james corden in cats

Remember Cats? The nightmarish film adaptation of the hit musical feels as if it hit theaters 100 years ago, but it was actually only six months. Since then, real-life horrors have superseded those of the digital fur variety, but that doesn’t mean Andrew Lloyd Webber is ready to let bygones be bygones. The composer recently recorded a commentary track for the filmed 1998 stage version of Cats, and in the process, had some less-than-charitable things to say about the recent movie adaptation – specifically James Corden‘s performance as Bustopher Jones.

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judi dench cats

Judi Dench still hasn’t seen Tom Hooper’s notorious Cats, in which the British national treasure starred as Old Deuteronomy, a cat that Dench hoped would look like an elegant wise creature. Dench doesn’t seem too rankled by the Razzie Award that the role earned her, but she does seem a little miffed by the final look of Old Deuteronomy, which Dench compared to a “battered, mangy old cat” who wears a massive fur cloak that she compares to five fixes mating on her back.

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Biggest Box Office Bomb of 2019

The 2020 box office is currently paused, so let’s jump in the Wayback machine and look at the biggest failure of 2019, shall we? A new report reveals that the biggest box office bomb of 2019 was none other than X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the final nail in the coffin of Fox’s X-Men franchise. Yes, even Cats was a bigger “hit” than Dark Phoenix, and that’s saying something.  Read More »

Making of Rick and Morty

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, learn about certain animation challenges that have popped up throughout the four seasons of Rick and Morty on Adult Swim. Plus, Patrick (H) Willems gets economical by doing a video essay follow-up to six previous videos about Cats, Michael Bay, music biopics, and more. Finally, go on a virtual ride of The Incredicoaster from Pixar Pier at Disneyland and learn some trivia about the theme park attraction. Read More »

hugh jackman cats

Hey, did you know Hugh Jackman will never play Wolverine again? He’s only said so about a billion times, but someone decided to ask him the question again, and since he’s a nice guy, he answered. But Wolverine isn’t the only part Jackman is turning down. The actor (and singer) revealed that he was offered multiple roles in Tom Hooper‘s nightmarish flop Cats, and said thanks, but no thanks.

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Cats Honest Trailer

The horror that is the big screen adaptation of Cats was heard far and wide. In fact, the movie’s poor reception from both critics and audiences was so bad that Universal Pictures pulled the movie from awards consideration. But don’t let that keep you away from experiencing this feline fever dream for yourself, because it’s an experience that will remind you how grateful to be when a truly great movie comes along. It’s the kind of movie that reminds you what the word “terrible” really means. In fact, the Cats Honest Trailer is infinitely more tolerable, even with their own musical renditions. Read More »

cats butthole cut

A rumor cropped up online recently that Cats, Tom Hooper‘s huge flop featuring horny cat people introducing themselves for 110 minutes, originally had CGI buttholes on all the feline behinds. And even though Cats is already a fever-dream to begin with, we weren’t entirely sure how much credence to lend that story. Now, an intrepid journalist has done the legwork, and turned up the true story of the Cats butthole cut.

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Anthony Daniels Breaks Down C-3PO Costumes

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see what the infamous “Butthole Cut” of the box office bomb Cats might have looked like. Plus, Star Wars franchise actor Anthony Daniels runs through the various versions of the C-3PO costume that he donned over the years, and Frozen and The Good Place star Kristen Bell looks back at her most famous roles, including Veronica Mars and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Read More »

Razzie Awards 2020

The Golden Raspberry Awards – which must have, at one point, been an enjoyable thing to someone, somewhere – are back, and the organization has once again chosen the most obvious and frankly boring choice for its top prize. Director Tom Hooper‘s Cats was the big “winner” of the night, taking home a total of six Razzies, including the Worst Picture of the year prize. Eddie Murphy also won a Razzie – but his win was actually a positive thing. Read on for the full list of winners below. Read More »

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oscars cats segment

Everyone got in a good laugh about Cats during the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night, but the Visual Effects Society had their claws out. The organization representing visual effects artists released a stern statement condemning the Oscars Cats segment, in which stars James Corden and Rebel Wilson poked fun at the Tom Hooper-directed big-budget catastrophe by dressing up as their characters from the film.

“As cast members of the motion picture Cats, nobody more than us understands the importance of good visual effects,” the stars said. Apparently not, according to VES.

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