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Could this be The Chronicles of Riddick? There's a scene where various characters are climbing an outcrop. When the sun touches them, they burn horribly.


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This is likely the 2014 film adaptation of The Giver In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world. For a more complete plot summary, the Wikipedia article is pretty decent. The older man who teaches ...


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One thousand According to Harry Potter - The Unofficial Guide to the Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard By Eric Bradley: Invitations to Hogwarts have themselves become instant collector's items. Who can forget the fan favorite moment from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone film when the owl post inundates the Dursley household with millions of ...


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For comparison, Pippin remains in the city in the corresponding section of the book. ...Pippin got up and peered out. At that moment he caught a flash of white and silver coming from the North, like a small star down on the dusky fields. It moved with the speed of an arrow and grew as it came, converging swiftly towards the Gate... But now the dark ...


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You are looking for the 2004 movie Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events based on the book series A Series of Unfortunate Events. The 2004 movie depicts the first 3 books of the series, where the 3 Baudelaire children get moved around from guardian to guardian. The second guardian is Dr. Montgomery Montgomery, a herpetologist, who owns a house with ...


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This is the 1998 film The Faculty, about a group of six teenagers who defend their town from mind-controlling alien parasites. One of the main characters is a football player, and a major scene takes place at a high school football game. There is also a scene where the teenagers snort a homemade powdered drug in order to demonstrate that none of them are ...


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Could be Aeon Flux (2005)? Charlize Theron's character, the main protagonist, and Sithandra, whose feet have been modified to be hands, are trying to cross a grassy area which is 'spiky'. There are elements of cloning in the plot as well.


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This might be the "Neo Seoul, 2144" chapter of Cloud Atlas (2012). Quoting Wikipedia: In 2144, Sonmi-451 is a "fabricant", a human cloned for slave labor, kept as a fast food server in a dystopian Neo Seoul. She is exposed to ideas of rebellion by another fabricant, Yoona-939. After Yoona is killed, Sonmi is rescued by rebel Commander Hae-Joo Chang, who ...


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This is the 2009 film Knowing, starring Nicolas Cage. The time capsule was buried in 1959, and contains students' drawings of what the future will look like in fifty years' time. One student, a girl named Lucinda, fills her page with a seemingly nonsensical string of random numbers. When the capsule is opened in 2009, Lucinda's sheet is given to a current ...


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Battle Beyond the Stars, when John Boy goes to the Robert Vaughn planet. I was hoping to find a clip on youtube, no luck yet. Edit: I'm pretty sure this is the machine.


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First, I don't think the reason for bringing Pippin along for a ride is for him to meet Faramir as has been previously stated. Here is why I disagree with that: that could've been done at any point once Faramir gets back to Minas Tirith quite trivially Faramir didn't seem to notice Pippin until they got back inside the gates, anyway Faramir wouldn't have ...


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Out of universe: Because it was shot for a different point in the story in the film and in editing was used later Per Peter Jackson's commentary on "The Return of the King" Extended Edition, Gandalf and Pippin were originally shot meeting and fighting the Nazgul upon their initial arrival to Minas Tirith, before they had even gone into the city. ...


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Could this be The Time Travelers, from 1964? Clips visible here. It was also featured in Mystery Science Theater's 11th season. The scientists travel through a portal to the future, which is a standard-issue atomic wasteland. They meet up with the remaining normal humans in their underground base (this may be the rocky control room you're remembering), ...


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This is most likely Escape to Witch Mountain (1975); the only thing that doesn't match the question is that the two alien siblings are a boy and a girl. The film, which was a favorite of mine when I was young, was based on the 1968 novel by Alexander Key (probably best known as the author of another children's novel about an alien with psychic powers who is ...


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I'll propose Pakuni from 1974 Land of the Lost series. Since they were primitive apemen - a 300 word language on a technicality has the best chance of being "complete". See http://lotl.popapostle.com/html/pakuni.htm Though obviously Star Trek III's Klingon dictionary and Tolkien's elf languages are more notable in other ways.


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Sounds like you're probably thinking of Highlander: The Final Dimension, AKA Highlander III: The Sorcerer (1994). There's a scene about an hour into the film where Connor MacLeod is held in a prison cell in 18th century France, awaiting execution by guillotine. Fortunately for him, another Immortal, Pierre Bouchet, volunteers to take his place. In 1789, ...


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Ray Bradbury's short story "A Sound of Thunder" was adapted as a movie in 2005. Unique to this adaptation of the story (different from the short story and the previous adaptation for The Ray Bradbury Theater) is that the timeline changes don't immediately manifest when the adventurers return, but propogate uptime in waves, which seems to match what you ...


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Zombieland (2009) Unaffected college student Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is making his way from his college dorm in Austin, Texas, to Columbus, Ohio, to see whether his parents are still alive. He encounters Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), another survivor, who is particularly violent in killing zombies. Though he does not appear to be sociable, Tallahassee ...


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Gorgo (1961)? From Wikipedia: Captain Joe Ryan is salvaging for treasure off the coast of Ireland, when a volcano erupts, nearly sinking his ship. Ryan and his first officer, Sam Slade, take the ship to Nara Island for repairs. As they enter harbour, they discover the floating carcasses of ancient marine animals, the first hint that something dangerous was ...


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This is probably Just Imagine (1930). The description on the "Flying Cars" page of TVTropes says: In the 1930's sci-fi musical Just Imagine everyone has their own propeller-driven personal airplane with horizontal props inset in each wing so they can hover in midair, allowing their occupants to chat or burst into song. In a Take That! against the ...


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I've never seen it and my answer relies heavily on this film review, but I think this could be the movie Nightflyers. Based on the novella of the same name by George R R Martin, albeit loosely. There's a class 3 female telepath (who could be considered Sharon Stone-ish) and a more powerful male telepath (potentially a psychic assassin). Originally released ...


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Given the scant details you give, Alien seems like the best candidate: but I'd expect it's known by everyone, so probably you're looking for a different film. There are two that come to mind: they're both low-budget Italian spin-offs released in 1980, in the aftermath of the aforementioned Alien. The less known of the lot is Alien 2: On Earth which, ...


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This is almost certainly The Langoliers , a mini series based on the Stephen King novel. The mini series dates from 1995 so fits nicely into the given timeframe. The story concerns a group of passengers/crew on an airline flight to Boston, they awaken to find all other passengers and crew to have disappeared. One of crew lands the plane at an airport while ...


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Possibly Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) It's got giant robots with a diesel punk look to them, and the end has a rocket full of animals.


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You're describing Harrison Bergeron (1995). Everyone wears an IQ suppressing headband and everything's very '1950s'. Harrison: Last night, seeing those programs I realized that...Everything looks like in the 1950's. Is it intentional? John Klaxon: Rule number 1: Everything is intentional. The U.S. was happier in that decade, at least people who lived at ...


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Could this be Branded from 2012? I haven't seen it but the trailer features heavy consumerism and some scenes of quasi-organic looking things attached to people's heads. The blu-ray summary says: BRANDED is a dark and mind-bending journey into a surreal, dystopian society where mega-corporations have unleashed a monstrous global conspiracy to get inside our ...


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It's an episode of the 1985 Steven Spielberg series "Amazing Stories" -- Season 1, Episode 2: "The Main Attraction" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazing_Stories_(1985_TV_series)#Season_1_(1985–86)


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I think this may be the Earthsea miniseries. With the help of Ogion, Ged confronts the Gebbeth and attempts to drown him using a rock, however, it escapes with Ged's likeness and voice. Ged's impersonator becomes a murderer, and Vetch, a magus himself, chases Ged until he realizes Ged is not possessed by the Gebbeth and they decide to hunt it together. They ...


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This sounds like Drones from 2010. I haven't seen it, but it's set in an office and is about a universal threat. Plus it has this song about a stongly worded memo.


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My Neighbour Totoro (1988) most likely. Directed by Miyazaki. From Wikipedia: One day, Mei discovers two small spirits who lead her into the hollow of a large camphor tree. She befriends a larger spirit, which identifies itself by a series of roars that she interprets as "Totoro". She falls asleep atop Totoro, but when Satsuki finds her, she is on ...


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