Though famous for many horror stories, Stephen King considers the Dark Tower septology his magnum opus. The odd blend of the fantasy, sci-fi and western genres will be coming to the big screen this summer, starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain and Matthew MConaughey as his enemy Walter Padick, also known as “the Man in Black.”
“Walter” is a character who appears in many King novels, under many names; he is perhaps most famous from his role in The Stand, where he goes by the name Randall Flagg. In an interview with Fandango‘s Erik Davis, MConaughey discusses the iconic villain.
“It’s a dark tale of Christianity, it is. The epic, mythical battle of good versus evil,” he explained. Fans of King will recognize his many allusions to religion, both with demonic enemies and frequent use of Protestant fundamentalists as antagonists.
“There’s multiple worlds happening, that you can inhabit simultaneously,” MConaughey added. In the novels, both Walter and other Dark Tower characters magically move between different realms, from the fantastic to those similar to our world; in many cases, these are outright crossovers with other King novels. “And you will see myself, Walter, and Idris, the Gunslinger [Roland], go head to head.”
The Dark Tower is scheduled for release July 28, 2017.
Many business owners, managers and other leaders pay little attention to the potential risks that social media poses. Earlier this week, Simon Rowe for Independent.ie outlined the various ways that social and work-social media accounts can help criminals target business leaders and employees and commit acts of fraud.
The most common scenario involves thieves mining platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for identifying data. In one scenario, a thief steals a supervisor’s or vendor’s data and then uses the information to pretend to be that person and convince a subordinate employee or another supervisor via email to perform some action that benefits the thief like sending money to the thief’s location of choice. Some thieves use salary and income data to take out credit cards and loans in the name of someone who likely has good credit.
Social and work-social media poses another problem that Rowe does not mention: A thief who finds enough data to pretend to be a company’s senior officer can ask another leader via email, tweet, chat or other communication method to provide an update about a closely guarded project that the thief recently heard about offline or online in a news piece. The thief then sells this proprietary information to a company’s competitors or releases it on the internet to ruin a company’s reputation.
Experts recommend that business leaders train every person who works in their company to know the signs of these types of scams. They also recommend that leaders hire security experts to look for identifying information in social media posts. Some companies even have a strict policy of hiring security experts to remove identifying information from posts.
Crystal Hunt is a successful actress and producer. Hunt was born February 5, 1985 in Florida. She started her career in pageantry at two years old. As a child, Hunt took acting and singing lessons. Hunt’s talent in the pageants almost always showcase acting.
In 1991 Hunt won the role of the daughter in the hit movie “Problem Child 2.” Since then Hunt has starred in many commercials including one for Walt Dinsney’s 25th anniversary celebration and an anti-drug advertisement working with the music group NSYNC.
Crystal Hunt is best known for her role as Lizzie Spaulding on the soap opera “Guilding Light”, which she played from 2003 to 2006. Hunt received a Daytime Emmy Award Nomination and Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for her performance in “Guilding Light” in 2005.
In 2007 she played in the film “Sydney White” and in 2009 to 2010 Hunt played the part of Stacy Morasco in “One Life to Live.” Hunt also performed in “23 Blast” and was executive producer for horror series “Talbot County” in 2014.
Hunt graced the picture of Magic Mike XXL as one of the leading ladies in 2015. Among the people she worked with in the movie Magic Mike XXL are Tatum, Mat Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Jada Picket Smith, Elizabeth Banks, and Andie MacDowell.
Crystal Hunt has had a long lasting career in the industry and has a love for healthcare and animals. Besides acting and producing Crystal Hunt was a managing member of “My Pets Dream Boutique” in Clearwater, Florida. A store that specializes in dog supplies, pet grooming, food, treatments, and fashion accessories.