Reviews

The Meg

The Meg Film review by Steve Duffy – This is not Jaws! Based on the best-selling novel MEG by Steve Alten, The MEG, comes at the height of our beach day excursions. A deep-sea submersible–part of an international undersea observation program–has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies…

Mission Impossible – Fallout

Film review by Steve Duffy – The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill,…

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Movie review by Steve Duffy – If you like Abba, then you will love “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. It’s been 10 years, since Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) found her dads, and now in this musical prequel / sequel, she is reopening her mom’s (Streep) hotel on the beautiful fictional Greek island of Kalokairi. Adding…

Disney’s Aladdin

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Aladdin, adapted from the Academy Award®-winning animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical.    Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy, and timeless romance.    This new production features…

Ant-Man and The Wasp

Film review by Steve Duffy – In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a super hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank…

Born for This

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Born for This will take you to church! Detroit teenagers BeBe and Cece Winans experience the ultimate in culture shock when they leave the comfort and safety of their already-famous family to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Praise The Lord Network in Pineville, North Carolina. The televangelist couple…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Film review by Steve Duffy – It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and…

Dirty Dancing

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – We all know the story. Now is your chance to watch it come to live on the stage! It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she…

Mame

Theatre review by Steve Duffy- Based on Patrick Dennis’ novel “Auntie Mame,” MAME tells the story Mame Dennis, a true American original—a sensational, inspirational freethinker who refuses to live by the rigid rules of 1920s society. She’s irreverent, irrepressible, and irresistible. And when she takes on the rearing of her 10-year-old orphaned nephew Patrick, she…

American Animals

Film review by Steve Duffy – The unbelievable but true story of four young men who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary, they formulate a daring plan for the perfect robbery, only to discover that the plan…