Watched Halloween II (1981) from
After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her life. The institution proves to be particularly suited to serial killers, however, as Myers cuts, stabs and slashes his way through hospital staff to reach his favorite victim.

Really liked that it picked up directly from the original. It felt weirdly refreshing!

I kind of liked how it starts to lean into the supernatural but the finale in the OR was just daft. Shame.

Watched Ghost Rider (2007) from
In order to save his dying father, young stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from the pure-hearted Roxanne Simpson, the love of his life. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, now a go-getting reporter, and also with Mephistopheles, who offers to release Johnny's soul if Johnny becomes the fabled, fiery 'Ghost Rider'.

As a comic book movie, the setup, all the ideas and the overall arc is solid enough but the execution is just flaming terrible. Except the visual effects, which stand up pretty well, even now.

Watched The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) from
For Peter Parker, life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy, high school graduation cannot come quickly enough. Peter has not forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away, but that is a promise he cannot keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.

I liked how it turned out.

Watched The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) from
What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.

There is a half a good film in here. The retelling of the “actual events” works really nicely. There is some fun dialogue and a few laughs.

But you feel like you get a fairly rounded view of the defendants and you actually don’t. You have no real sense of who they actually are. The finale skirts dangerously close to Independence Day territory. We’re one saluting man in uniform away from disaster. Don’t even get me started on the music.

Ultimately, I did learn something watching this and I mostly enjoyed it and that’s what counts.

I’m push 2FA across our organisation (8 people). Five, including me, are up and running. The other three I have not heard a word from. In a bigger organisations, that would be incurring a cost. Don’t be one of these people.

Watched Till Death (2021) from
After a romantic evening at their secluded lake house, a woman wakes up handcuffed to her dead husband. Trapped and isolated in the dead of winter, she must fight off hired killers to escape her late spouse's twisted plan.

There were a lot of things to like about this. Megan being permanently made-up like a cover girl was not one of them.