Here, kitty kitty

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MOVIES - Mum­taj Begum

CATS seem to be the or­der of the day, or rather the year. Keanu is sched­uled to open on April 28 in Malaysia, and the ti­tle refers to a cat. A cute lit­tle fella that ba­si­cally starts a gang war. In the mid­dle of it all are char­ac­ters played by Kee­gan- Michael Key and Jor­dan Peele.

On Aug 4, an­other film in­volv­ing a cat ar­rives in the cin­e­mas ti­tled Nine Lives. Di­rected by Barry Son­nen­feld, this fan­tasy-com­edy sees a haughty busi­ness­man get­ting trapped inside the body of his fam­ily’s cat. Prob­a­bly the pow­ers that be want to give this fella a les­son in hu­mil­ity or some­thing.

Play­ing the busi­ness­man turned cat is Kevin Spacey. Play­ing the guy who turns Spacey into a cat is Christo­pher Walken.

If that isn’t enough to sell Nine Lives, maybe the fact that there is a lit­tle girl who likes dress­ing up the cat and giv­ing it a bath will. And it also stars Jen­nifer Gar­ner.

But be­fore we count our kit­tens, we can look for­ward to a cou­ple of big- bud­get films in the next month.

An­i­mals are also in fash­ion thanks to The Jun­gle Book, which opens on April 14. Jon Favreau recre­ates Rud­yard Ki­pling’s book with a whole lot of CGI and fa­mous ac­tors ( Scar­lett Jo­hans­son, Idris Elba, Bill Mur­ray, Walken, Ben Kings­ley and Lupita Ny­ong’o) to voice the CGI an­i­mals. For the cen­tral role, Favreau went with new­comer Neel Sethi.

Two fa­mous Chrises have a film each in April. Chris Hemsworth re­turns to his Hunts­man role in the pre­quel/ se­quel The Hunts­man: Win­ter’s War ( April 14). Join­ing him are Jes­sica Chas­tain and Emily Blunt. ( Does any­one else think this film needs an at­ti­tude-filled Madonna num­ber?)

Then, Chris Evans faces off against Robert Downey Jr and a whole lot of other at­trac­tive peo­ple in Cap­tain Amer­ica: Civil War ( April 28). Luck­ily, he has an equally good- look­ing team on his side too.

But if mys­tery is more up your al­ley then look out for 10 Clover­field Lane ( April 7), di­rected by Dan Tracht­en­berg and pro­duced by J. J. Abrams. This is how­ever not the se­quel to Matt Reeves’ mon­ster movie Clover­field which was also pro­duced by Abrams. The movie does fo­cus on the un­known – some­thing the lead fe­male char­ac­ter ( Mary El­iz­a­beth Win­stead) faces when she wakes up in an un­der­ground shel­ter af­ter be­ing in a car ac­ci­dent, with two other men.

Nine Lives

Cap­tain Amer­ica: Civil War

10 Clover­field Lane

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