I have a vague memory of a single bit of a movie I saw in the early 90s (don't know how old the movie was tho). Three kids, on the lip of a giant TV screen. The sky was orange/yellow/green stormy. The movie villain was threatening them, and they either pushed him into TV land, or they themselves jumped into it to escape him. Any guesses?
posted by rebent
on Jul 12, 2014 -
In Planet of the Apes Dr. Zeius is a religious zealot, and his goal is to not have is vision of the world upended. He denies he truth of Taylor and at the end destroys Cornelius' dig site. As he is leading Cornelius and Zira away at the end he says that what he is doing he is doing for the good of all the apes. I used to take this as an act of hypocrisy, but on re-watching it this line is juxtaposed with Taylor's discovery of the Statue of Liberty. It feels to almost be implying that Zeius is right, that progress is not an inherent good. What is the intent of these last few scenes meant to be? [more inside]
posted by ArthurBarnhouse
on Jul 12, 2014 -
I have bought the movie "Blue is the Warmest Color" on DVD, and now I would like to know the name of one of the actresses of the movie. [more inside]
posted by WalkingAround
on Jul 11, 2014 -
What is this quote from (filter)!?!?!?
"She seems cool, but she doesn't even listen to Bauhaus."
I have tried and tried to find the origin and I have failed miserably. I heard it while listening to 1st Wave on Sirius XM. I'm assuming it's from a movie. There is one person on twitter who used the quote, but she has failed to respond to my plea.
Where MeFites? Where?
posted by Sophie1
on Jul 8, 2014 -
I'm hosting a Mildred Pierce (the movie, not the series) viewing party on an upcoming summer evening and want to make snacks and a pitcher of summer drinks appropriate to the movie. What should I make? Assume 12ish people coming, 1.5 hours to make drinks and food (+ prep time the night before). [more inside]
posted by verbyournouns
on Jul 8, 2014 -
2 years ago my husband got all huffy and insulted that I hadn't seen all the James Bond movies and instated "Bondathon" where we watched one Bond movie, in order, every sunday every week until we got through them all. He had it all timed out so that the final week coincided with the release of Skyfall. I may not have liked all the movies (Oh my god, "You Only Live Twice" is utter crap!) but I really liked the experience otherwise. Give me some suggestions for other movie -athons that we can have. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Jun 26, 2014 -
I've had this scene scarred onto my brain for about 30 years, I've encountered another person online who also remembers it but likewise has no idea what movie or TV show it was. His and my descriptions of the scene below. [more inside]
posted by doctornecessiter
on Jun 26, 2014 -
I recently got my friend hooked on "so-bad-they're-good" movies. We're looking for more to watch together, but the last few haven't tickled our funny bones quite like the others we've watched. Happen to know of any quality bad movies that might leave us in stitches? So far we've enjoyed these films the most: The Room, Troll 2, Birdemic, Miami Connection, and Sharknado.
posted by Kamelot123
on Jun 21, 2014 -
It's from within the past 10 years, I think. The wave hits very early on--a couple are in a high rise hotel and the woman sees it coming from the hotel balcony. I remember a scene of her and I think her son underwater at some point. Not "The Impossible"! I hope that rings someone's bell...and thank you!
posted by aimeedee
on Jun 13, 2014 -
My wife and I remember the same mid 1980's movie about a young couple, but cannot figure out what it is. [more inside]
posted by Leenie
on Jun 12, 2014 -
I want to show a smart, sci-fi film to a bunch of maker type kids - 12-18 years old. "Explorers" immediately comes to mind, but I'm hoping for something more perfect that will inspire these kids without pandering or boring them.
posted by Unsomnambulist
on May 31, 2014 -
Calling all movie buffs -- I saw a trailer for a movie, but I have forgotten its name. It was European, probably French. It was about a married couple. They were both white. The man had brown hair and was heavier set, but I might be wrong. The woman had brown hair and was normal build. The man was older than the woman, but I might be wrong. [more inside]
posted by n81acc
on May 21, 2014 -
I'm looking to watch clips of sales pitches that appeared in movies or television - anything over the past 50-60 years but the more recent the show or movie would be better. Think of something like a scene in Mad Men where Don Draper absolutely nails the sales pitch to the client. [more inside]
posted by extrabox
on May 21, 2014 -
My 7-year-old enjoyed watching Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away
at home, on Netflix. She became fascinated with the costumes and weird characters, the acrobatic scenes in strange settings, and didn't seem bothered by the fact that there was only a loose plot and virtually no dialogue ("It's like a dream," she said). What are other similar, surreal dreamy movies on Netflix that she might like?
posted by bayani
on May 17, 2014 -
can anyone remember the name of that movie, I think it's Brazilian, about the girl photographer/traveler who happens upon a village of old people and stays at the old woman/bread maker's home?
the girl uses pinhole photography and is generally treated with suspicion but, over the next couple of days, she affects the people of the town?
it's on Netflix instant but damned if I can recall the name.
posted by tangyraspberry
on May 13, 2014 -
HAAAAY, I was wondering if there's software or a website I could use to broadcast a movie file that I have, so that my friends and I could all watch it simultaneously. We could
all download the file to our separate computers, but I'd like to have it broadcast from one web-location so that we can all be on the same second of the movie at the same time. So that we can gossip about what we're seeing. It would only be like five to ten people, max. Okay, thanks!
posted by Greg Nog
on May 10, 2014 -
does anyone know the name of the pop song that appears halfway through the movie un novio para mi mujer (a boyfriend for my wife) argentina from 2008?
the english translation goes something like the stars are raining down on our bedroom...its the scene where the husband and wife are dancing in the kitchen after he makes her a fruit smoothie.
I'd love to know where I could get it...anyone know the title and/or the singer?
posted by sparkle55
on May 10, 2014 -
What are your favorite movies about homelessness? I am trying to compile a "watch these" list of movies that have a homelessness theme. Lists that I've seen so far have incorporated those movies that may have a homeless character, or mention homelessness, but I'm looking only for homeless themed movies, such as "The Fisher King", "Being Flynn", "With Honors" etc. Also, if you know of more than one homeless movie, could you tell me which one was your favorite and why? I appreciate your time and interest.
posted by thehomelessguy
on May 10, 2014 -
So for like 5 years I've been trying to remember what the name of this cheesy movie was from the mid to late 90s. What I can remember:
There's a man who's in some kind of torrid romance with a woman. Halfway through the movie they're in front of a fire about to make love. She takes his dress tie and blindfolds him with it, and they go at it. We find out partway though that it's really her friend instead...and he realizes when the woman bends down to whisper into his ear "It will be our turn soon..." He removes the tie, says something like "Cammy/Dani etc" and the woman takes the tie, gags him, and basically rides him to completion.
The only other thing I can remember about the movie is the specific song playing during that scene...which is Bahu-Rang's Strange Imagination by Joseph Pusateri
posted by PetiePal
on Apr 29, 2014 -
My son will be having a birthday sleepover in a couple weeks so we will be hosting about six twelve year-old boys. In addition to feeding them and the Minecraft LAN party, we'd like to watch a movie with them. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Apr 29, 2014 -
Some friends are putting together a Firefly
-themed dinner. What foods and drinks are directly referenced or depicted in the Firefly
canon? [more inside]
posted by jedicus
on Apr 28, 2014 -
Asking for a friend, because this movie (TV show?) sounds fascinating. He says he watched the last 10 minutes of it about 20 years ago. What he remembers of the ending is after the cut. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion
on Apr 27, 2014 -
I watched a trailer on Hulu maybe 2-3 months ago for a film whose setup went something like this: A bunch of people come to a dinner party that looks possibly contentious. In the middle of the dinner, some kind of world-altering event occurs. These people now need to survive together. It seemed like the film was more interested in human dynamics than zombies/bandits etc.
It looked fairly well produced with a few semi-recognizable b/c list actors. For the life of me, I cannot find the movie or any trace of it. Does it sound familiar to anyone out there?
posted by GilloD
on Apr 23, 2014 -
I'm looking for a specific series of paintings (watercolors?) depicting characters from a hodgepodge of recent popular movies - Juno, Pacific Rim, Fargo, Hot Fuzz, Monsters University, Casino Royale, among others. Low detail, no background - mainly just characters on a beige/brown background. [more inside]
posted by hot soup
on Apr 21, 2014 -
So how are all the cool people making home movies these days, if they're not recording off their phone? And how are they storing and sharing such movies? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Apr 19, 2014 -
My wife and I have been saying, "Why even bring it up?" to each other for years (the pitch of the voice starts out low and gets higher and higher throughout the question). Do you know where we could have heard the quote? [more inside]
posted by jaden
on Apr 17, 2014 -
I have seen Iron Man and The Avengers (I liked both). I have also seen four episodes of Agents of SHIELD. I'm now curious about the other movies, what with all the good press for the new Captain America and all the Loki gifs everywhere. Which movies in this universe should I watch and in what order? [more inside]
posted by jeather
on Apr 9, 2014 -
Are there any first-person feature-length POV movies? Where you never see the protagonist because the camera sees through their eyes? I'm aware of the music videos that do this. And of course, all the videogames (Like Call of Duty, etc) that do this. But I'm curious if there was ever a feature-length movie that did this for the entire movie. Where you never knew what the "star" looked like unless s/he happened to look in a reflective surface. Thanks!
posted by Sully
on Mar 30, 2014 -
There was some movie which contained a deleted scene in which two of the characters play Diablo II. The setup as I remember it started with a frantic "You have to come over right away it's an emergency" type phone call. The call-ee arrives to see the call-er playing Diablo II (might have been the first Diablo but in context I doubt it) on a gigantic screen and the 'emergency' is something around recovering the loot from an accidental death in an inconvenient in-game location.
What movie was this?
posted by Skorgu
on Mar 19, 2014 -
I have a film discussion Meetup group, and I like pairing an artistic and/or foreign and/or independent film with a similarly themed (or connected in some way) more mainstream film to attract people who might otherwise feel by intimidated by the discussion topic. The first part of the discussion is the mainstream film and we then segue into the "less accessible" one. Here are some examples of what I mean: Alien / Cube,
Groundhog Day / Run Lola Run. Now I would really like to have a discussion of the Abbas Kiarostami
film Certified Copy
, but I cannot come up with a mainstream pairing for it. If you have ideas, please share them!
posted by exolstice
on Mar 9, 2014 -
I saw this movie on television when I was child, but can't remember much about it. As I recall, there was a dark-haired boy who had lost his mother (or parents). I'm guessing that the story is set during a war or some type of tragedy. In the story, accompanied by a woman he doesn't know, they walk amongst rubble of some desert or village. It could have been set in the Middle East, but it was an English language film.
posted by Bushmiller
on Mar 5, 2014 -
Thriller/drama from 2000-2009-ish. Creepy guy puts hidden cameras in married couples house. Befriends wife, helps with small chores, carrying groceries etc. She may or may not be pregnant. He wants her husband to use his IT skills to help him steal a lot of money. One weird detail inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 4, 2014 -
Trying to help a friend identify a movie he saw a few minutes of when he was a kid. How it starts: A woman drives to an artist's apartment/studio, talks about relationships, takes her shirt off, puts a paper bag on her head. The artist begins to draw. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Mar 4, 2014 -
In the 1948 movie The Red Shoes, there is a scene (search YouTube for "Vicky Page is offerred her first lead role"; about 45 seconds into the clip) where Victoria Page ascends the stairs to Lermontov's villa. In the background is a view of the Mediterranean and the sound of an Italian tenor singing to orchestral accompaniment. Can anyone identify singer (and song)?
posted by RichardS
on Feb 28, 2014 -
I recently saw Gloria
and about 35 minutes in Rodolfo woos Gloria by reading a poem to her. A comment on IMDB
identifies the author as Claudio Bertoni.
Can anyone confirm the author and help me to find the poem online in English?
posted by geekyguy
on Feb 24, 2014 -
On Wednesdays Mr. Pterodactyl and I have date nights with dinner and a movie. We like to make some food and watch a movie that ties in to it in some way, however tenuous. Help us plan our future romantic engagements! [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl
on Feb 24, 2014 -
I have read Drinking, A Love Story, and Smashed, and would like to read more like those. [more inside]
posted by waving
on Feb 13, 2014 -
We're having friends over on Friday to partake in non-romantic love and closeness. There will be a pillow pit in the TV room. What are movies we can put on that fit the mood of the evening? [more inside]
posted by itesser
on Feb 9, 2014 -
I want to generate a list of movie scenes where character(s) sit outdoors on a bench and talk, either to themselves or to other characters. From any time period. I already have Forrest Gump. Extra credit if you can summarize the scene to help me get a sense for what it's about and to locate it in the film.
posted by xo
on Feb 9, 2014 -
I'm trying to find this incredibly bizarre stop motion (?) movie I saw on Netflix DVD around 2008-ish. [more inside]
posted by moons in june
on Feb 6, 2014 -
My elementary school class was shown a movie about a dystopian future where the sun only appeared once in a while. I saw the movie sometime between 1984 and 1986.
It was in the gifted program if that makes any difference. I’m sure the movie was meant to be thought-provoking. I was slightly traumatized.
This is what I remember:
1) The sun only comes out once at a ridiculously long interval, maybe once a year or once every 10 years.
2) Around five or six school age kids standing in front of a huge wall of tanning bed lights. There were in their bathing suits and wearing eye protecting goggles. They talked amongst one another and were told by the teachers to switch sides every so often.
3) When the sun came out, colorful flowers bloomed, children ran in the fields, but there was one bullied child locked in an interior room or closet. She or he was not able to enjoy the one day of sunshine.
Has anyone seen this or know its name? Internet searches have been fruitless.
posted by harperdrew
on Feb 5, 2014 -
What film is this? Can anybody help?
My friend Gioia watched the first half of a movie in the middle of one night in the first 90s. She liked it, but since she was also very tired, so ended up sleeping.
The days after she didn't think too much about this movie, but then after a while she found herself wondering and wondering again about it, and still is.
She tried to retrieve the old show schedules, but unsuccesfully.
So, what movie is this?
This is the plot of the first half as she told me.
The main character is a middle-aged white man who happens to lose his memory all at once. My friend Gioia doesn't remember the name of the character, nor the presence of some famous stars in the movie. [more inside]
posted by francesco84
on Feb 4, 2014 -
Can anyone think of a movie in which the protagonist is a key witness in a trial but the movie doesn't show the trial and the protagonist is consistently under attack for testifying?
posted by sunnyblues48
on Feb 3, 2014 -
appears in the first sound film in the Irish language, Oidhche Sheanchais
, filmed in 1935. A colleague of mine would like to identify the typeface used for the titles, and the online typeface-identifying sites have struck out. Can any MeFite identify it?
posted by Horace Rumpole
on Jan 30, 2014 -
For those who have made movies, I have heard that the cheaper you can write a movie (This is of course presuming your script is already awesome!) the greater your chances are of having it bought. I am more than happy to work creatively within such constraints, but I was wondering if there were scenes that counterintuitively cost a lot that a first-time writer wouldn't know about, and vice versa. [more inside]
posted by Sully
on Jan 28, 2014 -
Some girlfriends and I were discussing going to NYC to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, and the idea of holding a Hedwig viewing party was thrown out. I want to make this a reality. I need your ideas for food, drinks, props, games/other activities, etc. [more inside]
posted by Fig
on Jan 27, 2014 -
In many spy or action movies, the technical systems seem to be designed by total idiots. Especially everything concerned with nuclear weapons. While this creates an easy and straightforward plot, it destroys my suspension of disbelief more severely than if talking unicorns just walked into the scene. I'm looking for fiction with systems designed by sane people. Inexplacible things, utter idiocy and madness may exist, but should be acknowledged as such in-universe. Spoilers for "Olympus has fallen" inside. [more inside]
posted by Triton
on Jan 26, 2014 -