Wednesday, December 30, 2009 Review: Boondock Saints 2 a Nice Reunion

Nine years ago The Boondock Saints hit the scene with little to no fanfare. But the film found its audience on DVD and over the years has become somewhat of a cult classic due to its brutal action sequences and religious social commentary. By popular demand, writer/director Troy Duffy and the Saints have returned in The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. But will the sequel reach its predecessor's cult status, or will it be just another lackluster sequel?

The MacManus brothers (Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery) are living the quiet life in the lush green pastures of Ireland until word of a setup involving a priest's murder in their old neighborhood prompts them to ... READ MORE

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Boondock Saints Homeless Film Extras

Two homeless guys talk about their experience as film extras on the set of Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.

Cast: Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus. Filmed by Paul J Alessi - Boondock Saints II : All Saints Day coming soon:

Cinematical - Interview: 'Boondock Saints II' Director Troy Duffy

The MacManus brothers are back with guns blazing in the long-awaited sequel to The Boondock Saints. The Saints are living in Ireland with dear old dad (Billy Connolly) when they get word a priest in Boston has been killed in a way that sets them up to be the fall guys. Long-haired and bearded from the Irish winters, they shed their hair (and their clothes) to head back to Beantown to set things straight. They're joined by a new Saint, Romeo (Clifton Collins Jr. with a sweet mullet), along with the trio of cops from the first movie. And although the unforgettable FBI Special Agent Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe) is nowhere to be found, Special Agent Eunice Bloom (Julie Benz) is on the case, full of piss and vinegar just behind that sweet Southern smile.

Who's behind the ... READ MORE

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Super Dudes Power Squad - A Night Out with The Saints: A Review from a Crazed Fan

Oct. 22nd was the Philadelphia Screening of Boondock Saints II : All Saints Day. I was lucky enough to get a pass to attend the screening and see a film 5 years in the making. It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of the first film, which I never heard about until my friend Charlie pulled me aside and said, ” You have to see this movie”. Needless to say the rest is history. I own two copies of the film (the regular version and the collector’s edition), It’s a personal tradition to watch Boondock every Saint Pat’s with a pint of Guinness. If someone tells me that they haven’t seen the film, I make them watch it. I don’t care if you’re on your way to your grandmother’s funeral, you will sit down and watch this from start to finish, I’m sure someone will put the burial on YouTube.

So when I heard about the sequel, I went apeshit (the highest quality of apeshit–not the store brand). Tracked down the status of the sequel which would change in ... READ MORE

Movie Crypt's Review of Boondock Saints II

A sequel is generally expected to provide more of the same, but every so often, a fresh installment not only meets but exceeds the original. For fans of the original underground hit, the sequel we were all wishing for has arrived.

Word has reached the shores of Ireland that a priest has been killed in Boston, Massachusetts. What is most unusual about the heinous crime isn’t so much the act itself as to the way it was done; the murder follows the modus operandi of the legendary “Saints” killers who have been missing since publicly executing a mob boss. It’s obvious that whoever perpetrated the crime did so with the knowledge that it may well bring the Saints back to U.S. soil for bloody vengeance, but there’s one fatal flaw in the assassin’s plan: it’s going to work.

Like many, my first experience with The Boondock Saints was long after any theatrical run. With no knowledge of the sorted history bringing this film to the big screen, it was a feast of memorable characters, stylized violence, and twisted humor tied together by a... READ MORE

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Go see Boondock Saints 2...

Go see Boondock Saints 2 over the holidays as it's only in theaters for a limited time. You can also check out the sequel's trailer on the District9 Blu-Ray. Wishing you happy holidays with family and friends!

Movie Viral: The Boondock Saints: 10 Year Anniversary

They say the best form of viral is word of mouth. Long before money was spent on creating campaigns and websites, the best way to get people to know about your movie was to make a movie that people wanted to know about. A film that people wanted to talk about. A film that people WANTED to tell their friends about. A film that earned the title of a cult classic.

10 years ago, a ... READ MORE

Boondock Saints II: Get Ready for some gratuitous violence

musicc's Full Review: The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

If you saw The Boondock Saints and enjoyed it and you haven’t heard of the sequel, then you need to go see it. I liked the first Boondock Saints, it wasn’t a great masterpiece like some people paint it out to be, but it was a fun, enjoyable, violent film with a sharp sense of humor. All of the qualities that made the Boondock Saints such a great movie are not lost in the sequel, if anything they are played to greater effect and are more realized. I think the first Boondock Saints was kind of a fluke, Troy Duffy had no experience, nothing film related on his record, but he wrote the script and Mirimax picked it up, after almost fu*king the entire deal, he finally got it made and released, where it failed (partially due to being released the same week as Columbine) but has achieved almost legendary cult status on dvd. Now, up until about two months ago, I was under the impression that this movie was never getting made, I had followed the news on this for about three years and all signs pointed to... READ MORE

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Flick Cast: Review: ‘Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day’

Not many people know this, but the first Boondock Saints film barely even happened. After a one week run in five theaters, the film was released on DVD… and embraced by a massive cult following. A sequel was always promised and showed up on IMDB years before production had even begun, but after a while, fans started to doubt that we’d ever even see another installment. Now, ten years later, Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day happened, and thank the Lord it did... READ MORE

Creating a cult classic: Scene interviews Troy Duffy of 'The Boondock Saints'

The Irish Catholic, vigilante killers of “The Boondock Saints” are back — and they paid a visit to Catholic Disneyland, too. The film’s creator and one of its stars visited Notre Dame’s campus Tuesday evening for several events to promote the release of the new movie.

A lucky 200 students got to see “The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day,” the sequel to the 1999 cult classic. Tickets for the free Tuesday night showing at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s Browning Cinema were snapped up instantly, but an overflow of campus enthusiasm and online support convinced distributor Apparition to open the movie the South Bend-Mishawaka area this weekend.

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and Student Union Board organized two informal discussion sections with the series creator Troy Murphy and one of the film’s actors, Sean Patrick Flanery. Following a... READ MORE

Monday, December 21, 2009

UGO - Troy Duffy Interview - Boondock Saints II

I feel like the default position of a lot of smart film enthusiasts is to hate Boondock Saints and to hate Troy Duffy. True, the documentary Overnight portrayed him as a raging cretin (more on this later) and the cult status of his film seems a bit random.

I enjoyed Boondock Saints in the late 1990s, but I enjoyed Suicide Kings and Search and Destroy, too. Good luck finding anyone with tattoos from those films or even posters of 'em up in frat houses.

But don’t blame a man for his ... READ MORE

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Boondock bedazzles again...

Grade: A-

Bottom Line: Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day lives up to its predecessor’s reputation, bringing you more action, more man-candy and more profanity. But it also steps out of Boondock’s shadow, throwing the audience a brand-new curveball plot coupled with more stunning visual effects.

I’ll admit –- I went into the movie thinking Boon-wha?... READ MORE

New hoodies and T-shirts based on The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day...

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bring the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the original Boondock Saints to the big screen

Do you want to play a role in bringing the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the original Boondock Saints to the big screen in movie theatres nationwide for an exclusive one-night event around St. Patrick’s Day 2010? If so, demand that it come to the big screen in your hometown!...



Starring: Julie Benz, Clifton Collins Jr., Sean Patrick Flanery, Judd Nelson, Norman Reedus
Directed by: Troy Duffy

The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day is the highly-anticipated sequel to indie cult classic, The Boondock Saints. The film is the continuation of writer & director Troy Duffy's tough, stylized cutting edge saga of fraternal twins, the MacManus brothers (Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery)

On Behalf of Boondock Saints...

On behalf of Boondock Saints, we want to wish all BDS fans Happy Holidays!! Stay safe during this holiday season.

Official Boondock Saints I & II

Official Boondock Saints I & II T-Shirts, Hoodies, Rosaries, signed
merchandise, ornaments and more at the online store..

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Gratuitous B-Movie Column 12.14.09: Issue #84 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

Hello, everyone, and welcome once again to the internets movie review column that wants you to know the following: Jim really does hate you, but Ted doesn't have a problem with you, so it's a good idea to just dump Jim and go with Ted (just don't be surprised if Ted starts talking to you about his foreign mustard collection. That's all the guy talks about), The Gratuitous B-Movie Column, and I am your host Bryan Kristopowitz. In this issue, issue number eighty-four, I take a look at the belated sequel to the 1999 cult classic action flick "The Boondock Saints," "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day," written and directed by Troy Duffy... READ MORE

"Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day" Daniel DeSanto

To the majority of America, Daniel DeSanto is either the guy who doled out spooky stories as a kid, or the fella who inquired about the butter application on Lindsay Lohan's muffin. But whether you know him from "Are You Afraid of the Dark" or "Mean Girls," it's safe to say that you've never seen him like this!...


The Film Stage Interviews for Boondock Saints II

» Bob Rubin Interview

» Chris Brinker Interview

» Brian Mahoney and Bob Marley Interview

» David Della Rocco and Clifton Collins Jr. Interview

» Julie Benz Interview

» Troy Duffy Interview

» Troy Duffy Interview

Sunday, December 13, 2009

VIDEO: Boondock Saints 2 makes its Maine premiere

VIDEO: Boondock Saints 2 makes its Maine premiere...

WESTBROOK (NEWS CENTER) -- Ten years ago, a young screenwriter from Maine penned a movie that became an instant indi-cult classic, Boondock Saints. Now, director Troy Duffy is bringing back the McManus brothers for another go.

"Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day" made its Maine premiere on Monday night at the Westbrook Cinemagic. Hundreds of Boondock fans turned out to see the McManus brothers exact a little revenge on the Boston Mafia after the mob killed the brothers' priest.

On hand for the showing, was the movie's director, as well as a few of the stars, including Maine comedian Bob Marley, who brings back Detective Greenly, a wise-cracking cop. Governor John Baldacci was there too, declaring Monday "Bob Marley Day."

The path to making "Boondock Saints 2" was a long one for Duffy. He lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in the making of the original Boondock Saints, even though the film made more than 50 million dollars. Admittedly, Duffy says he was just a kid making a movie. Making the sequel was fulfilling because during filming he had all his focus on the fans.

"The first time we didn't have the fan base, we were just a bunch of kids running the asylum," said Duffy. "This time we had the fan base looming over that set. The Boondock fan bases isn't like any other."

Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day will open up across the state on Friday. The cast of the movie included Peter Fonda, Billy Connelly, and Maine-native, Judd Nelson.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sean Patrick Flanery audio interview from CD101 Morning Show

Sean Patrick Flanery audio interview from CD101 Morning Show (middle of the page)...

Coming Soon's interview with Troy Duffy and the Boondock Saints

"I'm coming soon... I'm coming soon... don't move, don't move... Oh my God, you moved! Ahhh Ahhh!"

Yes, this interview begins with a rather adolescent take on our site's good name, and it ends with a laugh, so you know you're dealing with a filmmaker who knows how to have a good time.

That filmmaker is Troy Duffy, who became a household name in Tinseltown when Miramax paid the Boston bartender $450,000 to write and direct his debut film with a budget of $15 million dollars, making him the kind of rags-to-riches success story the media revels in. That was 1997. Two years later, the film had been completed for less than half that budget and without the participation of Miramax, who had pulled out due to creative conflicts with Duffy. The independent distributor who purchased the movie The Boondock Saints barely released it in theaters and it marched solemnly to the direct-to-video graveyard.

Typically, this is where the Wikipedia entry ends, possibly with addendums like "Troy Duffy has not been interviewed since 1999, and currently works as a bartender in Boston."

However, The Boondock Saints, like its main characters, was not a movie that simply lays down and dies and its director has not gone gentle into that good night. When "Saints" was... READ MORE

Friday, December 11, 2009

Official Boondock Saints II posters at Blockbuster...

In honor of The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day in theaters you can get your Official Boondock Saints II posters at Blockbuster! They are on sale!!! Limited supplies so visit Blockbuster this weekend to purchase the official poster from the sequel!!!

The Film Stage review of The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

By the traditional definition The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day is not a good movie, but as the last few years have taught us with films like Crank, Gamer, Crank 2, Bad Boys II, and most recently Ninja Assassin, sometimes that traditional definition does not apply. Writer/director Troy Duffy has delivered a film that packs a punch of stylized violence and offensive yet still comical (in their own sadistic way) one liners to make anyone who was already a fan of the brothers happy and anyone who was on the fence have an enjoyable experience with the movie. However, anyone who... READ MORE

The Entertainment Corner: Mireille’s Review: Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, starring Sean Patrick Flanery (Young Indiana Jones, Powder, Dead Zone), Billy Connolly, Norman Reedus, Julie Benz (Dexter, Angel) and Clifton Collins Jr (Star Trek, Brothers), is the follow up to the 1999 cult hit the Boondock Saints... READ MORE

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Snapshot: 'The Boondock Saints'

The long-awaited sequel to "The Boondock Saints" had its Maine premiere Monday night before a celebrity crowd at the Cinemagic in Westbrook.

Among the notable in attendance were writer/director of "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day" Troy Duffy and comedian Bob Marley, who stars in the film, both Maine natives; Gov. John Baldacci; Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Seth Wescott; and members of the Portland Pirates hockey team... READ MORE

Interview: 'The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day' Director Troy Duffy on Hollywood's 'Financial Irresponsibility'

CHICAGO – “There’s not a bigger ‘f*ck you!’ from Hollywood than when they say: ‘Eh, we’re not going to release this film.’” But then the fans say: “Oh, you know what? About $100 million says that you are retarded. It says that you made a bad decision,” “The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day” star Sean Patrick Flanery said in a Chicago interview with... READ MORE

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The EyeOpener Interview with Daniel De Santo

The EyeOpener Interview with Daniel De Santo (Crew Cut in Boondock Saints II) ...

Written by Hilary Hagerman

You probably know Daniel De Santo as one of two things:

1) The guy who freaked you out as a kid on Are You Afraid of the Dark, or as
2) Gretchen Wiener’s douchebag sort-of boyfriend in Mean Girls (“Is your muffin buttered? Would you like us to assign someone to butter your muffin?”).
But with a new movie role under his belt as the villain Crew Cut in Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day, Ryerson film grad De Santo is breaking out of typecast.

“Usually I’m the... READ MORE

JoBlo Interview with Clifton Collins Jr

Actor, producer, Clifton Collins Jr. takes time out of his ridiculously busy schedule to stop by the show and discuss anything and everything. We talk BOONDOCK SAINTS II, BROTHERS, CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE, EXTRACT, and the upcoming THE EXPERIMENT between some deep conversation about the passing of his friends Brad Renfro and Heath Ledger, eavesdropping on the musical talents of his next door neighbor, John Black, and his hilarious impersonation of Tobey Maguire... READ MORE and LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW