Can you point me towards a concise summary of the major events from the entire run of the Sex and the City show? [more inside]
Help me appreciate movies! [more inside]
Vague Movie Recollection filter: All I remember is this is a movie from the late 60's, set in Africa. One key scene is a bad guy wearing a stolen watch with a builtin alarm starts a stampede (of elephants?) when the wrist watch alarm goes off. Said bad guy ends up crushed in a bush. The alarm watch touch suggests it's set in modern times. Help me, Mefites!
Back in the 1980s, I remember watching a bizarre sort of Indiana Jones-copycat treasure-hunting/western movie. It featured a young, blond Daryl Hannah lookalike and possibly Aztecs who liked to dip humans head-first in liquid gold before decapitating them. It was fairly violent stuff, and one scene had the characters being horrified when one of their comrades returned headless on a horse. The whole thing must have been somewhat tongue-in-cheek, however, because it ended with a humorous 70s-style montage that set up a (presumably fake) sequel with the blond girl as a butt-kicking Indy-type heroine. I am pretty sure it was made in the 80s, and I remember the dialogue as being English, but I could be wrong; all I know is that Bud Spencer and Terence Hill weren't in it. Ring any bells?
I just watched the DVD of Awake, and I'm going crazy trying to figure out what kind of camera Jack (Terrence Howard) uses throughout the film. It is all black and a bit old looking. I'm a bit of a camera nerd, and I have to know!
In the mid-eighties, there was some "event" on television. It was a (crappy) movie, but embedded within it was a contest and/or puzzle. [more inside]
I'm looking for something really freaky to put on the tv at the bar I work at; video imagery to really make some hipster indie rocker kids say wtf when they notice it playing in the background-"holy mountain" and svenmahers"alice" are my usual standbys, but I know you Mefites know just the thing to make a standard night watching post rock bands just a little stranger.what visuals would you use, remembering that the sound of the movie won't be heard--
Help me locate a weird 80's sci-fi movie with almost no info. [more inside]
Is iphoto the best choice to produce a cross-platform movie of a slide show? [more inside]
I'm a classical music aficionado but have recently been watching the TV show alias and love the kick-butt music super-hero music featured there. Help me find more? [more inside]
Can you help me become familiar with what and who is up-and-coming in martial arts movies? Am interested in recent movies that are less reliant on wires and CG, and in younger actors who didn't just learn martial arts to make a movie, but are truly gifted in the area. I don't mind subtitles! [more inside]
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]
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]
Spoiler inside for "Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay". Who was that one actor? [more inside]
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]
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.
What is that amazing modernist building in The Yakuza? [more inside]
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]
Help me find this NPR story about making movies from video game footage. [more inside]
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.
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]
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?
Where in Durham or Chapel Hill, North Carolina, can I rent a copy of "Devdas" on DVD? [more inside]
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]
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]
How can I use the speakers in my TV as the "center" speaker on my receiver? [more inside]
Movie organizing software for directories of film files/subs/etc? [more inside]
Need help naming a children's movie... [more inside]
Please help identify a movie. [more inside]
Can you name this movie? [more inside]
Have American movie ratings, specifically the PG rating, gotten somehow weaker over the years? [more inside]
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]
Looking for the name of two movies from the 70's-80's. Creepy bloated undead lady. Friendly worm-dog creature. [more inside]
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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 :)
Help me find images of the cool teaser murals I saw at the mall for the SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES movie. [more inside]
Is the screenplay for Diablo Cody's "Juno" online anywhere (other than the official Fox Searchlight site)? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: can you help name this ridiculous superhero movie about some guy exposed to radiation? [more inside]
Can you point me toward the best Horror/movie blogs? [more inside]
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]
In movie credits, why is it that only the cinematographer or perhaps film editor have their credentials listed? [more inside]
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]
What makes a score to an American WWII movie or tv show have that distinctive "sound" to it? [more inside]
Forgotten movie: Winter, small crashed plane in the woods, bag of money, resulting woes. Spoilers inside. [more inside]
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.