Friday, September 22, 2017

Arch Campbell's Weekend Movie Guide (9/22/17)

Ben Stiller stars in Brad's Status

From our friend, Arch Campbell...

The Big Sick - 4 Stars. Pakistani comic Kumail Nanjiani hits the sweet spot of tension between culture, generations, and romance in a serious rom-com about his relationship with his wife. Charming!

Wind River - 3½ Stars. Modern Western/thriller from Taylor Sheridan, screenwriter of "Hell or High Water." Tracker Jeremy Renner helps FBI agent Elizabeth Olsen solve the rape/murder of a young American Indian girl. Tense and explosive.

Detroit - 3½ Stars. Director Kathryn Bigelow revisits police brutality during the Detroit riots of 1967. A blend of documentary & feature filmmaking, as brilliant as it is brutal to watch.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Movie Review

Taron EgertonColin Firth & Pedro Pascal (r) star in Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Let's Go Crazy

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: "Kingsman: The Secret Service" introduced the world to Kingsman - an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the U.S. called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents' strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that's becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy.... Directed by Matthew Vaughn.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Battle of the Sexes Movie Review

Emma Stone & Steve Carell (r) star in Battle of the Sexes

Sideshows

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the Battle of the Sexes and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue.) Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today. Directed by Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Women's Volleyball: UMES 3 George Washington 0

Junior Kelsey Clark (#4) led GW with 10 kills

From our friends at GW Athletics...

GW Volleyball Topped by Maryland Eastern Shore

Colonials turn attention to A-10 opener at La Salle on Friday

The George Washington volleyball team concluded its busy four-match homestand on Tuesday night, but was unable to get past visiting Maryland Eastern Shore in a 3-0 loss at the Charles E. Smith Center.

Bold Bite Market to Open on 19th Street Next Week

Bold Bite Market opens September 25th

From our friends at Bold Bite Market...

Bold Bite Market to Open in DC This September

Bold Family Restaurant Group’s new hybrid fast casual concept to bring the best of Bold Bite, 202 Donuts and TapaBar to Golden Triangle

Bold Bite Market will open on September 25, 2017 at 1028 19th Street, NW, between L and K. The fast-casual scratch-kitchen market concept will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, hand spun milkshakes, fries and gourmet fresh and packaged offerings from sister brands 202 Donuts and TapaBar.

Taste of DC Announces 65+ Restaurant Lineup for DC's Largest Culinary Festival


From our friends at the Taste of DC...

Attendees Set to Sip, Savor and Celebrate at the Highly-Anticipated Two-Day Event

Taste of DC (www.TheTasteofDC.org), DC’s largest culinary festival, recently announced the lineup of 65+ participating restaurants for this year’s highly anticipated two-day culinary event held at the Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium on Columbus Day weekend, Saturday, October 7 through Sunday, October 8, 2017.

Park Hyatt Washington D.C. Tea Cellar Offers a New Tableside Three-Course Tea Menu for Sunday Indulging


From our friends at Park Hyatt Washington, D.C....

Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. celebrates the return of fall with a new three-course tableside tea service, for a luxurious afternoon experience in the Tea Cellar. The Tea Menu offers pastries with accompaniments, savory bites from the cheese and charcuterie station, seasonally inspired small plates, and custom desserts, which will be available exclusively on Sunday afternoons, from 3 PM to 4:30 PM. Tea service begins on Sunday, September 17 and is priced at $55 per adult and $30 per child between six and twelve years of age (tax and gratuity not included.) It includes a freshly brewed pot of tea from the tea menu. Guests can order additional pots of tea with prices ranging from $8 to $300.

Annual World War One Airshow Returns to Military Aviation Museum this October

Fokker Dr.I

From our friends at the Military Aviation Museum...

Virginia Beach's Military Aviation Museum Invites Aviation Enthusiasts to Step Back in Time During Annual Biplanes and Triplanes World War One Airshow

Come see rare historical aircraft grace the skies of Pungo, Virginia the weekend of October 7-8

The Military Aviation Museum’s Biplanes and Triplanes World War One Air Show kicks off Saturday, October 7-8, in the Pungo section of Virginia Beach, Virginia, transporting guests back to the days of the War to End All Wars for a weekend of aerial displays from colorful World War One aircraft, live performances from 1920s era entertainers, elaborate reenactor encampments, and much more.

5th Annual Boundary Stone Bike Ride Announced for October 14, 2007


From our friends at Boundary Stone...

Annual Bike Ride Visits Oldest Federal Monuments, the DC Boundary Stones

After-Party to take place at Boundary Stone Pub in Bloomingdale

Perfect for history buffs, bike nerds, and adventure junkies alike, this year’s Boundary Stone Bike Ride will begin at Jones Point Lighthouse in Alexandria on Saturday, October 14 at 9 AM.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Contest: Win One of 5 Digital Copies of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


We're giving away five (5) digital copies of Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, 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 copy per household) and send your digital copy via USPS. All entries must be received by Friday, September 22nd at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Strathmore Expands Open Captioning Patron Accessibility Program as It Opens 2017-18 Season

The Simon & Garfunkel Story visits Strathmore, September 22nd

From our friends at Strathmore...

Strathmore Expands Open Captioning Service for Patrons

In an effort to better serve patrons, Strathmore adds open captioning to pre-selected main stage shows

As part of its ongoing commitment to make the arts accessible to all, Strathmore is expanding its open captioning offerings for Music Center performances beginning in the 2017-218 Season. Open captioning is a text display of words and sounds heard in a production - similar to closed captioning on a television. Strathmore has historically offered this service when requested by patrons, and has now proactively selected five main stage presentations for pre-planned open captioning, an initiative it plans to continue into the future. Patrons can contact Strathmore’s Ticket Office at (301) 581-5100 in advance to request the best seats for open caption viewing. TTY via Maryland Relay Services for in-state residents at 711 or out of state at 1(800) 735-2258.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Trailer


The Man Who Invented Christmas

IMDb Plot: The journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer) and other classic characters from "A Christmas Carol." The film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) conjured up a timeless tale. Opens November 3, 2017