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A question pour VOOO.

Television show, movie, cartoon, what was it that featured a character saying, "pour vous," in this particular way? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jul 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Is there a movie review site that incorporates the Bechdel Test?

Is there a movie review site out there somewhere that regularly applies the Bechdel Test as part of its reviews? [more inside]
posted by Stacey on Jul 2, 2008 - 4 answers

How are movie trailers made?

What creative process is used to make professional movie trailers and how long does it take? Do the people making the trailer see the whole movie and pick the clips they want? Who picks the music? Is a specialized company hired to make it? I want to know as much as you can tell me!
posted by alitorbati on Jul 2, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me remember this movie...

I'm trying to remember what the title of this movie was. I think it was made in the 1960's or 1970's in the U.S. I remember watching it on TV on the Sunday Matinee show in the 1980's. The plot involved this millionaire who wanted to attack the Soviet Union, he had a small force which was to attack Russia by driving trucks across the polar ice cap. All I can remember was that in the end of the film his plan is thwarted by the Soviets, who send planes to bomb the ice, and the trucks sink to the bottom of the ocean. Any ideas?
posted by smoothvirus on Jun 27, 2008 - 3 answers

Recommend me some good post-apocalyptic movies and books

I have just found out I'm a big fan of post apocalyptic fiction books. Somehow I like the idea of an individual or small group of survivors almost alone in the world trying to find out what the hell happened to the planet and fighting for their survival. What are some good books and movies the hive mind can recommend?
posted by dcrocha on Jun 27, 2008 - 99 answers

What movie was this?

Please ID this recent comedy: main character has a fantasy / nightmare in which his boss is schtupping his wife. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Jun 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Can anyone suggest an illustrator to work in 70s movie poster style?

Desperately seeking illustrator to work in the 70s movie poster/Atari Cartridge artwork style for a magazine layout. Where are the new Bob Peaks? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jun 25, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me remember this western/comedy movie.

Help me identify this old western movie by its final scene (is it a comedy?) [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jun 22, 2008 - 6 answers

This question is not based on any real concern

I just saw The Bank Job and had a question about the disclaimer at the end [more inside]
posted by daksya on Jun 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Jewish Symbolism in Mothman Prophecies

Did anybody else notice all of the Stars of David in the movie the Mothman Prophecy? If so, what did you think it meant? [more inside]
posted by Raichle on Jun 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Where can I find Japanese monster movie samples?

Where can I find a good source of audio samples from Japanese monster movies? [more inside]
posted by awfurby on Jun 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Movies with multiple plot twists

Tell me thriller/mystery movies have lots of plot twists, like in "The Game." Spoilers inside as examples. [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Jun 9, 2008 - 40 answers

The 10 minute Sex and the City

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]
posted by bluefly on May 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me appreciate movies!

Help me appreciate movies! [more inside]
posted by arrowhead on May 26, 2008 - 21 answers

Help me remember an African movie.

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!
posted by cameradv on May 24, 2008 - 5 answers

Identify this 80s movie featuring Indy-type blond heroine and... Aztecs?

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?
posted by gentle on May 23, 2008 - 15 answers

What is the camera in "Awake"?

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!
posted by grieserm on May 19, 2008 - 15 answers

Hey, you got your Puzzle Contest in my movie! And it tastes like crap!

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]
posted by not_on_display on May 17, 2008 - 5 answers

help me make an indie rock bar a little more surreal

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--
posted by donabean on May 16, 2008 - 76 answers

I haz a weird movie memory.

Help me locate a weird 80's sci-fi movie with almost no info. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on May 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Is iphoto the best choice to produce a cross-platform movie of a slide show?

Is iphoto the best choice to produce a cross-platform movie of a slide show? [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on May 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Where can I find more awesome kick-butt music?

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]
posted by stewiethegreat on May 8, 2008 - 6 answers

What's new in Kung-Fu?

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]
posted by FortyT-wo on May 7, 2008 - 10 answers


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

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