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The Valley Breeze & Observer 02-07-2019

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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | FEBRUARY 6-12, 2019 ENTERTAINMENT 3 'Aquaman' is a breath of fresh air from DC ★★★★★ Zack Snyder has been responsible for many of the DC Films and may be considered its godfather, but hasn't been without fan complaints. The dark, brooding, gloomy and dreary visuals he has fostered have left some DC loyalists and fans disappointed in the cinematic side of their comic book heroes. However, this new entry into the DC Universe has taken its cues per- haps from the immensely successful "Wonder Woman" helmed by Patty Jenkins, and is an absolute breath of fresh air. "Aquaman" is a superb origin story for a character who has often been shoved aside as a secondary or even a tertiary player among his roster of heroes. As the film opens, we learn his human father was a lighthouse keeper, played by Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones," and saved his mother Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) when she washed up on the rocky Maine coastline in 1985. After establishing his history, the film jumps forward in time to present day finding Arthur Curry/Aquaman ( Jason Momoa) thwarting an attack on a Russian sub by pirates led by Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). Manta forg- es a deal with Aquaman's half brother King Orm (Patrick Wilson) to attempt to take him down. "Aquaman" is an exciting film and has some aspects of "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark." There's a lot of globe-trotting going on with a Sicily showdown, a Gladiator- like battle between brothers under the sea. Amber Heard's Mera is a gutsy heroine with an insufferably awful red wig, but cool water powers. Momoa's Arthur is a gung-ho and happy guy who's not interested in Atlantis and prefers to solve his problems with his anger and fists, whether in ocean or on land. But he is destined to be as powerful as the god Poseidon. Willem Dafoe is great as Vulko, playing both sides in this dispute Film Unfiltered TOM BURKE See 'AQUAMAN', Page 6 Dining Guide Please Please Please Support Support Support these Local these Local these Local Advertisers Advertisers Advertisers WOOD OVEN PIZZA & BAR (401) 353-7110 1874 Mineral Spring Avenue North Providence Dining Hours: Sunday Dinner 12-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4-10 p.m. Friday & Saturday 12 p.m.-11 p.m. Bar Open Later Nightly VOTED BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN NORTH PROVIDENCE White Bean & Sausage Bruschetta $ 12.95 Grilled zucchini, white beans, sweet Italian sausage, basil pesto. Seafood Platter for Two $ 32.95 6 Oysters, 6 Littlenecks on half shell, 6 Shrimp cocktails. Potato Gnocchi & Beef Short Rib $ 24.95 Potato dumplings, braised short rib, roasted mushrooms, sautéed spinach, Fontina cheese, toasted bread crumbs, pan gravy cream sauce. Seafood Stuffed Cod $ 23.95 Stuffed with crab meat and shrimp, topped with sautéed spinach and tomatoes, roasted Tuscan potatoes. Surf & Turf $ 26.95 8 oz. Grilled N.Y. Sirloin and Baked Stuffed Shrimp, served with garlic mashed potato and green beans. On-Site or Off-site Catering Pick-up or Drop-off Happy Valentine's Day Appetizer Course Entrée S pecials Special creationS for that Special Someone LINCOLN MALL PLAZA Open Daily at 11 a.m. Take-out or Dine-in Karaoke Thursdays 334-3200 We our customers! 103 Putnam Pike, Johnston (401) 353-0444 TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE Mon. & Tues. 6 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs. 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Valentine's Day Dinner Special for Two $ 39 99 Two Glasses of Red or White Wine Red Sangria, White Sangria Cosmopolitan, Lemon Margarita Strawberry Margarita Appetizers (Choose one) Calamari 2 soups (Chicken Escarole or French Onion) 2 Garden or Caesar Salads Entrées (Choose one) Mediterranean Salmon over Risotto Lobster Ravioli and Shrimp Chicken Almafi Grilled Flank Steak Seafood Risotto Stuffed Sole Newburg Dessert (Choose one) Red Velvet Cake Whiskey Bundt Cake with Ice Cream Strawberry Shortcake Now Taking Reservations

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