Another year has dragged by, the German occupation since the failed 1943 Jewish Ghetto uprising in Warsaw was still as strong as ever. The Polish resistance...... more
Another year has dragged by, the German occupation since the failed 1943 Jewish Ghetto uprising in Warsaw was still as strong as ever. The Polish resistance alongside the Polish Home Army commanded by Bor Komorowski decided to launch a surprise attack on the German occupiers.
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
Advantages: Spectacular views, amazing structures, useful staff Disadvantages: None for me
...I've literally just got back from a trip to Athens with a group of other students who were also studying Ancient History and Ciivlisations with me, including my boyfriend luckily. As such I thought I would review different aspects of Athens and the goods I bought, and what better place to start then Athens' most famous tourist destination, the Acropolis.
The word Acropolis means roughly peak...
Advantages: Great location, clean rooms, free wifi, lovely staff, good view of the Acropolis. Disadvantages: Some may not like the neighbourhood.
...I recently (June 2011) went on holiday with some friends. We were on a budget, but most of us, including me, were not willing to stay at anything less than a 3 star hotel. We knew we wouldn't be in our rooms for long, but we still wanted a clean room and a clean bathroom. I was responsible for booking hotels and after doing a lot of research, I booked the Apollo Hotel in Athens for 2 nights. This...
Advantages: fun, charming and diverting city with plenty of interesting things to see and do; great variety of bars and restaurants Disadvantages: has some shonky areas, may bring you to spend more than you'd like
...The city of Athens, Georgia, USA, is one of those eclectic university towns scattered all the way across the country. If you're an American and a seasoned college student, you know all about what that means - an infinite variety of bars, pubs, theatres and crack houses. And, of course, a vast number of students to take advantage of whichever of these vices may take their fancy. In this particular...
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