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  1. Wildo7

    Wildo7 Totally Full of It

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    Here are mine, in this order:


    Gone Baby Gone
    You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
    Good Will Hunting
    Boondock Saints
    A Civil Action
     
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    Can't argue with those but Blown Away and The Departed would be on my list.
     
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    Mogamedogz In the Starting Line-Up

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    Gone Baby Gone?? You cant be serious?? :confused:

    The Departed?? Mystic River??
     
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    gomezcat Grumpy Englishman. Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    The Departed is a good film, but I thought that the original Infernal Affairs was better. Big fan of Mystic River; excellent adaptation of the book.
     
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    The Departed was great, and the accents that the actors had were wicked pissah.

    Great outdoor scene shots too.

    There have been many good pictures shot in Boston.

    I cant remember the name but one with Sean Penn was good.

    And there was another that wasn't a real biggie called "Blue Hill Avenue"

    A couple about the Brinks Robbery was good, too. With Peter Falk.

    And don't forget the old movie with Tony Curtis (I think) "The Boston Strangler"
     
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    1.) Ghostbusters
    2.) The Land Before Time
    3.) Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
    4.) The Muppets Take Manhattan
    5.) Jurassic Park
     
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    dalero PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Was that the Prudential Building the blasted the StayPUffMan off off??
     
  8. Wildo7

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    Have you seen it? It's the most authentic Boston movie out there and it blows Mystic River out of the water (same author).
     
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    otis p. driftwood Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Heard from a couple of friends it sucked, so I didn't watch it. Got it from netflix for them to see.
    I still liked The Departed.

    I always want my environment to be a product of me.
     
  10. Wildo7

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    Yeah I just left the Departed off because I figured everyone would have it on there.

    I can't believe your friends said it sucked, it's a phenomenal movie.

    93 PERCENT!!

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/gone_baby_gone/
     
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    Jurassic Park was a Boston Movie????

    Oh yeah wait. I remember now.

    I ran into a couple of those dinosaurs going into The Boston Garden one time. :eek:
     
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    Mike the Brit Minuteman Target PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Here are three oldies from the days when movies didn't come from Netflix:

    The Last Hurrah -- John Ford, Spencer Tracy as Mayor "Skeffington" (= Curley) in his last election contest. Wonderful acting and story-telling about the ultimate old-style "pol".

    The Late George Apley -- Joseph Mankiewicz, Ronald Colman. The other side of Boston -- life in Beacon Hill. Who says America doesn't have a class system?

    The Friends of Eddie Coyle -- Peter Yates, Robert Mitchum. Mitchum as small-time loser crook. Not much plot -- but then Mitchum doesn't need one.

    Then there's Love Story, of course (and don't tell me Cambridge isn't part of Boston). And no love for Fever Pitch? Me neither!
     
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    AStack75 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Off-topic, but Kevin James (King of Queens) is filming a movie at the Burlington Mall right now. Well at least he was last week. I didn't realize they were filming a movie and I see a big Santa's Village in the middle of the mall. I was like....WTF?!?!? Isn't it April!?!?!? Then I saw the signs that it was for a movie. I actually got to see them shoot a scene with Kevin James at the Sony Style store in the mall.

    My Top 5....
    1.The Departed
    2.Field of Dreams (shot a scene at Fenway)
    3.Good Will Hunting
    Can't think of any others worth mentioning.
     
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    If I remember that movie...there was a scene at a Dedham strip mall on route 1 opposite where Lechmere was.
     
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    I saw that movie long ago -- way before I knew Boston (not that I know it well now!) -- but it seemed very atmospheric to me then.
     
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    Absolutely COULD NOT STAND 'Gone Baby Gone' a horrible movie.

    Anything with the cretins from Cambridge in it, e.g. 'Good Will Hunting' sucks.

    And who'd waste their time watching a class action lawyer flick like 'A Civil Action', especially with John Revolta in it?

    Didn't see the other two.

    What about the Steve McQueen theft caper filmed around here?

    And 'Next Stop Wonderland' a chick flick.
     
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    Michael Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    There isn't a single Boston based film that I ever really liked. I was pumped to see The Departed. I like previous work by Scorsese (Goodfellas I've watched countless times), Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin. It was set in Boston it had to be great. But, although entertained as I watched it in the theater I knew I'd never watch it again.
     
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    The Thomas Crown Affair?
    Monement Ave, anyone?
     
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    holy crap, really?

    can you elaborate? everyone i know loves it.
     

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