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This sounds like it could be Rollerball, a 1975 science fiction film starring James Caan. Although it is most famous for the violent sporting scenes, it did include a passage where after a party a group of drunken guests staggered outside and set trees on fire using some kind of futuristic gun. From the DVD commentary : "Here is a scene where I wanted ...


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Having looked a bit further, I think this is Paolo Bacigalupi's 2008 collection Pump Six and Other Stories. The first story you mention is almost undoubtedly "The People of Sand and Slag" wherein a trio of security guards who can live on any matter inexplicably find a dog one day, in an environment where no living thing should be. One of them ...


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Probably "The Forgotten Enemy" by Arthur C. Clarke, borrowable at the Internet Archive. It was first published in 1949 in the New Worlds magazine, then appeared in the 1956 collection Reach for Tomorrow. The Solar System has dived into a belt of cosmic dust; Britain's climate has changed from temperate to arctic. Professor Millward has stayed with ...


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The description nearly matches "E for Effort", by T. L. Sherred, first published in 1947 and often reprinted in anthologies. However, the action takes place in the United States. The inventor shows scenes live from his time viewer. The man who walks into the theater and is amazed by what he sees becomes the inventor's partner in filming the life of ...


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"An Eel by the Tail", a short story by Allen Kim Lang; first published in Imagination, April 1951, available at the Internet Archive; reprinted (along with "Pictures Don't Lie" by Katherine MacLean) in the anthology Invaders of Earth edited by Groff Conklin. It's a high school physics class in the future, and the teacher is demonstrating ...


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Guardians of the West by David Eddings has such a scene. Ce'Nedra is mind-controlled by an unknown baddie into piling blankets onto her newborn son. Garion looked through the doorway. Ce'Nedra was standing by the cradle in her white nightdress, her eyes vacant and staring, with another figure beside her. On the chair at the foot of the cradle was a great ...


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I believe that is "The world at the end of time" by Frederick Pohl. It concerns Viktor, a human who is a colonist to a new world where the sun is occupied by an entity known as Wan-To. Wan-To has many siblings and children, all of whom would destroy each other if they could locate them. They fight by blowing up stars, and Earth is destroyed as ...


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"Happy Ending", a novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore (generally published as by Henry Kuttner but attributed to Kuttner & Moore by the ISFDB), first published in Thrilling Wonder Stories, August 1948, available at the Internet Archive. It was also the answer to this old question. You may have read it in one of these compilations. This ...


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"Time in the Round", a novelette by Fritz Leiber; first published in Galaxy Science Fiction, May 1957, available at the Internet Archive; reprinted in the 1958 hardcover anthology The Third Galaxy Reader edited by H L. Gold. The story is also available at Project Gutenberg. The Butcher, the youngest of the three boys and the one who causes all the ...


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This looks to me like a slightly distorted memory of A Wizard of Earthsea, the first Earthsea book by Ursula K. LeGuin. Duny grows up in a small village on the island of Gont; when the Kargads attack, he uses magic to defeat them (confusing them with a fog). This is very unusual for a child still short of his naming day, so when that day comes, he is sent ...


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I believe this is the 2002 Canadian/American TV series Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension. It aired on YTV in Canada and Fox Kids in the US. It follows a young boy and girl traveling the stars with a group of aliens. One of the aliens, named Nepol, is indeed small, blue, wearing goggles and holding a staff-like weapon. Wikipedia says his character &...


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The scene (#3) containing Richard Dreyfuss and Bill Murray is from the film What About Bob? The scene (#4) with Sir Anthony Hopkins and Dame Emma Thompson is from The Remains of the Day You may want to note that the scene (#5) with Thomas F. Wilson is from Back to the Future Part II, not Back to the Future. The scene (#6) where Samuel L. Jackson is ...


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Softly spoke the Gabbleduck by Neal Asher, contained in The gabble and other stories (2008). The siblings are Tholan and Tameera. Tholan's personal assitant is Anders. The story is told from the point of view of a local guide. Tameera shoots a sheq, also known as shit-eater. The other sheq kidnap her to replace the one she shot and her brother goes in ...


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Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott Synopsis: Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to the middle of nowhere for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying--and she's helpless to change anything. Until she receives ...


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Could this be "The Boost" by Stephen Baker? Published in 2014 it is more or less compatible with the poster's estimate of publication ten years ago. It deals with a future where almost everybody has implantable devices. The problem is that the devices are manufactured by China, and include a "backdoor" which lets the Chinese government ...


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This is Mr. Right starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell. The knife juggling happens in her kitchen. The special ability they seem to have is the ability to read the flow of motion in the world around them, and go with it. Ex-CIA agent and ex-mercenary Francis Munch (Rockwell) kills those who try to hire him. On his way out from such a kill, a team ...


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This is almost certainly the Darksword Trilogy, by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman (of Dragonlance fame). The overall story follows Joram, who is the heir to an empire, but is born "dead", without magical power in a empire where magic is life. From wiki, the description of Joram: The son of the Emperor and Empress of Merilon, and heir to the ...


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Vampires, kids, and a model of the town seems like Lost Boys to me. Released in 1987, it would have been on TV or pay TV by the early 1990s. The protagonists are two (I think?) young teen boys; one of the vampires (after a bit) is the big brother of one of the boys. Set in the fictional Santa Carla (California, judging by terrain and climate), the "...


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You're thinking of "Alone" a by Robert Reed. It is a short story in the Greatship series. There is a similar answer here: Sci-fi book about a shape shifting machine wandering the surface of a planet sized space ship


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Was this on Belgian television? If so, it could be Het geheim van de leeuw van Venetie, (The secret of the lion of Venice) after a book by Kitty Leibovitch. The son of the Belgian Consul in Venice notices the lion on the St.-Marc square bell tower turning a page of the book it is holding, but nobody believes him. A treasure hunt ensues. More information on ...


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A Redditor found the book (or books). Seems I was either remembering pieces of Ann Pilling's Black Harvest from her Dark Powers series, or my memory was combining elements from different books from the series. The Dark Powers books are still in print.


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The TV Tropes page for Time Stands Still has this entry for an episode (season 1, episode 12, "Honey, I'm Streakin'") of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: In an episode of the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids series, Wayne invents a device that speeds him up. He keeps a fancy model for himself while his boss stumbles upon the prototype. However, they then set the ...


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This is The Tapestry series of books, by Henry H. Neff, starting with The Hound of Rowan. [A] twelve-year-old boy named Max McDaniels who comes across a strange Celtic tapestry one day in a secret room in a museum. Max finds a letter in his coat pocket afterwards that leads him to Rowan Academy, a secret school where other gifted students like him go. The ...


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I believe this is Assassins Pride. Though there are some differences, and I've only read the manga. It looks like there is an anime for it that ran in 2019. The main character is an assassin. He was tasked with finding out if a daughter of a powerful family had magic. If she didn't, he was supposed to kill her. He instead uses an experimental procedure to ...


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That's the 2007 film, The Messengers. When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions and endure attacks from a supernatural source. Jess must warn her ...


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Kuromukuro may be the one you're looking for. In the 60s, an amazing find was discovered during the construction of the Kurobe Dam - a metallic titan, or for the lack of better words - an ancient robot. This find sends shock waves around the scientific community. Intellectuals from all over the world gathered to study the object, codenamed "The Giant&...


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Possibly My Best Friend Is A Vampire? It came out in 1987, involves kids, has a dream sequence with a "shower scene" with (shower, not window) curtains... can't remember if there was a model of the town in it or not though.


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This "green woman" memory might possibly be from Chaining the Lady, the second book of the Cluster series by Piers Anthony. There was no green woman in the book itself, but there was one on at least one version of the cover. In this book, Melody of Mintaka is chosen to have her "aura" transferred to another "sphere" to pass ...


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Perhaps Shadow Raiders? The inhabitants of four mutually hostile worlds must unite their forces to face the grave menace of an invading planet & population.


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Nevermind!! I found it :) It's a newer book called The Unwanteds


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