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Nerve (2016)

Nerve poster

Lionsgate
Starring:
 Emma Roberts, Dave Franco
Directed by: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: Venus (Emma Roberts) is a quiet teenager who gets caught up in an online truth or dare game called Nerve which gets more and more dangerous the longer one plays.

Purr Blurs: Several cats are seen very briefly online. One is a sad tabby kitten used as a graphic for a song called Only Single Friend Left.

Nerve - tabby kitten on single cover

A cat pawing a computer screen is seen for a moment when Venus first looks at the Nerve game.

Nerve - cat pawing computer screen

Finally a Himalayan cat comes up as one of the quick graphics when Venus agrees to play the game. All of these cats are only onscreen for a few seconds.

Nerve - Yes No Himalayan cat animated gif

Final Mewsings: Cats actually spend very little time online.


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Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

Jungle 2 Jungle poster

Walt Disney Pictures
Starring:
 Tim Allen, Sam Huntington
Directed by: John Pasquin

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: A remake of the French film Un indien dans la ville. Michael Cromwell (Tim Allen) finds out he has a teenaged son living among a South American tribe and brings the boy named Mimi-Siku (Sam Huntington) to New York City for a visit.

Featured Feline: Michael’s fiancee Charlotte (Lolita Davidovich), a fashion designer, owns a white Persian cat named Coco. Coco is first seen sleeping on the couch at a party thrown by Charlotte.

Jungle 2 Jungle - Coco white Persian cat sleeping on couch

Charlotte picks up Coco to take her into the kitchen to feed.

Jungle 2 Jungle - Charlotte Lolita Davidovich picking up Coco white Persian cat with Fiona Carole Shelley

Jungle 2 Jungle - Coco white Persian cat eating from bowl

Charlotte’s friend, Fiona (Carole Shelley), enters the kitchen to find out what they’re having to eat. Mimi-Siku suggests eating the cat. Naturally Charlotte is against this. Fiona and the party guests are later shocked to find Mimi-Siku crouched on the counter eating the cat’s food.

Jungle 2 Jungle - Charlotte Lolita Davidovich with Coco white Persian cat and Fiona Carole Shelley and Michael Tim Allen

Jungle 2 Jungle - Charlotte Lolita Davidovich taking Coco white Persian cat away from Mimi-Siku Sam Huntington with Michael Tim Allen

As if this weren’t enough, Michael makes a point of telling Mimi-Siku not to eat the cat the next morning at breakfast.

Jungle 2 Jungle - Mimi Siki Sam Huntington lifts Coco white Persian cat onto counter

Jungle 2 Jungle - Mimi Siki Sam Huntington petting Coco white Persian cat

In a later scene, Michael is home with Charlotte when she leaves the room. He decides to try Mimi-Siku’s blowgun and accidentally ends up shooting a dart into Coco.

Jungle 2 Jungle - Coco white Persian cat on table near Charlotte Lolita Davidovich and Michael Tim Allen

Jungle 2 Jungle - Coco white Persian cat hit by dart

The dart puts Coco to sleep.

Jungle 2 Jungle - Coco white Persian cat hit by blowgun dart shot by Michael Tim Allen animated gif

During this scene, Coco is represented by a stuffed cat made to looking like the sedated Persian. Michael picks up the limp “animal” and tries to revive her with no luck. He finally just throws her behind the island in the kitchen.

Jungle 2 Jungle - Michael Tim Allen holding up fake limp Coco white Persian cat

Jungle 2 Jungle - Michael Tim Allen with fake limp Coco white Persian cat

The next morning the cat is fine and Michael comments on how Coco slept like a log that night.

Jungle 2 Jungle - Coco white Persian cat

Jungle 2 Jungle - Michael Tim Allen sitting on couch with Coco white Persian cat

It should be noted that the translation of Mimi-Siku, which the boy picked for his own name, is cat pee. Or maybe that shouldn’t be noted.

Final Mewsings: Coco was lucky to sleep during this movie!


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My Blue Heaven (1990)

My Blue Heaven poster

Warner Bros.
Starring:
 Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, William Hickey
Directed by: Herbert Ross

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: Former mob associate Vinnie Antonelli (Steve Martin) finds himself stuck in Southern California suburbia when he enters the Federal Witness Protection Program.

Kitty Cameos: In one scene Vinnie and D.A. Hannah Stubbs (Joan Cusack) enter a pet shop to look at some puppies. The proprietor named Billy Sparrow (William Hickey) is putting a tabby kitten into a cage with other tabby kittens as they enter.

My Blue Heaven - Billy Sparrow William Hickey putting tabby kitten into cage of kittens in pet shop

My Blue Heaven - Billy Sparrow William Hickey standing next to cage of tabby kittens in pet shop

Final Mewsings: We would take kittens over puppies (although we wouldn’t mind having both!)


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American Gods – “Git Gone”

One Step Beyond DVD

Original Air Date: May 21, 2017
Starring: Emily Browning, Ricky Whittle
Directed by: Craig Zobel

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains spoilers for this episode!

Synopsis: This episode explores the background story of Laura (Emily Browning) and how she first became acquainted with Shadow (Ricky Whittle).

Featured Feline: After work Laura returns home every night to her long-haired tuxedo colored cat Dummy (a cute name considering she’s a casino dealer). She leaves the television on for Dummy while she is away and cartoons are playing on the screen when she gets home and turns it off.

American Gods - Git Gone - long-haired tuxedo cat Dummy in front of television

Laura lets Dummy out before she sits down to eat.

American Gods - Git Gone - long-haired tuxedo cat Dummy let out by Laura Emily Browning

Dummy is seen throughout the episode as Laura develops her relationship with Shadow.

American Gods - Git Gone - closer of long-haired tuxedo cat Dummy

American Gods - Git Gone - profile of long-haired tuxedo cat Dummy

American Gods - Git Gone - long-haired tuxedo cat Dummy in bed with Laura Emily Browning and Shadow Ricky Whittle

American Gods - Git Gone - long-haired tuxedo cat Dummy on bed

American Gods - Git Gone - long-haired tuxedo cat Dummy drinking from bowl

American Gods - Git Gone - long-haired tuxedo cat Dummy drinking from bowl with Laura Emily Browning and Shadow Ricky Whittle making love in background

Kitty Carnage Warning!  After Shadow is jailed because of their botched attempt to rob the casino, Laura returns home one night to find Dummy dead on the floor.

American Gods - Git Gone - long-haired tuxedo cat Dummy dead on floor

She kneels down and eventually sighs, “F*** you, Dummy.”

American Gods - Git Gone - long-haired tuxedo cat Dummy dead with Laura Emily Browning

Kitty Cameo:  Late in the episode Laura is in a funeral home being repaired after coming back to life. A tabby cat is seen very briefly.

American Gods - Git Gone - small tabby cat in funeral parlor

Final Mewsings: We’re not going to get any cat zombies?

Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about the cat in this episode!


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Crazy for You (2011)

Music Artist: Best Coast

Synopsis: Some cats work behind the scenes on the music video for this Best Coast song.

Featured Felines: The cats are the ones making the music video this time, so there are several cats running the show, starting with the director cat.

Best Coast - Crazy for You - cat directing band

Best Coast - Crazy for You - cat directing saying Cut! into megaphone

Best Coast - Crazy for You - cat directing smiling at money shot

There is also a sound cat, two camera cats and a little kitten which runs the snack cart.

Best Coast - Crazy for You - sound engineer cat

Best Coast - Crazy for You - white camera cat in aloha shirt

Best Coast - Crazy for You - tabby camera cat in plaid shirt

Best Coast - Crazy for You - tabby kitten driving snack cart

Best Coast - Crazy for You - band member Bethany Cosentino taking drinks from tabby kitten's snack cart

A crew cat is seen indulging in some catnip with one of the band members.

Best Coast - Crazy for You - tabby crew cat being offered catnip

Band member and founder Bethany Cosentino, seen here interacting with the cat crew, is a known lover of cats and her cat, Snacks, was featured on the cover of the album Crazy for You. The cats in this video were provided by Animals Work.

Best Coast - Crazy for You - Bethany Cosentino with tabby cat and clapboard

Final Mewsings: We need more cats behind the cameras!


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