Half in the Bag Episode 140: The Cloverfield Paradox and the Netflix Conundrum (SPOILERS)


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  • Alex Helmin
    Alex Helmin 5 hours ago

    hey mannnnnn, I've seen you reference Creepshow once or twice. I believe that was a pretty good anthology series made for the movies. Just corny enough to be fun, an dark enough to give me nightmares as a kid haha.

  • gypsymelon
    gypsymelon 6 hours ago

    Can we talk about the disgusting travesty of a movie...Open House....
    Ha...you JUST mentioned it.😅
    That movie made me lose faith in Netflix. After so much good...THAT AWFUL DISAPPOINTMENT...😭

  • SaintMoonMoon
    SaintMoonMoon 3 days ago

    16:41 I just need to timestamp it so I can always come back to this to chuckle

  • Rick Sanchez
    Rick Sanchez 3 days ago

    JJ Abrams has been the worst thing to happen to movies.

  • Ignacio Cañas
    Ignacio Cañas 4 days ago

    The problem with this movies is that they are made like solo movies but then JJ pop out of nowhere and says "Hey, this is Cloverfield now" and ruin everything.

  • Ian
    Ian 12 days ago

    9:21 - What is this from and why haven't I seen it??

  • bobjordan69
    bobjordan69 13 days ago

    I’d rather watch Attack of The Clones

  • tokyosmash
    tokyosmash 16 days ago

    “Halloween 3, which no one liked”
    Well, I’ll just go fuck myself then.

  • Chev Chellioz
    Chev Chellioz 18 days ago

    anyone notice the day the clown cried tape lmao

  • M Oczakow
    M Oczakow 19 days ago

    The only difference between direct to video & direct to netflix, is that netflix has a ton of fantastic tv series that are way better than the garbage coming out of hollywood cesspool.

  • Doublediamond92
    Doublediamond92 24 days ago

    I like these videos, but I don’t understand the dislike for cinemas. Are there no decent cinemas near you? I live in Nottingham, UK and we have two really good, independent cinemas. Seeing a film in the cinema is often a different experience to watching it at home.

  • GreenPiCat
    GreenPiCat Month ago

    “As long as there are writers out there writing quality scripts we’ll be okay but there are not” was perfect deadpan I burst out laughing

  • JosieCat
    JosieCat Month ago

    Gerald's Game was fucking awful, I don't understand is he joking? It was so bad we laughed the whole way through, it played like a comedy

  • cortedemico
    cortedemico Month ago

    why's everyone pickin' on bright?
    no DnD fans wanna defend a nifty take on the concept?

  • CarloisBuriedAlive
    CarloisBuriedAlive Month ago

    Go gugu go

  • CarloisBuriedAlive
    CarloisBuriedAlive Month ago

    I love that Mike’s theory at 4:10 about what a scam this movie was isn’t even as bad as reality lol

  • Harald Haram
    Harald Haram Month ago

    The Mandela Effect

  • Skull Kid
    Skull Kid Month ago

    Surprisingly enough the mystery box was full of caca the whole time

  • CR Smyth
    CR Smyth Month ago

    Pandorum is a great space horror movie. Maybe not as focused as something like Alien, but it mixes so many genres and actually pulls it off to some degree.

  • pvanganimare
    pvanganimare Month ago

    Wow, that star trek episode sounds more interesting than this movie.

  • DanteKinkade
    DanteKinkade Month ago

    This movie was ok. Can't say much other then that. like a 5 across the board. I have no strong feelings one way or another!
    10 Cloverfield Lane was just amazing though. loved it.

  • Fragmin
    Fragmin Month ago

    Oh shit i totally forgot about his movie

  • Krab Zengar
    Krab Zengar Month ago

    Netflix still has some great films put as originals. Beasts of No Nation is a fantastic film and its a Netflix original. So if we can get stuff like that than id say we are okay for now.

  • Recorded To The Max

    If Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Lady GaGa started a band, it would be called Gugu GaGa.

  • Tom Ives
    Tom Ives Month ago

    Just watched it before coming here, minus all of the Cloverfield bollocks I actually fairly enjoyed the movie.

  • Laverne Blaszczyk
    Laverne Blaszczyk Month ago

    I didn't mind it😊 Plus the girl was super pretty, lol I hate to admit It but that counts for a lot

  • yellow teeth village

    i refuse to watch netflix originals unless they're released on dvds

  • ScottsThoughts
    ScottsThoughts Month ago +1

    Im personally excited that they announced that the next Cloverfield film is a direct sequel to the first. Im also in the minority, i have enjoyed all 3 Cloverfield films. I wouldnt mind more anthology, but i love the idea of direct sequels.

  • Civilian
    Civilian Month ago +1

    Her name is Gugu? Did her parents let her name herself?

  • dogmiagy
    dogmiagy Month ago


  • I Have No Son
    I Have No Son Month ago +2

    In comparison to Siskel & Ebert, this HitB show is not complete shit. I'm glad this show is not about sugarcoating some paper-thin opinions with a lot of wordly bullshit. Kudos, dudes. I'm glad Mike and Jay are not just two dry dudes in matching suits. This show feels real and it has casual humour. Everyone else is so fake and serious these days.

  • dominic150
    dominic150 Month ago

    The way I remember it is that the station in the alternate universe, that crashed, was called the cloverfield station.

  • Heavy Weapons Guy
    Heavy Weapons Guy Month ago

    Hi, I’m Red Letter Media

  • Not Sure
    Not Sure Month ago +1

    Cloverfield was a great love story

  • Alana Banana
    Alana Banana Month ago

    J Abraham’s really annoys me, he just sucks now as a creator.

  • metalmugen
    metalmugen 2 months ago

    -(((The Super Bowl)))- The Big Game

  • robotpanda77
    robotpanda77 2 months ago

    is there anything that doesnt remind him of star trek?

  • j
    j 2 months ago

    So Cloverfield Paradox is basically Another Earth?

  • Preston Heit
    Preston Heit 2 months ago

    Why the hell do A space exist

  • Nasmr
    Nasmr 2 months ago +1

    The cloverfield paradox got me so fucking mad because the entire online ARG mystery behind the cloverfield monster was so fucking intriguing.
    Involving shady the Tagruato company and the massive web of clues around it had loads of us going full Charlie "pepe silvia" on the internet.
    Instead it was all "fucking wormhole space magic" wrapped up in a huge fucking rip off of Event Horizon and The Mist

  • Dan D
    Dan D 2 months ago

    I was hoping to see harry's butt break though the clouds the stinger.

  • Lee Jones
    Lee Jones 2 months ago

    Andy Serkis's Mogwli has also been "dumped on Netflix" like Annihilation too

  • Chriss RE
    Chriss RE 2 months ago +1

    This is one of those movies you watch the first time and you think. How this happened, how this happened I missed something. I dont think i understand it enough, Im going to watch it again. Than you watch it again and you are like nahh . This is full of shit hiddent behind techno babble.

  • MrUnite4thechildren
    MrUnite4thechildren 2 months ago

    Turd Clovershit Pain

  • Anodos Arcade
    Anodos Arcade 3 months ago

    The Day The Clown Cried Vhs, lol

  • AceofSpades511
    AceofSpades511 3 months ago +1

    Just get some Helium-3 from the moon you dumn fucks. Why try to fuck with monsters for energy?

  • Sutinen
    Sutinen 3 months ago +1

    DUMP IT ON NETFLIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Adam
    Adam 3 months ago

    The Cloverfield series is great. It definitely doesn't suck. WTF is the matter you. If you call everything garbage then your garbage ruling becomes meaningless.

  • .Merty Pat 私を殺して

    Bright wasn't super terrible, dunno why so much hate..
    Especially when worse stuff is put out, and nobody hates on that.

    • Laverne Blaszczyk
      Laverne Blaszczyk Month ago

      Bright sucked because it wasted it's potential, it's like, if you squint hard enough you can sorta see a brilliant film underneath....just like with Suicide Squad, it's that wasted potential that is INFURIATING

  • Jerr Spud
    Jerr Spud 3 months ago

    "The Day the Clown Cried" nice

  • Sage Bias
    Sage Bias 3 months ago

    this season needs a m. night twist.

  • TheDissonantLamp
    TheDissonantLamp 3 months ago

    "Hi, I'm RedLetterMedia and today we're talking about..."
    So from this I can deduce that RLM is the Borg from TNG

  • Kwisatz Haderach
    Kwisatz Haderach 3 months ago

    I'm eating seaweed soup

  • RisingVictor
    RisingVictor 3 months ago +1

    Event Horizon is basically ripping off Doom, Alien, and The Shining.

    • Laverne Blaszczyk
      Laverne Blaszczyk Month ago

      Alien and Doom yes, but I don't know how you get The Shining in there?

  • RisingVictor
    RisingVictor 3 months ago +1

    Don't shit on the Cloverfield franchise! It's interesting.

    This film however is a mess.

  • RisingVictor
    RisingVictor 3 months ago +1

    Idk about you but I do like the franchise. It was interesting.
    But this movie was weird.

  • Toru Jackson
    Toru Jackson 3 months ago

    Open house is like Kingdom Hearts chi Back cover in the end nobody learns anything

    FONTAINE 3 months ago

    i couldnt even finish the movie

  • Capronice
    Capronice 4 months ago

    If theaters go away then I am going to need a bigger TV.

  • Capronice
    Capronice 4 months ago

    Black Mirror was fantastic.

  • Absinthe _enigma foxglove

    This movie should have been in the brokeback mountain universe. We could have finally found what universe the gays come from.

  • XxXVideoVeiwerXxX
    XxXVideoVeiwerXxX 4 months ago

    I like theaters though....

  • Odin Satanas
    Odin Satanas 4 months ago

    They appear on the other side of the sun because in the parallel universe the earth is at a different stage of its orbit, instead of being at a Lagrange point, they're out where the earth was but this Earth is just opposite in it's revolution of the sun
    Out of all the dumbass ridiculousness like water freezing and the arm that did make sense

  • Ambrea Rae
    Ambrea Rae 4 months ago

    why the hell did they pick that song for thw trailer??

  • Rob Heath
    Rob Heath 4 months ago

    Jay with the coffee mug for the win

  • Robert Breeden
    Robert Breeden 4 months ago

    Bright got horrible reviews and its obviously flawed but I freaking loved it.

  • Alexander Chippel
    Alexander Chippel 4 months ago

    The first movie wasn't bad, not my cup of tea. The second movie was really good, but had a really shitty ending. This just sucked.

  • Cyrillion
    Cyrillion 5 months ago

    After watching this turd all is forgiven big enormoplex theaters filled with useless spectacle movies :|

  • The CineRanter
    The CineRanter 5 months ago

    The Irishman is going to swing things in Netflix's direction

  • keggerous
    keggerous 5 months ago

    Fuck this movie and the entire connected franchise . . . . stop with the shit

  • DanielDupernex
    DanielDupernex 5 months ago

    Why do you hope for the death of theatre's ?

  • Sentinel Liberty
    Sentinel Liberty 5 months ago

    I'd Gugu. I'd Gugu hard.

  • tsartomato
    tsartomato 5 months ago

    it's not even in the same universe it's an anthology series
    like how's difficult it to understand that not everything is marvel cinematic universe?

    • tsartomato
      tsartomato 4 months ago

      did you even see it? first of all it was generic titan angry muscle thing and cloverfield was small crabby crap with vagina spewing mini monsters
      the point of anthologies is the common theme
      like 10 20 minute long movies about dracula from diferent directors would all have dracula in the

    • Mr.Ridley
      Mr.Ridley 4 months ago

      tsartomato What about the cloverfield monster at the end?

  • MrHeavy466
    MrHeavy466 5 months ago

    The fact the husband in this movie kept texting while driving is what pissed me off the most. Also, why didn’t Gugu just give that new white lady a message to give to Gugus parallel self to not torch her kids?

  • Willy Beamish
    Willy Beamish 5 months ago

    I thought this movie was fine.

  • Isobutane FM
    Isobutane FM 5 months ago


    SNUSNU4U 5 months ago

    Cloverfield Paradox is basically "Space Milkshake". Prove me wrong

  • Infinity Jacobs
    Infinity Jacobs 5 months ago

    The movie was spoiled milk

  • greg story
    greg story 5 months ago

    Bright was pretty good.

  • Dave Francis
    Dave Francis 5 months ago

    Why all the hate for Bright?

  • Paddy Mc
    Paddy Mc 5 months ago

    'It's hard for me to pronounce, because I'm culturally insensitive.' - Every White Person Ever (If you're being honest.)

  • ladyjunehi
    ladyjunehi 5 months ago

    I hated this movie so much that there were 17 minutes left and I turned it off. It just wasn't worth it. I'm still bitter.

  • JimBrown7575
    JimBrown7575 5 months ago

    When are you going to review "The Day the Clown Cried"?

  • Swift Nimblefoot
    Swift Nimblefoot 5 months ago

    I agree, loved that Voyager episode. But it shows that you talk more about that episode, and Netflix than this movie. Shows just how boring it is.

  • Skrim
    Skrim 6 months ago

    Jay would like the dilemma in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance then.
    Everybody is better off and can use magic, but you're not in your own world, and you're an asshole who has the most powerful clan in Ivalice and you're dragging them all back whether they like it or not.. Your cripple brother will be crippled again, the poor loser will be a poor loser instead of a prince again, and the pretty redhead who leads a clan of women will go back to dying her hair red and being an outcast. And they're gonna like it or you'll kill 'em in the Jagdlands.

  • Calvin the Cow-Cat
    Calvin the Cow-Cat 6 months ago

    Rich Evans is the Harry Kim of RLM.

  • Sophie Goodman-Merel
    Sophie Goodman-Merel 6 months ago

    the little girl on Voyager's name is Naomi Wildman

  • BaStAgE
    BaStAgE 6 months ago

    holy shit i legit started getting like weirded the fuck out when you guys were talking about that guy's arm getting cut off and moving on it's own....the weed is like hitting hard af and it's super bizarre that this had anything to do with cloverfield
    oh jesus it's hitting hard... im so grateful..i was worried that i ate too many taquitos for the weed to hit this hard...but now it feels like im balancing a rock on the top of my head...
    Ill see you guys later

  • carcillian
    carcillian 6 months ago

    JJ Abrams and M. Night Shaymalan are the biggest scam directors/producers out there. His whole mystery box thing is pure marketing. There is nothing ever in the box. It's like an old PT Barnum grift. Yeah it's making him millions but it has no substance.

  • David H
    David H 6 months ago

    You hacks should have just given JJ Abrams and Bad Robot the rights to Decker. That way he could turn it into a Cloverfield movie by adding vague references and CGI Cloverfield monsters, and you frauds would have made a billion dollars.

  • wkavre
    wkavre 6 months ago

    "it was a whodunnit but at the end they don't tell you whodunnit" three billboards?

  • Claud Bing
    Claud Bing 6 months ago

    I don’t even fucking watch movies, but I watch this channel to listen to them talk about them. The Gugu Mbatha-Raw Star Wars joke is still making me laugh despite not having seen Star Wars or knowing who the fuck she is (although obviously I’ve seen the Plinkett reviews). That’s a hell of a feat, please never stop making videos.

  • L G
    L G 6 months ago

    I think legally, under monopoly mandates, Disney CAN'T own theaters. It has to do with producers not being allowed to also run distribution or something along those lines (like how Netflix wouldn't be allowed to own their own internet service to sell their video service.)

  • thatsjarrod
    thatsjarrod 6 months ago

    Deadlock is easily the best episode of Voyager

  • Rally351
    Rally351 6 months ago

    Why can't you guys split episodes where you talk about an awesome like 1922 and then talk about a shot show like this one or another CB blockbuster?

  • MrTJDubs
    MrTJDubs 6 months ago

    I think in every movie review you should explain why the movie isn't as good a one of the Star Trek Voyager episodes.

  • Daniel Trochei
    Daniel Trochei 6 months ago

    10 Cloverfield lane was a piece of shit, how can a movie based on tension work when you instantly realize John Goodman was evil straight away

  • lostperfection05
    lostperfection05 6 months ago +2

    I don't think it is fair to judge Netflix by two movies that weren't made for Netflix as you guys pointed out. They were movies made presumably for theaters and when they test screened and saw the projection to fail in theaters they went straight to Netflix which proved to be a good move financially. Netflix letting bad movies on their service doesn't mean that the ones they create will be bad.
    I don't really care about Netflix, it just seems like a logical fallacy you guys are making. I assume that Netflix will likely be the straight to video dumping grounds. It also has potential as you guys have previously stated, to let more original ideas get made into movies. Overall I think it couldn't hurt the movie industry and could only help, even if it's minuscule in it's benefit.

  • Lucy Page
    Lucy Page 6 months ago +1

    "The Room is a great film"
    - Mike Stoklasa

  • Funk Enstein
    Funk Enstein 6 months ago

    Awful movie.