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Andy Cohen Addresses Those Pesky Rumors That He's Dating John Mayer: "We Have a Sweet Friendship"

Wait a sec — did John Mayer just reveal he's bisexual? The "Gravity" crooner recently serenaded Andy Cohen on his 50th birthday — which sparked rumors that the two were an item. Luckily, the Watch What Happens Live host opened up about the "love" they have for each other and squashed those dating rumors once and for all. "Listen, we have a very sweet friendship, and we are together all the time," Andy told CNN. "I think that I was not surprised because we also have a great love for each other. So, it just seems like the obvious assumption." He clarified, however, that they're not an item. "Right [we aren't dating]." (Photo Credit: Getty Images) That said, the single star wouldn't mind finding someone with the same qualities as his bestie. When asked what he's looking for in a partner, Andy said, "Someone who is like John Mayer. Just kidding. What am I looking for?
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Roald Dahl's Children's Classic The Witches Is Being Remade by the Director of Forrest Gump

Roald Dahl's Children's Classic The Witches Is Being Remade by the Director of Forrest Gump
The Witches are coming back!

The hit 1990 movie starring Anjelica Huston is getting a remake thanks to Back to the Future and Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis, according to Variety. The Oscar winner is partnering up with Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) and Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) for the remake.

Recent Oscar winner del Toro was originally set to direct the film before pulling out and handing over duties to Zemeckis. The director is also set to write the script for the movie.

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The 1990 film was an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1973 classic book in which a
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Robert Zemeckis Will Direct a Film Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Classic Book The Witches

Director Robert Zemeckis is in final negotiations to helm a big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic 1973 book The Witches for Warner Bros. He will also co-write the script with his partner, Jack Rapke along with Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) and Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water). Del Toro was attached to direct at one point, but he had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict.

As a fan of Zemeckis, I actually think this is a great project for him to take on and I'm sure he'll have some fun with it and deliver a solid film adaptation. He's such a great filmmaker that has made some incredible and classic films in his career and I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with this. The story was previously adapted by Jim Henson in 1990 with Anjelica Huston playing one of the lead roles.

The story follows a
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‘Tik Tik Tik’ cast was chosen for endurance level, not star power: Director Shakti

KollywoodTNM caught up with the director whose next project, touted to be India’s first space film, releases this Friday.Siddarth SrinivasFacebook: Jayam RaviAfter making his debut with Naanayam, director Shakti Soundar Rajan changed focus to a dog-action thriller in Naaigal Jaakirathai, which turned out to be a successful venture for actor Sibiraj. Up next was Miruthan, which introduced the concept of zombies to Tamil cinema. And with his Tik Tik Tik coming out this Friday, Shakti brings yet another novel concept to Kollywood – space films. Tnm caught up with the director during a tea break as he checked the final prints. After Shakti completed Miruthan with Jayam Ravi, talks about Miruthan 2 had surfaced. Reports indicated that the sequel would be a superhero film too, but little did we know that it was going to be a stride into untouched territories – a genuine space adventure. Giving us a sneak peek into the birth of the project, Shakti says, “I had narrated the one-liner to Jayam Ravi two weeks after the release of Miruthan. He immediately agreed to do the film and asked me to begin work in the background. Two months later, Jhabak came on board and only then did we start working on the final script. It took 8 months for us to lock it down, but I’m glad it happened.” Comparisons to Hollywood films When it comes to a space film, comparisons to Hollywood blockbusters are inevitable. Films like Interstellar, Gravity and Apollo 13 have been strongly etched into the minds of movie buffs, who will not lose an opportunity to point out if something didn’t work. Shakti agrees, saying, “If you take the list of original space films (without fantasy) round the world, it’s hard to name even ten. Ridley Scott, before making Prometheus, stated that no director who has made a space film has ever made a second one. The genre is a tough nut to crack, even in Hollywood. In my case, the plot is extremely simple. Writing the whole script was the actual challenge, especially when we were trying to fit it into the commercial format.” Shakti also agrees that Hollywood audiences have better knowledge of thought process and aesthetics, so when it comes to making a Tamil film in such a risky space, the line between spoon-feeding and premise education becomes very thin. So how does one bring such a film to an audience who sometimes may not even understand the contextual meaning of the word ‘space’? “We were very clear that we are not going to make a masala entertainer. There’s no romance in the film, we didn’t need a dance master either. Our focus was to avoid any lagging moments and present a clean and pure single-genre space film that’s damn interesting to watch. If people are able to connect emotionally, they won’t even care where it’s happening. I think everything else automatically falls into place,” he remarks. Picking the right actors The director has an interesting angle when he speaks about the cast of the film. When it would be easy to pick actors for a regular potboiler, what kind of parameters does one set for a film like this? Shakti explains, “This was not about star power and reach. It was clearly about how much they could endure, whether they could go through the physical strain of the film. Nivetha, being a martial artist with a black belt in Taekwondo, was exactly what we needed for the role. We could have cast more popular faces, but I was doubtful of their commitment. I wanted Tik Tik Tik to be at the top of the priority list for every artist involved in the film. That was my criteria.” Budget A project like Tik Tik Tik would require a Hollywood range budget, but Shakti didn’t have that cushion. Ask him about the challenges of making the film within the available budget and he replies without complaining, “I made sure beforehand that we had the budget for whatever was required. We compromised on other things, avoiding stuff that we don’t need in the film. In addition, we shot quickly and made maximum use of call sheets as possible. We have 85 minutes of CGI in the film, we spared no expense on that. To cut down on costs, we put in physical sets and used minimum green mat technology.” Introducing Jayam Ravi’s son Aarav Tik Tik Tik also marks the debut of actor Jayam Ravi’s little son Aarav Ravi as a child artist. According to Shakti, the film dwells on the bond between father and son, as presented in the hit track ‘Kurumba’. “Firstly, I was very happy that Ravi sir had no qualms on playing a father. We auditioned a lot of kids, the young ones weren’t able to perform and in the older ones, there was something missing. I really pushed it on Ravi sir and his wife, they were worried that it would affect his studies. Ultimately, we made it happen by shooting on weekends and off days. We shot a lot of double call sheets, but this kid never got tired. He’s such a natural. I don’t know what they told him at home, but they did a great job.” With such a varied pick of genres in his career so far, it’s interesting to ask Shakti about his ideas and goals for the future. The director says, “I want all my films to be a complete audio-visual experience, something that should be seen in theatres. When people look at the poster of my film, they shouldn’t think of waiting and seeing it on TV or downloading it. Big-screen-worthy is my primary idea.” Even before the release of the film, Shakti proudly says that he has decided what he is going to do next. “It is going to be bigger and much more extravagant than Tik Tik Tik. I’m just doing the back-end work right now, it will take time,” he says. Despite a long delay, the buzz about Tik Tik Tik is still positive. At a favourable runtime of 2 hours and 11 minutes, the film seems like a great launch-pad into a genre less trodden in Tamil cinema. Also read: Watch: Promo of Jayam Ravi's space thriller 'Tik Tik Tik'
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Sandra Bullock Reveals the Important Piece of Ocean's 8 Advice George Clooney Gave Her

Sandra Bullock Reveals the Important Piece of Ocean's 8 Advice George Clooney Gave Her
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock have been friends for as long as we can remember. They have walked red carpets together, costarred in 2014's Gravity, coproduced 2015's Our Brand Is Crisis, and always look like they're having the best time. In fact, George and Sandra's first meeting was actually before they even worked in Hollywood. "George and I have known each other since long before we actually had jobs in this business, literally out of college," Sandra told Canada's etalk back in 2015. "We've seen each other through many facets and stages of life, and this is just another one of those facets and stages. And the nice thing is we still like each other at the end of it, we still admire each other."

As if their friendship wasn't already sweet enough, Sandra recently revealed George's advice to her before she took on the Ocean's 8 reboot, given that George starred in the original films.
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How Sandra Bullock Leads Her 'Ocean's 8' Ensemble

How Sandra Bullock Leads Her 'Ocean's 8' Ensemble
It’s been nearly five years since Sandra Bullock starred in a major blockbuster; though her voice could be heard in the 2015 animated film Minions, the actress’ last big film was the intense science-fiction hit Gravity. In that pic, she co-starred with George Clooney, both playing astronauts trying to make their way back to Earth after a space-station disaster. It’s almost fitting that Bullock’s big box-office return is in playing Clooney’s sister, even if they don’t share screen time. As the lead of Ocean’s 8, Bullock takes over as the leader of a criminal gang, suggesting that ...
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Sandra Bullock movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Gravity,’ ‘The Blind Side,’ ‘Speed’

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Sandra Bullock movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Gravity,’ ‘The Blind Side,’ ‘Speed’
Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock has returned to theater screens for the summer 2018 film “Ocean’s 8,” leading a female cast in turning the “Ocean’s 11” caper/comedy template completely on its head. As Debbie Ocean, estranged sister of Danny, Bullock leads a team of women, whose ambitious goal is to pull off a heist at the security-heavy Met Gala. Let’s take a tour of some of her best performances with our photo gallery above of Bullock’s 12 greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

The winner of an Oscar, a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, Bullock is no stranger to an awards ceremony red carpet. She has been nominated for two Academy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She ran the gauntlet for “The Blind Side” in 2009, winning the Oscar, Golden Globe, and SAG Award, and picked up an additional SAG
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The Evolution of Sandra Bullock, From ‘Speed’ to ‘Ocean’s 8’ (Photos)

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The Evolution of Sandra Bullock, From ‘Speed’ to ‘Ocean’s 8’ (Photos)
Since Sandra Bullock first made it big in the 1990s, she has starred in some of Hollywood’s biggest critical and commercial successes, becoming one of the most successful actresses of her generation and winning an Academy Award along the way.

Love Potion No. 9” (1983)

Bullock gave one of her first memorable performances in the 1983 film “Love Potion No. 9”, starring opposite Tate Donovan as a biologist who experiments with a potion that makes her irresistible to the opposite sex. The film was panned by critics but gave Bullock one of her first big roles.

Speed” (1994)

Bullock found her breakout role in the action thriller “Speed”, which became an unexpected critical and commercial success following its 1994 release. Bullock starred as a spunky passenger who works with two police officers–played by Keanu Reeves and Jeff Daniels– to thwart a terrorist from blowing up a bus full of people.

“While You
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Sandra Bullock movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Sandra Bullock movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock has returned to theater screens for the summer 2018 film “Ocean’s 8,” leading a female cast in turning the “Ocean’s 11” caper/comedy template completely on its head. As Debbie Ocean, estranged sister of Danny, Bullock leads a team of women, whose ambitious goal is to pull off a heist at the security-heavy Met Gala. Let’s take a tour of some of her best performances with our photo gallery above of Bullock’s 12 greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

The winner of an Oscar, a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, Bullock is no stranger to an awards ceremony red carpet. She has been nominated for two Academy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She ran the gauntlet for “The Blind Side” in 2009, winning the Oscar, Golden Globe, and SAG Award, and picked up an additional SAG
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‘Adrift’ Review: Shailene Woodley Rescues a True Life Survival Thriller from Drowning at Sea

‘Adrift’ Review: Shailene Woodley Rescues a True Life Survival Thriller from Drowning at Sea
Stories of people stranded in the wilderness have always been natural fodder for movies, as ideas of being lost in the jungle or shipwrecked at sea tap into a natural anxiety about the smallness of our place in the world, and the uneasy need for co-dependence that it inspires. And yet, without diminishing some formative examples, or paving over the past’s most hideous aberrations (George C. Scott’s “The Savage Is Loose” springs to mind), it seems as though the whole “lost adventurers” genre is just starting to find itself. “Adrift” may be the first of these movies that actually explains this recent phenomenon.

And it’s been a long time coming: In just the last eight years or so, we’ve seen mainstream American movies about a dude getting wedged beneath a rock (“127 Hours”), an older dude getting stuck in wolf country (“The Grey”), and an even
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How "Obsessed Producer" Sandra Bullock Ended Up With Harry Connick Jr. as Her Leading Man in Hope Floats

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When it comes to memorable movie roles, Sandra Bullock's had quite a few. She's been a bus-driving action hero (Speed), an undercover beauty queen (Miss Congeniality), a tough-talking football mom (The Blind Side) and a doctor stranded in space (Gravity). In the upcoming caper comedy Ocean's 8, she plays a career thief with an A-list crew of accomplices ready to pull off an epic heist at the Met Gala.  But it was with the 1998 romance Hope Floats that Bullock first played a role she would return to many times throughout her career: Producer. In the film, which premiered 20 years ago today, Bullock also stars as Birdee Pruitt, a newly single mom who moves from Chicago back to her Texas hometown to live...
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May 25, 1979 – A Look Back At Ridley Scott’s Alien

Friday, May 25th, 1979. A cinema anniversary I celebrate every year with a screening of Ridley Scott’s Alien.

Since my initial revisiting of the movie in 2014 for the 35th anniversary, 20th Century Fox continues the franchise with more prequels including Alien Covenant in 2017 (Trailer), and more to follow in the timeline leading audiences right up to Alien. Prometheus (2012) starred Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba, was well received by critics and subsequently a box office hit.

The marketing of Covenant invoked spine-tingling chills when the initial posters were released. The tagline from the 1979 film, “In space no one can hear you scream” is still foreboding, but “Run” and Hide” with images of the Xenomorph and Egg were terrifying and a warning of whats to come.

Fans have seen the birth of Alien Day, celebrated on April 26 and a new Aliens story with the recent comic book series “Aliens: Dust to Dust.
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‘The Voice’ winners: Where are they now (Season 1 – 13 updates)?

‘The Voice’ winners: Where are they now (Season 1 – 13 updates)?
The Voice” season 13 winner Chloe Kohanski returned to the show on Tuesday and sang her new single “Come This Far” just minutes before it was revealed that Brynn Cartelli had won season 14. While Cartelli was coached by rookie Kelly Clarkson, Kohanski was the sixth champion for Blake Shelton, who has been with the show since the start.

Kohanski won the season 13 title on Dec. 19 after delivering a soaring performance of her original song “Wish I Didn’t Love You” as well as a cover of the 1980s hit “Bette Davis Eyes” and a duet with Shelton on “You Got It.” However, the single of her new tune only made it to No. 69 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Is that a sign of things to come when Kohanski releases her first album later this year? That first track, “Come This Far,” certainly sounds promising. She has kept her harder edge and revealed
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Check Out The New Trailer For Mowgli Starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch And Freida Pinto

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From the creator of Gollum (Lotr series) and Caesar (Planet Of The Paes) comes a new telling of the story of Mowgli. See Andy Serkis and an incredible cast bring the jungle to new life October 19, 2018 in theaters.

Motion capture and live action are blended for Mowgli, a new, big screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book.

Walt Disney Studios released the animated musical classic in 1967 and a retelling of it with a live version in 2016.

This version follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but
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Should you choose to accept them, here are the best Mission: Impossible moments

Matt Rodgers on the best Mission: Impossible moments…

The ability for the Mission: Impossible franchise to subvert the law of diminishing returns, in terms of both box-office and quality, as well as keeping the fuse lit under Tom Cruise’s dimming star power, is surely down to the stylistically diverse way in which the films are made.

In sync with the way in which that iconic theme has been reimagined by Limp Bizkit, all the way through to Imagine Dragons fantastic Mission: Impossible – Fallout theme, each movie has been filtered through its creators unique vision; from the espionage brilliance of Brian De Palma’s original, via the Tom Cruise haircut pornography of John Woo’s slow-mo misfire, each of the Mission: Impossible franchise instalments have their own distinct D.N.A.

See Also: Watch the new trailer for Mission: Impossible – Fallout

With this summer’s Fallout being the first time
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Jackie Foster rocks out to ‘Here I Go Again’ on ‘The Voice’ Top 8 night: Is she finale bound? [Watch]

Jackie Foster rocks out to ‘Here I Go Again’ on ‘The Voice’ Top 8 night: Is she finale bound? [Watch]
Monday night on “The Voice,” rock singer Jackie Foster represented Team Alicia Keys during the live Top 8 episode of Season 14. For this all-important semifinals show, Jackie decided to take on one of the best-known rock songs of the 80s, Whitesnake‘s “Here I Go Again.” Do You think that Jackie will advance to the Season 14 finale of NBC’s reality TV show? Watch “The Voice” performance video above.

See‘The Voice’ Top 8: How to vote and make sure your favorite artist is in the final

After Jackie’s former coach Adam Levine praised her performance, Alicia readily admitted, “To hear Adam validate and verify all the things that we’ve been talking about — the sense of abandonment, the sense of freedom, the sense of true just like letting it go, throwing care to the wind, all of those things — this is what happened to you on stage. By the way,
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Colin Firth Starring ‘Secret Garden’ Omar Sy’s ‘Lost Prince’ Sell Worldwide for Studiocanal (Exclusive)

Announcing very possibly the first clean sales sweep on one of the major new titles brought onto the market at Cannes, Studiocanal, part of Vivendi’s Canal Plus Group, sold out worldwide on the David Heyman-produced “The Secret Garden.”

Studiocanal’s notably all-women sales team, overseen by distribution chief Anna Marsh and headed by international sales chief Anne Chérel, has also licensed “The Lost Prince,” to be directed by Academy Award winning Michel Hazanavicius (“The Artist”), to near all the world outside the U.S.

The sales, compounded by bullish first results on Studiocanal’s Romain Gavras’ “The World is Yours,” beg the question as to the possible depth of Cannes’ pre-sales market. This year’s market buzz has, to date at least, centered very largely on a narrow band of high-profile titles backed by standout director, star or producer talent.

At least for Studiocanal, Europe’s biggest movie production-distribution-sales company,
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Cannes Faces Existential Crisis: Evolve or Fade?

Cannes Faces Existential Crisis: Evolve or Fade?
Thierry Frémaux almost lost his job last May as the director of the Cannes Film Festival.

Facing a backlash from French exhibitors outraged over his decision to allow Netflix to screen its films at the seaside resort without the approval of the festival’s board, Frémaux was threatened with being fired, insiders say. His €120,000 a year job, a post that allows him to hobnob with auteurs and serve as one of cinema’s top tastemakers, hung in the balance.

That fateful meeting set the stage for one of the most sizzle-free Cannes in the gathering’s seven-decade history. There are dark clouds blotting out this edition of the world’s most famous film festival. A perfect storm of disruptive technology, challenging market forces and self-inflicted public relations disasters are raising questions about its long-term viability.

In return for being allowed to remain at the helm of Cannes, powerful board members
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Cannes 2018: Mads Mikkelsen Gives Everything in Survival Film 'Arctic'

I love a good survival film. I don't really know what it is about them, even though they're all quite similar, I still enjoy every last one - The Grey, All is Lost, Gravity, Styx, Buried, The Martian, Life of Pi, 127 Hours, The Revenant, Tracks, Cast Away, The Way Back, Kon-Tiki. The latest survival thriller offering which just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival is a film titled Arctic, about a man trying to survive all by himself in the freezing, cold, snowy arctic. Produced in Iceland and filmed in Iceland, the film is the feature directorial debut of Brazilian filmmaker Joe Penna, and features some very real survival tactics. It also has all of the usual survival film tropes: just when you think everything is fine, something else goes wrong. There's always some animal that makes things worse. Rescuers never see them when nearby. Despite these familiar survival aspects,
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Tina Fey Reveals George Clooney Got Her Back for Golden Globes Joke About His Dating Habits

Tina Fey Reveals George Clooney Got Her Back for Golden Globes Joke About His Dating Habits
Tina Fey learned the hard way that you can’t poke fun at George Clooney and not receive a little ribbing in return.

The famous Hollywood prankster, 57, was the target of a roast back in 2014 when Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the Golden Globes.

Gravity is nominated for best film,” Fey said during the award show’s opening monologue that year. “It’s the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.” The camera than panned to the actor having a good laugh at himself.
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