The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival has grown rapidly since its founding in 2002 into one of the premier film festivals in the country, one that is recognized all over the world. It is estimated that the film festival now averages three million people in attendance and 600 million dollars in revenue annually.
The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival will screen hundreds to thousands of selections from various different categories including short and feature length films as well as short and feature length documentaries. The film festival will also offer a variety of panel discussions as well as screenings of such classic films as The Goonies and Jaws, many of which are free and open to the public.
Panels for the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival will include a conversation with Actor Robert Deniro and Director/Producer Jud Apatow as well as an interview of filmmaker Michael Moore conducted by actress Susan Sarandon.
Out of the large amount of films that will be screening in and out of competition are two feature films not to be missed; Polisse, directed by Maïwenn, and Knife Fight, directed by Bill Guttentag.
Polisse concerns a group of French police officers working for the police department’s juvenile protection unit. The film deals with the struggles of balancing the emotional and physical stress of their jobs with their private lives. The film is raw and documentary-like, and has been compared to the HBO series The Wire in its emotional intensity and politics.
Knife Fight comes from Bill Guttenberg, who has won two Oscars for his short documentaries and has been nominated for two feature documentaries. In Knife Fight, he tackles American Politics using Rob Lowe and Carrie-Ann Moss in a biting satire on the process of running for office.

Knife Fight

World top 3 places to go in 2012

Of the many interesting and alluring places there are to visit in the vast world we live in, there are three places I would love to visit in 2012. Costa Rica, Italy, and Egypt are three of the most highly sought-after places to visit both for their beauty and intrigue. Each location is popular for different reasons ranging from history to the natural beauties that adorn its borders.
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
For a relaxing and wondrous time, Costa Rica is the country to visit. With its quiet beauty, this country offers many activities ranging from leisurely sun bathing on black sand beaches to zipping through thick rain forests attached to nothing but a rope and a helmet. Many visitors spend entire vacations exploring the culture and majesty that is Costa Rica and only uncover a small amount of it. For a warm and welcoming visit, I would love to see Costa Rica.
Costa Rica

Days filled with history, power, and unmatched cuisine can be spent while visiting Italy. With every building showcasing the architecture of yesteryear and every street corner holding a story of the struggle for power and wealth, this country has surprises at every corner. Statues and art work adorn this countries every wall. Fields of luscious wineries are a welcome change from the busy city streets. For a culinary experience like no other, Italy offers palette pleasing entrees that make the mouth go wild. I daydream of visiting Italy in 2012.

Great mystery and myth clouds Egypt. For a trip filled with stories of a past world of gold and unimaginable feats of construction, Egypt is at the top of my list. Exploring the great Pyramids and learning about the myths that surround each buried king can whisk you away into a world of ghost stories and a history shrouded in stories of a time long since pasted. Egypt is a place I would be very excited to visit

Lets not forget about Pippa Middleton!

Philippa Charlotte “Pippa” Middleton is no longer just Kate Middleton’s younger, shorter sister. The Royal Wedding has definitely changed that for her. Since the wedding she has not only gained her own bona fide celebrity status but has also managed to capture a very loyal Facebook following.
Pippa Middleton was born in 1983, the second of the three children of Michael Middleton, who was then a British Airways flight dispatcher. A party organiser, she is known to the British because of her sister and through the reporting of society news. Named the number-one society singleton by Tatler magazine in 2008, Pippa was considered all but engaged to Loudon. The couple began dating in December 2010. Loudon’s status with the Middleton family was underscored in April when he sat with them in the front row of Westminster Abbey for the royal wedding.
Although she may have recently broken up with beau Alex Loudon, the cricket-star-turned-banker, it seems that she may have traded him for an even wealthier lad. The paparazzi have caught her painting the town red with former flame George Percy, the son of the Duke of Northumberland and one of Britain’s richest men. As the duke’s eldest son, Percy stands to inherit a large fortune.Middleton’s appearances with Percy at a swanky Madrid nightclub and a posh London restaurant have prompted Britain’s newspapers to report that she and Loudon have separated. She has not been seen publicly with Loudon since the royal wedding on April 29
In addition to juggling her role at party planner Table Talk and editing an online magazine for her parents’ business Party Pieces, Middleton is expected to help lobby for government licenses to allow the energy firm to drill underground for hot water that can be turned into heat and electricity.

Concrete Landscaping – “Functionality and looks blended into one”

As the demand for decorative work has increased in landscaping, designers and contractors have found new techniques. Unlike the outdated slab work, concrete landscaping has brought creativity to the forefront because of its fluidity, endless possibilities in color and shading and longevity. The word concrete invokes such mental images that it may not be something you’d want in your yard. However, landscaping experts have begun to incorporate concrete materials in their designs the past few years with amazing results. Use of concrete is growing with the introduction of stained concrete finishes to include patios and asphalt driveways Perth as well and concrete can be used for various parts of your yard.

Uses of concrete in landscaping:

The most common use of concrete in landscaping is concrete block designs for walkways and paths through the garden. This is usually seen in larger yards but can be accommodated even in smaller yards. It could be a small patio built from concrete blocks for seating or it could be a simple concrete planter or two for a small container garden. Or it could simply be a concrete sundial in a flower bed. Another upcoming form of concrete landscaping is stone walls. Walls frame the whole home like a frame covers a prized painting. There are various reasons to have concrete walls. Concrete walls work well for keeping small pets in the yard and keeping intruders out. The burglars will also not bother trying to get in your home. Concrete landscaping Chiswick can also be used to keep your soil in place. If a part of your yard is on an incline then you can build a retaining wall especially for this purpose. Concrete blocks come in many shapes and textures and styles.

Concrete is so suited to Lincolnshire landscapes because while it can be quite functional and rugged it also can give the appearance of being purely decorative. You can do so much with concrete in landscaping because it is quite easy to work with. You can use concrete landscaping bricks, blocks or whole solid slabs for concrete landscaping. You can even get custom made concrete landscaping stones that are unique in color, shape and pattern. By visiting your local nursery or landscaping supply stores and having a look at the concrete landscaping materials, you can surely get some ideas for your next backyard project.

2013 New York Bridal Week Trends

Top bridal designers presented their collections recently at the 2013 Bridal Week in New York and several trends emerged during the event. There were huge embellishments, one-shouldered gowns, cap sleeves and even bralette pantsuits. There was no absence of color on the runway as various shades of red, nudes and blush were paraded down the runway.Roma Keveza added a romantic twist to the one-shouldered trend with a body hugging, one-shouldered dress that was draped off the shoulder and it was stunning, simple and sexy.

Monique Lhuillier
There was no absence of lace on the runway as Amsale and Temperley London presented precious cap sleeve gowns that were made with the delicate material. Monique Lhuillier’s strapless lace gown in blush was swimming in lace and showed off the detailing well.

Speaking of cap sleeves, Monique Lhuillier combined this trend with sparkling crystals to create an Ice Princess effect. Angel Sanchez’s showcased this phenomenon in his collection as well but with gold flakes and the effect was absolutely stunning and perfect for anyone planning a winter wedding.

Red was the new black and it showed up in many collections in varying hues. Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang and Romona Keveza walked dresses down the runway that were as bold in design as in color.

Vera Wang
Oscar de la Renta incorporated the current retro bralette trend into his bridal show and paired it with wide legged trousers and a tulle trimmed jacket. This wasn’t the only designer that featured trousers as Caroline Herrera paired a white pantsuit with a lace blouse with a deep neckline. Both versions are perfect for anyone who prefers trousers over a dress.

The event gave many options for fashion forward brides as well as brides looking for traditional bridal gowns. There was nothing boring about these collections

How to Rip and Convert DVD movies for playback on HTC Droid DNA

HTC continues to be on the bleeding edge of technology and the HTC DROID DNA is the first major handset with a 1080p HD screen. That’s right, the 5-inch screen on the DROID DNA is probably better than your flat-screen television. Overall, the HTC Droid DNA is for users who see their smartphones as entertainment and multimedia devices, more than anything else. It’s really an outstanding portable media player for watching movies. If you have got some DVD movies and would like to play these DVDs on HTC Droid DNA on the go, then you are just in the right place. After reading this article, you will know how to watch DVD movies on HTC Droid DNA with ease.
As you see, in order to get movies off of DVD discs and onto HTC DROID DNA, we need to get some help from a third-party tool which can help us rip and convert DVD to HTC DROID DNA compatible video formats. There are many programs out there that allow you to make copies of your DVDs and let you watch them the way you want to view them. You may confused about choosing a most suitable tool. If so, I recommend you try Pavtube DVD Ripper. It is easy to use for editing and conversion and makes great quality copies of my DVDs.
To be honest, I’ve had success using the program to convert my DVD discs to a playable format by my HTC One X and HTC DROID DNA. I’ve found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference when compared to playing the discs themselves. The audio/video synchronization is very good, the size of the subtitles too. The conversion time is half that in other. Just download it and follow the guide below to transfer and download DVD movies to HTC DROID DNA for playing in just a few clicks!
Free Download the DVD to HTC DROID DNA Converter:
How to Rip and Convert DVD to HTC DROID DNA playable video
The user guide below uses DVD Ripper for Windows (Windows 8 compatible) screenshots. The steps to convert DVD to HTC Droid DNA on Mac (Mountain Lion included) are the same. Just make sure you’ve downloaded the right version according to your situation.
Step 1: Load DVD movies. Insert the DVD disc you want to rip into your computer’s hard drive and run DVD Ripper. Then click “DVD disc” icon to add the DVD files. All loaded DVD files will be displayed on the source pane. As you can see, you can choose the chapters you’d like to rip.