General questions about movies, TV and more

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Question: An older movie that has kids who are trying to solve a murder, you never see the adults... I remember they are standing outside a kitchen window talking about the mystery and the mom is cooking a turkey.

Chosen answer: Clubhouse Detectives maybe.

Question: 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.

Question: I'm looking for a movie I saw in the 80's (I think). It was a western... Not so sure anymore but I think it went something like this... Some cowboys find a girl in the desert. She looks abused. They take her with them, but then one by one they get killed by what they suspect are Indians, but in the end it's the girl who is the killer.

Chosen answer: It could be this The Devil's Mistress (1966).

Question: 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

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

Question: I'm looking for a show or movie that most likely aired in the early 2000s. Basically a family goes on vacation to a cabin, and two of the boys go exploring, and run across a dead body in a field. The dead man is wearing a bracelet, and one of the boys takes it and puts it on. Soon he contracts smallpox, or at least something like smallpox, I remember he had red blisters on his body.

Question: 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

Question: Looking for a movie with a Giovanni Ribisi lookalike kid who was hit by a car while skateboarding and sent through tunnels to some sort of afterlife. Late 80's early 90's made for TV movie. I believe the story is his journey back to earth, possibly through another death or water? Weird memory, dark and creepy concept. Anyone?

Question: What is the name of the movie where a group of friends are searching for a princess, and at the end they discover the princess is the girl in the group?

Curious97

Chosen answer: Clubhouse Detectives in Search of a Lost Princess.

Question: I'm looking for a movie about a group of teenage girls who decide to live by themselves, they rent a big house and so on. I think it is set a bit in the past. Also it is probably a TV movie. Any suggestions?

Chosen answer: Two come to mind. Where the Boys Are. A female version of going to spring break by renting a house looking for love. There was a 1984 remake. There's also Slumber Party 57. Made in the 70's, but set in the 50's. A group of girls are left alone in a house and each tell of their sexual experiences and fantasies. Debra Winger's film debut.

Question: 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.

Question: 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

Question: 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.

Question: I'm looking for a movie probably in the 90s, a black female celebrity was held hostage and chained in a old abandoned apartment at ransom. In her spare time she paints and she eventually fell in love with her kidnapper who was white. They end up sleeping together.

Question: 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.

Question: This is a TV movie made in the 80's or early 90's. It is about a lady (maybe a lawyer or Dr.) She wants to have a baby so she hires this man to live with her. I think he falls in love with her because he finds her birth control pills and starts giving them to her at night. I cannot remember any more of the movie.

Question: 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

Question: A film from the late 80s where the opening scene shows mother, brother and sister at the airport after father's death. The brother then becomes possessed in some way and is seen throughout the film sitting in a chair with supernatural powers?

Question: Which movie had a scene where a guy was waxing a car with a buffer and he slid all the way down the side of the car with it?

Chosen answer: It sounds like Steve Martin's movie "The Jerk".

Question: There was a movie I saw sometime in the 1980's. One scene that constantly stuck out in my mind was a guy giving a woman a ride on his bicycle. He kept pedaling making the bike go faster and faster. The woman eventually becomes scared and screams at him to stop. He gets so mad that he brakes very hard causing the woman to fall right off onto the concrete giving her a bloody nose. The man then wants to know what her problem is.

Question: I'm looking for an old TV episode (1950-60) where people on a wagon train keep fighting over food, could be jerky, that they don't realize is poison. The last scene is a greedy old man hungrily eating the jerky.

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