Director Garry Marshall's 1988 drama Beaches about the 30-year friendship between two women, one wealthy (Barbara Hershey) and the other (Bette Midler)...... more
Director Garry Marshall's 1988 drama Beaches about the 30-year friendship between two women, one wealthy (Barbara Hershey) and the other (Bette Midler) seeking her fortune in show business, is well written (based on the novel by Iris Rainer Dart) and nicely textured in its contrast between the characters' separate destinies. When Hershey becomes ill with cancer, the film takes a predictably sentimental course, yet Marshall brings out the best in both actresses and catches some very fine drama. Beaches is a little too long, perhaps, but overall it is a fine experience. --Tom Keogh
Badlands. Ovvero la storia di una fuga, la cronaca di una liberatoria evasione dalle sordide contraddizioni metropolitane, bassifondi maledetti da cui...... more
Badlands. Ovvero la storia di una fuga, la cronaca di una liberatoria evasione dalle sordide contraddizioni metropolitane, bassifondi maledetti da cui allontanarsi senza alcun rimpianto attraverso "centinaia di autostrade", lunghe quanto la voglia di lasciarsi quel mondo alle spalle. C'è un profondo spiritospringsteenianonel terzo lavoro (ma il primo a superare le mura domestiche) di tale Alex Zhang HungtaiakaDirty Beaches, la cui semantica visionaria trova invece ispirazione nei decadenti e allucinati mondi cari a David Lynch, tanto che le canzoni di "Badlands" non sfigurerebbero affatto in "Blue Velvet" piuttosto che in "Lost Highways". Lo stile di Hungtai è figlio tanto della necessità in fase di produzione (pochi mezzi a disposizione e di conseguenza sound a bassissima fedeltà) quanto di un gusto di chiara matricefifties(da Roy Orbison aElvis Presley), sino alle riformulazioni più "recenti" del classicorockabilly, dal lato più industriale e ossessivo deiSuicidea quello più distorto e psicotico deiCramps, passando anche dai primiSonic Youth. Questo "Badlands" è dunque un classico albumhomemade, infarcito com'è disampleseloopa ritmo ferroviario, di riverberi sinistri e distorsioni sporche e maciullanti, che creano atmosfere cinematiche mosse da un senso di frenesia ansiogena e da tormenti asmatici. È sotto questa tenebrosa luce che prendono vita gli squarci caotici di "Speedway King", il boogie conturbante di "Horses" o il monotono e malato martellare di "Sweet 17", il brano piùsuicidianodel lotto. L'infausto e irregolare incedere del caracollante twist di "A Hundred Highways" fa da spartiacque alle due facce dell'album. Dopo la fuga, la redenzione, e una libertà romantica ma pur sempre affranta. "True Blue" e "Lord Knows Best" mostrano
Best British Beaches Whether you're looking for miles of golden sand, crystal clear water, a cove for swimming or a break for surfing, this is the only...... more
Best British Beaches Whether you're looking for miles of golden sand, crystal clear water, a cove for swimming or a break for surfing, this is the only guide you'll need. Packed with essential information on facilities, features, how to get there and what to enjoy, all you need to remember is a bucket and spade and your sunhat. Full description
They met on a beach when they were very young brassy C.C. Bloom (Bette Midler) and classy Hillary Whitney (Barbara Hershey). Through good times and bad...... more
They met on a beach when they were very young brassy C.C. Bloom (Bette Midler) and classy Hillary Whitney (Barbara Hershey). Through good times and bad times through broken marriages and budding careers they still had each other. And together they would face their greatest challenge ... as only best friends could. Hershey is splendid and Midler will astound you all over again with her comedic and musical talents in this critically acclaimed box office smash. BEACHES glows with warmth humor and tenderness.... This is one friendship you'll enjoy every minute of.
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Advantages: Lovely hotel with excellent service, on the beach. Disadvantages: Nothing significant
...hot and humid.
As I love Grecian holidays I thought a holiday on the Greek island of Zakynthos (also known as Zante) might suit myself and my husband.
I had already stayed in three of the Louis group hotels in fact three times in one, and have always been impressed, and so I thought it might be a good idea to try another Louis hotel in Zante.
I chose the Louis Zante Beach Hotel...
Advantages: Central Location Disadvantages: Not the best of hotels
...Senegambia Beach Hotel
I know the review says Hotels in General in Gambia, but as one poster has already specified the Senegambia Beach Hotel, I stayed there in 2005, it was certainly had it plus and minus points.
Firstly as I travelled as a single lady, I used my old favourite trip, pull out the wedding ring, it saves a lot of hassle and if you're out and about by yourself, people who...
Advantages: lovely well maintained resort, exceptional customer service Disadvantages: restaurant needs a good shake-up
...We stayed at the Mitsis Serita Beach Hotel in Hersonissos in Crete for 7 days at the end of April/beginning of May 2013. This was our first trip to Crete and the hotel is located approximately 23km from Heraklion Airport and 180km from Chania Airport (these are the only 2 airports on the islands to my knowledge).
In advance, I?ll warn you that this is a really long review, so grab some...