Bumblebee

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On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. – Paramount Pictures

Bumblebee is the sixth installment in the Transformers franchise and the first one not directed by Michael Bay (thank god.)  Instead of Bay, Travis Knight seats in the directing chair. Before Bumblebee Knight had only directed animated films, so this is quite an ambition jump. Christina Hodson wrote this film and has also written the upcoming Birds of Prey film.

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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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