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Office Space from 1999. Three engineers have had enough of the daily grind working their dull, mundane jobs at Initech Corporation. Subjected to filling out useless forms, fighting with faulty office equipment, and their obnoxious boss Bill Lumbergh are enough to drive anyone crazy. There's also other odd characters like Tom Smykowski and Milton Waddams. ...


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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy from 2005. Everyone has bad mornings. You wake up late, you stub your toe, you burn the toast...but for a man named Arthur Dent, this goes far beyond a bad day. When he learns that a friend of his is actually an alien with advanced knowledge of Earth's impending destruction, he is transported off the Earth seconds ...


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You are thinking about Episode 2.6 of the series Misfits. The power to control milk is called Lactokinesis. After Milk Man reveals superpowers to the world, he gets ignored for the main cast, a bunch of delinquents with better powers. Milk man starts killing people with his lactokinesis, but one of the Misfits travels back ...


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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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That sounds like the movie Big Game starring Samuel L Jackson: The plot is as you describe...Airforce One is attacked, the president ejects and lands in the forest (in Finland, rather than Russia), and a boy hunter helps save him. While it's clearly a movie that doesn't take itself entirely seriously, I don't think I'd classify it as a comedy, however. ...


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Sounds like the romantic comedy from 2004, "50 First Dates". Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy (Drew Barrymore). They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day. In this trailer you ...


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You're describing the plot of Cloverfield from 2008. Cloverfield follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of a hand-held video camera. The movie is exactly the length of a DV Tape and a sub-plot is established by showing bits and pieces of video previously recorded on the tape that is being recorded over. The movie starts as a monster of unknown ...


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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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If the author is female, not male, I think you're talking about Stranger than Fiction. Stranger than Fiction is a 2006 American comedy-drama-fantasy film directed by Marc Forster, written by Zach Helm, and starring Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, and Emma Thompson. The main plot follows Harold Crick (portrayed by Ferrell), ...


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This is Get Smart The 2008 film version of the 1970's spy spoof television series. Maxwell Smart has to prevent an planned explosion that will be triggered by a series of notes at a concert. The bomb in the piano will kill the US President. The mistaken identity and framing that you remember are similar to the plot of Get Smart. The hero is not Martin ...


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This is Loser, a 2000 film starring Jason Biggs (who played Paul) and Mena Suvari (who play Dora) set in New York City: From the wiki description: It is about a small-town teenager who is accepted into New York University and must cope with the pressures of college life and the big city. From the script: Dora: So how come you always wear ...


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Sounds like the plot of I Am Legend with Will Smith from 2007. It is the year 2012. In the ruins of New York city. Robert Neville who is a military scientist who is the lone survivor of a biochemical disease which was supposed to cure cancer 3 years previous. With only blood thirsty zombies as his neighbors and his trusty dog, Samantha, Robert is trying ...


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It was Kirsten Dunst. You're looking for Upside Down from 2012. Adam is a seemingly ordinary guy in a very extraordinary universe. He lives humbly trying to make ends meet, but his romantic spirit holds on to the memory of a girl he loved once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent world with its own gravity, directly above but beyond ...


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The film you're looking for is Double Jeopardy: Double Jeopardy is a 1999 American mystery-thriller film directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, and Bruce Greenwood. The film is about a woman who is framed for the murder of her husband. It's a really good film, in my mind. Double Jeopardy is also the legal term for this. ...


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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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Sounds like David Lynch's Mulholland Dr. from 2001. Mulholland Drive (stylized onscreen as Mulholland Dr.) is a 2001 American neo-noir mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, and Justin Theroux. It tells the story of an aspiring actress named Betty Elms (Watts), newly arrived in Los Angeles, California, ...


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4 key parts of your description fit in with The Pledge (2001). Directed by Sean Penn and starring Jack Nicholson. Man in jail shot himself in the mouth. A suspect (Benicio Del Toro) grabs a gun and shoots himself in the head (through the mouth). He has long, dark hair. Golden tooth He has a gold tooth. It gets a bit gory. The tooth is embedded in the ...


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You're looking for Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones from 2009. A 14-year-old girl in suburban 1970's Pennsylvania is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from the place between Heaven and Earth, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body. The bit with the ...


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The movie is Krull. (1983) The planet Krull is invaded by an entity known as the "Beast" and his army. Prince Colwyn and Princess Lyssa plan to marry in the hope that their combined forces can defeat the Beast. The Beast’s army attacks the wedding before it is finished and kidnaps the princess, leaving Colwyn and the entire kingdom for dead. Prince ...


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This sounds like U-571 (2000) with Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton and Harvey Keitel. In the midst of World War II, the battle below the seas rages. The Nazi's have the upper edge as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. That is, until a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, and the Allies realise this is their chance to seize the 'enigma ...


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I have only watched Firefly and not Serenity, but the mutants you described definitely made me think of the reavers from the show. By chance I found this question, which inadvertently provides an answer: Why does Serenity have a cannon in “Serenity”?, Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange The accepted answer there sounds like it's what you are ...


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You're right, it is David Huddleston. You're looking for Computercide (AKA The Final Eye) from 1981. The year is 1995 and Michael Stringer is the only private eye left on Earth. One day, he is assigned by a woman to investigate Eden Isle, a complex for people who want a perfect life started by an industrialist named Korter. Interestingly, Korter is found ...


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Night of the Comet (1984) starring Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelli Maroney. OP hits almost every plot point in Wikipedia plot summary in his question: Starts in a movie theater projection room Boyfriend dies by monsters Sister shows up Radio station Another boy Mall Scientists trying to make a cure from them Rain cleans stuff up


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This could be the 2005 film Season of the Horse. The year and storyline seem to fit: Under the encouragement of the Chinese government, the traditional way of life of the nomads of the Mongolian plains change. Once a culture with a great emphasis on raising horses on the grassy plains, they are encouraged to move into the cities to work as industrial ...


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It's The Creature Wasn't Nice (AKA Naked Space AKA Spaceship) from 1981 with Leslie Nielsen. When the spaceship Vertigo stops to explore a previously unknown planet, the crew finds an unrecognized dollop of protoplasm and takes it aboard ship to return it to earth for analysis. On board, lifeform expands into an oozing person-eating monster which ...


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I have to assume you are referring to Gone Girl (2014), the recent movie with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. The plot follows your question almost to a T, including also an elaborate framing of the husband by her surreptitious purchasing of leisure and luxury goods to make it appear that he was in financial trouble and a fake pregnancy. It is based on the ...


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I guess you got some parts wrong, but it should be the German movie Schachnovelle In WW2 an intelectual (not a Jew) is arrested and isolated in a hotel by the Nazis. He teaches himself chess only by a book he found at his prison. After the guards find the book and take it away, he starts, like you described, to build chess pieces from bread and uses his ...


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You're looking for the sci-fi cheapie Vampire Vixens from Venus from 1995. Three Venusians land on Earth and transform themselves into beautiful buxom babes, then go about their task of sucking the life force out of unsuspecting males. They place a device on the men's heads that emits a green halo which turns them into pieces of meat. Here are some ...


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It sounds an awful lot like Escape from L.A.. (Spoilers) At the end, Snake Plissken, who is a bit cowboy-like, definitely has a "remote" that he presses to destroy all electronics and reset society. He was released from prison to save the world from a doomsday device and does light up a cigarette. If I recall, Los Angeles was an Alcatraz-like island, ...



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