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      Horror Icon Wes Craven Passes Away At 76

      By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) A titan of the horror genre has passed away, as Wes Craven succumbed to brain cancer at the age of 76. He was a legend of the genre, having spearheaded both the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises. There are few directors who can be called masters of horror, and even less of them capable of scaring me. To give you some perspective, I've gone on record saying The Shining isn't that scary. A … Read More>>

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      Movie Review: 7 Chinese Brothers

      The title is definitely quirky. But will this quirk ... work? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Per the press notes on 7 Chinese Brothers, writer/director Bob Byington stated that Olympia Dukakis "felt the part wasn't big enough for her." Oh my. Why she ever accepted the role in this embarrassingly limp project is puzzling enough. Yet the fact that she wanted an even bigger part is outright stupefying. How is that even possible? Perhaps … Read More>>

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      Updated: Blackmagic Event In Burbank Featuring Blair Witch Filmmaker

      Update: The Fusion 8 public beta is now available. You can download it here. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) So I was able to get out of my office today and head down to beautiful, downtown Burbank (well, near the airport anyway) and attend Blackmagic's L.A./Burbank event, where I was able to hobnob with a lot of indie filmmakers and reconnect with some of Blackmagic's top brass. There were cameras to check out, and software to demo, and the … Read More>>

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      Media 100 Now Supports OS X Yosemite, Only $99

      By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) To paraphrase Obi-Wan Kenobi: "Media 100. That's a name I've not heard in a long time." Media 100 is one of the oldest software-based non-linear editors out there. It took on the juggernaut of the era, Avid, along with a couple of other NLEs and continually pushed Avid to lower the prices on its systems. It also inspired the Keygrip project for Macromedia, which Apple eventually purchased and became Final Cut … Read More>>

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ReelSteady: New After Effects Plugin Makes Shaky Footage Rock Steady

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Those who are accustomed to smoothing out shaky camera footage are well versed in Adobe After Effects hallmark plugin Warp Stabilizer. It does a really good job of making handheld footage more professional. But there's a new sheriff in town, and it's called … More>>

Wes Craven’s Top 5 Influential Films Of His Career

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Cinema took a massive blow with Wes Craven passing away over the weekend. The master of horror films has left an iconic 40 year body of work, many of which became influential on the generations that followed. He helped redefine the genre of horror, and used it … More>>

Matrox To Showcase New Products At IBC 2015

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) IBC's annual conference and exhibition is just around the corner beginning on September 10th. Matrox will be there showcases some new goodies which includes a broadcast streaming and recording device, a multi-camera recording app as well as a suite of developer … More>>

Watch: Ash Vs. Evil Dead Behind-The-Scenes Video

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Every time Starz releases a new bit of footage from the upcoming Ash Vs. Evil Dead series, I get extremely giddy! This is a series that is as old as I am and is the yardstick by which I measure the entire comedy/horror genre. Ash Vs. Evil Dead picks up where … More>>

Is Man Of Steel 2 On “Permanent Hold” At Warner Bros?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'll give Warner Bros. credit for taking the time between Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice to try and really figure out what they're going to do with their shared universe. Whether they're successful or not is another story, but right now, … More>>

Horror Icon Wes Craven Passes Away At 76

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) A titan of the horror genre has passed away, as Wes Craven succumbed to brain cancer at the age of 76. He was a legend of the genre, having spearheaded both the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises. There are few directors who can be called masters of … More>>

Matt Damon Says Bourne 5 Set In “Post-Snowden World”

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Matt Damon has revealed the fifth Jason Bourne movie is influenced by the Edward Snowden case and the global economic downturn. The Good Will Hunting star infamously turned down the chance to appear in the fourth film, after publicly falling out with writer and … More>>

First Look At Michael Fassbender In Assassin’s Creed

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Video games are a rich source for film adaptations even though they generally don't work out well on the big screen. One of the games that has been slowly making the transition to live action is Ubisoft's popular Assassin's Creed. The film has gone through starts … More>>

Spire, A Free 4-Track Recorder App For iPhone

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I've been using a variety of apps recently to do my field recording, but frankly, sometimes one of the apps gets a bit finicky, and I can't offload the recordings for a few days. That's bad if you're on deadline and need it to get your post-production work flow to … More>>

Galaxy Quest Television Series Being Developed For Amazon Prime

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I grew up on Star Trek, so when Galaxy Quest premiered in 1999, I thought it was one of the funniest films ever. I was lucky enough to catch an early screening of it, with a theater full of what I assumed were Star Trek fans, who had a riot of a time. It has been … More>>

New 15-Second Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Shows New Footage!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Every day that goes by brings us closer to the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and I still have a hard time believing it is happening, no matter how much footage I've watched. Speaking of which, the official Instagram account has posted a 15 -econd teaser for … More>>

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Extended Edition Is Rated R; Will Premiere In Theaters

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Every year, I try to rewatch all three Lord of the Rings - Extended Edition films back-to-back. It's about an 11-plus hour event, but I've always thought the longer versions were superior to the theatrical release. For the prequel follow-up trilogy of The Hobbit, … More>>

Canon Introduces Two New Lenses

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When it comes to Canon glass, the camera maker is definitely pushing state of the art. This week, Lake Success introduced a pair new lenses that will make filmmakers and broadcast videographers thrilled, because of their improvements in fighting chromatic aberration … More>>

Jennifer Lawrence Writing Screenplay With Trainwreck’s Amy Schumer

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is writing a screenplay with cinema's newest comedy queen, Amy Schumer. The Silver Linings Playbook star was promoting The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 when she spilled the beans to The New York Times. She said: “I … More>>

Movie Review: 7 Chinese Brothers

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The title is definitely quirky. But will this quirk ... work? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Per the press notes on 7 Chinese Brothers, writer/director Bob Byington stated that Olympia Dukakis "felt the part wasn't big enough for her." Oh my. Why she ever accepted the role in this … More>>

Movie Review: Jurassic World

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Update: Jurassic World is back in IMAX theaters this weekend! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Going into Jurassic World, you only need to know one thing, it's not as good as the original. But no sequel to Jurassic Park could ever be as good, because it was such a cinematic revelation at the … More>>

Friday’s Funny Feature – Jurassic World In 90 Seconds, With LEGOs

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By Heath McKnight Jurassic World is back in IMAX theaters, and what better time than now to unleash Jurassic World in 90 Seconds, With LEGOs from Brotherhood Workshop. Have a great weekend! Hat tip: /Film … More>>

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