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Andrew Lloyd Webber calls Cats film 'ridiculous'
Composer of hit musical says director Tom Hooper didn’t consult those involved in the original show when making his widely panned film adaptation

Catherine Shoard

03, Aug, 2020 @12:07 PM

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'I haven’t seen it. I've heard it's terrible': match the Cats cast member to their quote
Judi Dench has broken her silence on Tom Hooper’s musical, calling her Cats coat ‘battered, mangy’, ‘a great big orange bruiser’ and more colourful descriptions. So what have her colleagues said about the film?

Stuart Heritage

05, May, 2020 @11:35 AM

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'In homage to cockroach limbs': Tom Hooper's Cats commentary deepens the mystery
The man behind the much-maligned musical film has shared some of its secrets – prepare to be baffled

Catherine Shoard

26, Mar, 2020 @1:02 PM

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Stop mewling! Cats is no turkey, say our dance and theatre critics
Film reviewers sank their claws into Cats, but is it really so awful? Our stage reviewers steeled themselves for the caterwauling ... but ended up quite enjoying it

Arifa Akbar and Lyndsey Winship

06, Jan, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Cats: the fur, the tails, Judi Dench's cannibal coat – discuss the film with spoilers
Are all the humans dead? Why do some of the cats wear clothes? Even if it completely lacks a plot, there’s plenty to pick apart here

Stuart Heritage

20, Dec, 2019 @8:00 PM

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An orgy of throbbing tails: is Cats the kinkiest film to earn a U certificate?
Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is festive fun for all the family, according to the cinema ratings boards. So why are early audiences averting their eyes?

Catherine Shoard

19, Dec, 2019 @12:01 AM

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Cats review – a purr-fectly dreadful hairball of woe | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
The queasy fears prompted by one of the most disturbing movie trailers ever seen are realised in full in Tom Hooper’s jaw-dropping feline folly

Peter Bradshaw

19, Dec, 2019 @12:00 AM

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Feline confident? Cats' last-minute dash to the cinema
Tom Hooper finished off his musical just 36 hours before its premiere. Will this, a turn-off trailer, awards snubs and an impurrfect gestation stop it being Christmas catnip?

Guy Lodge

18, Dec, 2019 @3:07 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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'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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Cats trailer’s weirdness would have appealed to TS Eliot, suggests estate
Trustees of the poet’s legacy, welcoming the forthcoming film, say it is no stranger than his Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

David Barnett

23, Jul, 2019 @12:23 PM

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Feline queasy: eight urgent questions about the Cats trailer
If you saw the Cats trailer last night, you won’t have slept and may still be shaking. Here, we begin the process of trying to understand what happened

Stuart Heritage

19, Jul, 2019 @8:24 AM

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