Cats Movie Qualifying for Awards

As the year comes to an end, we’re getting into the heart of awards season. This is the time of year when studios release most of the movies they hope will be vying for Oscars, Golden Globes, and plenty of other awards from various guilds, critic circles, and more. The deadlines to qualify for these awards are always known far in advance, but every now and then some films end up cutting it rather close, and this year, that film is Cats.

Cats is the big screen adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical of the same name, and a big ensemble cast that includes Francesca Hayward, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, James Corden, Rebel Wilson, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, and more. Director Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) is bringing the story to life with a heft amount of visual effects, using what has been hilariously referred to as digital fur technology, to turn the movie’s stars into photorealistic human-cat hybrids that terrified many as soon as the first trailer arrived. It’s an interesting, albeit haunting, way to tell this story, and now it might cause the film to miss some major awards deadlines. Read More »

Peter Rabbit 2 trailer

Last year’s Peter Rabbit cost $50 million to make and managed to rake in over $350 million worldwide, so you know what that means: it’s sequel time. Sony Pictures Entertainment has just dropped the first teaser trailer for Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, which takes the action far outside the bounds of the old garden – so far away, in fact, that it features the bunnies in a skydiving sequence.
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Cats Featurette

Universal’s adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical Cats is coming to theaters in December. Much like a real cat throwing up on your carpet, there’s nothing you can do to stop it. The first glimpse behind the scenes and the much buzzed about trailer have already fueled plenty of nightmares featuring an all-star cast covered by digital fur technology, but in case you needed more inspiration for some horror story you’re writing, there’s a new Cats featurette for you to feast on. Read More »

Home Alone R-Rated

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, a visual effects crew turns Kevin McCallister’s battle plan from the end of Home Alone into a gruesome, R-rated massacre. Plus, Shazam! director David F. Sandberg reveals some lessons in filmmaking that he’s learned while working on some big studio movies, and IT monster Pennywise the Dancing Clown is looking for love in all the wrong places as a contestant on the reality series The Bachelorette. Read More »

Josh Gad and James Corden as Hobbs and Shaw

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, watch as James Corden and Josh Gad play Hobbs and Shaw before they got fired from the Fast and Furious spin-off. Plus, watch as stuntmen react to even more stunts from movies like The Raid, The Dark Knight Rises, The Matrix, John Wick: Chapter 2 and more, and find out some trivia you didn’t know about Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Read More »

Reggie Watts in The Bold and the Beautiful

Reggie Watts is known best as the bandleader on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and before that he brought his musical and comedic talents to Comedy Bang Bang for four seasons. But what you may not know is that those are merely side gigs for the eclectic talent, and his day job is something much more prestigious.

Reggie Watts has been a cast member on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful since the show began. You might be wondering how you’ve never seen him on the show after all these years (other than the fact that you’ve probably never watched it), and there’s a very good reason for that as you will see in the behind the scenes documentary short below. Read More »

cats trailer

Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Ian McKellen, and Judi Dench are all playing cats in Cats, the movie adaptation of the Broadway sensation Cats, which is about cats. While the stage production employs furry costumes for its feline characters, this new film from Tom Hooper uses digital enhancements to turn its actors into kitties. You can decide for yourself if this is a good or bad idea by watching the first Cats trailer below.

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cats featurette

Cats is going to be big. It will either be a big stage-to-screen musical beloved by audiences, or the type of strange train-wreck that we can’t look away from. In either case, I’m excited. The film brings the hit Broadway musical to life in a whole new way, featuring a cast that includes James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, and Rebel Wilson as digitally-enhanced cats. We’ll have to wait until Friday to see actual film footage, but a new Cats featurette goes behind-the-scenes to showcase how weird this is going to be.

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prom movie

Ryan Murphy‘s big Netflix deal is attracting big talent. Murphy is going to direct and produce a Prom movie, adapted from the Tony-nominated stage musical, and he’s lined-up an impressive cast to pull it off. Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key, James Corden and Andrew Rannells will all have “key roles” in the Netflix film about fading Broadway stars trying to rehabilitate their careers.

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