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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…

The Phantom of the Opera

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – My fascination with “The Phantom of the Opera” began back in 1997 when I saw it for the first time. The Phantom of the Opera made its world premiere in London’s West End in 1986, where it still plays today. Lloyd Webber’s musical thriller has been running on Broadway…

IT

Film review by Steve Duffy – “IT” is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an…

Young Frankenstein

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Halloween comes a little early to the North Shore Music Theatre…. Young Frankenstein is a monster of a hit musical based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy film masterpiece. This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the legend of Frankenstein is the story of the bright young doctor Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) who travels…

Finding Neverland

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning…… Based on the Academy Award®-winning film of the same name, this breathtaking show follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the writer – and the man – he yearns to be. Barrie finds the inspiration…

Atomic Blonde

Film review by Steve Duffy – Atomic Blonde is based on Antony Johnston’s graphic novel, The Coldest City. A high-stakes, global, action-thriller, it takes place in the city of Berlin, on the eve of the Wall’s collapse and the shifting of superpower alliances. Charlize Theron portrays Lorraine Broughton, a top-level spy for MI6, who is…

Despicable Me 3

Film review by Steve Duffy – Gru, now an agent for the Anti-Villain League (AVL), manages to foil supervillain Balthazar Bratt’s robbery of the world’s most expensive diamond, but is unable to capture him. Bratt was a former child actor who portrayed a young supervillain in a popular television series before the show was cancelled…