Reviews

Get Hard

Get Hard

Review by Steve Duffy –   This raunchy comedy stars Will Ferrell as a wealthy hedge fund manager named James King. When he is sentenced to prison for fraud and embezzlement, he enlists a car wash attendant named Darnell (Kevin Hart) to help him prepare for life behind bars. Both Farrell and Hart are extremely…

The Gunman

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   Is Sean Penn the new “old guy” action hero?       It has been a few years since we last saw Penn taking on the lead role in a film. Penn portrays Jim Terrier, an international operative who is trying to leave his past behind him…

Cinderella

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Review by Lynn Resident Steve Duffy –       Kenneth Branagh brings the iconic tale of Cinderella to life in this whimsical and colorful retelling of Disney’s original 1950’s tale. Lily James plays Ella, the orphaned daughter of (Hayley Atwell) and (Ben Chaplin). After her father passes away, she is left in the care…

Unfinished Business

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy – A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including…

McFarland, USA

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   McFarland, USA is another Kevin Costner feel-good and inspirational sports film that is based on a true story set in the late 80’s. Costner portrays Jim White, a white coach who leads a team of rag-tag Latino runners to beat the odds and compete in a cross-country…

Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   Kingsman: The Secret Service is based on the comic series by Mark Millar and David Gibbons. This super-spy satire has the styling of James Bond only with more super gadgets – which you will love. Dapper agent Harry Hart, aka Galahad, (Colin Firth) recruits Eggsy (newcomer Taron…

Jupiter Ascending

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy – “Jupiter Ascending” is a sci-fi saga that tells the story of Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), an undocumented alien, with signs predicting she was destined for great things. Her dreams take her to the stars and beyond, but she wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning…

Black or White

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy – This family dramedy tell the story of Elliot Anderson (Kevin Costner), a grandfather, who has to fight for custody of his biracial granddaughter, Eloise (Jilliam Estell), against the girl’s father (Andre Holland) and grandmother (Octavia Spencer). Rowena hires her slick lawyer brother, Jeremiah (Anthony Mackie), to help her…

American Sniper

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   “American Sniper” is based on Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle’s autobiography, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. Kyle is a Texas cowboy who enlists after the 1998 bombings of American embassies. He finds his true calling in the Navy and…

Selma

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   What makes “Selma” such a great film, besides the fact that it is the first major motion picture that focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King, is that Ava DuVernay, the director, portrays him as the man he was and does not sugarcoat this specific part of his…