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: Unique, Extremely Comfortable, Location, New build, Service Disadvantages: Maybe a little pricey
...trip I came across the Cork International Airport Hotel. The thing that first grabbed my attention was that it was a newly built hotel, so it would be clean, it overlooked the runway so I could take pictures, it was close enough to the city for the sight-seeing element of my holiday and it was a 4 star, so I could assume good quality and has 150 rooms.
Below is what I found.
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: food was good, hotel nice Disadvantages: none really
...Hotel was nearby to the Red Light District and we saw it 1 time by accident. We walked up the road from the subway end to get to the Hotel and turned left. We couldn't see any street numbers so continued to walk along the street. Suddenly there was lots of brighter lights, music and men standing outside certain building looking like Bouncers. Then it clicked. We were actually in the Red light district...