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Medieval Times

Watch the Latest Episode of Hip New Jersey from Medieval Times

Travel through the mists of time to a forgotten age and experience a tale of devotion, courage and love on our latest episode of Hip New Jersey!

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino hosts from the legendary Medieval Times castle in Lyndhurst, which has dazzled Garden State entertainment seekers since 1990.

Also featured on the episode is the following:

-Coverage of Hometown Heroes annual event.
-A lesson in mixology with ‘Clean Cocktails: Righteous Recipes for the Modernist Mixologist’ co-author, Beth Nydick.
-An interview with Candice Timmerman, Event Coordinator at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, NJ.
-New Jersey-based entrepreneur, consultant, and agent, Lisa Ascolese (The Inventress) discusses her products and her non-profit, AOWIE.
-A “knight” to remember at Medieval Times by enjoying live action theatre and a four course meal.

You can watch Hip New Jersey on  HomeTowne TV, NJ on AIR or right here on HipNewJersey.com.

Binge-Worthy Jersey: Spend National Popcorn Day Streaming a Jersey Marathon

Cold, winter weather is on the way, and Hip New Jersey sees a lot of binge watching in the forecast as well. So, in honor of National Popcorn Day, fill up a tub of popcorn and celebrate with some of the New Jersey based films and shows we found currently streaming!

Chasing Amy

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Streaming on: Netflix, Hoopla

No list about New Jersey and films could ever be complete without Kevin Smith. While several of his films are available for streaming (and some notoriously are not) our pick is Chasing Amy, filmed almost entirely in Red Bank, NJ and Asbury Park. There are many easily recognizable locations, including Jack’s Music Shoppe, which still stands and is neighbors with Smith’s own comic shop.

Plot: Holden and Banky are comic book artists and best friends. But their relationship and sanity are tested when Holden falls for Alyssa, also a comic book artist who is also a lesbian.

 

American Gangster

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Streaming on: Netflix

While many of the scenes take place in New Jersey were actually filmed in New York, the morgue scene was filmed at the NJ Army National Guard Armory in Morristown, New Jersey.

Plot: Based on the true story of Richie Roberts, an outcast New York City cop charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas.

 

Beautiful Mind

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Streaming on: Amazon Prime

Another biographical film, starring Russel Crowe – this time filming at many locations in New Jersey,  such as Princeton University, Paulus Hook (Jersey City), the Center for Molecular Medicine in BelleVille, Fairleigh Dickinson in Madison and Prudential Hall in Newark.

Plot: John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, but instead finds himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery.

 

Cinderella Man

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Streaming on: Showtime

If you have a New Jersey-based biographical film, clearly Russel Crowe is the go-to leading man. While the movie itself was filmed in Ontario, Canada, boxer James Braddock has deep ties to New Jersey. His nicknames included the Bulldog of Bergen and the Pride of New Jersey. He is buried in Tenafly, New Jersey and James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park in North Bergen, New Jersey is named in his honor .

Plot: During the Great Depression, underdog James Braddock, a washed-up boxer desperate to support his family stages a comeback, becoming a symbol of hope for the nation.

 

The Wrestler

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Streaming on: Starz

Filmed almost exclusively in New Jersey, some of the more recognizable spots in this drama are the Stiletto Club in Carlstadt, Dover Ballroom in Dover, and Frenchy’s Bar & Grill in Roselle Park. Other filming locations include Asbury Park, Linden, Rahway, and Bayonne.

Plot: Retired wrestler, Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson deals with the difficulty of leaving behind his beloved wrestling career and attempts to make real connections with the world outside the arena.

 

Sopranos

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Streaming on: HBO GO, HBO NOW, and Amazon Prime

After six seasons, its hard to imagine an area of New Jersey untouched by the series. Some of the more well-known spots include Satin Dolls gentleman’s club in Lodi, Irvine-Cozzarelli Memorial Home in Belleville, Pizzaland in North Arlington and the Soprano’s home in North Caldwell.

Plot: Tony Soprano, a New Jersey-based  Italian-American mobster tries to balance his family life with his role as the leader of a criminal organization.

 

Boardwalk Empire

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Streaming on: HBO GO, HBO NOW, and Amazon Prime

While the show was filmed primarily in New York and some of the locations are fictional, the titular Boardwalk is that of Atlantic City and the politics are real. This change of scenery is largely because of the modernization of Atlantic City and surrounding areas, although they were tempted to use Asbury Park for a while.

Plot: In Prohibition-era New Jersey, politicians play both sides of the law, working with mobsters and gangsters to profit from bootlegging in the area.

holiday episode

Watch the Holiday Episode of Hip New Jersey!

Watch our special holiday episode of Hip New Jersey, where #HipNJ‘s Lisa Marie Latino hosts from The Gathering Shops at Westfield Garden State Plaza!

Our December show features:
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*An exclusive interview with celebrity designer and Project Runway winner, Christian Siriano.
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*A look into the latest workout craze sweeping the nation with Iris Mind+Body.
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*A preview of the luxurious, ready to wear styles by Aisha RTW.
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*A full recap of Trinitas Health Foundation’s #PeaceOfMind event, benefitting renovations to the Behavioral Health Facility at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.
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*A tour of The Gathering Shops with store curator Anna Maria Sandegren, brands Fun Socks, DIGMINina Jarebrink, and so much more!
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You’ll be able to watch on HomeTowne TV, NJ on AIR or right here on HipNewJersey.com

Happy Holidays!