Halloween Kills tries too hard to portray too many ideas. A social commentary on mob mentality, a classic slasher, a psychological study, a horror comedy all while giving as much fan service to the original films as possible. Though not a great film, when Michael Myers is on screen he shines as he quietly kills in creative ways.
Mary Steenburgen plays Katie, a struggling actress gets a part for an out-of-town production, only to be caught up in a kidnapping plot, where she may become the victim to a group of men, who have trapped her in a house. Decent acting, though at times an unbelievable script.
Brian Da Palma seemed to really like making movies about telekinesis in the 70s. This film varies because this time it's about controlling one's gifts. Kirk Douglas plays ex-CIA agent Peter Sandza trying to fund his psychic son who is kidnapped by a group called Paragon, he enlists the help of Gillian (played by Amy Irving). A good solid film, though at times a bit silly.
Venom's sequel is much better than the first, finally managing to balance the humour, action and story. The problem again lies in the lack of character development and tropes mostly used in these types of films. Carnage is by far the most interesting character in the film, however the symbiote's story is not that fleshed-out; mostly concentrating on his human counterpart (played by Woody Harrelson) trying to escape and find his love. I was hoping for a bit more of an epic battle towards the end, but all in all I was entertained.