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A comes upon B cheating on her with C. Grabbing the covers frantically, B shouts "This isn't what it looks like!". Does this flimsy excuse ever get uttered in real life? (Kind of NSFW, obviously.) [more inside]
posted by Zarkonnen on May 1, 2008 - 20 answers

Sequels That Didn't Start Out As Sequels

Are We Done Yet? was the sequel to an original film, but was weirdly also a remake of the classic Cary Grant comedy Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. Along the same lines, Ocean's Twelve was based on an unrelated script first intended as a John Woo project. Can we think of any other examples of a sequel to an original movie starting life as an unconnected film? [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. on Apr 30, 2008 - 18 answers

Don't read if you're going to see "Harold and Kumar" - question about a cameo

Spoiler inside for "Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay". Who was that one actor? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Apr 27, 2008 - 12 answers

trying to identify a painting seen in a movie

Can you identify the painting (or artist) that hangs over the mantle in Cate Blanchett's character's house in Notes On a Scandal? [more inside]
posted by lndl on Apr 26, 2008 - 2 answers

French-language equivalent of "The West Wing"?

What's the French-language equivalent, dialogue-wise, of The West Wing? Witty, erudite, and fun dialogue is the only requirement. The series/movie being any good would also be nice. Either TV or movies would be fine.
posted by flibbertigibbet on Apr 26, 2008 - 6 answers

Modernist building in The Yakuza?

What is that amazing modernist building in The Yakuza? [more inside]
posted by stevil on Apr 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Seek name of movie that haunts me

Wonderful Mefis: I know someone will help. I seek the name of a movie, or made-for-TV movie. 1980s, probably. May have starred cast members from Absolutely Fabulous. Maybe a Brit production. [more inside]
posted by yazi on Apr 19, 2008 - 5 answers

What is it?

What is this machine glimpsed in the 1978 movie "Up in Smoke"? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Apr 16, 2008 - 13 answers

Movies from video game footage?

Help me find this NPR story about making movies from video game footage. [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on Apr 16, 2008 - 7 answers

How to share a short clip from a DVD with others.

How can I get a short clip from a DVD and save it to use in the classroom? Say I was teaching a lesson and a film had a short clip that was perfect at demonstrating something or at getting a point across and I wanted to save it and let other teachers use it in their lessons what would I have to do? Obviously I would look to getting the right clearance in terms of copyright - but how would I do this? Is there a really quick and easy way? Thanking you.
posted by mooreeasyvibe on Apr 15, 2008 - 9 answers

Mummies in the ventilation ducts? Yeah, we're boned

Please help me figure out the titles of two movies that freaked me out as a child, one involving a space expedition and one involving a mummy. [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Apr 14, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me remember the name of this movie about a new breed of carmaker who was shut down by the Big Three

Someone told me about a movie that tells the story of someone who starts making really different and cool cars. He starts a small company with the intention of selling them on a small scale. However, the "Big 3" learn about his company and set out to shut him down. I can't for the life of me remember what the name of that movie is. Does anyone know?
posted by J Parker on Apr 14, 2008 - 11 answers

Where to rent "Devdas"?

Where in Durham or Chapel Hill, North Carolina, can I rent a copy of "Devdas" on DVD? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Apr 13, 2008 - 15 answers

Oh brother where art though final scene...

What was the filming location of the final scene of "Oh Brother Where art Though?" I have this illogical urge to know. The shot seems so southern picturesque. (Link to Video included) Help! [more inside]
posted by allthewhile on Apr 12, 2008 - 7 answers

actually, it's not a plate of beans. it's more like a whole field of them...

Question about audience reaction to "The Ruins"--spoiler of one line of dialogue, comments (if anyone else actually saw it) may contain more. [more inside]
posted by roombythelake on Apr 12, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I use my TV speakers as the center channel on my receiver?

How can I use the speakers in my TV as the "center" speaker on my receiver? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Apr 7, 2008 - 11 answers

film directory organizing software

Movie organizing software for directories of film files/subs/etc? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Apr 5, 2008 - 1 answer


Need help naming a children's movie... [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Apr 2, 2008 - 3 answers

Identify a movie about animatronics

Please help identify a movie. [more inside]
posted by daveyt on Apr 2, 2008 - 3 answers

Yet another name-that-movie question

Can you name this movie? [more inside]
posted by kimota on Mar 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Slick shoes? ARE YOU CRAZY?

Have American movie ratings, specifically the PG rating, gotten somehow weaker over the years? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Mar 26, 2008 - 19 answers

Help me remember this detective comedy film from my childhood!

I am trying to find the title of this film I remember scantily from my childhood. I do remember belly-laughing at this film when I was a kid, but can't remember for the life of me more than just a few details. Here's what I know (or think I remember)... [more inside]
posted by jspierre on Mar 22, 2008 - 5 answers

IMDB has failed me

Looking for the name of two movies from the 70's-80's. Creepy bloated undead lady. Friendly worm-dog creature. [more inside]
posted by Sufi on Mar 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Disney channel movie

Movie on Disney channel in late 80s early 90s. Involves boy with crush on girl who turns out to have magical skills, she lives by a lake in cottage with her ?grandmother? who is a witch. Perhaps in England? Anyone? I picture the girl as having long dark, slightly wild hair.
posted by leotrotsky on Mar 19, 2008 - 2 answers

Identify this monster tale?

I'm trying to track down something I remembered watching on television a long time ago. The only thing I can really remember is the climax of the story, which I vaguely recall was about these parents or caretakers (babysitters, perhaps) telling two young children about some kind of bogeyman. At the end, a giant arm reaches through the front door and grabs them while the children watch. I have a feeling it could have been an episode of an Outer Limits type show, or maybe a Trilogy of Terror type thing.
posted by wolfsleepy on Mar 18, 2008 - 10 answers

Educational cartoon short about oil/petroleum?

I'm looking for a great short educational cartoon about oil and petroleum that may or may not have been posted in the blue a long time ago, definitely elsewhere on the net. My extensive searching has uncovered nothing and someone else may simply remember the title. It was 50's cartoony, obviously biased in favor of the industry, but seemed scientifically accurate. Any clue?
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Mar 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Movie with invisible space-born breath-holders?!

Looking for an old (late 70's, early 80's) movie that I vaguely remember from when I was youngish. The only thing I seem to recall is that there was a family (from space!) that crashed their spaceship in a lake (?) and could turn invisible when they held their breath. Anyone know what this could be?
posted by Vamier on Mar 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Damn you YouTube. Accept flash files!

Politically-incorrect-flash-conversion-filter: I'm trying to upload this flash image (warning: audio, adolescent humor, and probably NSFW) to YouTube, and apparently I need to convert it to video first. All the available conversion utilities seem to be for Windows, and I'm OS X based. Ideas?
posted by jytsai on Mar 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Strange Sci-Fi Animated Film

A while back, on this site, some lovely soul posted a YouTube link of a very strange full-length animated sci-fi film from the 70s. The story involved men being kept as playthings/servants by a giant race on a strange planet. The humans wore some sort of collar that restricted their movements. It was a very unusual film, quite obviously NOT North American. I believe the original film was French and that it had not been available for many years. Can anyone recall the name of this film? Much thanks :)
posted by ChaoticIndustry on Mar 10, 2008 - 7 answers


Help me find images of the cool teaser murals I saw at the mall for the SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES movie. [more inside]
posted by ScarletPumpernickel on Mar 8, 2008 - 2 answers

Honest to blog, I need it.

Is the screenplay for Diablo Cody's "Juno" online anywhere (other than the official Fox Searchlight site)? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Mar 5, 2008 - 3 answers

What's this crazy movie called?

Asking for a friend: can you help name this ridiculous superhero movie about some guy exposed to radiation? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Feb 28, 2008 - 7 answers

"The Horror!"

Can you point me toward the best Horror/movie blogs? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Feb 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Can anyone ID a song with little to know useful information?

I know, this is a long shot, but can anyone help me identify this song from Adventures in Babysitting with very few useful details? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Feb 27, 2008 - 9 answers

Why do cinematographers have their credentials listed in movie credits?

In movie credits, why is it that only the cinematographer or perhaps film editor have their credentials listed? [more inside]
posted by peacay on Feb 24, 2008 - 8 answers

If I'm not the Monkees, who am I?

Fake Beatle Filter: My friend dimly recalls (as he is wont to do) a mainstream movie with the following characteristics, centered around a fictitious British pop band. No, it's not the Monkees. [more inside]
posted by lizzicide on Feb 22, 2008 - 10 answers

What makes a score to a WWII movie or tv show have that distinctive "sound" to it?

What makes a score to an American WWII movie or tv show have that distinctive "sound" to it? [more inside]
posted by educatedslacker on Feb 15, 2008 - 7 answers

Super depressing winter murder movie.

Forgotten movie: Winter, small crashed plane in the woods, bag of money, resulting woes. Spoilers inside. [more inside]
posted by agentofselection on Feb 14, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me be awesome and remember a movie title.

Help me help my friend remember the title of a movie. (Or documentary?) It starts out with a voiceover over a dark screen - and the voiceover is interrupted by someone saying that voiceovers are lame (or something) and they should cut it out. And the voiceover-over-dark-screen ends. The movie (or documentary?) then progresses in a similar manner, being "edited" in that way, as they go along. Some well-known actors or director was involved. Also, it may have been filmed by a cast or crew member the same time they were filming some big-budget movie. Er, and that's about all I know.
posted by Xere on Feb 14, 2008 - 12 answers

Repeat after me. Write down the movies you see.

Name the movie based on the only scene I can remember. An American woman is driving a car while listening to a foreign language learning tape but she is repeating the English phrases. [more inside]
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Feb 13, 2008 - 12 answers

Looking for a documentary film...

I'm trying to find a documentary about the lives of 5 girls in a New England boarding school called Playing House... [more inside]
posted by bakertim on Feb 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Lonely movie seeks mate for night of incredible synergy

Double Feature: Help me come up with pairs of movies that, viewed together, create ULTIMATE AWESOME. [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean on Feb 7, 2008 - 144 answers

Non-descriptive movie titles

Can you name other films, like Cloverfield, whose titles seem to have nothing to do with the movie itself? [more inside]
posted by Lord Kinbote on Feb 7, 2008 - 71 answers

"Sausage Leg" Kung Fu movie title?

Dear Metafilter, Please help me identify and track down a copy of this movie. Somewhere in the early '80s while living in the outskirts of detroit, I, as a young impressionable lass, was obsessed with watching kung fu action flicks. [more inside]
posted by minjungkim on Feb 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me find the movie trailer music that sounds like this...

Looking for a song that sounds like the song posted in the details. This song has been used in movie trailers, and has a very rich orchestral sound, but alas, I can't come up with the specific trailer in which I heard it... [more inside]
posted by jwhowa on Jan 31, 2008 - 18 answers

are red herrings overdone at this point in the movies?

Are movie audiences today too trained to anticipate a plot twist? (OP does not contain spoilers. Future comments might.) [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Jan 29, 2008 - 11 answers

This movie title is racking my brains.

Help me find a movie I only remember a few details about: dude with a car, collecting pieces to a prize, possibly post-apocalyptic. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Jan 27, 2008 - 3 answers

Jazz-Experts: Please help me find great Jazz music in movies!

So, let's just assume I got an internship for this small radio station and I want to start a segment introducing listeners to great Jazz music in movies - can be both specifically written/performed for the particular movie or a song/track that existed previously and was used prominently in the movie. [more inside]
posted by waldlaeufer on Jan 27, 2008 - 17 answers

Is there a name for this film technique?

Is there a formal name for a part of a movie that shows the same scene 3 or 4 times, sometimes from different angles or in slow motion (or both)? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Jan 24, 2008 - 7 answers

Yakuza vs. Triad

Love the two main actors but War just did not do anything for me. Are there any other Yakuza vs. Triad movies out there that are worth watching?
posted by jasonspaceman on Jan 24, 2008 - 5 answers

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