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Seeing ‘Cats’ on Drugs Is Blowing Everybody’s Minds: ‘Terrifying,’ ‘My Soul Escaped Me’

Tom Hooper’s “Cats” is harrowing even if you’re sober. An unholy, digital-fur-coated dive into the uncanny valley, set in a London made to look like a New Orleans red-light district, the movie boasts plenty of disturbing visuals: it’s a sexless world where the cats have no genitals, but there are cat breasts, cats thrusting, and […]

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Box Office: ‘Cats’ Declawed Overseas, ‘Jumanji’ and ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Hit Global Records

It’s back to the litter box for “Cats.” Universal’s big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical flamed out at the international box office, igniting with a dismal $13.6 million from 38 foreign territories.Those ticket sales take the global tally of “Cats” to $38 million, including $17.8 million in North America. Directed by Tom Hooper, “Cats” […]

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Evan Rachel Wood Reacts to ‘Cats’ With F-Bombs and Baffled Shock: ‘I Am Speechless’

Evan Rachel Wood is no stranger to musicals, having belted out songs in “Across the Universe” and “Frozen II,” but not even she could find something nice to say about Tom Hooper’s “Cats.” The maligned adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical of the same name has become one of the year’s biggest critical and commercial […]

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‘Spies in Disguise’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Twentieth Century Fox claims the top spot in spending with “Spies in Disguise.”Ads placed for the animated film had an estimated media value of $6.63 million through Sunday for 937 national ad airings on […]

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