Fresh off of his remarkable performance in 10 Cloverfield Lane, John Goodman now has his sights set on extraterrestrials. According to the folks over at Collider, director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, TV’s The Exorcist) will helm a new sci-fi thriller called Captive State, starring Hollywood vet Goodman and set in inner-city Chicago. But if you’re expecting a big-budget alien invasion flick, you won’t find it here…..in Captive State, the visitors are already here and have occupied the city for a decade.
One of the staples of any horror movie section at your local video store in the 1980’s was the Douglass Cheek cult-classic C.H.U.D.(which stood for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers). This perennial favorite of grind house fans was released in 1984 (when grind house cinemas actually still existed) and featured a surprising level of talent such as John Heard, Daniel Stern, Kim Griest, and a brief appearance by John Goodman as a police office at a diner in one of his first on-screen appearances. read more
’10 Cloverfield Lane’ – Review
By Lynn Sorel
Rating: 9 out of 10
Synopsis: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Our Thoughts: ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ is exactly what J.J. Abrams said it is – a “spiritual successor” to 2008’s ‘Cloverfield.’ It is not a direct sequel, and the story picks up in a different state where, aside from it taking place in the same universe, the only obvious direct tie to the other film is the location name, which includes the word ‘Cloverfield.’ read more