Walter Hill's updated (1984), highly stylised take on biker movies still looks like a determinedly eccentric project that happens to work at times, but not at...... more
Walter Hill's updated (1984), highly stylised take on biker movies still looks like a determinedly eccentric project that happens to work at times, but not at others. Michael Paré plays a biker who agrees to rescue his ex-girlfriend (a rocker played by Diane Lane) from kidnappers (led by Willem Dafoe). The ensuing battle against a nocturnal background of industrial blight, chrome, and loud music is like some fever dream of a Springsteen fan who listened to the song "Born to Run" far too often. The audacity of the film carries it a long way even after it becomes clear that Hill's experiment is crumbling under its own weight. Dafoe, who looked even spookier back then than he does now, is memorable, as are Amy Madigan and Rick Moranis. Music is by Ry Cooder, with an appearance by the Blasters. The DVD release has a widescreen presentation, optional French soundtrack, optional Spanish subtitles. --Tom Keogh
This is the story of the hugely influential Mike Skinner, the man behind The Streets , telling a freewheeling, funny, and fearlessly honest tale of...... more
This is the story of the hugely influential Mike Skinner, the man behind The Streets , telling a freewheeling, funny, and fearlessly honest tale of Birmingham and London, ecstasy and epilepsy, spread-betting and growing up. He writes of musical inspirations, role models and rivals, the craft of songwriting and reflects on the successes and failures of the decade-long journey of The Streets . Mike Skinnerâs witty, self-deprecating sagas of late-night kebab shops and skunk-filled PlayStation sessions shows how much you could achieve simply by speaking in your own voice.
Advantages: Spicy fragrance, instant hit of freshness, easy application. Disadvantages: Lacks staying power, expensive.
...th the original 'old style' packaging still having an impact on the new designs. For example, the Lynx Africa spray still keeps the old colours of cerise and green. The official colour may be purple and/or pink, but in my opinion it is cerise. These colours are incorporated by stripes of the colour across the front of the canister. Also worth mentioning is the major change of the packaging. Th...
Advantages: Great smell, good price, good lather Disadvantages: None
...I thoroughly enjoy using all the Lynx range of products I have so far tried. Perhaps a favourite has to be the Africa fragrance and in particular, I do like to use the shower gel. This costs around £1.99 depending upon where it has been sourced but it is widely available in most supermarkets. The black plastic bottle with a useful flip back lid contains 250ml of thick, strong smelling shower...
Advantages: Works for at least 24 hours! Disadvantages: Nozzle has mind of its own
...Africa 150ml deodorant - body spray
The daylight hours are venturing into the time territory waters once occupied by darkness - well, since last year anyway. At the weekend 26-03-11 Greenwich Mean Time loses an hour out of our precious weekend; you notice it never happens on a Monday. This timely event also embarks on the dawning of extra sun-light hour (s) during the evenings and mornings...