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Kelly Clarkson Thought She Was Asexual Until She Met Her Husband: ‘I Never Felt Sexually Attracted To Anybody Before Him’

Until she met Brandon Blackstock, Kelly Clarkson worried that she might be asexual, making the revelation during a SiriusXM private concert and Q&A at the Highline Ballroom in New York City in honour of the release of her new album, “The Meaning of Life”. “This isn’t a downer to anybody I dated before him, but […]
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‘The Mountain Between Us’: How ‘Game of Thrones’ Composer Ramin Djawadi Elevated the Perilous Survival Drama

‘The Mountain Between Us’: How ‘Game of Thrones’ Composer Ramin Djawadi Elevated the Perilous Survival Drama
With “The Mountain Between Us,” Hany Abu-Assad, the Oscar-nominated director of “Paradise Now” and “Omar,” found a reason to collaborate with a composer for the first time. He wanted to elevate the survival drama in which journalist Kate Winslet and doctor Idris Elba find themselves trapped 11,000 feet on a snow-covered mountain. And, with Ramin Djawadi (“Game of Thrones” and “Westworld”), Abu-Assad found the right composer to capture the beautiful but deadly musical tone he was after (see the featurette below).

“I always thought [music] was helping a movie and didn’t think it was necessary, so working with Ramin elevated it and gave it an extra dimension that I didn’t see before,” said Abu-Assad after a recent scoring session at Fox. “With this movie, I wanted to merge the theme of survival with the theme of love,” he added. “Usually, these themes are separated in a love story or a survival story.
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Exclusive: Kelly Clarkson Says Husband Brandon Blackstock Inspired Her New Music: 'He Makes Me Feel So Sexy'

Exclusive: Kelly Clarkson Says Husband Brandon Blackstock Inspired Her New Music: 'He Makes Me Feel So Sexy'
We can thank Kelly Clarkson's husband for her new album. 

Et's Kevin Frazier sat down with the 35-year-old singer at Tao in Hollywood on Thursday, where she revealed that her hubby, Brandon Blackstock, inspired her new music. 

"He makes me feel so sexy," she confessed. "I already am a confident woman -- I don't think that's a secret. But I love being with somebody who is unafraid of making you feel sexy." 

"I always make fun of him, like, 'Why are you touching my behind in public?'" she explained. "He'll like, goose me or something, somewhere, and I'm like, 'What are you doing?!' but I really like it." 

Exclusive: Kelly Clarkson's Adorable Kids Come Visit Their Mom on Set of 'Love So Soft' Music Video

Blackstock definitely brings out Clarkson's sexy side, but that's not all her new album, The Meaning of Life, is about.

"Anytime our 16-year-old asks me questions, you know, life
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The 35 Most Anticipated New Music of Fall 2017

The 35 Most Anticipated New Music of Fall 2017
It’s time to revamp those playlists, people!

Whatever your music genre of choice, there are plenty of new options this fall from LPs to tours. While several stars including Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton and more have confirmed release dates (See: That New-New, below), that’s not stopping us from putting out some positive vibes for a few albums we are hoping to see sooner rather than later (Wishful Thinking).

Read on for 35 of the latest musical offerings set to hit your earbuds this season.

Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain and More: The Queens of Fall Music

That New-New

The Killers: Wonderful Wonderful

Sept. 22

The Killers return with their fifth studio album, their first since 2012’s Battle Born, featuring the singles “The Man” and “Run for Cover.”

“I wouldn't feel this excited if the songs weren't true,” lead singer Brandon Flowers told Billboard this summer. “We’ve been hearing a lot of false music out there
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Watch Nasa Short Film Entry Children Of The Cosmos From O Diabo Mora Aqui Group

Dante Vescio and Rodrigo Gasparini, the directing duo behind Brazilian horror flick O Diabo Mora Aqui and other short films, took a time out from horror to direct a short science fiction film and enter it into Nasa's CineSpace short film competition.    Together with their regular writer Rafael Baliú they made Children of the Cosmos. The short reflects on the wonders of the Universe and the cosmos, with a surprise ending. You just have to watch for yourself.   The Cosmos. Mankind. The meaning of Life. Come play with us.  Ozploitation legend Brian Trenchard-Smith praised the duo and their short film via his Facebook yesterday which sent the lads over the moon. Winners of this year's CineSpace competition will be announced this Fall.   ...

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1941: A Great Comedy For Slim Pickens Day

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Turner Classic Movies will devote an entire day of their “Summer Under the Stars” series to the late, great Louis Burton Lindley Jr. If that name doesn’t sound familiar, well, then just picture the fella riding the bomb like a buckin’ bronco at the end of Dr. Strangelove…, or the racist taskmaster heading up the railroad gang in Blazing Saddles, or the doomed Sheriff Baker, who gets one of the loveliest, most heartbreaking sendoffs in movie history in Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

Lindley joined the rodeo circuit when he was 13 and soon picked up the name that would follow him throughout the length of his professional career, in rodeo and in movies & TV. One of the rodeo vets got a look at the lank newcomer and told him, “Slim pickin’s. That’s all you’re gonna get in this rodeo.
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David Lowery Contemplates Secret Movies & The Meaning Of Life In ‘A Ghost Story’ [Interview]

Indie filmmaker David Lowery has diversified his portfolio like few others in the last few years. On top of that he’s been working at an enormously fast clip. 2012’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” with Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara put him on the map with a Terrence Malick-like lovers-on-the-run tale, and he quickly switched things up, following up the Sundance indie with a big budget, live-action adaptation of “Pete’s Dragon” for Disney.

Continue reading David Lowery Contemplates Secret Movies & The Meaning Of Life In ‘A Ghost Story’ [Interview] at The Playlist.
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Bergman's Spell

Mubi is showing the retrospective The Inner Demons of Ingmar Bergman from June 8 - August 28, 2017 in the United Kingdom.I've told this brief story of how I fell under the spell of cinema so many times I've become brazen to it. At eighteen years, in February 1993, I found Ingmar Bergman's Cries and Whispers (dubbed) at the video store. As Woody Allen spoke of the Swede in hushed tones, I decided I should try a film. Ninety minutes later I sat stunned and spellbound, not sure what to do or think, but surely sure I must be onto something. Cinematic rapture still has a psychical aspect for me, the torque the sedentary body goes through while coping with the images before it. I can always tell how good a film is if my armpits smell after. The body doesn't lie. Ingmar Bergman is an easy crush—one writer I know
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Doctor Who: The Pyramid At The End Of The World geeky spots and Easter eggs

Pete Dillon-Trenchard May 27, 2017

Doctor Who series 10: we go Easter egg hunting in The Pyramid At The End Of The World

Spoilers lie ahead...

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The Monks have taken over the planet, and I forone welcome our new decomposing overlords. Fortunately they’ve given us permission to publish this list of references, similarities and generally interesting things that we found inside The Pyramid At The End Of The World. They’ve also asked that we let you know it is your duty to leave anything that you feel we’ve missed in the comments section...

There’s a president for that

The Doctor’s role as president of the world comes into play again here; it was first established in 2014’s Death In Heaven
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Robin Williams' Last Film 'Absolutely Anything' Is Finally Coming to Theaters

Robin Williams' Last Film 'Absolutely Anything' Is Finally Coming to Theaters
In August 2014, fans the world over were rocked by Robin Williams' death, and the comedy icon's final film is now on its way to hitting screens across America.

The sci-fi comedy, Absolutely Anything, features Williams as the voice of a talking dog named Dennis. The story follows Simon Pegg as a random earthling who is given unlimited powers to shape the universe as he sees fit by a group of eccentric extra-terrestrials -- and one of the first things he does is bestow the power of human speech on his pet dog.

The film, which premiered in the United Kingdom in August 2015, is coming to American theaters on May 12.

Watch: Robin Williams Brings the Laughs in Never-Before-Seen 'Aladdin' Footage

Aside from being Williams' last film, the sci-fi farce is also notable for being the first movie to reunite every living member of Monty Python for their first project since 1983's Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life.

John Cleese
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Robin Williams' Final Movie Finally Gets a U.S. Release Date

Robin Williams' Final Movie Finally Gets a U.S. Release Date
After coming out more than two years ago in the U.K., Robin Williams' final movie is going to get released in the U.S. The comedy Absolutely Anything, in which Williams voices a dog, has finally secured distribution from Atlas Distribution Co. Outside of the appeal that comes from Robin Williams, the movie also serves as something of a Monty Python reunion, which isn't likely to happen again on the big screen.

According to Deadline, Absolutely Anything will be given a limited release, with Atlas hoping to get the movie in theaters on May 12. Terry Jones, who directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Life of Brian and The Meaning of life, directed Absolutely Anything from a script that he wrote more than 20 years ago. The movie also stars Monty Python alums John Cleese, Eric Idle and Michael Palin. So comedy fans have several very good reasons to go see this movie.
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The Seven Deadly Sins On Screen

A new video looks beyond Fincher at the Evil Men Do

Sin, as defined by most major religions and moral institutions, is as old as man. It is inherent to our nature, because ultimately sin is self-serving, and at the end of the day we are all self-serving creatures. Wrath, pride, sloth, lust, envy, gluttony, greed — as opposed to the Ten Commandments of Christianity which include distinct acts like adultery and murder, the seven deadly sins are things of which most all of us are guilty of multiple times over. We’ve all committed them, even on a minor scale. Ever think someone has a nicer car than you? Envy. Ever gotten a touch of road rage? Wrath. Ever hit the snooze button more than once? Sloth.

These are petty examples to be sure, but they illustrate how commonplace the seven deadly sins are in our daily lives, and thus they prove why the seven deadly sins
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Fantastic Beasts: Colin Farrell On What He Thinks Happened To His Character

Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

After years of there being no Harry Potter or Wizarding World on the big screen, 2016 brought with it a brand new entry into this magical world. With Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, audiences once again ventured into J.K. Rowling’s imagination, only this time, decades in the past in New York City. The story follows Newt Scamander, and the problem of his escaped beasts — which happens to coincide with a very tumultuous times between the muggle folk and the wizards.

At the forefront of the entire movement, you have the likes of Gellert Grindelwald, who is of the opinion that wizards are superior to muggles in every way, and as such, believes they should no longer hide. In his eyes, hiding only benefits the muggles, and leaves no room for wizards to grow. We didn
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Star Wars: Fan Cuts Together Rogue One’s Ending With A New Hope’s Opening

"Rogue One" Spliced with "A New Hope" v.2 from Barre Fong on Vimeo.

Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was an experiment from Disney and Lucasfilm that could have fallen flat. In the past, the franchise had expanded its universe through the use of other media like comics and books. However, never have the Star Wars films dared to venture outside the Skywalker storyline in the film form. It was a bit of a gamble, but one that had the potential to pay off.

However, while Rogue One was the first film not to follow the main throughline set up in the past several decades, it still had strong ties to that world. Taking place just prior to the events in A New Hope, it still very much had a lot of the same DNA, the same main reference points,
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Is Black Adam A Hero Or Villain? Dwayne Johnson Answers!

It was always interesting to us for the longest time why DC thought it necessary to hire someone like Dwayne Johnson to portray a villain — Black Adam, to be exact — in the DC Extended Universe. When his involvement in the franchise was first announced some time ago, a lot of fans wondered first why they’d lock down a villain so many years in advance, and why they’d select a baddie before the goodie — in this case, Shazam. It’d be like them picking a Joker before picking a Batman, right?

Well, yes and no. While Black Adam is traditionally something of a villain, Johnson was accurate in calling him more of an anti-hero. My own personal crackpot theory for the longest time was that he’d be the main villain in Justice League. The end of the film would see him fleeing and defeated, and he would arise
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Scott Reviews Margaret Betts Novitiate [Sundance 2017]

Margaret Qualley appears in Novitiate by Maggie Betts, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Mark Levine.

Without wanting to go full “war on Christmas” here, I don’t think it would a stretch to say the cinematic landscape is not particularly bountiful with serious explorations of the Christian faith. It mostly falls into the range between reductive family dramas like Heaven is For Real, near-faithless epics like Exodus: Gods and Kings, or flippant dismissals of the whole scene like Sausage Party. I wasn’t particularly certain Sundance would be the place to go for an earnest depiction, but I wandered into this Vatican II-era nun drama nonetheless, hoping for some spark of honest engagement. I got a good deal more than a spark in return.

Cathleen (Margaret Qualley), despite having not been raised Catholic, decides at age 17 to become a nun.
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Cool Videos: How to make a proper Big Kahuna burger from Pulp Fiction

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Some of the food we see in movies looks so damn good it's enough to make you wanna drop everything and go feast until you explode a la Terry Jones in The Meaning Of Life. One of those scenes is from the classic Pulp Fiction in which Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) takes a big bite of a Big Kahuna burger, then washes it down with some Sprite. The burger chain in the film does not exist in real life, so one man has... Read More...
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Collateral Beauty: how does Helen Mirren compare with film's great Grim Reapers?

He’s been camp, carried a scythe, played everything from Chess to Twister and even cracked jokes. Now she’s Helen Mirren in a blue beret and boa. We explore the many lives of the Grim Reaper

When death was represented in the neolithic age, it took the form of vultures feasting on headless human corpses. It may be a mark of how far we have come as a species that it can now be represented by Helen Mirren in blue beret and feather boa giving Will Smith a pep talk on a park bench. This is how death manifests itself in Collateral Beauty, a sentimental feel-good drama that will be a grislier proposition to some viewers than any amount of corpse-munching vultures. Mirren provides counsel to a grieving Manhattan man whose life has been hit by tragedy. Her get-up is a cross between Willy Wonka and Roxy Music-era Brian Eno,
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Collateral Beauty: how does Helen Mirren compare with film's great Grim Reapers?

He’s been camp, carried a scythe, played everything from Chess to Twister and even cracked jokes. Now she’s Helen Mirren in a blue beret and boa. We explore the many lives of the Grim Reaper

When death was represented in the neolithic age, it took the form of vultures feasting on headless human corpses. It may be a mark of how far we have come as a species that it can now be represented by Helen Mirren in blue beret and feather boa giving Will Smith a pep talk on a park bench. This is how death manifests itself in Collateral Beauty, a sentimental feel-good drama that will be a grislier proposition to some viewers than any amount of corpse-munching vultures. Mirren provides counsel to a grieving Manhattan man whose life has been hit by tragedy. Her get-up is a cross between Willy Wonka and Roxy Music-era Brian Eno,
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‘Amanda Knox’: Why It Took 5 Years to Unravel the Story of Foxy Knoxy

‘Amanda Knox’: Why It Took 5 Years to Unravel the Story of Foxy Knoxy
Russian editing whizzes Sergei Eisenstein, Vsevolod Pudovkin, and Lev Kuleshov proved it in the earliest days of silent film: Truth rests in the eye of the beholder. In Fred Schepisi’s 1988 true drama, “A Cry in the Dark,” Meryl Streep starred as the woman who famously cried “a dingo took my baby!” to resounding disbelief in Australia. Police and others looked at her inexpressive face, surrounded by a cowl of dark hair, and decided she was guilty of murdering her child.

Similarly, the court of public opinion — as well as the courts of Italy — declared that 20-year-old party girl Amanda Knox, studying abroad in Perugia, murdered her roommate, Meredith Kercher. It took eight years, but in 2015 the Italian Supreme Court finally declared her innocent, and that she had no motive.

Who supplied her motives? According to Brian McGinn and Rod Blackhurst’s documentary “Amanda Knox” (Netflix, September 30), which took five
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