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I saw a movie about a businessman trapped in a town at night. That town went crazy and totally different compared to it at daytime. The businessman has to struggle until sunrise. What is the title of the movie?

Yohanes Wimpy

Chosen answer: This sounds like the 1985 movie "After Hours, " starring Griffin Dunne.

raywest Premium member

There was a movie that starred Tim Daly and Sean Young. The movie was about Tim Daly convicted of a crime and he is sentenced to be executed. His execution would be televised around the world. Sean Young portrays an attorney who finds holes in the case and tries to prove Tim innocent.

Chosen answer: The IMDb says they both starred in Witness to the Execution: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111737/.

Jon Sandys Premium member

I remember a film maybe 1970's or 1980's about a family with a young woman as a nanny who was always dressed as a bear. The youngest daughter of the family was quite ill and dies. Does anyone know the title?

Chosen answer: Hotel New Hampshire. Nastassja Kinski was dressed in the bear suit.

This movie was black and white so it is an old movie. It's about a group of men whose plane crashed in the desert during a war. Towards the end of the movie they start disappearing, and at the very end you find out that they were all dead and the reason they are disappearing is because there bodies are being recovered. All except 1 person. His body was separated from the others during the crash.

Chosen answer: This is either http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sole_Survivor_ (1970_film) which is similar but not black and white or the twilight zone episode "King Nine Will Not Return". Problem is that neither are exactly what you describe. They are both based on a real life WW2 crash.

There was a movie about a small boy who becomes friends with a guy that lives next door to him. The man then spends his time with the boy telling him that his parents never loved him, that they hated him, and other lies. Eventually, the boy believes him and the man kidnaps him, making the boy call him dad. His parents spend years trying to find him, but after so many years, the mother gives up and believes her son is dead. The father, on the other hand, refuses to give up and gets angry when his wife tries to throw their son's stuff away.

Chosen answer: This might be "I know my first name is Steven" (1989) but the kidnapping was more sudden in the movie and in real life (it's based on a true story).

I once saw a movie about a teenage girl named Monica who starts "modelling" but at the end of the movie her agent makes her put on a school-uniform and then take it off in front of the camera while she cries. Does anyone know the name of this movie? I've been searching for it for a very long time.

Chosen answer: It is the 1980 musical film "Fame".

This is an old WW2 movie about a crew that is assigned an old rust bucket beat up warship. They clean it up and go back into battle with it.

dcal4050

Chosen answer: This sounds similar to the 1959 film, "Operation Petticoat, " starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis.

raywest Premium member

In terms of TV series, what exactly is a serial? Like old TV series including the 1943 Batman and the 1949 Batman and Robin TV serials. Both are 15 episodes. So what's the difference between a TV series and serial?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: Episodes of a series are more self-contained, and while they may have an over-arching continuity or arc, each episode is a fairly self-contained linear story (examples "Quantum Leap", "Doctor Who", "Star Trek"). In a serial, several parallel storylines flow from one episode to the next, such as in soap operas ("Days of Our Lives", "Neighbours", "EastEnders"). Also, in the UK/Commonwealth, the term series is often used to refer to US seasons (eg. "series 3 of Friends"), so serial may mean any kind of narrative TV series to distinguish it from a single season/series. Early serials were shown in theatres, sometimes in addition to films, but sometimes as the feature. When TV was introduced, the entertainment industry transferred this type of regular-viewer activity to TV, to keep the regular viewers interested in the new technology.

Sierra1 Premium member

Don't know if this was a movie or a TV show, but it took place in the Victorian era I believe. It had two men who somehow discovered a way to move so fast, that the entire world seemed to be frozen in time. One of the men, a professor I think, explains to his friend that even though it looks like time stopped, the truth is that time is moving extremely slow. They walk onto a baseball field and the professors friend takes a baseball from mid-air and throws it, causing the ball to catch fire. Later on, they walk into a school and meet a man who also found away to move at high speed. Unfortunately, he had been trapped in his state for several years and explains to them that he can't find a way to get back to moving at normal speed.

Chosen answer: You are referring to the TV Miniseries "The Infinite Worlds of HG Wells", made 2001. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0280770/.

Looking for the title of a movie about a husband and wife that custom combine together - kind of a love story, and I remember there was a tornado they had to go through.

Chosen answer: That sounds very much like the 1998 film, "Twister, " starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton.

raywest Premium member

I know why Green Screen and Blue Screen is used in movies, for computer special effects, especially for changing the background or environment around somebody. But what is the difference between blue screen and green screen other than obviously the color? what difference does it make which one they use and what are the purposes for either?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: There is not really a difference. The only time when one out benefits the other is when the wardrobe conflicts with either screen.

MasterOfAll

This was a black and white movie and there was a scene where the mother and daughter are being chased by a man and they hide in the garage. Similar to Cape Fear. It was so good!

Julie Williams Newton

Chosen answer: Cape Fear WAS a remake of a 1962 black & white film starring Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum. Might it be the original? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055824/).

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

I'm after the name of an 80s movie (I think) about a girl and a guy who come together in their dreams but what they are actually doing is astral projecting. They make love and travel to places together while asleep.

squeaky

Chosen answer: This may be "Dreams Come True" - it sounds a lot like it. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083853/.

Janey Leigh Smith

A film about an English nanny who brings 4 USA girls over to marry into the British aristocracy. Came from a book.

Poppy57

Chosen answer: Sounds like the mini series The Buccaneers.

I am looking for a movie in which a young girl is about to be killed by her own parents as they believe she is evil. She is rescued by a lady working for a helpline who takes her along with her. Gradually there are occurrences in the life of this lady which makes her realize that the child is actually evil. After several attempts, she succeeds in getting rid of the child.

Chosen answer: This sounds a lot like Case 39. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Case_39.

I am looking for a movie about 5 girls who meet on the internet chatting about suicide, and meet at the beach for a weekend. The star of the movie is being molested by her step father who she kills, along with her friends and herself at the end. I saw it a few months ago on Netflix but cannot remember the name. It is a newer movie, probably no older than 2010.

Janey Leigh Smith

Chosen answer: It's called To Get Her. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1787828/.

Janey Leigh Smith

I remember seeing a TV Christmas movie (possibly Hallmark or Lifetime) from maybe the late 1990s or 2000s about a boy who visits an old man (possibly his uncle or grandfather) who lives in the woods. However, that's all I can remember about it. Thanks for any ideas you might have.

Loren Collins-Blakeslee

Chosen answer: It could be "Out of the Woods". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0420818/.

There was a movie about two women who become best friends and talk about everything in their lives. One day, the conversation goes to their husbands and how much they get annoyed by them. They then state how much they would like to kill them. One of the women says that if she kills her friend's husband, then her friend must kill hers. The other woman says it's a deal, but, only meant it as a joke. The other woman then actually kills her friend's husband and now demands that she follow up on her "promise." I believe this was a Lifetime movie.

Chosen answer: The movie is called "Double Cross". It originally aired in 2006.

Bradlab

I am trying to remember a movie where a poor boy marries a rich girl, gets into her father's business and then becomes unhappy and murders her. He might have tried to hire a hit man and it went badly so he kills her himself. He almost gets away with it but is caught by making some stupid mistake.

Chosen answer: Sounds a lot like Match Point, except for the ending.

There was a movie I believe that was set sometime in the mid to late 80's. A man and a woman are going on a cross-country trip. While traveling down a highway, they come across a young boy and his sister who are selling what they claim are real dinosaur eggs. The couple aren't interested and begin to drive off before stopping and deciding to take the kids with them.

Chosen answer: I am pretty sure this is "Help Wanted: Kids". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091194/.

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