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: Fantastic Wines, Excellent Pubs, Cultural Atmosphere, Fab Public Transport Disadvantages: none
.... No one could possibly find Adelaide lacking for a preferred type food at a restaurant. There's something for everyone.
If you're looking for a café to sit back and relax at then this is also the city for you. Cafes line many of the streets with plenty of chairs and friendly waiting staff. It's easy to spend an afternoon sipping lattes and nibbling tasty treats while watching people stroll by...
Advantages: Well laid out, the Barossa Wine Region Disadvantages: Travelling time
...an excellent base for exploring the city which is best done on foot.
Adelaide is a wonderful easy city to find your way around as it is built on a grid system with huge, impressive colonial building. The streets are very wide and give the city a very open and airy feeling which makes the city have the atmosphere of a big town rather than a bustling city. Arm yourself with a street map...
Advantages: Cheap Hostel, close to all attractions, friendly staff Disadvantages: You wont want to leave!
...For all of you out there who are lucky enough to be visiting Australia soon then I ask you, please do not overlook Adelaide. You, like I was, may be thinking, I'll visit Adelaide but only as a stop over between Perth & Sydney. I decided to take a year out of my life - 2002-2003 - and go backpacking around Australia. I'd been in Perth for about 3 months (staying with family) and I decided that...