Posts by: Jaimie Rooney

By The GunIf you’re crazy about mob movies (think “The Departed”) then this is a must see.  Opening this past weekend, the crime drama “By The Gun” centers around Nick Tortano, played by Ben Barnes, an Italian-American in Boston trying to make his way up the ranks of the Italian mob. After years of admiration, Nick finally proves his worth to head honcho “Sal” played by Harvey Keitel, but quickly becomes involved with a member of the local mafia causing major conflict between the two sides.  And what crime drama doesn’t have a love interest?  Leighton Meester puts on her best Boston accent as she plays the heart Nick’s after.

You’ll recognize other characters in the film, as Boston natives include Kenny Wormald, who plays Nick’s brother and Slaine, a Boston rapper who also appeared in “The Town” and “Gone Baby Gone” and plays Nick’s best friend.

I was ready to cringe at the Boston accents Hollywood actors attempt to mimic, but I was surprised and happy to admit the accents were pretty good. This isn’t your typical Boston movie – you won’t be seeing the Boston skyline or references to the Red Sox, but what you will get is a glimpse into the streets of Boston’s historic North End.  The movie contains nudity, violence and heavy language, earning that R rating.

“By the Gun” was written and produced by Boston’s own Emilio Mauro.  This is his first feature film and being from Boston I’m sure friends’ and family are beyond proud of his accomplishment.  By The Gun is out today so be sure to check it out!

 

Dress for Success

Styleboston was at Royale nightclub to show our support for the Dress for Success Boston event featuring designer Denise Hajjar. Headlining for the 6th year in a row, Denise had some of Boston’s most fashionable women participating in the evening, raising money and awareness for disadvantaged women looking for a fresh start in the workplace. We chat with Linda Holliday, Janet Wu and Yolanda Cellucci, who all walked the runway wearing the designer’s latest collection, as well as Denise Hajjar and the co-founder of Dress for Success, Nancy Schneider.

Michelle Lewis

Her hit single “Run Run Run” off her new album “The Parts of Us That Still Remain” has inspired many, especially after the tragic events that took place during the 2013 Boston Marathon. Michelle Lewis is a Berklee College of Music graduate who is a veteran to the Boston Music scene.  She is taking her music on the road kicking off a nation wide tour. I sat down with Michelle recently between sets at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge.

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Boston celebrities accompanied by adorable and ADOPTABLE dogs strutting their stuff down the runway? Sign me up!  We attended the Rescue the Runway event sponsored by Audrey’s Rescue Angels & Durty Harry’s Doggie Boutique at the gorgeous ballroom in Colonnade Hotel.

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The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center has added a one of a kind interactive outdoor space to its real estate on D Street in the South Boston Waterfront. The “Lawn on D” is now open to the public and styleboston was there to take part in the opening day festivities.

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Mayor Marty Walsh and Executive Director Jim Rooney play bocce.

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