Friday, October 18, 2019

Arch Campbell's Weekend Movie Guide (10/18/19)

Woody Harrelson & Luke Wilson (r) star in Zombieland: Double Tap

From our friend, Arch Campbell...

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - 4 Stars. Quentin Tarantino pays hilarious tribute to 1969 Hollywood. Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio at their buddy movie best.

The Farewell - 3½ Stars. Awkwafina returns to China to say goodbye to her terminal grandmother.  Funny, sad, and surprising.

Apollo 11 - 3½ Stars. New footage of the 1969 Moon voyage, assembled in eye-popping, jaw-dropping style.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Del Monte Foods, Inc. Launches Veggieful Bites


From our friends at Del Monte Foods...

Del Monte Foods, Inc. Launches Veggieful Bites, a Delicious and Unexpected Way to Eat Vegetables

Savory and nutritious snack stands out in the frozen aisle

Del Monte Foods, Inc. today announced another new snacking innovation, Veggieful Bites. A savory blend of veggies and real cheese baked in a crust with cauliflower, Veggieful Bites is a seriously tasty way to eat your vegetables. The product comes in three flavors: Broccoli and Cheddar, Spinach and Feta, Veggie and Mozzarella.

Contest: Win One of 5 Digital Copies of The Lion King


We're giving away five (5) digital copies of Disney's The Lion King, 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 Monday, October 21 at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Executive Chef Kyoo Eom Unveils Fall Menu at Dirty Habit

Washingtonians can taste the season's finest ingredients in a warm bowl of roasted pumpkin soup pureed with ginger, lemongrass, coconut milk, madras curry and cranberry jam (Photo: Emani Sims)

From our friends at Dirty Habit...

Executive Chef Kyoo Eom Unveils Fall Menu at Dirty Habit

16 new dishes showcase fresh, vibrant flavors of the season

Dirty Habit, nestled in the heart of Penn Quarter, officially launches a fresh fall dinner menu today. Celebrating autumn’s harvest and the colorful bounty of fall, the new dishes from Executive Chef Kyoo Eom offer stunning presentations and unique applications of seasonal ingredients from around the world.

Contest: Win Passes to See Jojo Rabbit


We're giving away 15 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of Fox Searchlight's upcoming Jojo Rabbit, starring Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, Sam Rockwell, and Scarlett Johansson. The screening takes place on Thursday, October 24th 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 (ideally between 5:45 PM and 6:15 PM.) Seating is not guaranteed. Fill in the entry form below, and we'll select 15 winners to receive a pass for two (2.) Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before October 20th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Ballston Exchange Philz Coffee Offers Early Fall Specials


From our friends at Philz Coffee...

Ballston Exchange Philz Coffee Offers Early Fall Favorite Coffee Specials

To celebrate the beginning of fall, Philz Coffee at Ballston Exchange is offering customers their favorite cozy beverages - the Gingersnap (Spices, Sweet, Creamy), Chai (Cinnamon, Cardamom, Clove), and Mocha (Dark Chocolate, Caramel, Cocoa.) These specials will be sold until October 25th. Philz Coffee’s Ballston Exchange location opened earlier this year, marking the company’s first Virginia storefront. Ballston Exchange is one of Arlington, Virginia’s newest mixed-use projects, reimagining the area’s streetscape by introducing a variety of retail, commercial, and public open spaces to support the thriving neighborhood.

Pieology Celebrates National Pizza Month with "Scan, Score & More Sweepstakes"


From our friends at Pieology Pizzeria...

Pieology Celebrates National Pizza Month by Rewarding Pizza Lovers with "Scan, Score & More Sweepstakes"

To celebrate National Pizza Month this October, Pieology is hosting a month-long, national sweepstakes that includes One Grand Prize Winner per Restaurant. With a Grand Prize of Free Pizza for a Year, instant-wins every day and tickets to movie theaters and Six Flags theme parks, there is something for everyone. The Sweepstakes, called “Scan, Score & More,” rewards pizza lovers whenever they check in using the Pie Life Rewards app at their local Pieology Pizzeria.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hilton Named Official Partner of the Washington Capitals


From our friends at Hilton...

Hilton Named Official Hotel Partner of the Washington Capitals

The 2018 Stanley Cup champions’ official hotel partner announces incentives and offers at area hotels for the 2019-20 Season

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is pleased to kick off hockey season as the official hotel partner of the Washington Capitals. Locals and travelers visiting Washington for games at Capital One Arena have exciting experiences to partake in at select Hilton hotels around the region.

New Shows at City Winery

Rhett Miller visits City Winery Washington DC, October 20th

From our friends at City Winery Washington DC...

New Shows Announced at City Winery Washington DC

Ivy City winery adds diverse acts to lineup

City Winery Washington DC (1350 Okie Street, NE) has added several new shows to the Concert Venue and Wine Garden slated for the fall and winter. Newly added shows include Soul, R&B, Folk, Go-go, Americana, Country, and Comedy acts.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Giant Food Announces Launch of Giant Delivers, Local Grocer's Home Delivery Service


From our friends at Giant Food...

Giant Food Announces Launch of Giant Delivers, Local Grocer's Home Delivery Service

150,000 square foot warehouse in Hanover, MD serves as Giant's eCommerce hub for entire DMV region; Same day service now available in select DC zones

Giant Food, the leading greater Washington DC regional grocery chain, today announced the launch of Giant Delivers. Formerly known as Peapod by Giant, the new Giant Delivers brand refresh is part of Giant Food's "The Little Things Are Giant" platform which is all about helping customers save time so they can get back to what matters most. Whether filling their virtual cart via web or mobile app, next day home delivery from Giant Delivers is now available to over 6 million shoppers living in over 300 zip codes across the DMV area.

Contest: Win Passes to See Countdown


We're giving away 15 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of STX Entertainment's upcoming Countdown, starring Elizabeth Lail, Peter Facinelli, Anne Winters, Talitha Bateman, Tichina Arnold, P.J. Byrne, Jordan Calloway and Tom Segura. The screening takes place on Thursday, October 17th 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 15 winners to receive a pass for two (2.) Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before October 15th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Dolemite Is My Name Movie Review

Eddie Murphy stars in Dolemite Is My Name

Family Reunion

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Stung by a string of showbiz failures, floundering comedian Rudy Ray Moore (Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy) has an epiphany that turns him into a word-of-mouth sensation: step onstage as someone else. Borrowing from the street mythology of 1970s Los Angeles, Moore assumes the persona of Dolemite, a pimp with a cane and an arsenal of obscene fables. However, his ambitions exceed selling bootleg records deemed too racy for mainstream radio stations to play. Moore convinces a social justice-minded dramatist (Keegan-Michael Key) to write his alter ego a film, incorporating kung fu, car chases, and Lady Reed (Da'Vine Joy Randolph), an ex-backup singer who becomes his unexpected comedic foil. Despite clashing with his pretentious director, D'Urville Martin (Wesley Snipes), and countless production hurdles at their studio in the dilapidated Dunbar Hotel, Moore's Dolemite becomes a runaway box office smash and a defining movie of the Blaxploitation era. Directed by Craig Brewer.