The Cloverfield Paradox

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Orbiting above a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality. – Netflix

So, something kind of wild happened yesterday. Recently there had been rumors about “God Particle” aka Cloverfield 3 swirling around. This movie was supposed to come out in theaters in April, then rumors speculated it would go straight to Netflix but nobody knew anything else. We didn’t even have a title or any sort of promotional material. That all changed last night. Super Bowl trailers are fairly common but wow. The trailer came out last night during the game, the title was revealed to be The Cloverfield Paradox. The release date was revealed also, directly after the game on Netflix. That’s unprecedented. The Cloverfield franchise is known for their bold marketing techniques but this one must take the cake. Nobody knew anything about the movie until like 3 hours before it was released. Say what you want about the film itself but the marketing was incredible. The Cloverfield Paradox gave me a reason to care about the Super Bowl.

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Alien Covenant

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Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival. – 20th Century Fox

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Prometheus

Filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery. –20th Century Fox

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The Martian

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During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover. – Fox

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