Kate (Film)

What is it?

The 2021 Netflix American action thriller movie Kate.

KATE | Official Trailer | Netflix

Here is how The IMDb describes this movie:

A female assassin has 24 hours to get vengeance on her murderer before she dies.

Seven Pounds

Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2008 American drama movie Seven Pounds.

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

Ben Thomas, an IRS agent with a fateful secret, embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

My Thoughts

Years ago I saw the trailer for this movie and it looked like Will Smith was going to be serious and do some good acting and I was not exactly sure what the movie was about, and so I wanted to see it.

Somehow I ended up never watching it until recently when my female coworker JB recommended it, and she let me borrow her DVD of it.

I finally watched this movie and I am glad that I finally got to see it, it was possibly even better than I had expected, it was serious and well acted (except for maybe some of Will Smith’s facial expressions and occasional oddities, and Octavia Spencer was wasted in her role), and it was great to see Will Smith trying to act and trying to be serious instead of mostly relying on his natural charisma and personality as much.

This was possibly one of the best performances that I have seen by Will Smith, Rosario Dawson did a great job and was a natural fit in her role, Woody Harrelson had a surprising role but it was too limited, this movie was sad but it also had some happy moments that made me smile, and this movie had a nice romance.

This movie does feel slower than it probably really is which can be / is a problem depending on your mood et cetera, but it seems that it was intentionally made that way and even the cinematography seems slower and deliberate and it was pretty good.

This movie was probably longer than it should have been though.

I liked this movie, though the feel of the pacing and the pacing itself and the movie’s length could be problem if I had to rewatch it again depending on my mood so I probably would not like it as much on a second viewing, but this was another good recommendation by my coworker JB; and I would like to thank her for letting me borrow this movie.

The end,

-John Jr

Time Travel Interrupted | Vacationing In An Island Country | Hood Kids And Eggplants

I had a variety of clearer than normal dreams that I woke up remembering in more detail than usual, I even took a moment to think about them to record them, but I guess I kept going back to sleep without recording them by accident so unfortunately most of those clearly remembered dreams are forgotten now.

Fortunately I managed to remember part of a couple of my dreams, but I still lost the ones that I wanted to record.

Dream 1

I actually had this dream when I fell asleep on the living room couch for longer than expected before getting in bed.

This dream involved time travel with some people going back in time to maybe stop an event involving a gang, they made it back in time, but rival gang of the gang that they were going to stop interrupted their mission.

The time travelers and maybe some of the gang that they were trying to stop got taken hostage, the time travelers group had several men and women in the group, but the other people did not know that they were time travelers.

Fortunately for them the rival gang did not ruin their mission completely, this rival gang actually ended up accidentally helping them achieve their mission while achieving another good act that I can not remember, and so they just needed to survive the hostage situation so that they could return back to the future now that their mission was a success.

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

Dream 2

This was probably several continuing and connected dreams that I had that involved what seemed to be me and some of my family vacationing to an island country that alternated (including most of the citizens) between being like Hawaii, Samoa, India, and finally a completely fictional country at the end.

The first part of this dream was probably inspired by a YouTube video that I saw yesterday called Everything Wrong With Slumdog Millionaire:

The first part of this dream was definitely inspired by the movie Slumdog Millionaire so the island country (and its citizens) was more like India, and so throughout this part of the dream there was some contrast between poor citizens and richer tourists.

Some of my family and I seemed to be vacationing here, and we walked around to various areas indoors and outdoors together and separately.

I saw and heard and maybe briefly talked to the actor Woody Harrelson during this part of the dream as I walked around through stores, shops, a shopping mall, et cetera.

At some point I remember going through an area that reminded me of the family room at The E House combined with something else, in this area was an arcade and / or computer-like thing with some very old CRT television screens and / or monitors, and some poor children with light-medium to medium-color skin with black hair.

I stopped in this area at the arcade or computer, the children approached me, and so I talked with them and I maybe gave them some money and / or bought something from them and / or paid them for something; but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

A second part of this dream was more Samoa-like and / or Hawaii-like (there was possibly another part of this dream that I can not remember so both of these are probably correct) on the island country, I spent more time in a shopping mall-like building, and there I met some of my former male classmates from Eastside like maybe my former male classmates MW and MJ et cetera.

Throughout this part of the dream I met two or three women who were citizens of the island country, they each worked in a part of this building, and they each had different contrasting personalities et cetera.

Throughout this part of the dream I kept trying to decide which of the women I liked best or something like that, they kept interacting with me almost like they were competing against each other, but I am not sure.

Most or all of the women worked with their grandmother or mother at some stands in the building, and they all had light-medium to medium-color skin.

One of the women was more traditional and liked to live a more simple honest humble life and planned on living in the island country for the rest of her life, a second woman was the most attractive and she was more interested in getting rich and moving forward and getting out of the country and was vain and she reminded me of the American Horror Story character Madison Montgomery, and I can not remember the third woman now but maybe she was the most balanced of the three.

I never did get to finish making a decision on which of them I liked better, and maybe which I would buy some products from if I had not done so already.

The last part of this dream involved a completely fictional country version of the island country with a focus on religion, there were several different religions on the island, and the main religion seemed to be based on light.

There was an old woman and her younger female apprentice / maybe granddaughter who practiced a smaller looked down on religion that possibly involved summoning and darkness, and so many others probably considered it more evil.

The old woman and her apprentice were showing off their religion a bit, there seemed to be some real paranormal / supernatural stuff with it, and so it seemed to be real.

They could summon some kind of stand-like thing and maybe some darkness and some other miracles, but other people still were not interested and looked down on their religion as evil et cetera.

I watched from a distance as they did some demonstrations of the power of their religion, and at the end of the dream we were outside by a dock-like area during the evening.

Something was going on where the people needed help, and so they were trying to use their light religion to get help without luck which made their religion seem fake or weaker than the other.

The old woman and her apprentice summoned something and bragged about this telling the others to use their religion instead of the light religion, but they refused.

A man from the light religion walked over to them, he noticed a bit of the power of the light religion on the edge of the docks near the water, it looked like a stand-like statue head of maybe a nun surrounded by a bit of light so he walked over to it challenging the old woman to walk over to witness the power of the light religion.

The old woman looked scared and was no longer bragging, she refused to walk over there like getting too close to the power of the light religion would hurt her or something, and so the man laughed now that the light religion was proven to have some power after all.

But the the stand-like nun head-like statue thing faded away, first the light faded, and then it all disappeared like the power of the light religion was too weak in this area.

So now the people still needed something to help them with this situation, maybe they were going to start praying and doing some rituals or something to maybe try to strengthen the power of their religion, but I woke up.

Dream 3

I had to go back and add this dream to this post after my mom said something that helped me to remember this dream.

This dream started at my parent’s house, I went outside in the yard during the day, something happened that I can not remember where I ended up talking with The Hood Kids (I nicknamed them this because they almost always wear hoodies / hooded sweatjackets with the hoods on even when it is not cold).

I decided to teach The Hood Kids something constructive that they could do since they look and act like they have nothing else to do, and so I asked them if they had ever had fried eggplant before and they replied no.

I told them that my dad had fried some egg plant recently and that it tasted like a healthier alternative to french fries / potatoes, and that cooked egg plant could possibly be used as a meat and mushroom substitute as well maybe.

I then invited them inside and I showed them how to prepare and cook fried eggplant, even though I have not done this myself before in real life, and then I let them have the cooked food and I said goodbye to them.

I then told this story to one or more of my coworkers at work at The BP Library during the dream, my female coworker JB was possibly one of the people I told this to in the dream, and I felt good that I had taught The Hood Kids something positive and I hoped that would encourage them to start cooking and doing something more constructive with their time since they do not seem to go to school or college or work et cetera.

The end,

-John Jr

The Philosophy Of True Detective – Wisecrack Edition

The Philosophy Of True Detective – Wisecrack Edition
Source: YouTube

What is it?

Recently I saw a YouTube video called The Philosophy Of True Detective – Wisecrack Edition by the YouTube channel Wisecrack:

Let’s Show Them The Light Under The Light?

Source: Wikimedia Commons

I possibly woke up and went back to sleep into this dream several times during the night but I can not remember, so I did not voice record my dreams during that time, and so now I can only remember part of this dream.

I remember the dream taking place during the day mostly at an unknown modern building, some interesting and possibly strange things happened there that I can not remember, and I was there with some other people including the actor Woody Harrelson who(m) I remember talking to several times during the dream.

There was possibly also something about a job, maybe a job tryout and / or job sign-up and / or job fair and / or something job related, and maybe the other people and me had to do some things involving the job thing but I can not remember.

At some point I remember getting a call from my parent’s on my mobile phone, there was something about them trying to buy one or more automobiles, and one of these automobiles would possibly be for me so I guess they wanted me to call a certain male automobile salesperson so I did.

The male salesperson told me that he had an automobile on sale for maybe between $8,000 – $13,000, he did not tell me much about it at all, and for some odd reason I agreed to take the automobile that he told me about even though I did not see it or test drive it or let an automobile mechanic check it and I ended the call and I let my parent’s know so they were possibly going to go buy it later.

There was something that happened but I am not sure if I heard this through my mobile phone or if someone had a police scanner radio or if someone had a police radio or how I heard it, but I heard a male police officer making a call to all police officers in the area who were listening.

The police officer said that there was an official emergency situation and that they needed all available police officers to respond to it, and he said that it possibly involved ISIS.

He did not specify what he meant by ISIS, but I assumed that he meant the terrorist group ISIS (The Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria) (The Islamic State Of Iraq And The Levant (ISIL)) (The Islamic State (IS)).

The police officer ended with something that confused me even in the dream and I am not sure if it was a threat or warning or prayer or quote or verse or scripture or what it was or what it meant exactly, and this is what he said:

“Let’s Show Them The Light Under The Light.”.

I assumed that this message was to his fellow police officers and that Them referred to ISIS, but that was just my assumption.

I still was not sure what that meant exactly. (So maybe he was referring to Isis the goddess and not ISIS the terrorist group when he said ISIS, but I have no idea)

I remember thinking about this trying to figure out what he meant by that, thinking about the automobile that was for sale, and talking to some of the others in the building when I got a call on my mobile phone from the automobile salesperson telling me that he had one more automobile for sale at a lower price than the other automobile (maybe $8,000).

Once again he barely told me anything about the automobile, and oddly I agreed to take that one instead and so I told my parent’s.

I returned to what I was doing but then I started to reconsider my automobile decision, I realized that I did not know much about the automobiles and that it was not wise to buy something like that blindly, but I was not sure if we were locked into buying it now that I had agreed to take it.

I wanted to call my parent’s to tell them to not buy any automobile yet without looking at and testing and getting it checked, but I was not sure if it was too late or not.

I woke up before I could decide whether to call them first or the automobile salesman first.

The end,

-John Jr

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