Archive for August, 2013

Dallitude

Posted by    |    August 29th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Congratulations Dallas! You finally got your own funny tumblr that we can now all use to explain what it’s like living here to out-of-towners. No matter where you’re from in this city, all Dallas dwellers have experienced a few of these moments at least once. Enjoy, and re-live that moment you took a wrong turn in Oak Cliff.

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“Lee Daniels’ The Butler” Review: Historical and Moving

Posted by    |    August 16th, 2013 at 11:16 am

Director, Lee Daniels (Precious), proves once again that he can tackle a violent, emotional, civil rights issue as he tells the story of the African-American’s struggle for equal rights through the unique perspective of a White House butler. Lee Daniels’ The Butler features an entertaining, star-filled cast, a series of engaging historical points, countless amusing moments and much more. This film is an inspiring story about an eager-to-work, selfless man who spends his entire life following the rules and staying silent in the background, while always wanting more for those around him.

Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in "Lee Daniels' The Butler"

Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

Based on true events, Lee Daniels’ The Butler tells the eyewitness account of an African-American, White House butler who served eight presidents over three decades in the 19th and 20th century during a crucial time in U.S. history. The main theme of this film is the struggle for equal rights for blacks during this volatile time, depicted through numerous well-known historical events showing the violence, sit-ins, protests, the Black Panther Party, Freedom Riders, the Ku Klux Klan, Martin Luther King Jr., and more. Strong and rich in Black History, this film paints a vivid picture of what African-Americans went through, the struggles and conditions they faced, and the ultimate payoff they receive as they are finally granted equal rights and see the first black President of the United States in office. (more…)

Design District Market Turns Shopping Into a Summer Party

Posted by    |    August 9th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

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Whoo-whee folks, if you haven’t already heard it enough from every person in this city let me tell you it’s hotter than  Hades out there. But this smoldering Texas heat is no excuse to miss the fourth annual Design District Market, happening this Saturday at the Dallas Contemporary, and here’s why.

 1. 80 Plus Local Vendors

This indoor/outdoor event is a market after all so of course there will be tons of  people all over the place selling their goods and wares.  Art, home décor and fashion, from local Dallas shops and artisans, will be available in abundance for you to browse through and purchase. Hari Mari, f. is for Frank and Steampunk Ballroom are just a sampling of all the vendors you’ll have to choose from.

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(Hari Mari flip flops and f. is for Frank necklace)

 2. Food and Drinks

No public summer get-together is complete without the gathering of tasty food trucks and some ice-cold beverages to go with them. Local favorites like Easy Slider, Gorgonzilla Grilled Cheese and Little Greek Food Truck and many more will be providing you good grub and Bombay Sapphire will be whipping up FREE cocktails while Ben E. Keith will be providing the beer and wine, also FREE.

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 3. Music

The Design District Market will be bringing out some awesome music this Saturday to keep you movin’ and groovin’ while you hang out and look around. With groups like the Effinays and Ronnie Hart providing the soundtrack for the day I really mean it when I say you’ll be movin’ and groovin’. You’ll also get to enjoy sets by The Birds of Night and Robbie Saunders.

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“We’re The Millers” Review: One of the Funniest Movies of the Year

Posted by    |    August 8th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

We’re The Millers is a comedic crime adventure for adults coming out this week in theaters. This film stars Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, and Ed Helms. We’re The Millers is a vulgar, aggressive, exciting experience filled with shocking and over-the-top nonstop hilarity.

Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Will Poulter, and Jason Sudeikis in "We're The Millers"

Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Will Poulter, and Jason Sudeikis in “We’re The Millers”

When minor-league pot dealer, David Burke (Sudeikis), stumbles upon a couple of teenagers getting bullied around outside his apartment, he decides to step in and help, only to have his bag of drugs stolen, leaving him in debt to his eccentric supplier, Brad Gurdlinger (Helms). Gurdlinger soon proposes a scenario where David can pay off his debt and make a little extra by traveling across the Mexican border and bringing back a new shipment of drugs. David quickly comes up with a plan and recruits a local stripper named Rose (Aniston), an awkward, sexually inexperienced teenager, Kenny (Poulter), and a dirty-mouthed runaway, Casey (Roberts), to accompany him on the trip and pose as a fake family for cover. This film is basically one ridiculous or hilarious event/mishap after another as the “Millers” try to smuggle an RV full of drugs back into the U.S. and deal with the consequences. (more…)