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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Overlord

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On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers drop behind enemy lines to penetrate the walls of a fortified church and destroy a radio transmitter. As the soldiers approach their target, they soon begin to realize that there’s more going on in the Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. Making their way to an underground lab, the outnumbered men stumble upon a sinister experiment that forces them into a vicious battle against an army of the undead. – Paramount Pictures

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Mission: Impossible -Fallout

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Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of epic proportions. Arms dealer John Lark and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles plan to use three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca, Saudi Arabia. When the weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew find themselves in a desperate race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. – Paramount Pictures

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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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Downsizing

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When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to overpopulation, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures. – Paramount Pictures

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