Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Watch Trailer for Movie of Broadway Hit “Cats” And Hear Jennifer Hudson Go For Her Second Oscar


I always hated the musical, “Cats.” It was something for out of towners on Broadway who didn’t need to know much English because there is no story, really, just the costumes. “Memory” as sung by Betty Buckley was part of the TV commercial that ran ceaselessly like a high pitched dog whistler to Japanese tourists.

But now I see this trailer, and I am unaccountably excited. The great director of “Les Miserables” and “The King’s Speech,” Tom Hooper, has cast the best people in the world to put on those costumes. Judi Dench will be like Kibble to catty movie goers. Jennifer Hudson– listen to her sing “Memory” in this trailer. She’s going to get another Oscar. (She is the best singer we have, bar none.)

So I will put up with “Cats” and probably enjoy it. Dammit!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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