Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure
“The Jungle Book”
“Jungle Book” is based on Kipling’s classic story about the “man cub” Mowgli (played by the darling newcomer Neel Sethi), who was raised by a pack of wolves and enjoys a life of peace with all of the animals in the Indian jungle – except for the fearsome tiger ShereKhan, who threatens his life. Guided by his best friend Bagheera, the panther takes Mowgli on a journey to find his own kind to protect him. Along the way he meets the lovable, giant bear Baloo, an enormous python Kaa and a gigantic ape named King Louie, all voiced by Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken.
Producer/director Jon Favreau (one of my favorite directors) has created a visually stunning, epic adventure, that had me…
…mesmerized from the first scene to the last! He used ubertechnology to create a realistic, PG family-friendly fantasy, that equally mixes intense action and drama with humor and lovable characters, all ages will enjoy. I love how seamlessly and brilliantly the classic songs, “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You”, are woven into the story. And I enjoyed the positive messages about the strength of family, enjoying the simple things in life, using your gifts and talents, counting on friends and the importance of helping others.
Bravo Disney! You’ve remade a new classic from a golden masterpiece that will become a new standard …it’s one of your best family films for a new generation!
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
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Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!