Robert Towne is one of Hollywood's most celebrated screenwriters, but because his directorial efforts have been few and far between, anticipation was high when...... more
Robert Towne is one of Hollywood's most celebrated screenwriters, but because his directorial efforts have been few and far between, anticipation was high when this star-powered crime story was released in 1988. Critical reaction was decidedly mixed, but there's plenty to admire in this silky, visually seductive film about a drug dealer (Mel Gibson) whose best friend from high-school (Kurt Russell) is now working for the Los Angeles sheriff's drug detail. Their personal and professional conflicts are intensified by their love for the same woman, a waitress (Michelle Pfeiffer) at the Italian restaurant they both frequent. There's a big deal going down with a drug lord (the late Raul Julia), but as it twists and turns, Towne's story is really more about personal loyalties and individual honour. And even if it doesn't quite hold together, the movie's got a fantastic look to it (courtesy of the great cinematographer Conrad Hall), and the three stars bring depth and dimension to their well-written roles. --Jeff Shannon
Everything I Know About Business I Learned at McDonald's: The 7 Leadership Principles that Drive Break Out Success - McGraw-Hill Professional
Status: New - What is it about McDonald's that has enabled it to produce more millionaires from within its ranks than any company in history? What earns the...... more
Status: New - What is it about McDonald's that has enabled it to produce more millionaires from within its ranks than any company in history? What earns the undying respect and loyalty of its franchisees, vendors, and 47 million customers served daily, from Moscow to Evansville to Rio de Janeiro? And how does it continue to expand its products, retool its image, and become more popular with each passing year? Few authors are as qualified to answer those questions as company insider Paul Facella. Beginning behind the counter at age 16, Paul literally grew up at McDonald's. From counter, to grill, to Regional Vice President, he has, over the course of his distinguished 34-year career, developed an intimate knowledge of the fast-food giant's management practices and culture. He's also forged personal ties to its legendary leaders, including founder Ray Kroc and CEOs Fred Turner, Mike Quinlan, Jack Greenberg, former President Ed Rensi, and current CEO Jim Skinner. Everything I Know Ab out Business I Learned at McDonald's delivers an up-close-and-personal look at a company where talent is cultivated and encouraged to thrive, from the individual restaurant to the corner office. With the help of in-depth interviews and "in their own words" commentaries from company executives, franchisees, and vendors, he explores McDonald's result-driven culture, and reveals the core principles, first laid down by founder Ray Kroc in 1955, that have successfully guided the company for more than five decades. Finally, Paul distills all that knowledge and experience into powerful lessons on teamwork, leadership, integrity, communication, and relationship building that you'll use to achieve stellar results in your company-whether your goal is to build an international business empire of your own, or just the best darned shop in town.
Secret Edinburgh: A Comedians' Guide to the City - Such Small Portions
Status: New - Andrew Maxwell, Marcus Brigstocke, Greg Proops, Tony Law and many more comedy acts have contributed to 2013's most original comedy product: a...... more
Status: New - Andrew Maxwell, Marcus Brigstocke, Greg Proops, Tony Law and many more comedy acts have contributed to 2013's most original comedy product: a travel guide to Edinburgh. Covering restaurants, pubs and bars, shopping and places to grab a quick bite to eat as well as attractions both in the city and out of town, Secret Edinburgh is designed to be a companion for anyone visiting Edinburgh, either during the Fringe or at any other time of the year. From the big TV stars who know how to fill up for a fiver to newcomers who seek out the classiest restaurants, we've covered the sector and the city from the top of Arthur's Seat (Joel Dommett) to the bottom of Broughton Street (Colin Hoult). Inside you will find out who is giving restaurant tips to Hardeep Singh Kohli, why Jonny & The Baptists keep ending up in A&E, how Mark Thomas relaxes during the festival, and what Milton Jones is up to loitering in the corridors of the Pleasance. Other contributors include Brendon Burns, Gyles Brandreth, Tom Stade, Phil Nichol, Tom Rosenthal, Isy Suttie and dozens more. We have pieced together the stories and recommendations from comedians with great photography, illustrations and maps to help you hunt down the best places the city has to offer - and the best stories comedians have to tell. Nica Burns, director of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards said: "This is without doubt the best, most original and-as it's written by comedians-extremely entertaining guide to enjoying every minute of your time at the Edinburgh Festival. Secret Edinburgh is a must-have and no serious Fringe-goer should be without it." For more information, including a full rundown of contributors, visit: http://www.suchsmallportions.com/secretedinburgh
Russell Andrews 3 Books Collection Pack Set RRP: £23.97 (Gideon, Hades, Icarus) - Sphere
Status: New - Title In This Collection:-GideonCarl Granville is a would-be novelist who is beginning to think his writing career is going nowhere fast, when he...... more
Status: New - Title In This Collection:-GideonCarl Granville is a would-be novelist who is beginning to think his writing career is going nowhere fast, when he is approached by the hottest editor in town and given a six figure sum to fictionalise a fifty-year-old diary. Sworn to secrecy and on a tight deadline, Carl is close to finishing when the editor is murdered ...and with hours Carl has been fingered as the killer. He''s only got one person to turn to, his ex-lover Amanda. With an unknown demon on his tail he manages to get to Washington, but the demon has extraordinary resources and Amanda too is drawn into the nightmare. They have only one option - to track down the author of the original diary and the place where the events related in it took placeand the true identity of Gideon. But someone knows where they are headed and are certain they''ll never get there. Told with spectacular pace, peopled with tough but vulnerable characters, Russell Andrews'' first novel marks the debut of a bestselling name. HadesAnother dazzling, unputdownable thriller from the best-selling author of Icarus and Aphrodite IcarusHistory repeats itself in a shocking0Amazon.co.uk ReviewPeople keep dying around Jack Keller, the central character of Russell Andrews'''' second thriller Icarus, and he finds it difficult to be sure that it is nothing to do with him. His mother was thrown from a window by a maniac; his wife was shot on the opening night of their new restaurant; his protégé and therapist Kid fell to his death--even his mentor Dom lost an arm to the Mob for refusing to fix a fight. Jack starts investigating K
Advantages: Reasonable food and prices Disadvantages: Not the best, slightly inpersonal
...that this wasn't the best Greek food in town, and I think the other place in Breda offers slightly higher standards of food and service. However, it was much better than I was led to believe here. The food was fairly tasty if nothing spectacular, the service was good and the ambience excellent. I would certainly consider coming here again. The décor is certainly worth seeing.
Advantages: Amazing food, low prices, relaxed atmosphere Disadvantages: Service slightly slow in the evening, can get really busy on weekends
...I did request this restaurant to complete a review on Ciao and spelt it wrong!! It is actually BELTAZAR RESTAURANT and won Best Steakhouse in Cape Town last year in 2004 and believe me there are a lot to choose from.
Beltazae is the largest wine bar in the World and the glasses are one of the largest I have ever experienced when eating out and with a wine to suit everyone's taste this is...
Advantages: Fantastic food for vegetarians, vegans and people who just love meat-free food Disadvantages: Can be difficult to get a table when it's busy
...?d read up - probably on Tripadvisor (it?s her bible) - that there was a vegetarian restaurant in Dubrovnik. In fact there?s only ONE vegetarian place in Dubrovnik and it must be serendipity that it was just down the steps from where we were staying. My sister and her girlfriend were craving meat and had booked themselves into a special place that cooked meat ?under the bell? (don?t ask, it...