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: Great Night Out! Prizes! Friendly! Disadvantages: Nothing Major!
...?Mecca, Mecca?.Mecca Bingo!?
I first went to Mecca Bingo three years ago. Some of my sister?s colleagues had been and said how good it was and so my sister wanted to try it for herself.
For those of you who don?t know, Mecca Bingo is a national Bingo company. Today, I will be reviewing ?Mecca Bingo: Wrexham?.
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Advantages: Winning lots of money and cheap food and drink! Disadvantages: Coming home with empty pockets, and it can be very addictive
...Being a poor suffering recent graduate, I'll go to anything where there's a chance of winning lots of money to pay off my student loan! I'm not much of a gambler myself, so I was a bit cautious going into my mum?s local Mecca in Rosehill. My mum's in her 60's and ever since I left home to go to uni, she's down her local Mecca club most nights. I'm one of those 'it's just a con, I'll never win...
Advantages: Interesting historic building made more colourful by our unofficial guide Disadvantages: Because you can't go inside, there's not too much to see
...During our visit to Hyderabad's most famous attraction, the Charminar, we spent a lot of time looking out over the nearby Mecca Masjid building up a sense of anticipation for having a good look. However, our timing was slightly off and we had to wait half an hour until the lunchtime prayers were over before we could visit. I love a good mosque but we've been spoilt by visiting spectacular mosques...