It matters, too, that the movie’s Brittany is played by Jillian Bell, a comic actress best known for the Comedy Central series “Workaholics” and for stealing a good portion of “22 Jump Street” from Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Bell’s character here is best positioned as a toned-down indie-movie version of an Amy Schumer heroine: a generous body coupled with ungenerous self-esteem that has dead-ended her life in lousy choices and lousier men. It doesn’t help that Brittany’s nearing 30 and her roommate, Gretchen (Alice Lee, doing what she can with a shallow role), is a rail-thin social media “influencer” whose Instagram feed would make Gwyneth Paltrow turn green. A visit to a doctor to score Adderal results instead in an ultimatum: Live whatever life you want, but if you want to live it longer, get some damn exercise. A NYC gym membership proving too much for her budget, Brittany sets a very tentative foot on the sidewalk … [Read more...] about Jillian Bell laces them up in ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’
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Fenway Park is one of the most iconic and recognizable ballparks in America, an active monument to 100-plus years of Red Sox history. As such, filmmakers have approached the team for years about using the ballpark in Hollywood films, from “Field of Dreams” to “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” which debuts at theaters this weekend. Red Sox VP of Marketing and Broadcasting Colin Burch, who manages the licensing of the club’s intellectual property in TV, film, and commercials, said that while scheduling issues can make accommodating every filming request difficult, the club recognizes how singular of a filming spot Fenway Park is. “From our standpoint, Fenway Park is a unique location, and one that’s hard to replicate,” Burch said. “We’ve had the good fortune of being involved in so many different films across the board, from ‘The Town’ to ‘Godzilla.’” Here are the movies that filmed at Fenway Park, … [Read more...] about 13 movies filmed at Fenway Park
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Skip Netflix this weekend—here are 10 ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city. If you’d like BosTen delivered to your inbox every Thursday, click here. Want more things to do? Check out our events calendar at boston.com/events. You can also learn even more about awesome events around Boston by joining the BosTen Facebook group. Looking for a way to give back when you go out? Stop by the Sam Adams Tap Room Thursday evening for live music, giveaways, and sips of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s Resilience IPA. Sales of the California-based brew benefit the company’s Camp Fire Relief Fund, which supports communities affected by the California wildfire. A ticket is required for the event, and includes one pint of Resilience IPA, a pulled pork slider, a side of rice, and a donation to the fund. (Thursday, Dec. 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Samuel Adams Brewery, Boston; $25 in advance, $30 at the door; 21+) If it feels as though the next season of … [Read more...] about 10 things to do in Boston this New Year’s weekend
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Matthew Gilbert Globe Staff December 24, 2018 Holidaze-watching I hereby gift to you a whole mess of TV marathons for Christmas. It’s the heart of the holiday season, and you may need a retreat of sorts if you’re having palpitations about buying, wrapping, and rapping with loved ones. There are many old, soothing shows that will be there for you, for hours at a time, when you can no longer face all the joy.Joy can be trying. Advertisement Plenty has been said, by me and a ton of other TV critics — not to mention TV viewers — about Quality TV and Peak TV and so on and so forth. The short version: There are an awful lot of good new shows out there on cable, network, and streaming TV, if you know where to find them. You could easily spend the entire holiday week bingeing fine series — Amazon’s “Homecoming,” … [Read more...] about The marathons: They’re going, and going, and going . . .