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: good location, looks wonderful and stylish Disadvantages: expensive
...Grey Street hotel
Newcastle is one of my favourite cities in England and perhaps because it so easily accessible. You can take the train but also fly to Newcastle and you're within half an hour in the centre. That is also where you encounter this hotel and it has a perfect location. The hotel is located in "Grey Street" and is within walking distance from the railway station and within...
Advantages: An Interesting place to visit for sightseeing or shopping. Disadvantages: None really
...to peruse here, such as the knitted jumpers, cheeses and even wines, some of these are surprisingly good.
Also there are toy shops, electrical, books, spirits and tobacco stores. As English is widely spoken in Malta, shopping is easy. The currency is the Euro.
There are many narrow cobbled side roads leading off from the main street and these lead downhill. Some have steps which one can use but...
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Review of Valetta (Malta)
Advantages: In Malta, a hot country where I tanned deeply on the first day Disadvantages: Read down. There's lots....
...When I was a 19 year old holiday rep, I spent several months living in an All Inclusive hotel on a Spanish Isle. It was my first taste of such a set up, but I was impressed enough to suggest that we stay in an AI hotel this Easter ? my last holiday as a student. We decided on Malta because it was somewhere we?d never been, and close enough to Italy to get good weather at this time of year...