Not quite sure what, if anything, this film has to do with Cloverfield, but it is worth watching for at least one thing; John Goodman.
After being involved in a car crash, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up to find herself locked in a fallout shelter being told by Howard (Goodman) and Emmett (John Gallagher Jr) that outside the world is ending.
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) is among the screenwriters on this very strange film that sits somewhere in the thriller / comedy / Sci Fi / drama genre. Goodman is equal parts wonderful, hilarious and terrifying.
It also has a truly brilliant trailer:
Joel and Ethan Coen, the Coen Brothers (Big Lebowski, The Hudsucker Proxy), do it again.
Set in 1930s American Deep South, three escaped convicts (George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson) attempt to avoid the authorities, tangling with a range of weird and wonderful characters, on their quest for hidden treasure.
Loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey and co-starring John Goodman and Holly Hunter, this film manages to be simultaneously charming, familiar and epic.
Nominated for Oscars in Screenplay and Cinematography, it is absolutely full of laughs, a soundtrack that will get your toes tapping and, above everything else, heart.
“That rug really tied the room together.” – The Dude
Chances are you have quoted this film without even knowing it.
The Dude (Jeff Bridges) a.k.a. Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, and gets caught up in a series of events made worse by his barmy friends, Walter (John Goodman) and Donny (Steve Buscemi).
Narrated by The Stranger (Sam Elliott), this has all the twists and turns you would hope for from a Coen Brothers feature. With a supporting cast of the likes of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julianne Moore, it is little surprise that it’s currently in IMDb’s top 250.