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What proportion of a film should I watch before giving up on it?

I read a lot of books and watch a lot of films. With books, I give them a chapter to draw me in, and if it's not happening, I move on to the next one. But what's a good rule of thumb for films? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on May 17, 2014 - 12 answers

Where have all the movie plots gone?

Where are all the films which have queer characters whose sexuality is not the main point of the film? Action movies with lesbian heroes; courtroom dramas with transgender lawyers; road trip movies with gay buddies out for more than getting laid; science fiction/spooky stuff films with androgynous/intersex protagonists, I'm not fussed. Preferably ones where no one dies as a "punishment" for being queer. [more inside]
posted by Athanassiel on Mar 16, 2014 - 38 answers

Trekkies, what's next for me?

I've seen the new Star Trek film and the 2009 one. What's the next thing to watch if I like what I'm seeing?
posted by wolfr on Jul 5, 2013 - 30 answers

What's this movie?

I saw this movie a bunch of times when I was a kid, can't find it on Google/IMDB now. It starts off at a fancy party in a hotel ballroom, then some armed robbers show up, make the partygoers strip and hand over their valuables, then tie them up. [more inside]
posted by prize bull octorok on Jun 13, 2013 - 1 answer

Help me find this mysterious foreign film

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]
posted by emptythought on Apr 8, 2013 - 4 answers

Bah! Humbug!

Which film versions of "A Christmas Carol" or "Scrooge" should I absolutely watch in the next few days. [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Dec 19, 2012 - 23 answers

Help me identify the names of these three movies.

Please help me find the names of three vaguely recalled movies from my past: a teen flick from the 80s, a dubbed (possibly Italian) horror film from the 70s, and a scifi adventure from the 60s (maybe)? [more inside]
posted by coolxcool=rad on Apr 29, 2012 - 13 answers

Dialogue is the story?

Movies, shorts, and plays: Talking heads or dialogue-heavy? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Apr 17, 2012 - 21 answers

How can I find you if I don't even know your name?

Help me remember a pair of sci-fi/drama movies a friend recommended several years ago that I've now forgotten the titles of. [more inside]
posted by byanyothername on Apr 10, 2012 - 4 answers

what did movies think of tv in the eighties?

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?
posted by parmanparman on Mar 28, 2012 - 15 answers

What recent French films would you recommend?

What are your favorite French films of the last fifteen years? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 10, 2012 - 70 answers

The hamsters go in this end and the cans of stew come out the other

What is this machine appearing in a 1950 space exploration movie? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Feb 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Recommend books and films with a medieval setting.

Help me find books and films with a medieval setting. [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Aug 24, 2011 - 44 answers

In search of cinema awesomeness, help me on this journey

I like the following films, what others would you suggest? [more inside]
posted by zombieApoc on Jun 26, 2011 - 19 answers

SeattleFilter: How can I see the new Terrence Malick film "Tree of Life"?

SeattleFilter: How can I see the new Terrence Malick film "Tree of Life"? [more inside]
posted by Exonym on May 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Help a kid escape for a while

Please suggest some movies for a very sick boy. [more inside]
posted by dinger on May 3, 2011 - 64 answers

Movies set in small sea-side towns?

Looking for films with certain settings, aesthetics, but don't care about plot so much. [more inside]
posted by r_nebblesworthII on Jan 5, 2011 - 53 answers

Ladies and Gentlemen, We are Floating in Space.

I want to travel in space, but I'm stuck on my couch.. [more inside]
posted by Ahab on Jan 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Spot that halo!

What are some interesting visual juxtapositions to look out for in films? [more inside]
posted by Zarkonnen on Nov 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Index cards aren't for me...

Like Shelfari or LibraryThing, but for movies? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Oct 5, 2010 - 11 answers

Nuance? I don't want no stinking nuance.

I want movies where someone is pushed too far and finally fights back. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 30, 2010 - 70 answers

Let's eat and travel without leaving home

Please recommend books, movies and TV shows about food and travel. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Aug 13, 2010 - 26 answers

"There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it."

What are the very best/most essential books about Alfred Hitchcock? [more inside]
posted by fryman on Aug 13, 2010 - 8 answers

Better the second time around?

Can you think of any re-makes that were superior to the original (or even just as good?) The originals of The Browning Version, The Winslow Boy, ...just as examples, were superior to their re-makes. The first Sabrina was wildly better than the later version. Any suggestions for films whose remakes are well worth watching--or actually better than the original?
posted by uans on May 31, 2010 - 46 answers

Music database

Are there small databases for music and (less importantly for me), books and movies that are available as sql dumps or flat txt files? [more inside]
posted by rainy on May 28, 2010 - 2 answers

What was life like in the 1980's?

Looking for movies that evoke how it is to live in the time in which they are set. [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 24, 2010 - 35 answers

Shattered Glass in an Ice Storm

FilmFilter: What artistic quality might Shattered Glass and The Ice Storm have in common? Where can I find more of it? [more inside]
posted by sallybrown on May 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Docudramas?

Movies featuring news or documentary footage. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 21, 2010 - 21 answers

Finding 80s late-night movies

I'm trying to identify a cheesy movie from the 1980s -- one of the sort that ran on HBO at 1:00 AM on a Friday night. [more inside]
posted by eduke on Apr 1, 2010 - 8 answers

[BodiceRipperMovieFilter] Recommend me your trashiest, sexiest, fun, resolved-sexual-tension flicks.

[BodiceRipperMovieFilter] Recommend me your trashiest, sexiest, fun, resolved-sexual-tension flicks. [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Mar 13, 2010 - 28 answers

Horror Twists

Two horror films from about 10 years ago, M. Night Shyamalan's "The Sixth Sense" and Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar's "The Others", basically have the same twist at the end (which I won't describe here). Are there any other films you've seen with the same twist or similar - released either before (ideally) or since?
posted by Holly on Dec 3, 2009 - 43 answers

Help us recreate iconic film costumes for our holiday party

[CostumeFilter]: My company is having a Hollywood-themed holiday party in two weeks. Please help me think of a good costume for myself and my boyfriend. Difficulty factors: He has a beard, I'm short and curvy. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Nov 23, 2009 - 17 answers

What is the meaning of the opening scene in "A Serious Man"?

What is the meaning of the opening scene in "A Serious Man"? (possible spoilers inside) [more inside]
posted by schrodycat on Oct 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Credit against *what* taxes?

Help me understand tax credit incentives for filming movies in a particular city/state. How would the production company get enough taxable state income to make a credit worth it?
posted by smackfu on May 13, 2009 - 6 answers

What film is this from?

Could anyone help me to identify the source material this screenshot is from? [more inside]
posted by emperor.seamus on Apr 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Suggest media where the bad guys are more intelligent than the audience

Please suggest books and films in which the antagonists are consistently clever, creating complex and elegant (evil?) plots-within-plots to befuddle the protagonist and audience! [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Apr 6, 2009 - 28 answers

What kind of freaking cute dog is this?

There's a ridiculously adorable little black dog featured in a scene of the film The Nanny Diaries. What breed of dog is this? [more inside]
posted by Valuev on Mar 13, 2009 - 11 answers

Assholes in documentaries for the win

The greatest a-holes to ever strut in front of a documentary film maker's camera? [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Feb 4, 2009 - 70 answers

Must See Movies

What were the movies that made you go WOW? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jan 5, 2009 - 98 answers

Birth of a Nation Premiere Date?

How can I find out when the movie Birth of a Nation premiered in Raleigh, NC? IMDB lists the movie's release date as 3/3/1915. I searched newspapers around that date and saw nothing. I believe the idea of movies opening nationwide on a single date is a relatively recent one, so it may be a different date than the one IMDB lists. [more inside]
posted by marxchivist on Nov 14, 2008 - 5 answers

Trying to find the title of a British film

I'm trying to find the title of a British film that came out a year or two ago about a young Indian guy and a young English girl having a relationship and how he has to hide it from his friends and family. [more inside]
posted by Hates_ on Feb 28, 2008 - 5 answers

Smart movie recommendation sites

Need help finding a movie recommendation site where the user enters several favorite movie titles, and the site returns results based on other users entering those same movie titles... [more inside]
posted by MrBCID on Nov 27, 2007 - 14 answers

Films with very small casts?

Engaging, quality films with very small casts. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Jul 23, 2007 - 62 answers

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