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Category Archives: Catscallion
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 109: NYMPHOMANIAC: VOL. I (2013) If you only have to watch one Lars von Trier film with “nymphomaniac” in the title, make it the first part of his episodic diptych in which a woman called Joe … 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 096: THE LIFE OF OHARU aka 西鶴一代女 (SAIKAKU ICHIDAI ONNA) (1952) Life for a woman in 17th century Japan, even one from a respectable background, was no bed of roses. Kenji Mizoguchi’s film was adapted from The Life … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 093: DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971) After George Lazenby’s one-off appearance as James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Sean Connery agreed to reprise the role for a sixth time and a massive sum of money. … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 092: THE COMEDY OF TERRORS (1963) The Comedy of Terrors is a very broad horror-comedy produced by Samuel Z Arkoff at AIP, and recycles some of the cast and elements from Tales of Terror (1962), on … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 090: THAT DARN CAT! (1965) CLASSIFIED FILE FYEO FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FROM THE OFFICE OF REDACTED CC: REDACTED CASE ID: 1965-TDC (pending) SYNOPSIS: use of subject as informant in aforementioned case; investigation of suitability for … Continue reading