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The boy gets used for sending messages part suggests you're probably after Enemy at the Gates. Below a few plot fragments matching your description: In 1942, Vasily Zaytsev (Jude Law), a shepherd from the Ural Mountains who is now a soldier in the Red Army, finds himself on the front lines of the Battle of Stalingrad. Forced into a suicidal charge ...


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This is definitely Misery (1990) with James Caan and Kathy Bates (who won an Oscar for the role). Not sure why it was in B&W, maybe you saw it on a B&W TV? Best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon is on his way home from his Colorado hideaway after completing his latest book, when he crashes his car in a freak blizzard. Paul is critically injured, but ...


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Sounds like Minority Report, where Tom Cruise's character John demonstrates predetermination to Colin Farrell's character Danny by rolling a ball along the plexiglass table, which Danny then catches. John: Why'd you catch that? Danny: Because it was gonna fall. John: You're certain? Danny: Yeah. John: But it didn't fall. You ...


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This is "The Killing Room". Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program. You can see the trailer below: Which includes the scene where they use blood to reveal the secret messages.


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Lucky Number Slevin from 2006 with Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis and many others. A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds ...


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Real Genius. From the Wikipedia plot summary: While the team celebrates its success, Lazlo insists that the high-energy laser can only be used as a weapon, and in fact that it must have been conceived for this purpose. Chris is devastated. Hathaway has removed the laser from the lab. Chris, Mitch, and Jordan trick Kent into revealing the date when the ...


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The movie is Remo Williams, The Adventure Begins, with Fred Ward playing Remo. Williams, a James Bond-like character is trapped in a room with a woman when they get gassed. When the thug criminal comes in to check on them, he grabs the man's face and uses the diamond in his front tooth to score a hole that he can escape through


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How can one forget Borat (2006)? ;) Borat Sagdiyev [Sacha Baron Cohen] struggles to make a living in Kazakhstan as a TV reporter amidst well known beliefs that his country's economy suffers because of Jews. He is selected by his Government to travel to the United States of America and submit a report on its society and culture, to which he agrees. ...


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You're after The Absent-Minded Waiter, a 1977 short film with Steve Martin, Teri Garr and Buck Henry which was shown before Martin's stand-up performances (and in the beginning of Homage to Steve) and was nominated for an Oscar. From Wikipedia: A couple (Henry and Garr) have gone out to dinner at a fancy restaurant the husband claims has the world's most ...


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I believe you're looking for Population 436 A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years. While traveling to Rockwell Falls in an assignment of the US Census Bureau, the surveyor from Chicago Steve Kady has two flat tires nearby the small town. The local ...


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Sounds like Grace from 2009, which was based on a short film. Michael Matheson (Stephen Park) and his pregnant wife Madeline (Jordan Ladd) are involved in a car accident. Michael dies, and doctors tell Madeline that her unborn child is dead, too. Madeline, desperate after trying to have a child for years, decides to carry her baby to term anyway. The ...


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I believe you saw the 1988 TV Special Mickey's 60th Birthday. This film combines live action/original animation and library animation. Mickey steals a magic hat from [the Fantasia] Sorcerer and is put under a spell by the angry magi so that no one will recognize him until he finds his own magic within. While Mickey is on his quest, network news teams ...


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You're looking for the 2004 film based on a series of books called Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. The story is exactly as you describe (well, there's three kids but one is a toddler, so we can pretend she doesn't exist): Violet Baudelaire (Emily Browning), her intelligent brother Klaus (Liam Aiken), and their baby sister Sunny (Kara ...


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Sounds like Temple Grandin with Claire Danes, but it's from 2010. Biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become a Ph.D. and expert in the field of animal husbandry. She developed an interest in cattle early in life while spending time at her Aunt and Uncle's ranch. Grandin is a savant ...


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Sounds like 'The Killing Room' http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1119191/?ref_=ttmd_md_nm


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Sounds like Squatters from 2014. Home early from their vacation, a wealthy Pacific Palisades family discovers a pair of homeless young drifters who were squatting in their home. The father is Richard Dreyfuss. You can see the trailer here, where they sneak out while the dad surveys the apartment angrily near the end:


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This sort of sounds like The Arrival from 1996. The signals they use to communicate are embedded within radio/tv satellite signals, but I don't remember any secret written signs. The aliens were unique in that their knees bent backwards, and they definitely make a horrible crunching noise when they do so. You can see/hear ...


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It's called Bumble Beeing (The Butterfly Effect). A bumblebee hits a windshield and talks to a butterfly that's stuck under the wiper before being wiped to death, and it turns out to be a kidnapper's car when he crashes it and a little girl pops out of the trunk. Here's the full short: And here's the butterfly's commentary ...


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I believe you're looking for the film Ruby Sparks. Ruby Sparks is a 2012 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and written by Zoe Kazan. It stars Paul Dano as an anxious novelist whose fictional character, Ruby Sparks, played by Kazan, comes to life. Here's the trailer:


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Not THAT Shining, the OTHER The Shining, (the 1997 miniseries with Steven Weber and Rebecca De Mornay). It followed the novel more closely, and ended with Danny telepathically communicates with his father, who finally breaks free of the ghosts' grip, then realizes the boiler has been neglected. Danny, Wendy, and Halloran (who had only been stunned ...


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It's The Accidental Husband from 2008. When talk radio host Emma Lloyd advises one of her listeners to break up with her boyfriend, the jilted ex sets about getting his revenge. -IMDb That ex is firefighter Patrick Sullivan (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan). And Uma Thurman plays the role of a talk radio host and the ending is the same as you said in ...


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It was called Here Comes Peter Cottontail, a Rankin & Bass from 1971. When the Chief Easter Bunny retires, he chooses Peter Cottontail as his successor. However, the reclusive January Q. Irontail wants the position as well, seeking to revenge himself upon children everywhere for the destruction of his tail. He proposes he and Peter have a race to see ...


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I believe you are looking for Sole Survivor from 1970. In it, B-25 bomber crashes on the way back from a mission. The ghosts of the dead crew members spend their time playing baseball as they wait for their bodies to be found and returned home so that they may have peace. As each body is found, the ghost disappears.


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It's A Smile Like Yours (1997) and this is the sperm sample scene:


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OK, since it fits almost everything: this might be Gisèle Kérozène from 1990. Directed by Jan Kounen (who went on to direct feature films like Dobermann), it's about 3 witches who chase another witch through an urban landscape on flying broomsticks after she steals a statue they worship. It's all filmed in jittery stop-motion and the dialogue is mostly just ...


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I think you are looking for the mirror has two faces which is a 1996 movie


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See you soon, a 14 second horror film


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Holes from 2003 about boys in a detention camp in the middle of the desert. The relevant scenes: Eventually Stanley carries the now ill Zero up the mountain "God's Thumb", where they find a wild field of onions and a spring, helping them regain strength [...] With justice finally being served rain returns to Green Lake for the first time in over 100 ...


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Sounds like Source Code (2011). U.S. Army pilot Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal), last aware of being on a mission in Afghanistan, wakes up on a commuter train to Chicago, at 7:40 am. To the world around him – including his traveling partner Christina Warren (Michelle Monaghan) and the bathroom mirror – he appears to be Sean Fentress, a school ...


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The date and the description don't really match, but the scene you mention reminds me a lot of a scene in the The Fifth Element where Zorg presents the new gun that his company developed. He demonstrates the replay function of the gun, a system where the bullets automatically reach the last target. He does so pretty much as you said: by shooting in the ...



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