Monthly Archives: May 2018

Promise Her Anything (1966)

Promise Her Anything poster

Seven Arts Productions
Starring:
 Warren Beatty, Keenan Wynn
Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Synopsis: Harley Rummel (Warren Beatty) is a director of blue films looking for a new angle when he decides to use his neighbor’s baby in his movies.

Purr Blurs: In one scene Rummel calls his producer, Angelo Carelli (Keenan Wynn) in the high-end pet shop the man owns. As Angelo answers and talks on the phone, a long-haired white cat is lying on his desk. Normally this would be a Kitty Cameo since the cat is in the foreground, but because the cat stays so still and draws so little attention to itself, it would be fairly easy to overlook.

Promise Her Anything - long haired white cat lying on desk by Angelo Carelli Keenan Wynn

In the background there are also two black cats lying on a white shag rug.

Promise Her Anything - long haired white cat lying on desk by Angelo Carelli Keenan Wynn and black cat on white rug in background

Promise Her Anything - long haired white cat lying on desk by Angelo Carelli Keenan Wynn and black cats on white rug in background

Promise Her Anything - long haired white cat lying on desk by Angelo Carelli Keenan Wynn and black cats on white rug in background

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t do blue movies.


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Meet Dave (2008)

Meet Dave poster

Twentieth Century Fox
Starring:
 Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks
Directed by: Brian Robbins

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

Synopsis: A group of diminuitive aliens land on Earth in a spacecraft the shape of a full-size human (Eddie Murphy).

Bad Kitty: After a woman named Gina (Elizabeth Banks) hits the spaceship (now named Dave) with her car she invites him up to her apartment for some breakfast. An orange tabby cat named Boris walks up to Dave and rubs against the legs.

Meet Dave - orange tabby cat Boris approaching Dave Eddie Murphy

Meet Dave - orange tabby cat Boris approaching Dave Eddie Murphy

Meet Dave - orange tabby cat Boris running against legs

Meet Dave - orange tabby cat Boris running against legs

Kitty Carnage Warning!  A female crew member accesses information about cats which brings up footage of a lion tamer and a lion who is growling and striking at the man. Dave then kicks the cat, who gives a loud screech, across the room. Gina simply asks Boris what he’s doing now. It is clear a fake cat is substituted for the real cat before the kick and the screech is dubbed in.

Meet Dave - fake orange tabby cat Boris in front of Dave Eddie Murphy

The cat trainer on the film was Melinda Eichberg.

Meet Dave - orange tabby cat Boris being kicked by Dave Eddie Murphy animated gif

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t like to be kicked by spaceships.


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Altered Carbon – “Man With My Face”

Altered Carbon poster

Original Air Date: February 2, 2018
Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Martha Higareda
Directed by: Alex Graves

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

Synopsis: Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) rushes to save Ortega (Martha Higareda) and later meets a formidable foe.

Kitty Cameo: In one scene Kovacs and Ortega enter a Chinese restaurant where they arrange to use virtual reality to try to meet with one of Tanaka’s contacts. An orange tabby cat is sitting on the bar when they enter. Kovacs even pets the cat for a second. Fortunately the cat is not present later when they return to the restaurant to find a gruesome scene.

Altered Carbon - Man With My Face - ginger tabby cat on bar in Chinese restaurant as Kovacs Joel Kinnaman and Ortega Martha Higereda enter

Altered Carbon - Man With My Face - ginger tabby cat on bar with Kovacs Joel Kinnaman and Ortega Martha Higereda

Altered Carbon - Man With My Face - ginger tabby cat on bar with Kovacs Joel Kinnaman and Ortega Martha Higereda

Altered Carbon - Man With My Face - ginger tabby cat on bar in Chinese restaurant

Altered Carbon - Man With My Face - ginger tabby cat on bar in Chinese restaurant

Altered Carbon - Man With My Face - ginger tabby cat on bar with Kovacs Joel Kinnaman and Ortega Martha Higereda

Altered Carbon - Man With My Face - ginger tabby cat on bar as Kovacs Joel Kinnaman and Ortega Martha Higereda leave

Final Mewsings: Cats appreciate not being decapitated.

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


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Love Cats (1992)

Music Artist: The Cure

Synopsis: The music video for this song by The Cure finds them in a strange flat surrounded by different kinds of stuffed cats.

Kitty Cameos: In amongst the many faux cats in this video, which include stuffed cats and musicians in cat costumes, there are three real live cats which are seen with lead singer Robert Smith; a cream-colored kitten, a black kitten and a tabby and white cat.

The Love Cats - The Cure - Robert Smith with cream and black kittens amongst the stuffed cats in the background

The Love Cats - The Cure - Robert Smith sitting with cream colored kitten on lap and black kitten and tabby and white cat amongst the stuffed cats on stairs

The Love Cats - The Cure - cream colored kitten on lap

The video is available to view on MTV UK.

The Love Cats - The Cure - Robert Smith sitting with cream colored kitten on lap

The Love Cats - The Cure - Robert Smith sitting with cream colored kitten on lap and black kitten and tabby and white cat amongst the stuffed cats on stairs

The Love Cats - The Cure - Robert Smith sitting with cream colored kitten on lap and black kitten and tabby and white cat amongst the stuffed cats on stairs

Final Mewsings: We’ll take real cats over stuffed cats any time!

Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about this music video!


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Cinetopicalities in Brief No. 139 (1940)

British Pathé

Synopsis: Newsreel footage shows a tuxedo cat and a Scotty dog fighting in a playful manner.

Reality Cat: The rather uninteresting “fight” is narrated by a man in the manner of a sports announcer who called the “contestants” Moggy the Montana Maul and Scruffy the Scrapper. It begins with the cat up on a fence in an alley and the dog below.

Cinetopicalities In Brief No. 139 - tuxedo cat on fence with Scotty Dog below

Cinetopicalities In Brief No. 139 - tuxedo cat on top of alley fence

The cat jumps down and the “fight” begins, accompanied by some rather annoying sound effects. It’s clear the two animals are pals who are just playing around.

Cinetopicalities In Brief No. 139 - tuxedo cat and Scotty Dog play fighting in alley

Cinetopicalities In Brief No. 139 - tuxedo cat and Scotty Dog play fighting in alley

Cinetopicalities In Brief No. 139 - tuxedo cat and Scotty Dog play fighting in alley

The two are even shown sitting together at the end.

Cinetopicalities In Brief No. 139 - tuxedo cat and Scotty Dog sitting next to each other

Final Mewsings: It must have been a slow news day.


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