– (2004) – A married couple loses their only child, but a scientist promises a replacement clone. Pretty obvious out of the gate, as a “perfect” family loses their “perfect” son, and even the inclusion of a somewhat unique idea is destroyed by the common set-up and tacky follow through. Means well, but becomes too corny for its own good.
– (2015) – An expert in codes is invited to test an android for her human capabilities. A modern technological take on Frankenstein where the created subject questions her own existence while pondering the isolated world around her. The scant cast does a good job keeping focus, and the conclusion is satisfyingly bleak, but emotions are never fully rendered.
– (1992) – A scientist loses his arm during an experiment, only to find that arm alive and violently active. Somewhat succeeds on quirkiness and a sense of not taking matters too seriously, but when all is said and done, this never makes much of a point and seems to create weirdness for the sake of weirdness. Odd, but pretty dim.
– (2014) – A podcaster in search of a humorous story encounters one of horror. Works well when dealing with the sadistic exploits of a deranged man’s obsession with sea mammals, but is quite horrendous in every other area. The first hour is intriguing, but the remainder relies too heavily on slapdash corn.
– (1996) – A human and his robot companions are forced to watch This Island Earth by a scientist who intimidates their sanity. Anything dealing with the film itself is pretty flat, but the observations of the joyously cruddy movie-within-the-movie range from giddy to downright hysterical. Causes enough laughter to make your face hurt.