Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Stillwater Movie Review

Matt Damon stars in Stillwater

Getting After It

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Unemployed roughneck Bill Baker (Academy Award winner Matt Damon) travels from Oklahoma to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter Allison (Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin.) Imprisoned for a murder she claims she did not commit, Allison seizes on a new tip that could exonerate her and presses Bill to engage her legal team, but Bill, eager to prove his worth and regain his daughter's trust, takes matters into his own hands. He is quickly stymied by language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system until he meets French actress Virginie (Camille Cottin) mother to eight-year-old Maya (Lilou Siauvaud.) Together, these unlikely allies embark on a journey of discovery, truth, love and liberation.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

A Quiet Place Part II Movie Review

Emily Blunt (r) stars in A Quiet Place Part II

Keep Listening

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path. Directed by John Krasinski.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Tom Clancy's Without Remorse Movie Review

Jodie Turner-Smith and Michael B. Jordan (r) star in Tom Clancy's Without Remorse


Rotten Tomatoes Plot: An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife in Tom Clancy's Without Remorse, the explosive origin story of action hero John Clark - one of the most popular characters in author Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan universe. When a squad of Russian soldiers kills his family in retaliation for his role in a top-secret op, Sr. Chief John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) pursues the assassins at all costs. Joining forces with a fellow SEAL (Jodie Turner-Smith) and a shadowy CIA agent (Jamie Bell), Kelly's mission unwittingly exposes a covert plot that threatens to engulf the U.S. and Russia in an all-out war. Torn between personal honor and loyalty to his country, Kelly must fight his enemies without remorse if he hopes to avert disaster and reveal the powerful figures behind the conspiracy. Directed by Stefano Sollima.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Mortal Kombat Movie Review

Lewis Tan stars in Mortal Kombat

Remember This Face

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: In "Mortal Kombat," MMA fighter Cole Young (Lewis Tan) accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage - or why Outworld's Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family's safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth's greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana - the immense power from within his soul - in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all? Directed by Simon McQuoid.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Courier Movie Review

Benedict Cumberbatch (l) stars in The Courier

Just a Courier

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: The Courier is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK's MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis. Directed by Dominic Cooke.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Godzilla vs. Kong Movie Review

Kong stars in Godzilla vs. Kong

Ancient Enemies

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Legends collide in "Godzilla vs. Kong" as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans - instigated by unseen forces - is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth. Directed by Adam Wingard.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

New York Times Bestselling Author Steven Kotler to Share Secrets to Overcoming the Impossible in Online Fireside Chat

New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler

From our friends at PEO Leadership

New York Times Bestselling Author Steven Kotler to Share Secrets to Overcoming the Impossible in Online Fireside Chat

PEO Leadership, a firm offering executive leadership support, is hosting an interactive online event with Steven Kotler, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning human performance expert

We are all capable of so much more than we know. Everyone has dreams and aspirations that they deem as ‘impossible’ - whether it’s a more fulfilling life; enhanced productivity; or an invention that changes the world - the methodology is always the same and Steven Kotler has written a practical playbook on how to make it happen. PEO Leadership is inviting the public to attend their online webcast on March 23, 2021, starting at 11:00 AM EST. The event is limited to 1,000 people, and registration closes at 10:15 AM EST on the event date.

Alcatraz East Crime Museum Adds New Members to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Exhibit, Offers K9 Meet and Greet

Zeus, one of TBI's K9 agents (Photo: TBI)

From our friends at Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Alcatraz East Crime Museum Adds New Members to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Exhibit, Offers K9 Meet and Greet

Alcatraz East Crime Museum, located in Pigeon Forge, adds to the K9 section of their TBI exhibit and will host a K9 meet and greet for the public

Those who are interested in the amazing skills of TBI’s K9 unit will not want to miss this exhibit at Alcatraz East Crime Museum. The exhibit includes a section on K9s and on March 12, 2021 it will showcase the unit’s newest members. The museum will also host a K9 meet and greet on April 1, 2021, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Modena Announces a Month of Regional Italian Tasting Experiences

Modena Executive Chef John Melfi

From our friends at Modena

Modena Announces A Month of Regional Italian Tasting Experiences

Ashok Bajaj is pleased to announce Knightsbridge Restaurant Group’s chic Italian restaurant, Modena, located at 1100 New York Avenue, NW (entrance on 12th and H Streets), is inviting diners to explore Italy one bite at a time. No passport is required to indulge in signature dishes from four popular destinations: Tuscany, the Piedmont, Sicily, and Emilia-Romagna. Executive Chef John Melfi will showcase swoon-worthy fare with a weekly four-course dinner, priced at $70 per person or $100 with wine pairings (tax and gratuity not included.) A vegetarian option is also available from each region and this month-long adventurous dining option is available for takeout as well.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Expansion Is Underway for SEOULSPICE

Korean BBQ Experience (Photo: SEUOLSPICE)

Expansion Is Underway for SEOULSPICE

The local fast-casual restaurant specializing in healthy Korean comfort fare is serving up three new locations across the DMV

From our friends at SEUOLSPICE...

Eric Shin, owner of SEOULSPICE, is pleased to announce the expansion of his healthy Korean comfort food concept with three new locations scheduled to open later this year. Founded in 2016, Shin opened his flagship location in the NoMa neighborhood of Washington, DC and expanded with additional locations in Tenleytown and College Park, Maryland, opening the following year. SEOULSPICE offers Korean-style rice bowls, kimbap burritos (Korritos), japchae noodle bowls, and salads showcasing original recipes from the Shin family, some of which have been passed down for generations.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Cardinals Ranked at No. 10 in IWLCA Preseason Poll

From our friends at Catholic University Athletics

The Catholic University women's lacrosse team was ranked at No. 10 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III Preseason Poll.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Le Diplomate Food Review

Steak Frites at Le Diplomate

Who says TV commercials aren't effective? After watching the Uber Eats spot with (Sir) Patrick Stewart and Mark Hamill, I felt compelled to order dinner. In the ad, Stewart orders Steak Frites from Le Diplomate in Logan Circle. Local mention! And one of DC's most popular restaurants to boot. Even better, one I hadn't reviewed or (shudder) even visited yet. Despite it's hefty price tag ($32 plus a myriad of delivery fees) how could I (or anyone else) resist?