Before the filmmakers applied digital fur technology to turn them into credible felines, the cast members of Tom Hooper s Cats had to go to cat school to learn how to move like the Jellicles at the center of the big-budget musical. Ahead of the movie s release, Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley sat down with stars Francesca Hayward, Jennifer Hudson, Dame Judi Dench, Laurie Davidson, Robbie Fairchild, Rebel Wilson, and Jason Derulo to talk about getting those cat moves just right, as well as to share their favorite movie musicals and the yet-to-be-made movie musicals they want to see happen – stat. Check out the full interview above.
What happens when you die? According to this hit NBC series, you either find yourself in The Good Place — a heavenly paradise, for all eternity — or, you know, the other place *cough* down there. The show stars Kristen Bell as the flawed, yet endearing Eleanor Shellstrop who discovers she s in heaven by mistake. Her attempt to hide in plain sight is consistently put to the test once she s assigned a soulmate. Chidi (William Jackson Harper), a former professor of ethics and philosophy, is that partner. Throughout the series, he, along with new friends Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto), help to keep Eleanor on the straight and narrow. But when it s revealed that The Good Place may not be all that good, Michael (Ted Danson), its architect, throws one challenge after another at the group, only to find himself questioning his own reason of being. For a series that mixes silly visuals with existential themes, The Good Place reveals itself as a celebration of humanity, community, and the enduring notion of progress.Where to watch: Netflix, 4 seasons