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.

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?

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.