Dorri Olds

Dorri Olds
Location
New York, New York, USA
Birthday
December 19
Title
Writer & Web Designer NYC
Company
DorriOlds.com
Bio
I'm a freelance writer who focuses on Creative Nonfiction, Movie Reviews, Celebrity Q&As, Dogs, Book Reviews, Author Profiles, and Nonprofits. My essays have appeared in many publications including The New York Times. I am a contributor to NBC's Petside, The Jewish Daily Forward and the Examiner. To see samples please visit: DorriOlds.com/articles.html I'm also the owner of a full-service website design company located in Chelsea, NYC that offers communication solutions including search engine optimization (SEO), branding, copywriting and editing, social media, internet marketing and video.

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 Indie Filmmakers Jared P. Scott and Kelly Nyks

The most insightful political film of 2012, “SPLIT: A Deeper Divide,” written and directed by Jared P. Scott and Kelly Nyks, is an educational documentary that delves into America’s broken political system and its 50–50 bipartisanship. Our politic/

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Zero Dark Thirty

'Zero Dark Thirty' chronicles the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks. Credit: Columbia Pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bob Marley

Still of Bob Marley in "Marley" credit: Magnolia Pictures

 

Marley” Made with the support of the Marley family, the Magnolia Pictures film, “Marley,” from Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (“The Last King of Scotland) features/… Read full post »

Dev Patel

Dev Patel, Dame Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith star in 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.' Credit: Participant Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dev Patel

Dev Patel, Dame Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith star in 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.' Credit: Participant Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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'Heleno' opens in NYC today. Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro sat down for a one-on-one interview last night with Dorri Olds.

Heleno” is the story of Brazilian soccer star,Heleno de Freitas (1920–1959), and his meteoric rise to fame, then his equally quick plummet. The stunning and mesmerizing lead in the movie, Rodrigo Santoro, won Best Actor in Lima Latin American Film Festival and Ha

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2012 Movie Hitchcock

Scarlett Johannson plays a sexy Janet Leigh and Anthony Hopkins (wearing a prosthetic nose) stars as the great filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. Credits: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Just in time for the Thanksgiving Weekend, “Life Of Pi” in 3D hits theaters. Ang Lee(“Brokeback

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Patrick Robinson’s latest international thriller, “Power Play,” is a fun read, once it gets going. And there’s the rub. You need to hang in there through several hundred pages of set-up exposition—establishing the political climate of 2018, air strikes by the Isr/… Read full post »

James D'Arcy is terrifying as the psycho neighbor terrorizing Selma Blair and her family.
James D'Arcy is terrifying as the psycho neighbor terrorizing Selma Blair and her family. Credits: IFC Films. 
 
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Article by Dorri Olds

Nadia IlseNadia Ilse before and after facial plastic surgery for her ears, nose and chin.

Nadia Ilse is the 14-year old recipient of free plastic and reconstructive surgery from the Little Baby Face Foundation (LBFF). Nadia was born with hemifacial microsomia,/… Read full post »

 

Ritu Singh Pande stars as Meena, an Indian mother born in Guyana in the new movie, 'Festival of Lights' opening this Friday. 

Festival of Lights” is the first feature film written and directed by documentary filmmaker Shundell Prasad. It is the story of a Guyanese

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The award winning film, 'A Royal Affair', stars Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander and Mikkel FÒ¸lsgaard

The award winning film, 'A Royal Affair', stars Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander and Mikkel Følsgaard. 

 

There’s no money for social programs; rich folks don’t want to pay taxes, foreigners are given the heave-ho, the military budget’s in jeopardy, the poor

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MY AFFAIR WITH GUNS

I never fired a gun in my life. Or even held one. Yet I’ve had a long affair with guns since they forced their attentions on me back in 1980. On April 22nd—celebrated everywhere then and now as Earth Day—a terrorist, armed with three guns and multiple… Read full post »

Uggie the dog, a Jack Russell Terrier and the canine star of the award-winning movie The Artist, has now written an autobiography titled Uggie—My Story. And what a tail, er, tale, he has to tell! This is a rags-to-riches story about a dog given up by his family because he was…

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This 2012 version of "Pusher" is a remake of the 1996 original that was written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn ("Drive"). Refn's film was a blockbuster and he added two more films to the Danish series, "With Blood on My Hands: Pusher II" and "I'm the Angel of Death: Pusher…

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Here’s an article I wrote for their blog yesterday:

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate & How the Conditions Differ

Most people are familiar with seeing before and after photos of children born with a cleft lip/cleft palate. Surgery fixed the lip. What people don’t know is that, in most of tho… Read full post »

OCTOBER 20, 2012 5:19AM

Animal Actors in Movies and on TV

Animal Actors

 

Cathy Pittman, founder of Performing Animal Troupe and owner of 200 animals, provides animal actors and trainers for movies and television shows.

Have you ever wondered where the animals in movies and on TV come from? One answer: Cathy Pittman, founder of Performing Ani

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Unique ways that one life-long animal advocate is making a difference!

Dog Volunteers

 

Volunteers work with therapy dogs for U.S. veterans with PTSD. Rescued dogs shown here: Breezy the Beagle, O’Neil the Black Lab, Dakota the Yellow Lab and George the Bassett Hound.

While many rescue&nbs

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Kelly Nyks is the writer and director of 'SPLIT: A Deeper Divide', a documentary about America's paralyzing partisanship politics.

Kelly Nyks is the writer and director of ‘SPLIT: A Deeper Divide’, a documentary about America’s paralyzing partisanship politics. Photo byRobert Ramos. Article written for Examiner.

The new Indie film, “SPLIT: A Deeper Divide“, is a thorough investigation/

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Kelly Nyks is the writer and director of 'SPLIT: A Deeper Divide', a documentary about America's paralyzing partisanship politics.
Kelly Nyks is the writer and director of ‘SPLIT: A Deeper Divide’, a documentary about America’s paralyzing partisanship politics. This article was written for Examiner.

This week’s release of the documentary, “SPLIT: A Deeper Divide” couldn’t/

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Dorri Olds interviewed Adam Brody about movies for The Forward, Arty Semite: The Oranges, Lovelace, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
This remake of 'Pusher' is as dark and brooding as the original and it’s a race-against-the-clock thriller that does not disappoint. The pace is frenetic and exciting. Nicolas Winding Refn, Zlatko Buric, Richard Coyle.

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Adam Brody at Manhattan press event

Photo credit: Dorri Olds

Adam Brody has been called adorkable and a geek. He’s also been listed three times in People magazine as one of the “50 Hottest Bachelors.” He’s best known for his role as hyper, nerdy, talkative Seth Cohen on the teen TV series, “The O.C… Read full post »

OCTOBER 4, 2012 6:29PM

Q&A: Alison Pace, Author & Dog Lover

Alison Pace writes about her West Highland White Terrier

Carlie, Alison Pace's West Highland Terrier,
on the day she became Alison's dog.

Petside writer Dorri Olds sat down this week with award-winning novelist Alison Pace, the author of several dog-oriented books, to discuss her first nonfiction title "You Tell Your Dog First". She a… Read full post »