Dated and not the forward-thinking parable it intended to be, Planet Earth comes across as high camp when viewed today.
Author: Matt Paprocki
Matt Paprocki has critiqued home media and video games for 20 years across outlets like Variety, Rolling Stone, Forbes, Playboy, Polygon, Paste, and others. His current passion project is the technically minded DoBlu.com. You can follow Matt's body of work via his personal WordPress blog, and follow him on Twitter @Matt_Paprocki.
Gene Roddenberry predicts a post-war future doomed to repeat lost history in Genesis II, but it's more ideas than sustained plotting.
Christopher Walken gives a performance worth watching in Dead Zone, even if the movie takes too long getting to the story's heart.
Silver Bullet sticks to a formula, but approaches things with more honesty, if not a consistent tone.
Although using a few interesting story angles, Ghost Ship succumbs to a generic formula after an incredibly brutal and memorable opening.
Honest and only slightly exaggerated, Brutal Massacre successfully spoofs low budget filmmaking, and it's enough to root for the fictional crew.
Hitchcock turns the mundane into a terror with The Birds, treating the animals like a force protecting old morals.
Psycho breaks with perceived norms circa the early 1960s, lashing out against a more open culture emerging from Puritan values.
Vertigo belies its '50s era origin through a devious story of lust, obsession, and desperation, leading to an engrossing thriller.
Rear Window's relentless paranoia captures post-war America in a confined, tension-driven space.
Great cast and intriguing historical setting give Five Corners a chance, but it's let down by sagging pacing and odd tone.
Surreal, engaging, and philosophical, Coma's creativity designs action around any possibility while debating life's reality.