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  • The Silence

    The Silence

    ★★

    Mmmmmm......so 'The Silence'.
    John R. Leonetti who has given us such cinematic treasures as 'Mortal Kombat: Annihilation' (1997) and 'The Butterfly Effect 2' (2006) now brings us a Netflix horror.
    After a cave research team dig too deep they unleash flesh-eating flying critters that sort of look like the Xenos from 'Alien' made love to bats and start eating everyone everywhere. They can be evaded though but only if you maintain.......The Silence.
    In fairness, it's based on a 2015 horror…

  • Shazam!

    Shazam!

    ★★★

    Warner Brothers continue their battle to wrestle some of the superhero box office supremacy away from Disney's dominant Marvel studios via this latest offering from the DC Universe.
    Not being much of a comic book fan I'd only ever heard the name 'Shazam' in passing and had zero familiarity with the character going in.
    Safe to say this isn't one of DC's premier protagonists.
    Young Billy Batson (Asher Angel) is the central character. A serial foster kid after getting separated…

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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…