[VIDEO] 10 Cloverfield Lane Interviews: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr. & Director Dan Trachtenberg
The latest Cloverfield film surprised us all when its brilliantly simplistic trailer appeared less than two months before release and revealed the movie’s name to the public for the first time. The internet can seem flooded with so much pre-release news that most of us talk about things being overhyped or giving too much away. The collective “they made another Cloverfield movie?!” response was great. Let’s appreciate the decision to market this movie with “less is more”. Clearly, Paramount Pictures learned a valuable lesson when they released Psycho 56 years ago — and director Dan Trachtenberg is clearly a student of directors like Hitchcock.
This week, we won’t be publishing a review of 10 Cloverfield Lane because we honestly don’t want to spoil the fun of the big and small mysteries — especially if you are still in the dark at this point. Seeing this movie last Saturday, I had the ability to go in with only what I knew from the trailer, and the tagline “Monsters Come in Many Forms.” The audience seemed to be jumping out of their seats because they didn’t know what to expect. I want to allow you to have that experience if you wish, but here are a couple of aspects of the movie that might entice you to see it:
- 10 Cloverfield Lane is a really well-made, high pressure little thriller.
- The three lead performances by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman and John Gallagher Jr. are in top form.
- Don’t concern yourself with the question as to whether it’s a Cloverfield sequel, spiritual successor, or franchise.
- The trailer sold this movie brilliantly.
- I can’t wait to see this movie again, knowing what I know now!
Next, we’d like to allow the cast and director to preview the film themselves in these four exclusive video Q&As. Warning: we avoid major spoilers, but hold off watching these interviews if you want to avoid even mild spoilers before seeing the movie.
First up, here’s our video interview with Mary Elizabeth Winstead:
Next, John Goodman told us about his role:
Third, John Gallagher Jr. described his experiences:
Last but not least, director Dan Trachtenberg described his process:
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