Reviews

A Dog’s Journey

Film review by Steve Duffy – This sequel to the 2017, A Dog’s Purpose, which is based on a book by W. Bruce Cameron, is a sentimental dog treat.  Bailey (voiced again by Josh Gad) is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his “boy,” Ethan (Dennis Quaid) and Ethan’s wife Hannah (Marg…

Long Shot

Long Shot Film review by Steve Duffy – Who would have thought that Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron would make the perfect pair? Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and…

Disneynature’s Penguins

Disneynature’s Penguins Film review by Steve Duffy – Disneynature’s all-new feature film Penguins is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for…

Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus Review by Steve Duffy – With next week being school vacation, this is the perfect time to run away and join the circus. The Big Apple Circus tent is set up at the North Shore Mall and ready to give you and your family a few hours of exciting entertainment. Stephanie Monseu…

A Bronx Tale

A Bronx Tale Theatre review by Steve Duffy – A Bronx Tale is a reasonably enjoyable musical that tells the tale of an Italian-American boy, whose loyalties become divided between his family and a crime boss. This streetwise musical takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught…

DUMBO

DUMBO Film review by Steve Duffy – Did you ever see an elephant fly? From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished, and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier…

Greta

Film review by Steve Duffy –  A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a…

When Angels Fall

When Angels Fall Theatre review by Steve Duffy – A riveting tale of flightless angels surviving in the wake of a global collapse, When Angels Fall brings French creator and director Raphaëlle Boitel’s spellbinding visual storytelling (no words are uttered throughout) to the stage. Blending circus, dance, and cinema, When Angels Fall is a dystopia…

School of Rock – The Musical

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – School of Rock Based on the 2003 hit film, SCHOOL OF ROCK –THE MUSICAL is a hilarious new musical that follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he…

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Film review by Steve Duffy – The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part This fantastic sequel reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer…