A Quiet Place

★★☆☆ – (2018) – A small family continues to outlast creatures that attack anything that makes noise. Somehow won the world over, most likely those in for some decent scares and those who’ve never seen Tremors. While there are inventive moments, there are some illogical ones as well, along with predictability and the sad fact that we have no idea who these people are.

Deep Blue Sea 2

★½☆☆ – (2018) – Scientists in an underwater research facility fight for their lives against flooding and sharks. A veritable blueprint of the first film, so much so that this is far more a remake than a sequel. A failure in either regard, as this lacks the corn that made the original memorable and fun.

Cube 2: Hypercube

★★☆☆ – (2002) – A group of people are stranded in a box of many boxes that can manipulate time and space. No one involved is worth a squat, and nothing they say is remotely engaging. A corny lump of confusion that’s as hard to sort out as it is to not laugh at. Cheap cheese with too much unintentional humor.

Sequence Break

★½☆☆ – (2017) – A young man plays an arcade game that has the power to manipulate time and reality. A dull snoozer that relies too heavily on two characters who have no romantic chemistry, while the rest is too purposefully bizarre to invest any care in. Aims for a Cronenberg vibe, but misses by a mile.

Colossal

★★★☆ – (2016) – A troubled woman learns her role in monster attacks that are befalling Seoul. A unique and refreshing spin on giant creature movies, complete with highly involving characters and a plethora of surprises. Some of the dramatics are on the stiff side, but when all is said and done there’s nothing quite like this, which is a great thing.