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
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.
Advantages: Gorgeous weather, fantastic people, great scenery Disadvantages: Could perhaps do with a bit of a tidy up in places ?!
...and it was quite quiet then, although we were told that it gets busier in the Greek holiday season in the middle of June.
The beaches in Fourka are sandy, although there are some stones as you get into the sea. It's worth walking down the beach as some areas are nicer than others - all are clean, but some are quite close to appartments and there's quite alot of seaweed in some spots! The sea is...
Advantages: Plot, cast Disadvantages: Very violent in places
...I had heard of this film over the years but I really didn't know anything about it other than it was a film focused around violence and crime. However, when this popped up on my Netflix and I read the plot description I decided that this was definitely one that I wanted to watch. After seeing that it starred Elijah Wood I was confident that it must have been a decent film so I watched it this...
Advantages: It is Ronan, 1 or 2 good tracks. Disadvantages: To many to list.
...and is at a much slower pace than the first track, it is a steady rhythmic song with Ronan Keating singing along to guitar and synthesised backing. It is not a song that stands out on the album but does have a nod to the album title ?it is not the destination it?s the ride? in the lyrics. Ronans voice is quite inoffensive and listenable.
?If Tomorrow Never Comes ? 3.35?
Another steady track that...