Cloverfield Paradox early buzz

Netflix and the Cloverfield franchise pulled off a huge surprise last night, first dropping the long-awaited trailer for the third film in the series before handing us another shocker: the movie would be available to stream immediately after the Super Bowl.

It’s a clever marketing scheme that holds true to the “disruptive” nature of both the Cloverfield franchise and the streaming service. Viewers would have no choice but to go into the movie fresh, with no positive or negative reviews to taint their movie-watching experience. It’s a bold experiment — but did it work? And was the movie at the center of it all, now titled The Cloverfield Paradox, worth the trouble?

Here’s what the critics who stayed up late on Sunday night to check out the movie had to say.

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The Cloverfield Paradox Review

Warning: This Cloverfield Paradox review contains spoilers.

The curious, accidental Cloverfield franchise gets a new addition with the long-delayed The Cloverfield Paradox. After lengthy reshoots, and shuffling through various possible release dates, this latest entry in the Cloverfield series made history with a surprise trailer dropped during the Super Bowl, and a surprise release on Netflix immediately following the game. But is it a step in the right direction for the series, or a major misfire? 

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The Cloverfield Paradox trailer

Update: A second trailer for The Cloverfield Paradox has arrived online, boasting that the surprise sequel is currently available to stream on Netflix. Watch the new trailer below. Our original article continues.

After rumors and delays, the trailer for The Cloverfield Paradox, the new Cloverfield sequel, is here. A Super Bowl trailer for the film just arrived to give us a fresh glimpse into J.J. Abrams’ latest top secret mystery box project. The film, originally titled God Particle, comes from director Julius Onah. Watch the The Cloverfield Paradox trailer below.

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Cloverfield Sequel Viral

The long-delayed Cloverfield sequel (originally titled God Particle) was recently pushed back from its planned February release date to April. While the film still remains cloaked in mystery, a brand-new viral marketing promo has been launched to both tease the new film and mark the original Cloverfield‘s 10th anniversary.

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cloverfield sequel release date

The new Cloverfield sequel, tentatively titled God Particle, was set to hit theaters next month, February 2018, but now it looks like the next entry in the secretive Cloverfield franchise will be arriving in April 2018. More details on the Cloverfield sequel release date are below.

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The Martian viral teaser

Hot on the heels of some new images from Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi adaptation The Martian, a viral video has surfaced online in the form of a video diary from astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) on the Hermes. The ship is in the process of heading to Mars, and all the astronauts are preparing for the mission ahead. It’s a pretty cool way to introduce the characters.

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Last Knights trailer

Way back in late 2012 the film The Last Knights was announced with Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen starring in a story about a warrior (Owen) who leads a force that seeks to avenge their dishonored master. The film was shot under the direction of Japanese filmmaker Kazuaki Kiriya (The Legend of Goemon) based on a script by Michael Konyves (Barney’s Version). Then, well, it kinda sat around for a while. Now there’s a Last Knights trailer, featuring a lot of talk about honor and swordplay from Owen, and you can have a look at below. Read More »

Hercules set (header)

After years of trying, Brett Ratner is finally getting his chance to bring a legendary Greek hero to life. Production is currently underway on Hercules, based on Steve Moore‘s graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars.

With the release date still a year away, it’s unlikely we’ll get to see real footage any time soon. But thanks to star Dwayne Johnson, we have our first peek at some of the props and costumes, along with the set. Hit the jump to check out the images.

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It’s been about a year since Dwayne Johnson first signed on to play the titular hero of Brett Ratner‘s Hercules, but now that the project actually has a set release date it’s really picking up steam.

The film has just added Aksel Hennie in the part of Tydeus, one of Hercules’ allies. The actor has gained acclaim in his native Norway as the star of Headhunters and Max Manus, and is now poised to cross over into the U.S. Hercules will be his first major studio role. Hit the jump for more details.

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Jo Nesbø’s best-selling 2008 thriller Headhunters was turned into a film that did quite well at festivals last year. Well enough, in fact, that rights to remake the picture were quickly snapped up by Summit, leading to Mark Wahlberg voicing his desire to take the lead role.

The film follows a successful corporate headhunter (Askel Hennie) who is deep in debt, and so has turned to stealing and selling art to maintain his lifestyle. When he goes after one particular painting, however, he discovers a secret that makes him a target for the sort of people we’d all rather avoid. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau of Game of Thrones plays a major role. It’s easy to see why Summit would be interested in a remake, but based on the footage we’ve seen so far I’d much rather just watch the original. Check out a US-tailored trailer after the break. Read More »