China Moon (1991) is a pleasing entertainment that assembles the dependable elements of film noir in the tradition of Body Heat (1981), The Last Seduction...... more
China Moon (1991) is a pleasing entertainment that assembles the dependable elements of film noir in the tradition of Body Heat (1981), The Last Seduction (1994) and, of course, the mother of all such films, Double Indemnity (1944). There's a femme fatale (the beautiful and talented Madeleine Stowe) and an honest cop (reliable Ed Harris) who soon becomes smitten. Her husband (Charles Dance) is a brute who beats her, so she murders him and inveigles Harris into helping her dispose of the body. That's when the complications begin, and Harris starts to sweat when his fellow cop keeps asking awkward questions. The acting is uniformly good, with Harris' partner played by Benicio Del Toro (Traffic) offering an excellent performance. Harris and Stowe strike sparks off each other, to the point where you almost believe he is being sucked into her schemes.On the DVD: The disc contains a theatrical trailer and several TV ads, with scroll-down filmographies of the major talents involved which are incomplete for some unknown reason. There's a brief and unenlightening five-minute documentary, with the principal cast plus the director, John Bailey, commenting on the film. Both image and sound are excellent quality, sound in Dolby Digital, picture in anamorphic widescreen ratio of 2.35:1 --Ed Buscombe
Advantages: location, tasty food, friendly service, great prices, decor and ambience, nice selection of food Disadvantages: vegetarian options, no wheelchair access, not adventurous
...I had made plans to go out with a college friend and my son the other day. My friend recommended Taste of China and as a fan of buffet restaurants, I decided it was worth a try. It comes highly recommended by my friend and her boyfriend as they are regular customers.
Taste of China
73A Main Street
Taste of China is a small restaurant located in...
Advantages: Great Sights, Changing Culture. Disadvantages: Difficult Language
Two years ago my wife and I decided that we were going to go all out and have a big holiday before we started a family. After setting ourselves a budget in the region of £4000 (including spending money) we finally decided to take a 12 day all inclusive tour of China's highlights and a three day extension in Shanghai. Going with Kuoni we would have transport, a guide...
Advantages: Fantastic Food, Clean, Fresh, Beautiful, Good Quality and Decent Price Disadvantages: None at all for me
...There is one spot in the Galleria shopping centre in Hatfield that has for years, always been a restaurant. I?m not sure if it is just coincidence (or the fact I obviously like my food to much) that whatever opens up in the space is wonderful in my opinion, but always closes down after about 18 months. The latest restaurant to open its doors in this great little spot is ?The Real China?