Looking for scenes (television or film) in which an actor plays a character with a different accent and then that character puts on the actor's native accent. [more inside]
Kung Fu/martial arts movies and TV shows for an 8 year old? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: "I'm looking for the equivalent of American Beauty the movie in a book. Any suggestions?" [more inside]
Time for another round of "name that obscure, weird movie I saw as a kid"! [more inside]
Can you help me create a list of example of "Immersion Cinema"? [more inside]
Is there a full list of the Criterion movies available on Hulu? Hulu recently borked the searching on their website making it impossible to search on directors or genres (or almost anything). You can browse to the Criterion section of but there doesn't seem to be a "show me all the movies" subsection. Is there a 3rd party site actually that lists them all?
I'm thinking about buying a tablet to watch streaming video from Netfix, HBOgo, and other such services. What devices should I check out? [more inside]
I am looking for book and movie titles for stories (fictional or not) which show amicable break ups. [more inside]
What are some movies that deal with the theme of self-discipline? [more inside]
What's that movie? filter: I'm looking for the title of a classic movie where a couple plans a wedding and it makes everyone unhappy. [more inside]
What are your favourite DVD extras? Which DVD movie/TV shows have the best extras/bonus material? [more inside]
Is there a person or company that one could safely hire (i.e., safeguards against theft) to rip DVDs they own into digital video files? [more inside]
What's the deal with the doctor in The Big Lebowski? [more inside]
Help me remember this artsy film about the American south. It came out within the last 5 years I think, I believe there was a number in the title and the theme was something like the modernization of the south. It had 'Koyaanisqatsi' - like composed shots and voice over by a man with a southern accent. I remember a shot of a canoe filled with books inside a flooded building.
I took several long videos (25 - 50 minutes each) with the camera on my new iPad, and now I would like to transfer them to my Macbook, so that I can convert them to .avi files and give them to a friend. Dropbox will not upload them ('upload pending' forever). Backing up the iPad results in many folders with random numbers, none of which look big enough to be the videos. What should I try next?
Sometime before the summer of 2000, Inquest Gamer magazine (the collectible card game/role-playing game offshoot of Wizard, originally just called Inquest) ran a pair of articles listing 100 movies you should watch and 100 books you should read in order to improve your DMing ability. I'd like to read those lists again. Does anyone know which issues had them? [more inside]
I need some suggestions for movies made fairly recently that are set in another country. [more inside]
What was produced at the factory at the beginning of Michelangelo Antonioni's Red Desert? [more inside]
What famous movie scenes and/or lines were not in the script but happened spontaneously or by accident? [more inside]
What is the best recent thing that isn't gratuitously violent or a documentary, that you've watched on Netflix or Comcast OnDemand this month? [more inside]
What is the story behind the pop-cultural trope of the "Japanese Houseboy?" [more inside]
I'm throwing a speakeasy themed Prohibition party. What are some fun movies from the 1920s—that are readily available through Netflix—that I can project onto the walls to create ambiance? [more inside]
Searching for stories about infidelity. Specifically, stories about emotionally-involved affairs (not one night stands) where one party in the affair is married or in a long-term relationship and the other is single. Can you help? [more inside]
Suggestions for identifying people in home movies for future generations? [more inside]
Does this exist: A music video or scene from a movie/ show in which a room decorated with many taxidermy animals (trophy heads and the like) comes to life and start moving and singing? [more inside]
Need a movie, comic, or not-sappy quote to write in a card for a geeky coworker who is moving on to a better job. [more inside]
Classic Movie Question: Movie where the wife and husband kill each other. [more inside]
Can you think of some movies where the bad guy is sort of right, or at least has a good point? [more inside]
Can you think of Sci–Fi films where people are bombarded with Advertising? [more inside]
What film is this? [more inside]
Movie within a movie sequel? Both Beethoven II and Seed of Chucky, are sequels where there is a movie being filmed, and the movie being filmed is the original movie of the series. Are there more like this? [more inside]
I've seen very few movies. Educate me about the classics of world cinema. [more inside]
I recently watched "Picnic at Hanging Rock," which was made in 1975. I loved that although the movie was set in 1900, the makeup and hair was so 1970s - long straight middle-parted hair, cats-eye black eyeliner, frosty eyeshadow, an updo that could only have ever been constructed under one of those bubble hairdryers. What are some other "period" movies where the hair and makeup betray the era it was made in? [more inside]
Looking for sites in U.S. like UK's RED for some progressive looks for my quantity of media. I prefer the sleek designs, metal over wood but am open to your taste. Any ideas?
Is there a last.fm-esque website for movies? I want something that allows me to keep track of what I've watched (really, any media tracking website) [more inside]
What are the realistic odds of a movie studio buying rights to fiction? What steps could one take to even attempt this? [more inside]
Looking for a movie about alternate realities. [more inside]
Hilarious movies available right now on Netflix instant. Okay, go. [more inside]
Help me fill the gaps in my travel-through-the-history-of-high-school movie list, from Grease to Mean Girls! Got one for the '60's? [more inside]
Please recommend some movies and TV shows I would enjoy watching that are available for free streaming with an amazon prime membership. [more inside]
Great Blu Ray or DVD titles (or special editions) only available in the US or titles that are considerably cheaper in the USA? Looking to add to my collection while traveling. [more inside]
Frankenstein myths for the LSD age? I'm looking for movies that have similar themes to: Altered States, 'X' the Man with X-Ray Eyes, and Eyes of Hell (aka The Mask) [more inside]
A researcher at my workplace has asked for help finding examples of his topic, early examples of "GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or GPS (Global Positioning Systems) technologies in film and TV", "examples of early precursors to map related technologies". I found someone else's Ask from earlier this year that hits on some likely ones, but he's on the lookout for older and more diverse instances if you can think of any. More details and examples below the fold! [more inside]
I am looking for a Goodreads-like site for movie tracking. [more inside]
To what extent do American Highschools resemble the stereotypical American Highschool seen in just about every movie and TV show ever, withever present competition for social status, rigidly defined cliques, omnipresent bullying, etc... etc?
Are there any other websites that offer free legal movies other than Hulu? [more inside]
Is there any way to play media files on a tv if the files are stored on an external USB 2 drive, which is hooked up to an Airport Extreme Base Station? There's a Roku SD and iPhones involved in this party, if that helps.
In 1984's "Purple Rain," Prince famously tells Apollonia to purify herself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka. They're standing by a lake, so she jumps in, and only then does he tell her "That ain't Lake Minnetonka." I believe it's not--I'm a native Twin Citian and Lake Minnetonka is huge and ritzy. But my question is: What lake IS it? Another Twin Cities lake? Something in L.A.? A soundstage pool? (Unlikely!) Does anyone have the definitive answer. You can watch the scene here, NSFW because she's topless.
What are some scenes or plot points in movies relating to attorney client privilege? [more inside]
The Sound of Music: Alternate Beginning? Totally a long shot, but I swear I remember a different beginning to The Sound of Music movie. I remember the children in the big house, a storm, and a newborn baby crying. And I clearly remember that this beginning explained/alluded to the mother's death - that she died in childbirth. [more inside]