Reviews

Life of the Party

Film review by Steve Duffy – Life of the Party When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken…

The Sound of Music

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – The Boch Center Wang is alive with the ‘Sound of Music!’ Based on the real-life story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, “The Sound of Music” which inspired the 1965 classic, probably the most widely recognizable movie of all-time. Jill-Christine Wiley is endearing as Maria, the troublemaking Postulant, but…

Avengers: Infinity War

Film review by Steve Duffy – It’s spoiler-free review, so continue to read. Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation…

On Your Feet!

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – On Your Feet! On Your Feet! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage,  and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Although the show is based on the Estefan’s rise to fame, the only reason to see the…

Rampage

Film review by Steve Duffy – Based on the 1980’s video game, Rampage nowhere near bears any resemblance to it. Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic…

Ready Player One

Film review by Steve Duffy – Ready Player One is based on the 2011 bestseller of the same name that became a cultural phenomenon. In the year 2045, people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own…

Pacific Rim Uprising

Film review by Steve Duffy – Set ten years after the first film, John Boyega stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.”  Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld.  But…

The Humans

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Stephen Karam’s The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside…

Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time

Film review by Steve Duffy – Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who is desperate to fit in. As the daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), but she has yet to realize…

Waitress

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance…