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THE GREEN ROOM

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By Sameen Amer
Fri, 01, 20

Fantasy musical; a tribe of cats compete to choose the one who will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and get a new life....

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Out this week

* Albums

  • Circles by Mac Miller: Sixth and final studio album by the late American rapper; was intended to be a companion album to Swimming (2018); led by the single ‘Good News’.

* Movies

  • Dolittle (starring Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Emma Thompson) – fantasy comedy, based primarily on Hugh Lofting’s 1922 book The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle; a doctor (Downey Jr.), who discovers he can talk to animals, sets off on an adventure to a mythical island, searching for a cure for the Queen’s illness.
  • Bad Boys for Life (starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens) – action comedy, third instalment in the Bad Boys trilogy; Mike Lowrey (Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) reunite to face a fierce mob boss.

Star

Critics’ Choice Awards

Film

  • Best picture: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Director: Sam Mendes, 1917, and Bong Joon-ho, Parasite (tie)
  • Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
  • Actress: Renée Zellweger, Judy
  • Supporting actor: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Supporting actress: Laura Dern, Marriage Story
  • Acting ensemble: The Irishman
  • Animated feature: Toy Story 4
  • Foreign language film: Parasite (South Korea)

Television

  • TV movie: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
  • Limited series: When They See Us
  • Drama: Succession
  • Comedy: Fleabag
  • Animated: BoJack Horseman
  • Actor, TV movie/limited series: Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us
  • Actress, TV movie/limited series: Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

For the complete list of winners, visit: criticschoice.com/critics-choice-awards

Spotlight

Cats

Cast: James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Francesca Hayward

Director: Tom Hooper

Tagline: You will believe.

  • Fantasy musical; a tribe of cats compete to choose the one who will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and get a new life.
  • Based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber stage musical, which was itself based on T. S. Eliot Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats (1939).
  • Has made around $58 million on a $90 million budget, bombing at the box office.
  • Has generated extremely negative reviews, receiving criticism for every element of the film, with some describing it as the worst of the year.
  • The film’s original release contained numerous CGI errors and glitches. A modified version was then made available to cinemas.
  • Music composed by Webber.