It was one of the weirdest media events ever, pronouncing a few hours before airtime that the much-anticipated (and oft-delayed) Cloverfield universe film, once titled The God Particle, but recently redesignated with the familiar moniker, would become viewable to all Netflix subscribers right at the end of this year’s Superbowl. However, I suspect it paid off in spades. Whether or not the quality of the film did for it’s many viewers is another matter entirely and one in which we came to different conclusions with our group in this FULL-ON SPOILER REVIEW (you have been warned) for the film. Join Chris, Matt Frank, Ian, George, Patience, and Dragonball Mike for their spirited discussion.
Written by Chris Cox
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.