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  • Can 'The Town' be top of the Hub? Top 5 Boston-based movies

    Can 'The Town' be top of the Hub? Top 5 Boston-based movies

    The Red Sox may be struggling to make the playoffs this season, but Boston is a perennial box-office favorite. The latest Boston-based film to hit silver screens is "The Town," starring and directed by local boy Ben Affleck. The top 10 Boston-based films, ranked by US box-office receipts, includes the Sox-centered "Fever Pitch," according to Turner Classic Movies and IMDB.com. Also on the list is the 1968 version of "The Thomas Crown Affair" starring Steve McQueen, which was shot on Boston's Beacon Hill. Do your favorite Boston films make the top 5?

  • The Town: movie review

    The Town: movie review

    Ben Affleck stars as a robber ringleader in ‘The Town,’ a dark drama with a cliché-ridden script.

  • 'The Town': Is Charlestown really America's 'bank robbery capital'?

    'The Town': Is Charlestown really America's 'bank robbery capital'?

    ‘The Town’ is Ben Affleck's new thriller set in the Boston neighborhood of Charlestown. But residents beg to differ with the movie’s portrayal of the area.

  • Gallery Famous US monuments and memorials

    African-American Civil War Memorial: Located in Northwest Washington, D.C., this memorial is dedicated to the 209,145 African-American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the Civil War. It features “The Spirit of Freedom,” a bronze circular sculpture, and a plaque carved with the names of those who served in the war.