The official trailer for "The Souvenir", starring Honor Swinton Byrne, Tilda Swinton, and Tom Burke, was released today. The film is from British writer-director Joanna Hogg. It is autobiographical in nature, based on a doomed love affair Hogg experienced as a young film student. "The Souvenir" won a Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival and will be in US theaters beginning May 17th. The Souvenir Official Trailer
Every country has it daft politicians running around and here in South Africa we are up there with the best! Eskom is a corporation that has the monopoly in providing South Africa with electricity and is pretty reliant on coal in its endeavours.
They have misplaced some don't know how many millions/billions, the figure is too silly to contemplate (telephone numbers anyway), and now this country is struggling with rolling blackouts and what we call 'load-shedding'. The consequent cost to business is huge and depressing, but the band plays on.
I am so much more aware of how the globe is squandering natural resources than I used to be and still trying to catch up. I take three deep breaths whenever I can and try not to keep my head in the sand a l'ostrich. Anyway, I am also trying to do my bit though I am sure I could improve.
It seems to be coming back in a big way (though for some families and generations it never left!). When I was reading around for the article I came across a charming piece about Prince Charles and the huge area that has been left to 'stumpery', probably at Highgrove. Apparently it is organised chaos and quite wild and lovely. Prince Phillip, on seeing it, wondered around, couldn't see what was what and is supposed to have said something like "So when are you going to burn this lot then?"
Be still my heart - all that lovely mix time and 10-star accommodation for the insects! Well, I hope Prince Charles just smiled and found use for another log somewhere.
I am not sure that stumpery is good for the balcony 'garden', but it is a place to put some interesting and exchangeable pots if you have a garden, and dappled to deep shade.
Hey Francine, great to hear from you and will pass on the advice to Tammy toute suite! Thank you and it sounds sensible and easy and green and kind.
It could be worth an article too so we'll see. Insects across the world are under attack and there are some scary statistics that float about now and then in terms of how long humanity would have if all the insects 'left'. Bees, butterflies and all other pollinators, we can only lose.
Many Moon hoaxers demand to know "Why," if we were able to go to the Moon in 1969, "has there been no serious attempt to return to the Moon?”
Well, first of all, Apollo 11 was already the third mission to go to the Moon, Apollo 8 and Apollo 10 having preceded it. But it was the first to land humans on the Moon. As for returning, a further six missions followed Apollo 11 to the Moon, five of which landed there.
However it's true that Apollo missions 18-20 were cancelled, and that's been the end of it. Curious Droid explains why humans haven't walked on the Moon since the 1970s. But if you're in a hurry, the short answer is: going to the Moon was incredibly expensive, and once the US had shown up the Russians, Congress didn't think it was worth the money, just for more science.
Update: The Academy was forced to backtrack on its decision to award certain categories during the commercial breaks. The American Society of Cinematographers was instrumental in forcing the Academy to reconsider. This controversy is the topic of my latest article on the Drama Movies site. Read more here. Drama Movies Column - Oscar Controversy
PBS aired the Movies for Grownups Awards (sponsored by AARP) last night. Women were well-represented at the ceremony. The award for Best Grownup Love Story went to writer-director Elizabeth Chomko's Alzheimer's drama "What They Had". Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty won the Best Screenwriter Award for "Can You Ever Forgive Me?". While its director Marielle Heller was not nominated in her category, Mimi Leder received a nod for directing the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic "On the Basis of Sex". (The award went to Spike Lee for "BlacKkKlansman".) The Lifetime Achievement Award honored Shirley MacLaine.
PBS is currently streaming the entire show on their website. MacLaine gave a thoughtful acceptance speech that is worth watching.
Photoshop design templates are very popular with artists and designers because they save a lot of time when working on a project for a client. There are many online marketplaces that sell these templates, including Creative Market and Adobe Stock.
In this Photoshop tutorial, we will learn how easy it is to customize the Facebook video cover template for your client. We will learn how to change the placeholder graphics with our client's photographs and how to change the placeholder text with our client's information.
In this Photoshop tutorial, we will add the placeholder text to our Facebook video cover template. This text will be the business name, the type of business and the services provided by your client's business. Open your project file in to Photoshop.
In this Photoshop tutorial, we will create a smart object in our Facebook video cover template. This smart object will make it easy for the template user to replace the solid gray color fill with a custom photo.
In this second Photoshop tutorial, we will start building our template for a Facebook video cover, that can be customized for your clients. Using templates can save designers a lot of time, as it is easy to replace the placeholder text and graphics for each of your client’s needs.
Modern commercial sewing patterns are a marvel of precision and engineering. A blueprint for sewers with a wealth of information, standardized markings and symbols and specific written details on how to construct the item step by step. Pattern companies endeavor to decode all their sewing details.
Sunscreen is important for protecting the skin against the harmful rays of the sun. The problem is, commercial sunscreens can be full of chemicals. This natural version is just as effective without all the junk.
"The Rider" director Chloe Zhao has a new film that's been picked up by Fox Searchlight Pictures. "Nomadland" stars Frances McDormand as an older woman who has joined the invisible class of homeless people living in their vehicles. The film is based on Jessica Bruder's 2017 book "Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century". Bruder spent time with people who travel around the country working temp jobs that allow them to survive, but only just. You can either be incredibly depressed by hearing these stories or amazed by the resiliency and ingenuity of people in response to circumstances beyond their control.
In the next few Photoshop tutorials, we will create a Facebook video cover template for your clients. This Photoshop video template will use two photos and several layers of text. Using keyframes and the video timeline, we will create custom transitions to move and fade-out these design elements.