Very few films can effectively combine the gritty drama of a police action flick with science fiction (save for “Blade Runner”), but this film achieves that. Basically, a police detective played by Michael Nouri, along with a supporting cast played by Richard Brooks, Ed O’Ross and B movie veteran Clu Galager, are at wit’s end […]

American astrophysicist David Sumner (Dustin Hoffman) is a wimpy pacifist who grows tired of the strife and violence raging across America. Along with his pretty young wife, Amy (Susan George), he travels to George’s hometown in Cornwall, England. Sumner quickly finds that beneath the idyllic scenery and veneer of small-town friendliness lie a clannish society based on violence and exclusion-ism. A group of townspeople begin playing a series of increasingly […]

Put hands out, waist high, flat like a table. Take one ball and toss it just above eye level to the opposite hand. As you throw, say “One – Catch”. Do the same starting with your opposite hand. Remember to say “One” as you throw and “Catch” as you watch. PRACTICE both these steps for several minutes until you are throwing at the same height with both hands. Take two […]

1. Hold the first chopstick firm and stationary in a fixed position. 2. The second chopstick is held like a pencil, with the tips of thumb, index and middle fingers. 3. The key is that the bottom chopstick remains still while only the upper chopstick moves. 4. The thumb holds the chopsticks firmly while the index and middle finger pivots to meet first chopstick to grasp the food.

“Phone Booth” is a one of a kind thriller even though the movie is under 90 minutes long, a rarity now a days for a feature film, not a minute or even second is wasted in the movie. “Phone Booth” could have easily been padded with extra and useless footage to make it seem impressive as a feature length film. It’s film-makers wisely left it at 80 minutes which gave […]

1. The Fuse: Punch a hole near the bottom of an empty 10,5-ounce can (the Campbell’s Soup variety is perfect) and insert a 6-inch fuse from the hobby shop. 2. The Explosives: Sprinkle in 1 tea-spoon of black or smokeless powder (available at Wal-Mart). Then cover it with a disc-shaped piece of tissue paper. 3. The Fuel: Fill the rest of the can with Cremore, the highly flammable powdered nondairy […]

Coffee or Tea? There’s a growing body of research to suggest that both are good for you in different ways. TEA White tea has been found to have a higher concetration of antioxidants in it which may actually be more effective preventing some diseases than green tea. White tea may help prevent obesity, White tea was found to inhibit the growth of new fat cells. Green tea has thermogenic properties […]

HOW DO I WIN ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS EVERY TIME Many believe Rock, Paper, Scissors (RPS) is simply a game of chance and luck. However, like chess or Super Mario Kart, RPS is a game of strategy, observation and intelligence. Here are eight easy steps to winning every time. HISTORY The earliest form of Rock, Paper, Scissors was seen in 18th century Japan, called Jan-ken-pon STRATEGY 1. ROCK-IT Males have the […]

Is it time to stop and scrounge for shelter or is it better to keep trekking? Use this simple trick to measure the remaining daylight. Remember to allow yourself at least two hours to set up camp before the sun goes down. Count the finger widths between the sun and the horizon. Each finger is equivalent to fifteen minutes, with each hand totaling an hour. When the sun dips low […]

From the off, this had the look and feel of a cult movie. Being neither an out-and-out comedy nor an action thriller, I personally feel that this movie was mis-marketed – however, at least the PR machine made me want to watch it in the first place and I’m glad I did. Feeling like a cross between “Father Ted” and “The Bourne Identity”, this is a beautifully shot film full […]