Shazam!

Shazam! was a much lighter DC movie than we have been getting.

Shazam! is the story of Billy Batson, a foster child, gaining the power to turn into a super powered adult by saying Shazam. We get the tried and true story arc of the protagonist not being heroic right away, but they grow as the movie goes on.

Shazam! takes more of a New 52 story direction for the character as opposed to his history from Fawcett comics.

Shazam has a lot of beats that are going to jump out at comic fans, but not interfere with anyone’s movie going experience. I mean, we get a Mr. Mind cameo. Mr. Mind. A tiny alien worm with a speaker box around his neck. We do get all the basics. Billy Batson. The wizard, Shazam. Mary. Freddy. Tigers. Dr. Sivana (a lot different than I recall). The Seven Deadly Sins. Etc.

The mid credits scene promises something to come in the next film or the third. The after credits scene is not needed – but was a fun addition.

Starring: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Faithe Herman, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Marta Milans, Cooper Andrews

Synopsis:
We all have a superhero inside of us — it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In 14-year-old Billy Batson’s case, all he needs to do is shout out one word to transform into the adult superhero Shazam. Still a kid at heart, Shazam revels in the new version of himself by doing what any other teen would do — have fun while testing out his newfound powers. But he’ll need to master them quickly before the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana can get his hands on Shazam’s magical abilities.

Pets of the Week April 8, 2019

CocoaCocoa is just as sweet as his name suggests. A big, goofy 3-year-old Chocolate Labrador mix with loads of energy and a ready smile for everyone he meets. Like most of his breed, he’s a fan of toys – specifically tennis balls – and nothing makes him happier than the chance to chase one around the yard. Cocoa is hoping for a family who will provide him with as much love as he has in his own heart. Affectionate and eager to please, this handsome fellow is going to make someone very happy for many years to come.

ScarlettScarlett is a true lady in feline form. Her sleek orange and black coat is lovely, but her eyes are nothing short of stunning. Bright yellow-gold, they are captivating and exhibit her intelligence as well as her gentle soul. Scarlett is just over a year old. She’s playful but also delighted to simply snuggle and enjoy the company of her human companions. She’s spent time around kids and dogs and proven herself to be both accepting and relaxed. Come meet Scarlett today, for this beauty is sure to be popular and may not stay long.

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

Pets of the Week April 1, 2019

HashtagSo what’s trending in the dog world these days? How about adopting? Specifically, how about adopting a dog named Hashtag? You can’t get much better than that. This charming fellow is sure to be popular no matter where he goes as he’s handsome, fun-loving, and affectionate, with an outgoing personality that can’t be ignored. He’s practically crying out for his own social media account. Hashtag is an 11-month-old Black Labrador mix, so he’s full of energy as well as good humor, which means he’s sure to get loads of “likes” from everyone he encounters, human or canine.

UPDATE:: Hashtag has been adopted!

LollyLolly is simply irresistible. From her splendid coloring – brown tabby with a white chest, legs, and an enticing streak up her face – to her big green eyes, she’s nothing short of gorgeous. But if you ignored all of that, you’d still have one fantastic feline. Lolly is just over a year old, so she’s pretty playful, but her favorite activity seems to be being adored. She loves getting scratched right behind her ears, pushing into your hand if you stop. And she’s a talker who isn’t afraid to use her voice to get your attention. Lolly is an overall charmer who’s sure to brighten anyone’s home.

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

Pets of the Week March 25, 2019

PeteyPetey is just a big ole couch potato. And he is a big boy, no doubt. But one look at his face, and you see all you need to know about him. His large, kind eyes are truly windows to his soul. All he desires in the world is someone who will be gentle and loving, returning the affection that he so readily gives. He’s a little over 3 years old, so now longer a puppy but with plenty of years left to love his family. And he does prefer human companions rather than those of the four-legged kind. This handsome fawn-colored hound mix very well may be that one thing in your life you’ve been missing.

MuffinYes, it’s a boy named Muffin. That’s MR. Muffin to you, thank you very much. This one-year-old grey kitty is one dapper fellow, with his sleek coat and big yellow-green eyes. He likes attention from his humans, and like most cats, will let you know exactly what kind of attention it is that he wants. Sometimes he likes to cuddle; other times he prefers just a few scratches and pats. But one thing that this sweet Muffin is always sure of is the fact that he longs for a forever family. Come meet him today before he’s claimed by someone else.

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

Us 2019

Us

Seeing Us in a theater of people was a blast. As in most horror movies, the characters on screen do things that we the audience know is no good. Having various people in the crowd react was perfect. From the “no no no no”s to the “Don’t go in there!” Just a good horror movie going experience.

Us’ trailer gives too much plot away. It just does. But the idea of your evil doppelganger coming after you is powerful. Especially if it is doppelgangers of your whole family.

The scope explodes far beyond what you think.

Music plays heavily in Us. The soundtrack is good and has some entries I am not familiar with.

All the actors kill it in Us. Even the supporting players.

There is a twist that horror movie fans will see coming a mile away. But that does not detract from the movie.

Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon, Madison Curry, Ashley Mckoy

Synopsis: Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.