Karate Kill



Karate Kill is a fun, low budget martial arts film from Kurando Mitsutake, the Director of Gun Woman.

Kenji is working multiple jobs in Japan and sending money to his sister, Mayumi. He goes a month without hearing from her and heads to the US to find her. This leads to Kenji fighting his way from California to Texas, and finding out the fate of his sister.

I highly recommend that you watch this movie. It is available on Video on Demand and on bluray and dvd. The bluray comes with a soundtrack cd.

Starring: Hayate, Asami, Mana Sakura, Katarina Leigh Waters, Kirk Geiger, David Sakurai

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is an ambitious movie. Perhaps too ambitious. It has a lot of world building to accomplish and that detracts from the narrative.

It did make me curious about the source material.

I honestly think this would work better as a series than as a movie.

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Sam Spruell, Sasha Luss, Aymeline Valade, Elizabeth Debicki, Pauline Hoarau, Barbare Weber Scaff

IMDB Synopsis:
A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

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Pets of the Week July 24, 2017

Posed so eloquently with her head held high, Liberty stands tall and proud like the American statue itself. Then, in an instant, she hippity-hops to and fro with a burst of inexplicable enthusiasm. This vivacious light brown Tabby has both the looks and charm to create a captive audience wherever she is. If you pass by her without an acknowledgment, she’ll grab your arm or pants’ leg, stare at you with her honeydew-you-love-me eyes, and kindly correct you for your mistake. A petite lady with an enormous disposition, Liberty is a funny, playful girl who mixes in a little sophistication just to keep you guessing.

With ears that point to the stars and a heart that shoots for the moon, Harris is a show-stopping Carolina Dog whose looking for his big break. At 8 months old, he’s already a dreamboat showing off the pale highlights in his golden coat and a grin that will make you swoon. Because he has an enormous love of life, he’s always excited about what the day will bring to him. Maybe he’ll meet a new doggie friend or perhaps he’ll get first dibs on the latest and greatest dog toy. It doesn’t matter to him because it’s all fun. Harris loves adventure, playtime, and bonding with both human and canine friends. You’re gonna love this guy!

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)

Pets of the Week July 17, 2017

As a graduate of the Pawsitive Prison Program at Leath Correctional Institute, one-year-old Buddha is oh-so-ready to go to his forever home. This Black Lab mix enjoys running and playing and stopping to sniff out anything of interest, like a rock, a leaf, or a piece of paper. To show he’s a stellar student, he has learned twenty skills and verbal commands while in the program, along with being potty and leash trained. Buddha is a rare gem and his adopter will feel like they have found the motherlode of dogs.

Pretty, playful Piper purrs persistently. She purrs because she’s always happy. She’s happy because she’s always playing. A perfect specimen of a glamorous Tortoiseshell cat, this one-year-old youngster is as visually captivating as she is entertaining. Piper Fun Fact: When she sleeps, her front paws curl together like she’s praying. She’s probably asking for more toys to enjoy and more hours to play.

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)

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I love this third iteration of Spider-Man. It had the right amount of humor and action. We get to see the beginnings of the Parker Luck as Peter has to make choices about doing things with his friends or patrolling as Spider-Man. The Vulture is way more sympathetic than I thought he would be.

I tried to go into this with my expectations lowered, but recently re-watching Civil War took that notion away. Thankfully my high expectations were met and exceeded.

Plus – no origin story! We do not have to live through Uncle Ben dying and imparting the life lesson on Peter. At most, we get Peter telling someone that he was bit by a spider. That’s it.

Mid-Credits scene was good. But the after credits scene is a game changer for the MCU.

Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Bokeem Woodbine, Kenneth Choi

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