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The Valley Breeze & Observer 10-31-2019

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2 ENTERTAINMENT OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION Audubon hosts free Wednesday morning bird walks Audubon is offering free Wednesday morning Bird Walks with naturalist Laura Carberry on Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27, at 9 a.m. Each week a new birding des- tination will be chosen. Visit the Audubon website, asri.org, or Facebook page for locations. These walks are for ages 14 and up. Contact Carberry at lcarberry@ asri.org for more information. Bluegrass comes to BRT with Mile Twelve CUMBERLAND – Blackstone River Theatre will present an evening of traditional and contem- porary bluegrass music featuring Mile Twelve on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m., at the Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St. Rooted in traditional bluegrass, Mile Twelve's newest album, "City on a Hill," is a project that feels contemporary and relevant. The album title alludes to the idealized imagery of a shining city on a hill – a historical phrase that has often been applied to Boston, where the band got its start. Admission is $16 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. Call 401- 725-9272 or visit www.riverfolk.org . Beavers of Fisherville Audubon event Friday EXETER – Join the Audubon for an evening walk and discus- sion regarding the beavers that have taken up residence in the Fisherville Pond at the Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road, on Friday, Nov. 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Take a look at beaver dams and lodges and may observe the bea- vers themselves.Wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. The fee is $10 members, $14 non-members. For ages 8 and up. Register through the events calen- dar at asri.org . 'Zombieland: Double Tap' a must-see for horror-comedy fans ★★★ Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg return this week in "Zombieland: Double Tap" and it is as hilarious and gruesome as the original. They're also joined by Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin. It's crazy to think since the first film came out, almost 10 years ago, that these four actors would amass four Academy Award nominations with Stone winning an Oscar. Of course, since 2009, "The Walking Dead" on AMC has been the go-to source for most people's zombie versus humans obsession. However, unlike that TV show, the zombies in this film don't appear to have lost any steam and seem to be just as fast as the last film. This sequel finds the crew from the last movie still intact and quite a zombie killing team. Harrelson's Tallahassee and Eisenberg's Columbus alongside Stone's Wichita and Breslin's Little Rock decide they want to settle down and stop being on the move so much. Following Tallahassee's "go big or go home" mantra they set their sights on the White House. In a great opening montage with some grotesque slo-mo shots, they fend off and slaughter a couple dozen zombies before making their way into the vacant presidential estate. Before long they're enjoying the comforts of the place. Columbus and Wichita are an item and are sleeping in the Lincoln bedroom but they have to blindfold Lincoln at night because of his creepy stare. But not everything is bliss, as Little Rock yearns to hang out with a younger crowd and get away from Tallahassee's over-protectiveness and treating her like a daughter. In a shocking move, the two girls run off and then the boys live it up a bit before encountering a new sur- vivor, Madison (Zoey Deutch), who they find living in a mall. She, of course, latches on to Columbus and everything seems OK until Wichita returns to report that Little Rock has run off with a hippie from Berkeley (Avan Jogia). This sets off Tallahassee and sets into motion a trip to Graceland where they end up meet- ing Nevada (Rosario Dawson) who plays a love interest to Tallahassee, but first they have to contend with her ex, Albuquerque (Luke Wilson), who bears a striking similarity to Tallahassee and his partner Flagstaff (Thomas Middleditch) who eerily is a doppelganger to Columbus. The narration is again by Jesse Eisenberg and the introduction of the peaceful commune Babylon is amusing if only for the fact that it riles Tallahassee's feathers. The inter- actions between the cast are familiar and comfortable and Harrelson is at his best when he is raging mad, using vulgarities, but also when he gets to put on an Elvis jumpsuit and starts channeling "the King." I think sometimes people forget how funny he can be, since of late he has played such serious roles. This is just as funny as the first and the addition of Deutch's Madison brings a different persona to the tight group. The action is pretty solid and zombie kills vary from unique to standard, but nonetheless are inter- esting throughout. A definite must- see if this kind of horror/comedy is your forte. The film is rated R. Reprising their roles in "Zombieland: Double Tap," are, from left, JESSE EISENBERG, WOODY HARRELSON, EMMA STONE, and ABIGAIL BRESLIN. Film Unfiltered TOM BURKE Place your classified ad online at classifieds.valleybreeze.com

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