In medical shows like House or E.R., the doctor will often shine a flashlight in to the eye of a comatose patient, but the pupil doesn't constrict. How do they do this special effect? [more inside]
Looking for good sartorial quotes/sayings... [more inside]
Where can I find the most impressive HD sample movies on the web? [more inside]
The noodles in "Mr. Mom"...Hollywood trickery? Or, a real food? [more inside]
Question about the plot of The Bourne Ultimatum, specifically about Bourne's memories of his early training (SPOILERS INSIDE, probably for all three Bourne movies). [more inside]
Looking for good movies for a "Girls' Night In." [more inside]
How much do movie stand-ins make per day? How much if it's a Hollywood movie being filmed in a developing country? How much should I ask for? [more inside]
Best movie voiceovers? [more inside]
I've been using Bibliophil to track my books and reading. Are there similar sites or tools for movies and music? [more inside]
You know how Pitchfork is a great way to keep up on new indie music? Is there something similar for indie/foreign flicks? [more inside]
Where are the best cinemas in Paris? [more inside]
Looking for the film of a trailer I saw a while back: A lesbian couple during World War II. Possibly artists, writers. They live together in a house in Germany. One (or both?) gets captured by the Nazis while stubbornly staying put in the house, instead of making a run for it. [more inside]
Video clips that demonstrate the difference between rules and morals/ethics? [more inside]
What are the best movies in which the action revolves around protagonists under siege in an enclosed space? [more inside]
Why is there never anything good on TV? More specifically, why is there not a movie channel that shows 3, 4, and 5 star movies 24-7? I have HBO, Showtime, Starz, etc. etc. and most of the time all of the movies are shiite. How hard is it to look at movie reviews from the past 40 years and pick out what to show? Is there some type of market / economic factors that I am not considering here? Is HBO bound to certain studios? What is going on here?
Help me identify a movie I barely remember. Coins, pools, abandoned houses, and maybe a war? [more inside]
Help me find a list of films to give someone a Hollywood education. [more inside]
Which movie really inspired Bob Gaudio (of the Four Seasons) to write the song "Big Girls Don't Cry"? It's not Tennessee's Partner. [more inside]
I'm trying to find out the name of a movie that terrified me as a kid. The specific scene I remember has some alien creatures eating a kids mother on the dining room table. There was a baseball, and the creature wrote something on it....and threw it up the stairs to the kid, I think? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
How to find an 'as seen on tv' compendium of sex scenes from mainstream movies [more inside]
Which movies portray an alternate history of the USA? [more inside]
I'm looking for screen caps of several different dystopic sci-fi movies. Any idea where I should look?
Do you know what movie this quote comes from? "I kill you once, I kill you twice, I kill you three times." [more inside]
I inherited some 70-year-old, 16mm home movies (not 8 or Super 8) and am looking for a reliable expert to transfer them to digital video. Many vendors say that they can do this. Can you comment on any from personal experience? (I have seen this thread and the links therein.) Are there any issues I should particularly look out for? Thanks.
Can you name some good movies (preferably comedies) that are appropriate to watch with a nun? [more inside]
Great swiss-army-knife-type Windows app (preferably free) for resizing/downsampling/converting movie files from various formats? [more inside]
Is there a website that details how movie technical effects were done? I'd enjoy seeing photos, illustrations, descriptions of how special effects were created. Bonus question: what day of the week is best to ask metafilter in order to reach the highest number of potential answerers?
80's movies featuring really lame punk gangs? [more inside]
Movie Filter: An ambulance driver, his friend, some meth and/or other drugs. An crusty old guy who is also into drugs and at a nursing home(?). Please help me remember this one! [more inside]
What are some good recommendations for recent fiction/film with NO romantic entanglements? [more inside]
Help me find some good movies in which the protagonist is an angry bitch-on-wheels, who eventually sweetens up by film's end. [more inside]
One or two movies I remember seeing when I was at most 7. CAn you help me identify them? [more inside]
what movie am i remembering? a comic scene where something crashes or goes too fast or otherwise goes wrong in a catastrophic way, and the guy exclaims, "not good! not good!" [more inside]
Is it really that dramatical/theatrical in a court of law? [more inside]
Lately I’m obsessed with movies featuring prison breaks. Some of the recent ones I’ve seen are: The Great Escape, Stalag 17, Escape from Alcatrez, Shawshank Redemption (of course), Papillon, No Escape, The Scarlet Pimpernel…. What are some good ones I haven’t seen yet?
What's the name of the old movie where the female lead uses a dog training book to train her man? [more inside]
Does anybody know of any good german films? [more inside]
The scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz, Ray Bolger's, Wikipedia article: "At the time of his death, he was the last surviving member of the main Oz cast. An editorial cartoon the day after his death featured the Oz cast dancing off into the setting sun, with the Scarecrow running to catch up." Does anyone have this cartoon?
Dune (1984) Special Edition is on ON DEMAND. Should I watch it? Should I have read the books to fully "get" this? Will I need a study guide to watch it? Should I even bother? [more inside]
Looking for an old article on unproduced screenplays. [more inside]
Can anyone point me towards movie or tv clips that involve punching someone in the face through a straw boater held up in front of them or any other comedic hat smashing? [more inside]
What are some movies that feature a character from another movie, played by the same actor -- but the movies do not have sequel or spinoff relationships, and are not written or directed by the same person? Does this ever happen? [more inside]
What's the name of this late 70s/early 80s low budget scifi movie? [more inside]
So I procured an HD copy of "300" in 720p matroska (.mkv) format, but the 5.1 audio track won't play on my 2.1 speakers. Is there any way I can configure VLC or another media player to convert the audio to 2.1 format? [more inside]
Can anyone identify this movie? [more inside]
How can I get inside the drug trade? Er, through movies (or books)? [more inside]
Do you know your French actors? Well then tell me, who is this man? [more inside]
Realistic accounts of meth use? [more inside]
So, in Swimming Pool ... what in the world is that white stuff that Charlotte Rampling's character repeatedly eats? Screenshot here. No spoilers within, as long as you don't click on the YouTube link that may give away the story. [more inside]
Do you know of any movies with improbable technology as a plot device? [more inside]