Category Archives: Catguffin

CAT OF THE DAY 082: GHOST

CAT OF THE DAY 082: GHOST (1990) This supernatural love story reverses the standard romantic formula by starting with the lovers together, but then driving them apart with the biggest wedge of all – death. Patrick Swayze is fatally shot … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 081: WHISPER OF THE HEART

CAT OF THE DAY 081: WHISPER OF THE HEART (aka 耳をすませば aka MIMI O SUMASEBA) (1995) Yoshifumi Kondo was being groomed as a successor to anime genius Hayao Miyazaki at Studio Ghibli when he suffered a fatal aneurysm at the age of … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 079: THE TOMB OF LIGEIA

CAT OF THE DAY 079: THE TOMB OF LIGEIA (1964) A Major Cat Movie. Legendary producer-director Roger Corman shot on eerie Norfolk locations for this supernatural chiller, and the result is one of the most impressive in the series of … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 078: THE THIRD MAN

CAT OF THE DAY 078: THE THIRD MAN (1949) Or: THE THIRD CAT. We all know dogs are shameless brown-nosers who long ago sold out their dignity to perform demeaning tricks for a mess of Chum. But cats, due to their … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 077: THE UNCANNY

CAT OF THE DAY 077: THE UNCANNY (1977) “We let them prowl about just as they please, hardly noticing them. And all the time, they’re watching us, spying on us, making sure that we behave.” In this Major Cat Movie, … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 071: THE BLACK CAT

CAT OF THE DAY 071: BLACK CAT (aka GATTO NERO) (1981) Mad Patrick Magee: “We need each other. We are bound together by hatred. He wants to kill me.” Incredulous Mimsy Farmer: “But he’s only a cat!” Mad Patrick Magee: … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 068: THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN

CAT OF THE DAY 068: THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957) Cats feature in a great many horror and fantasy movies. They leap out at people, they hiss and scratch and bite, or they lurk in a sinister fashion. Sometimes they … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 064: THE AWFUL TRUTH

CAT OF THE DAY 064: THE AWFUL TRUTH (1937) In The Awful Truth, the characters played by Cary Grant and Irene Dunne are very much dog people. They have a dog called Mr Smith, played by a Wire Fox Terrier called … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 061: HAUSU

CAT OF THE DAY 061: HAUSU (ハウス) (aka HOUSE) (1977) Nobuhiko Obayashi‘s legendary haunted house movie, also known as Hausu, was first released in Japan in 1977 and is a Major Cat Movie. Oshare, miffed at her dad for having … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 057: UNE VIE DE CHAT

CAT OF THE DAY 057: UNE VIE DE CHAT (aka A CAT IN PARIS) (2010) This animated French film attracted attention after unexpectedly receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature (this was the year Rango won), and is a … Continue reading

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