Thursday, January 14, 2021

The Marksman Movie Review

Liam Neeson stars in The Marksman

Hey There Stranger

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Hardened Arizona rancher Jim Hanson (Liam Neeson) simply wants to be left alone as he fends off eviction notices and tries to make a living on an isolated stretch of borderland. But everything changes when Hanson, an ex-Marine sharpshooter, witnesses 11-year-old migrant Miguel (Jacob Perez) fleeing with his mother Rosa (Teresa Ruiz) from drug cartel assassins led by the ruthless Mauricio (Juan Pablo Raba). After being caught in a shoot-out, a dying Rosa begs Jim to take her son to safety to her family in Chicago. Defying his cop daughter Sarah (Katheryn Winnick), Jim sneaks Miguel out of the local U.S. Customs and Border Patrol station and together, they hit the road with the group of killers in pursuit. Jim and Miguel slowly begin to overcome their differences and begin to forge an unlikely friendship, while Mauricio and his fellow assassins blaze a cold-blooded trail, hot on their heels. When they finally meet on a Midwestern farm, a fight to the death ensues as Jim uses his military skills and code of honor to defend the boy he's come to love. Directed by Robert Lorenz.   

Friday, December 25, 2020

News of the World Movie Review

Tom Hanks & Helen Zengel (r) star in News of the World

Don't Look Back

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Five years after the end of the Civil War, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl (Helena Zengel) taken by the Kiowa people. Forced to return to her aunt and uncle, Kidd agrees to escort the child across the harsh and unforgiving plains of Texas. However, the long journey soon turns into a fight for survival as the traveling companions encounter danger at every turn - both human and natural. Directed by Paul Greengrass.           

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Honest Thief Movie Review

Liam Neeson stars in Honest Thief

Let's Make a Deal

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Hoping to cut a deal, a professional bank robber (Liam Neeson) agrees to return all the money he stole in exchange for a reduced sentence. But when two FBI agents set him up for murder, he must now go on the run to clear his name and bring them to justice.

Monday, September 14, 2020

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day: 5 Simple Ways Every Woman Can Put Her Health First

Dr. Robert "Bob" Posner

From our friends at Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program...

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day: 5 Simple Ways Every Woman Can Put Her Health First

Dr. Bob Posner, who specializes in helping people lose weight, observes National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

September 30th is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. The day serves as a great reminder about how important it is for women to make their health a priority. Most women spend a lot of time taking care of others in their family and community, putting their own needs on the back burner. But one doctor feels passionate about making sure women put their own oxygen mask on first.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Smokecraft Modern Barbecue Rolls Out Game Day Packages

Smoked Avocado Deviled Eggs at Smokecraft Modern Barbecue

From our friends at Smokecraft Modern Barbecue...

Smokecraft Modern Barbecue Rolls Out Game Day Packages

Safely cheer teams on from home with award-winning barbecue favorites

Arlington’s Smokecraft Modern Barbecue has rolled out game day packages for fans to choose from. Guests can order take-out barbecue favorites to enjoy at home while watching football this season.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Bill & Ted Face the Music Movie Review

Alex Winter & Keanu Reeves (r) star in Bill & Ted Face the Music

Shoot Us!

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William "Bill" S. Preston Esq. and Theodore "Ted" Logan. Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends - to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Tenet Movie Review

John David Washington stars in Tenet

Singed but Salvageable

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Armed with only one word - Tenet - and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist (John David Washington) journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

InterContinental Wharf DC Hotel Review

InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf front entrance

Room with a (Majestic) View

It's literally been months since our last post. COVID-19 has turned the world upside down, and DC Outlook is no exception. But life goes on, and we decided to venture out. Cross town, to the District Wharf and the exquisite InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf. The kind of place that transcends the term "staycation" into something sublime. After all, if you're finally going to go out, why not go all the way?

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Elevation Burger at Mane Grill Food Review

Elevation Burger with Classic Olive Oil Fries

Restaurants are closing at an alarming rate, due to COVID-19; so the opening of a new one (and a burger joint, to boot) a mere two blocks from home was cause for celebration. Elevation Burger at Mane Grill opened two days ago, on the same day the Smithsonian's National Zoo reopened. Needless to say, I immediately secured a reserve entry pass (available here) and showed up today at 2:30 sharp, to try them out. It requires a bit of a walk (it's closer to the less traveled Harvard Street Bridge entrance) but as I've proven time and time again, I'll go to the ends of the Earth for a delicious burger and fries. Let's see if this first visit was worth the trip...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar Food Review II

Kam Lu Wantan at Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar

Sadly, the world is still being held hostage by COVID-19; but it's high time to get back to some sense of normalcy. In my case, that means returning to what I do best... eating. After months of home cooking and takeaway, I decided to visit one of my favorite restaurants in DC, Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar. Their bustling patio along L Street, NW was literally calling yelling out my name; and who am I, to say no to the best Peruvian food in the DMV?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Robeks Introduces Three New Superfood Smoothies, Delivery Program Via DoorDash


From our friends at Robeks...

Robeks Introduces Three New Superfood Smoothies That Are Beyond Super with a Delivery Program for Ultimate Convenience

Robeks Fresh Juices and Smoothies is introducing three new, limited-time superfood smoothies to get consumers ready for a healthy Summer, with delivery through DoorDash, the nation’s leading online mobile food-ordering and delivery provider.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Contest: Win One of 5 Digital Copies of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


We're giving away five (5) digital copies of Disney's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, 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 Wednesday, March 25 at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!