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Interview: Chris Pine and Casey Affleck Talk About ‘The Finest Hours’

Disney’s The Finest Hours follows the story of Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) and his rescue team sailing out in the middle of one of the most dangerous storms that has ever hit the East Coast of Cape Cod to rescue Ray Sybert’s (Casey Affleck) crew on a sinking oil tanker. Emertainment Monthly got the chance to partake in a conference call with The Finest Hours‘ stars Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. Continue reading

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Lawrence getting $330K for ‘Live By Night’ filming

By Jill Harmacinski Eagle Tribune January 31, 2016 LAWRENCE — Hollywood star Ben Affleck and his production crew have long packed up and left the Immigrant City. But the final payment for the city, for allowing and cooperating with the … Continue reading

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‘The Finest Hours’ Review: Chris Pine & Casey Affleck Deftly Navigate True Coast Guard Tale

If Disney’s new action adventure film The Finest Hours reminds you of a certain George Clooney movie from about 15 years ago called The Perfect Storm, you wouldn’t be wrong. There are similarities as both are Massachusettes-set movies following a group of ordinary men in survival mode on the high seas as a huge Nor’easter hits. But apart from the spectacular effects of lots of giant crashing waves on a comparatively tiny boat, The Finest Hours has more on its mind as it tells the true and heroic story of one of the most incredible Coast Guard rescues in history. Continue reading

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Sundance Sensation ‘Manchester By The Sea’ Near $10M Amazon Deal

Deadline Hollywood January 25, 2016 UPDATE Amazon has acquired domestic rights for Manchester By The Sea, a deal Deadline exclusively revealed. EXCLUSIVE: Amazon is closing a $10 million deal for domestic rights to Manchester By The Sea, the Kenneth Lonergan-directed … Continue reading

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Screening of ‘The Finest Hours’ will honor Station Menemsha crew

Martha’s Vineyard coasties, active and retired, will be special guests at a showing of the newly released film that depicts a famed rescue. Continue reading

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Dean College lecture series announces ‘Finest Hours’ team as guest speakers

Dean College will host the producer and the author of “The Finest Hours” for the Dean College Leadership Institute Leadership In Action Lecture Series at 4 p.m. March 3 Continue reading

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Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2016: Top 10 Big Cities

In our continuing mission to make the lives of independent moviemakers even better, we take time each year to spotlight the most promising and fertile places in the country to put down roots. We scour the nation, poll film commissions, trawl through data, and interview moviemakers in hundreds of localities. Continue reading

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Oscar nominees with Boston-area ties

By Globe Staff Boston Globe January 14, 2015 The Oscar nominations were announced Thursday morning, and among them are a few films with Boston-area ties. ‘Spotlight’ The film about the Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church … Continue reading

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New England offers unique ways to enjoy films new and old

Consider these twists on your “average movie run” to make this peak film season all the more special. Continue reading

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‘The Finest Hours’: 20 Things to Know about the Coast Guard’s Greatest Small Boat Rescue

The crew of the CG36500 that went out to rescue the stranded men aboard the SS Pendleton in the middle of a vicious nor’easter may be humble and have zero interest in boasting about their accomplishment, but on January 29th, we’re going to celebrate their bravery on the big screen in Craig Gillespie’s adaptation of the Casey Sherman book, The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue.
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Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall feel each other out in first Tumbledown trailer

By Will Robinson Entertainment Weekly January 7, 2016 The big-city type isn’t usually cut out for rural life. But Andrew will endure it in Tumbledown in order to secure permission from Hannah to write about her late husband, a folk … Continue reading

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‘Finest Hours’ Co-Author Talks Movie Adaptation, New England Storytelling

Casey Sherman, co-author of the 2009 best-seller “The Finest Hours,” spent a lot of time on-set while his book was being made into a Disney film. But the author (and former WBZ-TV producer) said the best moment was being there when one of the original heroes depicted in the film visit the set for the first time, and watching him take it all in.
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America at its blooming best

America at its blooming best: Massachusetts boasts star-studded filming locations but the gardens are the east coast state’s real attraction. Continue reading

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Boston Movies Throughout the Years

The Boston Globe’s Ty Burr takes a look at movies in Boston through the years.
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Ben Affleck brings Hub back to its roots

Boston is getting a throwback makeover courtesy of Ben Affleck and the “Live By Night” crew Continue reading

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Sneak peek: The Rock lifts Kevin Hart in ‘Central Intelligence’

By Bryan Alexander USA TODAY November 18, 2015 It’s impossible to miss the massive size difference between Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (who is 6-foot-5, 265 pounds) and Kevin Hart (5-foot-4, 145 pounds) in photos from their upcoming comedy Central Intelligence. … Continue reading

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Chris Pine on ‘The Finest Hours’, the U.S. Coast Guard, and More

Collider was recently invited to screen preview footage for Disney’s upcoming The Finest Hours directed by Craig Gillespie and to chat with the film’s star, Chris Pine. The action-thriller depicts the heroic 1952 rescue attempt by Coast Guard coxswain Bernie Webber (Pine) and his three-man crew off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers bound for Boston are split in two by a massive nor’easter leaving their crews stranded at sea. Continue reading

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“Live By Night” 1920’s Movie Decorations Go Up in North End

After three days of prep work, Margaret and Prince Street in Boston’s North End are starting to look like the 1920’s for Friday/Saturday’s filming of Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night” movie. Continue reading

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Ben Affleck Takes a Break from Filming Live By Night to Meet Fans and Stroll Around Town with His Mom

Ben Affleck is giving one Massachusetts town its star turn. Continue reading

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Watch: Chris Pine Braves the Waves in ‘Finest Hours’ Trailer

Disney has released a second trailer for its sea rescue adventure “The Finest Hours,” two months before its Jan. 29 opening. Continue reading

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