Category Archives: Catpanion

CAT OF THE DAY 076: RE-ANIMATOR

CAT OF THE DAY 076: RE-ANIMATOR (1985) “Don’t expect it to tango. It has a broken back.” Poor Rufus. But on the bright side, best zombie cat attack ever.   You may also be interested in: STUART GORDON: THE 1986 … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 073: MOONRISE KINGDOM

CAT OF THE DAY 073: MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012) Wes Anderson’s fable, set on an island off the coast of New England in 1965, is silly, sweet, romantic and altogether adorable. The eclectic soundtrack features Benjamin Britten, Hank Williams, Françoise Hardy … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 070: EVA

CAT OF THE DAY 070: EVA (2011) (Note: Alex’s robot cat has been behaving exactly like a real cat.) Max the Factotum: “Alex, this cat must be faulty. Maybe you should repair it.” Alex the Inventor: “Gris is a free … 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 067: TO CATCH A THIEF

CAT OF THE DAY 067: TO CATCH A THIEF (1955) “You want a leg or breast?” Not to mention those fireworks. Hitchcock at his sauciest, Grace Kelly at her glossiest and Cary Grant at his most debonair (who else could … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 066: JOYEUX NOËL

CAT OF THE DAY 066: JOYEUX NOËL (aka MERRY CHRISTMAS) (2005) The Western Front, Christmas Eve 1914. German, Scottish and French troops cease fire and climb out of their respective Trenches to start singing, playing football and share drinks and … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 063: THE ARISTOCATS

CAT OF THE DAY 063: THE ARISTOCATS (1970) The last animated feature to have been personally approved by Walt Disney is a Major Cat Movie. But even taking into account that the feline characters are anthropomorphised to the nth degree, I’ve always found … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 062: STRAW DOGS

CAT OF THE DAY 062: STRAW DOGS (1971 & 2011) Cats get treated as badly as the female character in this controversial Samuel Peckinpah home invasion classic and its remake. Susan George and Kate Bosworth get slapped around and raped … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 059: ABRE LOS OJOS

CAT OF THE DAY 059: ABRE LOS OJOS (aka OPEN YOUR EYES) (1997) Is it real or is it Memorex?* Alejandro Amenábar‘s clever, genre-busting psychological thriller is about a good-looking playboy (Eduardo Noriega) who makes the mistake of accepting a lift … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 058: HARRY AND TONTO

CAT OF THE DAY 058: HARRY AND TONTO (1974) Harry and Tonto, directed and co-written by Paul Mazursky, is a coast-to-coast American road movie featuring one man and his cat, and is a Major Cat Movie. Art Carney, a much-loved character … Continue reading

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