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  • Any high-concept Sci-Fi movie recommendations?

    I'm a cinephile, and I like to think I've seen most of the possibilities.  I'm talking about movies that blow your mind.  2001: A Space Odyssey is at the top of the list and is one of my favorite films of all time.  I just saw Annihilation and I had to rewatch it because I loved it so much.  I want to be in awe of the scale and imagination on screen, and if it has a touch of Lovecraftian horror like those two movies do, then that's just the cherry on top.

    And no.  Don't recommend Interstellar.  I've seen it and I'm not fond.

    Thank you for your time and recommendations.

    24 AnswersMovies3 days ago
  • Help with math homework?

    If we played a single draw card game from a standard deck that cost $10 to play and you got back your 10 dollars if a face card is drawn, got back 20 dollars if an ace is drawn but got nothing if a 2 through 10 is drawn, what is the expected value of any bet being made.

    I have no idea where to even begin with this.  Trust me, I've tried.  I've been trying for days on several questions on this assignment.  I'm terrible at math.  Luckily, this is the last math class I ever have to take.  Please help me.

    1 AnswerMathematics1 week ago
  • Help with math homework?

    Let x be a binomial random variable that will be done 12 times in a row. If the probability that x happens once is 0.3 find the following.

    1) P(x=8)  2) P(x<3)3) P(x≥4)4) μ of x5) σ of xYes, I tried doing this on my own.  Yes, I'm an idiot.  Not much I can do about it.

    2 AnswersMathematics2 weeks ago
  • If a motor cycle license plate is made from 2 letters followed by 2 numbers how many plates can be made if repetition is not allowed?

    Yes, this is homework. Yes, I tried to do it on my own.  Yes, I'm stupid.

    Please help.  Math isn't my strongest subject...

    1 AnswerHomework Help2 weeks ago
  • What does this quote mean?

    "Garlic is the ketchup of intellectuals."  - John Milner.

    Now, the only John Milner I can find is a baseball player...  

    What the hell does this quote mean and who the hell said it?  Because if it actually is John Milner the baseball player, I'd be even more confused than I am now.

    2 AnswersQuotations3 months ago
  • Can someone explain this joke to me?

    "I saw a sign on the highway.  It said left lane closed, so I went somewhere else."

    Courtesy, Jay London.

    Yes, I know I'm stupid.  There's not much I can do about it, so please?

    6 AnswersJokes & Riddles5 months ago
  • What's going on with my dog?

    My dog, Buckley, is a 7-year-old male Boxador and he's a very nondominant, laid-back and goofy dog.  He's basically an overgrown puppy.  I'm not given to using that last descriptor because everyone else seems to describe their dogs that way.  No, mine truly is an overgrown puppy.  Evidence: Last night, he had a bit too much energy.  He hates going outside, and it was dark out anyway.  So I decided to play with him to get him to release some of that pent-up energy.  I get down on the ground with him and I basically keep shoving him away as he tries to pounce on me, bite me, or hit me with his paws.  Lemme say this: He must have had some serious issues he needed to deal with.  Like he got fired from his job for something he didn't even do because his boss had it in for him since day one level issues.  He was growling very loudly.  When he's playing, his growl has a very, very high pitch to it.  It sounds like a puppy, only louder.  He had the same growl last night, but it was even louder than usual.  And somewhat fiercer.  He was biting hard, scratching hard, getting way too rough.  I was a bit high, so I didn't really care.  Eventually he made a whine-like noise and scurried off literally with his tail in between his legs.  I know I didn't hurt him.  I know for a fact.  So what could have happened to him?  Was it a dominance thing?  Did he just get a little too worked up?  What does it sound like happened?  If you have questions, just ask.

    Thank you for your time.

    2 AnswersDogs5 months ago
  • Does anybody else experience this when watching movies?

    There are many times when I'm watching a movie that the illusion of film is broken.  I can practically see the inner machinations behind a shot.  You can practically hear the echo of the director screaming "action."  You can see the actor not fully in character just yet when the scene starts.  I suppose it's somewhat analogous to watching a movie with bad CG.  At a certain point, all you really see is the actors reacting to nothing because the effects are that bad.  Birdemic is the ultimate example of that.  Birdemic is also one of those movies that cause what I'm asking about.  It's mostly found in bad films as the creators aren't as learned as their more accomplished fellow artists.  But it happens in good films too.  I very VERY often get this feeling when watching David Lynch.  In fact, I'm watching Mulholland Drive right now and that's what inspired me to ask this question.  

    I'm aware this question might not make any sense, in which case no hard feelings if you misinterpret what I meant.  But if you don't know and don't have a decent guess, please don't answer.  

    2 AnswersMovies6 months ago
  • What are the most immersive open-world historical games?

    I'm a history buff and a video game nerd. These two things have formed a wonderful relationship throughout my 20-something years of life.

    I've played every Assassin's Creed game. I've played Red Dead Redemption 1 & 2. I've played Mount and Blade: Warband. I've played L.A. Noire (It's not what I would call "immersive" but I know someone's bound to mention it). And I'm currently playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance. While I'm working on filing away on this monster of a game (and loving every second of it), I'm itching to find out what my next game could be. Any recommendations would be lovely.

    Thank you for your time.

    2 AnswersVideo & Online Games6 months ago
  • What is this video game?

    I was over at a friend's house when I was a little kid. This was early 2000s. So, the game was either on a Playstation or Nintendo 64, I'm leaning toward it being on an N64.

    It's almost certainly an M rated game. It's third person. I think it was a beat-'em-up/horror video game. Near the start, it features a man who has supposedly been turned into a fly-type creature recently. There's a voice speaking to him and is guiding him along the level and it mentions that the main character needs to drink blood to survive. The character mentions that he has "never thirsted for blood" (I'm probably paraphrasing), but he ends up having to do it anyway.

    There is voice acting, I must point out.

    That's all I can remember about it. Sorry if it's not enough.

    2 AnswersVideo & Online Games7 months ago
  • Why would anybody name their child "Anfernee"?

    It sounds like an imbecile's way of saying Anthony. Is there some confusion as to what the real name is?

    9 AnswersBaby Names1 year ago
  • Why is Klaus Kinski considered a great actor?

    He s not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but was he really a talent to be compared to Olivier, Laughton or Brando? Maybe it s a bit of a language barrier for me, seeing as how I don t speak German, but even his English roles don t stand out that much. He was a madman who played madman. He was a character actor. A good one, yes. But that s all he was. At least, that s what I think.

    So I ask: What made him so compelling? Herzog isn t good for explaining anything aside from how amazed he is at everything Kinski did as an actor. So I turn to the populace.

    2 AnswersTheater & Acting1 year ago
  • Why do people like Animal House and Stripes?

    They're awful! Truly awful films with no narrative structure, no likable characters, no subversive themes. They're foul and offensive and gross. And they revel in being foul and offensive and gross. They enjoy piddling around on our screens while conveying nothing other than a near-sighted, immature tapestry of inanity and profanity. The only difference between these two movies and an SNL skit is that the SNL skit is funny and has the good sense to know when to freaking end.

    These films are PAINFUL! They are complete and total abject horror in every single way. People complain about Caligula being just this nasty, poorly-made collection of a wannabe-artist's scattered imaginings. But nothing about this. Because it's a "comedy." Because the whole point of it is to be tasteless. Well, the whole point of torture is to be unpleasant too. That doesn't make it good.

    But this isn't just me complaining. I'm genuinely curious. Why aren't these movies seen as two of the worst films of all time? I generally have good taste in films, I like to think; but this is just enigmatic to me. I feel like I'm in a different universe as everyone else. It's just baffling.

    How are these seen as good movies?!

    8 AnswersMovies1 year ago
  • Why is Gigli ranked among the worst movies of all time?

    I asked this question already, but I got no answers.

    It's by no stretch of the imagination a good movie. It's way too long, the acting sucks, Lopez's monologues are downright cringe-worthy, the plot is scattered and the romance is not only ineffectual, but also kind of offensive.

    But that said... It's not THAT bad. #19 on IMdB's 100 worst movies list? 6 percent on Rotten Tomatoes? Destroying Martin Brest's career? It seems like people went overboard in panning it because of the whole *sigh*... "Bennifer" craze. Is there some undertone I'm missing here? Because I would MUCH rather watch Gigli than Disaster Movie, Hobgoblins, Garbage Pail Kids, Ben and Arthur, Birdemic, Samurai Cop, Battlefield: Earth, or any other given film with absolutely no redeemable qualities.

    3 AnswersMovies1 year ago
  • Am I the only one who likes Once Upon a Time in the West more than The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?

    It's just the superior film. It has a better, more dynamic plot. It broke more rules, it took more risks and it wasn't anywhere near as slow. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly hasn't aged terribly well. It's filled with plot holes and a bunch of 60s tropes that bog it down. It's by no stretch of the imagination a bad film, but it isn't quite the masterpiece everyone makes it out to be. That label belongs to the aforementioned film. Am I the only one who thinks this way? It seems that I am. While we're all at it, care to explain why The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is considered to be so good? It's really just a 7 out of 10 for me.

    9 AnswersMovies1 year ago
  • Any movie recommendations based off of my top 25 favorite films?

    I asked this question recently while giving my top tens. I got two new suggestions and I was impressed with both of the movies. I figured I'd give this another go but with a bigger list. It took me an hour or two to compile this, so rest assured I did put a lot of thought into it.

    The list is in order of my favorite movie to my 25th favorite.

    1. The Silence of the Lambs

    2. Goodfellas

    3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    4. It's Such a Beautiful Day

    5. 12 Angry Men

    6. Pulp Fiction

    7. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    8. Donnie Darko

    9. Modern Times

    10. Seven Samurai

    11. Schindler's List

    12. The Shawshank Redemption

    13. Little Miss Sunshine

    14. The Godfather

    15. The Great Dictator

    16. Annie Hall

    17. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

    18. A Clockwork Orange

    19. Fight Club

    20. The Big Lebowski

    21. To Kill a Mockingbird

    22. The Hunt (2012)

    23. Magnolia

    24. Adaptation

    25. City of God

    Thank you very much for your time and suggestions.

    3 AnswersMovies1 year ago
  • What movies would you recommend to me based off of my Top 10 favorites?

    I've been on a movie kick ever since I recently watched David Lowery's masterpiece: A Ghost Story. It rejuvenated me after a year or two where I felt that movies had just abandoned me. Now, I'm ready to be a film buff again and to really explore my love for the art form. Anyway, here's my list in order from 10th favorite to my all time favorite movie.

    10. Seven Samurai

    9. Modern Times

    8. Donnie Darko

    7. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    6. Pulp Fiction

    5. 12 Angry Men

    4. It's Such a Beautiful Day

    3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    2. Goodfellas

    1. The Silence of the Lambs

    While we're at it, care to suggest a decent site that can also do this? I've done it before and have been constantly disappointed. Marathon Man, It's a Wonderful Life, Braveheart... Blech... Yeah, I hate those movies. Sue me.

    And if you're on the intuitive side, how about a breakdown of what kinds of movies I seem to like and what I should keep an eye out for in the future. Don't dedicate too much time to me though. I'm hardly worth it.

    Anyway, thank you in advance for your help.

    2 AnswersMovies1 year ago
  • Any good horror movie recommendations for my taste?

    I fancy myself a fairly well-versed in horror films, books and games. I've entertained myself with so many that I'm beginning to run out of films that can truly scare me.

    I just thought I'd name some examples of the best and scariest horror films I've seen and maybe you could lend a suggestion.

    The scariest movie I've ever seen is The Blair Witch Project. I'm a big fan of less is more, and you see pretty much nothing in that film. Just know I'm by and large not a fan of the found footage genre. On that point, I did greatly enjoy The Taking of Deborah Logan.

    Anyway, more movies:

    The Thing


    Suspiria (1977)

    The Changeling

    Don't Look Now

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer


    It Follows

    The Shining

    The Exorcist

    The Ring (2002)

    The Haunting


    The Babadook

    The Witch

    The Sixth Sense

    The Silence of the Lambs (which is my all time favorite movie, just not the scariest)

    The Fly (1986)

    The Others

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    The Night of the Hunter

    Black Swan

    Anyway, that should give you an idea of where my tastes lie. No James Wan though. The Conjuring was... passable but it didn't take long for it to age badly. In short, I'm not a big fan of him. So no Insidious or any of that crap... Please.

    Thank you for your time.

    4 AnswersMovies1 year ago
  • Why doesn't Windows Media Player work anymore?

    I can't play DVDs on my computer with WMP. It happened after this whole... Cortana update thing (I'm a computer idiot) Why is this happening? Can I fix this? Do I need to download another media player? If so, which one?

    5 AnswersSoftware4 years ago
  • What are some good horror movies with effectively creepy imagery.?

    I'm talking about movies like The Shining, Alien, The Thing and The Exorcist. Artistic horror films that rely on scaring the viewer through images instead of having stuff pop out at them.

    7 AnswersMovies6 years ago