Reviews

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…

Hello, My Name Is Doris

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Film: Hello, My Name is Doris Review by Steve Duffy – When Doris Miller (Sally Field) meets John Fremont (Max Greenfield), her company’s hip new art director, sparks fly-at least for Doris. In the cluttered house she shared with her late mother, Doris mines the Internet for information on her one-and-only, guided by the 13-year-old…

Zootopia

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Review by Steve Duffy – The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together-a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you…

Eddie the Eagle

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Review by Steve Duffy – Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by…