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One Night in Vegas

On September 7th of 1996, the WBC heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, set about stripping Bruce Seldon of his WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tyson at this point was a true cultural phenomenon, so it should be no surprise that himself and rap artist Tupac Shakur were close friends, Tyson is to boxing what Tupac is to Hip Hop. That night however, having been sitting ring side witnessing Tyson become champion, Tupac was later brutally gunned down in the street. In this film with the full cooperation of Mike Tyson, we hear the story of that infamous night and also of the remarkable...

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You Won’t Regret That Tattoo

When it comes to tattoos we have all heard the phrase "you'll regret that when your older", well this short documentary by Angie Bird explores that concept, sitting down with several elderly folk who all have tattoos to discuss the meanings and memories behind the ink. This film sets about challenging the idea that if we get tattoos when we are young, that in later life we will come to regret...

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My Ideal

The porn industry today is unique and in its own category of media, attracting large numbers of viewers. In this film we see Gabriele Trapani, the director for wecrosstheline, an Italian independent video label delve into the daily lives of models for Ideal Images, an LA based adult agency. Through the CEO of Ideal Images, Jason Toller we see how the whole operation works, from the managing of careers right through to the...

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Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom

More than a year has past since Colorado became the first state in the United States to legalise the sale of recreational Marijuana, but sometimes the line between whats legal and what isn't is still a little hazy. In this documentary, reporter Harry Smith examines the issue of cannabis in the workplace, as Colorado employers try to reconcile with a more-open cannabis culture with the workplace enforcing zero tolerance rules. We also get a glimpse into the other side of Marijuana, a more serious side were people have moved to Colorado in order to use the drug medicinally for chronic...

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The Hacker Wars

Ripped from international headlines, The Hacker Wars takes us directly to the front lines of the battle for the fate of the Internet, freedom and privacy. The film itself tells us the story of an anarchic troll provocateur known as Andrew "weev" Aurenheimer, a prodigy hacker called Jeremy Hammond, and incendiary watchdog journalist Barrett Brown - three larger than life characters whose separate quests to expose the secrets of empire hurled them into a fateful collision course with shadowy corporations, the FBI, and ultimate betrayal by one of their...

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The World’s Most Expensive Stolen Paintings

It is said that around 47,000 works of art go missing each and every year, this being said it seems to be that we old ever hear of heists that involve the more valuable paintings. High-profile or not once a painting is stolen typically it will never be recovered. In this BBC film art critic Alastair Sooke examines the dark world of art theft, looking into some of the mysteries surrounding such...

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Picasso Love, Sex and Art

At the time his death in 1973 aged 91 Pablo Picasso had become one of the 20th century's most influential and prolific artists. Picasso has been painted as many men, as a genius, a womaniser, and ego maniac. Brought up in the Spanish town of Malaga, his first paintings as a 9 year old were of bull fighting scenes, later in life he would represent himself as the mythological monster Minotaur, half man, half bull. The bull craved women, who would feed his life and his art. Their encounters produced the 20th centuries most extraordinary portraits.  As Picasso reconstructed the female...

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The Joy of the Bee Gees

The Bee Gees, their more than a flourish of stilettos, their not just teeth, tans and tight trousers. There is so much more to the Bee Gees than just Saturday Night Fever and office parties. Look beyond the white seats and satin, the Bee Gees are pop royalty. Back in the 60's they were pop balladeers and heartbreakers. This BBC film investigates if the Bee Gees are simply a guilty pleasure or genius, misfits or mavericks, investigating how the band were iconoclasts and outsiders, brothers in the family business, who worked best when together but who grew up and played out their fraternal...

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Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering is a collectable card game, its strategic in nature, its got a little bit of hidden information were your hiding your cards from your opponent and playing them onto the battlefield in order to attack and block, reducing your opponent to zero life. The cards themselves are collected like baseball cards but a strategy game can be played using them and each card is like a chess piece. From the cards you collect you can customise your own deck making it unique to you. In this film we see VICE follow a professional Magic player who dropped out of college in order to have a...

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