Sunday, December 4, 2016

Elle Movie Review

Isabelle Huppert stars in Elle

Tit for Tat

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Michèle (Isabelle Huppert) seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game - a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. Directed by Paul Verhoeven.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Metro Cooking DC 2016 - Day One Summary

Top Chef Tom Colicchio dazzled at today's MetroCooking DC

MetroCooking DC returned to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to celebrate its 11th edition, earlier today. There were some noticeable improvements from last year... easier navigation, a bigger (and better) BBQ Bash & Beer, Wine and Spirits Garden and a free James Beard Stage (headline demos included.)

Men's Basketball: UDC 90 Daemen College 84 (OT)

Joe Nickerson (#15) led all players with 9 rebounds & 5 steals

From our friends at UDC Athletics...

Firebirds Outlast Wildcats in Overtime, 90-84 for ECC Season-Opening Win

The University of the District of Columbia men's basketball team outscored its guests Daemen College, 10-4 in the overtime session to pull away with a 90-84 victory in its East Coast Conference season opener Saturday afternoon at the UDC Sports Complex.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Encore! Encore! Florence Foster Jenkins Returns to Theaters, December 2

Meryl Streep stars in Florence Foster Jenkins

From our friends at Paramount Pictures...

Paramount Pictures will re-release the critically-acclaimed crowd-pleaser Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg, and directed by Stephen Frears, in select theaters December 2.

Contest: Win Passes to See an Advanced Screening of Office Christmas Party

We're giving away 25 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of Paramount Pictures' Office Christmas Party, starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, Jillian Bell, Courtney B. Vance, Rob Corddry with Kate McKinnon and Jennifer Aniston. The screening takes place on Wednesday, December 7th 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 (between 5:45 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. Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before Sunday, December 4th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Arch Campbell's Weekend Movie Guide (12/2/16)

Michelle Williams & Casey Affleck (r) star in Manchester by the Sea

From our friend, Arch Campbell...

Manchester by the Sea - 4 Stars. Casey Affleck delivers one of the best performances in years as a janitor forced to return to the scene of a profound loss. The story never goes where you expect, in the name of stark real truth.

Loving - 3½ Stars. Gently-told true story of the interracial couple who challenged Virginia's ban on mixed marriage. A quiet love story with a star-making role for actress Ruth Negga.

Sully - 3½ Stars. Clint Eastwood directs and Tom Hanks stars as U.S. Air "hero pilot" "Sully" Sullenberger. The recreations of landing the crippled jet and the aftermath paint a fascinating picture of calm, life-saving leadership. One of the year's best.

Moonlight - 3½ Stars. Three scenes from the life of a poor kid growing up with an addicted single mother. Love and emotion overcome challenge in a sometimes difficult, but deeply affecting story.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

DC-Area Franchisees Raise Funds & Donate Bikes for Christmas

From our friends at Smoothie King...

Smoothie King Franchise Partners of Greater Washington D.C. Work Together to Raise Funds for “Colby’s Ride” Nonprofit

10% of every enhancer or extra sale from now through December 18th will be donated

16 participating Smoothie King locations in the greater DC area will be raising funds from now until December 18, 2016 for local nonprofit, Colby’s Ride. Colby’s Ride, which provides bicycles and helmets to under-privileged children in our community, was formed to honor 11-year-old Colby Thomas Smith who passed away in a tragic dirt bike accident on October 11, 2015.

The Pearl Announces Phase I Delivery of Luxury Apartments

From our friends at The Pearl...

New Luxury Residential Units Now Leasing in Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland

The Tower Companies, a Washington, D.C.-based real estate developer and recognized sustainability leader, is excited to announce that The Pearl, the newest luxury apartment building in Silver Spring, MD, is now leasing apartment homes. The first 150 units of The Pearl will be available for move-in in February 2017, with the remaining 134 units delivering shortly after in Spring 2017. Upon completion of Phase I of The Pearl, the luxury 14-story complex will include three buildings with a total of 284 new residential units.

Harlem Globetrotters Return to DC Area, March 17-19, 2017

From our friends at Monumental Network...

Harlem Globetrotters to Introduce Basketball's First-Ever 4-Point Line During 71st Season

Four games set for DC area at Verizon Center on March 18, 2017 and March 17 & 19 at EagleBank Arena

Continually pushing and expanding the sport of basketball, the Harlem Globetrotters have once again set a new mark. Or rather, a new distance.

11th Annual MetroCooking DC Kicks Off This Weekend

Tom Colicchio (Photo: MetroCooking DC)

From our friends at MetroCooking DC...

MetroCooking DC 2016 Kicks Off This Weekend in Washington, DC Featuring Celebrity Chefs Jacques Pepin, Tom Colicchio, Carla Hall, Duff Goldman & Dozens of Celebrated DC Area Chefs, Vendors & Restaurants

New All-Inclusive Ticket Option, James Beard Foundation Cooking Stage, RAMW Grand Tasting Pavilion, BBQ BASH, Hundreds of Specialty Food Vendors Set for Two-Day Food Showcase

MetroCooking DC (; @MetroCookingDC), the region’s largest two-day culinary showcase, returns to Washington, DC on December 3rd & 4th, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, debuting an exciting local and national celebrity studded line-up of Chefs, Cookbook Authors, and more.

Roy Rogers Restaurants Launches Loyalty App

From our friends at Roy Rogers Restaurants...

Today, Roy Rogers Restaurants announces the launch of its loyalty app, Roy’s Rewards. The app launches at its 24 corporate owned locations today with an expansion into participating franchise locations by 1st Quarter 2017.

Pentagon Row Frost Fest Takes Place This Saturday

From our friends at Pentagon Row...

On Saturday, December 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Federal Realty Investment Trust will celebrate the season with Pentagon Row’s Frost Fest. The holiday celebration will feature an on-ice firework display with a special Santa Claus appearance, live entertainment, popular music by DJ Saucee, food samples, a $1,000 shopping spree giveaway and more. Pentagon Row’s 6,840 square foot ice rink boasts an outdoor dual-sided stone fireplace, perfect for skate breaks and warming up.