Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day can be summed up with Groundhog Day with a slasher. This is not a bad thing.

Just like Groundhog Day, the protagonist, Tree – yes that is her name, is not sympathetic at first. But his changes as she goes through the day over and over.

The most annoying thing in the movie – her ringtone. And since the day is repeating, we hear the damn thing over and over.

The movie opens with Tree waking up hungover in some guy’s dorm room. She quickly leaves and returns to her sorority house. She interacts with her roommate and other members and goes to class. She is of course having an affair with a professor. All of this is basically setup to introduce us to the key characters in her life, the events we will be seeing variations of, and her crappy demeanor.

Then she gets killed. By someone in a Baby mask. Apparently, her college’s mascot is a baby. So there are a lot of people out and about in similar masks.

She wakes up and repeats the day. And she dies.

At this point, she begins working to figure out who is after her.

There is no real gore. It is a PG-13 rated movie, after all. But it was a nice fun movie. Not a sequel. Not a remake.

Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken, Rachel Matthews

Vía Letterboxd – AngryTownsman

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 picks up decades after the original Blade Runner. You do not need to have seen any of the cuts of the original film to watch 2049.

That said, 2049 is a slow slog. It is pretty and I did not have any issues with the actors’ performances. It just took a long time to get anywhere.

A long time.

I would wait for this one to hit Video on Demand.

I imagine there will be an extended, final cut at some point.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, Sylvia Hoeks, Jared Leto

Vía Letterboxd – AngryTownsman

Pets of the Week October 16, 2017

Harris is a handsome 10-month-old Carolina dog who’s looking for someone to join taking on the world. This light buckskin-colored guy loves spending time investigating the grass, the trees, the birds and, oh cool…there’s a leaf. Intelligent and a quick learner, Harris knows how to sit perfectly, go to his kennel at bedtime, and ask for his bathroom break. Eager for knowledge, he’s always ready to learn more. Like young lads sometimes do, he’ll try to get away with things here and there, but when you ask him to mind his manners, he’ll gladly oblige. Warm and sensitive with a healthy dose of spunk, Harris is a vivacious dog who’s full of life.

Snugglebug Simba is a mellow fella that’s in search of someone who appreciates a true gentleman. Calm, yet playful enough to enjoy batting his ball around the room, he’s looking for a home where he’s the only cat to receive your undivided love and attention. Because of his previous life as a stray, Simba has FIV. Don’t let that worry you though because he has big plans for his future with a family who adores him. He won’t ask for much, just total devotion which he’ll return tenfold. Determined to show you he’s the world’s best cat, Simba will shower you with total adoration.

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 11:00am to 4:30pm 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)