Eloise lives with her nanny at The Plaza Hotel in New York. The daughter of rich parents, she is left daily to her own devices. She knows everything about The...... more
Eloise lives with her nanny at The Plaza Hotel in New York. The daughter of rich parents, she is left daily to her own devices. She knows everything about The Plaza and everyone in it. Henry James would want to study her, and Queen Victoria would recognise her as an equal.
Who could possibly be the target audience for Flawless? Walter (Robert De Niro) is a homophobic policeman who suffers a stroke while responding to gunshots in...... more
Who could possibly be the target audience for Flawless? Walter (Robert De Niro) is a homophobic policeman who suffers a stroke while responding to gunshots in his own apartment building; for speech therapy, he starts taking singing lessons from his neighbour Rusty (Philip Seymour Hoffman of Magnolia and Boogie Nights), a gay drag queen who's saving up money for a sex-change operation. However, there's another storyline that takes up at least as much time as that one, about a drug dealer and his goons trying to find money that was stolen from them, brutally beating up everyone in their path. Furthermore, the local gay community (in New York City) seems to consist entirely of drag queens and Log Cabin Republicans and one of Walter's cop buddies goggles at drag queens as if he's just arrived from the middle of Iowa. All the characters--including various prostitutes, drug dealers, a hotel clerk who's a shifty mummy's boy, as well as the aforementioned drag queens and cops--are horrific stereotypes. De Niro and Hoffman, both extremely talented actors, do all they can to overcome their cliché-studded dialogue but they never seem to be in the same movie. This is far from inspiring stuff written and directed by the wildly uneven Joel Schumacher, whose up-and-down career includes The Lost Boys, St Elmo's Fire and Falling Down as well as the horror that was Batman & Robin. --Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com
Advantages: Incredibly well laid out and fascinating. Disadvantages: I am trying hard but I can't think of any!
...superb. Access was easy for all and the entrance price very reasonable. Food and drink were available in a very pleasant cafe and the ubiquitous souvenir shop was tucked away at the back!
If you are ever lucky enough to be in New York please spend at least half a day on Ellis Island. It will alter and enrich your perception of the people of America. You never know, you might find some long lost...
Advantages: City cenre, riiverside location. Close to ameneties and attractions Disadvantages: Potentially noisy nightlife just across the river
I know my way around York quite well, however the hotel is located off well sign-posted streets and can easily by found by anyone new to the city. It is within easy walking distance (5-10 minutes) from the Railway Station. My only criticism of locating the hotel would be that its signage is low-key and therefore has to be looked-for, as opposed to being obvious and jumping out at you...
Advantages: clean, luxurious, location, characters Disadvantages: cleaner stole but would have happened in any resort hotel
...When we came to be looking to book to go to Disneyland Paris we obviously had to spend a bit of time thinking about the accomodation that we wanted to stay in. Most of the people I knew had stayed in the Hotel Cheyenne which was one of the cheaper hotels on the resort but we decided that we wanted to stay closer to the Disney village and parks and so we decided to stay in the Hotel New York...