I Am Not a Serial Killer, 2016

Starring: Laura Fraser, Christopher Lloyd, Max Records, Karl Geary

This is a slow burn movie – but well worth it. This is based on the book by Dan Wells.

This movie is currently only available on VOD. I have listened to numerous podcasts review this movie and all recommend it. And so do i.

John Cleaver is an awkward high school student working at the family funeral home. We learn that he has an interest in serial killers because he matches all the precursors of being one. He is seeing a therapist for his sociopathy.

There have been bodies turning up in their small town. Each with a different bit missing. A kidney here, an arm there.

John begins obsessing over this. Trying to figure out the killer’s M.O.

This leads him to a conclusion he was not expecting.

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The Magnificent Seven, 2016

Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard

Rose Creek is a town with a problem. A Robber Baron, Bogue, is running a mine outside of town and is pressuring the townspeople to sell him their land for pennies on the dollar or just leave. Or die. Bogue and his men come into town and burn the church and kill many people. Among them, Matthew Cullen. Matthew’s widow, Emma, and Teddy Q leave town to find someone to help their town.

We are introduced to Chisolm, a warrant office, taking out a wanted man in a bar full of people. Nice introduction to the character and his abilities. This scene also introduces us to Faraday, the gambler.

Emma convinces Chisolm to help. He in turn convinces Faraday. The next bit is a getting the band together section. We add Goodnight Robicheaux (former Confederate soldier), Billy Rocks (master of blades), Vasquez (a sharpshooter with a warrant on his head), Jack Horne (the definition of a mountain man) & Red Harvest (Comanche Warrior).

The Seven have a week to get the townspeople in some type of shape before Bogue and an army come to deal with them all.

I must admit that I have not seen the original 1960 movie. But after watching this one will need to correct this oversight.

I normally do not watch many westerns. Especially modern ones. But this was an excellent movie. It looked and sounded amazing. You end up wanting to see the villain brought to justice. You want the Seven to make it out of this in one piece. You want Emma to get justice or at least revenge for her husband’s death.

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Pets of the Week September 26, 2016

hoochWhen you find a guy who is both easygoing and playful, GQ handsome with a boyish grin, and strong and sensitive, you just can’t let him slip away. With a gorgeous tawny coat and perfectly marked black muzzle, Hooch is the whole package. Most importantly, this 2 year old Boxer/Shepherd mix has nothing but love in his heart for animals, people and, of course, his toys. Go the shelter and spend some time with this super cool dog, and you’ll see why Hooch has been voted “Most Valuable Pooch.”

nicoleUniquely colored, and with a genuinely sweet disposition, Nicole is a 2 year old caramel and smoky black colored Tabby who is sure to catch your eye. Full of purrs and sweet meows, there’s nothing she’d love more than to find a cozy human lap where she could become a fixture. While other cats aren’t on her list of favorite things, she finds great pleasure in being doted on by her people. So if you’re looking for a girl to spoil and call your very own, Nicole would love to meet you.

Adoption fees waived for the pets of the week through Saturday!

The Greenwood Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the compassionate care and protection of animals.

Their purpose is to give sanctuary to abandoned, abused, and neglected animals, provide education to the public on responsible and humane pet ownership, encourage the public to spay and neuter their pets by providing low cost surgery, and encourage adoptions of those animals placed in their care.

Their adoption center is open Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm est.

Visit their website at gwdhumanesociety.org to see these and other available pets.

Email: humane@gwdhumanesociety.org
864-942-8775 (Shelter Adoption Area)
864-223-2498 (Spay/Neuter Clinic)

Pets of the Week September 19, 2016

laylaLayla is an affectionate, spunky, 2 year old terrier mix with a glistening black coat, snow white accents and a show-stopping grin. This outgoing gal is always upbeat, whether she’s frolicking around the yard, interacting with people, or announcing to the world, “It’s a great day!” Layla would love a family that would take her on long walks, bond with her during play time, and provide her with a mountain of toys. Layla is a healthy dose of joy, and everyone loves this terrific terrier. Stop by to meet her and find out why.

julieJuliet is an eye-catching 1 year old Torbie with a unique, decorative coloring that makes her stand out from the crowd. Being one of a kind and knowing she’s admired, she loves to sit in the window so you can appropriately gaze at her in awe. Juliet appreciates those who understand that her magnificence is one of a kind, so she’s looking for a home that will treat her like royalty. Be sure to pay her a visit and add some beauty to your day.

Adoption fees waived for the pets of the week through Saturday!

The Greenwood Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the compassionate care and protection of animals.

Their purpose is to give sanctuary to abandoned, abused, and neglected animals, provide education to the public on responsible and humane pet ownership, encourage the public to spay and neuter their pets by providing low cost surgery, and encourage adoptions of those animals placed in their care.

Their adoption center is open Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm est.

Visit their website at gwdhumanesociety.org to see these and other available pets.

Email: humane@gwdhumanesociety.org
864-942-8775 (Shelter Adoption Area)
864-223-2498 (Spay/Neuter Clinic)

Blair Witch, 2016

Official Site: BlairWitch.com

Starring: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson, Valorie Curry

blair-witch-poster-2-600x447For this movie, we have Heather’s brother, James, and friends going into the woods in search of any information on his sister. Based on a youtube video uploaded by a Burkettesville local.

They go with all types of nifty modern gear like in ear cameras with GPS, a drone, all the bells and whistles. We do not see if they left word with anyone on their destination.

The purpose of the filming in this installment (yes it is a found footage movie) is that one of James’ friends is shooting the search for her school documentary project.

Up front, this was not that good of a movie to me. 2 1/2 stars out of 5. I think we are too far removed from the original for another sequel. Plus found footage. We all know how these things end: everybody dead and no clear idea how the footage was recovered.

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