Ant-Man and the Wasp

I loved Ant-Man and the Wasp. I think it is better than the original – especially villain-wise. Ghost turns out to be a somewhat sympathetic villain. I like sympathetic villains. Villains that have more depth than a cookie-cutter villain.

Like Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp brings some laughs and fun back into the MCU.

We see Scott Lang almost finished with his house arrest he has been under for 2 years since Cap: Civil War. (This movie does take place right before the end of Avengers 3.) He’s playing with his daughter, doing work with his friends from the first movie. They have built a security company named X-Cons. Then he gets a weird dream/vision of Janet van Dyne playing hide and seek with a young Hope. He gives them a call and it becomes a race to rescue Janet.

This is where Ghost comes in. She needs the tech the Pyms are using for the Quantum Realm for her own ends. We also have a shady tech/arms dealer in the mix as well.

You do need the mid credits sequence. But the after credits sequence has no narrative impact – and it is in the trailers.

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Hannah John-Kamen, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Tip TI Harris, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Douglas, David Dastmalchian

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Pets of the Week July 9, 2018

When Leon looks at you with his big, soulful brown eyes, your heart will simply melt. This handsome 2-year-old, brown and white Shepherd mix is sweet, gentle, and loving, wanting nothing more than to spend time with his people. That can mean anything from running around the yard with his favorite toys to smoothing in for a few cuddles. He’s great with kids and doesn’t seem overly interested in cats. He does like canine companions, but he is selective, preferring females over other males. Leon recently had hip surgery and is recovering nicely. You’d never know it, though, as much as he loves to run, jump, and take long walks. Swing by the Adoption Center today to meet the lovable Leon.

Wylie could easily be the poster child for your typical kitten. He’s highly energetic, happily spending his time chasing and tossing his favorite toys in the air. Like most kittens, he’s very curious, cheerfully exploring his environment in search of new things with which to play and new places in which to nap once he’s worn himself out. Wylie is just under 4 months old, so he’s likely to remain high-spirited and fun-loving for some time. He’s also a very handsome boy, a brown and white Tabby with truly beautiful markings on his cute face. And he’s just as sweet and loving as he is playful and attractive. He’ll steal your heart when he comes for a snuggle, purring loudly to tell you how much he loves the attention.

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)

Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2



Worth the 14 year wait. It may have a lot of Comic tropes in it, but they were done exceedingly well.

The sequel focuses on Elastigirl in a similar manner as the first focused on Mr. Incredible. Of course, it takes the family coming together to solve the crisis at hand. :)

The movie starts out with the Underminer incident that began at the end of the first movie. The fallout from this causes the government program overseeing former Supers to be closed down. A pair of siblings come in to offer a way for Supers to be made legal again. The brother runs their fathers company while the sister invents tech for it. They sponsor Elastigirl with a new bike and suit (Edna was really not a fan) for her to fight crime to help get support for Supers back.

The scene where they tell Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible and Frozone why they chose her to be the inital face of the movement was perfect. The cost-analysis of all the property damage that occurred during a Mr. Incredible incident was the icing on the cake.

While Elastigirl is fighting crime, we see Mr. Incredible being the stay at home parent. Taking care of the baby. Helping with Math homework. “Helping” with relationship problems.

The Big Bad’s major plan to deal with Supers comes along and it takes all of the Incredibles, Frozone, and some new Supers to fight it.

Warning for the short preceding this movie, Bao. You will need tissues.

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Catherine Keener, Eli Fucile, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson

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Pets of the Week July 2, 2018

Luna is a goddess among dogs, and she’s fully aware of it. She has a fabulous smile that lights up the room and a fantastic personality to match. She’s quite laid back, until she starts playing with one of her canine companions, then she makes it obvious that she is indeed a 3-year-old Terrier mix with all the energy that goes with it. She prefers to have a large male dog with which to play, one that can match her size and enthusiasm. Luna likes to be in charge, often acting as peacemaker if others have a disagreement. She’s a true beauty as well, with a pretty brown and white coat and long, slim legs which she shows off by prancing around the yard. Don’t you need Luna to light up your life?

Few can resist the appeal of the world’s most beloved chocolate and cream cookie, and this sweet Oreo is just as alluring. She’s a beautiful 10-year-old black and white kitty who is completely content to spend all of her time simply being adored. Easygoing and calm, Oreo is hoping to find a quiet environment that matches her laidback demeanor. She likes to talk, but it’s never intrusive, and the only thing about her that’s loud is her purr. If you give her the love she craves, especially a long grooming session, her satisfied purr will fill your ears and warm 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 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)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom



Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is an entertaining, emotional film.

Children in the theater were scared at some points. Adults and kids were tearing up at others (myself included). This movie was an excellent follow-up to Jurassic World and it leaves it open for sequels or side story movies as well.

After the events of Jurassic World, the island has been deserted and the dinosaurs left to live. But the volcano at the center of the island has recently become active and threatens to re-extinct the dinosaurs.

We see some congressional hearings on the rights of engineered animals. We see activist groups lobbying. Claire is actually running on such group. She gets a call form someone working for a Mr. Lockhart – a former partner of John Hammond.

They have a geographically isolated island ready to evacuate the dinosaurs to. They just need Claire’s help to get into the system at the park and Owen’s help to wrangle Blue.

Unfortunately, the operation is not as innocent as it seemed. Claire and Owen’s team get double-crossed and left on the island as the volcano pops its top. Turns out the dinosaurs are going to auction – not the Sanctuary island.

They just barely make it off the island and to the Lockhart estate in time to throw monkey wrenches in the auction.

There is a new engineered dino on the loose. Cloning ethics. Murder for money.

I’m not sure where the franchise goes from here, but I am looking forward to it. This was definitely the darker toned middle chapter of a trilogy – like Empire Strikes Back.

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Isabella Sermon, BD Wong, Jeff Goldblum

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