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 -
I saw this movie on either IFC or The Sundance Channel about 8-10 years ago. It was almost certainly French, though I suppose it's possible it could have been from Belgium or something -- but it had a very, very French feel. Here's what I remember: (some of the memories may be incorrect) [more inside]
posted by edlundart
on Jan 26, 2014 -
My sister is pregnant, and they're keeping the baby's name a secret. But I get one guess, and she'll tell me if I'm right. They came across the name in a magazine article, and they heard it in a sci fi movie, as well. Here's everything I know about the article and the movie... can you help me sleuth out the name? [more inside]
posted by daisyace
on Jan 19, 2014 -
My uncle is in hospital following a road accident, and he has been thinking a lot about this movie (pretty certain it's a movie) in a morphine haze. Help me find it! [more inside]
posted by welovelife
on Jan 19, 2014 -
My partner loves ghost story movies that take out the usual blood-and-gore trappings of horror movies. The Others
is a particular favorite. Can you recommend other movies in this unsearchable-on-Netlflix microgenre?
posted by HeroZero
on Jan 10, 2014 -
When I was about eight years old, I saw a horror movie that scared the hell out of me. I'd like to identify it. I ran a bunch of Google searches, but I didn't come up with anything that matches my memory of the movie. [more inside]
posted by alex1965
on Jan 8, 2014 -
Looking for movie scenes like the following:
posted by klausman
on Jan 2, 2014 -
- Person is supposed to be doing a task but isn't.
- Authority figure enters.
- Person acts like they're just finishing the task.
I think it was in black and white. It was definitely in English. Not sure if it was American or British. [more inside]
posted by Meep! Eek!
on Dec 26, 2013 -
I have a dim memory of seeing a movie on television in which a young person is killed by a bull after wandering into its fenced-off bull field, but I haven't had any luck searching for a film title. [more inside]
posted by dougmoon
on Dec 14, 2013 -
I am looking for movies where a conversation is happening and someone is asked a question. But, instead of hearing the answer, the movie cuts away and continues with the story. At some later point in the movie, however, there is a flashback returning to that moment and we now hear what was said next. [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake
on Dec 10, 2013 -
Looking for movie recommendations that feature French scenes, spoken French is good too. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA
on Dec 2, 2013 -
I'm vaguely remembering a movie, maybe a made-for-tv movie. The plot involved a kid, I think a boy, coming to live with relatives (?) Maybe he was a foster kid, or maybe the adults he was to live with were his grandparents. The kid wants a dog. Wilford Brimley, I believe, was the irascible grandfather with a heart of gold. [more inside]
posted by newdaddy
on Nov 24, 2013 -
I can only remember one scene, where a woman is looking for a kid gone missing (maybe her own or maybe she was babysitting) and ends up finding him with a couple of pedophiles (a man and a woman) who have the missing kid and one or two others. The kid is hidden somewhere in their place and at first she is almost ready to leave, but then something strikes her as odd, and she starts noticing little details, like the nursery floor covered with plastic (to make cleanup easier). She comes back and finds the hidden kid and I think she ends up shooting the pedo couple.
The movie is from the last decade or so. I can't remember any of the actors. I think the missing kid story was just one of several intertwining stories in the movie.
posted by gakiko
on Nov 18, 2013 -
What's that James Bond style cinema movie, where at the end hero and heroin are inside a very modern house on the coast, overlooking the ocean? The house might be surrounded by mediterranean pine trees. The two are followed and discovered by a team of police or similar, and then follows some kind of a twist, a pun, a surprise. Sorry, can't even remember what that is. Thank you!
posted by oxit
on Nov 16, 2013 -
My wife and I are going crazy trying to remember a TV show or movie. All we can remember is that two high school girls go out with two college guys, hang out at a furniture store, and things turn bad. (more inside). [more inside]
posted by lenore
on Nov 13, 2013 -
What is the name of the book and movie about a simple-minded, poor man who lived with his mother, carried a pet bird with him and gets innocently involved in an social uprising? I think he discovered gold near the beginning and his clothes are tattered.
posted by mcbeitz
on Nov 13, 2013 -
I'm looking for any old gangster movie - not a particular one, just any gangster movie older than about 1960 - where a villain caught by the police is offered some kind of break for ratting out his/her associates. Bonus points if the cops, once they have the information, punish the guy anyway.
posted by hannahmae
on Nov 8, 2013 -
I saw a movie a few years ago that was really excellent. Unfortunately, I do not remember the title, or really much of a plot. After scouring google and coming up with nothing, I've come to the great hive mind for an answer. What I remember: the central character is a young boy, who I believe grows up in a family where at one point or another in the film, each member of the family ends up in a mental institution. I think there is a mother, father, and possibly sister. I think the boy becomes a writer at the end. I believe the final shot is of an old man (the boy, grown up?) smiling, then walking up a warmly lit staircase. I know this is a long shot but, any ideas, metafilter? This has been bothering me for years. [more inside]
posted by dysh
on Nov 1, 2013 -
It is the late eighties or early nineties and you are watching a late night movie on UHF. It features a "wanderer" type person with big religious/philosophical ideas, set in the modern US, and loopily incoherent/incompetent. Is this a trope, what are the examples? What are examples of seminal bad late night movies which aren't scifi/horror?
posted by ennui.bz
on Oct 19, 2013 -
I saw an old clip on cable a while back and can't find it again.
It featured what I think was a young Buddy Ebsen, though it could have been another actor who was later famous as an older man. The clip was in black and white, I believe the principal dancers were in sailor suits, and the song was something like "keep it gay" or "make it gay" but it was definitely not the song/dance sequence from The Producers. Does this ring a bell for anyone?
posted by bink
on Oct 11, 2013 -
OK, this is deep in the level of cheezy memories. In the 1970s or early 1980s they used to broadcast totally rotten kung fu movies on television on Saturday mornings. I'm trying to remember a specific one. I know there are like millions of these that were churned out, so this may be like looking for a needle in a haystack, but here goes. It should limit the search that it was
1) in color
2) probably made between 1960 to 1981
3) included an intense fight scene that took place in a kind of underground temple (maybe?) that had as its central feature a pool of water (or acid?) that was boiling and had a kind of statue or something in the middle of it
4) there was a kind of dwarf or midget who had a prominent role.
Can anyone remember this crazy film?
posted by cmp4Meta
on Oct 7, 2013 -
What movies aren't readily available via Amazon, Netflix, or similar, but are worth watching and can be booked for a legal public event in the US? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Sep 16, 2013 -
Are there any films/tv which do this: have a moment where it seems like a character is breaking the 4th wall and speaking directly to the camera/audience only to have the camera pull back to reveal the person they were actually talking to? [more inside]
posted by juv3nal
on Sep 14, 2013 -
I'm looking for the most mind-blowing things you've discovered or realized about a major motion picture, during or after the watching. Bonus points: what are these called so that I can google more of them? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime
on Sep 9, 2013 -
The film Snowpiercer is set to release in the US, but with twenty minutes shaved for American audiences. I am looking for a copy, online, or elsewhere, where I might procure a copy of the original film from South Korea. Thanks!
posted by captainsohler
on Sep 4, 2013 -
I want more movies where the main character is living in a fake, controlled, contrived, world, and later discovers/breaks free into the true reality. Good examples are: Trueman show, Matrix, Metropia, 1984, soylent green etc. Thanks a lot!
posted by crawltopslow
on Aug 30, 2013 -
I'm trying to identify an animated Japanese movie I saw when I was a kid, but my web-search-fu has come up empty. [more inside]
posted by The Tensor
on Aug 26, 2013 -
I'm looking for movies which show the aftermath of a hip or elegant party. There's a scene like this in Breakfast at Tiffany's, when Holly Golightly wakes up looking like a hot mess the morning after her swinging house party. Can you think of any others? It could be the morning after, or in the middle of the night when everyone's asleep or gone home.
posted by peter1982peter
on Aug 25, 2013 -
Years and years ago I watched a foreign film about a guy who sells watches/clocks on the streets of a big Chinese or Japanese city and he falls in love with a girl.. [more inside]
posted by xicana63
on Aug 13, 2013 -
I am looking for movie/TV scenes in which the audience or characters think that something is one thing up close, but realize that it is something different from further away. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote
on Aug 11, 2013 -
I'm making a feature film and I need an accountant to maybe handle payroll, but mainly to advise on tax matters for my LLC and me personally. [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11
on Aug 7, 2013 -
I am looking for the dress worn by the character "Ruth" in the Pedro Almodóvar film I'm So Excited
. Is this dress (same style and fabric) available for purchase? [link to photo of dress inside] [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 1, 2013 -
How many instances in television and film can the hive mind come up with that involve a character driving someone out to the desert (or some other remote location) to kill them, often having the victim (who is usually someone who has wronged the character, or can't be convicted in a court of law), dig a hole, only ending up unable to actually murder them?
posted by agregoli
on Jul 31, 2013 -
My brothers are trying to figure out the name of a movie they saw when they were kids (in the early 90's), their description: A kid searches for a crystal (or diamond) using clues (or one clue) written on a scroll hidden inside a hollow cross, and is being pursued by a villian with a hook (or possibly a peg leg).
They said it's not animated, and not a muppet/puppet movie (i.e. not the dark crystal).
posted by pennypiper
on Jul 29, 2013 -
Asking for an IRL friend - can anyone help name a 'murder on a train' film that either begins or ends up in New Orleans and probably includes a rousing version of "Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye?" [more inside]
posted by mintcake!
on Jul 26, 2013 -