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This sounds like Dark City (1998): John Murdoch awakens alone in a strange hotel to find that he has lost his memory and is wanted for a series of brutal and bizarre murders. While trying to piece together his past, he stumbles upon a fiendish underworld controlled by a group of beings known as The Strangers who possess the ability to put people to sleep ...


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I'm not 100% sure, but it sounds like you're referring to Explorers. This was an 80's movie that featured a ship built by kids, surrounded by a bubble. I don't remember the hole in the earth scene, but it sounds like something that would have been in this movie, and perhaps I just don't remember it.


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I believe that you are thinking of Superman 2. The villans (General Zod, Ursa and Non) had been banished from Krypton into the "Phantom Zone" which was depicted as what looked similar to a plane of glass that flew through space. Right up until Superman pushes a nuclear bomb out of Earth's atmosphere and into space to save Paris (I think). When the device ...


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There are a number of science fiction movies involving ants, and based on your memory, it might be a challenge to determine if it was truly a made-for-tv-movie...or just a very old movie that happened to be broadcast one night on the tube. Nevertheless, the closest matches to your description are: Phase IV (1974) It Happened at Lakewood Manor / Panic at ...


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It sounds like the third segment of Tales from the Darkside: The Movie - A despondent artist named Preston (played by James Remar) witnesses a gruesome murder by a gargoyle-like monster. The monster gets Preston to swear to never speak of what he saw in exchange for a promise to spare his life. After making the promise, Preston meets a beautiful ...


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This is Tales From the Darkside, the movie. The monster is Tommy Chong's daughter (IRL), I believe. It was 1 of about 3 or 4 stories in the whole thing.


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One of the known method for this is Reduced gravity aircraft, unofficial nickname vomit comet. KC-135A known as NASA 930 was used in the movie Apollo 13. Cecil said that in 2001: A Space Odyssey, huge rotating sets are used, while the actor remained more or less stationary. It's not that realistic in looks but cheaper as compare to vomit comet. Wire and ...


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The plot you've outlined reminds me of Sphere, a 1998 Sci-Fi psychological thriller film adapted from a Michael Chrichton novel — although they don't return "home", they return back to their underwater habitat. Synopsis: In the middle of the southern Pacific Ocean, a thousand feet below the surface, what is believed to be an alien spacecraft is ...


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It was the premiere episode of 1995's The Outer Limits, titled Sandkings. From IMDB: When his research project is closed down, Simon Kress rescues a few of its living subjects and transplants them to a recreation of their native Martian environment in his barn. They grow and learn, but then Kress makes an error with disastrous implications. ...


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In a word, No. According to this Natural History Museum fact file, Professor Jeremy Austin describes the possibility of recovering a sufficient quantity of usable DNA to recreate a dinosaur as being essentially zero. NHM: Do you think it likely that scientists will ever be able to extract enough DNA from fossilized remains to reconstruct the complete ...


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Inception is well known for simulating all of its zero/reduced gravity scenes without CG. There is a behind the scenes documentary where the effects team detail the various method they use – and crucially how different shots within a sequence use different methods. This means there's never a single "trick" that the eye can catch to break the immersion.


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Might be The Tommyknockers (1993).     [Source] But instead of Wikipedia I'll quote The 34th Dimension: It’s been a long time since I’ve seen The Tommyknockers, but from what I remember the plot goes like this: blah blah blah, midwestern American town, blah blah blah, alien things show up, blah blah, A GUY PULLS OUT HIS OWN FUCKING TEETH. ...


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Electric Dreams (1984) Source Electric Dreams is a 1984 British-American comedy/drama/romance/science fiction film set in San Francisco, California, that depicts a love triangle between a man, a woman, and a home computer. The ending isn't "cell phones" but a song played on radios all over America. Trailer (YouTube) Ending Scene (YouTube)


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I didn't watch the movie, but some Googling has revealed that this is a helicopter from the Zero Dark Thirty (2012) movie. You can watch a YouTube clip where it can be seen, and here three stories that confirm/explain it: one, two, three. This is from the last link:


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This sounds a lot like Tank Girl. First part of the plot on wikipedia says: Set in a dystopian 2033, a comet has hit the Earth, and altered the climate turning it into a dry and arid wasteland. There has been no rain for over 11 years - water is extremely scarce, and what little is available is controlled by the Water & Power company, led by ...


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Sounds like The Prototype: Source The military tries to track down a humanoid drone that escapes from a government facility Watch the trailer


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Flight of the Navigator is pretty much like that. From IMDb: Davey is told that his parents reported the young boy missing in 1978, the evening that he went searching in the woods for his younger brother, referring to the incident in the past tense because it is 1985. Only Davey is still exactly the same age and everything he was from 1978, while time has ...


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The Invasion (2007) The alien-controlled people in this movie are emotionless, expressionless and don't blink After the space shuttle Patriot crashes on Earth, a fungus-like alien life-form is discovered on the remaining parts scattered over U.S. territory. Once people come in contact with the organism, it controls them once they enter REM ...


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What you are describing fits the 2011 movie "In Time" with Justin Timberlake: IMDB link In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection ...


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There is a point in the movie where Emily Blunt's character, Rita, speculates that Humans may be the first species to be able to effectively fight back against this alien, because of how we can absorb the time traveling ability when exposed to their blood. Both Rita and Cage are, at different points in time, exposed to the blood of an alpha, and gain the ...


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Sounds a lot like Virtual Sexuality (1999). Here's a part of the storyline: Desperate to find her perfect man Justine goes to a technology fair with her nerdy classmate Chas. It's not really her thing but is eventually persuaded to try a virtual reality makeover machine and discovers that she can create her perfect man even if it is only an electronic ...


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The movie that you are trying to identify is probably the short film, The Price of Life (1987). An article on Yahoo notes the obvious plot similarities to In Time: In 1987, Stephen Tolkin co-wrote and directed "The Price of Life," a brilliant short film that appeared as part of the PBS series "American Playhouse." The short also popped up on at least one ...


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My first guess for unclothed space vampires is always Lifeforce (1985), also known as The Space Vampires. The Wikipedia page is here. The main space vampire was played by Mathilda May: After she kisses the space-shuttle astronaut who finds her, she can make him do things with no memory of having done them. However, the vampires usually don't kiss their ...


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Sounds like the special edition of The Abyss to me.


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Monolith Monsters from 1957 fits your description. I have not seen it, but it is part of a giant SciFi movie collection from Amazon. Here's the blurb from Amazon: In a desperate race against time and nature, a geologist and a scientist must find a way to stop effects of killer outer-space rocks that are literally petrifying people with fear! That led ...


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It sounds like Laserblast (1978). ". . . Billy wanders into the desert and discovers the laser cannon and pendant. He starts playing with the cannon, pretending to shoot things, then realizes he can fire the weapon while wearing the pendant. . . ." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laserblast An edited version was shown on MST3K.


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This is luck. I've been stuck on trying to figure out what movie this was for years and couldn't figure it out. I used a lot of the same terms to Google it, and this time I added "1960s" and found it -- that's luck. It's The Time Travellers made in 1964. I won't get into the plot, since it's a few paragraphs and I don't want to include more spoilers, but ...


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I've heard the song before but I've never seen the video until now. Well I recognized Billy Drago right away. I thought that would be a big clue as to whether this was from a movie, or one time episode of something. He seems to be the only actor that can be tracked from the video other than the spliced in footage of Choke Canyon. His IMDB list him as ...


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It sounds like you're referring to The Third Eye. This was a sci-fi series that aired in the very early days of Nickelodeon. (I remember watching it as a child myself). It was quite unlike all of the other Nickelodeon programming, and is the only series that I can recall from that Network that fits your description. I also remember seeing Dr. Who later on ...


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The scene you are talking about where the bad guys get trapped is from Superman (the first film). Jor-El (Marlon Brando) imprisons three villains Zod, Ursa and Non. They don't feature further in that film, but are the main villains of Superman 2, when they are accidentally released. The imprisonment scene probably may be included in Superman 2 as a recap ...



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