Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Hal Movie Review

Jeff Bridges stars in Hal

18 Loads of Super Double Dynamite Love

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Although Hal Ashby directed a remarkable string of acclaimed, widely admired classics throughout the 1970s (Harold and Maude, The Last Detail, Shampoo, Coming Home, Being There) he is often overlooked amid the crowd of luminaries from his generation. Amy Scott's exuberant portrait explores that curious oversight, using rare archival materials, interviews, personal letters, and audio recordings to reveal a passionate, obsessive artist. Ashby was a Hollywood director who constantly clashed with Hollywood, but also a unique soul with an unprecedented insight into the human condition and an unmatched capacity for good. His films were an elusive blend of honesty, irreverence, humor, and humanity. Through the heartrending and inspiring Hal, you feel buoyed by Ashby's love of people and of cinema, a little like walking on water.

Monday, September 24, 2018

The Green Turtle Sports Bar & Grille Raises the Steaks

Beefy Leafy Salad at The Green Turtle Sports Bar & Grille

From our friends at The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille...

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille is “Raising the Steaks” this fall with its limited time offer menu highlighting fresh from the kitchen meals - all made with aged USDA choice, grain fed sirloin. The famous Cowboy Burger, a ½-pound burger topped with Smoky BBQ sauce, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese and Onion Straws on a Sesame Seed Bun, will also be offered at a valued price of $9.99 throughout this promotion.

The Watergate Hotel Brings the Nation's Best Breakfasts to DC

Main Dining Room at Kingbird (Photo: The Watergate Hotel)

From our friends at The Watergate Hotel...

The Watergate Hotel Is Launching a New Breakfast Pop-Up Menu, Featuring Dishes from Four Nationwide-Renowned Restaurants

The Watergate Hotel, the luxurious urban resort in the heart of the Nation’s Capital is bringing four of the nation’s most critically-acclaimed breakfasts hotspots to the city. Beginning September 26th, visitors and locals alike will be able to savor signature dishes from Connie’s Chicken & Waffles in Baltimore, Paperboy in Austin, Blue Collar Restaurant in Miami and Dusek’s in Chicago.

Nando's Introduces Its Hottest Sauce Ever

Photo courtesy of Nando's PERi-PERi

From our friends at Nando's PERi-PERi...

Nando's Turns Up the Heat. And Flavor!

Introduces its hottest sauce ever, PERi-PERi VUSA

Nando’s hot sauce just got a lot hotter. Available starting today at all U.S. restaurants, Nando’s introduces PERi-PERi Vusa, its hottest sauce ever, with the highest concentration of PERi-PERi peppers.

Adams Morgan Food Crawl Travels from Ethiopia to El Salvador This Saturday, September 29

From our friends at the Adams Morgan Partnership...

Carpe DC Food Tours and the Adams Morgan Partnership are thrilled to host the Flavors of AdMo Food Crawl this Saturday to celebrate the rich diversity found in Adams Morgan.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar to Host a Cookbook Release Party Tuesday, November 13

Photo courtesy of Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

From our friends at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar...

Fans of the Restaurant are Invited to Celebrate the Release of Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot’s Second Cookbook with a Party Featuring Delicious Food and Cocktails Profiled in Cuba Cooks

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Barlocated steps from CityCenterDC at 801 9th Street, NW, will celebrate the release of Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot’s second cookbook, Cuba Cooks: Recipes and Desserts from Cuban Paladares and Their Chefs (October 2018) with a book signing party on Tuesday, November 13. Guests pay $50 per person to enjoy select open bar that includes beer, red and white wine by the glass, house red and white sangria, Pyrat Mojitos, Mango Mojitos and Spiced Cuba Libre's, along with an array of passed and stationary tapas, ceviches, and desserts profiled in Cuba Cooks. Dishes are subject to change, but may include Ceviche de Pez Perro - hog fish ceviche with black-eyed peas, coconut milk, cilantro and cachucha Chile sauce; Sopa de Cilantro - chilled cilantro soup with tempura of clams; Tacos de Berenjenas - malanga tacos with eggplant salad; Buñuelos de Espinaca, spinach and manchego cheese fritters, served with goat cheese sauce; Croquetas de Pollo - chicken croquettes with cachucha aioli; Alitas de Pollo a lo Chino - Chinese barbeque chicken winglets; Tostones con Ropa Vieja de Pato - braised pulled duck legs with Hawaiian toston, as well as Cuban Porchetta - pork belly and pork loin roast with Moros y Cristianos pilaf. Desserts are just as enticing and include Churros con Chocolate, Macarrones de Coco, Guayaba con Mousse de Queso Crema as well as El Arroz con Leche de Mami Totty. Cookbooks will also be available for purchase throughout the evening and priced at $40 each.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Contest: Win Passes to See The Hate U Give

We're giving away 25 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of 20th Century Fox's The Hate U Give, starring Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, Issa Rae, Sabrina Carpenter, Common, and Anthony Mackie. The screening takes place on Wednesday, September 26th at Regal Gallery Place: It starts at 7:00 PM, but seats are first-come, first-served; so winners are encouraged to show up sooner than later (ideally between 5:45 PM and 6:15 PM.) Seating is not guaranteed. Fill in the entry form below, and we'll select 25 winners to receive a pass for two (2.) Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before September 24th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Arch Campbell's Weekend Movie Guide (9/21/18)

Jack Black, Owen Vaccaro & Cate Blanchett (r) star in The House with a Clock in Its Walls

From our friend, Arch Campbell...

Three Identical Strangers - 4 Stars. Identical triplets, separated at birth, discover each other, later learning why they were separated and how they were used as "lab rats." A chilling documentary.

BlacKkKlansman - 3½ Stars. Spike Lee combines the true story of a 1970s KKK sting with a history of American racism from the Civil War to present day.

Juliet, Naked - 3½ Stars. Romantic comedy delight with Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O'Dowd. Byrne connects with washed-up rocker Hawke, whom O'Dowd idolizes.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fahrenheit 11/9 Movie Review

Michael Moore directs and stars in Fahrenheit 11/9

A Bridge Too Far

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 11/9" is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the f**k did we get here, and how the f**k do we get out? It's the film to see before it's too late.

The Hay-Adams Introduces the Privacy Please Package

From our friends at the The Hay-Adams Hotel...

A Recipe for Relaxation & Romance as The Hay-Adams Introduces the Privacy Please Package

The Hay-Adams, a top destination for romantic interludes, engagements and weddings, is pleased to introduce the Privacy Please Package created to inspire couples to commence their new year rejuvenated. Designed to make it easy to disconnect and decompress, this package offers luxuriously appointed Junior Suite accommodations. Here one will find a bottle of chilled Taittinger Champagne awaits them to savor at their leisure, perhaps after the one-hour in-room massage for two, which is also included in this relaxing getaway. Melt away the stresses of the day-to-day wearing the package keepsake plush microfiber robes. There are also luxurious Etro® toiletries, a candle and slippers that may turn bath time into a Zen experience; staff will even draw one’s bath upon request.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

An Inspector Calls at the Shakespeare Theatre Company

From our friends at the Shakespeare Theatre Company...

Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, Stephen Daldry’s (Billy Elliot, The Crown) multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley’s classic thriller An Inspector Calls will kick off a four-city U.S. tour at Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 20 through December 23, 2018.

Contest: Win 1 of 5 DVD Copies of Disney's Freaky Friday

We're giving away five (5) DVD copies of Freaky Friday, courtesy of Disney Channel; and all you have to do is provide your name, email and mailing address... No trivia questions, running through hoops, etc.. How easy is that? We'll select five winners (one DVD per household) and ship your prize via FedEx or USPS (after September 25th.) All entries must be received by Friday, September 21st at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!