Reviews

McFarland, USA

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   McFarland, USA is another Kevin Costner feel-good and inspirational sports film that is based on a true story set in the late 80’s. Costner portrays Jim White, a white coach who leads a team of rag-tag Latino runners to beat the odds and compete in a cross-country…

Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   Kingsman: The Secret Service is based on the comic series by Mark Millar and David Gibbons. This super-spy satire has the styling of James Bond only with more super gadgets – which you will love. Dapper agent Harry Hart, aka Galahad, (Colin Firth) recruits Eggsy (newcomer Taron…

Jupiter Ascending

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy – “Jupiter Ascending” is a sci-fi saga that tells the story of Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), an undocumented alien, with signs predicting she was destined for great things. Her dreams take her to the stars and beyond, but she wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning…

Black or White

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy – This family dramedy tell the story of Elliot Anderson (Kevin Costner), a grandfather, who has to fight for custody of his biracial granddaughter, Eloise (Jilliam Estell), against the girl’s father (Andre Holland) and grandmother (Octavia Spencer). Rowena hires her slick lawyer brother, Jeremiah (Anthony Mackie), to help her…

American Sniper

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   “American Sniper” is based on Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle’s autobiography, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. Kyle is a Texas cowboy who enlists after the 1998 bombings of American embassies. He finds his true calling in the Navy and…

Selma

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   What makes “Selma” such a great film, besides the fact that it is the first major motion picture that focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King, is that Ava DuVernay, the director, portrays him as the man he was and does not sugarcoat this specific part of his…

Into the Woods – Movie

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   Into The Woods is an adaptation of the beloved and dark 1987 musical from Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. The story follows a few iconic fairy tale characters whose worlds collide in an enchanted woods, all hoping to find their happily ever after. Cinderella (Kendrick) dreams of…

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: The Musical

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –     This Christmassy stage adaptation is based on the classic film, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, which starred Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.   Stepping into the dancing shoes of Crosby and Kaye are James Clow (Bob Wallace) and Jeremy Benton (Phil Davis), two war veterans who bring…

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a holiday classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER than to watch him and his friends come to life on the stage. Based on the classic 1964 television special, the stage show closely follows the (verbatim) the North Pole adventures…

Review – Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

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Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   There is no better way to kick-off the holiday season then with Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” As a Boston holiday staple for many families, it is the perfect show to start revisiting or creating new holiday memories.   The first act begins at the Stahlbaums’ home, where…