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CAT OF THE DAY 110: CLOUD ATLAS (2012) This uneven but always fascinating adaptation of David Mitchell’s bestseller consists of six different stories from six different genres set in six different time periods and featuring six different sets of characters. … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 107: THE HEAT (2013) There are more movies in which male cops are partnered by dogs than there are female buddy cop movies, which makes Paul Feig’s comedy a very rare bird indeed. Sandra Bullock plays … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 103: LA RAGAZZA CHE SAPEVA TROPPO (AKA THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH) (1963) Mario Bava’s last film in black and white is often cited as the first giallo, though it’s probably more of a giallo … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 102: THE LEGO MOVIE (2014) Everything is awesome, and there is a perceptible feline thread running through this superior slice of product placement masquerading as jolly family animation, manufactured almost entirely out of Lego™ bricks. As … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 100: ALIEN (1979) & ALIENS (1986) To mark our 100th CAT OF THE DAY, here’s one of the most popular cats in movies – Jones, from Alien. This handsome ginger puss performs multiple cat-functions. He is not … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 099: KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (aka MAJO NO TAKKYUBIN 魔女の宅急便) (1989) Kiki’s Delivery Service is a Major Cat Movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki just after My Neighbour Totoro. Kiki is a 13-year-old trainee witch. It’s traditional for witches of … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 098: BELL BOOK AND CANDLE (1958) The stars of Hitchcock’s Vertigo reunite for a romantic comedy with a supernatural twist. Kim Novak plays Gillian Holroyd, a Greenwich Village witch; James Stewart is Shep Henderson, the mortal … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 097: SCROOGED (1988) [Television executive Frank Cross is talking to his boss, Preston Rhinelander.] Preston Rhinelander: Frank, have you any idea how many cats there are in this country? Frank Cross: No… I don’t have those… … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 095: THE THREE LIVES OF THOMASINA (1964) “Yes, I am Thomasina. This story’s all about me.” Except it’s not, not really. This Walt Disney movie, adapted from the novel by Paul Gallico, is more about how … Continue reading