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I am trying to get the name of movie I saw a trailer for this year. Two Americans (I think) go to China or Japan. One of the girls keeps seeing like a orb or ghost figure on computer screens and is shown a room in some office that has pictures covering the wall and each picture has this same orb or ghost figure. It has to be a movie from 2007 or 2008.

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Chosen answer: Sounds like "Shutter".

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There is a movie made in the late 70's, maybe early 80's, it's based on a book and Brooke Shields's was supposed to be in it, but they chose someone else. The movie has to do with a little girl who is in a car accident with family and just before it happens her siblings played a joke by tying her shoe laces together so she'd trip and fall. But when get into the car accident she was the only one who wasn't able to get out of the car, because her laces were caught so she died. Her spirit returns to haunt her family and possess her younger sister to get revenge for her death. Does anyone know the name of this film?

Chosen answer: The name of the film is, "Don't Go to Sleep", from 1982, and it has the distinct honor of being one of the creepiest made-for-TV movies ever filmed.

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I'm trying to find a movie I watched in the 90s about a girl who used to hide out in a horses stable when her father was drunk, when she grew up she acted like a horse when she was nervous or frightened. A horse-hand helps her to get over this. Does anyone know what the name of this movie is?

Chosen answer: I believe the movie may be called 'The Girl Who Came Late' Miranda Otto and Martin Kemp star. It's set in Australia.

This was a western movie with Kirk Douglas, at the end he goes to recover some stolen money from a hole in the desert and gets bitten by a snake. Any help please?

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Chosen answer: The movie is 'There Was a Crooked Man...', which was released in 1970.

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There was a made for TV movie in the 70's that was about a German tank and a P40 Warhawk that were both disabled and they were fighting each other in the desert. The P40 could only roll along and could not fly. I believe it starred Doug McClure. Does anyone know the name of this movie?

Chosen answer: That would be 'Death Race' from 1973, and yes, it did star Doug McClure. See here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069953/

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I would like to know the name of a movie. It was made a while ago and it had three brothers. They wanted to help their mom out by going on a trip to the mountains to make a movie about bears. On their journey they passed a crocodile scene and an eagle scene.

Chosen answer: I believe you are talking about "Wild America" with Devon Sawa, Johnathon Taylor Thomas, and Scott Bairstow.

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I'm trying to remember the title of a film that came out in the late 80's or early 90's (I think; could have been a little earlier) about a group of young adults who engage in philosophical banter. The dialogue is very rich and several story lines are dealt with simultaneously. It might have "Hampton" in the title or take place in the Hamptons. Thanks.

Chosen answer: This sounds like it might be "Metropolitan" a very "talkie" film directed by Whit Stillman. It's set in Manhattan.

I am trying to remember the name of a movie. I think it was about aliens that look like human beings and infect new ones to try to take over the Earth. In the final scene, two aliens, a man and a woman have a human baby in the back seat of a car. They turn around and speak to it in gibberish, showing us that they are aliens.

Chosen answer: I believe it was called 'The V'.

I would like to know about a movie/tv show about a little girl who sat on a swing with her cat and used to sing a song in a differant language. She used to blame things on her cat when she got in trouble. The show aried in the 50s or 60s.

Chosen answer: I'm pretty sure the movie you're talking about is "The Three Lives of Thomasina", the other language being Gaelic... Hope this helps!.

A movie as I recall is a horror/thriller. A man brings his newlywed wife home where his father and grandfather live. The marriage was a farce as the family needed her for some experiment, possibly to bring someone back from the dead. One scene I can think of that someone would remember is where the grandfather (who is dying) asks his grandson's wife to undress for him.

Chosen answer: Blood Relations.

I saw a movie in the 1990s it may have even came out in the late 80s. All that I can remember was that it is a cartoon with the characters living underground. I remember they are running away from something and that there was lava. Also, at the end two of them fight a dragon and eventually reach paradise. I am also pretty sure that they got caught somewhere along the movie and something happen to make them slow and groggy. Anyone know what it is?

Chosen answer: The dark crystal?

I'm trying to find a movie made in the 90s, in the movie there was two guys (one had curly hair I believe (not 100% sure if he did or not). One of them was with a girl in the beginning of the movie, but she left him on a row boat, so him and his friend had to get home on foot. On their way home, a guy picks them up but pulls out a gun and makes them undress. So they have to get home on foot now in their underwear. Anyone know the title?

Chosen answer: The movie is "Three for the Road" starring Charlie Sheen and Alan Ruck.

Hello. I wonder if anyone can help me find the name of a film that was on tv around 25 years ago. It was the same story as Incredible Journey, but involved two little dogs: one looked like a fox and the other was white and hairy (short). Every holiday I have looked for it but, it has as far as I know never been on tv again .

Chosen answer: Homeward bound?

I think this may have been an episode from a sci fi/horror anthology show from the 1970's. A young girl has a doll house that is a replica of the house she is living in and a doll for each member of the family. The dolls were very strange looking. Kind of round and flat. Whatever she made the dolls do, the family member did the same. One night the house caught fire and she dropped a doll while getting out. I think it was either the doll for her grandfather or uncle. The person ended up burning to death.

Chosen answer: I beleive the movie you are looking for is an episode of the old "Ghost Story" aka "Circle of Fear" series from 1972. The episode is called "House of Evil" and starred Jodie Foster. A plot summary from imdb.com follows:"A little girl who could control everyone in her house through her dollhouse and then become left to rescue everyone when the dollhouse as well as the real one starts to burn down.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0587874/DVD copies are available from www.skaryguyvideo.com/ - though I'm not sure how genuine the site is.

In sci fi movies it seems (mostly) there is one scene with a rotating fan or fans. Usually they are backlit and slightly foggy, but they usually serve no purpose. Sometimes a duct fan, sometimes a stand-up room fan. One film had 20 of the things in a 'wall of fans'. Does anybody know the significance of throwing a meaningless fan into a movie?

Chosen answer: The only use I can think of is that it makes a cool, creepy lighting effect, often when shot through a foggy environment. If the scene is set in a warehouse or other such facility, the fan being there may be justfied.

I need the title to a movie seen on TV about 30 years ago. The movie ends with a battle between armored knights and a host of archers. I think the archers are supposed to be English longbowmen. The knights get surrounded in the open and the archers kill them all with volleys of arrows.

Chosen answer: Possibly "Henry V," the one starring Olivier.

I am trying to remember the name of a cartoon movie from the early to mid 1980's. It is about a prince and a princess who fall in love but they can't be together because one is the child of the sun god and the other is the child of the sea god. Neither of them are able to live in the other's world. Does anyone have a clue as what this might be?

Chosen answer: "Shiriusu no densetsu"(The Legend of Sirius) a.k.a "The Sea Prince and the Fire Child. Here's a link to a very nice little website about that movie: http://www.angelfire.com/anime2/waterchildfirechild/.

I remember an old 80's horror film where the kids use a skeleton key to enter a door in the basement. I also remember the villain was trapped in a statue and gets set free. It's live action. Does anyone know the name of this movie?

Chosen answer: Sounds a little like one of the Hellraiser movies, I believe Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, where a nightclub owner buys a statue, which he stores in his loft. Some adolescents break into the loft (not sure if using skeleton keys, or lockpicks) and mess around with the statue, causing at least one of them to be killed and drawn into the statue as a trapped soul. Later in the film Pinhead is released from the statue, which also housed the souls of other victims.

I am trying to find the name of a movie that i saw years ago,it was probably made in the 60's or 70's,about a free spirited girl who is in an unconventional relationship with a man. She has a cat she named "mouse". I think in the end scene of the movie she turns around three times saying "i divorce thee, i divorce thee, i divorce thee", i'm not quite sure, but i think in the beginning of the movie she marries him the same way saying "i marry thee" three times while turning around.

Chosen answer: Così come sei (1978).

Can anyone help me with the title to this movie? I remember only the final scene, in which two boys (one from Cambodia) and a girl are riding in a train. The boy from Cambodia is really worried about his mother, who is still in their native country, so he says he's going to go home and marry her so he can take care of her. I don't remember anything else. I must have seen it in the mid-1980s. Does anyone know what this movie is?

Chosen answer: What you are describing sounds like "The Emperor of Peru. It was on HBO back in the early 80's. It's a very obscure film and difficult to find on DVD.

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