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10 Cloverfield Lane
Unrelated Cloverfield follow-up is a dandy suspenser
"...first viewed the total freaking enigma that announced 10 Cloverfield Lane’s upcoming release, my curiosity was piqued – and..."

March 18, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cloverfield
Cloverfield is a pure-blood, grade A, exultantly exhilarating monster movie in the grand tradition.
"...Although the online community has been positively abuzz regarding Cloverfield since a mysterious teaser trailer ran before screenings of..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Apes and humans: Why can't everyone just get along?
"...given his previous triumphs with the jangling creature feature Cloverfield and the unsettling story of adolescent blood lust in..."

July 11, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Cabin in the Woods
Cabin in the Woods is the most intoxicating morsel to hit the horror circuit since Scream or, at least, Paranormal Activity.
"...honorific opening-night slot at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard may be a first-time director but..."

April 13, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Project X
In the vein of John Hughes, this movie celebrates that innocent time of life when a badass backyard party is the ultimate key to social success.
"...weekend and ends with something approximating the destruction of Cloverfield. There's no monster here, but that handheld camera turns..."

March 2, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Chronicle
Like a marriage of Cloverfield and Carrie, Chronicle blends faux-naif techniques with a teen telekinesis plot and gets fresh results.
"...since The Blair Witch Project. Like a marriage of Cloverfield and Carrie, Chronicle blends its faux-naif techniques with a..."

Feb. 3, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Quarantine
An L.A. apartment building is quarantined in this new horror film, and a news crew's videotape may be the only proof of the strange goings-on.
"...Quarantine, which takes the kaiju eiga (monster) verité of Cloverfield and repurposes it in the service of baser, gooshier..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Overlord
How do you make killing Nazi zombies this dull?
"...is just a lost opportunity. Originally designated as a Cloverfield sequel (an idea doomed after the ill-fated Cloverfield Paradox),..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Review: Overlord
J.J. Abrams enters the surprisingly deep zombie Nazi genre
"...is just a lost opportunity. Originally designated as a Cloverfield sequel (an idea doomed after the ill-fated Cloverfield Paradox),..."

Sept. 24, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

You Were Never Really Here
Joaquin Phoenix and Lynne Ramsay renew the revenger's tragedy.
"...has half-joked that every sci-fi property is a stealth Cloverfield sequel, Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar) has hidden that vision..."

April 13, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Earth to Echo
A trio of suburban kids befriend an alien entity in this Spielberg-influenced family film.
"...further perpetuated by the success of every Chronicle and Cloverfield, not to mention the simple budgetary appeal of not..."

July 4, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Trollhunter
Wayward trolls threaten human life in this delightfully bizarre Norwegian film.
"...his job, Trollhunter plays like the Brothers Grimm meets Cloverfield with a hint of Monty Python-esque ridiculousness. For a..."

June 17, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Monsters
In this startlingly original indie film, a road trip combines with an alien invasion to remind us of our ageless fear of otherness.
"...of survivors of an alien invasion. Then Matt Reeves' Cloverfield came along in 2008 and did just that, thus..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Decade Under the Influence
The 'Chronicle' movie critics take a look back at what the Aughts wrought
"...viewpoint that runs the genre-bounding gamut from the obvious (Cloverfield) to the viscerally reactionary and/or mordantly comic (the Saw..."

Dec. 25, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Crank: High Voltage
If Takashi Miike happened to be possessed by the spirit of Chuck Jones, the result might turn out something like this sequel.
"...genre never took hold in Hollywood. Sure, we've had Cloverfield and venerable old Kong, but inexplicably the whole bigger-is-cooler..."

April 24, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Unborn
A young woman is possessed by the spirit of her twin brother who never made it to term in this film directed by esteemed horror writer David S. Goyer.
"...a sequence early on in The Unborn in which Cloverfield's Yustman, out for a jog on Chicago's North Shore,..."

Jan. 16, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Savlov's Top Ten Redux Part One: The Good, the Badass, and the Weirder
Savlov's other Top Ten
"...only piece of non-diagetic music in the entirety of Cloverfield, the absence of which added greatly to the monster..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Kung Fu Panda
Jack Black's animated Po may be an animated panda bear, but deep down, he’s really just a nerd with a pop-culture obsession.
"...trading cards, leaking insider information about geopolitical subtext in Cloverfield – fan-boy culture finally has a movie hero to..."

June 6, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

ATX TV Fest: Felicity Reunion
Team Felicity reconnects 20 years after cult WB show's debut
"...in a galaxy far, far away) and Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, the Planet of the Apes sequels). Abrams and Reeves..."

June 11, 2018 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Chronicle's Staff Pet Portraits
"...Art Director Jason Stout with Cocoa, Spectre, Sally, Cloverfield, and Sevi..."

Feb. 15, 2018 Photo Gallery

DVDanger: Victor Crowley
Adam Green and Kane Hodder head back to the swamp
"...All the current palaver about how Netflix released The Cloverfield Paradox with no real advance word, it's easy to..."

Feb. 6, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Pet Issue: Chronicle Staff Pets
"...Stout, wife of Art Director Jason Stout, with Sevi, Cloverfield, and Cocoa..."

Feb. 9, 2017 Photo Gallery

Doug Dorst puts the S. in 'Ship of Theseus' with this JJ Abrams Collaboration
The author presents his new literary creation at BookPeople tonight
"...of course, that producer-director whose various media franchises (Lost, Cloverfield, Star Trek, the next cinematic chapter of the Star..."

Dec. 9, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Set Your DVR for These Summer TV Premieres
6 newcomers worth checking out on the small screen
"...rest of the world after a domelike barrier appears. Cloverfield's Mike Vogel and Twilight's Rachelle Lefevre have to keep..."

May 25, 2013 Screens Post by Aleksander Chan

The Scare Game
Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon on what went wrong with horror and where to go from here
"...half – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Lost, Cloverfield, and, almost forgot, the upcoming battle royale The Avengers..."

March 9, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film First Wave Announced
Jonesing for Joss Whedon? He'll be here shortly
"...the Woods. It marks the feature film debut of Cloverfield scribe Drew Goddard and features Kristen Connolly, Ricard Jenkins,..."

Jan. 12, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Larger Than Life
The Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards
"...disparate films as Stranger Than Fiction, Fast Food Nation, Cloverfield, Garden Party, (500) Days of Summer, and 17 Again...."

March 4, 2011 Screens Feature by Margaret Moser

Page Two: Coming Down Fast
Barreling toward SXSW 2011
"...Pro BMX 2, and "The Underdog" was used in Cloverfield, as well as being featured in 17 Again and..."

March 4, 2011 Column by Louis Black

Page Two: Bright Light, Hot Smoke
Here we go again: South by Southwest 2011
"...Pro BMX 2; and "The Underdog" was used in Cloverfield, as well as being featured in 17 Again and..."

Feb. 25, 2011 Column by Louis Black

Space Invaders on a Shoestring Budget
Monsters is the best monster movie of the millennium (so far)
"...far). Seriously. Don't believe it? Still rolling over that four-leaf-Cloverfield? Stuck in District 9? We loved those, too, but..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

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