Friday, September 17, 2010

Slaine sounds off in fall 2010 LGB magazine

Loaded Gun Boston, an online destination focusing on the latest crop of made-in-Boston films, launched its Fall 2010 magazine showcasing the behind-the-scenes buzz surrounding Hollywood East as well as the people, places and products featured.

Think of it as a star maps for made-in-Massachusetts movie buffs. In this issue, Boston's Slaine sounds off about his role in "The Town," LGB goes on location with Jackson Rathbone on the Wayland set of "Girlfriend" and there are travel-inspiration guides and photos for "The Town," "The Social Network," "What's Your Number?" and "Zookeeper."

Here's an excerpt of the profile by writer Christopher Treacy on Slaine from "The Town" in the Fall 2010 edition of Loaded Gun Boston magazine:

Not all musicians make good actors. But some seem to cross between the two mediums with ease. Is there some special formula for being able to gracefully make the switch?

There’s no single right answer to the question--some creative people are more versatile than others. But according to Boston’s own Slaine, an Irish-American hip-hop MC born 33 years ago as George Carroll Jr., it’s got something to do with feeling beholden to both an audience and the character you’re portraying.

“I consider myself a writer and storyteller first and foremost, and a performer as well,” he says during a recent chat with Loaded Gun Boston. “That’s pretty much what I know and am passionate about, so anything that crosses those lines is something I’m going to be interested in pursuing. It gives me a great sense of pride to be a storyteller through acting and music. I am a voice for the voiceless in some ways, and that’s a responsibility I hold very close to my heart.”

Slaine is shaping up to be that rare individual who can leap between music and film without alienating portions of his fan base. Best known in musical circles as a member of the ongoing hip-hop collectives La Coka Nostra and Special Teamz, he landed a generous part in the new Ben Affleck blockbuster, "The Town," which opens nationwide on Friday, Sept. 17. This is his second film, the first having been Affleck’s "Gone Baby Gone" in 2007.

Many of the movie locations from "The Town" are featured in Loaded Gun Boston's new star maps guide for made-in-Boston movie buffs.

Preview a copy of the fall 2010 issue of Loaded Gun Boston magazine or purchase the guide for $7.50 here. Also, there's a 25% discount on the guide until Sept. 30.
Boston Movie Locations :: Fall 2010

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Loaded Gun Boston launched its Fall 2010 magazine featuring a travel-inspiration guide and photos from the sets of several made-in-Boston films including "The Town," "The Social Network" and "Zookeeper."

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Photos from 'The Town' premiere at Fenway Park

Cambridge homeboy Ben Affleck and the entire cast from the made-in-Boston flick "The Town" unveiled the locally shot movie to the masses at Fenway Park on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Co-stars Blake Lively, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall, Jeremy Renner and Chris Cooper walked the red carpet at the screening. The movie, which is featured in Loaded Gun Boston's fall 2010 magazine available later this week, is hitting theaters on Friday, Sept. 17.

Affleck, playing Boston's most wanted bank robber, is both directing and starring in the film following a bizarre love triangle involving a crook, a bankteller and a FBI agent. The movie is an adaptation of the blue-collar heist novel "Prince of Thieves" by Chuck Hogan.

"The Town" also stars Hamm, known as Don Draper from "Mad Men," as a FBI agent who becomes smitten with a female bank employee, played by "Frost/Nixon" and "Vicky Cristina" Barcelona actress Hall.

Lively, known as Serena van der Woodsen from "Gossip Girl," is co-starring as Affleck's troubled ex-girlfriend Krista. Renner, who won over critics with his role in the Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker," stars as Lively's brother and Affleck's partner in crime

Many of the movie locations from "The Town" are featured in Loaded Gun Boston's new star maps guide for made-in-Boston movie buffs.--Photos by Ryan Miner, Beantown Photo

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Hub's 'Locked In' premieres at Boston Film Fest

"Locked In," the flick formerly known as "Valediction" starring Ben Barnes, Eliza Dushku, Sarah Roemer and Johnny Whitworth, is making its world premiere at the Boston Film Festival's opening night festivities on Friday, Sept. 17 at the event's new venue, the Stuart Street Playhouse in Boston's Theatre District.

Watertown-bred Dushku, along with co-star Sarah Roemer, is slotted to attend the festival which boasts six world premieres and 24 films for a one-week run from Friday, Sept. 17 until Thursday, Sept. 23.

“The 2010 program includes an inspiring, diverse lineup of films, documentaries and shorts by an outstanding group of filmmakers," says Robin Dawson, the Boston Film Festival's director. "The festival provides Boston audiences with a rare opportunity to participate in question and answer sessions with actors and directors who discuss their creative choices.”

Aaron Eckhart, Todd Stashwick, Joelle Carter, Leslie Bibb, Ed Burns, Kyle Gallner, Wade Williams, Stephanie Lemelin, Sam Rockwell and Ryan Merriman are confirmed to attend the festival in addition to Dushku and Roemer.

Once again, the festival will dedicate a night to films shot in the New England region as part of a special “Boston Night” celebration of film. The world premiere of “The Last Harbor,” which was filmed in Rockport, Mass., stars Wade Williams, Stephanie Lemelin, and was directed by Paul Epstein. In sleepy Salem Harbor, seasoned former Boston PD Cop Ian Martin must overcome his old drinking habits to solve a crime which brings him closer to home than he would like; whilst rebuilding a fractured and nearly lost relationship with his estranged daughter.

The world premiere of the documentary, “Please Remove Your Shoes,” by local filmmaker Rob DelGaudio, is about the U.S. government’s broken promise to keep our airlines secure and the personal stories of a few people who know the truth including congressmen, air marshalls, and aviation security employees.

Click here for the lowdown and here to purchase tickets to the "Locked In" premiere.

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