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New today Question: I am looking for a made for television movie that came out years ago. The movie is about a family with 2 young sons. The father favors the youngest son and is cold to the other. One day both boys went for a boat ride. The youngest boy accidentally falls off the boat and starts to drown. The older son tries to save him but he hesitates at first. The young boy drowns. The older son is under suspicion and might go to court. The father blames his older son for what happened. I believe that the mother separates from the father and supports her son and the father doesn't support him. That's the plot does anyone know the name? Thanks.

New today Question: Looking for a movie in the mid-80's. I remember a vehicle gets dropped in the jungle named H.A.R.V. And in one shoot out a guy is blown out of his shoes by a shotgun behind a counter. I think a girl hired this man and his buddy to find her sister.

New this month Question: My daughter says I watched this film with her. Four lads drinking and visiting clubs, one was quite violent. An overweight guy at a burger joint found a plain girl he liked...a teen boy ran for the train home with his girl.

Question: I'm trying to remember the title of a movie or TV series set in the late 1800s or early 1900s. The girl is travelling in a stagecoach that is either held up or breaks down miles from a town. She tries to carry her trunk all that way, and a guy who is trying to help her tells her that it's too heavy. He ends up having to carry her. A later scene, she tries to light a wood stove and ends up smoking up the whole room and her face, ruining her dress. I think she was a school teacher.

New this week Answer: "Love comes softly" is the title of the movie.

New this month Question: I remember a film from when I was around 7-8 years old (I'm 19 now) and it involves a group of kids who go to a summer camp or something. There's one boy who isn't with them, but goes there and takes them all out of the camp one by one. There's also some sort of weird military guy who's the camp leader if I remember correctly. The only other part of the film I remember is the coach ride to the camp and all the kids sing that song "I know a song that'll get on your nerves." Please help!

New this month Question: I watched this movie probably late 90s. I was about 8-10 years old when I saw it so the only thing I remember was two boys perhaps camping in their backyard. The boy had a sister whose friend was also sleeping over. The boy's friend was infatuated with the sister's friend, and in the morning the sister's friend was found murdered, either suffocated or strangled. I remember they were in some shed playing strip poker, then everyone went inside - the girl who is the boys sister's friend wants to stay out and sleep there, and then the next morning she was dead.

Question: What is the name of a movie where a young bride, about 18 or maybe younger, is married to a 30 something businessman? The young bride loves to ride her bike most of the movie even inside her house. This movie might be 20 years old or so but can't seem to find the title of it.

New this month Answer: It could be "Diva," a 1981 French film. I remember a scene of a teen-aged girl living with an older man. She would ride a bike in their large warehouse-style living space or loft apartment. This is a cult classic and has been re-released at times, as well as being shown on TV.

Question: I'm looking for the title of a not so old movie, that starts with a couple going to rob a road restaurant, sitting inside that restaurant and discussing to do it or not.

New this month Answer: That's how "Pulp Fiction" begins. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/?ref_=nv_sr_1.

New this month Question: I'm trying to find the name of a movie I watched in the late 70's or early 80's about a man who kills a woman's husband and dog. It takes place outside, maybe wintertime. She cries and says "you killed my husband" and the killer says "I killed your dog too".

Question: I can't remember the title or stars of a movie, maybe 15 years ago or so, about a troubled young girl who goes to work for an older woman's restaurant in a small town. She comes up with idea to raffle off the restaurant to a best essay contest winner. The woman's son is presumed dead in war, but actually still lives, hiding out.

New this month Answer: That would be the 1996 film, "The Spitfire Grill."

New this month Question: There was a movie about a man who woke up to discover that the roles of grown-ups and children have been reversed. All of the adults are treated like children and have to go to school while all of the children behave like adults and even have adult jobs. When he went to tell some cops that his car had been stolen, he is shocked to discover that the cops he is talking to are a couple of kids. He eventually believes that he's in some sort of parallel dimension and tries to escape by jumping through a mirror, but ends up in the hospital. I saw this movie either some time in the late 80's or early 90's.

New this month Question: I have been looking for a Asian fantasy movie (not anime) from the 1990s (I think) its about a vampire/monster (girl with long black hair and who is able to use her fingernails as lasers) and a cop. They fall in love, kinda like Romeo and Juliet but fantasy, there is a lot of rain in the film and cheesy music. There are scenes where the normal people (police squad) are able to summon their powers to fight the monsters and do this in a group in one scene, like some kind of mental power. There is a scene at the end when the lead vampire/monster is riding on a plane trying to crash it into a building. Its name could be something like, Monster Love Story, Police Squad, Police Love Story...I can't remember and I would so love to find this movie. It could be Korean, Japanese but it has English subtitles.

New this month Question: What old horror movie had a big kid riding a big wheel and lived in a basement.

Question: Does anyone know the title of the horror movie that has the character (I believe she is the antagonist) that has blonde hair up in pigtails and is wearing a school uniform?

New this month Answer: I think it's the 1956 movie The Bad Seed.

New this month Question: Can you please tell me the name of an older (80's) movie that was on TV about 2 sisters who lived in a small town.They were poor, and in the end, the older sister married for money, to a short, rich, nerdy hardware store owner who adored her. Near the final scene, she was standing on a bridge saying good bye to her rebellious younger sister. The older sister was tall and had long blonde hair, wore a leather suede fur lined coat, and drove a white SUV. The younger sister had (earlier) had a fight with her boyfriend or husband then got back together with him. He was a poor alcoholic abusive man she loved, and they lived in a shack on the other side of the bridge. The younger sister looked a bit like Princess Stephanie of Monaco and was a known actress, with a shag cut brown hair. The movie might have had Matt Damon in it, or it came out around the same time as the corner store junkie movieā€¦.same type of movie. Thanks!

New this month Question: I was wondering if anyone knew the title of this horror or thriller movie that is about a bunch of people that end up in a hotel/ motel? I can't quite remember every detail but I do recall the following: There was a couple driving through a forest maybe? It was raining, somehow they end up in a weird residence. It is raining really hard so they run in and are greeted by a old lady and given a room. Eventually a couple more people (couples) end up staying there, they check in by signing a check in book. At dinner there is a very creepy butler. And bear with me because this is where the memories get kind of mixed up: One couple had lost their little girl (she passed away a couple of years ago? Months maybe. Not sure) but they see her around that hotel. I think she tries to help them. They get locked in that house, when they peek out they see that there is some creature outside. I'm pretty sure it had something to do with the devil? Because there is a room with the satanic star. That is all that I remember! I'm sorry it was so long but I am having such a hard time finding this movie.

New this month Question: Looking for a movie title that was or appears to be set in Alaska or an area somewhat like it. A man is new to a small town, maybe an outsider to the people that live there. He might be a writer. There was something about a boy. Not sure if he kidnapped or found out about a kidnapping. It was a slow paced movie. I think it came out late 1990's or early 2000's.

Question: What is the name of the film (might be a British made film) where they are going to close down a community centre, and so to keep it open the kids do a talent show to raise money for it. There is dancing singing etc.?

Answer: Sounds like the movie Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086999/.

Question: I vaguely remember a couple of scenes in a black and white movie I saw on TV when I was a young girl in the early 70's, but made in the 1960's or 1950's. I don't remember the title, and I think the scenes were toward the end. There was an airplane crash, and an African-American mother had her young daughter as one of the passengers on the plane when it crashed soon after take-off. The girl had a doll, and the mother found the doll among the wreckage. The mother had tears running down her face. I remember feeling very sad watching this scene. I want to say that the pilot was Jimmy Stewart or Henry Fonda but I could be wrong. I've been wracking my brain looking for this movie as I very much want to see it again.

Question: Does anybody know the name of a TV movie that was made about Milli Vanili, it was aired sometime after they were found out. Also a TV movie about the the life of Elvis.

Answer: There was a 2000 BBC documentary titled It Takes Two: The Story of the Pop Duo about musical duos that included Milli Vanilli. The duo were also featured in the premiere episode of VH1 Behind the Music. In February 2007 Universal Pictures announced it was developing a film based on Milli Vanilli's rise and fall in the music industry and in February 2011, it was announced that the movie was being rewritten. It has yet to be released. Also, there have been a number of TV movies about Elvis Presley as far back as the 1978 version starring Kurt Russell. There were also several mini-series.

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