"And that's a real Boston thing, beating people with baseball bats. I grew up in Boston and I had a baseball bat in my car and I wish I could say that was the first time I had used it the way I use it in the film."
--Newton native Eli Roth, promoting his role in 's new WWII film "Inglourious Basterds," says his bat-wielding character engaged in a violent revenge plot in Nazi-occupied France feels oddly comfortable.
"Today is the best day of my life."
--North Shore teen Sophia Goetz, who strategically set up a lemonade stand on the corner of Harbor Avenue and Harvard Street in Marblehead next to the set of "Grown Ups," says her close encounter with Adam Sandler on Tuesday, Aug. 18 made her day.
"That experience was just pinch yourself crazy. I was acting this far away from Leo DiCaprio, and Marty Scorsese was coming up and directing, between takes. It totally was a pinch me moment. I can't wait to see it."
--Former child star Jackie Earle Haley spills on his role as Ashecliffe inmate George Noyce in the made-in-Massachusetts flick "Shutter Island," slotted to hit theaters on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.
“Think of all the colleges and universities who pump out all these kids in television and [they] go to Hollywood and New York to start out. We have given them a reason to stay in state.’’
--Tug Yourgrau, co-founder of the Somerville-based TV production company Powderhouse Productions, says Massachusetts is becoming viable as a place to launch a film career.
"You only see him when it's time for his scenes. Other than that, no one has any idea where he is. He just goes missing."
--A source tells E! Online that Christian Bale, currently playing former crack addict Dickie Eklund in the made-in-Lowell flick "The Fighter," has a penchant of going AWOL between takes.