Halloween, 2018



Halloween 2018 is a sequel to the original Halloween from 1978. The other sequels and remake do not exist in this continuity. They are treated as embellished stories .

Michael, the Shape, is more brutal and violent in this entry. Body count is definitely higher than the original. You get nods aplenty to the original. No pet deaths. The only nudity is a bit of a flashback to Michael killing his sister from the first movie. But no one is safe from Michael. No one.

This movie also gives us a broken, but determined Laurie Strode. Someone dubbed “the new Loomis” who unfortunately does exactly what you expect him to. It is nice seeing 3 generations of Strodes on screen.

The movie does end with the possibility of a sequel in one fashion or another.

Synopsis: Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Nick Castle, Will Patton, Haluk Bilginer, Rhian Rees, Jefferson Hall, Toby Huss, Virginia Gardner, Dylan Arnold, Miles Robbins, Jibrail Nantambu, Omar J. Dorsey

Vía Letterboxd – AngryTownsman

Pets of the Week October 15, 2018

Sergeantina truly is the whole package: smart, affectionate, fun-loving, and as pretty as a picture. This sweet-faced, brown and white Staffordshire Terrier mix is just under 2 years old, so she has many years of love left. She’s quite active and thinks toys are a fantastic invention, but she’d prefer not to have to share them with furry siblings, as she believes attention is best if given just to her. Sergeantina is also a lover of treats, so as she’s proving just how bright she is, she’ll be delighted to be rewarded with a few tasty morsels. But don’t think she’s all energy and playfulness, for she loves to snuggle on the couch as well, as long as she’s allowed to pick the movie.

If you’ve never seen a dilute calico, let Sophia be the first to show you just how uniquely beautiful these cats are. Some people describe them as white cats that have played around in watercolors rather than bright oil paints, and once you see Sophia’s mixture of soft grays and light orangey-tans, you’ll understand why. This one-year-old kitty has a personality that perfectly matches her gorgeous exterior. She’s sweet and affectionate, readily coming to you for scratches and cuddles and rewarding you with her gentle purr. She also seems content to share her space with other cats and children, so she’s sure to be a wonderful addition to your family.

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

The Humane Society of GreenwoodThe 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 Tuesday through Saturday 12:00pm 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)
2820 Airport Road
Greenwood, SC 29649

Venom



Venom is an ok movie. I loved the interactions between the symbiote and Eddie Brock. Whether it was the conversations Eddie would appear to be having by himself as he walked down the street or to the symbiote’s input when Eddie is talking to another person.

The symbiote scenes are CGI. But not terrible CGI. Passable.

Thankfully, they did not try to force a spider symbol on his chest since this version of Venom has no real connection to Spider-Man. Sure Eddie is a West Coast transplant from New York. A former reporter for the Daily Globe (not the Bugle). And one of the astronauts from the beginning is named Jameson, but that is it. At least that I can remember.

The main villain, Carlton Drake, is your typical God-Complex, super rich, megalomaniac.

The plot is nothing to write home about. It gets the job done. It sets up Venom as an anti-hero. I like where the movie ends up. I think a sequel can focus more on the antics of Venom. And needs to not be symbiote-heavy.

Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate

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Pets of the Week October 8, 2018

Looking for the best all-around cat? Meet Rolly! Rolly is the girl next door, the pageant beauty and the sophisticated queen all rolled into one. You can’t ask for more as this stunning white and brown tabby lays in your arms, softly purrs and locks her golden eyes on you. She greets you with kindness, hoping for an ear scratch or a cuddle, but she’s never demanding and certainly accepts a sweet hello and gentle pet. You’ll want to meet this All-American girl, for she’s going to fill your home with wholesome goodness, royalty, and good old fashioned love.

Colt is the guy that all the girls want with his flirtatious grin, his handsome tri-colored coat and oh, those magnificent brown and blue eyes! Happy as the center of attention, he’ll make sure you notice him with silly antics, a sloppy kiss or a big ol’ Catahoula hug. Athletic, spunky and always up for a good time, he’d do best with a fenced yard so he’ll not travel the world in search of new friends and crazy fun adventures. At six months old he’s got a lot of growing to do, so this big fella’s physique will soon match the size of his large heart. Friendly and full of enthusiasm, Colt looks forward to meeting the family who wants a dog with oodles of character.

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 Tuesday through Saturday 12:00pm 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)
2820 Airport Road
Greenwood, SC 29649

Pets of the Week October 1, 2018

The name Roxie sounds like it belongs to someone fun, playful, and carefree, and this time is no exception. Roxie is a sweet, good-natured pup with a heart of gold and a boatload of energy. She loves long walks and is quite the lady on-leash, so she’s hoping she’ll find someone who will take her on lots of outdoor adventures. Once she’s played herself out, this 10-month-old black and tan Shepherd mix desires nothing more than to have her belly rubbed and to get as many cuddles as she possibly can. Roxie is one of those truly special dogs that once you meet her, you want her in your life forever.

With a name like Tux, you might get the impression this kitty thinks of herself as an aristo-“cat,” but that is not the case, as she prefers the simple things in life, such as snuggling in her bed or enjoying the affections of her favorite people. She shows her appreciation for these quiet pleasures with a purr you can hear across the room. She’s a little over a year old, with a lovely black and white coat that includes a mask-like pattern on her face reminiscent of the Phantom of the Opera. Tux likes other cats, so she should be delighted to have other feline friends. Come meet sweet Tux today.

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 Tuesday through Saturday 12:00pm 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)
2820 Airport Road
Greenwood, SC 29649