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A Christmas Carol

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – The holiday season has officially begun with NSMT’s 27th annual production of A Christmas Carol! Based on the Charles Dickens classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is an original adaptation by former NSMT Artistic Director Jon Kimbell and members of the NSMT staff, following Ebenezer Scrooge through a series of strange…

Elf the Musical

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Fans of this holiday favorite will know what to expect, a high-octane and sugary story about Buddy the Elf.  Erik Gratton is perfect as the Christmas loving elf. He is an over-the-top bundle of energy. Santa, played boringly by Cheer’s George Wendt, establishes the story of how Buddy came…

The Color Purple

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – The Tony-Award winning revival and John Doyle’s musical adaption of Alice Walker’s best-selling novel “The Color Purple” is a must-see! We all know the powerful tale of Alice Walker’s prize-winning novel or the 1985 movie. The story focuses on Celie and her life in rural South.  Adrianna Hicks beautifully…

Justice League

Film review by Steve Duffy – The good news is Justice League is watchable! Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit…

Film Review: Murder on the Orient Express

Film review by Steve Duffy – “My name is Hercule Poirot, and I am probably the greatest detective in the world,” Branagh announces as the story begins. The introduction of his crime solving methods was a great set-up to what should have been a great film. The plot turns when one of the main characters…

Film Review: Suburbicon

Film review by Steve Duffy – Is Suburbicon the perfect place to live as told in the kitschy opening scene? For George Clooney’s sixth directorial project, he takes us back to 1959 where Dad works 9-5 and Mom is the perfect stay-at-home wife. Suburbicon is unused Coen brother’s black comedy that Clooney and his writing…

Fun Home

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Fun Home is the 2015 Tony Award winner for best musical and a pure joy to watch. The story is adapted from Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel, which is a look into her very personal childhood dealing with her coming to terms with her sexual identity and her repressed gay…

Blade Runner 2049

Film review by Steve Duffy – Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former…

Evita

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita’s early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death. Briana…

Stronger

Film review by Steve Duffy – Stronger is based on the memoir by Jeff Bauman and Brett Witter. Some may say it is it too soon to see another movie about the Boston Marathon bombings. No one wants to relive the horrible events that forever changed our city, but also made us stronger. What I…