Pets of the Week June 5, 2017

Her name suggests she’s dainty and fragile like your grandmother’s handmade doily, but this Lacey is quite the opposite. Bright-eyed, spunky and ready for action, this gorgeous buckskin and white mixed breed is 50 lbs. of legs, ears, and muscles. She’s full of personality, she’s always game for tossing a toy in the air, prancing pretty as she walks, or racing at top speed around the yard. Visit her to see this gazelle of a dog show you her Olympic-quality skills.

Timmy, the once timid cat, has come out of his shell. This handsome Tuxedo kitty has learned that people are pretty nifty, especially when they give him gentle head and shoulder rubs. In return for your affection, he’ll show you his cat clown side. Watch him roll and twist on his back like a fish out of water, all the while trying to entice you into petting him more and more and more. Timmy is at Petsmart in Greenwood for you to visit and adopt.

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)

Wonder Woman

This is the best DC movie since the Dark Knight, in my opinion. Easily blows away Man of Steel and Batman v Superman.

We are introduced to Dianna as a child. The only child on Themyscira. Literally portrayed as a paradise island – protected by a magical barrier. We see her learning the art of war from her fellow Amazons as she grows older.

The Captain Steve Trevor crashes his plane into the waters off the coast of Themyscira. Steve’s entry to the island ultimately leads to Dianna joining him in “Man’s World”. His mission – to stop a new deadly gas attack that is not stopped by gas masks. Her mission – to kill Ares, god of war.

The movie starts out light in tone, but gradually darkens. First as Diana leaves the bright colors of Themyscira and enters the grey fog of London. And from there to the horrors of World War 1.

Any more would totally spoil the movie. And you should see this one in theaters.

I would say that Wonder Woman earns the dark tone it holds. It is set during World War 1, after all. But it does get back to a lighter tone at the very end. Not quite as bright as it was before Dianna experienced war firsthand, but not as dark as wartime.

Wonder Woman has taken some of the trepidation I felt for the upcoming Justice League movie away.

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Eugene Brave Rock, Lucy Davis, Elena Anaya

Vía Letterboxd – AngryTownsman

Pets of the Week May 29, 2017

A big bundle of chocolate goodness is Baxter, a 3-year-old Retriever mix who would look super sweet on anyone’s couch. Stocky and strong, Baxter likes to get his workouts through long walks, galavanting through the yard, and jumping up to give hugs. Afterward, he likes to relax, lie in the sun, and show off his glistening Indian red coat. Baxter’s full of enthusiastic playfulness, so a family who enjoys a game of fetch and retrieve, jogging, and other fun, energetic activities would be perfect for him. Baxter is an all around American dog hoping for the ideal family and … a doggy bed to call his own.

Lula was a lost cat whose week before arriving at the shelter was spent in a tree. Only she can tell you what and why. What is known is that she has a lovely and loving personality. Affection, quiet, and calm are what she desires and appreciates most. For entertainment, she enjoys playing with an empty box or a mouse toy. Doesn’t everyone? Visit Lula, scratch under her chin, and let her share tales from the tree with 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)

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

Vía Letterboxd – AngryTownsman

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)