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March 2: JICC + DCIFF: Penguin Highway

Join us with the DCIFF for an exciting animated film, Penguin Highway! Penguin Highway Part of the  DC Independent Film Festival ...
Tags: Comics, Japan, Washington, Washington Dc, Aoyama, Mike Rhode, Tatami Galaxy, Penguin Highway, Tomihiko Morimi, Hiroyasu Ishida


Rocketman Featurette Highlights Taron Egerton’s Performance

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Rocketman featurette highlights Taron Egerton’s performance Paramount Pictures has released the first featurette for their forthcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman, featuring interviews with director Dexter Fletcher and music producer Giles Martin talking about Taron Egerton’s incredible portrayal of the iconic singer. Check out the video below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRe...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Elton John, BAFTA, Secret Service, Paramount Pictures, Eagle, Richard Madden, Bernie Taupin, Royal Academy of Music, Taron Egerton, Dexter Fletcher, Giles Martin, Movie News, Taron Egerton Kingsman, Rocket Pictures


High court won’t take up dispute involving Bill Cosby

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to revive a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby that was filed by a woman who says he raped her and later spread lies about her when she came forward. The high court on Tuesday rejected an appeal from actress Kathrine McKee, who said Cosby raped her in […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Washington, Ap, Nation, Bill Cosby, Cosby, The Supreme Court, Kathrine McKee


Supreme Court staying out of actor’s ‘Empire’ lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is staying out of a lawsuit involving the television show “Empire.” The high court said Tuesday it won’t take a case involving the Fox show, which follows a black family navigating the ups and downs of the record industry. That means a decision in favor of “Empire” co-creators Danny […]
Tags: Business, Television, News, Supreme Court, Entertainment, Washington, Ap, Fox, Nation, The Supreme Court, Danny


The Post doesn't like Alita

The long-awaited 'Alita' isn't a good movie. It's more like four lousy ones [in print as Blink, and you'll miss one of the multiple plots]. By Hau Chu Editorial aide Washington Post (February 15 2019): Weekend 22 online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/the-long-awaited-alita-isnt-a-good-movie-its-more-like-four-lousy-ones/2019/02/11/7823bd2a-296d-11e9-b011-d8500644dc98_story.html [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Post, Comics, Washington, Mike Rhode, Alita, Hau Chu Editorial


Washington cartoonist Frank Godwin elected to Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame

Fifty years after his death, but it's the though that counts, isn't it? From their press release: Since 1958, the Society of Illustrators has elected to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their "distinguished achievement in the art of illustration." Artists are elected by a prestigious committee that includes former presidents of the Society and illustration historians. They are chosen based on their body of work and the impact it has made on the field of illustr...
Tags: Comics, Washington, Society, Hall of Fame, Mark Summers, Godwin, National Press Club, Mike Rhode, Society of Illustrators, Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, Salmagundi, Alice Barber Stephens, Frank Godwin, Roz Chast Vincent, Frank Godwin Mary Petty, Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Trump says he wasn’t aware of tabloid’s Bezos investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he was unaware the owner of the National Enquirer, American Media Inc., had been investigating Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Trump-friendly tabloid has a history of trying to help him. It acknowledged paying $150,000 to Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal for the rights to her story about an alleged […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Entertainment, Washington, Ap, Nation, Playboy, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, Karen McDougal, National Enquirer American Media Inc


Chris Evans In Talks To Star In Paramount’s Infinite

Chris Evans in talks to star in Paramount’s Infinite Deadline reports that Avengers: Endgame‘s Chris Evans has begun talks with Paramount Pictures to star in Infinite, the upcoming adaptation of the sci-fi/fantasy novel The Reincarnationist Papers, with Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer 2) attached to direct. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.c...
Tags: Movies, Washington, America, Oliver Stone, Paramount Pictures, Chris Evans, Paramount, Rian Johnson, Denzel Washington, Antoine Fuqua, Lorenzo, Steve Rogers, Fuqua, John Lee Hancock, Movie News, Infinite


Watch Jean-Claude Van Damme Outrun Machine Gun-Wielding Bikers in an Exclusive ‘We Die Young’ Clip

Jean-Claude Van Damme can’t stop, won’t stop. The action star may have had his heyday back in the ’90s, but he’s still out there, popping up in movies where he beats people senseless. His latest is We Die Young, in which he plays a war veteran with PTSD helping two boys get revenge on a violent drug lord. We have an exclusive We Die Young clip below, in which Van Damme tries to outrun some machine gun-wielding bikers, with explosive results. We Die Young Clip Above, you can watch a pret...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Ptsd, Miguel, Lucas, Video Clips, Daniel, Jean-Claude-Van-Damme, Van Damme, Rincon, Action/Adventure, We Die Young, Daniel Van Damme, Watch Jean Claude Van Damme Outrun Machine


‘The Devil In the White City’ Movie is Now a Hulu Series From Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio were hoping to one day adapt Erik Larson’s fantastic book The Devil in the White City into a feature film, with Scorsese directing, and DiCaprio starring as the notorious H.H. Holmes, thought to be America’s first serial killer. But now, things have changed. Instead of a movie, we’re getting a Devil in the White City Hulu show, and while Scorsese and DiCaprio will still be producing, it’s doubtful their involvement will go much further than that. And that’s...
Tags: New York, Movies, Washington, America, Chicago, Adaptation, Leonardo-DiCaprio, Scorsese, Hulu, True Story, Devil, Martin-Scorsese, Television Critics Association, Holmes, Flatiron Building, White City


Realtors® Release New Vision for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

Washington, D.C. – February 7, 2019 (nar.realtor) With over 400 people on hand for the National Association of Realtors®’ Housing Finance Reform Policy Forum, NAR today unveiled a new vision for reforming the GSEs. As featured speakers for the panel titled “NAR’s vision: A plan for secondary finance shaped in the aftermath of adversity for longevity,” co-authors Dr. Susan Wachter, Professor of Real Estate and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Richard Cooperstein, head of Risk Ma...
Tags: Real Estate, Washington, America, Radio, University of Pennsylvania, Freddie Mac, Congressional, NAR, FHFA, Grand Hyatt, Fannie Mae, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Real Estate and Finance, Middle America


Ann Telnaes: The Editorial Cartoonist Who Draws Reactions

Ann Telnaes: The Editorial Cartoonist Who Draws Reactions Anna Rice Voice of America News February 10, 2019 https://www.voanews.com/a/ann-telnaes-the-editorial-cartoonist-who-draws-reactions/4780379.html How do editorial cartoons fit into the U.S. political realities? What can they change, and who can they inspire or shame? Anna Rice talked with seasoned editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes who, for more than two decades, has been drawing Washington's p...
Tags: Comics, Washington, Ann Telnaes, Anna Rice, Mike Rhode, Voice of America News February


The Boy 2 First Look Digs Up Brahms

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Boy 2 first look digs up Brahms STXfilms has released a first look teaser photo of the horror sequel The Boy 2, starring Katie Holmes. Check out the full photo now in the gallery below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0, 0], [...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Washington, US, Shailene Woodley, Jennifer Garner, Bell, Joseph, Sean, Brahms, Lakeshore, Victoria British Columbia, Sam Claflin, Pierre Morel, Eric Reid, Movie News


Brandi Carlile’s Grammy dominance heartens LGBTQ fans, with her since day one

Since Carlile's early days playing the Paragon bar on Queen Anne, many in the LGBTQ community have rallied around the Washington folk star. As her Grammy nomination coup thrusts Carlile to new heights, her queer fans celebrate her achievements.
Tags: Music, News, Entertainment, Washington, Local News, Carlile, Anne, Brandi Carlile


Realtors® to Again Lead Industry Talks on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

NAR’s first annual policy forum will unveil a new comprehensive vision for GSE reform. Washington. D.C. – February 1, 2019 (nar.realtor) On February 7, dozens of industry stakeholders and hundreds of invested attendees will gather for the National Association of Realtors®’ first-annual Policy Forum at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. As Congress and the Federal Housing Finance Agency work to develop a framework for GSE reform, NAR will bring together some of the most engaged and influential fig...
Tags: Real Estate, Congress, Washington, America, Radio, University of Pennsylvania, Freddie Mac, NAR, Grand Hyatt, Fannie Mae, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Company Inc, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie, Real Estate and Finance


Ginsburg makes 1st public appearance since cancer surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making her first public appearance since undergoing lung cancer surgery in December. The 85-year-old Ginsburg is attending a concert at a museum a few blocks from the White House that is being given by her daughter-in-law and other musicians. Patrice Michaels is married to Ginsburg’s […]
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Entertainment, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ginsburg, Patrice Michaels


The Chain: Jamie Bell, Margaret Qualley to Star in Adaptation

The Chain: Jamie Bell, Margaret Qualley to star in adaptation Jamie Bell (Billy Elliott, Donnybrook, Skin) and Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers, Fosse/Verdon, IO) will be starring in director Tim Sutton’s (Dark Night, Pavilion, Memphis) upcoming thriller The Chain, Deadline has confirmed. Denise Gough (Colette) and Sebastian Stan (Avengers: Infinity War) are also in talks to join the feature adaptation. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}...
Tags: Hbo, UK, Movies, Washington, Netflix, Sutton, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Tim Sutton, Voltage Pictures, Movie News, Tobias Wolff, Jamie Bell, Margaret Qualley, Jonathan Deckter, Fosse Verdon


Feb 15: Animezing!: A Silent Voice

Enjoy a FREE Japanese ANIME film at the JICC! Animezing!: A Silent Voice Winner of Best Film and Screenplay at the 2017 Tokyo Anime Awards. Nominated for Best Animation Film at the 2017 Awards of the Japane...
Tags: Comics, Japan, Washington, US, Washington Dc, Tokyo, Mike Rhode, Kyoto Animation, Shoko, Silent Voice, Naoko Yamada, JICC, EST Japan Information Culture Center Embassy, Shoya, Mainichi Film Concurs, Shoya Ishida


Now Stream This: ‘Personal Shopper’, ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’, ‘The Ted Bundy Tapes’, ‘Bringing Out the Dead’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Baby, it’s cold outside! Much of the United States is dealing with a polar vortex, and below-freezing temperatures. Sounds like a perfect excuse to stay the hell inside and stream some movies! That’s where this column comes in, bringing you a plethora of different titles to enjoy. This week you’ll find Kristen Stewart texting with a ghost, Nicolas ...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Movies, Drama, Law, Documentary, Horror, Washington, Wikipedia, Stephen King, Tom Hanks, Netflix, United States, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paris, Jon Stewart


Feb 13: Music Graphic Novel Book Club Discussion: Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 3

Music Graphic Novel Book Club Discussion: Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 3 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Solid State Books 600 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002This event is FREE and open to all. Let us know you're coming on Facebook. https://www.solidstatebooksdc.com/events/2019/2/music-graphic-novel ...
Tags: Facebook, Comics, Washington, Mike Rhode, Jeremiah Foxwell


WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Best-Selling Books Week Ended January 26. FICTION 1. “Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild” by Dav Pilkey (Graphix) 2. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) Most Read StoriesThe end is near for emissions testing in Washington stateHoward Schultz is above the political fray — so high above he often doesn't vote […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Washington, Nation, Schultz, Putnam, Dav Pilkey Graphix, Delia Owens


Trump says State of the Union address to stress ‘unity’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says “unity” will be the theme of his State of the Union address next week, and says he respects Stacey Abrams, who will give the Democratic response. Trump told reporters Thursday that he’s familiar with Abrams from the 2018 Georgia governor’s race, which she narrowly lost to Republican Brian […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Washington, Georgia, Ap, Nation, Brian, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Abrams, Stacey Abrams


From Haylofts to Hardwoods: How One Family Salvaged a Historic Barn

There's a century of history woven into the floors of a contemporary home east of Seattle: golden planks, shiny blondes and the occasional knotted gray. It's just how Amanda Gatlin wanted it  - even if she didn’t expect it would involve recycling an entire Mississippi barn, with pieces dating back to when Woodrow Wilson was president. "It was my great-grandfather and grandfather and a bunch of people in the community who helped build it," said Gatlin, referring to the barn 2,300 miles away. ...
Tags: Florida, Diy, Mississippi, Navy, Washington, Radio, Arkansas, Eiffel Tower, West Coast, Seattle, Memphis, Mother Nature, South, Jeff, Amanda, Woodrow Wilson


Production Begins on The Boy 2

Production begins on The Boy 2 Following the box office success of its predecessor, STX Films and Lakeshore Entertainment have announced that the sequel to the 2016 horror film The Boy officially began production in Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday, January 28, with William Brent Bell returning to helm and Stacey Menear returning to pen the script. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Washington, US, Shailene Woodley, Katie Holmes, Jennifer Garner, Bell, Joseph, Sean, Vancouver British Columbia, William Brent Bell, Lakeshore, Stacey Menear, Victoria British Columbia, Sam Claflin


Earl Sweatshirt Debuts ‘Nowhere, Nobody’ Short-Film & Announces North American Tour

After parting ways with Columbia Records, Earl Sweatshirt releases the short-film Nowhere, Nobody. The nine-minute visual is directed by Naima Ramos-Chapman and Terence Nance, in support of the rapper’s Some Rap Songs LP released last year. The film comes with the announcement of Sweatshirt’s ‘Thebe Kgositsile Presents: FIRE IT UP!’ North American tour. The 31-date trek kicks off Mar. 23 in New Orleans, wrapping up Apr. 26 in Las Vegas. Bbymutha, MIKE, Na-Kel Smith, Liv.e, and Black Noi$e wil...
Tags: New York, Movies, Minneapolis, Washington, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Portland, New Orleans, Jazz, Philadelphia, Soma, Birmingham, Houston, Montreal


‘Fire Season’ at Seattle Public Theater takes a sprawling look at collateral damage of opioid addiction

The first winner of Seattle Public Theater’s biennial Emerald Prize for new plays, "Fire Season” ambitiously tracks numerous narratives of collateral human damage from the deadly epidemic in rural Washington state.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Washington, Theater, Seattle Public Theater


What Real Estate Agents Earn In Every State

Despite overall economic prosperity in recent years, one area that has remained sluggish is homebuying. According to the National Association of Realtors, December existing home sales declined 6.4 from November — the weakest month for existing home sales in at least three years. With fewer homes being sold, the people most directly affected tend to be real estate sales agents, whose incomes are tied to home sales. As of January 2019, the average annual earnings for real estate sales agents wa...
Tags: Utah, Florida, New York, Texas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Maryland, Colorado, California, Montana, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts, Alabama


Ex-Fugees member Pras fights US forfeiture complaint

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rapper and founding member of the 1990s hip-hop group The Fugees is fighting the U.S. government over a multimillion-dollar forfeiture complaint. Prakazrel “Pras” Michel faces allegations in a civil forfeiture complaint that he participated in a scheme to try to influence a Justice Department investigation into corruption involving a Malaysian investment […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Washington, US, Ap, Nation, Justice Department, Fugees, Pras, Prakazrel Pras Michel


Trump to be interviewed by CBS’ Brennan before Super Bowl

WASHINGTON (AP) — CBS News says “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan will sit down with President Donald Trump for an interview that will air before Sunday’s Super Bowl. CBS says the interview will be taped Friday. Part of it will air during the regular “Face the Nation” broadcast Sunday morning, while the rest will […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Washington, Cbs News, Sports, Ap, Nation, Cbs, Donald Trump, Trump, Brennan, Margaret Brennan, Face the Nation


Netflix to Adapt Broadway’s ‘American Son’, Kerry Washington to Reprise Her Starring Role From the Stage Production

Netflix’s plan of completely dominating the entertainment world is now stretching to the Great White Way. The streaming service announced they will be debuting an adaptation of a Broadway play called American Son, and they’ve secured Kerry Washington (Scandal) to reprise her role from the stage in the film version. Written by playwright Christopher Demos-Brown and debuting on Broadway last year, American Son “centers on interracial parents who reunite in a Florida police station to search for...
Tags: Florida, Viola Davis, Movies, Kerry-Washington, Nbc, Drama, Casting, Washington, New York City, Netflix, Broadway, Jeremy Jordan, Ryan Murphy, Leon, Denzel Washington, Simpson



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