Warner Brothers released their "B" movie "Adventure in Iraq" on September 27, 1943. Like many of the studio's low budget features, this picture amounted to a remake, drawing its plot from the 1930 film "The Green Goddess." Warner Brothers scenarists George R. Bilson and Robert E. Kent retained most of the plot from Scottish writer William Archer's Broadway play. Unlike Archer's stage play or Julien Josephson's "Green Goddess" screenplay, both of which set the action in the imaginary kingdom of Rukh, the Warner Brothers remake left nothing to the imagination and pointedly established Iraq as the setting in both title and action. Former Flying Tiger fighter pilot Doug Everett and his two passengers, estranged couple George and Tess Torrence are flying from India en route to Cairo, Egypt, when a cracked cylinder head and a broken fuel line forces them to land somewhere in Iraq. When George tries to radio Cairo about their forced landing, he discovers that the tubes are dead and that DougRead More »from FILM HISTORY of "ADVENTURE in IRAQ" (1943)
"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" meet "Return of the Living Dead" in former "South Park" scribe Glasgow Phillips' directorial debut "Undead or Alive," (**1/2 out of ****), a creepy, tongue-in-cheek, zombie western starring former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Chris Kattan and "Desperate Housewives" hunk James Denton. Everybody looks like they had a good time making this frontier farce about a couple of hard-luck cowboys on the lam from a posse of zombies. Mind you, "Undead or Alive" never takes itself seriously and prefers to spoof its elements rather than scare the daylights out of us. Writer & director Phillips tosses a few surprises into this supernatural saga while the camaraderie between Luke (Chris Kattan) and Elmer (James Denton) is sufficiently strong enough to make us laugh at their tribulations right up to the twisted finale. Indeed, Chris Kattan and James Denton reminded me of Bob Hope and Bing Cosby in one of their road comedies. "From Dusk Till Dawn" make-up effectsRead More »from FILM REVIEW of ''UNDEAD or ALIVE'' (2007)
History veracity doesn't necessarily translate into cinematic virtuosity. The well-intentioned people that fought tooth and nail to produce the 2005 Civil War romance "The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams" (* out of ****) a.k.a. "Strike the Tent," are direct descendants of the protagonist. Co-director, producer, scenarist, and leading man Julian Adams, who plays his real-life great-great grandfather Robert Adams, deserves recognition for this reverential independent film production that depicts one Southerner's view of the War Between the States. Indeed, Adams has won several Indie film awards for this effort. Nevertheless, "The Last Confederate" qualifies as a tedious re-enactment with leaden performances by all except Mickey Rooney in a bit part as a bedridden Pennsylvania uncle. However, I must add that "The Last Confederate" is worth watching, even though I found it lacking. I had to opportunity to speak with Julian Adams, the man who wore all the hats on the production,Read More »from FILM REVIEW of ''THE LAST CONFEDERATE" (2005)
offee has its origins in the Arabian peninsula when in 1100 AD for the first time coffee trees were cultivated. Coffee was first roasted and boiled by Arabs making "qahwa", a beverage made from plants.
In 1475, the worlds first coffee shop opened by Greeks soon after the occupation by the Turks in the ex-capital of the Byzantine Empire, Constantinople. That followed by the establishment of more coffee houses in Constantinople.
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n about 1600, coffee entered Central Europe through the port of Venice.
The most important moment in coffee's history was that of its introduction to the New World. This happened in 1607. By this time until our days, coffee became the world's most popular beverage. More than 400 billion cups are consumed each year. The largest producer of coffee is Brazil.
When we are talking about the Greek Coffee, it is evident that we do not refer to the product itself, which is
LEAF Society strongly believes that, children could be used as the effective change agents, if their leanings and environments are fine tuned effectively. LEAF Society is having 30 Joyful learning centers across Namakkal district covering rural children from Namakkal, Rasipuram and Senthamangalam blocks and tribal children from Kolli Hills region. We are keeping these Joyful learning centers as a base for all our project interventions like promotion of safe sanitation and drinking water practices or increasing negotiating skills of rural & tribal com munities using RTI act. Children from these centers are the key for us and through them; we are trying to bring the desired change among communities. We have more than 450 children from three blocks.Read More »from Concept of Joyful Learning :
These joyful learning centers are not tuition centers replicating what is being done at schools rather are centers filled with Joy for children. They learn new - life skill oriented things with fun, joy and happiness. These centers are
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Press Release:Read More »from Houlihan’s Brings Stylish, Contemporary Dining and Small Plates to Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, Mich. - July 2, 2012 - Houlihan's, a stylish casual dining brand for over 40 years, will open its newest location on July 2, 2012 in Grand Rapids at Breton Village, contributing to the established shopping center's new business revitalization and boosting the local economy with the creation of 75-100 jobs. Houlihan's of Grand Rapids, located at 1968 Breton Rd. SE, will offer diners made-from-scratch cooking in a contemporary setting with an energetic bar scene and cater to consumers' increasing demand for a customized dining experience with a flavor-packed menu of 30+ 'small plates.'
"We give a jolt to people's expectations of casual dining, not only with the taste, quality and presentation of our food, but our personality and atmosphere," said Peggy Fischer, General Manager of the new Grand Rapids Houlihan's. "Everything from our progressive décor, unique menu design and our ageless bar experience has been carefully thought out. Houlihan's is fine dining
This month, I set out to discover and indulge in local foods, drinks and destinations that set my soul on fire, inspired by the epicurean revolution happening right here in our own back yard. This season we have much to be thankful for as these ten tasty finds are notably worth the experience. After enjoying this month's trend adventures, there's no doubt in my mind that you'll thank me later.
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They say an "apple a day, keeps the doctor away" but what if you could drink it? Sietsema's Apple Orchard and Cider Mill is a fifth generation family farm that harvests some of the most mouthwatering apples on this side of the state. Sietsema's 1/2 gallon apple cider can best be described as sweet, refreshing and nothing short of amazing. Beautifully packaged and full of flavor, I was astonished at its mesmerizing taste. This is a delightful, crisp, fresh and festive beverage. Serve it up this season, hot or cold, and
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Monica's Gourmet Cookies - Fine ingredients, pure flavor, distinctive texture, sophisticated appearance and OH SO LOCAL! We love Monica's Gourmet Cookies. These cookies are not only a pleasure to look at, but are a guilty pleasure to savor every time you enter Knapp's Corner D&W. Monica's gourmet collection of cookies was born while she was confined to bed rest during a high-risk pregnancy. Perhaps that is why the various flavors of the cookies are so deliciously intriguing. The White Chocolate Almond Macadamia, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip and Carmel Rock are all tastefully complex and worth every bite. Shop now at www.monicasbest.com or stop into your local Spartan store today.
CHERRY REPUBLIC - Open a special delivery of delicious cherry products wrapped in a gift box that includes a pine cone, shred of birch bark and sprig of cedar and you will have entered a whole new world. While February was National
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by Janice Lynne Lundy
A MANIFESTO WORTH CONSIDERING
"Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference."
Beauty is a concept which countless poets and philosophers have sought to define. It appears that their passion to clarify it, however, may be rooted in faulty thinking: If we know what beauty is, surely we can harness it, shape it, make it our own again and again, as if we could hold onto it forever.
In fact, isn't this what we as women often do when it comes to our own beauty? We focus on the physical and spend extraordinary amounts of time and money to make ourselves a work of art. We strive to find our ideal style; arranging face, form, hair, nails, and wardrobe just so. And when we do, we're certain to present the perfect version of ourselves to the world.
And, yet, deep inside ourselves we know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Beauty is not a constant. It changes with time and from cultureRead More »from Inner Beauty Secrets
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Fact: I am not perfect. Not. Even. Close.
Fact: I honestly use to think that I was. (Well, maybe not 100%…but a solid 95%.)
Before I had children, I thought I knew every single thing about being a fantastic parent. I would observe parents and their kids in public and think things like "Wow, who would let their kid do that?", "Why would anyone let their 3-year old dress themselves?", "Does she not notice that her child's face is covered in dried snot?", and "Is the mom uniform sweats and hats?"
Fact: I would quite simply, judge. Oh and how I HATE that word! But, if I am going to be honest with you, JUDGING is EXACTLY what I did. I would silently cast my uneducated opinions on unassuming friends, family, and total strangers. Now, I would only share my judgmental thoughts with my husband and my fellow FWK (friends without kids). Completely clueless parenting-virgins thinking they knew it all. What a joke!
I actually went as far as creating "Cara's Top-5 Rules for Having a Child."
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