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    Polished off the first (and only) season of Vinyl - the Scorcese/Jagger homage to seventies music industry.

    I really enjoyed it but not entirely surprised it didn't get a second season. The cost of staging a ridiculous amount of rock star cameos and licensing lots of high profile rock anthems must have been prohibitive.

    While it so badly wants to be Mad Men for the seventies (Mean Streets Men?) (similar setting, some similar sub-plots, scenes and characters) it lacks the depth of writing that Mad Men had.
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    Jaws 2.

    Better than you'd think, actually pretty decent sequel to Spielberg's masterpiece. Most of the original cast - except for Quinn obviously, same look and mood, Brody gets more in trouble jobwise and personally, great kills - helicopter crashing and babysitter gets swallowed whole. Good waste of 2 hours.

    Now on the Jaws The revenge with Michael Caine ...

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    Woah, what about Jaws 3 in 3d?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headless mermaid View Post
    Jaws 2.

    Better than you'd think, actually pretty decent sequel to Spielberg's masterpiece. Most of the original cast - except for Quinn obviously, same look and mood, Brody gets more in trouble jobwise and personally, great kills - helicopter crashing and babysitter gets swallowed whole. Good waste of 2 hours.
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    Jaws 2 must have been a right old pain in the arse for poor old Brody.
    The Mayor disbelieving him AGAIN, his kids ignoring his warnings, falling off dinghies and scrambling back onto them AGAIN, having to come up with an ingenious way of killing a shark AGAIN.
    No wonder Roy Scheider didnīt come back for the 3D one.
    I hope not. That would make me the Jimmy Savile of the record racks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babycart View Post
    Jaws 2 must have been a right old pain in the arse for poor old Brody.
    The Mayor disbelieving him AGAIN, his kids ignoring his warnings, falling off dinghies and scrambling back onto them AGAIN, having to come up with an ingenious way of killing a shark AGAIN.
    No wonder Roy Scheider didnīt come back for the 3D one.
    Yes, he's so stressed that he shoots up the beach! But it's Roy Scheider so you believe it.

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    Oh shit I'm all sweaty and self-justified again

    I hope not. That would make me the Jimmy Savile of the record racks.

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    Money for nothing has become compulsive viewing. More out of horror than anything else. It's flipping hilarious. The presenter hangs around the local tip waiting to "save" some piece of junk from the landfill. She then takes it to one of her ...ahem!....upcyclers, who transform it into a piece of chud which we always wonder how we ever lived without. It is then sold on to the kind of emporium Harry Enfield used to run "We saw you coming" style, and then it is sold on again to the kind of person that used to frequent Mr Enfields house of shit. The profit made from paying the upcycler to selling to Mr Enfield is presented to the person they got the item off at the tip. We never get to see how much Mr Enfield sells it for. The mind boggles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treeboy View Post
    Money for nothing has become compulsive viewing. More out of horror than anything else. It's flipping hilarious. The presenter hangs around the local tip waiting to "save" some piece of junk from the landfill. She then takes it to one of her ...ahem!....upcyclers, who transform it into a piece of chud which we always wonder how we ever lived without. It is then sold on to the kind of emporium Harry Enfield used to run "We saw you coming" style, and then it is sold on again to the kind of person that used to frequent Mr Enfields house of shit. The profit made from paying the upcycler to selling to Mr Enfield is presented to the person they got the item off at the tip. We never get to see how much Mr Enfield sells it for. The mind boggles.
    Yes I've chuckled and winced in equal measure and then just watched in openmouthed awe as she so say manages to consistently turn water into wine. There are still more people out there in the "we saw you coming" bracket than I imagined.

    The first one of these I saw was about a year ago I think. I had to recount each upcycling story in turn to my daughter (who is interested as loves her brown furniture and what she could do with it) they were so unbelievable. I can't remember the details of all of them now but one was a couple of tree trunk sections that had been lying around in a garden for a few years, and looked pretty damp. She took them to a "woodworking artisan" for want of a better description who agreed they were pretty damp. When she returned later all the artisan had managed to do was fashion 11 rustic spoons, the rest of the wood was too far gone to do anything with. As I remember he managed to sell these on in and Enfieldesque manner at Ģ35 a pop to a, no doubt, Enfieldesque specialist internet trader who would have course have put theirmark up on them (and presumably sold them too!). As you say layers upon layers of Enfields at work here.

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    "Enfields" / hipsters, take your pick More money than sense anyhow.
    Wonder how much the wooden spoons ended up going for?
    Yesterdays' episode, she was crying (only made us laugh all the more) after her blacksmith friend turned a sack barrow into a coffee table. The thing was riddled with woodworm from what I could see.
    I have to say though, I have first hand experience of such "upcycling". When Harlow had a thriving market, there was a DIY stall which sold everything you could possibly need to build a stairway to the moon. They also sold legs. The kind you buy four of, and screw them to the underneath of something flat (preferably something you have found in a skip on the way home from work, and thought "I've got just the job for that") and hey presto, instant coffee/ whatever table. My dad (gawd bless him) was the crowned prince, nay, the King himself of dodgy tables for all occasions. We had one particularly good one, which was a narrow, long table (probably 5ft) with a picture of London Bridge on it. It sat in front of our trendy leatherette corner sofa. One of them ones with the buttons in the cushions. When I was about 10, my favourite pastime was sprinting from the garden, through the kitchen, picking up a final burst of speed as I hit the front room, ran it's length, leapt over the London Bridge table and landed on the sofa. The landing was accompanied by a very loud pop followed by a dull thud, as the string holding the buttons together snapped and the buttons shot up into the air and left a very satisfying dent in the polystyrene ceiling tiles. The sofa was very good for hiding behind when dad came home from work.
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    Not a Queen fan but ended up watching this documentary on Freddie Mercury last week on channel 5 which used interviews and actors enacting scenes from his life. It was so bad it had me and the wife in hysterics, gripping in how bad it was. I was hoping someone would edit out all the acted bits into a short film as they were just bonkers. Wig alert! :


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    Quote Originally Posted by amidar View Post
    Not a Queen fan but ended up watching this documentary on Freddie Mercury last week on channel 5 which used interviews and actors enacting scenes from his life. It was so bad it had me and the wife in hysterics, gripping in how bad it was. I was hoping someone would edit out all the acted bits into a short film as they were just bonkers. Wig alert! :


    'We absolutely killed it'

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    Lol, it was so bad, the only interviewees they could get were some biographer, his ex chauffeur and Paul Gambacinni and he'll do anything for money these days. The only thing I gleaned from it was Freddie used to say 'darling' at the end of all of his sentences. They even had the actor mimicking his vocal warm ups backstage I was like no it cant get any worse but it did. I could feel my Mothers rage she loved him!

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    'We absolutely killed it'

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    Quote Originally Posted by amidar View Post
    Lol, it was so bad, the only interviewees they could get were some biographer, his ex chauffeur and Paul Gambacinni and he'll do anything for money these days. The only thing I gleaned from it was Freddie used to say 'darling' at the end of all of his sentences. They even had the actor mimicking his vocal warm ups backstage I was like no it cant get any worse but it did. I could feel my Mothers rage she loved him!
    My Ma adores him too Ams. Mind you whats not to like, I love all that 'I Want To Break Free' business.
    For all the tash and teeth accuracy of the actor in that clip you can just tell he is not comfortable in a vest, A Mercury staple

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    Nope he's not rocking it and you cannot deny the sheer stage presence of the man, so many car journeys spent with a Queen soundtrack! Oh gawd you've just reminded me of the cringe-worthy scene of him shaving off his tash with Roger Taylor saying 'Your'e like a new man Freddie!'. I'm not joking, it happens in the doc!

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    Anyone watched "Hip Hop Evolution" series on Netflix yet? Have to say the trailer didn't look terribly interesting.

    Looking forwards more to watching the "Adult Rappers" documentary (which is up online on youtube, vimeo, etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bongolia View Post
    Anyone watched "Hip Hop Evolution" series on Netflix yet? Have to say the trailer didn't look terribly interesting.

    Looking forwards more to watching the "Adult Rappers" documentary (which is up online on youtube, vimeo, etc)
    I enjoyed Metal Evolution for its obsessive nerdiness. Is this cut from the same cloth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bongolia View Post
    Anyone watched "Hip Hop Evolution" series on Netflix yet? Have to say the trailer didn't look terribly interesting.

    Looking forwards more to watching the "Adult Rappers" documentary (which is up online on youtube, vimeo, etc)
    Put this on earlier today but didn't get past the intro. Might be me, Would be interested to hear others thoughts on it.

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    Looks like there is to be another series of Uncle... Woop Woop!

    and to celebrate the Iplayer has the first two series in full!

    Here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...es-1-episode-1

    Dark British comedy at it's best imho
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    Quote Originally Posted by bongolia View Post
    Anyone watched "Hip Hop Evolution" series on Netflix yet? Have to say the trailer didn't look terribly interesting.

    Looking forwards more to watching the "Adult Rappers" documentary (which is up online on youtube, vimeo, etc)
    Got sent a link to HHE. Seems like the same well-known stories about Flash, Run DMC, Wu Tang etc., but we love to hear the stories again and again.

    AR is interesting and different, if a little sad and not a lot of music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bongolia View Post
    Anyone watched "Hip Hop Evolution" series on Netflix yet? Have to say the trailer didn't look terribly interesting.

    Looking forwards more to watching the "Adult Rappers" documentary (which is up online on youtube, vimeo, etc)

    Started watching this last Saturday. Sadly not impressed but would cater for those unfamiliar with the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by someblokecalledfuz View Post
    Looks like there is to be another series of Uncle... Woop Woop!

    and to celebrate the Iplayer has the first two series in full!

    Here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...es-1-episode-1

    Dark British comedy at it's best imho
    Really enjoying this series, better than the 2nd I think. The songs have taken a bit more of a back seat though which is a shame, although the 'dad' one and the boy-band one were great


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    Watched the 80s slasher Just Before Dawn and was'n't exactly overwhelmed. They even missed the opportunity for a few jumpscares and creepy atmosphere by avoiding music and showing the killer approaching from far away, and there was very little gore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headless mermaid View Post
    Watched the 80s slasher Just Before Dawn and was'n't exactly overwhelmed. They even missed the opportunity for a few jumpscares and creepy atmosphere by avoiding music and showing the killer approaching from far away, and there was very little gore.
    I had a DVD of that a few years back and kinda enjoyed it for low budget chuckles. I think it has some cred as a very early example of the codified slasher. But it I'd certainly agree its a bit slow and not a great deal happens.

    I recently watched "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" which is a kind proto-slasher from the mid 70s and based on real events. Bit of a mixed bag, some comedy elements that jar a bit. Especially the murder by playing a trombone with a knife taped to the end. That's just weird.
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    David Bowie & Peter Frampton Search for Beer in Madrid


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    Quote Originally Posted by emperor tomato ketchup View Post
    I recently watched "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" which is a kind proto-slasher from the mid 70s and based on real events. Bit of a mixed bag, some comedy elements that jar a bit. Especially the murder by playing a trombone with a knife taped to the end. That's just weird.
    I've been wanting to see that, too. And In Broad Dayligt w Brian Dennehy as a smalltime sherif that bullies the entire town, sounds good.

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    Watched 'Arrival' t'other week bit like 'Interstellar' in that I'm going to have to wait for my Physics graduate stepson to explain the ending. Currently watching the new series of 'Fortitude' which is really good but hard to explain without giving spoilers. It's quite like Fargo in a way but more serious and creepy, reminds me I haven't watched Season 2 of that yet.

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    I watched the first episode of 'Legion' which was quite trippy. It's based on a comic but set in the XMEN universe so Marvel don't own the rights. I believe in the comic the main character is Proffesor's X's illegitimate son (Patrick Stewart and James McEvoy rocking bald heads in the movie.) I don't know if it will follow that origin but basically the lead character has multiple personalities is the best way to put it each with different Psychic powers. Episode 1 is a real homage to Pink Floyd, his girlfriend is called 'Syd Barrett's and from interviews the director hired the synth used on DSOT for a couple of scenes. I don't know how it will progress but as a standalone piece it was really weird. It's done by one of the guys who worked on the 'Fargo' TV series. I really should know the name of the synth used on DSOT but it's early and its name eludes me. I remember the director saying in this particular interview I read he held back as he didn't want the Floyd thing to be too blatant. It kind of was but yeah interesting viewed as a single piece.

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    EMS Synthi ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bongolia View Post
    EMS Synthi ?
    Yep Bongo bang on from the 'In the Run' track. I had the bloody thing pictured in my head thinking suitcase, radars. I was even remembering a video I watched of 'Geoff Barlow's showing off his collection which is mouthwatering. It's the one synth I covet above all else unless someone has some huge modular like 'TONTO' cluttering up their garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amidar View Post
    Yep Bongo bang on from the 'In the Run' track. I had the bloody thing pictured in my head thinking suitcase, radars. I was even remembering a video I watched of 'Geoff Barlow's showing off his collection which is mouthwatering. It's the one synth I covet above all else unless someone has some huge modular like 'TONTO' cluttering up their garage.
    I'm guessing you've heard Brian from FSOL run riot on one on the SYNTHI A Lp mate ?
    One of the best releases from last year for me at least

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