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  Boston Movie Scene A-buzz
Posted by: Kerri on Jun 19th, 2009 2 Comments »

It should come as no surprise that lately the Greater Boston area has seen more and more celebrities about town.  Sitting in Starbucks, going to dinner, catching a Red Sox game.

But why has everyone been flocking to the Hub?  Movies.  In recent years, more and more movies have been filming in or around the Boston area, and Hollywood’s obsession with Boston has become far more serious.  Can you blame them?  If you’re from Boston, you know how incredible it is.

And it’s hard not to get excited seeing a local spot on the big screen that you just so happen to frequent.

Next up on the docket, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are considering a trip to Boston in September to start filming Witchita, a movie about a single woman who meets a man and subsequently falls in love with him before finding out he’s a secret agent.

The exact location of the shoot is unconfirmed, but you shouldn’t be surprised to see Tom Cruise traipsing around Boston from September to November for this movie.

Another Hollywood hotshot seen enjoying the Boston scene is Cambridge native Eliza Dushku.  If you’ve been following her on Twitter, you know she’s recently been to a Red Sox game and been jogging along the Charles. Currently, she’s been working with Joss Whedon on Dollhouse, and has a short list of movies that are in pre-production that are scheduled to release anywhere from the end of this year to the beginning of 2010.

For those Boston natives, and tourists alike, there are a few websites to check out that give limited (but good) information on upcoming movies that will be filming in and around the Hub.  Check out Boston Movie Tours and Loaded Gun Boston to see who will be where, and for how long.




  Buffy the Vampire Slayer Remake
Posted by: Christine on May 26th, 2009 1 Comment »

buffy-slayer-movie-posterAccording to Empire Online, the rights-holders to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer property would like to bring it to the big screen again. Her story needs a reboot, they say, but for some reason they don’t think involving Joss Whedon is necessary.

While I’d love to see a revival of the Buffy franchise, the whole “leaving Whedon out” thing is worrisome. After all, most of my generation never even saw the original Buffy movie until after we had been watching the TV series for several seasons. To us, Whedon’s Buffy IS the original Buffy.

More news should surface on this eventually, or (hopefully) it will fade out as the bad idea that was never meant to be.




  NPH in Web Musical Written by Joss Whedon
Posted by: Christine on Mar 20th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Neil Patrick Harris in CabaretGood news for Neil Patrick Harris fans, and Joss Whedon fans – Whedon has written a web musical titled Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, starring NPH as Doctor Horrible.

Fans of How I Met Your Mother might know that NPH can sing thanks to the cast’s appearance on The Megan Mullally Show (see the video on YouTube).

Broadway fans might have had a chance to catch him in Cabaret (pictured at left), Tick, Tick…BOOM!, Proof. In short, the boy can sing.

Fans of Whedon know he can pull together a musical after seeing the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode titled “Once More With Feeling.” This should be an interesting endeavor all-around. Plus, Firefly and Serenity star Nathan Fillion will also be in the web musical.

For more details, check out the whole story on TV Squad.

Side note: I had a chance to catch Harris in his Cabaret role and he was fantastic. My theater-major friends agreed.




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