Archive for February 2013

Arch Campbell Show 2/28/13

February 28, 2013 - 09:31 PM
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Free Stuff 2/28/13

February 28, 2013 - 09:30 PM
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**Please note we get LIMITED SUPPLIES of passes and prizes -- PLEASE follow the directions when entering the free stuff contest.***

Check out "The Met: Live in HD" bringing grand opera directly from the Metropolitan Opera Stage.
This week, PARSIFAL March 2nd at 12pm at Tysons Corner: Director François Girard's timeless new vision for Wagner's final masterpiece explores the many facets of this mystical score, while designer Michael Levine ("Eugene Onegin") creates a surreal landscape. Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom. His fellow Wagnerian luminaries include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas and René Pape as the noble knight Gurnemanz. Daniele Gatti conducts.
And an encore presentation of RIGOLETTO March 6th at 6:30pm at Tysons Corner: Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi's towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960-an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence. In this production, inspired by the antics of the Rat Pack, Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke of Mantua, with ®eljko Lucic as his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto. Diana Damrau is Rigoletto's daughter-and their victim. Michele Mariotti conducts.
YOU MUST SEND YOUR NAME AND WHICH SHOW YOU'D LIKE TO ATTEND to arch@news8.net by 9am March 1.
YOU MAY ONLY REQUEST TICKETS FOR *ONE* OF THE SHOWS. WINNERS WILL NEED TO PICK UP THEIR PASSES AT OUR STUDIOS IN ROSSLYN, VA

Enter to win a "Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents" dvd if you can correctly answer this week's trivia question which is: On tonight's show, Arch welcomed Washington Post columnist John Kelly. He monitors all the odds and ends stories. They talked about a picture of a gravesite John Kelly found that not only had concrete and marble on top of it but a greenhouse as well. Apparently, the person buried underneath was concerned that his body would be stolen and ransomed, but what did John Kelly say was the reason for the greenhouse?
YOU MUST SEND YOUR ANSWER, NAME AND STREET ADDRESS to arch@news8.net by 9am March 1.

Check out "Dead Man Down" starring Colin Farrell, March 7 at 7:30pm at Regal Majestic. Log onto www.gofobo.com/rsvp and input the following code to download your ticket: NEWS8YP0E

See the drama "Beyond the Hills" March 12 at 7:30pm at Landmark E Street Cinema. YOU MUST SEND YOUR NAME AND STREET ADDRESS to arch@news8.net by 9am March 1.

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WEEKEND GUIDE 2/28/13

February 28, 2013 - 07:00 AM
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4 STARS

Lincoln - Daniel Day-Lewis fascinates in the final months of the civil war as he pushes to pas the 13th amendment outlawing slavery

Zero Dark Thirty (R) - Based on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden

Argo (R) - Ben Affleck's true life CIA comedy/thriller is solid

3 1/2 STARS

Side Effects (R) - Old school thriller with Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Quartet - Maggie Smith moves into a home for retired musicians. Downton Abbey with music

Silver Linings Playbook (R) - Quirky romance with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence

LIfe of Pi - Beautiful story of survival told as fable/allegory

3 STARS

Beautiful Creatures - Boy meets witch and falls in love. Cool Southern Gothic

Warm Bodies - Hilarious zombie human romance with a hint of Romeo and Juliet

Amour - An elderly couple copes with age ( in French subtitles)

Les Miserables - The musical done up big screen style

Beasts of the Southern Wild - Creative tale of a little girl and the bayou

2 1/2 STARS

Jack the Giant Slayer - Winning 3D fantasy runs a tad long

Identity Thief - Melissa McCarthy rises above the ususal mismatched buddy road trip

Django Unchained (R) - Jamie Foxx in violent Tarantino extravaganza - Oscar favorite for writing and supporting actor

2 STARS 

Snitch - The Rock turns undercover narc

Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks formula romance


1 STAR

A Good Day to Die Hard (R) Bruce Willis makes it a trifecta of over the hill action stars trying to recreate what used to work but is out of sync today

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Free Stuff 2/21/13

February 21, 2013 - 09:00 PM
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See "21 and Over" February 28 at 7:30pm at AMC Georgetown. Log onto www.gofobo.com/rsvp and input the following code to download your ticket: NEWS8UD2T

Get a passes to see "Jack the Giant Slayer" starring Nicholas Hoult from "Warm Bodies" and Ewan McGregor February 27 at 7pm at Regal Majestic in Silver Spring, Md.  Log onto www.gofobo.com/rsvp and input the following code to download your ticket:  NEWS842BH

You can attend A Black and White Affair February 22 from 8-10pm. It's part of the release of "The Last Exorcism Part II" due out in March. The first 10 people to bring 10 friends will receive a run of engagement pass for the film. It's being held at the Public Bar Dupont on 1214 B 18th Street, Washington, DC 20036.

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Arch Campbell Show 2/14/2013

February 14, 2013 - 09:00 PM
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Watch the Arch Campbell show.

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Free Stuff 2/14/13

February 14, 2013 - 09:00 PM
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**Please note we get LIMITED SUPPLIES of passes and prizes -- PLEASE follow the directions when entering the free stuff contest.***

We just got passes for the horror/thriller "Dark Skies" on February 21 at 7pm at AMC Georgetown. Log onto www.gofobo.com/rsvp and input the following code to download your ticket: NEWS8CT8Z 


See "Snitch" starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson February 19 at 7:30pm at Regal Majestic in Silver Spring, MD. Log onto www.gofobo.com/rsvp and input the following code to download your ticket: NEWS8TWGD

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YOUR WEEKEND MOVIE GUIDE 2/14/13

February 13, 2013 - 12:41 PM
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4 STARS

Lincoln - Daniel Day-Lewis fascinates in the final months of the civil war as he pushes to pas the 13th amendment outlawing slavery

Zero Dark Thirty (R) - Based on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden

Argo (R) - Ben Affleck's true life CIA comedy/thriller is solid

3 1/2 STARS

Side Effects (R) - Old school thriller with Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Quartet - Maggie Smith moves into a home for retired musicians. Downton Abbey with music

Silver Linings Playbook (R) - Quirky romance with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence

LIfe of Pi - Beautiful story of survival told as fable/allegory

3 STARS

Beautiful Creatures - Boy meets witch and falls in love.  Cool Southern Gothic

Warm Bodies - Hilarious zombie human romance with a hint of Romeo and Juliet

Amour - An elderly couple copes with age ( in French subtitles)

Les Miserables - The musical done up big screen style

Beasts of the Southern Wild - Creative tale of a little girl and the bayou

2 1/2 STARS

Identity Thief  - Melissa McCarthy rises above the ususal mismatched buddy road trip

Gangster Squad - Gansters in LA in 1949 -- look great, great cast, thin script

Django Unchained (R) - Jamie Foxx in violent Tarantino extravaganza - "Ouch" factor high after Sandy Hook

2 STARS

Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks formula romance

 
1 STAR

A Good Day to Die Hard (R) Bruce Willis makes it a trifecta of over the hill action stars trying to recreate what used to work but is out of sync today

Bullet to the Head (R) - Sly Stallone hitman in a movie he might better have made thirty years ago. Hard to accept the gun violence in this one

The Impossible - Family on vacation survives tsumani

ZERO

Movie 43 - Big name stars in a series of low comedy skits.  Several audience members waled out during the screening

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The Arch Campbell Show 2/7/2013

February 7, 2013 - 09:00 PM
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Watch the Arch Campbell Show.

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Free Stuff 2/7/13

February 7, 2013 - 09:00 PM
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**Please note we get LIMITED SUPPLIES of passes and prizes -- PLEASE follow the directions when entering the free stuff contest.***

Enter to win a dvd/bluray copy of the Diamond Edition of Disney's Peter Pan if you can correctly answer this week's trivia question which is: Tonight, Arch welcomed the man he called a national treasure -- political comedian Mark Russell and political cartoonist for Politico and Pultizer Prize winner Matt Wuerker. When Arch asked how they got their inspiration, what did Mark Russell call his brand of comedy?
YOU MUST SEND YOUR ANSWER, NAME AND STREET ADDRESS to arch@news8.net by 9am February 8th.

Enter to win a dvd/bluray copy of "Death Race 3". SEND YOUR NAME AND STREET ADDRESS to arch@news8.net by 9am, February 8th.

YOU CAN ONLY ENTER FOR *ONE* OF THE TWO BLURAY/DVDS BEING OFFERED.

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Early Free Stuff

February 7, 2013 - 05:07 AM
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SORRY FOLKS WE'RE ALL OUT SO PLEASE SEND NO MORE REQUESTS!!! 
See "A Good Day to Die Hard" starring Bruce Willis on February 12 at 7pm at Regal Gallery Place.  Please send your NAME AND STREET ADDRESS to arch@news8.net by noon TODAY.

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YOUR WEEKEND GUIDE 2/7/13

February 6, 2013 - 02:05 PM
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4 STARS

Lincoln - Daniel Day-Lewis fascinates in the final months of the civil war as he pushes to pas the 13th amendment outlawing slavery

Zero Dark Thirty (R) - Based on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden

Argo (R) - Ben Affleck's true life CIA comedy/thriller is solid

3 1/2 STARS

Side Effects (R) - Old school thriller with Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Quartet - Maggie Smith moves into a home for retired musicians. Downton Abbey with music

Silver Linings Playbook (R) - Quirky romance with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence

LIfe of Pi - Beautiful story of survival told as fable/allegory

3 STARS

Warm Bodies - Hilarious zombie human romance with a hint of Romeo and Juliet

Amour - An elderly couple copes with age ( in French subtitles)

Les Miserables - The musical done up big screen style

Beasts of the Southern Wild - Creative tale of a little girl and the bayou

2 1/2 STARS

Identity Thief

Gangster Squad - Gansters in LA in 1949 -- look great, great cast, thin script

 Django Unchained (R) - Jamie Foxx in violent Tarantino extravaganza - "Ouch" factor high after Sandy Hook

2 STARS

The Last Stand - Druglord tries to outrun Arnold Schwarzenegger in a rocket powered Corvette.

1 STAR

Bullet to the Head (R) - Sly Stallone hitman in a movie he might better have made thirty years ago.  Hard to accept the gun violence in this one

The Impossible - Family on vacation survives tsumani

ZERO

Movie 43

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