Ben Affleck ’s new film, “ The Town ,” oozes Boston flavor. The sophisticated crime thriller features nasal accents, the Bunker Hill Monument , a shootout at Fenway Park and local lingo such as “Toonies,” which is what natives of traditionally blue-collar Charlestown call newcomers who have gentrified their neighborhood.
“Godzilla,” a new take on the 1950s Japanese monster classic, opened at No. 1 in domestic theaters this past weekend, surpassing forecasts with $93.2 million for Thomas Tull’s Legendary Entertainment LLC and partner Warner Bros.
Nine years ago, California Democrat Gray Davis became the first U.S. governor in 82 years to be recalled by voters. The state’s 20 million taxpayers still bear the cost of his four years and 10 months on the job.