Cloverfield

"You still filming?"

"Yeah. People are going to want to know how it all went down."

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The J.J. Abrams team jumped into the found footage realm with a fun Godzilla-style monster movie that was kept under strict wraps while filming, to the point where excited audience members actually believed that it might have possibly been a live-action version of Voltron. "Cloverfield," which, in the film, is the name the government gives to this top secret creature after-the-fact, is a unique creature feature that at once allowed for an intimate story set in a massive location. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we discuss Matt Reeves' 2008 film "Cloverfield." We talk about how this film handles the camerawork vs. "Quarantine," and why this one may employ a bit more shaky-cam than our previous film. We discuss the goods and bads in the film, notably talking about how for both of us, the cast is one of our biggest problems with the movie. We chat about the filming and editing process and how they're used differently in a found footage style film. And we talk about the monster and how well she works for us. It's a fun film that may not be our favorite, but still is a lot of fun. It's well worth talking about. Tune in

Film Sundries

Trailers of the Week

Andy’s trailer: Apocalyptic — “Very atmospheric and haunting. This looks to be a really creepy entry into the found footage library of films.”

Pete’s trailer: Cuban Fury — “NICK FROST. SALSA DANCING. CHEAP LAUGHS. Enough said.”