Summertime and the livin’s easy. TED’s on the big screen with Mark Wahlberg. And all the people in the dance will agree that
Lucky’s Lounge is well qualified to represent the rated R flick this Friday Night, June 22nd.
Don’t look for a sign. Holding is down the stairs. Let’s spin it out on this set Friday night from 6-9pm for free swag and complimentary screening passes for next week’s premiere of Ted!
Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Ted, Seth MacFarlane, were all spotted at the Lounge enjoying some cocktails last summer when filming buzzed through Boston. Ted lit up at the Pubic Garden, Mass Ave, the Minibar on Huntington Ave, and even featured Norah Jones at the Hatch Shell. The flick hired hundreds of Boston extras and even more extra concert goers. This sparks Connecticut native Seth MacFarlane’s first motion picture debut. Go Seth!
It goes something like this. Wahlberg and Mila got this relationship but must deal with Wahlberg’s beloved teddy bear that came to life as the result of a childhood wish. Ted refuses to leave Wahlberg’s side ever since. Can you blame him?
No question Ted has Summer-time heat oozing from it. Boston is jonesing for the premiere June 29th. So join the wild night with Ted at Lucky’s Lounge for some free swag and passes. Don’t forget to like Ted on FB. Plus create a photo using “My Wild Night with Ted” app on FB and send it to [email protected] for additional chances to win. Time to roll the dice. See you at Lucky’s!
As the summer movie season begins to heat up, movie previews, trailers, and teasers are just starting to make the rounds both online and on TV. At least 2 made in Massachusetts movies will be hitting the silver screen this summer, and both were filmed around the Boston area just this time last summer.
First up this June, the Adam Sandler comedy, That’s My Boy, costarring Leighton Meester and “Saturday Night Live” star, Andy Samberg. Originally titled I Hate You Dad, the film has been retitled since it filmed primarily in the Brockton and Peabody area last June (which is not a bad idea considering the movie is being released right around father’s day). The movie follows the story of a teen named Donny (played by Sandler) who fathers a child after sleeping with his teacher, and raises the boy by himself until his 18th birthday. After being out of each other’s lives for years, Donny reunites with his son (played by Samberg), just in time to ruin his wedding. The movie is rated R and will be in theaters on June 15th.
Coming out in mid July, Ted is another R rated comedy, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, and was filmed in the Boston area throughout most of last summer. Wahlberg plays John, a man whose childhood teddy bear comes to life and becomes his best friend, advising him on all matters in life, much to the chagrin of John’s girlfriend Lori (played by Kunis). The film utilized many areas throughout the city of Boston, including Mass. Avenue, the Public Garden, Minibar on Huntington Avenue, and employed a ton of extras for a concert scene featuring Norah Jones at the Hatch Shell. The movie will hit the big screen on July 13th.
Here’s your chance to be in TED. The feature flick rolling in our backyards starring native Mark Wahlberg and the beautiful Mila Kunis is seeking NON UNION VOLUNTEER extras for a concert scene shooting THIS Saturday, July 9th at The Hatch Shell on Boston’s esplanade.
The hot to trot cast has been strolling the streets of Mass for months and now will be rocking it out on the Charles River at the Hatch Shell. Sure it’s volunteer but it’s absolutely free! Why not spend a cool Saturday night on the river? The musical guest has not been revealed. But would it be surprising if Mark sent some good vibrations to a hot gig known as NKOTBSB? It seems he’s always loyal to his hometown roots but who knows?
With Subway and Dominos providing munchies, you’ll get a free concert, free food, and if you stick it out to the end, you’ll get a chance to win a 37’ flat screen t.v., signed DVD copies of The Fighter and more. What’s the catch? Nothing, your in the movie TED for FREE. You need to sign up at Be In A Movie dot com. It’s that easy and no strings attached.
As temps floated comfortably to the mid to upper 60s on Monday, visitors to Boston’s picturesque Public Garden might have been surprised to find crews filming Mark Wahlberg’s latest motion picture, Ted.
An unidentified crew member said lights, rigging, and extras reported for work at 5AM that morning to start setting up for the scene, which was shot at the corner of the pond nearest the “Make Way for the Ducklings” statue. While police and park rangers kept an eye on the crowd and made sure passersby did not interfere with filming, many of the people strolling through that side of the park were actually paid extras. Dog walkers, children playing by a tree, young men dribbling a basket ball, an accordion player, a guitar player, and people reclining on a blanket are not necessarily unusual sights in the park, but watching them walk back and forth, repeating their same path for an hour helped make clear that these park pedestrians were actually paid performers. There was even a man pushing a baby carriage with a plastic doll wrapped in a blanket strapped in the front of it.
Production assistants stationed on the bridge and along the perimeter of the shooting area helped call out directions for the performers. A few unlucky PAs were even stationed in the pond itself, wearing high water waders to hold reflectors and tent poles that overhung the water, or using nets to corral errant ducks and birds brought in specifically to add to the “natural” scenery of the park. The film, which stars Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and Giovanni Ribisi, began filming in March in Norwood, and recently shot scenes in Swampscott, and in the South End. Voice-over star and Connecticut native Seth MacFarlane also costars.
The crew continued filming until about noon, wrapping that scene and picking up their equipment before moving on to the next location, also in Back Bay. They continued filming until wrapping around 8PM that night. Parking was restricted along the Boylston Street side of the Public Garden and in front of the Emmanuel Church on Newbury Street specifically for film vehicles. The Emmanuel Church was used for catering and as a holding area for extras. On Tuesday, the crew moved on to an unspecified high-rise in the Back Bay for more shooting.
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On Monday evening, movie crews and production trucks for Mark Wahlberg’s new movie, Ted, were located in downtown Boston on Columbus Avenue, one block down from the Park Plaza Hotel. Parking restriction signs stated that crews would only be taking the space for 24 hours.
Amongst the equipment were lights, vans, trucks, and trailers, some with hand-written labels such as “writers” and others with photo-copied signs featuring the movie’s name/logo, as well as some sort of name or descriptor, such as “director” or “guy” or “Tanya.” While the now familiar movie set marker signs, denoted by their bright yellow color with black type and transposable type were also spotted in the area, the name on these signs read “Flash”, a code name similar to the likes of “Wichita”, which was used for the Tom Cruise flick, Knight and Day, and “ZK” for The Zookeeper, with Kevin James.
On Tuesday, Boston Casting also sent out a call for extras for overnight shoots on Wednesday and Thursday for “an upscale Hollywood agency party scene.” The shoot is taking place in Swampscott, and they were primarily looking for young females.
The film, which stars Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and Giovanni Ribisi, began filming in March in Norwood. Voice-over star and Connecticut native Seth MacFarlane also costars. The movie is expected to be released sometime next year.
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Late last month, film crews surprised residents of Norwood by arriving in town to shoot Mark Wahlberg’s next movie, which costars current “it-girl” Mila Kunis, Giovanni Ribisi, and Connecticut native, Seth MacFarlane.
The comedy, called Ted which is set to be released sometime in 2012, follows the story of a man whose teddy bear comes to life as the result of a childhood wish. MacFarlane, the talented creator of the super-popular “Family Guy” series, will be (presumably) playing the role of the teddy bear, as the actor is listed as just a voice talent for the picture. “The Soup” host Joel McHale is also rumored to be appearing in the film.
While there was still plenty of snow on the ground in February, scenes were filmed on Albemarle Road in Norwood using older model cars for what are to be flashbacks to Christmas-time in the early 80s. Crews spent days decorating several of the split-level homes in the area with bright holiday decorations. As per polite movie crew conduct, residents of the neighborhood were sent letters in advance informing them of the project and their intentions to film in the area.
Wahlberg is obviously no stranger to the Greater Boston area, being brought up in Dorchester, and most recently filming and starring in his Oscar nominated picture, The Fighter.
Good vibrations continue to linger in twenty eleven for homeboy Mark Wahlberg even with the recent snub from the Academy Awards for his role in The Fighter. Wahlberg, who didn’t get knocked down by the news, did get a punch for Best Picture, Wahlberg co-produced The Fighter, which banged out a total of seven Academy Award nods.
With the end of his HBO flick “Entourage”, Wahlberg has a new fling this Spring, hooking up with CBS as an executive producer of “Home Game”, inspired by the life of three-time Super Bowl champion and NFL pro Mark Schlereth. The plot will focus on a retired NFL player who returns home to his family.
The vibrations don’t stop there either. The hot to trot producer/actor will return to Mass this month to start shooting the flick Ted. “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will direct the estimated 65 million dollar budget film. This will be the first big-budgeted flick to hit the Boston scene in 2011. Let’s keep it rolling!
Wahlberg will be putting his boxing gloves aside and picking up a teddy bear in this upcoming role. He is rumored to be playing a man from Boston whose bestie is a talking teddy bear that came to life because of a childhood wish. “Family Guy” character Mila Kunis and “Parks and Recreation” cast Adam Scott will be co-staring with Wahlberg.
Despite some of Wahlberg’s hits and misses at the box office over the years, the Dorchester native says the most important role in his life is as a father. Wahlberg has four children with his wife Rhea Durham. “I want to give my kids the world, but I also want them to appreciate everything, to succeed, to be good people, to enjoy life,” he told Boston Common. “This is my most important role. If I fail at this, I fail at everything.”
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