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alexvilagosh

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« Reply #40 on: 11-01-2005 02:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Melllvar:
Live Forever: The Rise & Fall Of Britpop
Aye, thanks for that review. I've been wondering is that doco is any good - that it has footage of Common People at Glastonbury is enough for me. I spent far too much money buying the Mis-Shapes EP with the audio of that performance on it.
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« Reply #41 on: 11-01-2005 12:17 »

 
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Originally posted by pojy:
also Supersize me kicks ass!

Am I the only person who really had the urge to go and buy a Big Mac after that movie?
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« Reply #42 on: 11-01-2005 12:33 »

 
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Originally posted by mint:

 Well Mc Donald is not allowed to sell Burgers bigger than that in France; such law present is to help people control the amount of junk they eat.


Thank heavens the nanny government in France is there to protect its citizens from themselves.  Who needs personal responsibility when it can be legislated for you?  That's pathetic, really.  It would be funnier if I didn't think the exact same type of law would make it on the books here in the U.S. at some point in the future.

Is the amount of wine you drink or chocolate you eat regulated as well?  Or is it just McWaste and the like that are legislated?

alexvilagosh

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« Reply #43 on: 11-01-2005 15:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
 Am I the only person who really had the urge to go and buy a Big Mac after that movie?
I had the urge to. And I did.  big grin

Best McDonalds ad ever.
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« Reply #44 on: 11-02-2005 20:31 »

 
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Originally posted by alexvilagosh:
 
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Originally posted by Melllvar:
Live Forever: The Rise & Fall Of Britpop
Aye, thanks for that review. I've been wondering is that doco is any good - that it has footage of Common People at Glastonbury is enough for me. I spent far too much money buying the Mis-Shapes EP with the audio of that performance on it.

There are seven genuine stars in the movie, both Gallaghers, Damon Albarn, Jarvis, Louise Wener from Sleeper, and both members of the Oasis tribute band, who are total characters.

"This is why you took the Liam character, because you find it much easier to be a twat."

The Pulp Glasto performance is not the one you're thinking of, when they stepped in for the imploded Stone Roses in 1995, but the "This Is Hardcore" show in 1998, which I was at.

You're like the fun vampire, but instead of sucking blood, you just suck...

STILL The Cuddly Face Of Heavy Metal
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #45 on: 11-02-2005 23:37 »

Saw the 30 days Spurlock doco last week sometime.
I think it's a series, and this one was about a mother who's worried about her college dwelling daughter's drinking habits: and goes on a bender to show her daughter the results.
It was awful, stupid, proved nothing but the fact that the mother oculdn't handle her drink, there was no interview from the daughter with a revealation and was not scientific enough.
Honestly. I hope the 30 days series was made before Supersize Me and it was Spurlocks days of learning, and not that he has made them recently and is getting shittier and richer.
M0le

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« Reply #46 on: 11-03-2005 00:08 »

You're in luck, Rach! There's another one on tonight, this time discovering that fundamentalist Christian army soldiers don't like homosexuality! Whodathunkit?!  eek
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« Reply #47 on: 11-03-2005 00:34 »

 
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Originally posted by rach_the_tall:
Honestly. I hope the 30 days series was made before Supersize Me and it was Spurlocks days of learning, and not that he has made them recently and is getting shittier and richer.

Sadly enough, it IS. The first episode started with a brief narration from Spurlock going into what happened in Supersize Me.   no no
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« Reply #48 on: 11-04-2005 14:07 »

I also highly recomend "The Thin Blue Line"
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« Reply #49 on: 11-04-2005 15:47 »

Haha, the one with Rowan Atkinson?

Not your average documentary!  tongue
mint

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« Reply #50 on: 11-06-2005 18:01 »
« Last Edit on: 11-06-2005 18:01 »

   
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Originally posted by bankrupt
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Thank heavens the nanny government in France is there to protect its citizens from themselves. Who needs personal responsibility when it can be legislated for you? That's pathetic, really. It would be funnier if I didn't think the exact same type of law would make it on the books here in the U.S. at some point in the future.
Is the amount of wine you drink or chocolate you eat regulated as well? Or is it just McWaste and the like that are legislated?

Not the amount of chocolates or wines just “Mc Waste”. But despite of that the regular Mc Donald's clients in France are mostly fat.

You know it’s not just France in Asia the Mc Donald’s products are smaller too. Even in Sweden I heard their products are smaller too.
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #51 on: 11-07-2005 09:52 »

Our Burger King serves are smaller than the Singaporean ones.


 
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You're in luck, Rach! There's another one on tonight, this time discovering that fundamentalist Christian army soldiers don't like homosexuality! Whodathunkit?!
Mother of God.

Such a let down.
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« Reply #52 on: 11-07-2005 16:34 »
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Originally posted by RTT:
Our Burger King serves are smaller than the Singaporean ones.

I am talking about America's Mc donald's products versus the many countries in the world that theirs are bigger.

EDIT: Actually I heard most things are bigger over there. No offence...

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« Reply #53 on: 11-07-2005 21:14 »

I can vouch for that, everything I saw was at least 20% bigger.
Except penises. HA! Burn. (wait... that implies I saw many penises! D'OH!)

Anywhoo, not really documentary, but there was a show on the top 10 useless celebrities in Britain on there and it was very funny.
Posh and Becks were number 1 and 2 respectively.
Fitting, a string of piss and a pile of shit.

Jade Goody, Titmuss and the like were in there too, I chose to forget the rest.
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #54 on: 11-08-2005 08:36 »

 
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I am talking about America's Mc donald's products versus the many countries in the world that theirs are bigger.

EDIT: Actually I heard most things are bigger over there. No offence...
It's a crappy burger chain of death, just like Mc Donalds. I was in Singapore 6 months ago, their BK serves are bigger, and the sizes went up much bigger than they do here. Singapore's totally western anyway.
Mint: It's ok, we've got plenty of Asians to even out the size of Australians.
mint

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« Reply #55 on: 11-08-2005 17:30 »
« Last Edit on: 11-08-2005 17:30 »

 
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Originally posted by RTT:
It's a crappy burger chain of death, just like Mc Donalds. I was in Singapore 6 months ago, their BK serves are bigger, and the sizes went up much bigger than they do here. Singapore's totally western anyway.
Mint: It's ok, we've got plenty of Asians to even out the size of Australians.

Well it could be just an opportunity to make money for the tourist they have in Singapore. Giving them as much western products as they are getting at home to please their tourists.

@Faze thanks for the vouch!   wink
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #56 on: 11-09-2005 05:20 »

Yeah, it's westernised because of the tourists- except now everyone who lives in the city is living like a westerner.
I'm thinking the BK is that size because Singapore is secretly America.
Ben

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« Reply #57 on: 11-09-2005 07:22 »

Well, they both still execute criminals, despite claiming to be modern, developed nations.
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #58 on: 11-09-2005 07:24 »

They're both ridden with Starbucks, and both have many ugly, poorly made clothes.
tyraniak

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« Reply #59 on: 12-17-2005 19:13 »

"Atomic Cafe" is loaded with hilarious cold war era propaganda films. After you watch it, you wonder how that generation could believe in some of the stupid shit they show
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« Reply #60 on: 05-14-2006 03:57 »

*bump*

Behind The Music: Pantera

Damn, amazing doc on Pantera and includes some footage of Dimebag's onstage shooting.

God bless Youtube.
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« Reply #61 on: 08-17-2006 05:31 »

Metal: A Headbangers Journey

I picked this up when I was in America, from Tower Records in Philly, now it's out in the UK it's time for a review.

I freakin love this documentary!  Anthropologist and hardened metalhead Sam Dunn sets out on a journey to interview the great and good of metal and get to the bottom of why it's caused such controversy over the years, what makes metal such a phenomenon, and cronicles the history of metal.

There are some brilliant interviews, with Lemmy, Bruce Dickinson, Rob Zombie, Angela Gossow, Geddy Lee, Tom Araya, Kerry King, Joey Jordison, Corey Taylor and many many more.

Loads of insight, including a trip to Norway to venture into the realms of the Satanic Black Metal scene, and interviews some at the heart of the Church Burnings of the 90's.

Some great footage too, including Sam's trip to Wacken Open Air, and a frankly baffling interview with Mayhem (which has to be seen to be believed).

Awesome!

9.5/10
dawoodz
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« Reply #62 on: 08-17-2006 07:20 »

This might have been raised but, people in the UK, do you ever watch Dispaches on channel4? I think some have been great.

I'm not really obssesed with documentaries but if they're on I'll watch them.
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« Reply #63 on: 08-17-2006 08:36 »

Only a few documantaries stand out, if they look good, I'll watch them.  Like last night, channel four showed a fantastic one on Ted Bundy. Natural Porn Killer

God that guy had some fuckin nerve!  Totally playing anyone he spoke to in interviews, about the fact that pornography drove him to kill, yet it didn't, actually.  As one of the cops says, "one mans porn is another mans bore", Ted was reading Crime comics, and that depicted females in distressing situations, which fuelled his fantasties.

Compelling.
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« Reply #64 on: 08-22-2006 10:20 »

For anyone living in the UK theres a program on at 9:00pm on Channel 4. I forget what it's called but its about infants at school and how things which appear to be of very little importance to adults can be huge to a child. I heard a review on BBC Radio 5 Live and lots of people say that it is fantastically made and the camera work is brilliant.
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« Reply #65 on: 08-22-2006 20:58 »

I can't believe Planet Earth hasn't been brought up yet. It's just fantastic - some of the footage is unbelieveable - images like the close up stuff of the snow leopards is astonishing.
Narrated as always by the marvellous David Attenborough, so much care has gone into the production - they really have done their research, and in some cases suffered a lot to get that perfect footage.

Have a look-see at some of the clips here and you'll see what I mean.

One of the programmes that makes high-definition TV worthwhile - new series coming up in the Autumn.
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« Reply #66 on: 08-22-2006 21:09 »

It was mentioned above, but supersize me. I still cannot eat mcdonalds, and its been over a year since I watched it.
dawoodz
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« Reply #67 on: 08-23-2006 05:13 »

@Sil - There's also a thread started on planet earth but yeah I thought it was fantastic too, I read an arcticle on how much stuff they had to go through to get all that for us, it was great! I couldn't be bothered to watch that program on channel4 last night, if someone did, was it any good?
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« Reply #68 on: 08-23-2006 11:34 »

I think I actually posted in that thread. I am rightfully shamed.
dawoodz
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« Reply #69 on: 08-23-2006 13:32 »

Don't worry about it, suppose it's better here than bumping that thread. I can't really see any decent documentaries on tonight or any decent programs for that matter, I think a night doing nothing looks more appealing than some crap that is on, anybody got any wild suggestions to watch something I've missed?
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« Reply #70 on: 09-03-2006 04:32 »

Alex Jones' Terrorstorm

Terrifying documentary on how 9/11, 7/7 and various other terrorist attacks are all self-inflicted "false flag" operations.

Damn.
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« Reply #71 on: 09-04-2006 00:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
 Am I the only person who really had the urge to go and buy a Big Mac after that movie?

Nope.
I can't stand McDonalds, and I had to get a Big Mac the next day. McDonalds should be thanking Morgan Spurlock for all the free advetising.
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« Reply #72 on: 09-04-2006 16:04 »

I love documantaries, mainly like animal stuff etc etc. I really enjoyed Tribe, where (for everyone who lives outside of UK and doesnt get Channel, uh, 2 I think)-it was about this guy who goes to different tribes and becomes one of them, learning about their customs and stuff, its very good.

Also, Equator is a 3 part documentary about, well, land that lies along the equator,fascinating stuff...last one is on next week though... frown
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« Reply #73 on: 09-04-2006 18:03 »

I hear you there. Since I got Sky TV, I just can't get enough of the various Discovery and National Geographic channels. National Geographic do all these fantastic shows about huge machines and mega-advanced technological solutions to the smallest problems, Discovery do the intricacies of life in every environemnt on the planet, and there's the one channel that does all the re-runs of Time Team (I forget the channel, but Time Team rules).

They also group the documentary channels together in the meu for ease of surfing through.

Whilst I'm madly typing every single thing streaking across the surface of my mind, I'm also going to mention that the Biography channel has to be the only one that just isn't worth the voltage required to fart its signal out of the station, through the atmosphere, and relay it in hi-def to millions of homes that cannot possibly give a shit.

Heh. Now after all that typing, my fingers are tired.  tongue
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« Reply #74 on: 09-04-2006 20:02 »

Alex Jones' - Martial Law: 9/11 & The Rise Of The Police State

Another terrifying doc centering around 9/11, and how a police state is being created in America.  It even goes as far as Bush Snr's connections to the Nazis and the weird cult which Bush belongs.  Just when you think it couldn't get weirder, it goes on and on.

Watch it, if you've got 2˝ hours to spare.

Click the linky for the Google video.
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« Reply #75 on: 09-05-2006 09:59 »

 
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Originally posted by totalnerduk:


 Biography channel has to be the only one that just isn't worth the voltage required to fart its signal out of the station, through the atmosphere, and relay it in hi-def to millions of homes that cannot possibly give a shit.


I agree, except for the program they did on the Biography channel about the Scissor Sisters  big grin

just out of interest, which service is Comedy Central on? i.e. sky, freeview etc...I want it  frown
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« Reply #76 on: 09-08-2006 22:13 »

I just wanted to tell you, I used to be Hookerbot 5000 way back in the days of Futurama Depot.  smile
Just thought I'd say.
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« Reply #77 on: 09-11-2006 12:49 »

Aww...you have good taste :P


Futurama depot? :S
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« Reply #78 on: 09-12-2006 01:37 »
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Does anyone like John Safran? Have you seen his early work when he snuck into Channel Nine studios, harassed Ray Martin, critisized the ABC and docomentary film-makers? Also, how to get a clip on RAGE, cheat on Sale of the Century, John setting himself on fire.. Just a whole lot of crazy shit! It's main subject is the media and the absurdity of it all..

Here you go!

They're in RealMedia downloadable format, so 4MB or so each and 14 minutes of content on each one! Great for dial-up! As he used a crappy webcam or something to film them.. They're of poor quality, but the content is fantastic.

Definately worth checking out if you haven't seen them.. GO NOW! WATCH! WAAAATCH!
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« Reply #79 on: 09-12-2006 19:43 »

Wierd. Watching one of those biblical archaeology shows "The Hunt for the Lost Ark," on the History Channel. This has been "missing" for thousands of years, and to most skeptical scientists is probably either lost forever or never really existed at all. I knew the general outline of this story from my religious education, but there was one really startling thing they said in the documentary.

Apparently there's a temple in Ethiopia, run by christian priests, who claim their temple contains the Ark, and has for over 1000 years. According to their legends and oral history, they converted to christianity in the 4th century AD, before which they were Jews.

The only refutation anyone on the documentary made was that "They won't let us see it, so it's not really there." Given that the only other major theory presented revolves around the Knights Templar and sounds a lot like the premise to the National Treasure, I don't understand why there is so much resistance to the Ethopian claim.

Wierd stuff, but pretty interesting if you're into that kind of thing. Though I'm not at all religious myself, I find serious research into these biblical legands interesting, just because there is so little concrete information on history that far back.
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