April 10, 2008
My friend spotted Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson in Mr. Tux on Milk Street yesterday from about 1-6pm. The two ladies are busy making the movie Bride Wars.
Apparently it took them about five hours to film a segment only a few minutes long. Man. Tough life.
Oh, she also said Anne is way too skinny for her own good. And apparently she’s pretty short.
In other news, Leonardo DiCaprio has also been hanging around our city lately. Boston is the quite hot spot for movie filming now, guys. Watch out. We’re going to be the new LA.
April 8, 2008
What do you do with a couple thousand leftover cell phones, a creative mind and a lot of free time?
I don’t know… make art?
Rob Pettit used 5000 phones to create large, sculptural pieces for the SMFA’s Fifth Year Exhibition Opening Reception. Five thousand. Visualize every undergrad student from Emerson and Simmons at a party. Now imagine them all losing their cell phones.
Friends, family and a couple generous companies donated the phones for his sculptures. And aside from being really, really cool– Rob wants his work to be a bit of a social commentary on consumerism and perhaps how wasteful Americans can be. Imagine that.
Robb is showcasing his unique cell phone creations this Thursday, April 10 at SMFA’s Grossman Gallery and Anderson Auditorium from 5pm – 8pm. His other works will include drawings, sculptures, a sound piece, a light piece, two wall drawings/sculptures and a whole lot of other art stuff that I don’t understand and could never attempt to create myself.
Long story short, I suggest you check it out. Also, if you need a new phone, I bet Rob might be a good person to know.
March 29, 2008
I just saw the movie 21 at the Fenway theater. It’s pretty good. But the coolest part, I must say, were all the crazy Boston scenes throughout the film. Especially if you’re a Boston University student. No one else in the world will realize how BU is an impostor MIT throughout the entire movie. Funny stuff.
Scenes from BU:
1) Opening scene is the lovely Charles. You can see Warren Towers, etc.
2) The main character, Ben, has his math class in Photonics.
3) He studies in the Mugar basement.
4) The 21 team practices in a classroom on the first floor of CAS near the offices.
5) He plays basketball in the Fitrec’s big gymnasium below the indoor track.
6) They hang out in the CAS foyer in front of Tsai auditorium.
7) He lives in Towers in a single. Not fair.
8) He attends an awards ceremony in the fancy SMG auditorium.
9) Fancy alumni event is at BU Castle
Any that I missed? I didn’t go to MIT, so I didn’t recognize those scenes as well. The only segments filmed there were the outside of buildings anyhow. However, he does ride his bike over the Mass. Ave. Bridge and he takes the red line a lot.
Pretty cool. I suggest you check it out.
March 18, 2008
Hope everyone had a great St. Paddy’s Day! Here’s a nice video recap.
March 16, 2008
I’m so pumped. My boys are STILL on the show. Suspicions are going around that it’s LilMama’s ties to Boston that have kept SQ from getting kicked off. Apparently her choreographer is from Boston? Who knows.
Their dance last Thursday was super cute.
Blatant Dunkin product placement, anyone? Hometown hero # 2?
March 5, 2008
Mr. Bobby McFerrin was at the Berklee Performance Center tonight.
Bobby gave a talk on musical improvisation, held a Q&A and gave the audience a few tips to improve their own skills. He even sang a few songs too, including his own rendition of “Blackbird” by the Beatles.
What I want to know is how he managed to write the catchiest song of all time. Anyone have an answer to that?
Anyhow, there you go. Another cool event that I missed. And apparently Governer Deval Patrick was there too. Interesting.
February 27, 2008
A little birdy told me that Sony Pictures (or perhaps their promotion team?) is giving out free tickets to see a “sneak preview” screening of the movie 21 to those groups who helped accommodate the company during its filming in Boston.
The screening will happen tomorrow at noon at the Regal Fenway. Keep your eyes pealed for tickets. This would be a cool thing to go to. Only annoying thing is that it takes place right smack in the middle of the day.
Photo Credit: Lauren Herberg/Daily Free Press
Here is Kevin Spacey on Boston’s very own Bay State Road. Hi, Kevin!
Don’t feel bad if you can’t make your way into the show. The film’s release date is Marsh 28, and there will be an official premier a week or so before that. That’s probably when I’ll be going. Woot.