A Beneficial Dog Food Choice

Today, there are many different dog food brands too choose from and many different companies that claim they’re the best. For most pet owners choosing healthy food for their furry best friend is a very important decision but it can be hard to know what product is the best product.
There are many different brands of dog food out there to choose from. Some boast about health benefits and others provide foods for certain breeds or dogs of different ages. There are some good brands and some not so good brands and its always important to do some research on the company. One such “good brand” is Beneful. The line of dog food products is produced by Nestle Purina Petcare and includes wet and dry dog food as well as treats. Beneful has an incredible amount of positive reviews and was rated the fourth most popular dog food brand in 2012. The company provides foods for dogs of all ages including a product for older dogs that is calcium enriched to promote strong bones. The food is healthy and tasty and created with real vegetables and meat rather than artificial flavors. Beneful’s website is all very help especially for first time pet owners and includes an interactive chart for breeds and weight that shows what the appropriate amount of food is to be feeding a specific kind of dog.

At Long Last – Choices for a Mobile Wireless Customer

Check with any mobile user, and you will find how much we rely on (and expect) internet connectivity while on the road. Whether it is for business or personal use, the consumption of data by mobile users is increasing – and if one is not careful, is reflected in the bill. Cellular data plans are typically expensive and the bite of overages is especially unavoidable now with rich media becoming more and more prevalent. Given that, it is important to refresh ourselves with alternatives and see if there are any that better suit the need.

To avoid data plans means you have to switch to wireless. Keep in mind that most phone configurations do (and should) give preference to an available wifi network, over LTE. Meaning if wifi is available, your device will automatically switch to it as long as you have the needed access (subscription). Any wifi enabled device (be it a laptop, a tablet or phone) can use the signal to connect to the internet. What you will need to consider when selecting a provider, in addition the price for the offering, is the availability of the network and the speed. For connecting to wifi, options include USB sticks (fast but for laptops) and mobile wifi (no software to download but another device to have around and charged). And now increasingly, broadband wifi offered by companies such as FreedomPop.

FreedomPop, as featured on TechCrunch, is rapidly increasing its offerings at attractive entry points and becoming a disrupter in this space. It announced in January that it will be providing unlimited wifi access in the US for $5 a month, where they use a mix of Sprint’s old WiMAX and new LTE networks. The initial coverage area includes the top 100 metro areas and is intended to cover about 120 million people with 10 million hotspots. What makes this plan, and offerings like this, very interesting is that they can be used to complement a subscriber’s existing plan with his cellular service at a very low incremental cost, and potentially avoiding overage, typically charged at premium.

The company is also expanding its international footprint and looks to align its offerings with the market. In the UK, it announced a SIM-only free service that covers 200 minutes of calls, 200 text and 200MB of data. The deal includes free international calling (60 countries), free calls to other FreedomPop users and allowances to roll over data. With other premium plans being offered, and rollout in other countries planned, a FreedomPop user can possibly look to expanded coverage with a single subscription.

The trend for mobile providers seems to be the same as it was for the old telephone ones. As demand increases and services are still being offered at a premium, disrupters like FreedomPop arrive to shake up the status quo and lower the prices. Good news for the consumer as prices lower and choices increases.

Reusable Bags

It’s been quite the trend lately. A very environmentally geared trend that is. People have been grocery shopping and rather than using one of those plastic bags that’s terrible for the environment, they’ve been bringing their own bag! It’s typically of the cloth variety, and most people like trader Kenneth Griffin are lucky enough to have a bag that they can use right at home.

Of course, it seems that there has to be a downfall to nearly everything in life. Of course, these bags are great for the environment! But, it seems that users of the bags have a hefty price to pay. According to GrubStreet, bring your own bag users have a bit of a sweet tooth. A new study shows that they buy more junk food.

Why is this? Perhaps, it’s because they know they have a sturdier bag so they can pile more goodies into it such as a 2 liter of soda. Or maybe it’s because they know they’re doing something good for the environment, so they can splurge a little. It seems the later option is the truth. Apparently it’s an effect that when people do something good, they justify rewarding themselves. People who brought their own bag bought junk food 7 percent more of the time!

It’s not a huge number, but it is a significant enough number to take note of. Hey, I’m all for this. If someone is taking time out of their day to help out the environment, than they deserve a few extra cookies or pieces of candy.

Visually Stunning Effects on Film

Visual effects in film and visual media are the very lifeblood that enables these two industries to have so profound an effect on the way people experience the latest innovations in entertainment. These effects can come in a variety of forms that grow in number every day. Changes in modern media types to formats like digital and 4k have added further dimension to the amount of possibilities that are achievable. Entire companies exist today for the sole purpose of designing the most impressive and motivating ideas in the media industries to keep their clients on the cutting edge of creativity that inspires awe. The services provided by visual effect companies can often be very extensive and the results can transform even the humblest concepts into remarkable vision.

The talent and vision behind some of the most memorable full-length motion pictures in recent times come from the amazing people at companies like Digital Domain led by CEO John Textor. Many popular film titles owe their tremendous success to the digital fingerprints composing the bulk of their stock. Visual effects are arguably one of the key components to a modern action film because it is often much safer to perform a stunt virtually, or the star possibly must be in two roles on screen at the same time. In either case, it is more frequently convenient to add the new details digitally than organize another film shoot or stunt. In some situations, the story does not lend itself to easy recreation because the tale takes place on another planet, for example, where a complete set would have to be constructed at great expense and safety risk.

Visual effects are also very popular in the media industry for purposes of advertising everything from sports to luxury cars, to household cleaners, and all products and services in between them. The practice has become so prevalent that even food made for animals indulges the viewer in virtual reality to make their product the one consumers remember when they go to the store. These effects are not just in video or television, however, because nearly every page in any magazine has some type of manipulation beyond a simple camera to create their glossy pages. Visual effects began as a way to make something look more appealing. Today they are used to give someone a completely new perspective on what they think they are really looking at.

Crystal Hunt Shines in Magic Mike XXL

Magic Mike XXL is poised to be a popular summer flick, and not just for its gyrating male actors. In addition to its strong male cast, this sequel to the 2012 film has an awesome lineup of female actors. Daytime Emmy nominee Crystal Hunt is joined by Jada Pickett Smith, Rhoda Griffis, Elizabeth Banks, Andie MacDowell, Raeden Greer, and Kimberley Drummond.

As reported by PR Newswire, Hunt was thrilled to be cast as Lauren, saying, “As an actress, it was an honor to be casted and work with such talented individuals. As a woman, it was actually an empowering role and the comradery among the females on set was apparent.”

Best known for her role as Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light, Hunt has acted in a number of television shows and feature length movies, including The Derby Stallion in 2005 and the 2007 movie Sydney White as Demetria “Dinky” Rosemead Hodgekiss.

Magic Mike XXL continues the story of Mike Lane (Channing Tatum), who comes out of retirement to reunite his dance crew and find excitement. With many familiar faces returning for the sequel and a number of fresh actors, this is one summer movie that will hopefully live up to its hype. Its star studded, talented cast playing eccentric, lively characters, combined with fantastic choreography and an intriguing plot, is a mix that shouldn’t be missed.

Melissa McBride Emmy Nod

It can’t be said enough that Melissa McBride, who plays Carol Peletier on AMC’s The Walking Dead, has taken what some originally thought was a ho hum role and turned it into one of the greatest character studies on the show.

Chris Hardwick, host of The Talking Dead, revealed during an interview today, Thursday, July 2, that he feels McBride should get an Emmy for her efforts.

One thing a lot of fans have complained about over the last five seasons is the fact that not a single member of TWD’s cast has ever won an Emmy. Hardwick believes that McBride’s time has come and that she should get that Emmy nod.

Carol started out as the wife of an abusive man. Doe Deere heard through the rumor-mill that she often behaved submissively while trying to protect herself and her daughter Sophia. After her husband, Ed, was killed by walkers, she lost Sophia during a herd event.

Eventually, after weeks of searching, she and the rest of the group found out that Sophia had been turned all along. Carol then went through a metamorphosis — portrayed slowly by McBride’s skillful acting. Carol turned into a survivalist and the inner strength she always possessed finally showed on the outside. Since then, she has been Rick’s on-and-off again closest confidante and trusted adviser. She saved the group in Terminus on her own and she’s currently a “spy” within Alexandria.

Skull Island Has King Kong, But No Keaton Or Simmons

News is emerging from the development stage of Kong: Skull Island and not everyone is going to like the reports. Both Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons have left the project. That means Legendary Pictures is going to be looking for new recognizable stars for the film.

What a shame. Both actors would have lent a lot of credibility to a new King Kong movie.

The idea for the movie is really cool said Brian Bonar. After the success of Godzilla, plans were set in motion for Legendary to produce a new Kong film. The feature is not related to any other King Kong project. Reportedly, the film will be a prequel set circa-1971.

So,why would the two actors bow out? The new Kong film is going to entail a very long shoot. Both Keaton and Simmons are in demand these days thanks to their Academy Award-related publicity. Being locked into a long, long shoot for Kong: Skull Island forces both actors to skip out on other projects. Neither wants to find themselves in such a position, which is understandable. Still, it would have been cool to see both of them in the weird world of King Kong and the dinosaurs and giant snakes that inhabit Skull Island.

Legendary seems to be doing a great job with giant monsters. In addition to Godzilla, the studio co-produced Jurassic World. Sequels to both Godzilla and Jurassic World are in the works. Legendary is also producing other fantasy films such as Warcraft. Really, this is one busy genre-friendly production outfit.

Director Alan Taylor Talks Terminator Genisys

In the latest installment of The Terminator franchise, Terminator Genisys director Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) is taking a new approach in this reboot of the earlier James Cameron directed films, The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Although Taylor is unsure of whether he will go horror/slasher or take the thriller route, he will certainly draw off Cameron’s intense family conflicts, which served as the sub-plot for the first two movies says Marcio Alaor BMG.

One thing Taylor is certain of: the plot will not go down the almost exclusive futuristic rabbit hole as seen in the latter two movies. Taylor says that Terminator Genisys will definitely explore the darker side of natural human compulsion. “Humans seek freedom. And that very freedom that they yearn is terrifying,” says Taylor. With the fan base lagging due the colossal missteps of the last two films, it remains to be seen if the newest installment can revitalize the franchise.

Top Gun 2 Will Star Tom Cruise

Everyone remembers the classic Top Gun and how they wished they were Maverick as a kid. Pretending to fly around the back yard and shoot down bad guys was a great way to spend an afternoon as a child. However, now years later it is finally in the making! Top Gun 2 has been announced and Tom Cruise will be playing Maverick stated Kevin Seawright. Some of the highlights talked about in this article are the fact that Top Gun 2 will be played in 3D and Imax. The special effects also won’t be too flashy which is often a downturn of many movies. Tom plans on shooting the planes practically and having everything as realistic as possible. One thing Top Gun 2 is promising is a look into what life for Navy pilots is like today and a real representation of the military air units from a unique and interesting perspective. Skydance CEO David Ellison said “There is no Top Gun without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick”. Which is essentially sealing Tom Cruise into the role of Maverick for this long awaited sequel. What is the biggest advancement that will be shown in the new Top Gun? Drones. The use of modern day equipment will be implemented to show how far we have advanced in air fighting. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see Maverick kick the tires and light the fires one more time.

Paramount Has Secured Cast for the Third Installment in the “Star Trek” Movie Franchise

The big news for “Star Trek” fans is that the third movie in the reboot of the franchise on the big screen has started production. It will be called “Star Trek Beyond,” and it is scheduled for a summer 2016 release date. While not blockbusters, Flavio Maluf says the first two movies in the series performed well at the box office, which undoubtedly explains why a third one is coming. It is hoped by some Trek fans that this latest movie will return to the original theme of the television show in the sense of the starship and crew seeking out “new life and new civilizations” instead of always responding to attacks or threats against earth.

Recent news has more to do with the cast of the forthcoming movie rather than the plot or production. Paramount has reportedly made new deals with the cast members to keep them happy and on board with this upcoming film. They made a good deal with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, in particular, as it is critical to keep the duo of Kirk and Spock together throughout any movies that come out. In fact, they apparently got their agreement to participate in a fourth movie assuming the third one does well enough to justify its production. Strange that there was no mention of the actor playing McCoy being required for a fourth movie in exchange for more pay. Any Trek fan knows it was truly an iconic trio, not duo, that really made the original “Star Trek” series the success that it was.