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The Lion King

The Lion King Theatre Review by Steve Duffy – Its been 22 years since “The Lion King” made its Broadway debut and the show is still as magical as ever.  Based on the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride…

Angel Has Fallen

Film review by Steve Duffy – Angel Has Fallen When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own…

The Lion King

Film review by Steve Duffy – As for the recent Disney remakes, The Lion King is the best one yet. Disney’s “The Lion King,” directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not…

Disneynature’s Penguins

Disneynature’s Penguins Film review by Steve Duffy – Disneynature’s all-new feature film Penguins is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for…

A Bronx Tale

A Bronx Tale Theatre review by Steve Duffy – A Bronx Tale is a reasonably enjoyable musical that tells the tale of an Italian-American boy, whose loyalties become divided between his family and a crime boss. This streetwise musical takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught…

Greta

Film review by Steve Duffy –  A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a…

When Angels Fall

When Angels Fall Theatre review by Steve Duffy – A riveting tale of flightless angels surviving in the wake of a global collapse, When Angels Fall brings French creator and director Raphaëlle Boitel’s spellbinding visual storytelling (no words are uttered throughout) to the stage. Blending circus, dance, and cinema, When Angels Fall is a dystopia…

School of Rock – The Musical

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – School of Rock Based on the 2003 hit film, SCHOOL OF ROCK –THE MUSICAL is a hilarious new musical that follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he…

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Film review by Steve Duffy – The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part This fantastic sequel reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer…

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams…