Posts Tagged ‘Dallas Dating’

Apricot-A Short Film about First Loves

Posted by    |    December 22nd, 2012 at 12:22 pm

If you haven’t watched the short film Apricot by filmmaker Ben Briand, you should take a mental break from the mundane and step into this dreamlike ten minute masterpiece.  Created by Moonwalk Films (the same powerhouse that created Signs,) this film is in itself an invitation to take a “mental break” from the present and explore the importance of our memories.  How sharp and clear is the memory of your first love?  The main male character in the film repeatedly says, “I can’t remember”.  In many ways, I identify with this man.

The visual aspect and propensity for details are not my memory’s strong suit.  I can recall the name and vague appearance of my first love, and when I pass someone wearing the cologne he wore, I remember the way I felt the first time we kissed.  What conversations did we have? What likes and dislikes? What ended it all?  I can’t really remember.  It’s all one fuzzy, dreamy blur from youth that makes me smile at the ridiculousness of it and feel a twinge of saddness that it came to an end. (more…)


Posted by    |    November 14th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

This short film is simply average, but we were looking for a short about breakups with British accents and then we stumbled upon Status.  Status is about a young man’s dating experience after being dumped on his birthday by his long-time girlfriend.

Directed by Marc Hampson / Written by Marc Hampson & Ronnie Ursenbach / Produced by Aaron Fairley / Cinematography by Paul Olson / Sound Design by Ronnie Ursenbach / Music by History Books

Le Kiss: Warning Vulgar Language

Posted by    |    September 1st, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Men of Dallas, do you remember your first kiss – the anxiety, the fear, the desire?  This short film will not win any awards, but it vividly reminds men of the first time.  The language is salty, but realistically captures the frustration of attempting that first kiss.

Is Chivalry Dead – and Is It My Fault?

Posted by    |    February 14th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

It’s gotten to the point where I feel uncomfortable letting boys open the door for me. “Stop,” I’ll tell them, “I can do it myself.” To these boys, the few that I’ve allotted my phone number to over the years, I must sound like a five-year old hindering her father from tying her shoes, pushing him away as she fumbles through the loop it, swoop it and pull.

I have to admit; I am pretty good at tying my shoes. As a child, I excelled past Velcro-strapped sneakers, slid right on by the slip-on’s, my nimble fingers favoring lace-ups to alternative means of footwear. Doing things on my own was never a problem for me.

This includes opening doors. Perhaps Beyoncé ingrained in me the lyrics to “Me, Myself and I,” subconsciously programming me to be strong on my own, perhaps for the rest of my life. Depend on someone? No thank you. A girl has to be prepared. What if, by allowing boys to open doors for me, I lose the motor memory to open them on my own? (more…)

The Gentleman Shaver

Posted by    |    January 17th, 2012 at 11:14 am

Is it the fact that there is a beautiful woman in a bra that draws the male Dallas viewer into this work by one of our favorites, Ben Briand?  Classy humor, as his beautiful partner frustrates his ability to shave.  Should any man share a bathroom with his partner anyway?


Dreamers by Virgin Media Shorts

Posted by    |    January 16th, 2012 at 9:46 am

A woman rises from her bed in the middle of the night. As she crosses the city, we see other sleepwalkers congregating to one place and time. There they share a beautiful moment.

The Heart Won’t Be Denied by Sebastian Lopez

Posted by    |    January 15th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Allure of Love: Directed by Jenny McCarthey

Posted by    |    January 11th, 2012 at 8:44 am

This short film attempts to take a tired subject and use Royal Carribean’s activities to stage an “experience short film”.  As one commentator said, “This is a film, basically disguised as an advert. The storyline is rubbish, and I love it how you basically have shots in every part of the ship! It’s just one MASSIVE commercial for the ship. Not buying it”.  Convicted.  Another said, “super funny! love how all the cool things you can do on Royal Caribbean were incorporated into the story.”

So inquiring minds in Dallas want to know why Jenny McCarthy directed and starred in a Royal Caribbean movie: “The Allure of Love” which was shot on the  ship, Allure of the Seas!  Because she was paid well to do it, thats why.  The movie is an attempt at a sexy romantic comedy where two friends hatch the perfect plan to bring a couple back together, but things go awry when the former lovers — at first unaware that they’re on the same ship — start a picture posting battle to prove they are over each other.

The cast includes Scott Elrod, Coutrney Henggeler & Charles Malik Whitfield.

Navigating the Opposite Sex

Posted by    |    December 29th, 2011 at 6:00 am

After 21 years of living with two brothers, boys are still a mystery to me. One would think that being the only girl in my family would give me the awesome power of being able to deal with boys better than other girls. But, nope. Trust me, it doesn’t. Mostly it has taught me that guys can be just as ruthless as girls.

Over Thanksgiving break, I spent some time with two of my close guy friends. We were having a good time exchanging crazy stories about college, until one of the guys received a text message from his girlfriend. The conversation went as follows: (more…)


Posted by    |    December 22nd, 2011 at 6:00 am


What do you get when you stick a taxicab, a pretty woman, and a gorgeous Frenchman together? I’d say a pretty adorable short film.

In this comical silent short film, a woman riding in the back of a taxi catches the eye of a French motorcyclist. By moped, bicycle, and foot, he manages to keep up with the cab despite all the interferences (hence title).

If you ask me, that’s a ton of effort for someone to exude just to say hello, but I guess if you feel the spark, it’s worth the trouble. So here is what this film has taught me:

  • While in cars, make eye contact with a fellow motorist.
  • If a guy works hard to get your attention, he deserves a chance.
  • Go to Paris. Now.