Jack Nicholson in his very best in this highly-acclaimed dramatic comedy about three sailors on the loose. Two hard-boiled career petty officers Buddusky and...... more
Jack Nicholson in his very best in this highly-acclaimed dramatic comedy about three sailors on the loose. Two hard-boiled career petty officers Buddusky and Mulhall are detailed to take a young sailor Meadows from a Virginia Naval Base to a New Hampshire Naval Prison to serve an eight-year sentence for a trivial offence. Buddusky and Mulhall take a liking is Meadows and are determined to show him a food time on their journey north. Their escapades begin in Washington where they narrowly escape a bar fight then get blink drunk in their hotel room. In New York City they tangle with some Marines and in Boston Buddusky takes Meadows to a brothel for his first sexual experience. Finally after reluctantly turning in Meadows Buddusky and Mullhal realise they are as much prisoners of their won world as Meadows now is of his.
From London Cairo and Washington D.C. to Saudi Arabia Switzerland and Nigeria a team of American and British counter-terrorist agents attempts to track...... more
From London Cairo and Washington D.C. to Saudi Arabia Switzerland and Nigeria a team of American and British counter-terrorist agents attempts to track down a dangerous terrorist cell operating on a deadly global level.The nightmare begins after terrorists mistakenly release poisonous sarin nerve gas killing themselves and guests at a London hotel. British MI5 and MI6 agents believe a local terrorist cell is targeting members of their counter-terrorism unit and plotting attacks on the London and New York City subways. But when the investigation broadens to include American agents from the FBI CIA and NSA the subway threat begins to feel like a diversion. As the agents rush to determine the terrorists' real plans they find that they too have become targets in a deadly race to not only prevent the next attack but to also disrupt the far-reaching terrorist network.
The Veteran (2006) Ally Sheedy, Bobby Hosea, Michael Ironside [DVD]
UK COMPATIBLE * 30 years since the Fall of Saigon, Ray Watson (played by Bobby Hosea from Under Heavy Fire), a Vietnam War veteran now working as a...... more
UK COMPATIBLE * 30 years since the Fall of Saigon, Ray Watson (played by Bobby Hosea from Under Heavy Fire), a Vietnam War veteran now working as a state senator, returns to Vietnam once again. When he arrives at his hotel room, he gets an unexpected visit from another veteran (played by Michael Ironside), who claims to be one of Ray's old comrades from Echo Company. Ray doesn't remember him, so he starts to remind him about the time that they served together. Meanwhile, Sara Reid (played by Ally Sheedy) from the Vietnam Veterans Action Committee in Washington, DC, along with a few government agents, are in the hotel opposite secretly listening in to the conversation between the two veterans as they are assigned to search for a missing soldier.
Lockout (2012) Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare [DVD]
UK COMPATIBLE * In 2079, in Washington, the ex-CIA Operative Snow is brutally interrogated, accused of treason against the United States. The...... more
UK COMPATIBLE * In 2079, in Washington, the ex-CIA Operative Snow is brutally interrogated, accused of treason against the United States. The chief of the secret service Scott Langral believes that he shot the agent Frank in a hotel room. Meanwhile, the idealistic daughter of the president of the USA, Emilie Warnock, is visiting MS One, a maximum security prison in outer space expecting to find evidences that the prisoners are actually guinea pigs of a huge corporation. When one of her bodyguards loses a hidden pistol for the dangerous prisoner Hydell, he subdues the staff in the central control room and releases the prisoners, including his brother Alex that becomes the leader of the riot. Now the veteran agent Harry Shaw offers freedom to Snow if he succeeds in rescuing the president's daughter. But the idealistic Emilie does not want to leave MS-One without the hostages
Advantages: good location, good transport connections. Disadvantages: irish "pub" restuarant, a bit noisey
..., large glass framed door with gleaming brass handles. And behind the door is a big framed doorman with a gleaming smile.
Expecting the lobby to be a large expanse of marble and brass we were suprised how small it was. The reception desk is immediately to the right, with a small seating area to the left.
The decor reminded me of a town house hotel in Bath UK ,being chinzy and fussy , with alot of wood...
Advantages: Modern, Friendly, Great Location for the Sights Disadvantages: No free WiFi, Not much locally in the evening
...The Washington Court Hotel is a premier, 268 bedroom, downtown Washington, D.C. hotel in a great central location, just three blocks from the US Capitol Building and national mall. The hotel has been recently remodeled and offers a modern and stylish base for enjoying the city
This hotel caters for business travelers - I have stayed on both weekdays and the weekend and noticed the lack...
Advantages: fun, cheap, central location Disadvantages: none.
.... Be careful, Washington has the greatest gun crime in the whole of America. If you're sensible and safe, you will be fine :-)
A word from someone who stayed at Hotel Harrington form the UK
"I was looking for a good stay and ended up with a great one. Thanks for being so close to everything. I thought I'd have to catch a cab to the MCI Center but decided walking was more convenient and helped me...