Reviews

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Review by Steve Duffy –   Mike (Jesse Eisenberg), is an unmotivated mini-mart clerk and the local town pothead. He is content living the small-town life in Liman, West Virginia with his girlfriend, Phoebe (Kristen Stewart). As Mike and Phoebe get ready to fly to Hawaii (where he wants to propose), he has a panic…

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

Review by Steve Duffy –     Strut on over to the Boston Opera House to see Broadway’s smash Kinky Boots!     Based on the 2005 film and inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots follows Charlie Price (Steven Booth), an aspiring young businessman who is forced to give up his dreams of living…

Ricki and the Flash

Julie (Mamie Gummer) and Ricki (Meryl Streep) in TriStar Pictures' RICKI AND THE FLASH.

Review by Steve Duffy – Ricki Rendazzo (Meryl Streep), who ditched her family to pursue her dream of being a rock star, is enjoying her life as the struggling guitarist/singer of her band “Ricki and the Flash”. At least until her ex-husband Pete (Kevin Kline) calls her hoping she will return home to help their…

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION by Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions

Review by Steve Duffy –   The opening sequence is awesome! Hidden in a field is Benji (Simon Pegg, the films comic relief), who is trying to hijack the controls of a military cargo plane while Luther (Ving Rhames) concurrently tries to hack a Russian satellite. Cue the Mission Impossible theme song: Ethan Hunt (Tom…

Southpaw

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Review by Steve Duffy – This gritty and emotional melodrama focuses on the life of undefeated light heavyweight champion Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) as he tries to rise from the ashes of some tragic life events. Billy emerged from a life of foster homes and jail, to living a life of luxury with his wife…

Ted 2

Ted 2

Review by Steve Duffy –     Just because Seth MacFarlane’s TED was the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time doesn’t mean it deserves a sequel. Ted 2 begins with Ted (Seth MacFarlane) and his grocery store co-worker Tami-Lynn McCafferty (Jessica Barth) tying the knot as his recently divorced “Thunder Buddy” John (Mark Wahlberg) stands…

Inside Out

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Review by Steve Duffy – Pixar’s 15th film is going to delight the masses for a long time to come. This comedy-adventure brings us into the mind of Riley (Kaitlyn Dias), an 11-year girl, who is upset that her parents (Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan) have decided to move the family from Minnesota to San…

Jurassic World

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Review by Steve Duffy – Jurassic Park opened 22 years ago and invited moviegoers into a world full of genetically engineered dinosaurs and the people who create them. Unfortunately, the fourth entry in the dino-franchise maybe bigger and better, but follows the same formula as the 1993 film. Jurassic World is now a luxury themed…

Spy

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Review by Steve Duffy – Full disclosure, I have never been a fan of Melissa McCarthy’s films until now. Director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) again collaborates with Melissa McCarthy for Spy, a laugh-out-loud Bond-like action-comedy spoof that is so entertaining I hope there is a sequel. Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming intelligence…

San Andreas

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Review by Steve Duffy – Ray Gaines (Dwayne Johnson), a rescue chopper pilot, is having a really bad day – his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) serves him with divorce papers and announces she and their daughter (Alexandra Daddario) are moving in with her new boyfriend (Loan Gruffudd). Oh, and to make matter worse a major…