Movie Theaters Are Closing Because Of Coronavirus, But You Can Now Watch Multiple Razzie Award Winner “Cats” At Home
Anybody old enough to have been traumatized by that cough scene from 1995’s Outbreak, knows that a movie theater is the last place you want to go during a global pandemic. And according to Deadline, movie theaters know this too. As of today, the AMC theater chain (America’s largest) has closed all of its 630 locations for “at least six to 12 weeks,” “in compliance with local, state and federal directives and as a precaution to help ensure the health and safety of moviegoers and staff.” Regal theaters will also be closed “until further notice.” But don’t panic! You can now watch the six-time 2020 Golden Raspberry Award-winning film Cats, right from the discomfort of your own home! No need for your nightmares to travel in your brain all the from the theater to your bed! You can close your eyes as you’re watching, and let the strains of Jennifer Hudson sniffle-wailing her way through Memory, lull you into a hellscape only slightly less disturbing than the one we’re living in now!
Cats will slink onto digital on March 17. You’ll be able to purchase the film at full price on VOD platforms like iTunes, Prime Video, FandangoNow, Google Play, Vudu, and more. You’ll also be able to get a digital copy of the film with the Blu-ray release, although you’ll have to wait a few weeks.
The cost to watch the movie that won Razzies for (via The Hollywood Reporter) Worst Picture, Worst Supporting Actor (James Corden), Worst Supporting Actress (Rebel Wilson), Worst Screen Combo (Any Two Half-Feline/Half Human Hairballs), Worst Script and Worst Director (Tom Hooper), is a mere $19.99! Sure, Rambo: Last Blood, the winner for “worst remake, rip-off or sequel and worst reckless disregard for human life and public property,” is only $5.99 on most streaming platforms, but it’s obviously not as bad as Cats, so you get what you pay for.
Because of #thesetryingtimes, the official Razzie’s ceremony has also been cancelled. But you can watch a recap of the awards given here.