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‘The Disaster Artist’ explores ‘The Room’

By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern “I did not hit her! I did not. Oh, hi Mark” is the staple of a modern cult classic that has swept the world in similar vein of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room” is a muddled experience filled with horrible acting, loose plot lines, and a tacky...
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‘Suspiria’ spellbinds 40 years later

By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern In August of 1977, an Italian horror movie slipped into American drive-ins and grindhouse theaters. While promoted as a sleazy exploitation flick, “Suspiria” has lived on as a dashing example of horror film class. “Suspiria” tells the story of American student, Suzy Bannion (Jessica Harper), who travels to prestigious Tanz Dance Academy...
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‘Dunkirk’ succeeds to battle through catastrophe

By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern Christopher Nolan’s latest film, “Dunkirk,” is a nonstop ride through the pits of hell, choking your breath until its epic finale. Set during World War II, the film depicts the grueling events of the Dunkirk evacuation. Split into three segments (The Mole, The Sea, The Air), the story sways back and forth...
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Children’s Theatre delights audiences with ‘Pinocchio’

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern Last week at the Walpole Footlighters Playhouse, Walpole Children’s Theatre (WCT) presented their production of “Pinocchio.” The classic tale follows the notorious puppet who desires to be a real boy. The production opened on Friday, July 21 to great acclaim from its audience. Gepetto (played by Riley Mulroy) creates puppets....
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‘A Ghost Story’ haunts of indie vibes

By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern “Whatever hour you woke, there was a door shutting,” opens the film. Virginia Woolf's quote blatantly establishes the overall thematic tone of “A Ghost Story,” David Lowery’s supernatural drama. The story begins with couple C (Rooney Mara) and M (Casey Affleck) wavering between their house and a new home. M dies in...
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Mass Art students’ work displayed at Zullo

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern Hidden above Main Street, The Zullo Gallery is a quaint space featuring a powerful exhibit this summer. The Mass Art Provocation is a display of artwork from fourteen seniors that focus on important issues of the day. The class instructor, Irena Roman, and gallery director William Pope collaborated for...
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Walpole kids graduate from Junior Police Academy

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern On June 30, thirty children completed a rigorous week-long Junior Police Academy. The middle schoolers participated in numerous activities and assignments based on legitimate tasks required in police academies. After their final day of training in Bird Middle School, the children graduated at the Walpole Library. On the last day...
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Dover Library hosts ‘Slime Time’

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern [caption id="attachment_19366" align="alignright" width="600"]Nearly 50 children enjoyed a fun day of gooey arts and crafts.  Photos by Peter Kougias Nearly 50 children enjoyed a fun day of gooey arts and crafts. Photos by Peter Kougias[/caption]The Dover Town Library welcomed...
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Young artists paint the library windows

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern [caption id="attachment_19341" align="alignright" width="400"]Owen shows off his painted hands.  Photos by Peter Kougias Owen shows off his painted hands. Photos by Peter Kougias[/caption]Hidden in the shade behind the Wellesley Library, nearly 50 children painted the windows of the building....
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Walpole’s ‘Self Titled’ slays at Hard Rock

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern On Saturday, June 17, local band Self Titled performed for a thrilled audience at Boston’s Hard Rock Cafe. The band includes Ali Ajemian (drums), Glynnis Brennan (bass/vocals), and Jess Gromada (guitar/vocals). [caption id="attachment_19239" align="alignright" width="300"]Glynnis Brennan (bass/vocals) of ‘Self Titled.’ Glynnis...
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Children design bouncy balls at Library

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern The Needham Library hosted parents and children for a fun activity last week. On June 22, librarian Veronica McCarthy demonstrated how to make bouncy balls. Nearly 30 children mixed water, Borax detergent, cornstarch, and glue. In roughly 10 minutes, the children were whipping the balls off the wall, bouncing...
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Grim reaps in ‘The Beguiled’

By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern A- Sofia Coppola’s latest film, “The Beguiled,” is a gothic thriller set against a Civil War backdrop in Virginia. The story follows the women of Farnsworth Seminary who salvage John McBurney (Colin Farrell), a Union soldier. After a young student brings him back to the house, Martha Farnsworth (Nicole Kidman) and teacher...
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Kids spend story time with Ms. Loomis

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern Last Wednesday morning, children gleefully entered the library for storytime with Ms. Loomis. Leslie Loomis has been a librarian for 30 years. She says that she absolutely loves her job. As the children sprinted into the room, Loomis started the story hour with “If You're Happy and You Know It”....
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Walpole High seniors graduate with excitement

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern Over 250 eager senior students crossed the Walpole High parking lot onto the Turco Field to accept their high school diplomas. Even though this past Sunday was grey and cloudy, the students’ smiles shined brighter than the sun. [caption id="attachment_18871" align="alignright" width="300"]Olivia Sheehan's first stop: diploma.... 			
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‘ILoveYouToo’ stuns Walpole Library

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern On May 31, the Walpole Public Library presented a performance of the play “iloveyouiloveyouiloveyoutoo.” Written and directed by Alan O’Hare, the story follows Edmund (Terry Blanchard) and Marian (Barbara Bourgeois) a couple who present their life story while suffering with Alzheimer's. Before the performance, O’Hare presented the eager audience...
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