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The real Shortbus

The Shortbus club in the movie by the same name... is there actually something like that in NYC? [more inside]
posted by Baldons on Mar 14, 2007 - 8 answers

What movies/tv shows/commercials/etc. have scenes or shots of Times Square?

What movies/tv shows/commercials/etc. have scenes or shots of Times Square? [more inside]
posted by rooftop secrets on Mar 13, 2007 - 25 answers

Studio logo openings?

Popped in a DVD, the Paramount thing with the circle of stars around the mountain starts in with that sweet drumroll and that martial music that means the movie is starting. Wife turns to me and says, "That music?" [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Mar 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me find a short that was shown on IFC a few years ago

Help me find a short that was shown on IFC a few years ago. The short consisted of a framing narrative with a film expert describing efforts to reconstruct a mysterious silent movie from film fragments that had been discovered with no indication of their proper order. [more inside]
posted by bovious on Mar 8, 2007 - 8 answers

I need suggestions for Math Movies

(Stereotype-flouting) Math Movie Suggestions Needed for a pi-day celebration. I'm looking for movies that don't portray mathematicians as schizophrenic or otherwise deranged. [more inside]
posted by ZeroDivides on Mar 7, 2007 - 30 answers

Trenches of WW1 in film?

What films (preferably in Netflix's catalog) do a good job of depicting the misery and scale of the trenches of World War One? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Mar 5, 2007 - 31 answers

Bad things happen, yes. But people should still be happy, right?

I'd like to find books or movies about feeling happiness while living in a world with plenty of injustice, sorrow, evil, and corruption. [more inside]
posted by beatrice on Mar 3, 2007 - 27 answers

Help Me Remember the Horror!

Help me remember the titles!!!!!!! When I was a kid (early- 1970's) there was a Saturday afternoon program in Philadelphia called "Creature Double-Feature." They played wonderful horror movies including two movies I'd like to find. [more inside]
posted by iam2bz2p on Feb 28, 2007 - 10 answers

Pretty sure it wasn't Pilgrim's Progress ...

Help me find yet another vaguely remembered horror movie from the 70s. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 26, 2007 - 13 answers

Are there Baby Ruths on Dagobah?

Are there Baby Ruths on Dagobah? Does anybody know what the prop guys used for Luke Skywalker's rations during his first dinner with Yoda? I remember it being this brown cylindrical chewy/crunchy thing. And if there is a star wars term for the Rebellion rations, that would be nice to know as well.
posted by activitystory on Feb 23, 2007 - 9 answers

The Reluctant Hero

I'm looking for movies in which the hero is given a second chance, which he or she doesn't want. [more inside]
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Feb 22, 2007 - 55 answers

This is not a movie review.

I've seen many movie review sites that host, or link to, images from the movies. Assuming the site didn't get permission, is this legal? What if you're selling ads on the review site, or charging users a premium to view it? Or is there some way of definitively identifying a photo as a publicity still, meant to be used by anyone who isn't diluting the brand? Obviously, this extends beyond movies, to books and other products.
posted by bingo on Feb 19, 2007 - 9 answers

It Slices, It Dices

MovieSceneFilter: Help me remember where I can find this grand ol' guillotine scene. I'm doing it for the kids! [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Feb 19, 2007 - 10 answers

Torture in the media?

Help me find examples of torture in movies and on TV. [more inside]
posted by EarBucket on Feb 17, 2007 - 72 answers

A 1940's movie about three struggling career women?

OldMovieFilter: I'm trying to find a movie I saw a while back. It was from either the 1940's or 1950's. It was about three women trying to make it in a new city... [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Feb 9, 2007 - 4 answers

The Most Exciting Library

ChildhoodMemoryFilter... I keep remembering a Laserdisc movie from way back that included a library, the dewey decimal system, and a force field... [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Feb 5, 2007 - 12 answers

Help identify this movie

Please help me figure out the name of this movie... A few weeks ago I rented a DVD and it there was a trailer for a movie. I can't remember the name but I know kind of what it was about. It was about a guy who played music (from what I remember it was mostly piano). And he was kind of crazy from what the trailer revealed. He recorded himself on cassette and there was always some kind of little alien on the cover. I thought it was by Sony Pictures, but I couldn't find it on their website or imdb. Any help would be appreciated. If you've seen this movie, how was it?
posted by bsexton on Jan 26, 2007 - 16 answers

PG Alternatives for R-rated Business Ethics movies

I have several films assigned for a Business Ethics class that I teach including Thank You for Smoking, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and Wall Street. They make for good discussion and a change of pace from lots of tough reading. This semester for the first time I have a student who does not watch rated-R movies. I want to accomodate the student. So I'm looking for movies with themes equivalent or similar to these three movies that are rated below R, and preferably PG or G. Any ideas?
posted by ontic on Jan 22, 2007 - 48 answers

What's the name of that song in the film Scream?

What's the name of the song that's playing in the movie scream when Matthew Lillard's character is chasing people? [more inside]
posted by turbanhead on Jan 17, 2007 - 2 answers

Can't think of this movie?

What movie has a scene where there is a debate on the difference between flan and Creme Brulee? I believe the scene might be in a diner.
posted by rje7 on Jan 17, 2007 - 6 answers

See my movie--check out my eclectic musical taste.

Self conciously hip soundtracks-- how far back does this go? [more inside]
posted by zeraus on Jan 11, 2007 - 27 answers

Formatted movie data availability?

I'm working on a site that requires a movie database. Help me find formatted data! [more inside]
posted by null terminated on Jan 10, 2007 - 11 answers

Why is the CGI in Jurassic Park so good?

Why is the CGI in Jurassic Park so good? Despite being nearly fifteen years old, it's no worse than that in The Lord of the Rings and King Kong, and certainly better than the recent Star Wars movies. [more inside]
posted by caek on Jan 4, 2007 - 29 answers

What short film did my teacher show us repeatedly in 1983?

What short film did my teacher show us repeatedly in 1983? [more inside]
posted by DefendBrooklyn on Jan 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Topical movies?

I am looking for movies about summer camp, movies about people lost at sea, movies about private school, and movies about World War I. Thanks for any suggestions.
posted by hampton on Jan 2, 2007 - 40 answers

help me be DeMille for 60 seconds - for free

Wanted: Decent, small, lightweight, free, safe software for doing very basic editing of Quicktime movies (on a PC, not a Mac).
posted by anastasiav on Jan 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Forgotten heist filter

I saw a British film on TV in the early 80's a group of criminals conspire to be in prison during the big football game in order to break out, print some huge quantity of pound notes in the royal treasury itself, and break back into prison. What was the name? [more inside]
posted by Megafly on Dec 29, 2006 - 4 answers

Ah feel like ahcid

The best films to see while tripping? LSD, HDTV, surround sound, on DVD? Looking for visual effects, chromakey, 3000 miles from home, set controls for the center of the sun, etc. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Dec 29, 2006 - 97 answers

Looking for songs and movies that can teach abusers about relationships

Looking for popular songs and movies that can be used to educate people in the system for abuse related crimes. These examples will be used to facilitate discussions about relationship boundaries, male entitlement, and inappropriate behavior. [more inside]
posted by Alison on Dec 29, 2006 - 45 answers

Don't let me be misunderstood

Please help me find movie scenes that feature miscommunication/ misunderstanding. [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on Dec 28, 2006 - 36 answers

Why don't fighter planes have backwards pointing guns?

Why don't fighter jets (in real life or in those classic movies) have backwards pointing guns and missiles to shoot down their chasing adversaries in dog-fights? [more inside]
posted by names are hard on Dec 23, 2006 - 33 answers

Breakups in fiction

What are some great novels and movies about breakups and divorce? [more inside]
posted by tabulem on Dec 23, 2006 - 61 answers

Yippie Kai Yay Mr. Falcon!

"Yippie Kai Yay Mr. Falcon!" In a censored version of Die Hard II, a dubbed over Bruce Willis exclaims these words as a final FU to the bad guys. Anyone know where I can download this tidbit?
posted by jeff_w_welch on Dec 22, 2006 - 6 answers

Is this arrangement common in screenwriting?

Can a barebones film concept be shopped to screenwriters? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Dec 19, 2006 - 14 answers

Help my wife do something cool for some cool kids.

Help me get thirty inner-city kids into a movie for free. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Dec 17, 2006 - 26 answers

Why is Drudge Pushing "Dreamgirls"?

Why has the Drudge Report been obsessively pushing the movie "Dreamgirls"? [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Dec 15, 2006 - 18 answers

"Scott" vs "Ephron"

FilmSchoolFilter: In terms of cinematography, what factors cause different movies to, well...look different? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Dec 14, 2006 - 19 answers

Bulgarian movies for rent?

Bulgarian movies, or movies with Bulgarian subtitles, available to rent either (a) in Toronto area, or (b) to buy or rent over the internet? [more inside]
posted by limon on Dec 6, 2006 - 3 answers

Making a movie master list

I want to make a list of every movie and book I've ever seen/read. There are a few categorizing apps like this, but nothing I've found is very efficient. Here's my idea and tell me if it's already been done: I can search by genre, actor, director, author, etc and be given a list (preferably with the movie/book cover as a clickable icon), which I can then simply click on to go to my master list. The list then has my choices darkened (and the unclicked ones still light), so I can easily see, say, which Scorsese movie I haven't gotten to yet. Does anything like this exist? If not, it'd be a good project for me to work on (tho probably waaay over my head).
posted by zardoz on Dec 4, 2006 - 8 answers

Films in which character confront death

Can anyone suggest films in which a main character has a close confrontation with death and as a result undergoes a dramatic change in personality?
posted by quintno on Dec 2, 2006 - 46 answers

Movies set during the Gulf War?

I'm looking for movies about the first Gulf War. [more inside]
posted by SoftRain on Dec 2, 2006 - 13 answers

Who was the bowler that rolled The Dude in The Big Lebowski?

Who was the bowler that rolled The Dude in the first dream sequence in The Big Lebowski? [more inside]
posted by cusack on Dec 1, 2006 - 6 answers

forgotten WWII movie

Recognize this movie? Somebody asked the Onion's AV Club about it and they (I think) got it wrong -- and it's a movie that's been bugging me for some time also. Can AskMe get it right? Details inside include a crashed WWII bomber in the desert and spooky ghost crew members. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Dec 1, 2006 - 12 answers

Getting a positive winning attitude through music and movies

Keep your eyes on the prize. Never give up. Fight until the end. This is the kind of positive message I'm looking for in music and in movies, and I'm asking for recommendations from the hivemind [more inside]
posted by dropkick on Nov 29, 2006 - 50 answers

Movies At Christmas, but Not About Christmas?

What movies take place around Christmas time but don't actually have anything to do with Christmas? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Nov 28, 2006 - 37 answers

How to Download a movie trailer?

How to download a movie trailer? [more inside]
posted by bradth27 on Nov 28, 2006 - 8 answers

How do I know IMAX won't make me sick?

How do I know if IMAX will make me sick? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Nov 28, 2006 - 19 answers

List some music videos that rip off movies

List some music videos that rip off movies. [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on Nov 26, 2006 - 49 answers

Movies with Rube Goldberg Machines in them.

What feature length films have Rube Goldberg machines in them? Can you think of movies that have scenes with machines/devices that are either rube goldberg machines or rube goldberg-esque?
posted by allthewhile on Nov 21, 2006 - 37 answers

Fa ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra.

What are your favorite Christmas movies? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Nov 21, 2006 - 56 answers

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