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Need Books/Movies for Kids Going to Rome

I'm looking for recommendations for books, movies and even music that might be relevant for a group of middle school (7th & 8th grade, ages 12-14) kids who are going to Rome over spring break. [more inside]
posted by bjennings on Feb 3, 2008 - 8 answers

are red herrings overdone at this point in the movies?

Are movie audiences today too trained to anticipate a plot twist? (OP does not contain spoilers. Future comments might.) [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Jan 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Looking for (Fictional) Surveillance Film

I'm looking for a short film I watched online of an (fictional) surveillance of an apartment, with the camera pointed for the entire length of the film at a black and white monitor in the van and the four remote feeds displaying on it. [more inside]
posted by Inkslinger on Jan 28, 2008 - 5 answers

Portrayals of friendship and social circles in books, movies, or essays

Can you recommend books, movies, or essays with good portrayals of friendships or people's social circles? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Jan 27, 2008 - 30 answers

Need some nerdage.

Help me find some great or good scifi watchables. [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Jan 27, 2008 - 60 answers

Ever coming to a theater near me?

How can you find out if a certain independent film will be coming out in a wide release? [more inside]
posted by Funky Claude on Jan 27, 2008 - 9 answers

Well, I've seen The Big Lebowski anyway...

What movies should any person in their right mind have seen by now? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jan 26, 2008 - 102 answers

Yakuza vs. Triad

Love the two main actors but War just did not do anything for me. Are there any other Yakuza vs. Triad movies out there that are worth watching?
posted by jasonspaceman on Jan 24, 2008 - 5 answers

Emo movies?

Suggestions for movies, TV, or visual media that feels like a Dashboard Confessional song sounds? [more inside]
posted by squarefrink on Jan 23, 2008 - 19 answers

Help me find the world that's "In a world..."

CuriosityFilter: We all know that movie trailers that begin "In a world..." became so common that those three words became an in-joke thanks to Don LaFontaine. I know many spoof movies (like the Scary Movie series) have spoof-type trailers that start out with the voiceover, "In a world...". How many trailers actually have used that voiceover snippet in the beginning un-ironically, and what is the most famous one? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Jan 22, 2008 - 12 answers

Residuals for the working man

If Steve Guttenburg never, ever worked again, how much money would he earn yearly? [more inside]
posted by zerobyproxy on Jan 21, 2008 - 20 answers

Any movies that deal with segregation in the southern United States?

Please name some movies that deal with segregation in the southern United States. [more inside]
posted by czechmate on Jan 20, 2008 - 32 answers

DocumentaryFilter: In search of BBC's "What is Religion?"

DocumentaryFilter: In search of BBC's "What is Religion?" [more inside]
posted by mjklin on Jan 17, 2008 - 3 answers

Instrumetal Breakdown

What are the best cinematic movie soundtracks you've ever heard? [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Jan 14, 2008 - 116 answers

Help finding a DVD

Help my friend find a DVD [more inside]
posted by mrthotep on Jan 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Stories about healthy, "normal" marriages?

Stories about healthy, "normal" marriages? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Jan 11, 2008 - 41 answers

What "can't miss" movies actually missed?

What "can't miss" movies actually missed? I need help coming up with a list of movies that have been "Hollywood-ized". A promising film with a great story gets transformed into something worse during the film making process. Such as the ending gets changed, an obvious mis-cast of key characters, poor editing, whatever. I would like to keep the list of movies contemporary (within the last 25 years or so) Explanations for each movie listed is encouraged.
posted by unceman on Jan 8, 2008 - 74 answers


CopFilter: In TV shows and movies cops (usually homicide detectives) often have lights and siren installed in their personal cars. Doe this really happen? [more inside]
posted by sycophant on Jan 7, 2008 - 15 answers

Can you name any non-violent movies for 2-3 year olds?

Non-violent, non-scary movies for 3 year olds? My daughter likes watching movies as a special treat but is scared by Disney's trademark ultra-villains and even shouting or dark scenes are a bit much for her. So far the only two movies she loves beginning to end are the newish Curious George movie and My Neighbor Totoro. I looked long and hard and can't find any others. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jan 4, 2008 - 79 answers

Is there a site to track showings of my to-see films?

Is there a site that will enable me to compile a list of movies I want to see and notify me if any of them show in a configurable fairly wide area? Yahoo Movies lets me build a to-see list, but I have to laboriously plug in a bunch of zip codes for each film (because its range is very narrow). For example, I've only seen LOTR on DVD, and every once in a while a theater revives them as a special thing and I miss it. And, just generally, I'm interested in obscure indie flicks that release only sporadically, and I lack the patience to search each title every few days. Now.....if there were such a site that could do the above plus track showings of my top-predicted films at MOVIELENS, that'd be great (but way too much to hope for). FYI, movielens (movielens.umn.edu) is an awesome groupware prediction engine.
posted by jimmyjimjim on Jan 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Name that tune: I drive cars that shift themselves!

Anyone know the name of a hip-hop song that uses the quote "I drive cars that shift themselves. My cars shift themselves. They're luxury cars," from the movie Buffalo 66 ? I'm not sure if the artist sings this line or actually samples the clip from the movie. Oh, and the song seems like it might also sample Sir Mix A Lot.
posted by scrumtralescent on Jan 4, 2008 - 3 answers

It's never the creepy janitor.

What horror films feature a mystery killer? [more inside]
posted by burnmp3s on Jan 1, 2008 - 22 answers

Help me identify 70s animated movie?

Trying to remember an animated film from late 70s, early 80s. I saw it in 5th grade classroom 1983. All I can remember is a musical song sequence where kids are in a forest (or bog) and are being chased/haunted by the spirits of the forest (or maybe one particular spirit?) the song is catchy and I think the chorus has the word "Who?" sung as if it was the sound a ghost makes. I think the movie might have had a slight pro-environment message as well.
posted by robotdog on Dec 29, 2007 - 2 answers

Instrument used for the Unforgiven opening

What is the stringed instrument that plays the wistful tune at the beginning of the movie Unforgiven with Clint Eastwood? Mandolin? Banjo? Ukelele? I want to buy one.
posted by zaebiz on Dec 21, 2007 - 6 answers

Any real-world rolling boulders and poison darts?

Have there ever been any Indiana Jones-style booby traps discovered in real-world archaeological/exploration expeditions? [more inside]
posted by sherlockt on Dec 20, 2007 - 8 answers

Hollywood sucks, help me find good movies.

Most movies released lately are bad, unoriginal, trying to be good but failing at it, remakes of good movies, etc, etc. Look at the list of movies I really like, and suggest me some good movies in similar genre. I like many different types of movies but I don't like purely romantic movies or movies that are too slow paced. I don't like movies dealing with war or combat (action is very ok). The below list is not all the movies I've ever seen, it's just a selection of the movies I enjoy the most. They don't have to be older movies, as long as they are quality movies. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by PowerCat on Dec 17, 2007 - 34 answers

Recommend a book for Mom that lists old movies

For a Friend: Recommend a book that will list all the movies my mother would have seen back in the 50s, 60s, and 70s if she'd had the time. [more inside]
posted by username68 on Dec 16, 2007 - 6 answers

What movie is this line from: "Get out of my way!"

Can you help restore my sanity, where is this movie line from "Get out my way!" ? [more inside]
posted by Kristan on Dec 16, 2007 - 15 answers

DVD catalog social site

Know any good DVD catalog social sites? Librarything for DVD's? [more inside]
posted by theholotrope on Dec 10, 2007 - 5 answers

How do I find a copy of a movie from 1919?

After months of research, we've finally discovered the film that was shown the night my theatre opened in 1919. The question is, how would I go about finding out if there are existing prints of this movie available? [more inside]
posted by Newbornstranger on Dec 9, 2007 - 11 answers

War, what is it good for? About four hours viewing.

Do I watch Flags of our Fathers or Letters from Iwo Jima first? Also, Should I watch one after the other, or allow time to ponder?
posted by oxford blue on Dec 6, 2007 - 23 answers

Movie title?

What was this late '70's / early 80's movie called - it was about blonde siblings in what turned out to be an incestuous relationship [more inside]
posted by not_that_epiphanius on Dec 1, 2007 - 10 answers

Blockbuster censorship?

Can anyone prove that Blockbuster edits out content they deem obscene or immoral? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Nov 28, 2007 - 32 answers

Impossible Movie Question

British Comedy Filter (I think). [more inside]
posted by ewkpates on Nov 28, 2007 - 3 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

Screwed up Flash movie loading/unloading

Flash newbie: when I unload a movie by clicking a button inside it, and load a new movie in its place, the new movie always opens in a new window instead of the defined movieclip. Feel free to flaunt your superior knowledge and show me the obvious answer! [more inside]
posted by wexford_arts on Nov 25, 2007 - 4 answers

Movies about female writers

What movies are about real female writers? (Sylvia, etc.) Thanks.
posted by HSWilson on Nov 23, 2007 - 25 answers

Question about Requiem for a Dream & shooting up.

I was re-watching Requiem for a Dream last night, and there was a line in there that I realized that I never really understood. [more inside]
posted by Tbola on Nov 16, 2007 - 18 answers

What are the best Movie + Drink Combinations?

What are the best movie + booze combinations? [more inside]
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo on Nov 16, 2007 - 61 answers

Should I finish watching Southland Tales?

I walked out of Richard Kelly's Southland Tales last night. I didn't dislike it, but it was more than I could digest in one sitting. Can anyone think of any reason why I ought to go back to the theater and watch the second half?
posted by eedele on Nov 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Best Westerns? (i.e. movies)

Moving out to the country and have a hunger to watch some good old (or recent) Westerns. What are your favorites and why?
posted by zaebiz on Nov 15, 2007 - 34 answers

old movie title

I'm trying to find the title of a movie which frightened me as a child (40's/50's) In the movie, a young girl's mother has died & she has nightmares or fantasies about a killer who wears a feather. At the climax she sees the shadow of that feather coming for her & it turns out to be a lady's hat(the woman who is about to become her evil stepmother)maybe played by Bette Davis? & she is saved by her father. [more inside]
posted by comfortinsound on Nov 13, 2007 - 5 answers

Movies with tacked on or ill-fitting endings

In bracing myself for a long writers' striker, 'm trying to prepare for a bad ending movie themed party, so am reaching out out to the hive mind for some ideas. What movies can you name that would have been great (or even good) but for tacked on, stupid, too happy, too sad, or otherwise badly composed endings? [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Nov 8, 2007 - 93 answers

Amazon Unbox videos downloadable after deleting?

Can I re-download my purchased tv shows and movies on Amazon Unbox, even after I've watched and deleted them from my computer? [more inside]
posted by CliffDiving44 on Nov 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Long, slow and Japanese

Help me identify this Japanese art-house film that I saw iat a film festival in the 90s featuring a widow and a lot of long takes. [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Nov 5, 2007 - 10 answers

Flash movies on DVD

I want to save flash movies I find on the internet and collect them onto a DVD to watch on a DVD player. [more inside]
posted by paulinsanjuan on Nov 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Monsters with high self-esteem?

"Me not ugly, me is beautiful." Do you know what monster might have said this? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Nov 2, 2007 - 24 answers


Are there any good examples of books or movies where the protagonist dies unexpectedly? (assume spoilers) [more inside]
posted by Pants! on Oct 26, 2007 - 97 answers

You've never given up on anything in your life and you aren't going to start now!

What movie or TV show were they parodying in one specific scene on South Park last night? (Spoilers within) [more inside]
posted by Beautiful Downtown Burbank on Oct 25, 2007 - 11 answers

"An intellectual carrot! The mind boggles!" / [If you're going to grow that stuff, make sure there's enough for everybody]

Has a film ever told a completely different story in its subtitles compared to the audio track? [more inside]
posted by kurumi on Oct 24, 2007 - 25 answers

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