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Cloverfield is One Paradox We Can All Live Without... ("Movie Monday")

"Movie Monday"...
In asurprising (and pretty damn bold) move, someone, somewhere made the decision to forego the upcoming April theatrical release of the third film in the "Cloverfield" family, bumping it to air immediately after 2018's Super Bowl (Feb 4, if American football isn't your thing)... on Netflix. 

Say what? A Cloverfield anything, getting the "Do-Not-Pass-Go-or-Stop-Anywhere (meaning those High-Dollar-Houses-o'-Films)-but-Go-Straight-to-Streaming" treatment? Yup. That.

It'll be plenty interesting to follow the fallout from this decision, and to see whether or not this gamble pays off in a big way. In the meantime, though, what about "The Cloverfield Paradox"...since we did, after all, get it a full two-plus months early?

Eh, that's a tricky one.

There's plenty to like about "Paradox", to be sure. It's shiny and pretty and has some nifty effects. The cast is, mostly, interesting and believable enough t…