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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,…

Power Rangers

Film review by Steve Duffy –  Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the…

Beauty and the Beast

Film review by Steve Duffy –   “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is at the Boston Opera House through March 19, 2017. Theatre Review by Steve Duffy – Based on the 2003 novel by British writer Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident tells the story of fifteen-year-old Christopher. He is exceptionally intelligent, but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.  When …

Logan

Film review by Steve Duffy – It’s 2029. Mutants are gone–or very nearly so. An isolated, despondent Logan (Hugh Jackman) is drinking his days away in a hideout on a remote stretch of the Mexican border, picking up petty cash as a driver for hire. His companions in exile are the outcast Caliban (Stephen Merchant)…

The Great Wall

Film review by Steve Duffy – “The Great Wall” is not a great movie. I had great expectations for it because it was directed by Zhang Yimou, whose amazing filmography includes some of the most globally acclaimed features to come out of China. Matt Damon portrays William Garin, an ace archer with a really bad…