Reviews

Disney’s Aladdin

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Aladdin, adapted from the Academy Award®-winning animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical.    Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy, and timeless romance.    This new production features…

Ant-Man and The Wasp

Film review by Steve Duffy – In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a super hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank…

Born for This

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Born for This will take you to church! Detroit teenagers BeBe and Cece Winans experience the ultimate in culture shock when they leave the comfort and safety of their already-famous family to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Praise The Lord Network in Pineville, North Carolina. The televangelist couple…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Film review by Steve Duffy – It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and…

Dirty Dancing

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – We all know the story. Now is your chance to watch it come to live on the stage! It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she…

Mame

Theatre review by Steve Duffy- Based on Patrick Dennis’ novel “Auntie Mame,” MAME tells the story Mame Dennis, a true American original—a sensational, inspirational freethinker who refuses to live by the rigid rules of 1920s society. She’s irreverent, irrepressible, and irresistible. And when she takes on the rearing of her 10-year-old orphaned nephew Patrick, she…

American Animals

Film review by Steve Duffy – The unbelievable but true story of four young men who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary, they formulate a daring plan for the perfect robbery, only to discover that the plan…

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Film review by Steve Duffy – Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future…

Deadpool 2

Film review by Steve Duffy – Deadpool 2 Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool joins forces with three mutants — Bedlam, Shatterstar and Domino — to protect a boy from the all-powerful Cable. Will they succeed? Reynolds is the only reason to see this sequel. He is still on fire as Deadpool. His dialogue, sarcasm, and wit is…

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…