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Retired Massachusetts State Police Detective Bob Long spent more than a decade trying to bring Whitey Bulger to justice, and having put in hundreds of hours watching and listening to Bulger from hidden surveillance posts, he has an unusually detailed knowledge of both Bulger and John Connolly.

Long attended the film’s premiere in Boston earlier this week, and said it was like “stepping back in time.”

“I spent years on Bulger, so I know all his mannerisms and his habits,” said Long. “I swear to God, I don’t think anybody in the world except for Bulger himself could have done a better job than Johnny Depp did. He is one talented actor.“

Long had similar praise for Joel, "He was so freaking good, he should get an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.  He really portrayed Connolly how he was. So both of them deserve Oscars.”

I have spoilery emotions about the WTNV live show “Ghost Stories”

I realize I’m one of only 2,000-ish people in the world who have seen it, (world premiere in Boston, woo!) but this was my first live show and I have feelings. I have hidden them under a cut.

Non-spoilery recap: hilarious, spooky, fascinating, terrifying, adorable, then suddenly poignant in a punch-you-in-the-sternum kind of way.

From here on there be spoilers.  Click at your own risk.

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