Entertainment

By - 5/22/14 - 9:01 am
Faux NYPD cruiser in Copley Square

There's an odd sight in Copley Square this morning: A film crew shooting something involving a supposed NYPD cruiser.

No, has nothing to do with "Black Mass." Stefani Vieira, who took the photo, reports it's a German film crew making their own movie in which Boston stands in for the more-expensive-to-shoot-in New York.

She says they're also using the BPL as a stand-in... Read more

By - 5/21/14 - 7:06 pm

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By - 5/21/14 - 1:16 pm

We were starting to grow worried, what with that bar in Cambridge being remade as the convicted murdering thug's headquarters and all. Southie Spots reports "Black Mass" will actually be filming in the area of E Street and W. 5 Street next Wednesday and on Silver Street between Dorchester Street and F Street on Thursday.

By - 5/20/14 - 11:17 am

Do Not Enter Sign altered

By - 5/19/14 - 7:07 pm

Wicked Gay Blog expresses frustration with the trend of women celebrating impending nuptials to show up at bars that normally cater to gay men - even in Provincetown during Bear Week:

Jacques, which is a Boston drag institution and gay bar is now nothing more than a playground for bachelorette parties, often hosting 3 and 4 parties in a single evening. When I go

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By - 5/17/14 - 9:59 am

Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers take a spin around Boston in 1972.

Via Todd Prussman.

By - 5/17/14 - 9:32 am

How many episodes do you think this TBS series about a Charlestown barbershop will last before it's canceled? But at least it answers the question of what happened to Norm from Cheers after he realized he had a drinking problem and joined AA.

Via Matt Perkins.

By - 5/12/14 - 7:21 am
Boston Common buskers

Myron Freeman took in an impromptu concert on the Common the other day.

Copyright Myron Freeman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/8/14 - 10:55 pm
Keytar Bear at the Middle East

Keytar Bear showed up at his benefit at the Middle East tonight. Mary Anne Rodis reports:

Keytar Bear is making the entire place sing! He's baaaaaack.

She adds that Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung attended with a proclamation making May 8 Keytar Bear and Abby Taylor day in Cambridge; Taylor being the organizer of the benefit.... Read more

By - 5/2/14 - 10:29 am

Abigail Taylor, who organized a fundraiser for the broken-nosed busker bear, reports the May 8 benefit has been moved to the Middle East on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge.

The 18+ show, featuring Freezepop, starts at 7. Admission is $10.

By - 4/30/14 - 3:22 pm

Chris Rich photographed the filming of establishing shots for an ABC Family series in Inman Square today, even as it rained.

Copyright Chris Rich. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 4/29/14 - 7:16 pm

A peeved citizen complains:

Bike attached to street sign was removed due to filming location on Charles St. Completely unacceptable for someone's property and only mode of transportation to be taken when there was absolutely ZERO signs warning bicyclists that their bikes would be towed. Very disappointed that the city is bowing to stupid film scouts demands that directly impede citizens daily life.

... Read more

By - 4/29/14 - 10:34 am
No more Swan Boats after the zombies arrive

Joystick Chik has written a zombie walking tour of Boston to go with The Last of Us, a 2013 video game about two people fighting their way though a post-apocalyptic landscape, including Boston.

H/t Jared May.... Read more

By - 4/27/14 - 7:34 pm

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By - 4/24/14 - 12:04 pm

Cambridge Day reports the city has given the movie house permission to screen films until 2:30 a.m., Fridays through Sundays; owners cite later T service hours for the potential new market.

By - 4/23/14 - 4:18 pm

Boston is the second funniest city in the US! Way to go!

http://www.fastcocreate.com/3029482/infographic-these-are-the-funniest-a...

By - 4/23/14 - 9:59 am

I know, get out! NorthEndWaterfront.com reports ABC Family plans to film along Hanover Street starting next week for "establishing shots" for "Chasing Life," a series about "April, an ambitious young journalist" struggling to make her way in the world when she gets diagnosed with cancer.

Eleana Gudema reports she got a similar notice at her apartment on Charles Street.... Read more

By - 4/14/14 - 8:22 am
Trying out for Deep Mass.

Eileen Murphy marveled at this dapper would-be don at the auditions for the movie version of Black Mass at the old Bayside Expo Center yesterday.

She adds: "You know it's a Southie movie when a Hollywood hopeful brings a space saver to the casting call for Black Mass!"

By - 4/13/14 - 5:37 pm
Line at Bayside Expo Center

Paul Nutting Jr. spied the line of people at the old Bayside Expo Center hoping for an extra's role in the Johnny Depp biopic about everybody's favorite murdering psychopathic mobster.

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