Production Year: 1997 - Drama - Director: Quentin Tarantino - Original Language: English - Classification: 15 years and over - Studio: Technicolor Distribution Services, ELEVATION SALES, LIONS GATE (On Ciao since: 11/2011)
Production Year: 1998 - Action/Adventure - Director: Jackie Chan, Benny Chan - Original Language: English - Classification: 12 years and over - Starring: Jackie Chan, Michelle Ferre, Mirai Yamamoto (On Ciao since: 02/2001)
Production Year: 1998 - Drama - Director: Anand Tucker - Original Language: English - Classification: 15 years and over - Starring: Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, James Frain, David Morrissey, (On Ciao since: 08/2004)
Production Year: 1996 - Action/Adventure - Director: Stanley Tong - Original Language: English - Classification: 12 years and over - Starring: Jackson Lou, Jackie Chan, Chen Chun Wu (On Ciao since: 10/2000)
Cameron Paradise, a stunningly beautiful twenty-four-year-old personal trainer, flees Hawaii and her champion-surfer husband, Gregg, in the middle of one of his...... more
Cameron Paradise, a stunningly beautiful twenty-four-year-old personal trainer, flees Hawaii and her champion-surfer husband, Gregg, in the middle of one of his abusive tirades and makes her way to L.A. Tall, blond, with a body to die for, it doesn't take Cameron long to find a job at an exclusive private fitness club where she encounters LA's most important players. She has plans to open her own studio one day, and while every man she meets comes on to her, she is more focused on saving money and working hard than getting caught up in the L.A.scene of wild parties and recreational drugs.
The curiosity of Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown is Robert Forster's worldly wise bail bondsman Max Cherry, the most alive character in this...... more
The curiosity of Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown is Robert Forster's worldly wise bail bondsman Max Cherry, the most alive character in this adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Rum Punch. The Academy Awards saw it the same way, giving Forster the film's only nomination. The film is more "rum" than "punch" and will certainly disappoint those who are looking for Tarantino's trademark style. This movie is a slow, decaffeinated story of six characters glued to a half million dollars brought illegally into the country. The money belongs to Ordell (Samuel L Jackson), a gunrunner just bright enough to control his universe and do his own dirty work. His just-paroled friend--a loose term with Ordell--Louis (Robert De Niro) is just taking up space and could be interested in the money. However, his loyalties are in question between his old partner and Ordell's doped-up girl (Bridget Fonda). Certainly Fed Ray Nicolette (Michael Keaton) wants to arrest Ordell with the illegal money. The key is the title character, a late-40-ish flight-attendant (Pam Grier) who can pull her own weight and soon has both sides believing she's working for them. The end result is rarely in doubt, and what is left is two hours of Tarantino's expert dialogue as he moves his characters around town. Tarantino changed the race of Jackie and Ordell, a move that means little except that it allows Tarantino to heap on black culture and language, something he has a gift and passion for. He said this film is for an older audience although the language and drug use may put them off. The film is not a salute to Grier's blaxploitation films beyond the musical score. Unexpectedly the most fascinating scenes are between Grier and Forster: glowing in the limelight of their first major Hollywood film after decades of work. --Doug Thomas
The perennially underrated Bill Hardman (1932-90) was one of the unsung trumpet heroes of the modern era. His raw sound and tense, "running" attack were...... more
The perennially underrated Bill Hardman (1932-90) was one of the unsung trumpet heroes of the modern era. His raw sound and tense, "running" attack were featured in three separate editions of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, the first and most memorable of which found him sharing the front line with Jackie McLean and Johnny Griffin. McLean, who was already an established Prestige artist, gave Hardman the spotlight on this 1956 blowing date, recorded with a blue-ribbon rhythm section after the pair left Charles Mingus's workshop and before they joined Blakey. - Originally released in 1956 1. Sweet Doll 2. Just For Marty 3. Dee's Dilemma 4. Sublues 5. Steeplechase 6. It Could Happen To You
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Advantages: A true life drama of winning over adversity. Disadvantages: None
...I'm reviewing a book called FATWA ,by Jacky Trevane.
It is in paperback format and is 312 pages long .
It contains no photographs.
My copy was bought in a charity shop,but it is available from bookshops and online bookstores .
Amazon have used copies on offer for £2 and for some reason new at £45 (horrified face) .
On kindle it costs £4.99.
Advantages: superb quality, iconic yet timeless Disadvantages: I guess maybe the cost may put some people off
...Ray-Ban is probably the most iconic sunglass brand and everyone has heard of them. I've actually got three pairs of Ray-Bans; a pair of Aviators, a pair of Wayfarers and this pair of Jackie Ohh IIs. I think that Ray-Ban sunglasses are superb quality and they will last for years if you look after them. They are definately worth the money. Yes they are expensive, but you know that the lenses...
Advantages: Great if you like Jackie Mason Disadvantages: As I say, great if you like Jackie Mason
...Jackie Mason A Night at the Opera is, how can I put this? You either like Jackie Mason, or you don't.
A Night at The Opera was recorded live at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Everything is grist to Jackie Mason's mill. The camera crew? No problem. A member of the audience heckling because he couldn't hear? "He must be a Jew," explained Mason, "because no Gentile would complain. He would...