Reviews

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…

Disneynature’s Penguins

Disneynature’s Penguins Film review by Steve Duffy – Disneynature’s all-new feature film Penguins is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for…

Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus Review by Steve Duffy – With next week being school vacation, this is the perfect time to run away and join the circus. The Big Apple Circus tent is set up at the North Shore Mall and ready to give you and your family a few hours of exciting entertainment. Stephanie Monseu…

A Bronx Tale

A Bronx Tale Theatre review by Steve Duffy – A Bronx Tale is a reasonably enjoyable musical that tells the tale of an Italian-American boy, whose loyalties become divided between his family and a crime boss. This streetwise musical takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught…

DUMBO

DUMBO Film review by Steve Duffy – Did you ever see an elephant fly? From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished, and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier…