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Cloverfield (2008)

Cast: Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, more...
Director: Matt Reeves
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Studio: Paramount
Genre: Action, Horror, Science Fiction , Killer Critters, Adventure
Running Time: 84 min.
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Producer J.J. Abrams teams with writer Drew Goddard and director Matt Reeves for this frenetic tale of a powerful destructive force that descends upon New York City, and the four desperate survivors who put their lives on the line to embark on a perilous rescue mission. Rob Hawkins (Michael Stahl-David) is a young American professional who has recently been offered a coveted new job in Japan. Eager to send his older sibling off in style, Rob's younger brother Jason (Mike Vogel) and his girlfriend Lily (Jessica Lucas) organize a surprise going-away party to take place the night before Rob boards his Eastern-bound flight. As the party gets underway, Rob's longtime friend and current love interest Beth (Odette Yustman) shows up with another man as the dejected guest of honor's best-pal Hud (T.J. Miller) encourages partygoer Marlena (Lizzy Caplain) to wish him an on-camera farewell despite the fact that they barely know one another. Moments after Beth storms out following a bitter skirmish with Rob, the entire New York City skyline goes dark. Power is restored a moment later, prompting partygoers to turn their attention towards the news, where they learn that a freight tanker has been overturned in New York Harbor. Racing to the rooftop in hopes of getting a better look at the situation, the group is terrified to witness a massive explosion that rains debris across midtown Manhattan, causing mass chaos and unparalleled destruction. But the worst is yet to come, because it soon becomes apparent that this is not the work of a terrorist or an act of war, but the massive creature beyond human comprehension. Now, as the military moves in and the streets of New York City become a virtual warzone, Rob, Lily, Marlena, and Hud race to rescue Beth and get out of the city before the powers that be unleash the ultimate weapon of mass destruction on one of the most populated cities on the planet. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

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Godzilla meets the Blair Witch by JEFRYE61 March 25, 2010 - 8:39 AM PDT
0 out of 1 members found this review helpful
A group throws a surprise party for Rob when something big attacks the city. The story follows Rob and a few friends, one with a camera, on their trek through the city to save the girl Rob is in love with. The audience becomes one of the members of the group, seeing the movie through the eyes of the kid holding the camera. The camera reacts to sights and sounds as we would react. The acting is believable all around trapping us in this unbelievable world. Honestly, I think that it's amazing what this film was able to accomplish with one story line and no subplots. I was entertained from start to finish. A fun ride.

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