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J.J. Abrams Says ‘Cloverfield’ Sequel Being Developed, ‘Overlord’ Not Part Of Franchise
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Cloverfield

For a very long time, we were under the assumption that Overlord was connected to the Cloverfield universe.

That being said it looks like Overlord, the sci-fi World War II film with soldiers fighting Nazis and their supernatural forces, is not one. However, J.J. Abrams, who has been a producer on all the Cloverfield films, says that a true sequel is in the works. More on the story below.

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The Drill Down 513: So Long, Starman
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Elon Musk Starman

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, Elon Musk sends a Tesla into space and Tesla turns Australian homes into power generators, life beyond the iPhone for Apple, Orwellian proposals from Amazon and Uber … and much, much more.

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Netflix Bought ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ For $50 Million; How Will It Affect Franchise’s Future?
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The Cloverfield Paradox

Sure everyone was surprised when Netflix released The Cloverfield Paradox just moments after Super Bowl LII. While the excitement for yet another Cloverfield could not be contained, the reviews that followed after critics watched the film were swift. Many said it was easy to see why Paramount may have dumped the film on over to Netflix, who reportedly paid up to $50 million dollars to distribute it.

Now we are getting a better picture of why the studio may have done that. However, it also appears that this will be a one-time thing as the studio has every intention to release the next film in the connected cinematic universe, Overlord, theatrically. More on the story below.

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Movie Review: The Cloverfield Paradox
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The Cloverfield Paradox

The Cloverfield Paradox
Director: Julius Onah
Screenwriter: Oren Uziel and Doug Jung
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, David Oyelowo, and Zhang Ziyi
Distributor: Netflix
Rated TV-MA | 102 Mintues
Release Date: January 4, 2018

One thing you have to appreciate about the Cloverfield franchise is that it is building its own mythology without the films’ actually knowing its a part of J.J. Abrams’ grand mystery box scheme. Cloverfield was a sci-fi romp that drew its found-footage inspiration from films like Blair Witch. 10 Cloverfield Lane was a more focused offering that was like a theatrical play set almost entirely in an underground bunker. And both are somehow loosely connected to each other without the characters of those films knowing it. However, Netflix surprised us all on Sunday night by releasing The Cloverfield Paradox, the latest installment of the Cloverfield franchise, this time set in space.

Unfortunately, the entire film is a disjointed mess that haphazardly throws in dated and familiar plot devices and twists for the sake of being “Cloverfield In Space.”


My full review below.


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‘Cloverfield Paradox’ Super Bowl Spot: Netflix To Debut New Film After The Big Game
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Cloverfield Paradox

The first look at Cloverfield Paradox aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday night, and in a huge surprise announcement, Netflix will premiere the film on their streaming service tonight after the Big Game!

After being delayed multiple times, the film continues the vague and strange marketing campaign that the Cloverfield films are largely known for. Even finding out who will distribute the film was a mystery. But Netflix is no stranger to releasing big teasers on Super Bowl Sunday. They started to practice that last year with Stranger Things 2, and look how successful that turned out to be.

Now the teaser offers a tiny sneak peek into J.J. Abram’s latest mystery box, and it is just as cryptic and strange as the last two. Check out the first look at Cloverfield Paradox here below.

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‘God Particle’: ‘Cloverfield’ Spinoff May Be Released By Netflix
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10 Cloverfield Lane Cast

The Cloverfield films have been known to have an unorthodox marketing campaign. From out of nowhere a trailer can appear for a film that was produced under a different title. And for the most part, this strategy has worked. It may not produce wild box office numbers like blockbuster tentpoles do, but under the production and marketing budget of the two films so far, it is enough of a hit to warrant more.

However, it appears that Paramount Pictures is having second thoughts about releasing the next Cloverfield film, which is tentatively titled God Particle. There are reports now that the film might be heading to Netflix. More on the story below.

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Next ‘Cloverfield’ Spinoff ‘God Particle’ Pushed Back To April 2018
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Cloverfield

Getting a definite release date for the tentatively titled God Particle has been touch and go. The film was scheduled for a late 2017 release but then was pushed back to February 2018.

And now, the next chapter of the Cloverfield franchise has been pushed back once more. This time to April 2018. Find out more about this in the story below.

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How ‘God Particle’ Became Connected To The ‘Cloverfield’ Universe
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Cloverfield

Cloverfield sequels aren’t exactly sequels, but they aren’t exactly spinoffs either. So while 10 Cloverfield Lane may have a similar title, it isn’t a direct sequel, it is a spiritual sequel that shares loose connections to its predecessor. Basically, these films are a part of a larger universe. The characters just don’t know it. But it is the fact that you never see these films coming that is not only surprising but refreshing.

But to hide that 10 Cloverfield Lane was related, the film was shot as Valencia and then changed its title a few months before release. With the Cloverfield films popular again, it’s easy to see why people might be more interested in any new titles from Bad Robot and Paramount.

However, Paramount isn’t exactly being secretive about God Particle being the next chapter of the series. In fact, we are learning more about the film and how it ended up being connected. Check it out below.

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J.J. Abrams’ ‘God Particle’ Is The Next ‘Cloverfield’ Movie
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Cloverfield

Back in January of this year came the surprising reveal of 10 Cloverfield Lane, director Dan Trachtenberg’s super secret “blood relative” to producer J.J. Abrams 2008 hit Cloverfield. Abrams made it very clear, however, that the movie was not Cloverfield 2. The two were connected, but part of something much bigger.

Now that much bigger thing is beginning to become even more clear. It’s been revealed that a movie titled God Particle, which Abrams has been attached to as a producer for a while now, is another Cloverfield-related project. More info on the movie, what it’s about, and who stars, can be found below.

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Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Michelle in 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE; by Paramount Pictures

10 Cloverfield Lane
Director: Dan Trachtenberg
Writers: Josh Campbell, Matt Stuecken, Damien Chazelle
Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr.
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 105 Minutes
Release Date: March 11, 2016

“Monsters come in many forms…”

Directed by Dan Trachtenberg, 10 Cloverfield Lane stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) as Michelle, a woman who wakes up in an underground bomb shelter after a nerve-shattering car accident. The bunker is owned by Howard (John Goodman), a paranoid survivalist who believes that a widespread chemical attack has left Earth’s surface uninhabitable.

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