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Original Content podcast: ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ is eating us alive

TECHCRUNCH [embedded content] The Cloverfield Paradox is the kind of movie where a character will straight-facedly declare: “This dimension is eating us alive!” The first trailer for the film hit during the Super Bowl, and Netflix released the movie itself as soon as the game was over. Paradox takes the vaguely-connected Cloverfield franchise into space, where an international team of scientists (including Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s Hamilton and Daniel Bruhl’s Schmidt) are experimenting with a particle accelerator that might solve Earth’s energy problems. Naturally, things go very badly. TechCrunch’s Jordan Crook and Anthony Ha offer their thoughts on the film in the latest episode of the Original Content podcast. Our colleague Josh Constine published a somewhat positive review shortly after the movie went live, but we were considerably less impressed; one of the most-repeated words during our review was: “Why??” We also discuss the week’s streaming news, including an upcoming Western from Amazon starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, a new immigrant-focused series from Apple and YouTube’s decision to (temporarily) cut off Logan Paul’s ad revenue. You can listen in the player above, subscribe using Apple Podcasts or find us in your podcast player of choice. If you like the show, please let us know by leaving a review on Apple. You also can send us feedback directly. Featured Image:...

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Original Content podcast: Looking into the dark future of Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’

TECHCRUNCH Netflix has delivered another six glimpses into Black Mirror‘s often-bleak view of technology and humanity. On the latest episode of TechCrunch’s Original Content podcast, one of your regular hosts, Anthony Ha, is joined by Jordan Crook to discuss the fourth season of the science fiction anthology series. While we liked it — in fact, we both thought it might be Black Mirror‘s strongest season overall — we also discussed some of our reservations. As Jordan put it: “It’s really, really hard to love something that makes you feel like shit.” We had plenty to say about each episode,...

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