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Molly the Cat's ABC Wednesday Movie for the Letter K

We've been quite busy this week getting everything ready for a  party this Saturday. Missus Lady and Hero Man will be celebrating their #21 anniversary. It's a casual affair at the house. 

There are so many things to do, but the Humans don't seem too concerned that they've only done a few things. Missus Lady is learning that it takes her longer to do things and that she poops out sooner. Not sure what Hero Man thinks, but he does seem to be having fun. 

Boxes still line one wall of the living room. Missus Lady says that if she moves the boxes, then something will have to go into that space. Neither want to think about what can fill the space, and they do want to fill it to cover the dark spot I left when I used to lie there. When Missus Lady thinks the boxes can stay where they are, she says, "Let's go with being thought of as eclectic." We shall see. Purrrrrrrrrrr.

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Setting: Feudal Japan

We love this movie! All three of us would watch it again. And, again. 

It's an animated film with a wonderful story, great action, and amazing characters to love and hate. It touches me right in the heart. Purrrrrrrrr.

Kubo is a twelve year-old magical boy with one eye. He and his mom live in a cave away from the village.  Every day Kubo goes into the village to earn money from storytelling, but he must be home before sunset or something horrible will get him. 

Kubo tells stories with his shamisen, a stringed instrument that has two strings rather than three. The notes that he plays turns into origami that illustrates the stories that he tells.  His most amazing tale frustrates him because he cannot finish it. It is about his father, a samurai warrior, who disappeared long ago and his dying mom can no longer remember what happened. 

After his mom dies, that something horrible sent Kubo magically to a far distant land in which his wooden monkey turns real. Kubo must find his father's armor or else!

Will Kubo find his dad's armor? Why is it so important? How did his wooden monkey become real? Who is this Beetle that Kubo meets on his quest? Will he finally learn about his father? What is that horrible thing that wants Kubo? And, why does Kubo's shamisen have only two strings?


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  1. Mystery after mystery - only to be solved if you see the movie...

  2. I didn't want to see this film before but your review has changed my opinion. It looks very interesting and one for adults more than kids possibly?

    1. I've seen it and liked it. It's almost like Tim burton film. Won't scare the kiddos but it's more smart story than kiddie story

    2. Hi, Birgit, sorry for taking so long to answer. Adults, with or without kids, would like this movie. I agree with Adam.

  3. I think I've heard of this movie so with your recommendation, just might check it out.

    abcw team

    1. Molly the Cat and I say definitely give it a chance.

  4. I did not know it but it seems fun

    Have a splendid, ♥-warmin ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l  d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  5. Took me a while to get around to seeing this, but I thoroughly enjoyed it too. :)

  6. I hope you have a wonderful anniversary celebration this Saturday!

    I'm not sure about this movie...I guess I'm not really into animation.

    1. Betty, don't let the animation throw you off. Sometimes animation is the best format for really telling a great story.

  7. still my guitar gently weeps . . . (intro music & theme - fyi)

    I liked this one, too . . .
    Meow to you, Molly!

  8. Yet another movie that was in town for a WEEK, and I didn't get a chance to see it!

    1. That's why the Humans like Netflix. They prefer the disks than streamlining only because the Missus Lady says if they got the latter she'd never get anything done.


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