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"even bad sex is still pretty good"

I'm trying to remember the name of a movie from the 70s or 80s which featured a woman who met up on a ski slope with an amputee gentleman (please pardon if that is not the correct term); he skied with one ski, and had a line, "Even bad sex is still pretty good" which he delivered with a French accent
posted by mikebailey on Sep 23, 2006 - 4 answers

Looking for corporate life movies

My goal is to find scenes from movies (or tv shows) that show funny/ironic employees/managers/customers interactions. Similar to Office Space or The Office. Any ideas? Thank you!
posted by krisobi on Sep 21, 2006 - 35 answers

Movies Scenes that Feature Airports

Can anyone recommend movies in which reunions and/or interesting experiences occur in airports? [more inside]
posted by defcom1 on Sep 20, 2006 - 37 answers

Good films set in London

Moviefilter: Recommend some good films set in London? [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Sep 15, 2006 - 38 answers

Can someone help me identify an odd movie with black goo coming down the chimney?

When I was about ten when I saw this movie about a family trapped in a house. Their windows and doors were bricked in and they could not get out. Whenever they turned the television on a strange logo appeared. I think I remember the mother accusing the father of having done something to cause this situation. The thing that sticks in my mind was a scene towards the end of the movie where tons of black goo comes down the chimney and out of the fireplace. [more inside]
posted by Sonny Jim on Sep 14, 2006 - 14 answers

A surrealistic antartic mock-documentary?

Help remember the name of this this film, please. A surrealistic mock-documentary about an ill-fated antarctic expedition. [more inside]
posted by scottr on Sep 1, 2006 - 4 answers

Name That Moviefilter (again)

A friend is trying to remember the name of a movie she saw on Bravo in the mid-to-late 90s. She remembers it as being either in French or Italian, with the plot as follows: "it's about this couple that gets married and they're not meant to be together or something like that,so they're never in the same room together. if the husband walked into the living room the wife was in the kitchen, if the wife was on the stairs the husband was in the basement... it was really weird. they kept disappearing." If anyone can remember it, the hivemind can!
posted by softlord on Aug 28, 2006 - 2 answers

Whatever happened to the Kevin Smith Clerks 2 commentary download?

A few months ago, there was news that Kevin Smith would release a director's commentary early, so fans of Clerks 2 could rewatch the movie in a theater with an iPod. Clerks 2 has come and gone from my local theater but I'm still wondering if this audio ever came out, because I'd love to hear it and watch the movie again (have to catch it at the $1 theater now). Anyone ever heard what became of this? I don't see any mentions of it online
posted by mathowie on Aug 27, 2006 - 8 answers

Pass the Kleenex...

My shrink says I need to cry. I'm not very skilled at this - it's been over 4 yrs - so I thought a good way to start would be watching a few tearjerkers: any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Aug 27, 2006 - 105 answers

I'd prefer to communicate via email...

Trying to remember a movie with a certain scene (more inside) [more inside]
posted by gregvr on Aug 25, 2006 - 7 answers

theaters showing chinese films

I'm looking for theatres that show Chinese language films in the Los Angeles area. It would be great if the movies had english subtitles but it they don't I'm still interested.
posted by rdr on Aug 25, 2006 - 7 answers

moviefilter: what's this movie?

Moviefilter: 80's movie, guy gets to design a lamborghini ... [more inside]
posted by Mark5four0 on Aug 23, 2006 - 5 answers

A Scanner Immensely

Where should I see A Scanner Darkly in London? [more inside]
posted by lukemeister on Aug 23, 2006 - 10 answers

Evil Psychiatrists & Texas in the Movies?

I'm looking for movies featuring evil/bad psychiatrists. I'm also looking for movies that feature good (West) Texas accents. An example of the first would be Michael Caine in "Quills,"an example of the second would be Sissy Spacek in "Badlands." Bonus points for contemporary time frame and female actors, but not necessary. Comedies are fine too.
posted by rainbaby on Aug 22, 2006 - 34 answers

Movies about artists?

Can you help me compile a list of artist movies? [more inside]
posted by lalalana on Aug 20, 2006 - 37 answers

Mysterious island movie?

I have one of those help me figure out this vaguely remembered movie questions. I would be so happy if someone got this but since I was around ten years old or so when I saw it, I have my doubts. Here goes - I remember that there were three guys as the main characters. They were something like secret agents. (For some reason I have one of them looking like Richard Dawson from the opening credits of Hogan's Heroes. They all wore that kind of outfit). They were on a mission to some island that was run by a mysterious man and woman. There was a castle or haunted house on the island.They had to uncover some mystery on this island. The one part I remember clearly was a scene where they kept hearing a baby cry during the night and then there was a scene where they discovered some secret room on the basement of the castle/haunted house. I'm guessing the movie was made in the late sixteies early seventies. Any ideas? All help greatly appreciated. ( I have had other half remembered movies that I have been able to find using Google or IMBD, but this one has eluded me)
posted by vronsky on Aug 19, 2006 - 3 answers

Lollywood Films - Where can I get them?

Where can I buy old Lollywood (not Bollywood) films? [more inside]
posted by turbanhead on Aug 17, 2006 - 2 answers

How can I find what test audiences "ruin"?

I'm fascinated by changes instigated by movie/tv test audiences. Any good way to find more (or confirm internet rumors)? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Aug 14, 2006 - 16 answers

Good DVDs for a preschooler?

What are some good movies for an almost-four-year-old kid? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Aug 13, 2006 - 44 answers

Recurring in-jokes/motifs in film and tv?

Examples of recurring in-jokes or motifs in film and television? Examples I can think of are the appearances of "1138" in George Lucas's movies (referring, of course, to THX-1138), and the numbers 1013 and 1121 (and, subsequently, the times 10:13 and 11:21) in The X-Files, being the birthdates of Chris Carter and his wife.
posted by Robot Johnny on Aug 4, 2006 - 51 answers

Yet another 'help me remember this movie' question

OldEducationalMovieFilter: When I was in late elementary school or in junior high (late 60s...yes, 60s) I was shown a film several times. It had to do with creativity, I believe. [more inside]
posted by lhauser on Aug 3, 2006 - 5 answers

What Oedipus Rex movie was that?

Years ago, I had an English teacher show our class a film version of Oedipus Rex. The prof explained that the director had taken pains to make the movie has period-accurate as possible, as far as the production design: costumes, sets, setting, etc. I think it was made in the early 70s or late 60s. What was this movie called, and/or who made it?
posted by everichon on Aug 2, 2006 - 8 answers

Four Shades of Brown: Swedish movie on DVD?

After seeing it at the Chicago International Film Festival a couple years ago, I've been -- to no avail -- waiting for / trying to track down a copy (dvd or otherwise) of the film Four Shades of Brown or in its language "Fyra nyanser av brunt". I guess I'm looking for anyone with some knowledge of Swedish/Sweden or "indie" film to help me finally find it. [more inside]
posted by pokermonk on Aug 1, 2006 - 4 answers

Please recommend great non-fiction books & documentary films

What non-fiction books or documentary films explore a subculture or lifestyle as effectively as Henry Chalfant & Tony Silver's Style Wars and Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels? [more inside]
posted by njm on Jul 26, 2006 - 42 answers

Who like The Royal Tenenbaums?

What else is like The Royal Tenebaums? [more inside]
posted by defreckled on Jul 26, 2006 - 43 answers

Why are you "in" the movies, but "on" TV?

Why are you "in" the movies, but "on" TV?
posted by mikemonteiro on Jul 25, 2006 - 29 answers


[filmfilter] What are some of your favorite chase sequences and/or man with a bomb sequences? [more inside]
posted by andrewyakovlev on Jul 25, 2006 - 52 answers

Where can I discuss movies online?

Where can I discuss movies online? [more inside]
posted by defenestration on Jul 25, 2006 - 12 answers

What can we do to preserve the repertory movie-going experience in Montreal after the closing of Cinema Du Parc?

What can we do to preserve the repertory movie-going experience in Montreal after the closing of Cinema Du Parc? [more inside]
posted by jchgf on Jul 20, 2006 - 4 answers

What's with all the bearded women in "Shaolin Soccer"?

What's with all the bearded women in Stephen Chow's movie "Shaolin Soccer"? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Jul 17, 2006 - 4 answers

HBO Productions?

Who makes--actually produces--cable TV series like The Sopranos, Battlestar Gallactica, and The Shield? Independently contracted production companies, or in-house, cable-owned outfits? [more inside]
posted by MarshallPoe on Jul 11, 2006 - 7 answers

What's the phone-like sound at the end of my video tapes?

So I've been watching a bunch of older movies on VHS like Wait Until Dark (1963) and Sword in the Stone (1967). At the end when everything's black, right before it turns to the black and white noise, there's a sound of a phone dialing very quickly, or something similar. Anybody else ever noticed it? Out of curiosity, any ideas on what that is, how it happens, why it's there, or anything at all about it?
posted by freddymungo on Jul 10, 2006 - 17 answers

Hey, where did everyone go?

What movie features a main character singing "Everyone's Gone to the Moon"?? [more inside]
posted by marxfriedrice on Jul 9, 2006 - 8 answers

What does 'Only In Theatres' mean?

Why do all movie advertisements and trailers state that the movie will be shown "Only In Theaters"? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jul 9, 2006 - 16 answers

Heroic suicide bombers.

Heroic suicide bombers. I'd like some good examples from western film and literature of suicide bombers being depicted as heroic. [more inside]
posted by biffa on Jul 6, 2006 - 58 answers

Name That Classic Russian (Soviet?) Film

Do you know this classic Russian (Soviet?) film? [more inside]
posted by NoMich on Jul 3, 2006 - 11 answers

Need Ending Spoiled, Please

How does "Superman Returns" end? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Jul 3, 2006 - 8 answers

Best of the best movies lists?

So I'm a fan of movies. A little over a year ago I watched the top 100 of IMDB's top 250. I enjoyed almost all of them. I've since looked through many other lists, but I can't decide if any of them are worth working through (although I have seriously considered the writer's guild's top 100 screenplays). Are there any other lists out there that any of you have enjoyed? Are there any I should particularly avoid?
posted by ztdavis on Jul 2, 2006 - 34 answers

Movie suggestions

I recently watched the Three Colours Trilogy and Lost in Translation and am looking for suggestions of other intellectually stimulating movies to watch. My interests range over all genres.
posted by jplank on Jul 1, 2006 - 49 answers

Movies of China

Can anyone recommend any good Chinese language films? [more inside]
posted by graventy on Jul 1, 2006 - 23 answers

Help my mom identify this film before insanity drives her to starts spam the front page with youTube links

Help my mom identify a 1960s film based on a Guy de Maupassant short story. [more inside]
posted by CRM114 on Jun 25, 2006 - 2 answers

What non-BTTF 1980s time travel movie am I thinking of?

Looking for a time travel film: I rented it in the early 90s but it seemed to be an 80s flick. Took place somewhere warm, probably CA to save on budget. I recall a strong element of family in it, but it's obviously not BTTF. I think it had two brothers (cousins? best friends?) heading back to the 1950s. I remember them in a nice old car with chrome and fins, but for all I know I may be making that up. It was as much drama as it was anything else. Sorry I don't have more to go on.
posted by ktoad on Jun 25, 2006 - 13 answers

Does anyone know what this book and these films are?

Does anyone know what this book and these films are? [more inside]
posted by angryjellybean on Jun 19, 2006 - 9 answers

which movies are similar to "twelve angry men" ?

Movies similar to "twelve angry men" ?
posted by vincentm on Jun 17, 2006 - 20 answers

Bad 1980's sports movie, anyone?

Yes, it is a 'what was that movie that I can only remember one scene of?' thread...Featuring the 1980's (I think). [more inside]
posted by nadawi on Jun 12, 2006 - 9 answers

The Protagonist: An Overview

The Protagonist: What can you tell me? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jun 8, 2006 - 17 answers

Living In Someone Else's Shoes

TV shows, movies, books, or other media that involve people living as "someone else" temporarily - whether swapping roles, taking a new role, or pretending to be someone else - to see life in someone else's shoes. [more inside]
posted by divabat on May 31, 2006 - 48 answers

help me find a good video store in/around hermosa beach, ca.

I'm looking for a hip, alternative-minded video store in the south bay of southern california. [more inside]
posted by punch_the_mayor on May 28, 2006 - 2 answers

Movie characters who chase lost loves?

Trying to think of movies in which the main story concerns a character trying to win back a lost love. For example: Gene Hackman attempts to re-woo his estranged wife in "The Royal Tenenbaums". Julia Roberts goes for her ex in "My Best Friend's Wedding". Any more?
posted by soiled cowboy on May 26, 2006 - 32 answers

Amp & speaker recommendations for outdoor movie series

Outdoor cinema-fi - I'm running an outdoor community movie series in an urban park. Should attract up to 200 people. I need recommendations for an audio set up. Last year I used my NAD amp/receiver with some home-made speakers; this set up occasionally shorted the amp (it switched off). This year I have a budget of about $1k for amp, speakers and wiring. Any suggestions? What are the major considerations? Thx
posted by libelula on May 25, 2006 - 11 answers

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