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New this week Question: There was a TV movie that had Hilary Swank. In the movie, she plays a woman whose husband was arrested and charged with the murder of an elderly couple that he knew. During the trial, flashbacks show what happened. The husband had a sleepwalking episode where he drove to their house and began fixing an air conditioner. When they noticed him, they tried to talking to him but with no luck. Eventually, the old man touches the husband on his shoulder and he suddenly goes berserk and kills them both. The ending of the movie has the husband found not guilty and Hilary's family disowning her.

New this month Question: I'm trying to remember the title of a film probably from the late 80s or early 90s. The main plot centers around a teen promoting his favorite local band called "Severed Heads In A Box" or something similar. There were also numerous subplots such as the main character having a crush on a girl who herself has a crush on the band's singer, his sister trying to stop him from having a big party at his house, and a lot of other things going on. I've tried to find the film on IMDb, but I don't have enough info to go on. Thanks in advance for any help.

Question: I am searching for the title of a movie a saw in the 60's but looked old even then. It was a Sci-Fi about creatures from below the surface of the earth. The creatures were slimy and used spears. The tips of the spears could be removed and the shaft was hollow. People trapped in a dome of some sort surmised that the creatures used the hollow spears to fight among themselves.

Question: I realise that these details are vague, but I would appreciate any guesses. This has been bugging me for years. I don't remember the main plot of this movie, but it involves a teenage boy (perhaps a pre-teen) who lives with a mean older brother. Or another adult male. At one point, the boy finally snaps and yells at him: "She thinks you're pathetic!", referring to a girl who the mean boy has been talking to/flirting with. Then there is an explosion sound (and possibly a clip of an explosion). I saw this in the '90s, so it's at least that old.

Question: Really need help with the name of a movie. The only scene I know of is a guy is swimming in his pool when suddenly a shackle appears from a secret compartment on the pools floor. The shackle shoots forward and gets attached to the man's ankle and then the guy is pulled underwater. When the man dies, the shackle is released and is quickly pulled back into its secret compartment.

Question: A wife is killed by her husband in their kitchen, but the cops don't think the husband did it - the only person who thinks he did is the girl who lives next door. Then she finds the wife's wedding ring on the floor in the kitchen where she was killed. The husband later comes into the girl's room and kidnaps her and takes her to her school.

Question: Think this might be a Cheech and Chong movie but can't be sure because it has a supernatural element to it. Two guys end up going to a house and meet two women who claim that they can never leave. One scene in the movie has some white curtains suddenly being torn down and take the figure of a man which then puts on a top hat, grabs a cane and begins dancing. Another scene has the women finally explaining why they can't leave the house. A curse has been placed on them and as long as they stay inside the house they will remain young but, if they leave they will begin to get old and eventually die. The only way they can leave the house is by taking a small green pill that enables them to stay young for several hours.

Question: This is a movie about a mature man (maybe a teacher or journalist) who is jailed by a tyrant government. While in jail he teaches a young man how to play certain board game. The young man gets out of jail and creates a revolution that dethrones the tyrant by using the knowledge from this game.

Question: There was a movie I saw several years ago. The movie had three friends, two boys and a girl, traveling to another country to go hiking through a forest. While there, they are attacked by a wild animal and the girl gets taken by a boy and held in a room in an abandoned house but soon manages to escape. Eventually, one of the boys gets killed and the other boy, along with the girl discover the truth. A priest had been holding a boy hostage at a very early age and began beating him severely. The boy had eventually grown up feral and vicious and the priest then let him out into the forest where the boy would kill anyone he saw. The boy who had abducted the girl witnessed the entire thing as a child and she realises that he was trying to save her from the wild boy.

Question: I can't remember the name of this movie. It is in B&W and I am guessing made in the mid 50's. It is a story of Mexican children that live near a horse racing track. They are befriended by a man who visits their sister and he is a gambler. The children get enough money to make a wager and the man gets the ticket for them. It turns out that the ticket is a winner. The movie ends with the man making his way to the ticket window to collect the winnings, but dies of a heart attack before he can do so.

Question: A girl with a dark complexion is released from jail. She meets a boy. They falls in love. He believes she has stolen something in his house. He reports the facts to the police. She is imprisoned. He realises that he made a mistake. He sings to her from outside of jail.

Question: The film is a story told from the point of view of a teenage boy. He is being interrogated by the FBI or the police about another boy that kidnapped some girls. He murdered a girl's parents. This boy is walking strangely because a man shot him in his knees. At the end of the movie, the boy takes abducted girls to a house and a couple get to this house. It seems to me that the woman was pregnant. Thanks.

Question: I am looking for the name of a black and white film about a married man who is trying to help a woman in a town run by a crime boss, escape the abusive relationship. His wife misunderstands the relationship and calls the crime boss to ask him to keep his wife away from her husband which may have gotten the woman killed.

Question: 80's movie. A young man lives in a motel room. His TV doesn't work well. He attaches the cables of the TV to a motel neon sign. When the motel neon sign flashes, the TV flashes too. He finds a pair of shoes. They are magic or lucky because they improve his daily life.

Question: Half color/half black and white - foreign romance. A teenage boy and girl can seemingly not be together. At one point in the movie, the boy sneaks out of his house to go to the girl's at night. He sneaks in through her window, but before getting in to bed with her, he lifts up the covers. Her naked back and ass are shown, and he gets into bed. In the morning, the boy has to quickly hide in her closet because the parents are looking. What is the name of this movie?

Question: What is the movie from late 70's or early 80s where a Nazi soldier beats pregnant mother to death with brass knuckles in her stomach while her children are hiding because she won't divulge that she's helping the Jews. Then the children come out of hiding and kill the Nazi.

Question: Does anyone know the name of this movie? I believe it was late 80's, early 90's. There are people in a van and they have a sick boy with them. They get out to search the area leaving the boy with a man, possibly his father. When they return the boy is eating the man. I guess it might have been a zombie movie, but for sure some type of pandemic flick.

Question: A girl wants to become a singer. A old man helps her. He buys a makeup kit for the girl. The man dies and the girl becomes a singer.

Question: A mature man is a white-collar criminal. He meets a young man. The young man wants to "work" with him, but the mature man prefers to work alone. The young man insists so much. The white-collar criminal decides to do one last heist. He engages with a mature blonde woman. He arranges to meet with her, but the robbery goes wrong. I believe that the young man dies. The mature man is apprehended by the police. He sees his girlfriend, waiting for the white-collar criminal. She stands in the doorway to a building. He goes by a patrol car. She doesn't see him.

Question: The film is a story told from the point of view of a teenage boy. He is being interrogated by the FBI or the police about another teenage boy that kidnapped some girls. He murdered a girl's parents. This boy is walking strangely because a man shot him in his knees. At the end of the movie, the boy takes abducted girls to a house and a couple get to this house. It seems to me that the woman was pregnant.

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