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Question: I'm looking for a movie I watched when I was kid. Only remember some flashes. There was a girl in black and a slim guy as both of them are in the jail. There was a cellar door, and an inspector and some journalists always taking pics for those two characters.

Question: Looking for the title of a early or mid 1990's movie that involves a young woman that is in some kind of trouble and hides out in an elderly man's apartment, and winds up sleeping with him.

Answer: Might be "The Last Good Time'. You don't give much info but a younger women lives with an older man briefly and has sex with him.

Question: What was the Christmas short film in the late 80s or early 90s about a lonely bachelor, a doll maker and a young woman? The man sees a lovely doll in a shop window and buys it. Via some 'magic' involving his doll (moving his car keys closer to him or leaving a note with an address on it), he drives to the address and the young woman who lives there looks like his doll. Coincidentally she has a male doll who looks like the man. The entire thing was arranged by the doll maker, and presumably they ended up happy ever after as a result.

Answer: It was an episode of the TV show "Amazing Stories" entitled "The Doll," starring John Lithgow. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0511120/).

Question: I am trying to find a movie set in early Russia during the famine. Bad guys break in and kill parents, but while robbing they are starving. The bad guys end up killing the younger brother and eating him. The older brother later hunts each of them and kills them. Which movie is this?

Answer: Sounds a lot like Hannibal Rising, about a young Hannibal Lector (his younger sister gets killed and eaten).

Jon Sandys

Question: Looking for the title of a 2013 low budget horror/slasher movie about a preteen boy whose older brother is a serial killer. The boy is a horror movie fan and I think the setting may be the 1980's. It sounded interesting and got a decent review.Thanks!

Question: There is a man who could know what you are thinking about while touching you and he could control your mind. He created a heresy and went to a park to "preach" every Sunday and then found some young girls in the audience and controlled their mind. He lived with the girls in an remote place and he made them pregnant. FBI tried to arrest this man. The investigator was a young girl and she could also read people's mind while touching them. Later the police found the man's residence and fought with the man and his "followers." I can only remember a scene that during the fighting the girl, the investigator, tried to use words rather than threatening to make a girl touched and to make her put down the gun. Sorry I can't remember the epilogue. Can anyone point out the title of this movie please? Thanks.

Answer: Mindstorm (2001) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0263746/.

Question: I can't remember if this was a movie or an episode from a TV show, but the main plot deals with a man who comes across a pendant and discovers that a person is trapped inside of it. The only way to free that person and give them back their life is to take somebody into a specific wooded area and then kill that person. When that happens, the person who was in the pendant is released but the person he killed is now trapped in the pendant. Eventually, he keeps killing people so that the previous person can be released and someone else is trapped.

Question: Does anyone know the movie where the family has a themed dinner where they have to wear sombreros if they eat Mexican food? It is a family movie with 2 teens that are not happy with the themed dinner.

Question: There was movie I watched where a kid knew about an alien invasion, and quickly discovered who were aliens in disguise by seeing a bandage on the back of their necks. What is the name of this movie?

Answer: This is the 1986 film, Invaders From Mars, directed by Tobe Hooper. It was a remake of the 1953 film of the same name. Martians secretly land on Earth and begin assimilating humans by implanting a mind-control device in the base of their skulls, which is hidden with a bandage.

raywest

Question: I'm looking for a movie where a man's father drinks lots of alcohol. His father is a student of his mother. The mother is currently in jail. The man is going to marry a girl who is secretly cheating on him with her brother. The father learns about it, but they give him money to shut up. Eventually he wants to save his son and tells the truth at the wedding.

Answer: That's My Boy with Adam Sandler.

Question: I am looking for a movie or mini series where a man was in Auschwitz, and after some time he managed to go to America (somewhere) and got married and had kids. He also built a house in a forest - mountain, and in the end his home caught fire - he told his family to run in the opposite direction from the fire but the wind changed and they all died. I think that the last scene was the man holding a shotgun pointed to his head, but in the end he just fired in the air. I think it was in the late eighties or early nineties. If you know the movie and tell me the name that would be awesome! Thank you.

Answer: Though the plot points are slightly different than the precise details you describe, this sounds like it must be the 1983 mini-series "For Those I Loved" starring Michael York. It is based on the writings of Holocaust survivor Martin Gray. I hope this is the awesome answer you are looking for.

Michael Albert

Question: Does anyone know a movie with main characters John, Jason and Kristen that involves John shooting himself with a shotgun when going after Kristen, and Jason stabbing her with a screwdriver?

Question: I'm looking for a movie where a blonde actress sings la boheme. She isn't a well known actress and the movie is similar to Raise Your Voice, but came out before. It takes place in a musically gifted school I believe, and the piece is performed at the end. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I've been looking for the name of this movie for years.

Answer: Brave New Girl.

Question: I'm trying to find out what the name of this movie is I saw years ago. It's about a small town. I think they are close to the water because there is a scene where they are chased out onto a dock by the dogs. The movie is about these people in a small town that are being attacked by the dogs there. The dogs just start attacking them. Does anyone know what this movie is called?

Answer: Sounds like "The Breed" from 2006.

The_Iceman

Question: I am trying to find the name of a short film relating to Christmas. There is a grandmother who is trying to get her grandchildren to sleep on Christmas eve. None of them are tired so she begins to tell them stories. But all of the stories are odd or demented. Kind of a dark Christmas movie. Best I can recall, this is animated.

Question: I'm looking for a movie about a disease outbreak in a city and the husband goes to look for the wife but is not allowed in the city, so then he decided to take shelter in a house after a neighbor's gardener tells him it's safe. The wife eventually shows up and because she seems to be infected she goes outside and they talk, then the Feds show up. They get tested for the disease and it turns out he has it and she doesn't, so they kill him. I have searched Google and can not find it.

Answer: Sounds quite similar to the film "Right At Your Door." (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458367/).

Question: When I was younger I saw a movie about a teacher and her students who were abducted by three men wearing masks. The leader wore a Santa Claus mask. The teacher and her students manage to flee from the men but end up getting chased by all three. The only thing I'm sure of, is that it did not have Christopher Lambert in it. Does anyone know the name of this movie?

Answer: That would be the Australian TV movie "Fortress" from 1985, starring Rachel Ward.

Greg Dwyer

Question: A friend is looking for the name of a film that had an older guy that looked like Danny Aiello, but wasn't, who wanted to be a singer and his wife criticized him for it. Eventually, he did some work for his neighbor who really enjoyed his singing and encouraged him. He left his wife and moved in with his neighbor. My friend thinks it came out in the 1990's. Any help is appreciated.

Question: Does anyone remember a movie, likely from the '70s, that involved a Latino bad guy driving around, perhaps in a convertible, perhaps in a South American city, and killing people by throwing bolas (rope with weighted balls on the ends) at them? It was a spy kinda movie. This one used to be played on late night TV a lot in the 1980s.

Question: Looking for a TV show/movie/short series, either staring Tyne Daly or Stockard Channing, about some girls in a boarding school, growing up together, one getting pregnant, one marrying a Saudi prince or something. Lots of backstabbing and drama.

New this week Answer: Sounds like Lace. A young actress gathers some women together, who all went to the same boarding school, and asks "Which one of you bitches is my mother." Brooke Adams is in it, as well as Phoebe Cates.

Jodi Hendon

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