The Jungle Book (2016 Film)

Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley, Giancarlo Esposito, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o, and Neel Sethi in The Jungle Book (2016)
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2016 British-American fantasy adventure movie The Jungle Book.

Beowulf (2007 Film)

What is it?

The 2007 British-American 3D live-action/computer-animated fantasy adventure film Beowulf.

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Beowulf

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

In a legendary time of heroes, the mighty warrior Beowulf battles the demon Grendel and incurs the hellish wrath of the beast’s ruthlessly seductive mother.

Their epic clash forges the timeless legend of Beowulf.

Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons

Qi Shu, Xing Yu, Zhang Wen, and Show Lo in Xi you: Xiang mo pian (2013)
Titles: Journey to the West
People: Qi Shu, Xing Yu, Zhang Wen, Show Lo
Languages: English
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2013 fantasy comedy movie Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons.

Clean Floors | Visiting A City | Fantasy Movies | Marc Rebillet – DAY 25: BIRMINGHAM

Dream 1

This dream involved me going to maybe a linen store that was owned by a husband and wife from Mexico (Mexican), and their store’s slogan involved their pride in their clean and shiny floors that they have cleaned and maybe waxed every day.

I remember seeing and hearing one of the owners, the wife, and the floors were indeed very clean and shiny and the store was nicely organized.

I could smell in this dream, there was a smell of freshly moped floors and freshly washed linens, and as I walked through the store to leave the store became more crowded and it moved to being middle class and upper class in appearance and so did the shoppers.

There were more employees trying to sell things as well from booths et cetera, and near the exit / entrance I saw my former male classmate AM handing out fliers or something and saying something out-loud to get shoppers attention.

I said something to AM and then I left outside to go to my automobile, I remember wondering about AM’s life up until this point and I wondered how our other former classmates were doing, and I wondered how our lives compared.

I remember feeling negative during this as I walked and thought about this, AM looked older and he had went from working in the medical field to handing out fliers at this store, and I wondered what happened and if he was happy.

I did not feel that I had done much with my life and I did not think that my life would fair well in comparison to many of our former classmates, and so I did not feel good about that either.

I also knew that some of our former classmates were dead and probably dead, that some were probably in prison, and that some were living even worse lives than us.

I possibly saw several other former classmates of mine arriving in the parking lot on their way to the store, it was evening or night outside, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

This dream involved me thinking about and talking about and maybe seeing part of real and fictional old fantasy movies with magic, mythology, et cetera from the 1980s and older like: Clash Of The Titans (1981) and Jason And The Argonauts (1963).

I remember seeing a video clip of an old man with light-color skin wearing a brown robe walking in a dry climate holding a wooden staff, the ground was so dry that it was cracked, and the old man was with someone.

The old man could use magic and his staff was magical and he started showing the other person a magic spell, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 3

This dream involved me visiting a fictional LC-like city, I went back and forth to this city, and I had false memories of visiting this city; but I can not remember if I was going to college in parts of this dream or if I would just visit the college sometimes.

My mom was with me during part of the dream, I was alone during part of the dream, and at the end my male cousin ME was with me and we were leaving the city by automobile and I was driving.

My ME wanted to stay in the city longer, he mentioned how I usually do not do much when I visit the city, and that I should start doing more around the city when I visit it.

But that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 4

The end of this dream took place during the day possibly in the same fictional LC-like city from the previous dream, and I was possibly at the edge of a college campus but I am not sure.

I was in a small field and parking lot area next to a small street and maybe some small businesses and houses, and I was in the process of leaving and I wanted to leave the city.

I saw my former male classmate SM and a male friend of his in an automobile about to leave, I stopped to greet them possibly hoping for a ride, but they told me that they needed to go and they said goodbye and sorry; I did not ask for a ride but they seemed to have realized this.

I was not sure how I was going to get back home from this city now, I felt a little bad for a moment, but then I started walking.

I am not sure if I found my automobile or what happened exactly, and that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 5

This dream involved a song by Marc Rebillet that he made in a video called DAY 25: BIRMINGHAM:

But that is all that I can remember of this dream.

The end,

-John Jr

Mary And The Witch’s Flower

Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2017 Japanese anime (animated) fantasy movie Mary And The Witch’s Flower by Studio Ponoc.

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this anime movie:

From Academy Award (R)-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes a dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night.

Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight.

She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest.

Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College – a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee.

But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.

Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book The Little Broomstick, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the stirring, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world.

Featuring the voices of Ruby Barnhill and Academy Award-winners Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent.

What do I like about it and what would other people like about it?

I like the animation, that they surprised me by using British accents which is rare for anime to not have the English dub in American accents, that it was pretty consistent, that it was family friendly, and that it reminded me of several other animes; and I think that other people will like that as well.

Final Thoughts

This anime movie was probably a bit better than I had expected but it was not as good as it could have been, maybe because it was a bit too kiddy at times and the main villains were pretty much a joke when they should have looked and been more serious, and I think that more of the world should have been explained and that maybe they should have explored the great aunt’s story instead.

This movie will definitely remind you of a Studio Ghibli movie, and Studio Ponoc has the potential to have a bright future if they can improve their storytelling and the tone of their movies a bit; I would probably give this movie a 3.5 out of 5.

The end,

-John Jr

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