Friday, March 23, 2018

Washington Jewish Film Festival Announces Slate

From our friends at the Washington Jewish Film Festival...

The 28th Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival Unveils 2018 Slate

Washington's largest Jewish cultural event runs May 2-13, and features the best in independent and international cinema

Today the Washington Jewish Film Festival announced the program for the 28th annual event. The Festival, which runs from May 2-13 in venues throughout the Washington, DC area, includes 57 feature-length and 23 short films from 27 countries, and showcases the diversity of Jewish life around the world. Opening Night will be SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME, a biographical documentary on the famed entertainer featuring never-before-seen photographs from Davis’ vast personal collection. THE INVISIBLES, a tale of four young Jews who lived in hiding after the Nazis declared Berlin “free of Jews” in 1943, closes out the twelve-day event.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Ramen Heads Movie Review

Osamu Tomita stars in Ramen Heads

A Witch's Brew

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: In Ramen Heads, Japan's reigning king of ramen, Osamu Tomita takes audiences deep into his world by revealing every single step of his obsessive approach to creating the perfect soup and noodles along with his relentless search for the highest-quality ingredients. In addition to Tomita, the film also profiles five other notable ramen shops, each with its own philosophy and flavor, exemplifying the various different aspects of the ramen world. Mixing in a brief rundown of ramen's historical roots, the film gives viewers an in-depth look at the culture surrounding the unique and beguiling dish. Directed by Koki Shigeno.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Contest: Win Passes to See I Feel Pretty

We're giving away 25 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of STX Entertainment's I Feel Pretty, starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Rory Scovel, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper, Naomi Campbell, and Lauren Hutton. The screening takes place on Tuesday, March 27th 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 March 23rd at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Contest: Win One of 5 Digital Copies of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

We're giving away five (5) digital copies of Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 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, March 23rd at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Sicario: Day of the Soldado Movie Trailer

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

IMDb Plot: The drug war on the US-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro (Benicio del Toro.) Opens June 29, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War Movie Trailer

Avengers: Infinity War

IMDb Plot: The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos (Josh Brolin) before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Opens April 27, 2018

Women's Lacrosse: Bucknell 15 American 9

Senior A Leah Brennan led AU with 3 goals

From our friends at AU Athletics...

The American University women's lacrosse team fell in its 2018 Patriot League opener to Bucknell on Sunday, 15-9.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Men's Lacrosse: UDC 14 Molloy 9

Senior LaRon Hinton (#2) led all scorers with four goals

From our friends at UDC Athletics...

Firebirds’ Fourth Quarter Rally Sends UDC to 10-8 Victory vs. Roberts Wesleyan

The University of the District of Columbia men's lacrosse team powered their way to a 14-9 win in their opening East Coast Conference game against Molloy College Saturday afternoon at the UDC Sports Complex

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tomb Raider Movie Review

Alicia Vikander stars in Tomb Raider

No Pay, No Play

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer (Dominic West) who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father's global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he's truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can't understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death. Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad's last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn't be higher for Lara, who - against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit - must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider. Directed by Roar Uthaug.

7 Days in Entebbe Movie Review

Daniel Brühl & Rosamund Pike (r) star in 7 Days in Entebbe

7 Days of Talking

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: A gripping thriller inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, the film depicts the most daring rescue mission ever attempted. Directed by José Padilha.

Red’s Table to Host a Don Julio Tequila Dinner May 5

From our friends at Red's Table...

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, Red’s Table will host a Don Julio tequila dinner in honor of Cinco de Mayo, which celebrates Mexico's victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Produced exclusively in the highlands of La Primavera, Jalisco, Mexico, Don Julio’s tequilas are made from handpicked, 100% pure Blue Weber Agave plants. Each of their tequilas is crafted with the same attention to detail and passion that Don Julio González-Frausto Estrada has when he began distilling tequila in 1942. Guests will have the pleasure of enjoying a four-course dinner, prepared by Executive Chef Kevin Ettenson, paired with four distinct cocktails showcasing the variety of Don Julio tequilas. Featured tequilas of the evening include Don Julio Blanco, Don Julio Reposado, Don Julio Añejo and Don Julio 1942. The complete menu with tequila pairings is posted below. The cost of the dinner is $85 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

Pope Francis - A Man of His Word Movie Trailer

Pope Francis - A Man of His Word

IMDb Plot: "Pope Francis - A Man of His Word" is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope's ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today's global questions. Opens May 18, 2018