Friday, August 18, 2017

Arch Campbell's Weekend Movie Guide (8/18/17)

Danielle Macdonald stars in Patti Cake$

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.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Logan Lucky Movie Review

Daniel Craig stars in Logan Lucky

Oceans 7-Eleven

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.

The Hitman's Bodyguard Movie Review

Samuel L. Jackson & Ryan Reynolds (r) star in The Hitman's Bodyguard

Boring Isn't Always Best

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: The world's top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson.) The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years, and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator (Gary Oldman) who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson's equally notorious wife. Directed by Patrick Hughes.

Monday, August 14, 2017

ECCO Shoes Opens New Store in Pentagon City


From our friends at ECCO...

Danish Shoe Company Brings Stylish, High-Quality Footwear and Leather Accessories to the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City

ECCO, a world-leading brand of footwear and leather goods, officially unveiled its newest store, located in the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City on August 12th, 2017. Jake Gamache, ECCO Retail Sales Director, was on hand to cut the ribbon, alongside Gina DiVenuti, ECCO Retail Marketing Specialist. It is the 39th owned and operated full price ECCO store in the U.S.

Tortilladora Launches Tomorrow

Tortilladora Taco Kit

From our friends at Tortilladora...

Tortilladora to Begin Delivery Service Tomorrow

Celebrate Taco Tuesday with new, chef-driven taco kits and more

There’s a new taco in town with flavors as unique as its format. Beginning tomorrow, diners can order Tortilladora Taco Kits and sides from Caviar and Uber Eats.

Contest: Win Passes to See Crown Heights


We're giving away 25 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of IFC Films' Crown Heights, starring Keith Stanfield and Nnamdi Asomugha. The screening takes place on Tuesday, August 29 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 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 Tuesday, August 22nd at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Contest: Win Passes to See Good Time


We're giving away 25 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of A24's Good Time, starring Robert Pattinson, Barkhad Abdi and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The screening takes place on Wednesday, August 16 at Regal Majestic: 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 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 Tuesday, August 15th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Smithsonian Folkways Artist, DC Folk Mainstay Stephen Wade Brings New Album to AMP

Stephen Wade (Photo: Michael G. Stewart)

From our friends at AMP by Strathmore...

Banjo Master & Folk Music Conservator Stephen Wade at AMP

Wade celebrates release of new album, revisits landmark book/theater project in two concerts

Grammy-nominated musician, author, and researcher Stephen Wade creates a time capsule of American grassroots tradition in two companion concerts at AMP. On Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8 PM. Wade celebrates his newly-released Smithsonian Folkways album, Across the Amerikee: Showpieces from Coal Camp to Cattle Trail, accompanied by veteran musicians Zan McLeod and Russ Hooper. Two months later at AMP, he revisits his magnum opus, the book and concert piece, The Beautiful Music All Around Us, on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8 PM. Wade is best known locally for his unprecedented, decade long-run of Banjo Dancing at Arena Stage. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.AMPbyStrathmore.com.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Labor Day Crabfest at City Tap Penn Quarter

Beer Flight (Photo: City Tap Pen Quarter)

From our friends at City Tap Penn Quarter...

9/4: Dig Into Bottomless Maryland Blue Crabs at City Tap Penn Quarter's Labor Day Crabfest

End summer with a bang and join City Tap Penn Quarter this Labor Day by cracking unlimited crabs at their Third Annual Labor Day Crabfest. For $50, guests can enjoy unlimited Maryland blue crabs alongside piping hot hushpuppies and zesty jambalaya rice. Oskar Blues Brewery joins the fun and partners with City Tap Penn Quarter to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Dale's Pale Ale with 19 oz cans of Dale's Pale Ale or Mama's Little Yella Pils for just $8 each.

BABA Debuts New Brunch Cocktails

BABA's La Colombe Martini

From our friends at BABA...

Brunch-Goers Can Start Their Day with a Healthy Dose of Fruits and Vegetables with BABA's New Selection of Cocktails

BABA, the newly opened sister restaurant to Ambar Clarendon, located at 2901 Wilson Blvd., is pleased to announce the introduction of eight new brunch cocktails, each made with a different variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables, coffee or tea. Created by Mixologist Danilo Simic, BABA’s new brunch cocktails can be enjoyed in the intimate, 2,400-square foot restaurant, which offers a well lit, community living room vibe during the day. Here, guests can also selection from a variety of freshly baked pastries along with whole grain, seasonal veggie bowls, flavorful oatmeal, salads and sandwiches as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and USB power outlets found at every seat. Brunch is available daily, from 8 AM to 3 PM.

Shucks, It's Legal Sea Foods' "Oyster Festival"


From our friends at Legal Sea Foods...

Back by popular demand, Legal Sea Foodsis pleased to announce its ninth-annual Oyster Festival.  Beginning September 14th through October 11th, three of Legal Sea Foods’ Washington-area restaurants will celebrate all things oysters through showcasing menu items featuring the complex mollusk in delicious ways.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Arch Campbell's Weekend Movie Guide (8/11/17)

Jeremy Renner stars in Wind River

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!

Best New Bet 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.