Danny Gallagher has been a regular contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2014. He has also written features, essays and stories for MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, Cracked, Mental_Floss, The Week, CNET and The Onion AV Club.
3 days ago | Don't Watch That, Watch This
Writer and director Augustine Frizzell is riding high on the critical success of her first feature film Never Goin' Back that got its Texas opening Friday at The Magnolia theater. And it's nothing like she imagined. "It's so funny because before y...
7 days ago | Concerts
If someone tells you that Bob Dylan is coming to town and you're one of those young whippersnappers who responds with "Who?" then the person who informed you can't be held responsible for their actions. It's the law. Look it up. So if you're not f...
8 days ago | Dance
Michael and Carol Garland may be in their 70s, but they've spent most of their years on dance floors, and something as meaningless as age hasn't stopped them. "If you put us behind the silhouette, people think we're in our teens," Michael says. "W...
9 days ago | Film and TV
Where would the gaming world be without the advent of virtual reality technology and the 1993 film Super Mario Bros., the first mainstream film based on a video game? We definitely wouldn't have cool, futuristic headsets like the Oculus Rift and P...
22 days ago | Film and TV
The story behind Cherokee Creek is more than just the usual tale of an ambitious filmmaker enduring obstacles such as dwindling funding, long editing sessions and persuading the cast to do nude scenes in freezing weather. The raunchy horror-c...
28 days ago | Film and TV
The sequels that followed the first RoboCop to the theaters, including the most recent remake, were meager attempts to capitalize on its success. But they ignored the parts that made it work so well. Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, the screenwriter...