Reviews

Film Review – November Man

Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy – Based on the Bill Granger best seller “There Are No Spies,” the film tells the story of former CIA agent Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) who is called back into the service for one last job. Peter finds himself pitted against his younger protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey) while…

“Everything’s Coming Up Roses” at the Stoneham Theatre

Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy – Rita McKenzie brings her long-running one-woman show to the Stoneham Theatre. McKenzie’s tribute to the “Queen of Broadway”, Ethel Merman, is a nostalgic and biographical journey that is told in songs from many of her Broadway roles. As interesting as her personal life was, the show is ultimately…

Film review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy – The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have withstood the test of time, but this movie version may be the end of that. First introduced in 1984 as a self-published comic book, these four warrior turtles, all named after Renaissance artists, are back trying to recapture their former popularity. The…

Film Review – Guardians of the Galaxy

Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy – Opens in theatres today. Not since the 2012 release of “The Avengers” has any group of superheroes been so great. Based on their lesser known comics (first introduced in 1969), Marvel continues their streak of summer blockbusters with “Guardians of the Galaxy.” It was pretty risky of them…

Review – The Little Mermaid at North Shore Music Theatre

Review by Steve Duffy –     The North Shore Music Theatre presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid, the stage adaptation of the classic Disney animated film.   Ariel (Adrienne Eller), a mer-princess defies her father, King Triton (Mark Campbell) falls in love and pursues the handsome Prince Eric (Bruce Landry), on land. To do so,…

FIlm Review – Jersey Boys

Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –     Clint Eastwood (first musical as director) brings the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys to the big screen. Based on the Broadway smash-hit, Jersey Boys chronicles the rise of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. John Lloyd Young (the Tony–winner who originated Frankie Valli on Broadway) plays golden-voiced…

Film Review – 22 Jump Street

Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy – The movie opens with “Previously on”, recapping the events of its predecessor and we then see undercover officers Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) getting their orders to go to college. Like in 21 Jump Street, the two are investigating a deadly drug, this one is named…

Film review – Neighbors

Opens tomorrow, May 9 2014 Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –     Neighbors just may be this year’s Bridesmaid. It is filled with laughs, stupid gags, and raunchy debauchery.   Mac Radner (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner ( Rose Byrne) play a young married couple who just had their first baby and bought…

Film review – Pandas: The Journey Home

Opens at the Museum of Science tonight Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –     The Museum of Science presents the New England premiere of Pandas: The Journey Home, a film presented by National Geographic Entertainment at the Mugar Omni Theatre.   The film captures the beautiful story of the elusive and gentle creatures…

Film review: The Railway Man

The Railway Man opens in theaters tonight Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy Based on Eric Lomax’s bestselling autobiography, The Railway Man tells the haunting story of his extraordinary and powerful tale as a tormented prisoner of war. The story recalls the experiences of former Army officer Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British train spotter,…