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Let's face it:greek food is great.And greek food in Greece,is even better! Having been in Athens loads of times,i have eaten in loads of its tavernas and restaurants.I chose three that i strongly reccomend to anyone who visits the greek capital: The first(and best in my opinion) is called "Palaio Tetradio".It is situated in the middle of the old city of Plaka,and it is difficult to miss it.The quality of the food is great:traditional mezes,specialities like potatoe balls or cheese pies.Don't forget to taste the home-made wine,you will love it.It is an open-air taverna with excellent view.For those who don't want to eat,there is a bar section,on the veranda,where you can drink wine or ouzo!! The second one,is called "Polis"and is on Panepistimiou street.It is more modern,it also works as a cafe and it has music.It is for younger people.Good music,not too loud,good quality drinks.As for the restaurant:Great food,great service,and again,great view(it is on a terrace). Third,but not least,is "Kouklaki",at Halandri.It is a sex-themed bar-restaurant(extremely funny decoration and...plates)and you are going to have the time of your life.The food is great and the waiters are also actors..but i am saying no more,i will spoil the suprise.
I went to the video store today and I was about to rent Universal soldier 2 on DVD but it was already rented by someone else (there was only one copy) so I couldn't leave without renting something. The first movie I saw in front of me was this one and I decided to watch it. Before I watch it I saw some comments and the rating and I was disappointed. The movie started as silly as all the other sequels of the series but not as bad as part 5 for example. But when they got to Manhattan the movie became pretty cool and it was a surprise to me cause I didn't expect it. The scenes underground and at the subway were scary and original in some way. Well, there were some bad things about it too: the nightmares (or whatever it was) the heroine had about Jason when he was a kid and the scene in which Jason becomes child again. Jason' s face also sucks and the special effects are not good. It wasn't too gory (as the other parts) but some gore does exist of course. After all it wasn't a very bad movie, characters were interesting and deaths weren't disgusting and silly as they used to be. I can't compare it to Halloween or Scream of course but I don't think that this movie sucks.
When this sequel finally came out on video two looong years after part VI, the only expectations I had were that it be NEW BLOOD, and no longer Tommy Jarvis stories. That got old. My expectations were met, and I was even more thrilled when I realized that it was much like part IV The Final Chapter. This one gives you the mother/daughter relationship of Tina and her mother much like that of Trish and her mother in part IV. But this "New Blood" can move objects with her mind. I realize that the concept is quite exaggerated in the movie, but it still works. Tina never gives up on trying to send Jason back to the grave from which she brought him from (with her telekinesis), and it eventually works a whole ninety minutes later. Even better for hardcore fans, there is a very large group of teens partying in the cabin next door to Tina's. Among them are Kevin Blair and Susan Sullivan, who lead the roles that are beginning to become trademark to the Friday the 13th industry. Blair plays Nick, the understanding, there-in-the-Nick-of-time, potential hubby for Tina, while Sullivan plays Melissa, the loose, coniving bad half of Tina who seems somewhat lesbian at times in this movie and at the same time is trying to steal Nick away from Tina. This movie has several suspensful chase scenes from the skinnydipper to the girl hiding in Jason's notorious Weapon Shack. For those reasons, I rate Friday the 13th part VII: The New Blood on terms of entertainment only. That is all it is. Harmless fun for the senses. It deserves a seven out of ten. There is New Blood in the movie. Nobody lied..
Friday the 13th Part 5 would be the worst film in the entire series, but it doesn't fit in with the series; it's like when they made Halloween 3 and it had noting to do with Michael Myers. But Halloween 3 was at least watchable, this one isn't. The acting is atrocious. And the plot makes absolutely NO SENSE. A guy sees his son get killed, so he takes revenge and kills everybody EXCEPT the guy who killed his son. He even kills a couple at a diner, these two gay guys whose car broke down, and the ugly foul mouthed neighbors who had NOTHING to do with the rest of the cast. The scene in witch the character Violet "dances" is awful, she's not really dancing but doing more of a mime's act. And it never really shows why some of the characters are in a psychiatric halfway house. They're all pretty normal, only one guy has a mild flaw and that's a horribly done stutter, like that's a devastating psychiatric problem that one has to be taken out of society. As I said earlier, this would be the worst in the series if it actually was a part of it. Instead the worst in the series (IMHO) is Part 8, "Jason Takes [a boat to] Manhattan"
"Friday the 13th, Part 3" is a lot better than Part 2, where it has more colorful characters, more creative killings and the best chase scene in the whole series. It was directed by Steve Miner who helmed Part 2 and later on, "Halloween: H20". If one thinks about it, there really isn't any plot in the film. Just Jason finding a new place to hide and hack teenagers in weird, gross ways. Anyway, the film picks up one day after the events in Part 2. Jason is now hiding at another cabin in Crystal Lake where a bunch of teenagers get together for a weekend full of drugs and sex. Not long after they arrive, he starts to kill. That is the main plot. There is also a little subplot about the main heroine being attacked by Jason some years before. Well, if you thought the kids in the first two were bad, this one is the icing on the cake. Let's see: the heroine, the heroine's loser ex-boyfriend trying to patch things up, two pot smoking hippies who look twice the teens ages, the fat prankster who has an afro, the nice girl who the fat prankster tries to get with, the pregnant friend of the heroine and the horny boyfriend of the pregnant girl. Oh! Also add in a biker trio. Some trivia: This is the only "Friday" flick where Jason's name is NEVER mentioned. This is the first flick to show him with his famous hockey mask. When first released, it was shown in 3D.This is one of the better installments in the series, definitely better than the later ones. Rent it.
Friday the 13th 2 works on some level mostly because this is the first film that features the Jason character as the killer. He's somewhat menancing but this film suffers from being kind of boring and not nearly as good as the original. The film opens on Alice, the survivor of the original film, still haunted by the events that took place at crystal lake. in the next 5 minutes lets just say she'll won't have to think about it anymore. afew years later a camp site has opened not too far from camp and jason is not to happy with this. It moves kind of slow and known of the characters are really that great except for our herioine ginny. The make up effects are still great and the last 15 minutes do satisfy. As a film of its own it's pretty good, but as a sequel to a so called slasher classic it doesn't really compare
I happened to be at home when the first episode of the Secret life of Us was broadcasted.I watched it and since then i haven't missed a single episode!! The series deals with the life and the problems of a group of friends in their late 20s-early 30s,who live in Australia. Evan is a writer.For the first time in his life he falls in love with an older woman,Carmen,a divorced mother.Unfortunately Carmen doesn't feel the same way. Alex is a doctor,who sleeps with her best friend's (Gab) husband and has to face the consequences. Kelly is an overweight girl,sharing the same flat with Evan and Alex,trying to find love and a carrier that suits her. Richy is Miranda's boyfriend.One night he sleeps with a gay friend of his(Simon) and he gets confused about his sexuality. Wil lives with Miranda and Richy and he is the one who finds out first that his mate slept with a man. The series is on every wednesday night on C4.The story is very interesting and the plot fast and exciting. Problems that the heroes have to face,are problems that we have dealt with or that we see people around us facing. The acting is very good,something unusual for a soap-opera type drama series.The directing is often very clever and really modern. If you are not a fan,you should become one!!
Sporades is a group of islands in the north part of the aegean sea.Islands with beauty,with magnificent beaches and without thousands of tourists(like other greek islands,like Crete or Myconos). Skiathos,Skiros and Alonisos are the biggest of the group,and the ones with the best transport connections.Skiathos and Skiros,both have airports,and all three islands are connected with the greek mainland,with regular ships and flying dolphins(which cost a bit more,but are faster than normal ships). All three islands are full of beautiful beaches and green forests.Skiathos is very famous because of its "turtle"beach,which is a beach where,sea-turtles,lay their eggs during the night.It is an island fully organized,with lots of bars and night clubs,and it is probably the most expensive out of the three and the one most suitable for young people. Skiros,is an island for family holidays.Also full of beautiful beaches,and with plenty tavernas,where you can taste some of the specialities of the island.The architecture of the island is very traditional,white houses with small front yards.Night life here is quiter but definitely not non-existent. Alonisos,is the most beautiful out of the three.It is the most remote and most romantic,suitable for couple holidays.Very quite,full of magic sand-beaches.The people who live there are very friendly,and soon you will feel that you know the whole island!It is the cheapest out of the three.
O'Hare is located 19 miles (30 km) northwest of the Loop, Chicago's main business district. Airport information booths are located in all terminals and are open from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. daily. There's no shortage of taxis at O'Hare. The fare is metered, and you should expect to pay $30 to $35 for the 40- to 60-minute trip. If you are traveling light, the CTA train is the best. You can depart at Washington Street Station in the Loop and catch a taxi to your final destination. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates a train service from O'Hare. Look for the sign leading to the station beginning in the baggage-claim area. The Blue Line train will take you right to the central Loop in 45 minutes for $1.50. Trains are frequent and reliable. Continental Airport Express (not connected with Continental Airlines) provides regular bus service to major hotels in the downtown area. The fare is $16 one-way and the trip takes up to an hour. Look for the booth selling tickets for the bus as you leave the baggage-claim area. Their number is 800-654-7871.
First of all, this is a great fantasy film for people of all ages. The characters are wonderfully imaginative and funny, but there was something that kept nagging at me. Then I figured it out. Aunt Spiker (?) looks exactly like Faye Dunaway in "Mommie Dearest," only with nasty teeth and a British accent. Did anyone else notice that? Anyway, I think the movie is great. I don't like one thing, though. Roald Dahl always has everything start out so depressing. I mean, in this James has a horrible life (well, he lives with a Mommie Dearest lookalike, maybe that's it). His characters always have to overcome massive odds that are always against them. When they overcome them, you'll feel as happy as they do. Matilda is a girl with many abilities:not only she is much smarter than girls of her age,but she also has telekinisis' abilities.She has to fight against two useless parents and a 'bitch' headmistress. Danny DeVito directs,and he is doing a very good job.The little girl,playing Matilda,is very very good.The dvd extras,nothing great,but it is a good movie to have!
The best thing about Rhodes is that there is something for everyone, from watersports in some of the clearest water I have seen , to walking or hiking in outstanding countryside, to sunbathing in almost guaranteed beautiful weather, to just doing what comes naturally in the bars and nightclubs on the island(and one can find lots of them!!!!) I have stood on a mountain and been able to see most of Rhodes, I have stood on the southern tip of the island and watched the sun go down creating what can only be described as breath-taking views, I have crawled through a tunnel to see some of the rarer species in the Butterfly gardens, I have stood on a cliff and watched countless million of Tunafish dancing in the late afternoon sun. All this and a lot more. Rhodes Town is a typically bustling Mediterranean capital surrounding the ‘Old Town’ which is an amazing mixture of Ancient buildings and earthworks, Street market and Carnival. The ‘Old Town’ stands adjacent to the harbour which usually has some of the largest and most expensive yachts in the Med ‘tied up’ there. The food, all over Rhodes, is excellent and reasonably priced. From the Restaurant to the Taverna on the beach or in the centre of a small village that you’ve just found by accident. Starting down the east coast, one of the first major resorts you come to will be Faliraki, this should be avoided unless you are ’Young, Free and Single’ or like to pretend you are for a night, or two. Be aware this place doesn’t open ’til 2 in the afternoon, but then on the other hand it doesn’t close until 8 in the morning. If you like a quiet beach this could be the place because just about everyone on it before 2 p.m. is fast asleep. After 2 o'clock you had better make way for Bungee Jumping and the like. Further down the coast there are plenty of quieter resorts until you reach ’Ooooh ! Point’ this is the point on the ro
ad where you first catch sight of Lindos, called ‘Ooooh ! Point’ because you can not help this exclamation at the wonderful sight in front of you. Lindos is pretty much unique, built around a natural bay, surmounted by the Acropolis , all the houses etc. either stone or painted white, fronted by two beaches with another bay (St. Paul’s) and beach, behind. The village is pedestrianised with the only mode of transport the ’Lindos Taxi’ (Donkey) , there are many bars and roofgarden restaurants and plenty of shops. All in all a very special place. However if you wished to stay here it will involve a lot of walking up and down hills, some quite steep. Further south still you have a few other villages including Pefkos which tend to be quiet but are within easy taxi (or even walking) distance of Lindos if you fancy a night out. The taxi service is good and easily accessible and also the bus service which runs north to south of the island. The weather on Rhodes is very hot during July and August, especially Lindos and many people travel in September because of this. From the moment they open the doors of the aircraft and you get your very first scent of the island , you could very well be hooked....................I was !!!
I'm a Disney fanatic anyway and loved Toy Story the original, so naturally I went into this movie knowing I would like it. Actually, I'm sort of ashamed that I waited so LONG to see it! Everyone I talked to, even people I wouldn't expect to like something like this, had said it was "better than the original." I don't usually like to rate Disney sequels like that, but let me just say that I LOVED TS2! I don't think it would have been nearly as good without the history of the first movie behind it, but I do think they took the story further this time and it was even more moving than the first one. The first one was about an exciting adventure, but not to the extent of the second one. I love these sorts of emotional journey/adventure movies, especially when Disney does them. The part where Jessie sings about Emily is a tear-jerker! They didn't have anything quite like that in the first Toy Story. But I do recommend that if you're going to watch TS2 for the first time (which is probably no one 'cause everyone's seen it already), that you watch the original again first to have everything fresh in your mind. There are a lot of references to it in the second movie, that won't be nearly as funny if you've forgotten those things in the first. It will maximize your enjoyment of Toy Story 2.A must-buy dvd.The extras are also really good.
Hugely disappointing waste of Jackie Chan's talents, this film should be avoided like the plague. Being an enormous Jackie Chan fan I had very high hopes for this. It has absolutely no redeeming features whatsoever. Chris Tucker is the most irritating man on the planet bar none and unfortunately Jackie is reduced to the role of amusing little foreign man which is unforgiveable. The stunts and action sequences are forgettable, coming as secondary to the dreadful interaction between the two main stars. I feel quite gutted that Jackie Chan's bit Western break has come to this and it is sad that most people will be introduced to his vast talents with this truly awful film. The plot is not even worth mentioning. I am suprised that the film was such a hit that now,there is a sequel!!!And it is going well at the box office too!!!Crazy people! The dvd features are dull.Don't buy it!!!
I just returned from a week in Skanes,the beach resort near Monastir.Monastir-for those who don't know-is a city on the west coast of Tunisia.It is very close to Sousse,the third biggest Tunisian city. Skanes is not the best choice for holidays.It is a resort full of hotels,in the middle of nowhere.The only thing that is close is the Monastir airport!!! All of the hotels there are quite similar,completely turistic.Skanes is a 2 hours' drive away from the capital,Tunis,and I can say that if i didn't choose to go for a one-day excursion to Tunis,I would't have realized that I was in Tunisia.Everything in Skanes was so touristic!!! The beach is clean,but full of jelly-fishes.Nothing special compared to greek beaches,on the other side of the mediterrenean. The weather is quite hot and humid and there are flies everywhere(how irritating!). It is like choosing to go to spend a week at a hotel,without realizing that you are in a different country.It is not worth the money(about 500pounds for one week) or the journey(3hour's flight). Next time I will stick to the beautiful greek islands or to the italian coasts.
I have been to Greece several times.I love it and i believe it is one of the most beatiful countries in the world.I have been in most major cities(athens,thessalloniki,patra)and in many of the big islands(crete,myconos,serifos,etc).The best greek holidays i have ever had though,were the ones i spent in Amorgos,a small island in the aegean sea. For Amorgos you must take the ship from athens.After ten hours you arrive at this beautiful island, most know from the film "Big blue",which was shot there. Tourism hasn't invaded the island yet.If you are looking for great nights out clubbing,this is not the right place for you.There is only one club in the whole island.There are though several romantic bars and traditional tavernas,where one can spend his evening. The island is cheap, the accomodation of excellant standards.The locals very helpful and friendly. Long sand beaches,blue crystal waters.Amazing sunsets,wonderful scenery. The perfect place to be with your love-one.