13 Wicked Good Boston Movies

Thanks to Movie Fone, we’re able to present you with a breakdown of the top 13 Boston movies of all time.

Cover of "The Friends of Eddie Coyle"

Cover of The Friends of Eddie Coyle

As Gabrielle Dunn wrote:

There’s a big difference between a movie simply set in Boston and a truly genuine “Boston movie.

Beantown natives and film buffs can easily spot a movie with enough Boston flair to color every aspect of the film. Some examples include the crime thriller ‘The Departed’ or the crime thriller ‘The Boondock Saints’ or the crime thriller ‘Mystery Street’ or … you get the idea.

That means that movies set in Boston, like this year’s ‘The Social Network’ or the Harvard comedy ‘Legally Blonde,’ don’t count here. (Sadly, the author’s personal favorite — the unintentionally campy ‘Southie: Toughest Neighborhood in America’ — had to be cut, too.)

With that said, on to the list!

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Most Popular Actors/Actresses From Boston

Using IMDB.com’s highly scientific STARmeter, we can determine once and for all who the most popular actors and actresses from the Boston area are.

What is the STARmeter, you ask?

According to IMDB, it is a “proprietary algorithm” that takes “into account several measures of popularity for people, titles and companies. The primary measure is who and what people are looking at on IMDb.”

In other words, it basically measures the stars people search for.

Mark Wahlberg

Cover of Mark Wahlberg

Of all the actors/actresses born in and around Boston, the most popular are.

1. Taylor Schilling

2. Mark Wahlberg

3. Chris Evans

4. Matt Damon

5. Uma Thurman

6. Edward Norton

7. Eliza Dushku

8. Ben Foster

9. James Spader

10. G. Hannelius

Check out the full list on IMDB.com.

 

 

 

 

Best of Boston: Food

The Boston Globe recently released its picks for the 53 best places in Boston to get your grub on and purchase your provisions.

Here are a few:

The old Globe headquarters on Washington Stree...

The old Globe headquarters on Washington Street (part of the Boston Advertiser s building can be seen just to the right). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Bogie’s Place

This crimson-walled Downtown Crossing steakhouse in the back of jm Curley is a swanky lair for dedicated eaters who crave strong drinks and serious meat. Couples should get the new prix fixe “Casa Blanca” for two: a wedge salad, a 20-ounce bone-in rib eye with a side, and dessert — a steal at $58. Try the bone marrow with jalapeno chimichurri and Texas toast. Logically, cocktail flights are named for Humphrey Bogart films.

25 Temple Place, Boston, 617-338-5333, bogiesplace.com

Barcelona Wine Bar

One of the hottest additions to Brookline’s Washington Square area, this restaurant, which also has locations in Washington D.C., Georgia, and Connecticut, is hopping virtually every night of the week. Barcelona offers an adventurous spin on tapas served by a friendly, informed wait staff. With a big bar and a long list of Spanish wines and sherries, it’s great for an after-activity drink, too.

1700 Beacon Street, Brookline, 617-264-8900, barcelonawinebar.com

Ribelle

Expectations were high for the first solo venture from Tim Maslow, the young chef who turned his father’s Watertown sandwich shop, Strip-T’s, into a dining destination. Ribelle in Brookline doesn’t disappoint. The cooks turn out rigatoni with octopus, fennel, and smoked tomato, ricotta gnudi with green crab veloute, aged duck breast with cranberry, and more. Inventive and inspired, it doesn’t taste like any other restaurant in town.

1665 Beacon Street, Brookline, 617-232-2322, ribellebkline.com

 
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