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Forum: Movies 04-04-2014, 12:45
Replies: 33
Views: 2,751
Posted By Metal Mickey
I think it's unfortunate that ACO's reputation...

I think it's unfortunate that ACO's reputation was so inflated over the years (decades!) that it was withdrawn from view in the UK, as it built up expectations that could never really be fulfilled...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 28-03-2014, 15:39
Replies: 555
Views: 40,628
Posted By Metal Mickey
At the risk of getting too po-faced about it,...

At the risk of getting too po-faced about it, much of Lee's act is about deconstructing stand-up comedy, and to that end he employs many techniques designed to distance himself from the audience,...
Forum: Movies 28-03-2014, 11:04
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By Metal Mickey
EAST COAST - "Across 110th Street" (great Bobby...

EAST COAST - "Across 110th Street" (great Bobby Womack score too!)

WEST COAST - it's 80's rather than 70's, but William Friedkin's "To Live And Die In LA" is a really underrated thriller in that...
Forum: Music 28-03-2014, 10:59
Replies: 461
Views: 52,451
Posted By Metal Mickey
Hand Held In Black And White is a fantastic...

Hand Held In Black And White is a fantastic record, and "The Dollar Album" is an underrated gem of 80's pop - Horn only produced the first 4 singles (Hand Held, Mirror Mirror, Give Me Back My Heart...
Forum: TV Shows: US 28-03-2014, 10:39
Replies: 417
Views: 40,154
Posted By Metal Mickey
The clue was in the first episode of this season...

The clue was in the first episode of this season when Emily said to Nolan, "Let's pretend The Initiative never happened" - I'm sure that was a shoutout by the writers to let disgruntled fans know...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 28-03-2014, 10:28
Replies: 555
Views: 40,628
Posted By Metal Mickey
^This^ to the power of 10. "Genius" isn't a term...

^This^ to the power of 10.

"Genius" isn't a term to be handed to people who are "just" very very good in their field, it should be reserved for those who break boundaries and stretch the form in new...
Forum: TV Shows: US 26-03-2014, 08:24
Replies: 141
Views: 15,299
Posted By Metal Mickey
Wow, didn't see that coming at all! I'd heard...

Wow, didn't see that coming at all! I'd heard there was a twist coming, but I thought it would be that Will would get the kid off the murder charge, then find out that he really did it, and goes on...
Forum: The Voice 25-03-2014, 15:44
Replies: 15
Views: 1,795
Posted By Metal Mickey
I see the OP's main point, that by the time the...

I see the OP's main point, that by the time the public gets to vote, all the rough edges have been sanded off, and the danger is that we're left with a rather homegenous bunch.... however, the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-03-2014, 11:21
Replies: 25
Views: 3,398
Posted By Metal Mickey
"80s" is a fantastic programme, one of our...

"80s" is a fantastic programme, one of our standbys when we have people 'round, as it's guaranteed to have everyone (of a certain age!) going "what a great song", "what on earth do they look like?"...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-03-2014, 10:35
Replies: 300
Views: 30,516
Posted By Metal Mickey
My guess would be that his "people" demanded some...

My guess would be that his "people" demanded some sort of non-stand-up vehicle for him from the BBC, and they offered him this format, with the condition that it would need X numbers of viewers to...
Forum: Music 25-03-2014, 09:32
Replies: 132
Views: 10,444
Posted By Metal Mickey
The story goes that when R.E.M. submitted "Out Of...

The story goes that when R.E.M. submitted "Out Of Time" to Warner Bros., the label thought that "Losing My Religion" would be a great lead-off single, but were worried that there wasn't a suitable...
Forum: Showbiz 25-03-2014, 08:25
Replies: 119
Views: 13,750
Posted By Metal Mickey
Jennifer had a column in The Oldie for a while,...

Jennifer had a column in The Oldie for a while, compiled in the book "Jennifer's Diary", which is worth keeping an eye out for a cheap copy...
Forum: Showbiz 24-03-2014, 14:11
Replies: 14
Views: 5,328
Posted By Metal Mickey
I'm sure you meant to add that Paula Yates'...

I'm sure you meant to add that Paula Yates' biological father turned out to be Hughie Green...

It's hard to remember in these celeb-obsessed times that showbiz in general was barely covered in the...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 18-03-2014, 07:56
Replies: 1,235
Views: 120,440
Posted By Metal Mickey
Agreed it all turned a little suddenly, but to be...

Agreed it all turned a little suddenly, but to be fair to the writers, they laid this groundwork a long time ago with the dissected rabbit and the hints about the girls feeding the walkers back at...
Forum: Movies 17-03-2014, 10:19
Replies: 35
Views: 3,009
Posted By Metal Mickey
I really enjoyed it, though it was very much just...

I really enjoyed it, though it was very much just a triple-episode of the TV show, and I'm not sure how anyone who doesn't know the show might get to grips with it... but kudos for all the shout-outs...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 17-03-2014, 09:31
Replies: 356
Views: 35,846
Posted By Metal Mickey
I actually quite enjoyed the final episode - at...

I actually quite enjoyed the final episode - at least it actually ended the story (too many series these days think that being open/ambiguous means they're being "deep"), and seeing Paul with a shave...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 17-03-2014, 09:23
Replies: 555
Views: 40,628
Posted By Metal Mickey
I laughed a lot. This was definitely a more...

I laughed a lot. This was definitely a more "mainstream" episode, with more basic comedy "content", as opposed to Lee's more deconstructive approach... it's certainly the one from this series I'd...
Forum: TV Shows: US 13-03-2014, 13:52
Replies: 1,238
Views: 157,055
Posted By Metal Mickey
It was a 3-year renewal last time, too, but...

It was a 3-year renewal last time, too, but what's strange is that reports say that the cast hasn't been tied up yet, so the network appears to have put themselves in a poor negotiating position by...
Forum: Movies 12-03-2014, 17:20
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By Metal Mickey
Yes, it's clearly updating "Streetcar" to the...

Yes, it's clearly updating "Streetcar" to the Bernie Madoff-era, but it could also be seen as an example of the "unreliable narrator" style of storytelling, wherein you're never quite sure what...
Forum: TV Shows: US 12-03-2014, 13:03
Replies: 417
Views: 40,154
Posted By Metal Mickey
As is often tha case with Revenge, I got the...

As is often tha case with Revenge, I got the frequent feeling that the plot is being made up as it goes along, and/or that it's being steered by focus groups, e.g. "oh well, no-one's interested in...
Forum: Music 12-03-2014, 12:00
Replies: 35
Views: 1,651
Posted By Metal Mickey
David Bowie's "Young Americans" was originally...

David Bowie's "Young Americans" was originally going to be named "Shilling The Rubes" (basically slang for "conning the gullible"), a reference to Bowie's feeling that he was selling American's own...
Forum: Music 10-03-2014, 14:05
Replies: 35
Views: 1,651
Posted By Metal Mickey
The Electric Light Orchestra's 1971 debut album...

The Electric Light Orchestra's 1971 debut album was self-titled in most places, but not in the US... the American record label was waiting to go to press with the album details, and asked a secretary...
Forum: Music 27-02-2014, 15:51
Replies: 110
Views: 8,898
Posted By Metal Mickey
Without the hype in the way, SSS now sound...

Without the hype in the way, SSS now sound remarkably current to me - if a bunch of kids from Manchester with laptops came out with those songs, everyone would be going mad for them...

In a similar...
Forum: TV Shows: US 07-02-2014, 17:24
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By Metal Mickey
I think you're right - all the time I was...

I think you're right - all the time I was watching, I couldn't
help thinking "If I hadn't seen the original, I'd really be enjoying this"... empirically it seems fine, I'm just not sure how long...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-02-2014, 17:21
Replies: 805
Views: 84,363
Posted By Metal Mickey
To be fair, the filming of the original boat...

To be fair, the filming of the original boat crash didn't really impact the plot at all, so it wasn't that jarring... I think they just combined characters to save emplying more actors, and of course...
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