Reviews

Alice Through the Looking Glass

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Film Review by Steve Duffy:  Alice Through the Looking Glass Set a few years after Wonderland, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) has been following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a difficult decision that may determine what she’s going to do during the rest of her…

Riverdance: 20 Years

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Theatre review by Steve Duffy – For being 20 years old, Riverdance is still filled to the brim with energy and extraordinary technical virtuosity. The outstanding principles, Maggie Darlington, Lauren Smyth, Chloey Turner, Stephen Brennan, James Greenan, and Jason O’Neill are graceful, powerful, stylish masters of dance that clickety-clack without missing a step the entire…

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War”

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Film review by Steve Duffy – Civil War is a sequel to both Captain America: The Winter Solider and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Steve Rogers / Captain America (Chris Evans) leads the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral…

Mother’s Day

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Film review by Steve Duffy – As Mother’s Day draws close, a group of seemingly unconnected people come to terms with the relationships they have with their mothers. Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) is a divorced mother of two boys whose ex-husband (Timothy Olyphant) has recently remarried a younger woman named Tina (Shay Mitchell). Miranda (Julia Roberts),…

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

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Review by Steve Duffy – Freya the Ice Queen (Emily Blunt) brings her sister, Ravenna (Charlize Theron) back to life, and the powerful evil siblings plan to conquer the Enchanted Forest. Only the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and his secret lover, Sara (Jessica Chastain) can stop them in this sequel continuing the inventive twist on the…

The Wizard of Oz

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Review by Steve Duffy – The Wizard of Oz musical is based on the 1939 film, with a book adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams. There are some new songs and additional music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and additional lyrics by Tim Rice. Dorothy is played by Sarah Lasko. She owned her performance…

The Boss

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Review by Steve Duffy – Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy), a self-help titan, is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges broke, she is ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, but not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget. With no place to go, she…

The Sound of Music

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4/1/16 – Theatre review by Steve Duffy – The hills are alive with the Sound of Music at the Boston Opera House. This new touring production is being directed by Jack O’Brien and it is a great production that will remind you why you fell in love with the show in the first place. Newcomer…

The Realish Housewives of Boston: A Parody

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Theatre review by Steve Duffy – I was not sure what to expect as I have never watched an episode of any of the Real Housewives, but this show is the brainchild of comedians Kate James and Tim Sniffen, who draw their inspiration from Bravo’s popular series “Real Housewives.” The stage is the talk-show set…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Review by Steve Duffy – As a huge Superman fan, I was not going to let my expectations for this film get too high and I am glad I didn’t, although it is a much better film then Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Following the events after Man of Steel, Gotham City-based vigilante Batman (Ben…