Thursday, June 13, 2024

Super Bowl Night Surprise: Paramount Dumps Unreleasable “Cloverfield Paradox” Film on Netflix


The Eagles winning wasn’t the only surprise on Super Bowl Sunday.

Paramount dumped the JJ Abrams- produced “Cloverfield Paradox” on unsuspecting Netflix fans without any warning.

Originally titled “God Particle,” the horror film from Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions cost around $45 million. But it was so bad Paramount kept changing the release date. Last year there was some talk of a deal with Netflix and obviously it happened.

“Cloverfield Paradox” now has a 12 on Rotten Tomatoes from critics who caught it last night when it was dropped like one of those watermelons David Letterman used to discharge from his office at 30 Rock on people in the skating rink. The movie stars good people whose names shouldn’t be associated with it. I’ll leave them out.

Who knows? Maybe on Netflix there will be some views from subscribers who can see it in their monthly list. Better that than dragging it around to theaters where no one wanted it.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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