None of us has seen a single frame of the Cats movie, but the film community seems obsessed with the big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical – for all the wrong reasons. Rather than have the actors dress up in cat costumes like the musical, the movie is employing tech to digitally turn the cast into realistic-looking cat-people. It’s either going to look really good, or really bad. Pop icon Taylor Swift, one of the stars of the movie, recently revealed that to prepare for her part, she had to enroll in cat school. How can you not want to see this movie at this point?
‘Cats’ Will Bring the Musical to Life With Motion-Capture Performances and Oversized Sets [CinemaCon 2019]
Posted on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 by /Film Staff
Featuring spandex-wearing anthropomorphic cats and a barebones plot, Cats is possibly one of the strangest Broadway musicals to hit the Great White Way. And now it’s about to become one of the most baffling feature film musicals. Directed by Tom Hooper in his second movie musical following Les Miserables, Cats has an unfairly stacked cast including Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, and Judi Dench.
While the prospect of seeing Judi Dench in spandex is tempting, with Hooper’s moodily realistic approach to musicals, it seems like that sadly won’t be the case. /Film’s own Peter Sciretta and Ben Pearson are attending CinemaCon is Las Vegas this year and they learned that Cats will be a visual-effects heavy movie that uses motion capture technology and oversized sets to transform the actors into something closer to actual felines. Yes, really.
Posted on Thursday, December 13th, 2018 by Ethan Anderton
Are you ready for it?
This morning, Taylor Swift made a surprise announcement about a concert documentary focusing on the music superstar’s Reputation stadium tour that she embarked on from May 8, 2018 through November 21, 2018, spanning locations from the United States to Japan. The documentary is coming to Netlix very soon and you can watch the trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 31st, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
The Cats movie has coughed-up a release date that will put it directly up against Star Wars: Episode 9. There was a time when other studios would flee from a Star Wars release date like a feline during a thunderstorm. But perhaps Universal is feeling frisky after the Solo underperformance. Which means you can now expect Tom Hooper‘s musical adaptation starring Taylor Swift, James Corden, Jennifer Hudson, and Ian McKellan to give Episode 9 a run for its money at the Christmas 2019 box office. More on the Cats movie release date below.
‘Cats’ Movie Adaptation Will Star Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, and Ian McKellen (Really)
Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2018 by Hoai-Tran Bui
You’re not going to be able to shake off this piece of news. Tom Hooper‘s long-gestating Cats movie adaptation has set its cast, and it’s a who’s who of pop stars, talk show hosts, and stage veterans – all of whom you’ll really want to see don skin-tight catsuits.
The Cats movie cast has tapped Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, and Ian McKellen to star in Hooper’s feature film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s hit Broadway musical.
Posted on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 by Ethan Anderton
Saturday Night Live already has the first three episodes of the 43rd season in the books, and they have another batch of three shows in a row in November leading up Thanksgiving. We already knew Larry David was hosting the first episode in November, but the next two hosts have just been announced, and they are not only first-time hosts, but surprising picks.
After Larry David hosts on November 4, Girls Trip and Keanu star Tiffany Haddish will take the stage the week after, and then recording artist Chance the Rapper will follow the week after that. If those names aren’t familiar to you, we’ll give you a rundown of who these stars are. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 by Ben Pearson
In April of 2016, about a month before X-Men: Apocalypse hit theaters, actress Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) tweeted a photo of her character, Jean Grey, at a mall with Scott Summers, aka Cyclops (Tye Sheridan). They were admiring the album cover of Dazzler, a mutant singer with the ability to create displays of light and energy who hadn’t appeared on screen in any X-Men movie up to that point. That scene in the mall ended up being cut from the film, but a new report indicates that Dazzler is going to appear in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the new X-Men sequel that will be directed by Simon Kinberg.
Read about the X-Men Dazzler casting news below.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
The Giver, based on the book by Lois Lowry, tells the story of a society in which people no longer feel, well, pretty much anything. There are no emotions, no colors, and no real sense of personal individuality. All that hits a tipping point when one young man, Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is assigned to take over the work of The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is essentially the world’s last living librarian. The Giver tells Jonas a few secrets, and in doing so threatens to upset the whole system. Suddenly what had seemed like a utopian existence starts to look a lot more dark and oppressive.
The film preserves the book’s black and white world, and the process of it opening up to color. It also casts Meryl Streep as the society’s Chief Elder. Which means we get to see Streep ruling with an indomitable will, and a tendency to say things like “When people have the freedom to choose, they choose wrong.” This new trailer really shows off Streep’s work, and is therefore worth a look. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 27th, 2013 by Angie Han
After contributing music to one dystopian YA adaptation, Taylor Swift is getting ready to star in another. The country-pop songstress has just climbed aboard Phillip Noyce‘s The Giver, along with Katie Holmes.
The pair join a starry cast that also includes Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, and Alexander Skarsgard in the grown-up roles, along with Cameron Monaghan (Shameless, the U.S. version) and Odeya Rush (The Odd Life of Timothy Green). Brenton Thwaites leads as young hero Jonas. Hit the jump to find out whom Swift and Holmes are playing.
Superhero Bits: Secret Service, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: The Dark World, Dark Knight, Deadpool
Posted on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Which pop culture icons are rumored to be in The Secret Service? Want to see a cool behind the scenes image from The Dark Knight? What happened in the 2002 Batman vs. Superman script? How far along is filming on Guardians of the Galaxy? Has Mark Wahlberg directed an Iron Man movie? Who are the twelve most pointless X-Men? What is Peter Dinklage looking at in a new photo from X-Men: Days of Future Past? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »