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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 07-12-2018

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VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION | JULY 12-18, 2018 ENTERTAINMENT 5 things that brought you endless joy are forgotten. So many people as they get older lose touch with their inner child and become so obsessed by work or life that they simply forget how to put life on pause and get back to some shenanigans. I know the feeling, for I too fell victim to letting work ruin my life balance and when I changed back to a less stressful position, I was able to flourish and be more a delin- quent again. Buried under all of the big super- hero flicks and animated goodness of the last two weeks was a hilarious film called "Tag" and it is an excel- lent excuse to kill two hours and enjoy the air conditioning. "Tag" is loosely based on a real-life story of a group of men who have been playing tag for more than 20 years. These men are all profession- als, and have solid jobs and families, but every year spend chunks of May chasing each other down so that someone else can be "it." The film brings together a well- rounded cast to fill out the ranks of now grownup hooligans. Ed Helms plays Hogan and he is the de facto ringleader of the gang who is also accompanied by his wildly aggressive wife, Anna (Isla Fisher). Hogan sets out to lure in the rest of the teammates in one last attempt to tag Jerry ( Jeremy Renner) – the one player who has never been touched and has eluded being 'it' for decades. There's some funny mon- tage clips to help relive their pasts but it's the hilarity in the present where the laughs are. Jon Hamm plays Bob, likely the most successful of the crew and who is barged in upon while con- ducting an interview for the Wall Street Journal. The reporter, Rebecca (Annabelle Wallis), ditches her origi- nal fluff piece on Bob and joins up the quest taking notes all along the way with this rambunctious bunch of middle-aged men who are deviously plotting to ensnare Jerry. But Jerry is getting married and his bride, Susan (Leslie Bibb), has forbid the gang from disrupting or messing up their special day. Jerry is a buff, athletic and master of illusion. No matter how many traps his friend lay out for him he avoids them all. It isn't lost on the viewer, as the film goes on, that while the game is still fun to most of the guys, it's Jerry's penchant to win and desire to retire without being tagged that reveals the flaw. But that's not to say that the ridiculousness of the stalk- ing, sneaking and occasional minor law-breaking isn't amusing. The involvement of the women is finally acknowledged late in the film and only adds to the overall fun. This is a great option to have in your back pocket if you get to the theater and the film you want to see is sold out. You'll definitely have a bunch of laughs, and more impor- tantly, remember how fun it was being a kid. Maybe you might even take the time to reflect and see what you can change in your life to recap- ture some of this malarkey. This film is rated R. JON HAMM, ED HELMS, and JAKE JOHNSON star in "Tag." From preceding page Tourism Council seeks holiday elves to greet Blackstone Valley Polar Express Train PAWTUCKET – The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council is looking for community and youth groups throughout the area to be an interac- tive part of the annual Blackstone Valley Polar Express Train Rides. They are offered every November and December in Northern Rhode Island. The elves will help bring the festive magic to this popular and family-fun experience over the holiday season to thousands of guests who take a real train ride to the "North Pole." This is a fun way to earn money for any organization. The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council has operated the popular Polar Express train ride on weekends for the past 18 years. They are offering groups of 12-20 people $100 for a 15-minute period as they welcome the train to the "North Pole" in Uxbridge, Mass. Red T-shirts and hats are provided. Groups can sign up for more than one time period. Those who are interested will choose the dates and times to partici- pate and fill out the contact informa- tion. Contact Donna Houle at donna@ tourblackstone.com for more infor- mation, or visit the website at http:// www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress. com/site/calling-all-elves/. Dining Guide wood oven pizza & Bar (401) 353-7110 www.thefirebrickoven.com 1874 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI Kitchen Hours: Sunday 4 p.m.-9 p.m.; Monday-Thursday 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 4p.m-11 p.m.; Bar Open Later appeTizerS New England Clam Chowder ......................................................................... Cup $4 Bowl $6 Clam Cakes .............................................................................. 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LOBSTER ......................... $24.95 SHORE HALL SEAFOOD DINNER Cup of NE clam chowder, steamers, single steamed lobster ......... $32.95 SHORE HALL DINNER FOR TWO 2 Cups of NE clam chowder, 1-lb. steamers, twin steamed lobsters ... $58.95 appeTizerS Summer Menu 46 Putnam Pike, Johnston, RI 401-231-8111 web: uncletonys.net email: uncletonysjohnston@yahoo.com FULL SERVICE BAR SELECTION We accept all major credit cards. Minimum catering order is $200.00. There will be a ROOM FEE of $100.00 and an 18% gratuity added to your order. — CATERING — • Birthday Parties • Office Parties • Meetings • Showers • Weddings In-House or Set-Up and Delivery at Your Venue. * Call for Details. © ~ TUESDAY NIGHTS ~ Al Fresco Dining is Now Open! Build Your Own Burger Choose Your Toppings Only $ 5.95 • $3 and $4 BEER SPECIALS • ~ THURSDAY NIGHTS ~ (at the Bar) Piccolo Pizza Only $ 6.95

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