Reviews

Pitch Perfect 2

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Review by Steve Duffy – It’s been three years since the Bellas of Barden University won their first national title. As we all know, the high-notes of life hardly last. After a costume malfunction by Fat Amy during a Presidential performance, the darlings of the a capella world are banned from competing. In hopes of…

Hot Pursuit

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Review by Steve Duffy – The simple storyline has Reese Witherspoon portraying an incompetent San Antonio policewoman who has been removed from the street and reassigned to the evidence room because of a mishap that involves a taser. She is given a second chance at redemption when she is assigned to protect and escort the…

Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Review by Steve Duffy – The wait is over! The most anticipated sequel from 2012’s blockbuster The Avengers is here. The film opens with the mighty Avengers: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) in mid-battle trying to…

Monkey Kingdom

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Review by Steve Duffy –   Just in time for Earth Day, Disney releases its eighth Disneynature documentary “Monkey Kingdom.”     Filmed in the beautiful jungle of Sri Lanka and narrated by Tina Fey, Monkey Kingdom focuses on a Macaque Monkey named Maya and her baby, Kip and the how they both struggle living…

Danny Collins

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In Dan Fogelman’s directorial debut, Danny Collins, (loosely based on a true story that happened to British singer-songwriter Steve Tilston), tells the story of Danny Collins (Al Pacino), an aging rock star who receives a birthday gift (a framed letter to him from John Lennon) from his agent and best friend, Frank Grubman (Chistopher Plummer).…

Museum of the Moving Image

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Steve Duffy recently took a trip to NYC – I love movies. Any time that I have the opportunity to experience anything movie related, I jump on the chance. On a recent visit to New York City, I explored the Museum of the Moving Image, a treasure trove of artifacts of television and movie history.…

Get Hard

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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…