• Celeb Sightings,  Celebs,  Events,  Movies

    A “Mighty Ducks” Meet and Greet

    WHAT Autograph signing and VIP interview panel WHERE Holiday Inn, Mansfield, MA WHEN April 15, 2018 Anyone who knows me even moderately well knows that I’m obsessed with the “Mighty Ducks” movies. (It’s even in my Twitter bio, y’all.) So it’s safe to say that this year’s birthday gift from my boyfriend Aaron was pretty perfect – a VIP pass to an autograph signing and meet-and-greet with some of the cast from the franchise! Scheduled to appear were Matt Doherty (Averman – my favorite!), Vincent LaRusso (Adam Banks), Garette Ratliff Henson (Guy Germaine), Brandon Adams (Jesse Hall), Aaron Schwartz (Karp), and Scott Whyte (Gunnar Stahl / Scooter). It was held in Mansfield,…

  • Filming Location,  Movies,  True Crime,  TV

    Eastern State Penitentiary from MTV’s “Fear”

    LOCATION Eastern State Penitentiary, a crumbly old prison that was the site of an episode of MTV’s spooky reality show “Fear”. ADDRESS Eastern State Penitentiary 2027 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA easternstate.org STORY & PHOTOS Despite being a scaredy cat, I am a true crime fanatic and I regularly watch and read murdery things. So it was only somewhat surprising that I was into MTV’s reality show “Fear”, which ran for two seasons between 2000 and 2002. In the show, six regular people would be plunked into a spooky haunted location and would have to complete freaky missions and spend the whole night there; if they succeeded, they’d win a cash…

  • Filming Location,  Movies

    Princeton University from “A Beautiful Mind”

    LOCATION Princeton University, the real-life college of John Nash, plays itself in the movie “A Beautiful Mind”, which chronicles Nash’s life. ADDRESS Princeton University Princeton, NJ princeton.edu STORY & PHOTOS 2001’s “A Beautiful Mind” was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won four, including Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Connelly, Best Director for Ron Howard, and Best Picture. The based-on-a-true-story film chronicles the life of John Nash, a brilliant mathematician whose life is not all that it seems.

  • Filming Location,  Movies

    Turtle Bay Resort from “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”

    LOCATION The beautiful Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore, as seen in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”. ADDRESS Turtle Bay Resort 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy Kahuku, HI 96731 turtlebayresort.com STORY & PHOTOS I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii; even though it’s part of the United States it seems so lush, exotic, and different, like a paradise completely unlike Maine, where I grew up and have lived most of my life. I could watch movies like “Blue Crush” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” on repeat because the gorgeous Hawaiian settings somehow soothed me. And ever since I saw “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” I’d been dying to stay at…

  • Filming Location,  Movies

    Sonsie from “Fever Pitch”

    LOCATION:  Sonsie, an international bistro on Boston’s famed Newbury Street, which appeared in “Fever Pitch”. ADDRESS: 327 Newbury St Boston, MA 02115 http://www.sonsieboston.com/home STORY & PHOTOS: “Fever Pitch” is a very Bostony movie, as it centers on Ben (Jimmy Fallon), his obsessive love for the Boston Red Sox, and how it affects his relationship with Lindsey (Drew Barrymore). In the film, Lindsey meets her friends for dinner at Sonsie, which is a cute restaurant on Boston’s posh Newbury Street:

  • Filming Location,  Movies,  TV

    The GoodFellas Diner from “GoodFellas”, “The Good Wife”, “You Don’t Know Jack”, “Going in Style”, and more

    LOCATION The GoodFellas Diner (previously the Clinton Diner) in Queens, which has been a filming location for dozens of movies and TV shows, including its namesake film, “GoodFellas”. ADDRESS GoodFellas Diner 5626 Maspeth Ave Maspeth, NY STORY & PHOTOS There are some filming locations that seem to pop up over and over and over again in tons of media, but they’re so everyday and somewhat nondescript that even though it may look familiar you wouldn’t necessarily be like, “oh, it’s that place again!” (Did I just make any sense? If not, sorry.) The GoodFellas Diner is one of those places; it’s appeared on screen so many times that you’ve certainly seen…

  • Filming Location,  Landmarks,  Movies,  Tour

    The Empire State Building from “Sleepless in Seattle” and “Elf”

    LOCATION The iconic Empire State Building in New York City has appeared in many films, perhaps most pivotally in the romantic finale of “Sleepless in Seattle.” ADDRESS Empire State Building 350 5th Avenue New York, NY http://www.esbnyc.com/ STORY & PHOTOS Tempting as it may be to play it cool and try to skip some of the more obvious touristy spots on a visit to New York City, I can’t recommend skipping the Empire State Building. It’s an iconic landmark of the city and has a great aerial view of surrounding Manhattan. Everybody’s gotta do it at least once!

  • Filming Location,  Movies

    The Peabody Essex Museum from “Bride Wars”

    LOCATION Salem’s Peabody Essex Museum, which serves as the backdrop for the reception of the wedding of Amanda (June Diane Raphael) in “Bride Wars.” ADDRESS Peabody Essex Museum 161 Essex Street Salem, MA pem.org STORY & PHOTOS 2009’s “Bride Wars” tells the story of two best friends, Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway), who turn into competitors when they realize that only one of them can have their dream wedding at the Plaza. Shenanigans and hijinks ensue, threatening the girls’ friendship. Before things get to that point, though, they happily attend the wedding of their friend Amanda, whose reception is held in Salem’s Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA is…

  • Filming Location,  Movies

    The cemetery from “Hocus Pocus”

    LOCATION The cemetery where Max (Omri Katz) gets his shoes stolen by Jay (Tobias Jelinek) and Ice (Larry Bagby). ADDRESS Old Burial Hill Orne & Pond Streets Marblehead, MA oldburialhill.org STORY & PHOTOS As the final installment of our “Hocus Pocus” mini-series (check out Max & Dani’s house and Allison’s house), we bring you Old Burial Hill, which was the cemetery through which Max rode his bike, happened upon bullies Jay and Ice, and had his shoes stolen:

  • Filming Location,  Movies

    Allison’s house from “Hocus Pocus”

    LOCATION The house where Allison (Vinessa Shaw) lives in “Hocus Pocus”. ADDRESS The Ropes Mansion 318 Essex St. Salem, MA STORY & PHOTOS My friend Alex and I recently took a “Hocus Pocus” trip to Salem, MA (I wrote about Max and Dani’s house yesterday). High on our list was snapping photos in front of the gorgeous home seen as Allison’s in the movie. The historic Ropes Mansion in Salem stood in for the exterior of Allison’s house, where Max (Omri Katz) takes Dani (Thora Birch) trick-or-treating: