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What are all the foods and drinks referenced in Firefly?

Some friends are putting together a Firefly-themed dinner. What foods and drinks are directly referenced or depicted in the Firefly canon? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Apr 28, 2014 - 32 answers

I want to roll my own media center

Looking for suggestions on the best way to replace a tv with a networked device. [more inside]
posted by tractorfeed on Jan 23, 2014 - 15 answers

Videos for the office TV?

My office has had a giant TV sitting unused for ages. Today, we got a Chromecast to plug into it to get some use out of it. What would be some things we could play that would be nice background video? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Dec 12, 2013 - 16 answers

Help me find the name of this cheesy movie

My friends and I watched this super-cheesy 70's movie on late night TV, broadcast not cable, but of course we turned it on after the opening credits and 16-year-old me didn't think to check the TV listings later. This was around 1995-96. Plot details below. [more inside]
posted by amapolaroja on Oct 11, 2013 - 5 answers

Movies/Television: Stories with a recurring person/object in background?

I am looking for movies (or related) that contain an unusual twist: At the end, it is revealed that unbeknownst to everyone there was a person or object repeatedly appearing in the background. [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake on Oct 3, 2013 - 31 answers

Mid 20th Century American Culture Recommendations

I am interested in the time period right before WWII (late 30's) up to the Counterculture (Mid 60's). I would like some cultural recommendations from that period. I am interested in books (fiction and nonfiction), movies, tv shows, and music that was either created in that time period or takes place in that time period. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
posted by R.F.Simpson on Aug 27, 2013 - 29 answers

Trekkies, what's next for me?

I've seen the new Star Trek film and the 2009 one. What's the next thing to watch if I like what I'm seeing?
posted by wolfr on Jul 5, 2013 - 30 answers

Movies/television shows: Ordering food or drinks in an outrageous manner

I am looking for suggestions where characters order food or drinks in an outrageous manner. The scene can take place at a restaurant or bar (not a private party). Their behavior can be funny, rude, or just strange. It is not about what they order, but how they do it. [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake on Jun 27, 2013 - 75 answers

Spanish-language movies and television shows that will hook me?

I need to learn Spanish for my international-relations job. I've procrastinated for a long time. I'd really like to get hooked on some Spanish-language television shows and watch some quality Spanish-language movies to help me along. Not interested in anything dubbed. Not interested in anything too soapy, but it doesn't have to be highbrow. English-language entertainment I've enjoyed include The Good Wife, Homeland, the Office, and Pride & Prejudice. Please don't feel limited by this because I'm sure there is much more I would enjoy if I watched more TV. Anything with a good story should do the trick. I'd prefer Latin American Spanish, but mostly I'm just looking for anything that will suck me in.
posted by ihavepromisestokeep on Jun 8, 2013 - 9 answers

like using roman text to indicate italics in an italicized passage

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]
posted by 256 on Nov 2, 2012 - 27 answers

"And right here I decided to use lens flare..."

What are your favourite DVD extras? Which DVD movie/TV shows have the best extras/bonus material? [more inside]
posted by meronym on Oct 4, 2012 - 43 answers

Safe (Legal?) Way to Have Service/Person Rip DVDs Into Movie Files?

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]
posted by WCityMike on Oct 3, 2012 - 8 answers

How the heck can I 'remember' a room of singing Taxidermy...?

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]
posted by ~Bert on Sep 7, 2012 - 18 answers

Early examples of GPS-type things in movies/TV?

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]
posted by theatro on Jul 23, 2012 - 9 answers

GoodView?

I am looking for a Goodreads-like site for movie tracking. [more inside]
posted by likeatoaster on Jul 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Movie precursor to Hunger Games?

Looking for a movie title: some years ago, an indie film, basic idea that the government is running a televised competition (much like Survivor), except to the death. [more inside]
posted by kestralwing on Mar 29, 2012 - 11 answers

Weaving webs to wind me

Can you find an example from before 1979 of the "crazy string wall" used in movies and television? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Feb 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Can I have One Media Playlist to Rule Them All?

I recently bought a new TV, replacing one from the early 90s. And I went a bit crazy plugging in ALL the things. The trouble is... there's still nothing on! Is there some kind of master TV / movie / media guide I can use to tell me what device or service(s) offer what I want to watch? [more inside]
posted by marylynn on Jan 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Tights are not pants. Apparently, some tights are not even tights.

In what movie(?) does a little brother draw lines on the back of his sister's legs to fake a pair of silk stockings? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Nov 3, 2011 - 16 answers

Which Samsung TV Apps are the best?

What are the best Samsung TV Apps for watching movies and TV? [more inside]
posted by junipero on Oct 29, 2011 - 3 answers

MovieFilter? Where can I find intelligent discussion about movies and t.v.?

Where can I find intelligent writing or discussion about movies and t.v. shows? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Oct 29, 2011 - 24 answers

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If I loved Puella Magi Madoka Magica, what other shows or films will I love? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Oct 2, 2011 - 9 answers

O Canada! Tell me of your funny witch movies

Attention Canadians! I need help identifying a witch/fairly tale movie from the late eighties. [more inside]
posted by villanelles at dawn on Sep 4, 2011 - 0 answers

Need help remembering an actor's name

Does anyone remember the name of that TV and Movie character actor from 60s comedies who played fussy types and his catchphrase was "We-eeell!"? (I don't know how to spell it phonetically.) It was useless trying to Google this as I can't remember which movies or shows he was in, though it seemed like a lot. Thanks!
posted by m0kingb1rd on Mar 16, 2011 - 22 answers

TV that can read from USB: Does it exist?

What is the quality I should look for in a new TV if I want to watch stuff on it that I've downloaded onto a USB? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Jan 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Looking for movies/TV with really great acting

Looking for tv and movies which will blow my mind with the quality of the writing and acting. [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Nov 21, 2010 - 51 answers

Fictional Characters Who Need Therapy

Asking for a friend: fictional characters in need of therapy. [more inside]
posted by something something on Nov 16, 2010 - 30 answers

Looking for ladies of film

Looking for movies or television shows that depict very gracious, well-mannered, and feminine women... [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Nov 10, 2010 - 46 answers

Most trivial question ever filter

What actress looks like Lauren Graham / Sela Ward? [more inside]
posted by citywolf on Oct 9, 2010 - 3 answers

TV shows or movies that depicts teens having romantic relationships with adults?

I'm doing research for a book and I'm looking for tv shows or movies that depicts teens having relationships with adults. I have a partial list that includes: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, ONE TREE HILL, CALIFORNICATION, BORED TO DEATH, and PINEAPPLE EXPRESS. I'm also looking for examples of teens talking about sodomy e.g. NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE and National Lampoon's PLEDGE THIS. Thanks!
posted by lrnarabic on Aug 30, 2010 - 49 answers

It's my best friend. Always happy. No questions.

I'm looking for examples in movies and television where a character cares for a particular house plant as a symbolic plot element or to show another side to the character. [more inside]
posted by Zen unicorn rainbow zen journal on Aug 20, 2010 - 22 answers

What TV show or movie is this quote from?

I am racking my brain over this one. Both Google and IMDB are failing me. In what movie or TV show does a character say the following quote (might not be the exact words): "Can you speak a little louder, only this time into my LAPEL?" See, the character is wearing a wire, and he's not very bright. Help me figure this one out!
posted by drinkcoffee on Aug 6, 2010 - 24 answers

Examples of sex consent in TV and film

Inspired by this thread, I am looking for examples of verbal consent prior to sex in visual media such as film or television (country of origin is unimportant). [more inside]
posted by stinkycheese on Jul 16, 2010 - 18 answers

Why don't characters ever make mistakes?

Are there any examples of television/movie scenes where simple non-plot-related mistakes are made intentionally? [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on Mar 30, 2010 - 56 answers

LCD Monitor Starring as TV

I want to use a LCD monitor as a TV. What do I need to do to make this dream come true? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 21, 2010 - 15 answers

Looking for recommendations for recent popular music soundtracks

Does anyone have any recommendations for somewhat recent (post-2000) TV or movie popular music soundtracks (or some other kind of compilation)? I tend to like alternative rock, but I'm open to any genre. [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on Nov 15, 2009 - 16 answers

Snobs R Us

I love little Stewie from Family Guy. Niles and Frasier Crane also make me giggle like mad. There's just something about the pretentious way that they have. I can't even begin to explain it. Can you give me some other examples of people in books, movies, internet and television that are so deliciously snarky, in that affected character kind of way?
posted by Grlnxtdr on Sep 7, 2009 - 57 answers

Same But Different Movies & TV Shows

Looking for "the same, but different" movies or TV shows. [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Aug 18, 2009 - 42 answers

I want to see more bad people

Please suggest movies, TV shows and books that feature unrepentant, amoral characters [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 10, 2009 - 71 answers

Recorded HD-TV shows to laptop?

Are there (legal) ways to copy recorded TV shows from my HD-TV box to my laptop for personal use? Note: This is a technical question, not a legal one - I just don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Jun 9, 2009 - 5 answers

What made-up names does your child use for favorite media?

What made-up names does your very young child call favorite movies, books, games, or television shows? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Jun 6, 2009 - 33 answers

Not you too!

What are some examples of this (I think at least) sci-fi/horror cliche? [more inside]
posted by ND¢ on May 29, 2009 - 33 answers

"Based on a story by my pal Shecky"

How often are the stories of a comic, novel, play, TV series, movie, or song conceived by the writer's friend, relative, acquaintance, neighbor, mailman, dog, etc? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on May 28, 2009 - 14 answers

TV on the big screen

Help me compile a list of TV shows which continued in theatrical films (continued, not adapted...i.e. Star Trek counts, The Simpsons counts, but Brady Bunch which had a new cast, or Starsky and Hutch, do not count). [more inside]
posted by arniec on Mar 24, 2009 - 42 answers

Costume drama/Period film/tv recommendations?

Help me make a list of must see costume dramas/period films/tv. I love costume dramas and period films/tv and I'd like to see more of them. Recommendations please? [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Feb 3, 2009 - 50 answers

Can you think of movies, television or radio shows which feature British actors playing American characters putting on fake British accents?

Can you think of movies, television or radio shows which feature British actors playing American characters putting on fake British accents? Extra bonus points if you can name other examples of actor from country X playing a character from country Y faking the accent of country X. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Jan 2, 2009 - 28 answers

Why can’t my movies be as convenient as my music?

DVDs and Blu Ray discs are such a pain with their ability to be scratched and the need to find where a disc is, is it in the right case, etc. I find myself often drawn to standard definition “on demand” movies on cable (free ones) instead of searching my own high definition or DVD movies. Is there a way to have the convenience of “on demand” and the quality of the original media? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Oct 7, 2008 - 11 answers

DVD player that isn't hostile to end-users?

Can you recommend an upconverting DVD player with component output that ignores region coding and allows me to perform any action at any time? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Sep 24, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me find this animated show about aliens

Looking for old animated film of aliens. I saw this on t.v. in the late 70's or maybe the 80's. Aliens that kind of looked like people were in animation and sometimes they would sit like they were meditating and then a big bubble would float above them, and you could not figure out if their soul was in the bubble, or if they were somehow procreating with others by doing this. I remember that the children were not suppose to bother someone who was doing this. It was a very interesting animation. I thought that the word "planet" was in the title but I'm not sure. Any ideas??
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Sep 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Do Mulder and Scully count?

I'm looking for movies and television shows that featured memorable, star-crossed heterosexual couples. The man and woman must either: a) never get together, or b) get together only to have everything go horribly. No long-term relationships or on-and-off again romances, please. Bonus points for obscurity, but well-known examples are also appreciated. Examples: - Red (K. Kieslowski) - Titanic Thanks for your help! :-)
posted by coizero on Aug 1, 2008 - 64 answers

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