About Danny Santos

Check Out Pixar’s Inside Out Character Posters, Teaser Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Pixar is used to pulling the emotional strings of anyone who watches their films. The first ten minutes of Up prove that they can sucker punch you right in the feels. Now they're showing us exactly who it is that they've been battling around inside your head with … [Read more...]

doddleNEWS Primer: Inhumans

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Find out who the Inhumans are! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If Guardians of the Galaxy has taught us anything, it's that an obscure group of superheroes from the Marvel library can still make a huge box office and critical hit of a feature film (and soundtrack). I've suspected for a while … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Usually when you watch a film to review, the people who want to know how the film was want it to be boiled down to one of two statements. Either the film was good, or the film was bad. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 was just plain frustrating. I can … [Read more...]

Legendary Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The German-born U.S. director, Mike Nichols died today at 83 of cardiac arrest. Nichols was nominated for the Oscars for his work on Working Girl, The Remains of the Day, Silkwood, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and he won the Oscar for The Graduate. To this … [Read more...]

What Changes Have Been Made To Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Pixar's The Good Dinosaur was scheduled for a release in summer of this year when it first was announced, with Bob Peterson (co-director of Pixar's Up) helming. Unfortunately, Peterson became stuck creatively, and eventually Pixar decided to take him off the … [Read more...]

Fox and Disney Respond to Whether Fantastic Four Comic Was Cancelled Because of Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Hang out on the internet long enough, and you'll discover your own share of conspiracy theories in every corner of the world wide web. From who killed JFK to whether Marvel killed their Fantastic Four comic series to undermine the film being rebooted (and in … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction To The Peanuts Trailer

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The Peanuts Movie, in computer animation. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) You know what really grinds my gears? It's knowing that everything I've ever watched and loved as a film, television series, or cartoon will get a "modern reimagining." Sometimes Hollywood gets this right, but far more … [Read more...]

Is Filmmaker A.J. Edwards Directing A Star Wars: Mace Windu Spin-Off Movie?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Lets face it, as soon as Disney got their hands on Star Wars they've been incredibly ambitious with the property. Episodes VII, VIII, and IX are in the works; a new CGI television series, Rebels, is on the air (and is really really good); the Expanded Universe has … [Read more...]

See Jurassic World’s New Dino, In LEGO, Plus New Images From Viral Site

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Jurassic Park is one of those franchises which felt like it had run its course when the third film came out. It's a pretty simple concept: Humans are trying to escape an island while being chased down by cloned dinosaurs, but after three films, it felt kind of … [Read more...]

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Won’t Set Up Infinity War

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When Guardians of the Galaxy was first announced with James Gunn attached to direct, there were people who thought it might have been Marvel Studios' first mistake. Now, just a few weeks before the movie hits Blu-ray and DVD, the film is Marvel's third highest … [Read more...]

Universal Monster Films Will Be Action-Adventure, Not Horror

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) From day one, I had an uneasy feeling about Universal's plan to create a unified monster film universe, being overseen by Star Trek's Alex Kurtzman, along the lines of Marvel Studios' cinematic universe. Despite success with The Mummy franchise (now being rebooted), … [Read more...]

doddleNEWS Primer: Doctor Strange

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Back again with another doddleNEWS Primer! We've already covered Black Panther and Captain Marvel, which are coming out later in the Marvel Phase three cycle, along with the Hulkbuster armor from Avengers: Age of Ultron. So let's now dive into a character who will … [Read more...]

Daniel Brühl To Play Villain In Captain America: Civil War

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Just when you think you have your head wrapped around what Marvel Studios has in store, they throw you another curveball. That's the case with Daniel Brühl (Rush, Inglorius Basterds) being hired by the studio to play an undisclosed role in Captain America: Civil … [Read more...]

Michelle MacLaren In Talks To Direct Wonder Woman

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Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones helmer Michelle MacLaren could be directing Wonder Woman By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The great comic book movie war is coming. On one side is Marvel, who have pumped out hit after hit after hit and on the other, with arguably better known characters such as … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Dumb And Dumber To

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Dumb and Dumber To tried to pull off an impossible trick, bring the screwball comedy charm from the 1994 original to today's audience. There's a reason I called it an impossible trick, because ultimately the film fails on every level. After fooling his friend … [Read more...]

Jai Courtney Rumored To Play Deadshot In Suicide Squad

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It's been a month since DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. unveiled their ambitious release plan for their comic book universe. One of the surprises was they were working on Suicide Squad, which will open in 2016. Director David Ayer has called it the 'Dirty … [Read more...]

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