In the Can (Ep. 04) — The Cloverfield Paradox

In Episode 4 of In the Can, the CHIEF is joined by The BarnBurner’s in-house meme savant, Sweaty Freddy.  The dudes drink some (read: many) beers and talk Netflix’s original The Cloverfield Paradox.  Do you dig on sci-fi?  Do you like to watch characters frantically running through spaceship corridors a la the Alien franchise?  What the hell is a “paradox?” Find out what the CHIEF and Freddy thought about this flick:

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Timeline:

  • The CHIEF’s Quick Plot Summary(2:28)
  • The BarnBurner’s Patented One-Sentence NO CONJUNCTIONS Review — (3:47)
    • The CHIEF totally and completely breaks his own rule.
    • “They should call it the Cliche Paradox…”
  • Background of Writer & Director and How this Damn Thing Got Made — (7:13)
    • Writer is Oren Uziel
    • Spec scripts…
    • Director is Julius Onah
    • Why add the Cloverfield-y things?
  • Who Gets the Most Buckets? — (12:24)
    • “But also we don’t know the names of anyone in this movie…”
    • BUT IT’S GOT THE DUDE FROM BRIDESMAIDS IN IT!
    • How to identify with one-dimensional characters.
  • The Boyfriend/Little Girl “Subplot” — (16:04)
  • BURNING HOT TAKE About Netflix Original Movies(20:11)
    • A comparison is made…
  • Sixth Man Award — (22:29)
    • We discuss, er, patriotism??
  • Parallel Dimension Plot — (26:22)
    • “Damn I wish Neil DeGresse Tyson would have been here so he could just roast this shit…”
    • “If I get a message from myself in a different universe, that’s really gonna ____ me up, dude…”
    • “If I get messages from another universe, I can’t rule out that it’s Jim Halpert just messing with me…”
  • The BarnBurner’s Nick Cage Switcheroo(33:43)
    • Replace one actor with Nicholas Cage, who would you and why?
    • Mandarin mixup…
  • 10/10 Tinder Fodder
  • Freddy and the CHIEF’s Barn Ratings(37:20)
    • “This is a great movie to play for someone to test if they know what makes a ‘good’ movie…”
  • Rewatchability(39:54)
    • “We need [Netflix] to be a little more rigorous on their scripts and their directors…”
  • OUTRO (44:18)
    • Kings of Leon
  • SNEAK PEEK SEINFELD SEGMENT AKA “WHAT’S THE DEAL??”(45:35)

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