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The Valley Breeze & Observer 06-25-2020

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14 ENTERTAINMENT JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION a theater saying what a great actor he is, I'd spend another 400 words, the remainder of this column, extol- ling his talents. All you have to do is search him on IMDB to scroll through the number of films you've seen him in and forgotten how excel- lent he was in them. Teaming these two up made for an enjoyable viewing. Costner plays Frank Hamer and Harrelson is Maney Gault. Hamer and Gault were ex-Texas rangers called back into ser- vice by then Texas governor Miriam 'Ma' Ferguson (Kathy Bates) who was reluctant to do so, but saw them as another option to apprehend the murderous couple of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Set in the post- Depression era of 1934 and at the onset of an early FBI led by J. Edgar Hoover, Bonnie and Clyde gained almost mythical status and were perhaps the first serial killers with fol- lowers. Hamer and Gault used their decades worth of wit and smarts to track the elusive murderers before ultimately engaging them in a devas- tatingly brutal shootout in Louisiana. The film adheres quite closely to the actual story and focuses far more on these two ingenious lawmen than fawning adulation or fascination on their quarry. Costner plays Hamer with bravado and the same sort of upstanding, do- right personality of an old-time sheriff intent on catching his man; but don't be fooled since Hamer was a gritty son of a gun who wasn't afraid to play dirty and shoot first if need be. Harrelson's Gault was by all accounts more relatable and perhaps the one who could talk to a suspect and get answers. Their detective skills, fol- lowing leads and using their instincts helped capture these criminals who had been on the run for two years. Harrelson and Costner prove to be excellent partners here and play off each other's abilities well. The film was directed by John Lee Hancock who was also behind the camera for another outstanding auto- biographical film, "The Founder," which chronicled McDonald's found- er Ray Kroc. This may be one of the best films I've streamed in the last 10 weeks. A solid, tense and satisfying film set in the flat south. The film is rated R. WOODY HARRELSON, left, and KEVIN COSTNER star in "The Highwaymen," the untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde. 'HIGHWAYMEN' From Page 13 ACROSS 1. Protects from weather 4. Superhigh fre- quency 7. Southern constel- lation 8. Swines 10. Self-righteously moralistic person 12. United Arab Emirates city 13. Surinam toad 14. Sign language 16. Tattoo (slang) 17. Makes level 19. Sun up in New York 20. It must be scratched 21. Where people live 25. Swiss river 26. Buddy 27. One of two equal parts of a divisi- ble whole 29. Shrek is one 30. Egyptian unit of weight 31. Fiddler crabs 32. Carroll O'Con- nor's TV wife 39. No longer having life 41. Former OSS 42. A way to emit sound 43. Mandela's party 44. Adult female chicken 45. U. of Miami's mascot 46. Southeastern Chinese people 48. Casino game 49. Amos Alonzo __, US football coach 50. Joint connecting two pipes at right angles 51. Will Ferrell film 52. River in NE Scotland DOWN 1. Occur 2. Show up 3. Capital of Taiwan 4. Former French coin 5. Some are bad 6. Monetary unit 8. Package (abbr.) 9. Indian religious person 11. Crew 14. Antidiuretic hormone 15. Makeshift 18. Baseball box score stat 19. Make a mistake 20. Not moving 22. Even distribution of weight 23. Clumsy person 24. Paddle 27. Worked the soil 28. Alias 29. Plant cultivated in Peru 31. Side-blotched lizards genus 32. Wild dog 33. Immoral act 34. Pound 35. Manning and Lilly are two 36. Put on the shelf for now 37. Baltimore ball- player 38. Cuddle 39. Dashes 40. Related on the mother's side 44. Witch 47. Kilogram force (abbr.) Answers to this week's crossword puzzle can be found on page 15. Do you know someone celebrating a July Birthday? The Valley Breeze Birthday Club for JULY will be printed on July 2, 2020. Forms should be received by The Valley Breeze by Friday, June 26, 2020. Send in the name of someone with his or her July birth date and $2 per edition and we'll include them in the club. The check should be made payable to The Valley Breeze for use in the Breeze charities fund. Mail to: The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865. Thank you! Greetings should be 10 words or less. Name: .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 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