Reviews

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Hedwig is a “slip of a girly boy” born in East Berlin, who then moves to West Berlin after meeting an American soldier, Luther. He moves to America and meets teen Tommy Speck, transforming him into a rock star who casts Hedwig aside until they meet again years later. …

Baywatch

Film review by Steve Duffy – Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson), the gung-ho leader of the elite Baywatch lifeguard squad, clashes with new recruit Matt Brody (Zac Efron), a disgraced Olympic swimmer brought in as the new face of the organization. However, when a dead body is recovered from a yacht fire, the two must put…

Everything, Everything

Film review by Steve Duffy – Based on the young adult novel of the same name, Everything, Everything tells the story of a teenage girl (Amandla Stenberg) unable to leave her home because she has an immunodeficiency that makes her allergic to almost everything. However, her life changes for the better when she begins to communicate…

Annie

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns to Boston and the timing couldn’t be any better, because the only sun we will be getting is from Annie and her theme song. As Annie, Angelina Carballo has an amazing and strong voice. She belted out every song she sang.  I…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Film review by Steve Duffy – Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s…

The Circle

Film review by Steve Duffy – Mae Holland (Emma Watson) seizes the opportunity of a lifetime when she lands a job with the world’s most powerful technology and social media company. Encouraged by the company’s founder (Tom Hanks), Mae joins a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and personal freedom. Her participation…

Disneynature’s Born In China

Film review by Steve Duffy – Disneynature’s Born in China follows the stories of three animal families. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And…

Reviews: RENT’s 20th Anniversary Tour / The King and I

Two Theatre reviews this week by Steve Duffy – RENT 20th Anniversary Tour A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of…

The Illusionists

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – The Illusionists, a touring magical extravaganza that premiered in Australia, now making its way around the states after a stint on Broadway, offers a night of unbelievable magic and awe. The show boastsw seven stars, each a master in their own field, from The Inventor to a Daredevil.  Emcee…

Alter Boyz

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Altar Boyz is a foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy band on the last night of their national ‘Raise the Praise’ tour. The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan, and Abraham. With their tight harmonies, tight pants, and spectacular choreography,…