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Protesters dressed as zombies invade the Blue Cross Blue Shield Campus on Thursday to rally against the current health care system.

Zombies: Health care reform is a no-brainer

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The Bay State targets 7.6 percent of all spending toward interest on state debt, far and away the highest in the nation, according to a Tax Foundation report.

The state Retirement Board voted to suspend the pension of former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, who is battling corruption charges.

Early indications suggest off-duty special police officer Paul Langone Jr. “acted lawfully” in the fatal shooting of a psychiatric patient found stabbing his doctor on Tuesday, according to District Attorney Daniel Conley.

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Protestors took their health care reform message to Blue Cross Blue Shield Thursday with the type of flair George A. Romero would be proud of. Dozens of Jobs with Justice and Mass-Care advocates held up signs and passed out flyers with messages reading, “Health care reform that puts people’s lives before insurance company profits is the first step to stopping zombie attacks.” METRO

Hoods to haunt this Halloween

Metro’s guide to three neighborhoods this Halloween and what to be on the lookout for Weekend celebration means more mayhem in the Hub Police out in full force this year

Halloween weekend will see many people take to the streets for candy, parties or general mayhem. It is a time that shines a light on some of the pitfalls of a night on the town. So, in addition to watching out

Safety and Salem

With Halloween falling on a warm Saturday, law enforcement officials will be out in force.

for ghosts and goblins, Metro wants you to be on the lookout for a few other things, this weekend and beyond. TONY LEE

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“Being on a weekend it poses increased activity for us ... We’ll keep a good watch on the children early in the night but our focus will be on the adults,” said BPD Superintendent William Evans Officials in Salem issued a public safety advisory in anticipation of larger than normal crowds — what could be well over 100,000 people — for the annual party.

Mission Hill

Beacon Hill

Historic homes and hidden hideaways make this a ghostly neighborhood perfect for a Halloween stroll. But be careful where you step going door-to-door — trash and rats rule the night. Garbage day sees trucks try to drive tight lanes without clipping parked cars and the sidewalks are so thin that the bags placed there make walking treacherous.

Trick or treat?

Trick: Wash any loose rat droppings from your kid’s candy before ingesting.

If you desire cheap beer instead of hard candy, this is the neighborhood. At the start of every school year Boston police officers target house parties in the area, many filled with underage drinkers. On one September night, police made four arrests at one party, went two blocks over and arrested four more.

Trick or Treat?

Treat: Bring a big, sturdy bag so you can grab the beer when the party is busted up. This is going to be the best Halloween ever!

Central Square, Cambridge

Here you might get your tricks for cash and your treats in a vial. Despite many improvements to this once seedy square, there is evidence it has yet to shed its past. Last month a lengthy investigation led to the arrest of 18 drug dealers or buyers here. It’s best to stick with the homes in nearby Cambridgeport.

Trick or Treat?

Treat: Central Square actually has a ton to offer. Just limit yourself to candy.

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Gambling standoff at State House BOSTON. Proponents and

opponents of expanded gambling squared off again for more than six hours Thursday, reprising arguments for and against casinos and slot machines, but in an atmosphere much different from the last legislative session. Expanded gambling proponents, sensing support at the highest levels of state government, said worsening budget problems and rising unemployment are key reasons for lawmakers to reassess gambling options. Critics warned lawmakers that casinos will suck money out of the economy and feed addictive habits. SHNS

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The Bay State readied for the MassDOT takeover of transportation agencies, which takes place Nov. 1. Bostonians got into the mood with Halloween-themed events, including the eighth annual Great Pumpkin Float. The Democratic candidates for the open U.S. Senate seat debated on Monday, the election is on Jan. 19.

Closed a cumulative budget gap of $8 billion Reduced state employee headcount by nearly 1,700 Made $1.5 billion in spending cuts in the last year Implemented ethics, transportation and pension reform legislation

Facing a $600 million budget gap, Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday announced a host of cost-saving measures, including slashing millions in spending and up to 2,000 more jobs, as well as eliminating paid-holiday perks. The state will cut $352 million in overall spending, while layoffs will save $35 million. Stimulus funding will plug $62 million of the gap, and about 4,000 executive branch employees will also be forced to take up to nine furlough days. Funding for the Quinn Bill, which provides raises for law en-

forcement officials who go back to school, will also be phased out, Patrick said. “These cuts are not abstractions,” Patrick said. “They have a real impact, and I know that.” Despite the harsh cuts, Patrick promised to protect local aid and Chapter 70 public education investments. He also intends to eliminate Bunker Hill and Evacuation Day as paid holidays in Suffolk County, perks that critics have argued and the governor admitted Thursday are no longer feasible. GREG ST. MARTIN

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GHOULS, GHOSTS AND POLITICIANS Long before Washington became the killing ground for health care’s public option, it was a popular place for young doctors to get their start tending to the ailments of the influential, and a busy town for grave robbers who supplied ... well, let’s call them lab assistants ... to the aspiring medicos.

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rowling cemeteries in the D.C. darkness, they looked for freshly turned earth to turn a profit. And each year around Halloween, the storytelling crowd here digs up tales of the undead who still supposedly haunt the seat of government. And no, Ralph Nader does not count. Abraham Lincoln has generated the most stories of paranormal activity. He, quite famously, dreamed of his own assassination. In the almost century and a half since it came Quoted to pass, a great many White House visitors have reported “The storyhis spectral form roaming the telling crowd halls. Winston Churchill alhere digs up legedly shared a bowl of soup with Honest Abe, who kept saytales of the ing, “Is this cold, or is it just undead who me?” Something like that. still supposedly President Jimmy Carter’s haunt the seat daughter, Amy, was widely reof government. ported to have dragged sleepover friends and a Ouija Board And no, Ralph into the Lincoln bedroom to Nader does not try a little inter-realm instantmessaging with him. And peocount.” FOREMAN ple have for decades claimed that they’ve seen Lincoln’s funeral train, blue, silent and glowing along the tracks outside of DC.

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couple of long-gone first ladies have been spied still roaming the White House: Abigail Adams and Dolley Madison among them, presumably arguing over what the latter did with the former’s curtains. The Library of Congress has heard reports of a phantom guard wandering the stacks, although I suspect that is just a disgruntled ghost writer. The Capitol building, for years, had tales of a see-through British soldier carrying a torch, no doubt looking for an honest man. And some people report doors that close mysteriously, but I’ll assure you that has nothing to do with ghosts. It’s all good fun, but nothing to be trifled with. After all, it was only about a year ago that a very popular president-elect, named Barack Obama, made a crack about a former first lady holding seances. He apologized. But you know his approval ratings now are a ghost of what they were back then.

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Clinton: Where’s al-Qaida? Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s said on Thursday it was “hard to believe” that no one in Pakistan’s government knew where al-Qaida leaders were hiding, striking a new tone on a trip where Washington’s credibility has come under attack. Scores of al-Qaida leaders and their operatives, including Osama bin

Laden, are believed to be in hiding in the rugged border territory that divides Pakistan and Afghanistan, but both countries routinely accuse the other of being the main sanctuary “I find it hard to believe that nobody in your government knows where they are and couldn’t get them if they really wanted to,” she said. REUTERS

Quoted Clinton’s pointed remark was the first public gripe on a trip aimed at turning around a U.S.-Pakistan relationship under serious strain, but bound in the struggle against religious extremism. “I am more than willing to

hear every complaint about the United States,” Clinton said, “but this is a two-way street.” “If we are going to have a mature partnership where we work together” then “there are issues that not just the United States but others have with your government and with your military security establishment.”

House unveils its $894B health bill

Budget analysts put 10-year cost just below Obama’s target of $900B Bill still faces challenges to passage, with complaints from both sides BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/GETTY IMAGES

House Democrats unveiled a broad health care overhaul on Thursday that would transform the insurance market, create a government-run insurance plan and levy new taxes on the rich. Weeks of tough, closeddoor negotiations to merge three pending House health care bills produced a 1,990-page measure that would cost an estimated $894 billion over 10 years — below President Barack Obama’s target of $900 billion —- and reduce the deficit by $30 billion over the same period. “Today we are about to deliver on the promise of making affordable, quality health care available for all Americans,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. But the measure faced unanimous opposition from Republicans and

That’s a lot of health care. House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks about the bill.

Number of 1,990 pages in the House’s health care overhaul bill. grumbling from Democratic liberals who wanted a stronger public insurance

Obama’s ‘too big to fail’ plan blasted WASHINGTON. The Obama administration’s new proposal for tackling financial risk in the U.S. economy, unveiled just two days ago, came under attack on Thursday from all sides, with critics targeting its funding and scope.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner scrambled in a congressional hearing to answer lawmakers and fellow regulators who questioned the plan. REUTERS

option and party moderates seeking assurances that federal funds would not pay for abortions under the bill. The measure could be on the House floor for debate as early as next week.

News in brief

Economy is growing again WASHINGTON. The U.S.

economy grew in the third quarter for the first time in more than a year as government stimulus helped lift consumer

The unveiling of the House legislation was another step forward in Obama’s drive for a health care bill that would rein in costs, reform the insurance industry and expand coverage to uninsured people. REUTERS

spending and homebuilding, fueling an unexpectedly strong advance. Signaling the end of the worst recession in 70 years, the Commerce Department on Thursday said the economy expanded at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the JulySeptember period, snapping four down quarters with its fastest growth pace since 2007. REUTERS


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You’ve met the villains and victims of this season’s scary movies How filmmakers earn their screams while reusing and recycling Why some bad guys are too good to let go IFC FILMS

horror Scaring up a film

What’s Willem Dafoe afraid of in “Antichrist”? Plenty.

The word on the ‘Street’ After 26 years, horror film staple Freddy Krueger is back this spring in the remake of “Nightmare on Elm Street.” Why can’t we get enough? Robert Englund, who played the original Krueger, has a theory: “He never quite goes all the way to hell, he knows your worst fears, he can kill you in your sleep: It’s such a great hook,” says the actor, who just released a memoir, “Hollywood Monster.” Englund is also starring in FEARnet’s new series, “Fear Clinic,” with Kane Hodder (aka Jason Voorhees) and a cast he adores, unfortunately: “They’re all such wonderful kids. But I feel bad, because I have to kill them all.” METRO/MW

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The days are shorter, the air is crisper, and the chilly breeze smells increasingly of chocolate and peanut butter: Time to get a move on this weekend’s costume. But while you scramble to assemble the most original Halloween getup, Hollywood took it easy. From innocent babysitters to ageold antichrists, this year’s horror films feature the usual suspects. So how do they keep it creepy? We asked the experts. Go retro and disconnect Campy horror darling Ti West took complete advantage of his throwback early ’80s setting when freaking out the babysitter in “House

of the Devil.” “Pre-Internet, pre-cell phone makes storytelling more interesting,” he says. “When people are less accessible, it’s scarier.” Make a complex villain Torture-fest “Saw” is back for round six, and while we’re grossed out, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised. “He’s like a Rubik’s cube,” says “Saw VI” star Tanedra Howard of the films’ villain, Jigsaw. “People want to figure him out, but there’s always an open ending.” Let them wait for it Even when it comes to techniques, there’s no need to reinvent the “Saw” wheel. “The old tricks about get-

“The old tricks about getting very quiet and then hitting the audience all at once — these things have worked for 100 years. They still work.” GREUTERT, DIRECTOR OF “SAW VI”

ting very quiet and then hitting the audience all at once — these things have worked for 100 years,” says “Saw VI” director Kevin Greutert. “They still work.” Fact is always stranger Upcoming E.T. flick “The Fourth Kind” claims

to be “based on the actual case studies,” and the evil forces at work in “Antichrist” have been around for a good 2,000 years, but this only adds to their power. At least according to Dacre Stoker, who took a cue from his great granduncle Bram when writing his new book, “Dracula The UnDead.” “Dracula’s always sort of been there — he was part of folklore from all over the world,” says Dacre of the most famous vampire (sorry, Edward). “When you pull a real person out of history, a historical figure on steroids, it’s scarier.” MONICA WEYMOUTH

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Marketing tricks COURTESY OF PARAMOUNT

Let’s say you have a “Blair Witch”-style project on your hands. How do you get the shaky camera work to the top of the box office? Thanks to the clever marketing of “Paranormal Activity” — Paramount made audiences petition for the film to come to their cities — it’s now grossed $62.5 million. Not a bad payday, considering it cost $15,000 to make.

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In “House of the Devil,” the babysitter is a lot more vulnerable when she doesn’t have an iPhone.

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Tanedra Howard won VH1’s “Scream Queens” to nab the role of Simone in “Saw VI.”


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Shining a light in ‘The Darkness’

Local filmmaker on working on a shoe-string budget and making a new psychological thriller that he based on experience with his old neighbors

Nothing hurts young love like a creepy neighbor. In psychological thriller “The Darkness Within,” a couple learns this firsthand. The film, by local Dom Portalla, centers on recently engaged pair Chad and Ashley. The two seem happy at their new apartment until Chad notices a mysterious neighbor peaking through their window. He grows obsessed with catching the prowling voyeur, affecting not only his relationship with Ashley, but also his mind. “I had this weird encounter with my neighbor, and it brought up some ideas,” says Portalla of his inspiration for the storyline. Portalla, co-founder of Door Eleven Productions, wrote and directed the film on a $3,000 budget. To save costs he set the film in his

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‘The Canyon’ opens Friday

just looking to have a nice honeymoon at the Grand Canyon, but a creepy guide ends up turning it It’s another one of those into hell for them. thrillers about a couDang it! Perfect comple on a vacation that plement to that Ken goes horribly wrong. Burns series about This time Nick and the National Parks. Nora, or whatever Yvonne their names are, are MATTHEW DINARO Strahovski

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“A FIENDISHLY FUNNY FANTASYADVENTURE.”

“Honey, I swear he’s watching us”: A still from “Within”

own apartment. “The Darkness Within” also features original music and artwork. The film premieres Friday at the Brattle Theatre; Portalla hopes movie fans will come out and Thursday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., The Coolidge Corner Theater Friday, Nov. 13, 8 and 10 p.m., Somerville Theatre

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support a local. “Right now Boston is becoming a very exciting place for film with a lot of big Hollywood movies rolling through town,” says Portalla. “But there’s a lot of smaller talent, a lot of smaller movies that are being made, and the new blood should be able to garner just as much attention.”

Friday, 9:30 p.m. Brattle Theatre 40 Brattle St., Cambridge MBTA: Red line to Harvard Square Sold out, 617-876-6838 www.brattlefilm.org

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SLEEP NO MORE "Extraordinary, mesmerizing, ingenious. . . . The spell lingers." -Boston Globe "Unlike any theatrical experience you've ever had . . . like wandering through a dream that someone else is having." Boston Herald "Punchdrunk creates magic." -The Guardian An abandoned school. Shakespeare's fallen hero. Hitchcock's shadow of suspense. See Punchdrunk's American debut. Tickets from $25! At the Old Lincoln School 194 Boylston St. (RT 9) Brookline Village 617.547.8300 americanrepertorytheater.org

On Sale Today! November 17-22 Boston’s Colonial Theatre 1-800-982-2787 www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com/Boston Box Office Sales: Colonial Theatre (Mon-Sat 10am-6pm)

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MUSIC THAT SURPRISES AND DELIGHTS! The Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats " A delight for all ages!" San Francisco Chronicle Direct from China, The Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats consists of sensational Chinese acrobatics, balancing feats, martial arts displays and much more. Thursday November 5 Northeastern University 360 Huntington Ave. Ell Hall, Boston Tickets, $20-Discounts Available! boxoffice: 617-373-4700 www.centerforthearts.neu.edu

The Taming of the

TISfX Oct.14 – Nov.8 Downstairs at the Garage Harvard Square actorsshakespeareproject.org

A Conversation with Harold Prince

Find out why the New Yorker calls Cambridge fortepianist Robert Levin the “guru of classical improvisation.” Jane Glover conducts a stirring Mozart and Haydn program. Nov. 6, 8pm | Nov. 8, 3pm Symphony Hall, Boston Call 617.266.3605 or visit www.handelandhaydn.org

Reel Feel Blues Invite you and a guest to a special live tribute show with James Cotton Huey Lewis, J. Geils, Kim Wilson, Johnny A, James Montgomery, Ernie and the Automatics and more! House of Blues - Thursday October 29th Enter to win. www.bostonmetro._us/trbf

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TEATRO LIRICO D'EUROPA - SEASON 11 “SO TOTALLY RAD! PARTY LIKE IT’S 1989 Boston’s Best Interactive Show! Perfect for Bachelorette Parties Birthday Parties, Sweet 16’s And Corporate Events! Nov. 7 and 21st Check out our website for info www.Awesome80sProm.com or Call 617-947-8159 PARACHUTE PANTS AND PROM DRESSES ENCOURAGED!

PUCCINI's great opera about passion, art, jealousy, infidelity and love lost. "Stirs Your Musical Soul!" Oct. 30-Nov. 1 - $30-$85, MAJ.org/opera Opera at the Heart of Downtown Boston Cutler Majestic Theatre -- 1-800-233-3123

THE DONKEY SHOW Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 8 & 10:30 "Titillating. . . . Giddy good fun." -Variety "The most alive, immersive piece of theater I've ever been dunked in." Boston Phoenix "Riveting. . . . So visceral that words seem almost beside the point." -Boston Globe Spend Halloween at The Donkey Show! 10/31, 10:30, disco costume contest and special treats! At OBERON | 2 Arrow St. | Harvard Sq. 617.547.8300 | americanrepertorytheater.org

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A sequel took the patience of a ‘Saint’ The second installment of ‘Boondock Saints’ took a decade to hit the screen Director Troy Duffy and star Sean Patrick Flanery on the unexpected cult fave COURTESY OF SONY

by William Shakespeare

featuring Judy Kaye and Tom Wopat One Night Only! Friday, Oct. 30, 8 PM Harold Prince, recipient of 21 tony Awards, recounts his years in the theatre. His resume includes Company, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, Evita, West Side Story and many more. Selected songs from his productions will be performed by Tony award winner Judy Kaye and critically acclaimed Tony nominee Tom Wopat. Northeastern University 360 Huntington Ave. Ell Hall, Boston Tickets, $30-Discounts Available! boxoffice: 617-373-4700 www.centerforthearts.neu.edu

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It’s been 10 years since “The Boondock Saints” threw on some peacoats and terrorized Boston mobsters with their cheeky brand of vigilante justice, but the delay wasn’t for lack of fans. So what was the holdup? “Flanery was having his ass de-haired, so it took a while,” jokes director and writer Troy Duffy of Sean Patrick Flanery, who plays Connor McManus and, it should be noted, does have quite the nice shower scene in “Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.” In reality, the rights to the sequel were tied up in a five-year lawsuit over the first film, which brought in far more money than any-

Norman Reedus, left, and Flanery are back on the job in “All Saints Day.”

one was prepared to handle. While Duffy attributes the film’s success to the crew’s “stellar epicness,” he does acknowledge a certain “Boondocks” energy. “The magic of ‘Boondock,’” he says. “I choose

Crashing the boy’s club Aside from strippers, there were few women in the original “Boondock.” So how was working with Julie Benz? “A lot of people thought it would

not to question it; I’m just glad it’s there. The word ‘cult’ is the coolest word in film for me. Nobody ever set out to make a cult film.” MONICA WEYMOUTH

monica.weymouth@metro.us

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change the film,” admits Flanery. “But she really plays a dude’s character. She just happens to be sexy and walk sexy and look sexy.” METRO/MW

“All Saints Day” opens with the McManus brothers hiding out in Ireland after publicly taking down a good portion of Boston’s mob. But when someone kills a priest in their signature style, they get on the next boat out to set things straight.

Also opening:

‘35 Shots of Rum’

Suzanne Vega “Inviting and intelligent … [Vega] looks to engage a listener as an attentive storyteller would.” —Daily Variety

Friday | November 6 | 8pm | Sanders Theatre Charge by phone:

CelebrityCharge | 617-482-6661 (Mon-Fri, 10-4) Buy online anytime:

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Student Rush tickets are available 11⁄2 hours before concert

It used to be a typical night’s activity at UMass Amherst, but this “35 Shots” is a French film (opening Friday) about a father and daughter who both find romantic interests, straining their own relationship. But if you want to take a Jager bomb before you go, we can’t stop you. MATTHEW DINARO


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Fenway 13 617–424–6266 201 Brookline Ave. AMELIA (PG) 12:05, 3:40, 6:45, 9:40 ASTRO BOY (PG) 12:45, 4:10, 7:25, 10:20 CIR QUE D U FR EA K: TH E VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT (PG-13) 12:20, 3:50, 7:05, 10:15 C LO U D Y WI TH A CH A N CE O F MEATBALLS (PG) 12:35, 3:55 COUPLES RETREAT (PG-13) Fri and Sat 12:10, 3:35, 6:50, 9:45, 12:20; Sun 12:10-3:35-6:509:45. LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (R) 12:15, 3:45, 6:55, 9:50 MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT (PG) 12:00, 3:30, 7:30, 10:30. Digital Projection; Fri and Sat 12:30-1:00-4:00-4:30-7:00-8:0010:00-11:00-12:35.; Sun 12:301:00-4:00-4:30-7:00-8:00-10:0012:00. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (R) Fri and Sat 12:55, 4:25, 7:45, 10:35, 12:25; Sun 12:55-4:25-7:4510:35. SAW VI (R) Fri and Sat 12:25, 4:05, 7:20, 9:55, 12:10. Digital Projection; Sun 12:25-4:05-7:209:55. Digital Projection THE STEPFATHER (PG-13) 7:10, 10:05 WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (PG) Fri and Sat 12:40, 4:15, 7:15, 10:10, 12:40; Sun 12:40-4:15-7:1510:10. ZOMBIELAND (R) 12:50, 4:20, 7:35, 10:25. RWC

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THE BEACHES OF AGNES (LES PLAGES DĂ?AGNES) (NR) 2:30, 7:05 THE BLOB (NR) Sat 12:00 AN EDUCATION (PG-13) Fri 1:00, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45; Sat 12:20-2:404:50-7:20-9:45.; Sun 2:40-4:507:20-9:45. LA SCALA OPERA SERIES: MARIA STUARDA (NR) Sat 10:00 NO I MP ACT MAN: THE DOCUMENTARY (NR) 12:15, 5:00, 9:20 A SERIOUS MAN (R) Fri 12:00, 2:20, 4:30, 7:00, 9:20; Sat 2:204:30-7:00-9:20.; Sun 12:00-2:204:30-7:00-9:20. THE THING (R) Fri 12:00 WA L LA CE & G ROM IT: TH E CU R S E O F T H E WE R E- R A B B I T (G) Sat 10:30 THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD (NR) Fri 4:30, 7:00, 9:15; Sat and Sun 12:10-2:30-4:307:00-9:15.

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Harvard Film Archive 617–495–4700 24 Quincy St., Cambridge BEDAZZLED (1967) (PG) Sat 7:00 DAMN YANKEES Sat 9:00 MOVIE MOVIE (NR) Fri 7:00 SELECTION OF SHORT FILMS OF THE !KUNG BUSHMEN (NR) Sun 7:00 THE STAIRCASE (NR) Fri 9:00

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888–AMC–4FUN 22 Flutie Pass AMELIA (PG) 10:35, 1:10, 4:00, 7:15, 10:00 ASTRO BOY (PG) 11:20, 1:50, 5:00, 7:40, 10:10 B OO NDO CK SAIN TS I I: A LL SAINTS DAY (R) Fri and Sat 11:05, 2:05, 5:05, 8:05, 11:05; Sun 11:05-2:05-5:05-8:05. CIR QUE D U FR EA K: TH E VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT (PG-13) Fri and Sat 11:40, 2:30, 5:15, 8:10, 11:00; Sun 11:40-2:30-5:15-7:5010:25. C LO U D Y WI TH A CH A N CE O F MEATBALLS 3D (PG) 11:00, 1:30, 4:15, 6:40, 9:30. Digital 3D COUPLES RETREAT (PG-13) Fri and Sat 10:45, 1:40, 4:50, 7:45, 10:45; Sun 10:45-1:40-4:50-7:3510:20. THE INVENTION OF LYING (PG13) 11:15 LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (R) 11:10, 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT (PG) 10:30, 12:30, 1:20, 3:15, 4:10, 6:00, 7:00, 9:00, 9:50; Fri and Sat 11:30-2:15-5:10-8:0010:50. Digital Presentation; Sun 11:30-2:15-5:10-8:00. Digital Presentation PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (R) Fri and Sat 11:35, 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:20, 11:30; Sun 11:35-2:10-4:307:10-9:20. SAW VI (R) Fri and Sat 10:55, 1:25, 3:45, 6:50, 9:10, 11:30; Sun 10:55-1:25-3:45-6:50-9:10. A SERIOUS MAN (R) 10:50, 1:35, 4:25, 7:20, 10:20.C SELECT THE STEPFATHER (PG-13) 1:45, 6:45 WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (PG) 10:40, 1:15, 3:50, 6:30, 9:25 ZOMBIELAND (R) Fri and Sat 4:20, 9:15, 11:30; Sun 4:20-9:15.

Braintree 10 888–AMC–4FUN Route 93 off of Exit 6 ASTRO BOY (PG) Fri 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30; Sat 9:40-12:002:20-4:40-7:10-9:30.; Sun 9:4012:00-2:20-4:40-7:10. CI RQU E D U F RE AK: TH E VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT (PG-13) Fri 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:25; Sat 10:25-1:15-4:00-6:45-9:25.; Sun 1:15-4:00-7:00. CL O U DY W I T H A C HA N C E O F MEATBALLS 3D (PG) Fri 12:35, 3:05, 5:20, 7:50, 10:20. Digital 3D; Sat 10:00-12:35-3:05-5:20-7:5010:20. Digital 3D; Sun 10:0012:35-3:05-5:20-7:50. Digital 3D COUPLES RETREAT (PG-13) Fri 1:40, 4:35, 7:35, 10:25; Sat 10:501:40-4:35-7:35-10:25.; Sun 1:404:35-7:35. LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (R) Fri 12:25, 3:00, 5:35, 8:10, 10:45; Sat 9:50-12:25-3:00-5: 35-8:1010:45.; Sun 9:50-12:25-3:005:35-8:10. MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT (PG) Fri 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45; Sat 10:45-1:30-4:15-7:00-9:45.; Sun 10:45-1:30-4:15-7:00. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (R) Fri 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:20, 10:40; Sat 10: 30-1:00-3: 30-6:00-8:2010:40.; Sun 10:30-1:00-3:306:00-8:20. SAW VI (R) Fri 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:20, 9:50; Sat 9:45-12:05-2:254:45-7:20-9:50.; Sun 9:45-12:052:25-4:45-7:20. THE STEPFATHER (PG-13) Fri and Sat 2:55, 5:30, 8:00, 10:35; Sun 2:55-5:30-8:00. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (PG) Fri 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15; Sat 9:45-12:15-2:45-5:157:45-10:15.; Sun 9:45-12:15-2:455:15-7:45. ZOMBIELAND (R) Fri 12:20; Sat and Sun 9:55-12:20.

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Fri and Sat 9:45, 12:15; Sun 9:45. THE HANGOVER (R) 11:20, 4:50, 10:35 THE INFORMANT! (R) 1:55, 8:05 LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (R) 12:05, 2:35, 5:20, 8:20, 11:00 MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT (PG) Fri and Sat 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 4:15, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 7:45, 8:40, 9:40, 10:45, 11:20, 12:20; Sun 10:4511:30-12:15-1:30-2:15-3:00-4:155:00-6:00-7:00-7:45-8:40-9:4010:45-11:15. MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE (PG) Fri and Sat 1:00, 9:10, 11:50. IMAX; Sun 1:00-9:10. IMAX MOTHERH OOD (PG-13) Fri and Sat 10:40, 1:05, 3:20, 5:45.C SELECT; Sun 10:40-1:053:20-5:45-8:00-10:10.C SELECT PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (R) Fri and Sat 10:50, 12:20, 1:15, 2:30, 3:25, 4:45, 5:50, 7:30, 8:30, 9:55, 10:50, 12:05; Sun 10:5012:20-1:15-2:30-3:25-4:45-5:507:30-8:30-9:55-10:50. SAW VI (R) Fri and Sat 11:05, 12:30, 1:40, 2:45, 4:05, 5:35, 7:15,

800–315–4000 24 Patroit Place, Foxboro AMELIA (PG) Fri and Sat 12:55, 3:55, 6:40, 9:15, 11:55. RWC/DVS; Sun 12:55-3:55-6:40-9:15. RWC/DVS ASTRO BOY (PG) Fri and Sat 11:20, 1:45, 4:10, 6:35, 9:05, 11:20; Sun 11:20-1:45-4:10-6:35-9:05. B OO NDO CK SAIN TS I I: A LL SAINTS DAY (R) Fri and Sat 11:10, 1:25, 4:30, 7:25, 10:10, 12:40; Sun 11:10-1:25-4:30-7:25-10:10. CIR QUE D U FR EA K: TH E VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT (PG-13) 11:00, 1:50, 4:25, 7:15, 9:45 C LO U D Y WI TH A CH A N CE O F MEATBALLS 3D (PG) 11:15, 1:35, 4:00, 6:20. REAL D 3D COUPLES RETREAT (PG-13) Fri and Sat 12:30, 3:15, 6:30, 9:10, 12:00; 12:30-3:15-6:30-9:10. Lux Level; Sun 12:30-3:15-6:30-9:10. LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (R) 1:15, 3:45, 6:10, 9:00. Lux Level; Fri and Sat 1:15-3:45-6:10-9:0011:30.; Sun 1:15-3:45-6:10-9:00. MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT (PG) 12:00, 1:30, 2:30, 4:15, 5:00, 7:00, 7:40, 9:45, 10:20. Lux Level; Fri and Sat 12:00-1:302:30-4:15-5:00-7:00-7:40-9:4510:20-12:15-12:50.; Sun 12:001:30-2:30-4:15-5:00-7:00-7:409:45-10:20. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (R) Fri and Sat 11:45, 1:00, 2:15, 3:10, 4:45, 5:30, 7:10, 7:50, 9:30, 10:05, 11:40, 12:15; Sun 11:45-1:00-2:153:10-4:45-5:30-7:10-7:50-9:3010:05. SAW VI (R) Fri and Sat 11:35, 2:00, 4:50, 7:05, 9:20, 11:50, 12:15; Sun 11:35-2:00-4:50-7:059:20. THE STEPFATHER (PG-13) Fri and Sat 12:05, 2:35, 5:05, 7:30, 10:15, 12:35; Sun 12:052:35-5:05-7:30-10:15. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (PG) Fri and Sat 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:20, 10:00, 12:25; Sun 11:402:10-4:40-7:20-10:00. ZOMBIELAND (R) Fri and Sat 9:35, 11:45; Sun 9:35.

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Calista Flockhart on her tough season on ‘Brothers and Sisters’ No more time off for the actress Why her character is in ‘a frightening place to be’

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Aside from the odd film role, Calista Flockhart stepped out of the limelight after wrapping up “Ally McBeal” in 2002 to focus on raising her son, Liam. Then, three years ago, Liam started elementary school and Flockhart went back to work, joining the cast of another network drama, “Brothers and Sisters.” Though happily a part of the ensemble until now, Flockhart finds herself front and center once again as the new season of the ABC series focuses on her character Kitty’s battle with cancer. But the hardest part of her job? “It’s itchy,” she says, motioning to the wig on her head. “Have you ever worn a wig for a long period of time? I’m going to need Tylenol by the end of the week.” Not that she takes the duty of depicting such weighty subject matter lightly. “As an actress, it’s interesting to explore go-

“When it’s the right time for my family I think I’ll probably end up back in New York doing some plays.” FLOCKHART, ON HER NEXT STEP

ing through that, but it is a bit intimidating and challenging,” Flockhart admits. “I’ve done a lot of research and my life has sort of been all about cancer the last couple of months and it’s — you know, it’s a frightening place to be.” Depending on the fate of her character, Flockhart admits she could get comfortable in the Walker clan. “Who knows what the future will bring,” she says. “When this show is over ... we’ll see where my life goes. But I’m not planning on taking another break or doing anything like that.” NED EHRBAR

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Getting to the Potter gold Dumbledore’s phoenix, Harry’s wand, Hagrid’s hut, Marauder’s Map: Oh, my! New Harry exhibit at Museum of Science is downright magical

Some of the memorabilia on display

Can’t miss Fawkes The mutli-colored phoenix is Dumbledore’s bird. Plus it’s huge and an amazing sight to behold. Harry’s wand It was in Daniel Radcliffe’s hand. Isn’t that enough? Ew, gross, we’re not talking

about the one he exposed in “Equus.” Hagrid’s hut Even the tallest people feel tiny sitting in his set-to-scale chair. Marauder’s Map It’s every troublemaker’s dream and one of the most detailed and realistic (for being magical) props.

“Harry Potter: The Exhibition” is essentially a field trip to the sets of the six already released films. All of the costumes, brooms and wands on display were used by the movies’ stars, and although you may have seen them onscreen, the impressive details are worth viewing up close. Before you put on your robe and jump on your broomstick, you should probably think about whether you are one of the many diehard fans of the Harry Potter book series (i.e., you never cease to point out the films’ flaws or you simply refuse to see them). If so, this multimedia adventure into J.K. Rowling’s imaginative world might not be for you. If you really want the most out of your muggle money, take advantage of the interactive components.

Whether you’re sorted into your favorite house, pull a whiny mandrake from its pot, or even attempt to throw a quaffle, it’s easy to forget you’re not actually at Hogwarts. And in the end, if only to rub in the fact that the world of Harry Potter isn’t actually real, there is a huge gift shop complete with pretty much any magical object you could ever want — except, of course, that acceptance letter from Hogwarts that you’re still checking your mailbox for. ‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’ Through Feb. 21 Boston’s Museum of Science Science Park, Boston $5-$26, 617-723-2500 www.mos.org

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Plot points Singer-songwriter Maureen McGovern’s musical memoir is a wonderful trip down memory lane for Baby Boomers and those with an appreciation for the standards of her generation. The 90minute solo performance boasts a setlist that includes (among others) the songs of McCartney & Lennon, Carole King, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Pete Seeger, James Taylor and Stephen Sondheim.

‘A Long and Winding Road’ Through Nov. 15 BCA Wimberly Theatre $20-$60, 617-266-0800 Orange line to Back Bay www.huntingtontheatre.org

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Foul is fair with A.R.T.

The American Repertory Theater puts on a ‘Macbeth’ that will make you ‘Sleep No More’ Actors and audiences interact while roaming through a smelly old school building Experience is what you make of it STEPHEN DOBBIE AND LINDSAY NOLIN

“Sleep No More,” the American Repertory Theater’s latest import is a production you’ll not soon forget. Whether that’s a good thing or not is entirely up to you, as this brand of immersive, site-specific theater (think Ashfield’s Double Edge Theatre) requires audience members to create their own experience. British theater company Punchdrunk has transformed the Old Lincoln School in Brookline into a remarkably stagnant, oppressive edifice with four floors of dank, eerie rooms through which patrons are free to roam at their leisure while the “Macbeth” inspired characters walk amongst you. Whether it’s Macbeth and his lady embroiled in violent lovemaking, a bloodied Macbeth running through the halls screaming, or a roomful of

naked men in bathtubs, there’s plenty to challenge you. There’s also nauseating, repugnant smells, revolting textures, and the kind of creepiness the most highend haunted houses can only dream of creating. And in the end, when you return to the cabaret where you waited for your journey to begin, you can excitedly digest your experience or, like this reviewer, think it’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes” all over again.

With daggers in their smiles “Macbeth” meets Hitchcock in this multisensory production in which actors roam the halls of an abandoned school building, creating a nonverbal, nonlinear production through movement and dance. Though prior knowledge of “Macbeth” isn’t necessary, it may help if you intend to interpret the action as it unfolds. And if you’re in the way, watch out, Lady MacBeth’s not very ladylike. METRO/ND

‘Sleep No More’ Through Jan. 3 Old Lincoln School, Brookline MBTA: Green line to Brookline Village $25-$39, 617-547-8300 www.americanrepertorytheater.org

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Live this weekend Say Anything Friday, 8 p.m. House of Blues 36 Lansdowne St., Boston MBTA: Green Line to Kenmore $16-$20, 888-693-2583 www.houseofblues.com Emodom’s favorite bipolar, bile-spewing head case, Max Bemis, is doing pretty well these days, and the leadoff single from his new self-titled record finds him in a fairly good mood — at least for Max Bemis. Its chorus is, after all, “I hate everyone upon this cursed earth,” but it’s got a pretty happy melody, so we’ll call that progress.

Guster Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Orpheum Theatre 1 Hamilton Place, Boston MBTA: Green or Red Line to Park Street $33, 617-482-0106 www.livenation.com

music We thought Guster broke up! Guess not, ’cause here these Tufts guys are headlining the Orpheum! And actually, their ’90s college rock sound is so foreign to the dorm rooms that it’s refreshing. “Barrel of a Gun”— that song was great! And they’ll be playing that whole album in order tonight! Dig up that old hacky-sack and get down to Park Street already.

Drink up Buttercup Saturday, 8:30 p.m. P.A.’s Lounge 345 Somerville Ave., Somerville MBTA: Red Line to Porter $8-$11, 18+, 617-776-1557 www.paslounge.com An indie rock band from Philadelphia — it must be true what they say about it always being sunny in that city: This band is breezy and upbeat with lazy indie pop that’s good to chill out to. They’re also a tad freaked out in that too-stoned-to-remember-how-nervous-they-actually-are way. Good stuff. MATTHEW DINARO

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What a difference a quarter of a century makes ... or not: Metallica then, left, and now

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s hardest rockin’ inductees of the class of ’09 won’t fade to black Guitarist on his band’s expanding fan demographics

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With Metallica on the eve of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, guitarist Kirk Hammett says his band keeps fresh by staying in the present. “I’ve found that the longer we’re on tour, the better reception the new material gets,” he says. “It’s a matter of the fans getting to learn the songs and digging the material.” In conversation, the guitarist is a unique mixture of

“It’s really amazing to see that our demographic is actually expanding. To me, that says our music is standing the test of time, that it’s multi-generational.” HAMMETT

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kinda lame (but amusingly so, right? Actually, if these witches cast spells, we take it back. This will be great!). Watch a bunch of authentic witches celebrate, according to salemweb.com, the “sacred holiday of Samhain when the veil between the worlds is thin!” That sounds vaguely inappropriate to us, but hey, there’s a band called Dragon Ritual Drummers, and afterward it’s a big outdoor Halloween party. And it’s free!

Film ‘Trick ‘r Treat’ Friday, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 5:30 and 10 p.m. Brattle Theatre 40 Brattle St., Cambridge MBTA: Red Line to Harvard $10, 617-876-6837 www.brattlefilm.org

This lauded horror flick went straight to DVD last year, and this is its first proper screening in Boston. It’s one of those intermingling plotline movies, like “Magnolia” or “Crash,” except it’s full of ghouls and ghosts instead of annoying people from LA. It also has a great creepy scarecrow antagonist who hunts you down if you break the rules of Halloween.

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followed the kids around and turned it into this documentary, which is rumored to conclude with a daring underground escape from the palace where the King, so smitten with the charming Boston urchins, had decided by royal decree to keep them for his personal amusement. OK, so we’re the ones starting the rumor.

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Theater ‘Six Characters in Search of an Author’ Friday, 8 p.m. Greene Theater 10 Boylston Place, Boston MBTA: Green Line to Boylston $5, 617-824-8369 www.emerson.edu

The most popular work by Italian Luigi Pirandello, this unusual play concerns six strangers who claim to be fictional characters who show up at a theater and demand the director write them into a play. It’s all about the lines between fantasy and reality, what’s real and what isn’t — you know, like “The Matrix,” but good. Ooh, BURN, Wachowskis!

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Thursday, 6 p.m. Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library 700 Boylston St., Boston MBTA: Green Line to Copley Free, 617-778-2242 www.bostonchildrenschorus. org

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It’s a five-mile run around the Tufts campus to benefit a school in Rwanda called Agahozo Shalom Youth Village that provides a home, education and support system for orphans of the genocide. Proceeds also go to the Medford Family Network and the Welcome Project. Unfortunately, Don Cheadle will not be there, but we can’t have everything, right?

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The Helmand, Dorchester “Do you ever have those nights where you just want dessert and wine? Like, a lot of each? This is the place for it!” MOLLY S.

The Comedy Studio, Harvard Square, Cambridge “The Comedy Studio makes for one of the best nights out in Harvard Square. For a very reasonable fee ($8 and $10) you’ll be able to see a diverse lineup of upand-coming stand-up acts.” TRACEY G.

Museum of Bad Art, Davis Square, Somerville “This place is charming and the commentary and interpretations placed by each art piece are hilarious. I even bought the book of “Masterworks.” SAMANTHA L.

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Formaggio Kitchen, Huron Village, Cambridge “This place is not just a store, or even a gourmet foods store, a fromagerie, a butcher, a bakery, a flower shop, a gift store, or a produce shop. It is all of these things, and an experience.” SARAH C. – Yelp.com is a Web site that connects people with great local businesses in their neighborhood — everything from bars, restaurants, and spas to dog groomers, mechanics, even dentists!

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ELLIOTT KALAN LETTERS@METRO.US

FRIGHTENING PROPOSITION Halloween has been an American tradition ever since 1775, when Benjamin Franklin invented the “sexy cat” costume.

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hough lately corrupted by commercialism and — in America’s unique paradoxical way of ruining things — socialist notions about the redistribution of candy, it was once an essential way for us to scare ourselves into a sense of safety. Halloween helped us not to fear economic collapse or nuclear annihilation — because we were far more likely to be eaten by goblins. Unfortunately, we now face the risk of a completely un-scary Halloween. In addition to the proliferation of costumes based on Star Wars, hippies and sexy things other than cats, this once-diverse holiday is being overrun by hordes of vampires and zombies — which in the current pop-culture climate aren’t actually frightening in the least.

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’ll address vampires first. Sure, they were scary back when their creepy accents meant they were foreigners, and therefore security threats. But let’s be honest: Modern vampires are just good-looking teens with bad teeth and unorthodox beverage tastes. I get zombies, too. They’re a potent metaphor for consumerism, racism and everything else people do in groups. But you know what’s not scary? Metaphors. Yes, there’s something horrifying about brain-eating corpses. But once Hollywood got hold of them, zombies became nothing more than human-shaped bears — dangerous up close, but basically adorable. Luckily, there are literally thousands of scary monsters available to us, and not just the standard wolfmen, gillmen, Frankenmen and Al Frankenmen. Mythology’s packed with cyclopses, basilisks and medusas. Kids can go as Elmo, who is terrifyingly irritating. You might expect me to suggest dressing as Glenn Beck, since he’s really scary, but let’s not be cute, OK? Halloween deserves better than that. – Elliott Kalan is an Emmy-winning writer for “The Daily Show.” Metro does not endorse the opinions of the author, or any opinions expressed on its pages. Opposing viewpoints are welcome. Please send 400-word submissions to letters@metro.us.

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Welcome bye week for Pats Team still has responsibilities, even though it won’t be on the field Sunday Time to prepare for upcoming games Rest of East in action

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Central Michigan at BC, 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU, WEEI) Breakdown: Don’t expect the Eagles (5-3) to have any problems with the MAC’s Chippewas (7-1). Who wins: BC. CM is just the thing after a tough loss to rival Notre Dame.

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Sunday, Nov. 15 at Indianapolis (6-0)

The Pats have two unbeatens left on the schedule, but this is the first — and the one that means a lot more. New England owns the all-time series against the Colts (44-28), but it’s no secret Indy has had the upper hand lately. Team Peyton has beaten Brady’s Bunch in four of the last five meetings. That stands in stark contrast to the sixgame winning streak the Pats posted from Sept. 30, 2001, to Jan. 16, 2005. Peyton Manning The Colts have has 1,880 passing yards won 15 straight regular-season games.

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UMass at Maine, 3:30 p.m. (CSN) Breakdown: No. 19 UMass (4-3) has had an up-anddown campaign. Still, Maine (3-4) will be hardpressed to compete. Who wins: UMass. And they should pray for a stunning NU upset of UNH.

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No, the Jaguars are not the Colts or Saints. But there’s a pretty good chance this game will carry some important playoff implications. The Jaguars will most likely be fighting it out with teams like the New York Jets, San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals for an AFC wild card spot. And by the second-tolast week of the season, there’s a pretty good chance the Pats will be playing to clinch a division title, if not homefield advantage through some of the postseason.

Monday, Nov. 30 at New Orleans (6-0)

Northeastern at UNH, noon (1550 AM) Breakdown: NU (1-6) is finally in the win column. Problem is, UNH (6-1) is a very solid team. The Wildcats are No. 8 in FCS. Who wins: UNH. They need to win to stay ahead of UMass in the CAA North.

Dartmouth at Harvard, noon (1120 AM) Breakdown: Harvard (4-2) needs to win to stay atop the Ivy League. Lucky for them, Dartmouth (1-5) is far from great. Who wins: Harvard.

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No. 1 Florida vs. Georgia, 3:30 p.m. (CBS) Breakdown: Sadly overlooked in the “great rivalries” discussion, the annual UF-UGA game in Jacksonville, Fla., is about as big as it gets in the SEC. But Florida (7-0) could make it a laugher this year against down Georgia (4-3). Who wins: Florida. But it won’t be as lopsided as the records indicate.

TV highlight No. 4 USC at No. 10 Oregon 8 p.m., ABC


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SARAH GREEN

SOX AND SENSIBILITY: A BALANCED LOOK AT BASEBALL

IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN BOSTON While the rational, Euclidean side of my brain has been looking forward to this World Series to see what happens when two stacked lineups collide, the emotional side of my brain has been less than enthused. It has no skin in this game. It is unsatisfied. It is bored.

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confessed these feelings of apathy to a fellow Sox fan, who replied with some horror that he secretly wanted the Yankees to win, as it would give him a sense that order had been restored. Perhaps, but isn’t that a bit like saying the world would be more stable if only the Soviet Union would rise again? (At what price, my good man? At what price?) And in fact, to carry the metaphor into murkier waters, this World Series reminds me of nothing so much as the news last month that Somali pirates had attacked a North Korean ship. I didn’t know which side to root for then, either. Feeling like I ought to be able to summon more anti-Yankee animus, I ordered my rational brain to get the emotional brain on board. I decided to list all the Quoted things the Boston nine had in common with the Phillies: “Neither 1. Both fanbases know what [Boston nor it’s like to put their faith in Pedro’s rotator cuff. Philly] can 2. Both teams have great properly second basemen. pronounce the 3. Both cities were hurt by word ‘water.’” those obnoxious Southwest ads; you know, the ones that SARAH GREEN compared Philadelphia to “a baby New York.” 4. Which reminds me: Both cities hate New York. 5. J.D. Drew is not getting free drinks in either city. 6. Curt Schilling flapped his gums in both places. 7. The Phillies are the losingest franchise of all time, and the Red Sox were, at least for the better part of a century, the chokingest. 8. Neither city can properly pronounce “water.” 9. Both teams have big green mascots. 10. Both the Sox and the Phillies like the color red. And yet, faced with this impressive list of commonalities between Massholes and citizens of the City of Brotherly Shove, my emotional brain just shrugged. And then I remembered the advice I’d gotten about that Somali pirates/North Korea thing. I’d put the quandary to a friend, and, staring at my list, his Zen-like wisdom floated back to me. “Why are girls always trying to take sides?” he said. “Don’t you think it’d be more fun if you just sat back with a frosty drink and watched them whack each other?” Neither side of my brain could argue with that. – Sarah Green also writes for UmpBump.com. She can be reached at sarah@umpbump.com. Metro does not endorse the opinions of the author, or any opinions expressed on its pages. Opposing viewpoints are welcome. Please send 400-word submissions to letters@metro.us.

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Burnett, Yankees top Pedro, Phils in Game 2 Philadelphia’s Cliff Lee was great in Game 1 of the World Series. On Thursday, New York’s A.J. Burnett just about matched him. The much-maligned righty threw seven innings of one-run ball to lead the Yankees to a 3-1 win in Game 2, sending the Series back to Philadelphia tied at one game apiece. Game 3 is 7:57 p.m. Saturday (FOX). The Phillies took a 1-0 lead in the second inning Thursday, but Mark Teixeira tied it up with a fourth-inning homer. Hideki Matsui went deep in the sixth for the Bronx Bombers.

What could Cuban star do for the Red Sox? Cuban pitcher Aroldis Chapman met with the Red Sox this week, according to published reports Thursday. While it doesn’t necessarily mean the talented and much-desired starting pitcher is coming to Boston, it does raise interesting questions about the future of the Sox’ rotation. Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz are around for the long haul, and Josh Beckett is signed through 2010. If he leaves and Tim Wakefield retires after next year, the still-raw Chapman could potentially pitch in 2011. METRO

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Speed, in mph, the 21year-old Chapman threw a fastball during the World Baseball Classic. The left-hander is 6-foot-4 and 180 pounds.

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Top plays What decided Game 2: Chase Utley grounded into a double play with two men on to end the top of the eighth inning. Jorge Posada greeted Chan Ho Park with an RBI single to give the Yankees insurance in the seventh.

Wednesday night’s Game 1 of the World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees garnered an 11.9 fast national rating and a 19 share, the most viewers since 2004. METRO

A.J. Burnett gave up four hits and one run in seven innings.


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In Hub, B’s, C’s — and the UFC?

Legislation sanctioning MMA close to approval on Beacon Hill Would bring famed promotion to Mass. UFC PHOTO

The path is just about clear for the UFC to come to Massachusetts after mixed martial arts legislation jumped another Beacon Hill hurdle this week. The state House of Representatives voted 144-10 Wednesday to sanction the sport. All that’s left is to reconcile specific provisions of that bill with the slightly different one already passed by the Senate. The sports is not illegal in the state, but the UFC — the biggest and most visible promotion in the country — only competes in states where MMA is under the auspices of a government commission. Promoter Joe Cavallero, whose World Championship Fighting brand holds shows in Wilming-

Boston’s John Howard, left, could fight here soon.

ton, said he would welcome a UFC event in Boston, which could happen as soon as 2010. “They’ll bring a huge base of people that are casual MMA fans, and they’ll become rabid MMA fans,”

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