This entry was posted on Jun 13 2012 by Savannah Webber
Enthusiastic Dallasites gathered for a watch party Wednesday night inside Oak Cliffs historic Texas Theater to see if history could repeat itself. TNTs new version of the iconic TV show Dallas kicked off its first season.
The original show from the 1980s helped define the very city it was named after. For tourists such as Karl Bossert and Tom Hogeland of Florida, its an image that persists to this very day.
We thought wed see a few cowboys roaming around the streets, said Bossert. Hogeland anticipated the same thing. Cowboys and wide-open ranges, he added.
The original version of the show painted a tall tale of cowboy hats, big ranches and oil tycoons with Texas twangs.
This entry was posted on Jun 02 2012 by Savannah Webber
I remember seeing a trailer for a film a few months ago that was of two people slowly dancing, in 40’s or 50’s clothing, to a piece of music. It wasn’t really what you would call a trailer, but it did make me interested in the film, especially as it was starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston. So when I sat down at this press screening, and the first shot came up on the screen, it suddenly dawned on me that this was that film!
Well, it had a phenomenal display of acting, some masterfully delicate directing, and a generally absorbing and slow paced relationship drama. But, the main thing I got from it was that even in the 50′s people were involved in damaging and dysfunctional romantic relationships. So he
This entry was posted on May 26 2012 by Savannah Webber
I’ve always been a big fan of maths, numbers, stats, ancient history and the mysteries of the universe. So growing up was awesome for me as all those things seemed to be intricately tied into each other, which was a nerd boy fantasy for me! So with my job as a film reviewer, I always try and get my hands on the latest documentaries about these subjects, and when I saw ‘The Code’ come up on my list I thought it seemed to have brought all my loves together into one nice package!
“The Code is a three-part TV series about maths in the world around us, presented by Marcus du Sautoy, that aired in July 2011. Why do bees make hexagonal honeycomb? Who is in charge of the flight of a flock of swallows? How can dozens of wrong answers make a correct one? The s
This entry was posted on May 21 2012 by Savannah Webber
The woman we “loved to love” – Donna Summer has passed away after a long battle with lung cancer. She was 63-years old.
Beyond the incredible range of her voice, the way we men admired her beauty, and the way many danced to their heart’s content to her music – perhaps the most powerful thing about Donna was her ability to break through to women during the period of women’s lib.
In Donna’s strength and talent, women found themselves and their own sense of strength – they had gained their ability to voice out against the suppression and the equality that she herself had faced as a result of being not just a woman – but a black woman.
Donna’s breakout success was not only a celebration and a victory for black women – it was one for all women of all colors and backgrounds. Her success signified