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Netflix’s sci-fi surprise release The Cloverfield Paradox isn’t as original as its marketing gimmick

Like characters in one of those zombie movies where no one says “zombie,” the crew of the Cloverfield space station—a big metal psilocybin mushroom orbiting near-future Earth—doesn’t know what it’s in for, having left our planet without ever having seen a single sci-fi horror movie: not Alien, not Event Horizon, and…

You can watch the new Cloverfield movie later tonight, but here's a trailer anyway

It has been over a year since we heard that Julius Onah’s delayed sci-fi film The God Particle was being held back so it could be reformed into the third installment in J.J. Abrams’ loosely defined Cloverfield franchise, then suffering multiple delays after that, but the movie finally made its debut during tonight’s…

The January Canon: 16 good movies released during Hollywood’s worst dump month

Historically and annually speaking, January is a bad month for Hollywood movies. It’s a “dump month,” that time of year when the major studios offload the projects in which they have no faith. Sandwiched between the holidays and the Super Bowl, these four weeks are generally treated like a write-off season, as bad…

The next Cloverfield movie has been delayed for a third time, still doesn't have a title

We haven’t really seen anything from the third Cloverfield movie even though it’s supposed to be in theaters in less than a month, but that might be because it’s no longer coming out in February at all. According to /Film, Paramount has confirmed that the movie has now been bumped from February 2 to April 20 of this…

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Don’t worry, J.J. Abrams has a “larger plan” for the Cloverfield movies

Calming the riots that have swept American streets ever since J.J. Abrams announced that Dan Trachtenberg’s Valencia—which Abrams is producing through his Bad Robot company—is now going by the title 10 Cloverfield Lane, the Star Wars director and part-time enigmatic mastermind has assured fans that he has a plan for…

What makes a great trailer?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…