Jennifer Hudson

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Respect review – an overly reverential homage to Aretha
Personally approved by Franklin, Jennifer Hudson captures the queen of soul’s star power, but this biopic is too well behaved to do its extraordinary subject justice

Mark Kermode

12, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Respect review – one-note Aretha Franklin chronicle follows every biopic beat
Jennifer Hudson plays the soul legend, but this biopic reduces the complexity of her upbringing and artistry to corny life lessons

Peter Bradshaw

09, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Respect review – Aretha Franklin biopic sings the same old tune
Jennifer Hudson tries her best with a disappointingly rote retread through cliches of a well-worn genre

Charles Bramesco

09, Aug, 2021 @2:22 PM

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Bryan Adams photographs Cher, Grimes and Iggy Pop for Pirelli calendar
Jennifer Hudson, St Vincent and other music stars also feature in touring-themed photoshoots conceived by rocker-photographer

Mark Brown, arts correspondent

05, Aug, 2021 @11:01 PM

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The most exciting movies of 2020 – biopics
Jennifer Hudson plays the queen of soul, Ethan Hawke tackles Tesla and Julianne Moore tells the story of Gloria Steinem

Guardian film

02, Jan, 2020 @4:02 PM

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Box office cats-tastrophe: Cats projected to lose $70m
The Universal Pictures film is bound for the litter box as one of 2019’s biggest flops

André Wheeler

31, Dec, 2019 @9:01 PM

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Cats review – will haunt viewers for generations
No amount of A-list stars can save Tom Hooper’s dire adaptation

Simran Hans

21, Dec, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Cats premiere: mewls loom following ominous Globes result
Tom Hooper’s starry adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical opens in a week – but the only people to see it so far were not left purring

Andrew Pulver

13, Dec, 2019 @7:28 AM

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Jennifer Hudson: 'How do you be a cat? I sat with that for ever'
The Cats star was the only choice to sing Memory in the new film. She talks about lucky breaks, her 26 siblings – and being picked by Aretha Franklin to star in her biopic

Emma Brockes

30, Nov, 2019 @8:00 AM

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'The most disturbing thing I've ever seen' – will the new Cats trailer claw back its appeal?
The movie adaptation of the Lloyd Webber musical appalled viewers when its first trailer launched four months ago. Now a new one is here, has it improved things?

Stuart Heritage

19, Nov, 2019 @5:32 PM

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Litter-ally terrifying: is Cats the creepiest film of the year?
The first look at the star-studded big screen take on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is trending for all of the wrong reasons

Guy Lodge

19, Jul, 2019 @4:30 AM

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Cats movie trailer: internet reacts in horror to 'demented dream ballet'
First glimpse of Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson and other stars mutated into cat-sized cats – some wearing fur coats – sparks concern for state of civilisation

Naaman Zhou

19, Jul, 2019 @12:26 AM

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