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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

Collapsing bridges in the movies

MovieFilter: Movies or TV shows that have someone running across a bridge that's collapsing as they're crossing it. Perhaps at the end they make a final leap to safety. Rope, stone, wood , the material doesn't matter. Here's what I have so far... [more inside]
posted by asavage on May 24, 2006 - 41 answers

Top Picks for non-Region 1 DVDs?

We were recently given a region free DVD player. What great DVDs should we get to play in it that we could not otherwise see in the US? A couple of other notes are the [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on May 24, 2006 - 24 answers

Common Song in the Movies 'Stay' and 'Go'?

MovieSongFilter: Need some help getting the name and performer of a song I've heard now in two separate movies. [more inside]
posted by plaidrabbit on May 16, 2006 - 9 answers

airline movies

Why are movies on airplanes so bad? I just sat through 12 hours of oxygen-deprived mediocrity (Cheaper by the Dozen 2, Rumor Has It, King Kong, The Transporter 2). I mean, it is just simple economics -- do the airline companies get a better deal on movies that suck? But then why does it cost no more to watch or rent a good movie than a bad one? If they're aiming for wide mainstream taste, couldn't they at least have things everyone wanted to see -- movies that have won awards, or genuinely done well at the box office?
posted by jgballard on May 16, 2006 - 35 answers

How to turn a movie into a vacation itinerary?

How can I find out what Barcelona locations were filmed in the 1999 Pedro Almodovar movie All About My Mother? [more inside]
posted by milkdropcoronet on May 15, 2006 - 5 answers

Movies on the PS2

What exactly do I need to do to play AVIs and the like on my Playstation 2? I have a CD-RW drive and don't want to spend any money.
posted by squidlarkin on May 13, 2006 - 9 answers

Breaking the Groove

What are some good breakup movies? Think, "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," not the sort of movie where the two get back together at the end.
posted by digitalis on May 12, 2006 - 53 answers

Help me never have to see Angelina Jolie's face again!

Recommend some quality, crowd-pleasing films [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on May 7, 2006 - 21 answers

Name that tune in "White Heat"

What's the name of the big band tune playing in "White Heat" during the scene about halfway through when Big Ed and Verna are discussing their options in the hideout?
posted by keswick on May 5, 2006 - 6 answers

Silly Science Movies

What (bad) movies about science and nature have you seen? [more inside]
posted by kechi on Apr 26, 2006 - 31 answers

For those nine hours a month when Law & Order isn't on...

I have a multi-pronged question about the soup-to-nuts process of movies getting onto cable television and actors getting their residual checks. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Apr 20, 2006 - 3 answers

When an actor dies, does their character live on?

How have different tv shows or movie franchises dealt with the death of actors between episodes/seasons/films? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Apr 17, 2006 - 53 answers

Movie certificates in the 50's/60's

Nowerdays we have ratings on films (PG, PG-13, 15, 18, etc). In the 50's or 60's what was the certificate for the films? [more inside]
posted by spinko on Apr 15, 2006 - 2 answers

Black and white films made since 1970

Please help me find black and white (or predominantly black and white) films MADE SINCE 1970 for an ongoing art project. [more inside]
posted by chocolatepeanutbuttercup on Apr 13, 2006 - 39 answers

I love Post Apocalyptic Genre books and movies. Can you recommend some?

I love Post Apocalyptic Genre books and movies. Can you recommend some? [more inside]
posted by crewshell on Apr 13, 2006 - 55 answers

Hot for teacher?

MetaFilter cinemaphiles...please help me find movies that in which the dominant theme (or important supporting theme) is the relationship between teacher and students. [more inside]
posted by luneray on Apr 10, 2006 - 53 answers

On-screen sexual intercourse - a comparitive study

Any film that is pornographic in nature depicts sex as an interaction of two bodies that resembles two jackhammers fighting. Anything rated 18 or lower pictures sex as something that happens with virtually no movement and very little exertion. Why have these two forms not only seperated but moved quite so far apart? [it'll probably get NSFW in here] [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Apr 10, 2006 - 23 answers

Concert films help please!

Movies wanted to show before gigs. [more inside]
posted by djstig on Apr 10, 2006 - 31 answers

changing movies

Are there any movies that have changed from, say, comedy to drama midway through? In other words, completely going from one style to another completely different one?
posted by sharksandwich on Apr 7, 2006 - 62 answers

Italian Klansmen???

I caught The Godfather: Part III on cable last night, and I was wondering about something. There's a street parade in (I guess) New York's Little Italy in which, along with the priests and altar boys, there's these four guys in hooded robes carrying a nearly life-size figure of the Madonna and Child. The robes and hoods these four porters are wearing look exactly like Ku Klux Klan outfits, only without the sigil that's typically seen on them -- just plain white. What's the significance of these four people wearing hoods -- why would they be covered up in this fashion? Is it just coincidence that their pointy-topped hoods make them look like KKK regalia, or did the Klan copy a Roman Catholic fashion statement?
posted by pax digita on Apr 5, 2006 - 12 answers

Another fine scrape.

I have been scouring the web for a way to get easily-available local-area movie schedules via RSS. Yahoo, Google, and IMDB all present perfectly decent HTML of this information, and there is one My Yahoo to RSS service; sadly, it's ad hoc and frequently fails to set the localization cookie. What am I missing? This should be a revenue oppotunity for the studios and theaters - where is the sweet creamy RSS I crave?
posted by mwhybark on Apr 1, 2006 - 6 answers

Let's talk about swordfighting in movies.

What are the most realistic swordfighting movies? Also, let's analyze the swordfighting in popular movies. [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Apr 1, 2006 - 78 answers

Deep meaningful movie recommendations?

Recently I've run out of beautiful, interesting movies I enjoy watching. Over the last few months I ended up watching some predictable romantic comedies I really hate. So what deep meaningful movies would you recommend? Which movies have made you feel, think or cry? Maybe, some of these Top 100 Overlooked Films of the 1990s?
posted by volandmast on Mar 31, 2006 - 51 answers

Movies where actors sing?

What are some good movies with musical numbers sung by the actors? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Mar 30, 2006 - 53 answers

Movies with kid versions of actors?

Movies which show main characters as children, usually through a flashback? [more inside]
posted by lhall on Mar 29, 2006 - 56 answers

Held me understand the twist of Inside Man

I saw Inside Man with some friends last night, but I don't get it. Please help me understand it :). Spoilers inside. [more inside]
posted by Handcoding on Mar 26, 2006 - 33 answers

Movies that show the grim consequences of quantum research?

Please help me name books/stories/movies where scientific experiment opens some kind of link to another dimension or timeline, with horrific results. [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Mar 22, 2006 - 59 answers

Where can I find the extended-edition Lord of the Rings with Portuguese subtitles?

Needs to be region 0 or region 4... [more inside]
posted by sablazo on Mar 22, 2006 - 8 answers

Films set in Paris?

Good movies set in Paris? [more inside]
posted by louigi on Mar 20, 2006 - 43 answers

Fill my every waking moment with the awesome fruit of your knowledge-loins

Need more input! I need suggestions for games/reading/comics/music etc. [more inside]
posted by longbaugh on Mar 18, 2006 - 21 answers

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