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Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz




While traveling with top-secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress, a female WWII pilot encounters an evil presence on board.

Release date: January 1, 2021 (USA)
Director: Roseanne Liang
Starring: ChloŽ Grace Moretz, Beulah Koale, Taylor John Smith, Callan Mulvey, Nick Robinson
Currently at 78% on Rotten Tomatoes. The reviews are mostly "this movie's ridiculous, but it's a lot of fun".

This got a PVOD release. It's available now on all streaming services. $25 for UHD purchase or $20 rental.

I'm tempted to get it. Has anyone seen it yet?
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

I saw this a few months ago. Don’t pay that much money for it.
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

I saw the trailer for the Tom and Jerry movie starring CG Moretz at WW84. Her career has really not worked out they way people thought it would.
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

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I saw the trailer for the Tom and Jerry movie starring CG Moretz at WW84. Her career has really not worked out they way people thought it would.
Her and Dakota Fanning should team up.
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

wasn't Moretz supposed to retire from acting or something?
Old 01-03-21, 12:46 PM
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

Streamed this at TIFF in September. Thought it was fun. It really stretches historical accuracy and credibility at times, particularly when Moretz finally gets out of the gunner turret (or whatever itís called) where a major portion of the film is set, but I admired Roseanne Liangís conviction in the material. I donít side with the detractors who piss and moan that itís a feminist man-hating screed. Yes, the males are largely unsupportive and reprehensible until she sets them straight, but thatís the essence of so many prior movies that at worst it just points up how derivative this show is, and I think the filmmakers overcome that as well as their modest budget allowed. They also had to overcome the association with original writer Max Landis, which rightly wasnít entirely swept under the rug by those involved. Itís no classic, and even quite an eye-roller, but itís worth a view. Iím keen to see what Liang does next as this picture was quite a pivot away from her earlier, more personal comedy-dramas and shorts.
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

Originally Posted by OldBoy
wasn't Moretz supposed to retire from acting or something?
She was supposed to be more 'selective' about her choices...
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

I've been following ChloŽ on social media for years, so I want to check it out.
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

What a weird ass fucking movie. It defies logic, it defies gravity, but for an hour and fifteen minutes (yes, without credits, thatís all it is), I was weirdly transfixed. And Moretz certainly kicks some ass. But, my god who ever thought of something like this is either a genius or certifiable. Iím leaning towards the latter. Itís really something you have to see to believe. I certainly wouldnít waste money on renting this, but if you can some how see it for free, when on cable or streaming or whatever, there are worse ways to spend 75 minutes. Just plain bizarre.
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

Greatest movie of the year. Anyone that doesn't like this movie is a liar and just hates it because that can't handle the truth. This movie has everything. Cool effects, strong female, a badass plot, and a baby. When the Japanese vampire launched the vampire missile at the plane I almost lost it. They had to fight vampire pilots while a vampire was onboard trying to eat the baby. Everything was ramped up to a billion. The only thing I didn't like was the sexism against men and racism against white males. However, the hardcore sex made up for the bad parts. A+++++, would pay $50 to watch this movie again.
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

I'll check this out when it hits Red Box. I see Red Box is on the poster artwork.
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

Scott Mantz loved it. Says it’s worth the price.

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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

He's overselling it a bit, but I do agree that it has cult potential (though not necessarily "instantly" - always hate it when critics use that label).

TIFF discussion with Liang and Moretz. Softball stuff as per usual, but might be of interest to those who dug the film:
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One thing that seems to go largely unnoticed in most of the reviews and discussion of this film (perhaps on purpose, so I'll spoiler it) is that the gremlin . . .
Spoiler:
. . . is a female. They don't draw much attention to it in the film (also on purpose, I think), but if you freeze frame during the final fight in particular, it's, uhh, biologically evident whereas it's less so at regular speed with all the fast cutting and whatnot.





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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

Good little movie that turns crazy but is definitely worth watching. CGM is good in it, especially considering she is on camera every minute
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

I have to agree with the rest of you guys... weird and crazy ass movie but I was entertained. lol
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I have a feeling that if this was on Netflix, it would be getting some eyeballs and positive buzz
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I saw the poster art for this, and immediately thought of Behind Enemy Lines , which I watched continually thinking, "Why are we trying to sell Owen Wilson as an action hero"? Seemed like the same absurdity here, and would have skipped it if not for skimming this thread.

Wow, I'm glad I didn't. This was wildly entertaining; ridiculous, but knew exactly what it wanted to be, and nailed it.
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

So I gave in and rented this. I found this goofy as hell, but entertaining. I mean it’s Chloe Grace Moretz fighting gremlins aboard a plane during World War 2 New Zealand and there is also a baby in the mix. The gremlins actually looked decent for something like this made on a low budget.

This isn’t going to win any awards, but if it gets the chance to get more eyes on it, it could have a small cult following.
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

Originally Posted by OldBoy
wasn't Moretz supposed to retire from acting or something?
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She was supposed to be more 'selective' about her choices...
I don't think studios are falling over themselves to hire her. She is just taking what she get offered.

You fuckers owe me my money back...

It starts like a sort of old time radio play or show then at the 50 minute mark when she crawls out of the belly turret it becomes unwatchable.
I get we have to suspend belief but come on...

This was fucking terrible and I am shocked that so many of you liked it.

Oh well live and learn.

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You fuckers owe me my money back...

This was fucking terrible and I am shocked that so many of you liked it.

Oh well live and learn.
I watched it for free
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

Originally Posted by Count Dooku
I have a feeling that if this was on Netflix, it would be getting some eyeballs and positive buzz
Cost has a tendency to subliminally affect our opinion of a movie.

$19.99 = What the hell piece of shit movie did I just watch?!

Free = Itís a decent movie to watch on a Saturday afternoon.
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

Originally Posted by d2cheer
I don't think studios are falling over themselves to hire her. She is just taking what she get offered.

You fuckers owe me my money back...

It starts like a sort of old time radio play or show then at the 50 minute mark when she crawls out of the belly turret it becomes unwatchable.
I get we have to suspend belief but come on...

This was fucking terrible and I am shocked that so many of you liked it.

Oh well live and learn.
some times you have to let go and just give in to the inaneness of it all. Not one shred of believability, but that’s what makes it so outlandish and silly, but in a good way.
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

It’s a very pricey $20 rental right now for a low budget Indie movie. Of course some aren’t going to be happy with the price and what they got out of it. And most of you probably have zero interest in paying that much for this kind of movie. Its not a $200M DC or MCU movie. It’s so short too at barely 80 minutes. I got some entertainment out of it and as I said it’s goofy as hell, but I just went with it.
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/shadow_in_the_cloud

Opinions are definitely mixed on this. 77% on rotten tomatoes. But 33% audience score from verified theatrical watchers.

Yes this actually played in some theatres during the pandemic even though it’s so low budget.
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Re: Shadow in the Cloud (2020) -- S: ChloŽ Grace Moretz

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
Cost has a tendency to subliminally affect our opinion of a movie.

$19.99 = What the hell piece of shit movie did I just watch?!

Free = Itís a decent movie to watch on a Saturday afternoon.
Agreed, but it's not subliminal for me. I wouldn't buy a $12 theater ticket to see a 75 minute movie.

$20 on demand!? If I was having a group together to get drunk and watch it.

Seriously, the streaming services I pay for are already throwing so much at me, it would not occur to me to pay extra for something on demand.

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