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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 07-12-2018

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4 ENTERTAINMENT JULY 12-18, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION Enjoy the ride with 'Antman and the Wasp' HHH 1/2 This has without a doubt been Marvel Studios' year at the box office. "Black Panther," which was released in February and then fol- lowed up by "Avengers: Infinity War" in April, have amassed combined worldwide cumulative earnings of $3.4 billion. Parent company Disney is no doubt pleased, as are sharehold- ers, but more importantly, both films were outstanding crowd-pleasers. Now on the heels of the gut punch that "Infinity War" was, comes "Ant Man and the Wasp." This sequel fol- lows both the original "Ant-Man" with Paul Rudd but chronologically, in the Marvel Universe, is more of a sequel to "Captain America: Civil War." I know it gets confusing with these films sometimes, but it is worth it. This film finds Rudd's Scott Lang facing the ramifications from his involvement in "Civil War" and so he is finishing up a very long stint under house arrest with the govern- ment. His former teammate Hope (Evangeline Lilly) is on the run with her father Hank (Michael Douglas) though they think they've found a way to rescue Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer) from the Quantum Realm thanks to a dream Scott had. But there's also a new adversary for them to deal with, Ghost (Hannah John- Kamen). She has a bone to pick with Hank and, of course, Hope and Scott have to work together to stop her. In a crowded summer at the cin- ema, "Ant Man and the Wasp" brings a certain brevity and lightheartedness to all the high stakes hero and dino fare. The relationship Scott has with his daughter, Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson), is touching and there might be a few teases to her future dropped. Rudd's Scott is a great Ant Man and his humor, quips and observations have that everyman feel. Lilly's Wasp gets far more opportunity and time to shine here than the previous one, and she is the adult to Rudd's oft- child-like Ant Man. Michael Pena is back as Scott's ex-con cellmate Luis. Randall Park is added as a hilarious DHS agent, and Walton Goggins shows up as a nefarious mobster dealing in illicit technology. "Ant Man and the Wasp" doesn't come off as funny as its predecessor, but the laughs are still there. Like the first film, a lot of the best gags are when Rudd's Ant Man is having problems with his suit and can't control the sizes. There's an amusing sequence in his daughter's elementary school but the best action piece is one involving the heroic duo fending off bad guys along the streets and hills of San Francisco. It's also one of the refreshing aspects of this film that helps sets it apart from it's big brother "Avenger" films which often take place in New York City or other far off locales. Ant Man and his gang definitely have their own vibe going on and while they clearly reference those other superheroes, Lily's Wasp takes more than a few cheap shots at Scott for his other acquaintances. "Antman and the Wasp" is a fun and engrossing film that keeps you enthralled throughout. It's a slick, fast and wild ride with miniatur- ized heroes and some big ones too. Director Peyton Reed who helmed the first one returns for this one as well. The film is rated PG13. Kill a couple of hours with "Tag" HHH 1/2 One of the drawbacks of growing old is that childhood is left behind, goofing off is discouraged and the Film Unfiltered TOM BURKE PAUL RUDD and EVANGELINE LILLY star as tiny heroes in "Antman and the Wasp." Continues on next page Dining Guide 74 South Main St., Woonsocket, RI 401-235-9026 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday Noon-8 p.m. Friday Specials Every Friday 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Eat-in or Take-Out Fish & Chips $9.99 Baked Haddock Dinner $9.99 Fried Bay Scallop Dinner $10.99 Fried Shrimp Platter $10.99 Steak • Seafood • PaSta TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY SUNDAY A Southern New England Tradition We serve both! Sundays Only Noon - 8 p.m. ALL YOU CAN EAT FAMILY STYLE CHICKEN ANY BURGER WITH ANY DRAFT $10 Every Wednesday Night 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. $25 (dinner only) $35 (with bottle of wine or pitcher of beer) Choice of soup or salad, two entrées, coffee & dessert Every Thursday Night 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. ALL YOU CAN EAT RIB FEST Includes Prime Rib & Baby Back Ribs Only $22.99 DINING on the BLACKSTONE Dinner Specials including Lobster, Steamers, Prime Rib, Baby Back Ribs, Plus Our Regular Menu

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