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April 13[edit]

Obama video/"Glory at Sea" soundtrack[edit]

This is a really random question -- I've been listening over and over to this Obama video from November, and it's got this really inspiring track playing underneath it. I learned through the comments it's by Benh Zeitlin and Dan Romer from the "Glory at Sea" soundtrack. I found this to preview some of the tracks at, and the closest one I could find was the "U.S.S. Jimmy Lee" one, but it wasn't a perfect match (from the 30-second preview I could hear). Anybody know exactly what this music is accompanying the video? Thanks, Fbv65edeltc // 05:18, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Song from old cartoon[edit]

Does anyone know what the title of the song sung in this cartoon by the dog in the tuxedo at 2:23 is?-- (talk) 12:09, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

It's Go Get the Ax - a redlink currently, but one I'd love to see turn blue. I've not found an RS yet, but it appears to be a 19th or early 20th century folk song - the unreliable sources I found so far disagree on the century, but it could be because the one that says 1900s misunderstands what "19th century" means... like I said, it's unreliable. The lyrics can be found online quite easily. --Dweller (talk) 12:35, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
Also called "Peeping through the knothole" and related to "The Horses Run Around" [1]. Recorded in Carl Sandburg's The American Songbag (1927) [2]. Here are some of the many variants, tracking down ballads is hard enough, tracking down slightly bawdy nonsense songs is a lot more difficult as there are so many versions, supposedly the line "papa’s pants will soon fit Willy" from James Joyce's Ulysses (novel) (1922) is a line from one of the many versions. meltBanana 17:36, 13 April 2009 (UTC) Also mentioned in Jim Hickey: A Story of the One-night Stands by George V. Hobart pushing the date back to (1904) just in case anyone cares. meltBanana 21:45, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

MST 3000 heckled movie about the Devil[edit]

Years ago, on Mystery Science Theater 3000, there was one film that the robots and Joel were heckling which was actually a pretty good flick. I can’t remember the name but would be curious if it can bought on DVD or VHS “un-3000’d”. Anyway, the film was a black and white picture and involved a woman who goes into some of trance and gets mentally teleported back to either the Middle Ages or the 1600s. In this time, there is a large group of people who are selling their souls to the Devil. There is a large gathering in the woods, with satanic ceremonies, and the devil worshipers are lining up to sign their names in the Devil’s book. Somehow (I don’t recall how) the woman from the future gets mixed up into this.

Meanwhile, back in the present, the woman’s boyfriend/husband finds out what is going on and someone recreates what the woman did and then is able to send a mental image of himself back into the past. The rest of the film is a bit hazy but I seem to remember the boyfriend/husband breaks up the satanic gathering to save the woman and confronts the Devil. What made the movie incredibly cool was that the actor playing the devil did an awesome job and just looked evil. He gets a smirk and strokes his beard and knows exactly who the boyfriend/husband is and is fully aware that everyone is from the future. I don’t remember anymore. Anyone else recall the name of this film? -OberRanks (talk) 18:25, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Check our List of Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes. --Moni3 (talk) 18:30, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Hmmm, I used the search engine to go through the list with words like "devil", "satan", "time" and "dream" but didn't see it. I'll have to take a closer look. -OberRanks (talk) 18:35, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

It looks like this is the film you're after... The Undead. - (talk) 20:42, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Wow, that's it. Looks like its available on VHS by buying it used. Thanks! -OberRanks (talk) 22:09, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Online list of upcoming movies[edit]

I'm also posting this on the Computing Desk. Is there a website where I can see a list of all upcoming major movies? i.e. ones that would be shown at my local theatre. It would be nice to be able to plan ahead with that. Thanks, (talk) 19:25, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

IMDB lists movies (including upcoming movies) and showtimes that have been scheduled into the future. Of course, it is rare the theaters schedule more than 7 days into the future. So, it is impossible for a website to show you when a movie will play if the theater hasn't decided when to play it yet. -- kainaw 19:36, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
Au contraire. You will probably find 2009 in film#Scheduled 2009 releases to contain what you need. Should you wish to look even further ahead there is even 2010s in film, although the release dates there are obviously very subject to change. --Richardrj talk email 20:38, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
How does that list help a person find a showtime? For example, I want to know what movies will start between 7:00 and 7:30 on September 10, 2009 at the 4-plex in Rolla, MO. Does that list help? Even being more general, how do I know specifically which 4 movies will be showing at the 4-plex on that day? Since only 4 can be shown and there are usually far more than 4 movies in release, I will need to go to a list of showtimes to ensure the movie will be shown. Perhaps you are confusing "release date" and "showtime". -- kainaw 20:55, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
And perhaps you are confusing the question you think the OP asked with the one they actually did ask. They're not asking for showtimes. If the OP comes back they can tell us whether that list is what they were looking for. --Richardrj talk email 21:15, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Always worth having a look round the Apple trailers site. (talk) 20:47, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

This link at Boxofficemojo will probably be useful. Tempshill (talk) 23:20, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
If you have iCal, you can subscribe to a calendar with major film releases on it. Dismas|(talk) 01:28, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Old Motown Tune.[edit]

What's that Motown number that starts with the lead singer (Smokey Robinson??) shouting "Alright is everybody ready?" (they all cheer 'yeah') "Alright now here we go." The he starts up with a load of upbeat 'Do Da Daa Day' type singing. Thanks. (talk) 20:57, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

"Mickey's Monkey" by The Miracles? Nanonic (talk) 23:15, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
That's indeed Smokey Robinson, fronting The Miracles. The song is "Mickey's Monkey". -- Captain Disdain (talk) 23:25, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
Just as an aside, there is an EXCELLENT cover version of Mickey's Monkey done as a medley with Turn on Your Love Light done by the Young Rascals. It's a choice track, and I recommend it to anyone who has the means to seek it out. It can be found on the album Collections 00:21, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, I love this place. (talk) 07:49, 14 April 2009 (UTC)