The Void

The Void is an interesting indie horror movie. It’s a Carpenter-esque reverse siege movie with a Lovecraft bent. I found the practical effects very enjoyable. If there were any CGI effects, they blended in very well.

The Void is currently available on VOD. There is a DVD disc available, but there are many reports of issues with the disc. The blu ray is only available at diabolikdvd.com.

The Void opens with 2 men gunning down a woman exiting a farm house. A young man gets away on foot. He makes it to a road where Sheriff Daniel Carter is sitting in his patrol car. Daniel takes the young man to the closest hospital – which is in the process of shutting down and is extremely short-staffed.

Hi-jinks ensue. From the hospital being surrounded by cultists in white garb with a black triangle on the face masks to tentacles.

I think this is worth a watch. Is this a perfect movie. Nope. You do not get a complete picture of the events on some of the people that are part of the story. But you can infer a lot. And it can be that ambiguity in a story where what you come up with is worse than anything shown that can make a movie.

Starring: Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh, Daniel Fathers, Kathleen Munroe, Ellen Wong, Mik Byskov, Art Hindle, Stephanie Belding, James Millington, Evan Stern, Grace Munro, Matthew Kennedy, Trish Rainone, David Scott, Mackenzie Sawyer

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Pets of the Week May 22, 2017

As black as a raven and as shiny as silk, Peony’s beauty is breath-taking. She may be dainty and petite, but she strolls around with calm confidence. She welcomes all visitors and greets each with her expressive yellow eyes. This relaxed and even-tempered young lady enjoys curling up and snuggling close. The ideal home would be as stress-free as she is because she’s all about peace. This perfect zen cat will be your meditation buddy and reminder that all is well.

He doesn’t work for State Farm, but this Jake will make sure you are insured with a lifetime of love. This big guy has nothing but affection for everyone, greeting all with an incredible grin and soft, caring eyes. This handsome Retriever mix wears a muted black coat with a brilliant white stripe down the center of his chest. His strong, athletic build allows him to chase down any tennis ball that tries to get away. Enjoying walks, hiking, game playing and big dog hugs, Jake wants you to know that he is ready and waiting for anything from an outdoor adventure to TV time.

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)

Alien: Covenant

I have discovered that I am not a fan of prequels made decades after the original series began.

Alien: Covenant looked nice. But baring one or two scenes was very predictable. And not in a good way. Kind of Paint-by-numbers. Unfortunately, my tendency to see all things Alien and Predator were my undoing.
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Pets of the Week May 15, 2017

Sure and steady Baylee is in the elite group of dogs enrolled in the Pawsitive Prison Program. She has learned over twenty skills and secured herself as a crowd favorite. She loves people and people love her. Baylee prefers to be the only dog in the family and otherwise, is laid back and lazy. However, if you would like a dog to keep you aware of any approaching visitors, Baylee will be glad to oblige. Loving, potty-trained, respects her human’s belongings, and has the manners to stay off furniture — she’s the perfect indoor doggie friend!

With her ears perfectly perked and honeydew melon eyes staring “off stage” for dramatic effect, Joan is a superstar cat who will steal the show. This theatrical black and tan Tabby has a flare for getting attention. Adore me, she says! Pet me, she says! Fluff my bed, she says! But this darling diva’s demands are well-deserved for she will move mountains to show you love. Joan is a demure lady who thrives in the spotlight both to entertain and put a smile on your heart.

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)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2 is all about family.

GotG2 opens on a fun action scene set to music off the Awesome Mix 2. This sets us up nicely for the B Plot group that will be after the Guardians. This setup brings Nebula into the mix and introduces us to Star Lord’s biological father, Ego.

Ego the living planet. Ego is portrayed beautifully by Kurt Russell.

We also get more Yondu in this installment. We see him with a more traditional look as well.

GotG2 brings the laughter and some tears. I have not laughed more at a Marvel Studios film. There were multiple instances of someone cutting onions in the theater. Very surprising for the light-hearted franchise in the MCEU.

Ego and Star Lord’s relationship is at the heart of this movie. And all the implications along with it.

Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki, Sylvester Stallone, Sean Gunn

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