Tuesday, January 29, 2013
If you missed the premier of "The Makeover," which takes place in Boston and brought film crews to Somerville, there's still time to catch it on TV.
Oops. We missed it. Or at least I did. "The Makeover," a Hallmark Hall of Fame film starring Julia Stiles that brought film crews to Somerville's Hudson Street in September, debuted on the ABC television network on Sunday. Luckily for all of us, there's still time to see the made-for-TV movie. (See below.) Based on George Bernard Shaw's play, Pygmalion, the film features Hannah Higgins, played by Stiles, an education consultant who runs for Congress but whose "elitism turns off Boston voters, big-time," according to a description of the film. Instead, she and a colleague recruit Elliot Doolittle (played by David Walton), a popular beer vender "whose thick South Boston accent masks considerable intelligence," the description says. It …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
You ask, Patch answers.
A new Julia Stiles film, "The Makeover," shot in Somerville at the end of September. We were curious: what kind of movie is it, where can we see it — and when? The film will apparently air early next year, although details vary. According to IMDB.com, "The Makeover" will air in January; the Boston Globe says February. Either way, it should air on the ABC television network. The film is a Hallmark Hall of Fame production with a plot that is a modern-day twist on the George Bernard Shaw classic tale, Pygmalion. The movie stars Julia Stiles, Boston native David Walton, and Camryn Manheim. Along with Somerville, filming also took place in Newton, Charlestown, and Boston.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The TV movie was scheduled to shoot at a house on Hudson Street Thursday and Friday.
Julia Stiles has been shooting her made-for TV movie, "The Makeover" throughout Boston this month, and now her project has landed in Somerville. Crews were scheduled to shoot at "inside locations" on Hudson Street Thursday and Friday, according to an announcement the city sent to neighbors. One neighbor who observed the film crew's set-up said filming will take place at a house near the intersection of Lowell Street. Indeed, the Somerville Board of Aldermen Thursday approved an event permit for the shoot, somewhat retroactively, for 73 Hudson St. and nearby at 20 Vernon St. There was no word, as of Thursday morning, on whether Stiles would be in Somerville for the shoot. In "The Makeover," a comedy, Stiles plays "a driven, Harvard-educated…
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Also, shoplifting ground beef in Arlington and alleged teen shooter from Malden arraigned.
PHOTOS: Julia Stiles and Crew Film on Main Street Julia Stiles was in Charlestown Sept. 12 filming a scene for her made-for-TV movie, "The Makeover." Stiles' scene took place in and around Salon Forty-Four at 44 Main Street. The crew also filmed a fake political commercial next to the nearby construction site on Warren Street. The crew will be back in town Sept. 24. — Matt Casey Alleged Teen Shooter Arraigned on Intent to Murder Charges The 17-year-old arrested in connection with Monday's shooting of another 17-year-old near Warren Street was arraigned in Malden District Court on Sept. 11, according to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office. Tyrell Berberena, Jr., 17 of Malden, was arraigned on charges of armed assault with intent to …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Also, a dead body in Jamaica Pond, a development proposal in Back Bay and a Medford magic store owner is sentenced to two years in prison.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Julia Stiles Coming to Charlestown with 'Ted' Veteran Julia Stiles and a movie crew will descend on Charlestown this month. Ryan Cook, a movie business professional who worked on the recent Boston-based Mark Wahlberg hit, “Ted,” told the Charlestown Neighborhood Council Sept. 4 that he will bring Stiles and crew to town on Sept. 12, 13, 24, 25 and 26. — Matt Casey Magic Factory Owner Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Credit Card Fraud Harry Levy, the owner of Hank Lee's Magic Factory in Medford, was sentenced to two years in prison on Thursday for committing credit card fraud and misleading investigators. Levy, 61, of Lexington, pleaded guilty in April to making over $560,000 in fraudulent charges to one customer's credit card over a …