/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s new film The LEGO Movie.  The story centers on Emmet (Chris Pratt), an average LEGO minifigure who is mistaken for the most extraordinary person in the LEGO world and is looked upon to save his people from an evil tyrant named President Business (Will Ferrell).  This trailer had me laughing out loud multiple times, which is no surprise when you consider that it comes from the hilariously twisted minds of Lord and Miller, the duo behind 21 Jump Street and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  Pratt feels like pitch perfect casting as the film’s optimistic hero, and this trailer highlights some excellent use of LEGO’s more recognizable IP’s like Batman and Wonder Woman.  Is it February yet?

Hit the jump to watch The Lego Movie trailer.  The film also features the voices of Elizabeth BanksWill ArnettLiam NeesonMorgan Freeman, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, and Cobie Smulders.  The LEGO Movie opens in 3D on February 7, 2014.

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