Monday, November 20, 2017

Contest: Win Passes to See The Shape of Water


We're giving away 25 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of Fox Searchlight Pictures' The Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer. The screening takes place on Monday, December 4 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 (between 5:45 PM and 6:15 PM.) Seating is not guaranteed. Fill in the entry form below, and we'll select two 25 winners to receive a pass for two. Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before Saturday, November 25th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Friday, November 17, 2017

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

Frances McDormand & Woody Harrelson (r) star in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

From our friend, Arch Campbell...

Lady Bird - 4 Stars. Greta Gerwig directs a spot-on mother/daughter battle, during a young woman's high school senior year. Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf deliver award-worthy performances.

Best New Bet > Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - 4 stars. Caustic, often shock comedy, starring Frances McDormand as a woman at war with the town police over the unsolved murder of her daughter.

Mudbound - 3½ Stars. Epic drama of poor, white farmers and poor, black sharecroppers in the post-WWII South.

Thank You for Your Service - 3½ Stars. Miles Teller as an Iraq war veteran, struggling with PTSD. Includes a break out performance by little-known actor Beulah Koale. Based on a veteran's memoir.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Justice League Movie Review

Gal Gadot leads the charge in Justice League

Nothing Compares 2 U Marvel

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes (Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash) it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. Directed by Zack Snyder.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Chuy’s to Open in Annapolis on November 14


From our friends at Chuy's...

Iconic Tex-Mex Restaurant to Open Its Second Maryland Location

Chuy’s, the authentic Tex-Mex restaurant known for its made-from-scratch food and fun-loving atmosphere, has announced the grand opening its second Maryland location on Tuesday, November 14 at the Festival at Riva, located at 2339 Forest Drive.

Philos Goes Bottomless on Mass Avenue


From our friends at Philos Mezze + Wine Bar...

Bottomless Brunch from Food to Drink

Philos Mezze + Wine Bar offers patrons the opportunity to go bottomless every Saturday and Sunday. Of course a Bottomless Brunch concept isn’t new... but at Philos, there is a difference. While a standard a la carte brunch is available from 11 AM - 4 PM, from 11 AM - 2 PM, the bottomless option allows diners to have unlimited food and drink for a $35 prix fixe.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Arch Campbell's Weekend Movie Guide (11/10/17)

Saoirse Ronan & Laurie Metcalf (r) star in Lady Bird

From our friend, Arch Campbell...

Best New Bet Lady Bird - 4 Stars. Greta Gerwig directs a spot-on mother/daughter battle, during a young woman's high school senior year. Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf deliver award-worthy performances.

Thank You for Your Service - 3½ Stars. Miles Teller as an Iraq war veteran, struggling with PTSD. Includes a break out performance by little-known actor Beulah Koale. Based on a veteran's memoir.

Blade Runner 2049 - 3 Stars. Sequel to the classic runs long, but packs in the special effects around a thick & juicy plot.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Murder on the Orient Express Movie Review

Kenneth Branagh directs & stars in Murder on the Orient Express

A Riot of Clues

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, "Murder on the Orient Express" tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Twosdays at Bastille


From our friends at Bastille Restaurant & Wine Bar...

Bastille Offers a Special Bistro Menu for Two During the Holiday Season

While there are Wine Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays and Sunday Fundays, at Bastille, located at 606 N. Fayette Street in Old Town Alexandria, added a new day to the mix... Twosdays!

Contest: Win One of 10 Blu-ray DVD Copies of Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You


We're giving away 10 Blu-ray DVD copies of Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You (and soundtrack!) courtesy of Universal Pictures; 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 10 winners (one DVD per household) and ship your prize via FedEx or USPS (after November 14th.) All entries must be received by Saturday, November 11th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Blackwall Hitch Introduces Fall/Winter Menu

Knot & Bay Burger at Blackwall Hitch

From our friends at Blackwall Hitch...

Blackwall Hitch has introduced its fall/winter menu for the 2017-218 season among its three locations in Annapolis, MD, Old Town Alexandria, VA and Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Contest: Win Passes to See Wonder


We're giving away 25 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of Lionsgate's Wonder, starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay. The screening takes place on Tuesday, November 14 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 (between 5:45 PM and 6:15 PM.) Seating is not guaranteed. Fill in the entry form below, and we'll select two 25 winners to receive a pass for two. Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before Wednesday, November 8th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Contest: Win Passes to See Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


We're giving away 25 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of Fox Searchlight Pictures' Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, and Peter Dinklage. The screening takes place on Monday, November 13 at Landmark E Street Cinema: 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 Wednesday, November 8th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!