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The North Providence Breeze 03-27-2019

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4 ENTERTAINMENT MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION Peele brings a fresh point of view to horror flicks with 'Us' ★★★★ Jordan Peele will be familiar to many as half of the comedy duo Key & Peele from Comedy Central. Their weekly show was irreverent, wildly funny and topical. They excelled at skewering many issues, some racial and some not, bringing a smart and occasionally ironic take on race. The show has been off the air awhile now and Peele, a self-confessed horror fan surprised everyone with 2017's "Get Out," which grossed $176 million in the United States off of a $5 million budget. It was an insanely creepy movie that dealt head on with race in America and white entitle- ment. Peele is now finishing up his reboot and hosting of CBS' new "The Twilight Zone" and releasing his new film "Us." "Us" centers around the Wilson family, a quartet that decide to take a quick getaway. Dad, Gabe, is played by Winston Duke, Mom, Adelaide, is played by Lupita Nyong'o, and Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex play the kids Zora and Jason. The actors also play disturbingly iden- tical copies of themselves that soon start stalking and attempting to kill them. Actually, almost every actor in the film plays dual roles, but none more so than the leads. Duke and Nyong'o leave behind their "Black Panther" roles and get to be normal folk here faced with supernatural problems instead of intergalactic ones. "Us" plods along slowly at first and borders perhaps on too much character development and inane vacationing. But once the creepy dop- pelgangers show up the film picks up a frenetic pace and soon the chase and pursuit are in full gear. "Us" has quite a few callbacks in my opinion to some very classic horror/ sci-fi films like "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (the 1978 version) and also "Cabin in the Woods" from 2011. Peele has crafted an interesting story involving these shadow people and as the film rears into its third act and the layers are peeled back to reveal some interesting twists and revelations, you suddenly start to get it. One odd refer- ence to 1986 in the film is never quite fleshed out or fully explained, though its final shot is an eerily traumatic one when you consider what's occurred. Lupita Nyong'o is excellent here playing a dual role as the beleaguered and tortured mom but also the twist- ed, psychotic tunnel dwelling Red. Wright Joseph's Zora and Alex's Jason are actually given far more to do than Winston Duke. Alex, in particular, playing against his own scarred and disfigured copy is fairly grizzly. Peele is an absolute breath of fresh air in the industry because this guy is just full of ideas and is simply ooz- ing creativity. Regular readers of this column know that I abhor the lame retelling of old stories, lack of intel- ligent or original ideas and reboots. Peele has now pulled off two inven- tive and completely refreshingly innovative films and shows no sign of slowing down. The fact that CBS tapped him to bring "The Twilight Zone" back to life speaks volumes; in an age where shows like "Black Mirror" on Netflix or "Electric Dreams" on Amazon provide water cooler talk now, Peele's involvement seems a sure sign of success for that effort. "Us" isn't going to please every- one and I overheard some negative comments afterwards, but I was very pleased by this film, very original. The film is rated R. "Us" stars from left, EVAN ALEX, LUPITA NYONG'O, and SHAHADI WRIGHT JOSEPH. The actors play dual roles as disturbingly identical copies of themselves that soon start stalking and attempting to kill them. Film Unfiltered TOM BURKE Dining Guide 1 Morgan Avenue, North Providence, RI 401-349-0557 www.tumblesaltscafe.com RESTAURANT HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 4-9 p.m.; Sat. Noon-10 p.m.; Sun. 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