Posted by Caitlin Clark | May 16th, 2013 at 4:19 pm
Posted by Samantha Alexander | May 15th, 2013 at 11:17 am
Steve McCurry is a name that is probably unfamiliar to most people outside of photography circles but his images are instantly recognizable to millions across the world. A master at capturing the human condition through vibrant images that come alive with color and energy, McCurry has been featured countless times in National Geographic and other international publications and has won many of photography’s top honors throughout his career.
“His career was launched when, disguised in native garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion. When he emerged, he had rolls of film sewn into his clothes of images that would be published around the world as among the first to show the conflict there. His coverage won the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, and award dedicated to photographers exhibiting exceptional courage and enterprise. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Magazine Photographer of the Year, awarded by the National Press Photographers Association. That was the same year in which he won an unprecedented four first prizes in the World Press Photo Contest. He has won the Olivier Rebbot Memorial Award twice.” (via)
Posted by Hayden Pittman | May 13th, 2013 at 10:57 pm
The latest release of Walt Disney and Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 marks the third installment in the Iron Man/Tony Stark saga. Like any fantasy film, audiences must suspend their belief of traditional reality. Similar to previous Marvel films, Iron Man 3 has a lot of intense action, special effects, and ingenuity combined with superhuman abilities. Based on previous and current box office numbers, Marvel knows what they’re doing.
Iron Man 3 continues the long list of large-scale, superhero/comic book, fantasy blockbuster films from Marvel, including past films such as Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and The Avengers, and future films like Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers 2, and more. Iron Man 3 does a great job of making the audience feel like they are in the right place and time following the events of The Avengers. This film is also the first of the Iron Man series available in 3D, creating a darker and different experience than before.
Iron Man 3 takes place after the events of The Avengers, with New York City recovering from the aftermath of an alien invasion and the departure of the rest of the superheroes as they’ve gone back to their respective homes or planets. The film begins with Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) speaking to the audience and quickly flashing back to Stark’s younger party years, where he overlooked several people eager for his attention. Tony has no idea that these relationships will someday come back to haunt him. The audience is then taken back to present day, where Stark is tinkering in his workshop.
Soon after these events, a new threat presents itself to humanity: the Mandarin (played by the hilarious Ben Kingsley), who seems hell-bent on seeing man suffer and surrender as he carries out a series of terrorist attacks. At first, Stark is too preoccupied to interfere, but when his friend, Happy Hogan (Favreau), is caught in one of the Mandarin’s attacks, Iron Man must suit up to save the day. Stark quickly sends a public message to the Mandarin, including an invitation to come to Stark’s mansion along with his address, and the events that follow send Tony on a journey of rebuilding and retribution.
Doctors Express will Offer Convenient, Affordable Alternative to the ER… and tickets to Taylor Swift
Posted by Caitlin Clark | May 13th, 2013 at 11:53 am
We don’t normally get all jazzed up about the opening of a medical clinic, but there are several reasons the grand opening Doctors Express, the new state-of-the-art medical center in Addison, is something to be excited about. Aside from offering easy access to affordable, urgent medical care for everything from acute illness, such as the flu or stomach bugs, to broken bones, cuts, burns, rashes, bites and more, Doctors Express’ May 18 opening will feature the following:
• Taylor Swift tickets giveaway – a pair of tickets to her sold out concert at Cowboys Stadium
• Entertainment by Radio Disney
• Free blood pressure screenings
• Games and prizes, and more
See, something to get excited about! Really though, every area of Dallas should have a Doctors Express equivalent. They’re convenient, affordable, and will get more people the help they need.
Posted by Caitlin Clark | May 9th, 2013 at 4:43 pm
Warning: this is not a story about a colorfully themed 5K. Honestly, the 24-Hour Video Race is probably considerably more strenuous. Presented by The Video Association of Dallas, the 12th annual 24-Hour Video Race, will commence and the Angelika Film Center at 11: 59 p.m. on Friday, May 10 and will end exactly 24 hours later at the same location on Saturday, May 11. Teams are given 4 elements (A prop, a theme, a line of dialog, and a location that will be revealed at the start of the race) and 24 hours to complete their film.
Dallas filmmakers of all levels and experience are invited to participate (past teams have included elementary school students to professional filmmakers), but teams must make it to the finish line by midnight to be eligible for judging. Student teams compete against other student teams and adult teams are categorized by team size rather than skill level.
The Biggest Loser is Coming to Dallas – Casting Director Randy Bernstein tells us what they’re looking for
Posted by Caitlin Clark | May 9th, 2013 at 3:03 pm
The Biggest Loser is headed back to Gilley’s in Dallas to find cast members for their 15th season. The only written requirement for hopefuls: “must have at least 80 pounds to lost.” But surely there’s something more specific these guys are looking for?
We spoke with The Biggest Loser’s amazing casting director Randy Bernstein, cofounder of the full service casting agency Casting Duo, to find out exactly what they’re looking for and (even better) what they’ve seen in the past.
I see that you own, Casting Duo, a full-service casting company where you found memorable reality stars like Christian Siriano (Project Runway) and Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi. How did you get into the casting business?
Posted by Caitlin Clark | May 3rd, 2013 at 4:11 pm
If you haven’t already read Samantha’s list of Frightmare highlights, go do that now, and then prepare yourself for America’s largest gathering of horror celebrities, professionals, and fans. Thousands of horror junkies will be attending the eighth annual Texas Frightmare Weekend along with celebrity guests like Tom Skeritt and Veronica Cartwright, Danny Trejo, Virginia Madsen, the cast of AMC’s The Walking Dead, Marilyn Burns, Gary and Jake Busey, and many more.
The weekend has grown tremendously from its humble beginnings in the Grapevine Convention Center. The tremendous turnout throughout the years led last year’s move to the Hyatt Regency inside DFW with 93,000 square feet compared to the 23,500 square feet at the Grapevine Convention Center. But not everyone had as much faith in Texas Frightmare Weekend (which will henceforth be known as TFW) according to festival owner Loyd Cryer.
“When we first started, everyone told us that we’d never be able to pull off a horror convention in Texas,” Cryer said. “Texas is the ultimate red state, and we were told that not enough people would go to a horror convention.”