April 27th, 2011: Cloverfield

Cast and Crew:  J. J. Abrams (Producer)

What It’s About: A bunch of not-all-that-smart young adults make their way through a city being attacked by an enormous thing that rises up out of the ocean, filming everything they see.

Why Watch it Today?: The key to the events of Cloverfield takes place today, April 27th.  Although beset by many of the flaws of “Found Footage” films (i.e. films where we are watching material shot by the characters themselves, usually after their demise or disappearance), Cloverfield is an effective updating of the giant monster/Daikaiju sub genre.

Where to Get It:  Your local library, iTunes, Rent it from Netflix or Amazon

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