Hollywood on the Potomac

The Lincoln Awards!

January 13, 2015

“I’ll be performing with Arturo Sandoval a song that I wrote called Liquid Spirit. It’s about the release of energy and love and culture and soul. I’m honored to perform for the helpers of the helpers,” Grammy Award-winning American jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actor Gregory Porter told Hollywood on the Potomac at the All-Star Concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts where the entertainment community gathered to celebrate our military, veterans, wounded warriors, caregivers and military families while saluting the Lincoln Award recipients.

The Lincoln Awards is the first event of its kind to recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and support to our nation’s veterans and military families. The concert will be broadcast in Spring 2015 to coincide with the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s landmark Second Inaugural Address on March 4, 2015, at which Lincoln remarked, “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”


Click here to share your thoughts.


Oscar Buzz!

January 8, 2015

With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.  Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn, Affleck plays Nick Dunne.  While we loved seeing Affleck all beefed up, we’re taking this out of the Oscar running.

 

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? - Written by Twentieth Century Fox

Nick Dunne, a small town guy who made good in the big city as a magazine writer blames the recession and the loss of his job for the decline of his marriage to his intellectually superior wife with a substantial trust fund. Questions of his motives and character begin to arise after his wife’s disappearance on the morning of their fifth anniversary. As the search for his missing wife plays out over the ensuing days, guilty suspicions are fueled into a national frenzy by the media circus camped outside his house. Is this idyllic, everyman truly capable of murdering his wife? - Written by MalcolmJTaylor


Click here to share your thoughts.


'American Sniper'

January 5, 2015

THE MOST LETHAL SNIPER IN US HISTORY

From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.

“Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.


Click here to share your thoughts.