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  • Venom

    Venom

    ★★★

    Clearly fed up at sitting idly by whilst Disney hoovers up enormous revenues via its Marvel studios subsidiary Sony have decided to jump back into the superhero market by launching their own franchise based on the Spiderman archenemy come anti-hero Venom.
    After arriving on earth as part of an invading alien force set on plundering the planet for its natural resources before mankind uses them up himself the Symbiote - he has to bond with a suitable human host in…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★½

    The latest sequel/ reboot of sorts of the Halloween franchise from director David Gordon Green and writer Danny McBride.
    It's almost 40 years to the day since Michael Myers went on his legendary and now iconic Halloween night killing spree and he decides to mark the anniversary by not just recreating the spree but indeed exceeding it as he escapes from a bus transporting fellow severely disturbed mental health patients and relocates his overalls and mask.
    Of course, he still…

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  • Summer of 84

    Summer of 84

    ★★★★

    Directed by a trio of newcomers (François Simard, Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Karl Whissell) and starring a host of unknowns I must admit the only real thing that attracted me to 'Summer of 84' was the cover art which in my experience is usually pretty misleading.
    Let's be honest both the film and TV market has for some time now been awash to the point of saturation with 80's set or inspired horrors, comedies, dramas etc to such an extent that nostalgic…

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★½

    Oh dear.
    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
    I could just leave it at that as a review as it just about sums up my feelings on this, to put it mildly, ill-advised entry into the perennially disappointing Predator franchise.
    A Predator ship crash lands conveniently right into the middle of an American black ops mission in deepest, darkest South America.
    Captain Quinn McKenna (Boyd Holbrook) is the only man to survive and presumably due to his lack of faith…