Reviews

The Lion King

The Lion King Theatre Review by Steve Duffy – Its been 22 years since “The Lion King” made its Broadway debut and the show is still as magical as ever.  Based on the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride…

Hustlers

Film review by Steve Duffy – Hustlers is based on Jessica Pressler 2015 article “The Hustlers at Scores” The story centers around a group of strippers in New York City, led by an ambitious single mother, as they lie, steal, and hustle dozens of wealthy men when the sex industry bottoms out during the late-2000’s…

Angel Has Fallen

Film review by Steve Duffy – Angel Has Fallen When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own…

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW Film review by Steve Duffy – The dumbest and most fun movie you will see all summer! Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), a loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Jason Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in…

The Lion King

Film review by Steve Duffy – As for the recent Disney remakes, The Lion King is the best one yet. Disney’s “The Lion King,” directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not…

Tea at Five

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Tea at Five Don’t miss this legendary actress in an unforgettable performance! Academy Award winner Faye Dunaway portrays Katharine Hepburn in the Pre-Broadway Premiere of the acclaimed play Tea at Five! Ensconced in her Fenwick home, a now retired Hepburn reflects on her turbulent childhood, her unlikely rise to…

Rocketman

Rocketman Film Review by Steve Duffy – Rocketman has Oscar written all over it! ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to…

Aladdin

Film review by Steve Duffy – Aladdin A street rat frees a genie from a lamp, granting all of his wishes and transforming himself into a charming prince in order to marry a beautiful princess. But soon, an evil sorcerer becomes hell-bent on securing the lamp for his own sinister purposes. I know it is…

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…