Hereditary



I am not sure how I feel about this one. This is another movie you can take a face value – the events happened as we see them – or there is mental illness involved along the maternal line. Making just about everyone in the movie an unreliable narrator.

Hereditary is a slow burn, atmospheric piece. Definitely some WTF moments in the movie.

We start with the funeral of Annie’s mother. Someone she was not close to. After an accident and another funeral, events begin to spiral out of control.

During the course of the movie, we learn her mother had Disassociative Identity Disorder and Dementia. Her brother killed himself as a teenager. Her daughter has something going on. She herself slept walked and almost killed her kids a few years ago. All of this makes Annie and her kids unreliable narrators.

I prefer to think Annie experienced a psychotic break instead of the devil-cult ending we get.

Starring: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd

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Pets of the Week June 11, 2018

Gilmore is just about as happy as they come, always wearing a huge, goofy grin on his face and wagging not just his tail, but his entire body when he meets new people. He’s a dapper fellow, a 5-year-old Pointer-Retriever mix with a brown and white coat and sparkling hazel eyes. Gilmore is one of those dogs who wants to be involved with whatever the closest human is doing, cheerfully romping at his or her side, offering that signature grin and his undivided attention. He doesn’t seem particularly interested in toys but he does appear to want to make friends with other dogs, so he very well may be happiest in a home where he has furry siblings with whom he can play. Sweet, happy Gilmore wins over everyone he meets because he is simply that: happy.

Osiris may not think he’s quite as worthy of worship as the Egyptian god for whom he’s named, but he is certainly self-assured. He’s a smart, cocky, pretty kitty with a very handsome buff and white coat and eyes that almost exactly match the color of his hair. He’s very friendly toward both humans and other cats and is likely to show off a bit to get attention. He loves contact and will rub all over anyone who wants to spend time with him. Osiris is only about a year and a half old, so he’s still quite young at heart, although he seems to prefer to spend his time just chilling out in a favorite spot so his humans can admire his handsome looks rather than wasting his energy playing with toys. Don’t you need this divine feline in your life?

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 June 4, 2018

Ramon is a true lady’s man, smoothing in for a kiss and snuggle with just about everyone he meets, human or canine. He’s a handsome fellow as well, a 5 1/2-year-old Shepherd mix with a tan coat accented with a charcoal muzzle. Ramon’s not small either, weighing in at about 68 pounds, so he’d love to have a big yard in which to run. Despite his large size, however, he’s a very well-behaved leash walker. He also seems to be perfectly fine sharing his space with children, and he appears unfazed by cats, other than possibly wanting to play. Ramon has a lot of love to give. Won’t you welcome him into your heart and home?

The name Annabelle appears to have a variety of meanings, the simplest of which is “lovable,” which could not be more fitting for this endearing cat. She’s a beautiful girl as well, an orange and white Calico with a coat that’s dominated by a clean, bright white. She’s about 18 months old, so she’s no longer in that bouncy kitten stage, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t playful. At times, she’s content to just sit in her favorite spot, watching the silly antics of the humans, accepting an ear scratch or head pat. At other times, she wants to roll around on her back, batting at your hand, a toy, or a passing foot. This lovely lady will bring love and laughter to any home.

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 May 28, 2018

This dapper fellow is seeking a loving family who will adore him for exactly what he is: a goofy pup with a ton of energy and a heart of gold. Mikey is a black and white Hound mix with big, expressive brown eyes and a silly grin that’s sure to warm your heart. He’s not quite two years old yet, so he’s still bubbling over with puppyish enthusiasm. He loves meeting new people and would be delighted to have doggie siblings, as long as they could handle his highly spirited play. Mikey is a medium-sized dog with a big personality, and he really needs to have a fenced-in yard so he can get plenty of exercise.

Her ethereal beauty makes her look like she belongs on the cover of a feline magazine, and her personality fits perfectly with that image. Purrsia is a true diva among cats. She’s absolutely gorgeous with her long, silky soft coat of gray and white fur and large green-yellow eyes. She is 6 years old, and as far as she’s concerned, she’s old enough now to know exactly what she wants, and she isn’t afraid to say it. Purrsia likes attention, but like many of her feline cousins, she insists upon being the one who decides when and how much. She has no desire to share her home with other animals, wanting nothing more than being the center of attention. Come visit Purrsia, the pristine prima donna, 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 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)

Deadpool 2



Deadpool 2 opens funnily enough. Until the fridging of a character from the first movie. There were jokes throughout the movie of hack or lazy writers, but using this trope as a character motivation is the laziest low hanging fruit.

Thankfully the rest of the movie made up for this. I was worried that all the trailers held all the comedy, but there was plenty to go around.

The introduction of Cable, Domino, and Shatterstar really bring into focus the possibilities of an X-Force movie.

But the real star of the movie was Peter. Not Colossus. Peter with the mustache. The level of heroics he showed while having no powers were inspiring.

Starring: Josh Brolin, Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand, Bill Skarsgård, T.J. Miller, Terry Crews, Rob Delaney, Julian Dennison, Lewis Tan, Jack Kesy, Eddie Marsan, Shioli Kutsuna, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, Stefan Kapicic, Brad Pitt

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