Thursday, July 12, 2018

Skyscraper Movie Review

Neve CampbellDwayne Johnson (r) star in Skyscraper

Daddy to the Rescue

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary's Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building... above the fire line. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War on Digital July 31 & Blu-ray August 14

Chadwick Boseman, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson & Sebastian Stan (r) star in Avengers: Infinity War

From our friends at Marvel Studios...

Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War Arrives Digitally on July 31 and Blu-ray on August 14

Go behind the scenes of the No. 4 film of all time to gain exclusive access to more than two hours of never-before-revealed details of its unprecedented, 10-year cinematic journey which includes an epic filmmaker roundtable, an inside look at the surprising super hero pair-ups, deleted scenes and more!

Box office history was made when Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” shattered all opening records, surpassed the $2 billion mark at the global box office in just 48 days, and remains the fourth highest-grossing film of all time. Now, the cinematic event ten-years in the making comes home Digitally on July 31 and Blu-ray on August 14 with over two hours of bonus. Head over to the “Avengers: Infinity War” hub to pre-order your copy today!

Local Teams Compete on The Great Food Truck Race

Host Tyler Florence on Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race

From our friends at Food Network...

The Great Food Truck Race Takes on the Wild West in Return of Summer Primetime Series

Host Tyler Florence kicks off season nine with new fleet of food truck hopefuls on Thursday, July 26th at 9 PM ET/PT

The Great Food Truck Race takes a culinary road battle through the Wild West this summer, with seven teams of food truck hopefuls competing to win a $50,000 grand prize. Hosted by Tyler Florence, the trip hits hot spots in the Southwest to test the competitors’ cooking chops, selling skills and business savvy. Each week, the teams hit a new city for fierce food challenges, and the least successful truck heads home - until the one team left standing is awarded $50,000. The Great Food Truck Race kicks off Thursday, July 26th at 9 PM ET/PT and the winning truck will be named in the season finale on Thursday, August 30th at 9 PM ET/PT on Food Network.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Contest: Win 1 of 5 Blu-ray/DVD Copies of I Feel Pretty

We're giving away five (5) Blu-ray/DVD copies of I Feel Pretty, courtesy of Universal Home Entertainment; 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 July 17th.) All entries must be received by Saturday, July 14th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp Movie Review

Paul Rudd & Evangeline Lilly (r) star in Ant-Man and the Wasp

World's Greatest Grandma?

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: "Ant-Man and the Wasp." In the aftermath of "Captain America: Civil War," Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp, as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past. Directed by Peyton Reed.

Sorry to Bother You Movie Review

Lakeith Stanfield stars in Sorry to Bother You

Don't Bother

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of "power-calling" that leads to material glory. But the upswing in Cassius' career raises serious red flags with his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a performance artist and minimum-wage striver who's secretly part of a Banksy-style activist collective. As his friends and co-workers organize in protest of corporate oppression, Cassius falls under the spell of his company's cocaine-snorting CEO Steve Lift (Armie Hammer), who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams. Directed by Boots Riley.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Contest: Win Passes to See Unfriended: Dark Web

We're giving away 25 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of OTL Releasing and BH Tilt's Unfriended: Dark Web, starring Colin Woodell, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Betty Gabriel, and Andrew Lees. The screening takes place on Wednesday, July 18th at AMC Mazza Gallerie: 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. Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before July 8th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

All Set Restaurant & Bar Is Celebrating Discovery Channel’s 30th Anniversary of Shark Week

Shark Bait - Anchovy Bruschetta Crostini at All Set Restaurant & Bar

From our friends at All Set Restaurant & Bar...

The Popular New England Seafood-Focused Restaurant Will Be Serving Up Shark-Inspired Cocktails and Fare, While Raising Funds for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

All Set Restaurant & Bar, located at 8630 Fenton Street, Plaza 5, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, will participate in Discovery Channel’s 30th anniversary of Shark Week from July 22-29, 2018 by donating to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Guests are encouraged to stop by the popular Silver Spring restaurant, known for its coastal New England fare to indulge in shark-inspired cocktails and dishes. One can sip on a Bloody Mary ($8) prepared with house-made Bloody Mary mix (tomato juice, cucumber, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt, pepper) and Tito’s vodka, a Shark Attack ($5) prepared with Tequila, Blue Curacao, grenadine, lime juice, and a Hammerhead ($6), Harpoon UFO Wheat Beer & a shot of Kraken Spiced Rum.

Bolshoi Ballet Returns to U.S. Cinemas This Month with Summer Series, via Fathom Events

From our friends at Fathom Events...

The Bolshoi Ballet Returns to U.S. Cinemas This July with First-Ever Summer Encores Series

Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathe Live present three timeless and beloved ballets, featuring the world’s best dancers

For three Monday evenings in July, ballet fans nationwide can enjoy the Bolshoi Ballet’s awe-inspiring performances from the comfort of their local cinemas. The “Bolshoi Ballet Summer Series” brings three classic events back to the big screen for one-evening-only presentations. The series includes Giselle on July 9, featuring ballet superstars Svetlana Zakharova and Sergei Polunin, Alexei Ratmansky’s poetic staging of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet on July 16, and classical ballet’s most beloved story, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, Swan Lake on July 23. All performances were captured live from the Bolshoi Theatre stage in Moscow, Russia.

Contest: Win Passes to See Skyscraper

We're giving away 30 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of Universal Pictures' Skyscraper, starring Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller, Noah Taylor, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, and Hannah Quinlivan. The screening takes place on Tuesday, July 10th at AMC Mazza Gallerie: It starts at 7:30 PM, but seats are first-come, first-served; so winners are encouraged to show up sooner than later (ideally between 6:15 PM and 6:45 PM.) Seating is not guaranteed. Fill in the entry form below, and we'll select 30 winners to receive a pass for two. Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before July 6th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

TTT & Buena Vida Celebrate National Tequila Day on Tuesday, July 24

Tacos, Tortas & Tequila's TTT Margarita (Photo: Ardent Vibe)

From our friends at Tacos, Tortas & Tequila & Buena Vida...

Street Guys Hospitality's newest modern Mexican concepts, Buena Vida and Tacos, Tortas & Tequila (TTT), located at 8407 Ramsey Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910, will be celebrating National Tequila Day on Tuesday, July 24 with an extended Happy Hour available from 11 AM to 10 PM. At TTT, the first-floor authentic meets modern Mexican diner, guests can enjoy a selection of beverages available at a discounted price of $5 each including the TTT Margarita with blanco tequila, agave, and lime, house red, white, or sparkling wine, as well as draft, can, or bottled beer including Amber Dos Equis, Lager Dos Equis, Flying Dog 'Snake Dog' IPA, American Blonde Ale Flying Dog Numero Uno 'Agave Cerveza,' Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, Tecate, Tecate Light, Victoria, Pacifico, Bohemia, Estrella, and Jalisco.

Italian Newcomer Lupo Marino Debuts an Aperitivo Menu for Summer

Communal Table & Bar at Lupo Marino (Photo: Lupo Marino)

From our friends at Lupo Marino...

Lupo Marino, the newly opened Southern Italian “street food” concept located at 40 Pearl Street, SW, within The Wharf development situated in the Southwest Waterfront, is pleased to debut a new Aperitivo menu. Aperitivo is an Italian tradition of enjoying a pre-dinner drink/snack to whet the appetite. At Lupo Marino, guests can nibble on a variety of fried small plates available exclusively at the 18-seat bar, 12-seat communal table as well as the 12 patio tables that are available along Pearl Street (standing room only) Monday through Wednesday, from 3 PM to 6 PM. This new menu is perfect for those seeking a snack after work, or an afternoon pick-me-up before dinner. Prepared by Executive Chef Todd Sprik, standout dishes from the aperitivo menu include Fritto Misto with calamari, sardines and head-on prawns, served with burnt lemon; Crocché di Patate with baccala and lemon aioli; Carciofi with bagna cauda; Arancini, acquerello rice balls stuffed with beef ragù and smoked scamorza, as well as Polpettini, beef & pork meatballs with marinara. Dishes are priced at $5 each, ideal for pairing with a rotating list of house red, white, rosé and sparkling wine as well as assorted draft beers, which are also available for $5.