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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 03-28-2019

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6 ENTERTAINMENT MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION Learn about Victorian silhouettes at the Pullen Corner Schoolhouse LINCOLN – The school bell will ring as the 2019 season gets under- way at Lincoln's Pullen's Corner Schoolhouse at Chase Farm Park, 671 Great Road, on Sunday, March 31, from 1 to 4 p.m., with a special pro- gram about Victorian silhouettes. Learn about the art of paper cutting and silhouette portraits from a profes- sional artist and try your hand at cut- ting out simple designs to take home. During the Victorian era, silhouettes were an inexpensive way to have a portrait made of a loved one. Visit this recently restored, one- room school at Chase Farm Park where costumed docents will demon- strate and teach participants the histo- ry of this sentimental art. Appropriate for both children and adults. The cost is $5 donation per participant. Free for visitors of Hearthside with paid admission to the wedding exhibit at the museum. For more information, call 401-726- 0597 or visit www.hearthsidehouse. org . Peele brings a fresh point of view to horror flicks with 'Us' HHHH 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-con- fessed horror fan surprised every- one 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 entitlement. 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 identical 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 doppelgangers 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 hor- ror/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 reference to 1986 in the film is never quite fleshed out or fully explained, though its final shot is an eerily traumatic one when you con- sider what's occurred. Lupita Nyong'o is excellent here playing a dual role as the belea- guered and tortured mom but also the twisted, 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 stalk- ing and attempting to kill them. 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Why rent when you can own? Private basement with laundry hookups. Just move right in! Spring Hill Drive, Uxbridge, MA 01569 $369,999– 389,999. Welcome to Forest Glen – the new 55+ community with model units ready to tour. One level living ranging from 1,566 – 1,880 sf all with 2 beds, 2 baths. Many options and upgrades available to choose from. The Stearns/ McGee Team Mike Stearns 401-568-5880 Kristen Moore 401-413-6908 Rachel Baptista 401-692-1796 Freddie Rodriguez 401-403-1660 JoAnn Silvia 401-595-7400 Kathy Leveille 401-263-1920 Christine Corriveau 401-378-3350 Scott McGee 401-639-2906 Eric Brouillard 401-569-2725 Elizabeth Murray 401-641-0133 Linda Morrissey 401-255-1320 Jennifer Gorman-Smith 401-636-7030 Brian Bursell 401-954-0908 OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 12 p.m.-3 p.m. OPEN HOUSE SUN 12 p.m.-2 p.m.

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