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: Character development, secondary characters, issues Disadvantages: Braden's possessivness
...About the book
On Dublin Street is an Adult/ New Adult novel by Samantha Young. It was published by Penguin on 17th January and the book is 414 pages long. Thanks to the publisher for providing me with an e-book for review.
Synopsis (Taken from Goodreads.com)
Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare ...
Four years ago...
Advantages: welcoming, clean, central Disadvantages: restaurant price
...As mentioned in my last review, I was recently on a trip to Dublin. The main part of my holiday apart from experiencing the city is to me the accommodation. I have been to many hotels but not all I would return to although I have to say I cannot fault the Jury's Inn Parnell Street. A hotel is of course where I stay and want to be in a good location. I have heard of Jury's Inn's because I know...
Advantages: Plenty to see and do. Disadvantages: Quite expensive - but not over the top for a capital city.
...could remember the name of the hotel we could not remember the name of the street. It took nearly 20 minutes and traveling up and down the taxi rank before we found someone who knew the area well enough to know where it was. The rest of the time there were just general problems as many drivers were not from Dublin and did not know the area very well. If you can give directions yourself you will be...