When watching films or TV shows, on what basis do you deduce that screenwriting, directing, acting, casting etc. are good/bad? [more inside]
My 10 and 8 year old daughters adored The Nr. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (the TV series). What other made-for-adults movies or TV could we watch together? [more inside]
Several friends and myself were sitting around draining the worlds supply of beer at the end of last summer, and decided to cap off the night by flipping on netflix. We ended up appointing someone to just pick a completely random movie just by the cover after a bit of arguing of what to watch... The trouble is, now none of us can remember what it was called. [more inside]
I just watched Poltergeist, which I am now thinking seems right-wing, almost Catholic. at the end of the movie, the husband kicks the tv out of the room and serene music plays. is this a common feature of the movies of the time? did people kick the tv out of the room a lot in the movies of the 80s?
Please recommend books, movies and TV shows about food and travel. [more inside]
Can you think of any films that include a scene where the characters play Charades, or a similar party game? [more inside]
Different ways to watch movies aside from unplugging and moving a rather large iMac around the house? [more inside]
Are there any childfree-positive movies or TV shows, i.e., where the protagonists 1) do not have children, 2) explicitly do not want children, 3) are reasonably happy with their choice, and 4) do not change their minds by the end of the story? (Spoilers herein for Four Christmases and Sex and the City.) [more inside]
The greatest a-holes to ever strut in front of a documentary film maker's camera? [more inside]
Which cinematographs or televisual serials most faithfully depict the operations of police or detectives?
Where do "laugh tracks" come from? Are they recorded especially or stolen from a genuine performance? Would it be possible to track laugh tracks in the same way that, for example, the Wilhelm Scream has been?
What are some films or television shows/episodes about corporate or white-collar crime? Bonus if you have a videoclip.
I'm fascinated by changes instigated by movie/tv test audiences. Any good way to find more (or confirm internet rumors)? [more inside]