About Danny Santos

Freelance writer, filmmaker, actor, musician, and visual artist. Writing online professionally for 4-plus years and has produced and performed in over a dozen films and webseries. He has also been everything from a social media consultant to managing a JUNO award winning musician.

Ben Affleck Says DC Comics Cinematic Universe Will Be Massive


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Technically the DC Comics Cinematic Universe kicked off with Man of Steel, but it really takes it up a notch (or ten) with the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. There's a lot riding on this film and Batman actor, Ben Affleck, told Variety that he … [Read more...]

TV Review: Ash Vs. Evil Dead Episode 5, “The Host”

Ash Vs. Evil Dead The Host

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm still pretty surprised by the direction Ash Vs. Evil Dead has been going in. I like the fact that after the first episode, showrunner Craig DiGregorio has decided to take the series beyond its roots. Sure I would love every episode of Ash Vs. Evil Dead to … [Read more...]

Michael Biehn Talks Alien 5; Will Feature Newt


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Alien franchise has had an interesting year. Ridley Scott is prepping his sequel to Prometheus, which has taken on the Alien brand name with Alien: Covenant, and Neil Blomkamp pitched a sequel to Alien and Aliens, which would star Sigourney Weaver and Michael … [Read more...]

Doctor Strange Officially Begins Production

doctor strange

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I really can't believe the amount of characters Marvel is introducing in the next few years. Black Panther, the Carol Danvers Captain Marvel, and The Inhumans, among others. One of the weirdest (pun!) character they're bringing to the screen is Doctor … [Read more...]

Russo Bros. Analyze Captain America: Civil War Trailer

Captain America: Civil War poster

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The trailer for Captain America: Civil War was astounding. It's the first time I could ever remember a trailer sucker-punching me right in the feels, and I'll be repeating, "So was I" for the next six months. There's a lot packed into that trailer, and Empire … [Read more...]

Wonder Woman Begins Filming; New Photo & Cast Revealed

Wonder Woman

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It's really strange when you think that Wonder Woman has never been portrayed on the silver screen. While we get our first look at her in action in just four months with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. has announced that principal photograph on the … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Creed


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Let's not mince words, Creed is Rocky rebooted for today's audiences. It follows the similar underdog beats on the surface, and writer/director Ryan Coogler goes in with an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" story that borrows from the original. And you know … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I just need to get this pun out of the way: The Good Dinosaur is a good dinosaur movie. It's not great, it's not terrible, it's just good. For a Pixar movie, that's a bit of a let down, but I also think that this is the first Pixar film I know of that has been … [Read more...]

Producer’s Best Friend Is Your Answer To Reporting Hell

Producers Best Friend

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) You know what's not sexy? Reports. Especially at the end of a project when your tired and have forgotten what sleep is. Unfortunately, they're also important. Fortunately, if you cut a project on Final Cut Pro X there's an easier way of taking the tedious work … [Read more...]

Vin Diesel Announces Fourth Riddick Film, Plus TV Series


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When I think Vin Diesel and franchises, I usually think of Universal's mega-successful Fast & Furious series. However, the actor has also been in three films from David Twohy's Chronicles of Riddick series where he plays the titular character. Riddick has … [Read more...]

Streaming Review: Jessica Jones — Season One

Jessica Jones

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Over the past couple of years the general consensus regarding live action superheroes is that Marvel knows how to do films, and DC knows how to do television. Then Daredevil came along proving a Marvel television show can blow DC out of the water. With Jessica … [Read more...]

Fox Quietly Cancels Fantastic Four 2 Release Date


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In a move that surprises absolutely no one, 20th Century Fox has quietly changed the release date of Fantastic Four 2 from July 9, 2017 to possibly never. While Fox said they were still committed to making the sequel, after critical and box office disaster of the … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction To The Captain America: Civil War Trailer

captain america: civil war promo art

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It's been called The Avengers 2.5, since it draws upon a huge list of Marvel heroes (Captain America, Iron Man, Falcon, Black Widow, War Machine, Black Panther, Bucky Barnes, and more), and is arguably the most anticipated movie of 2016. And now, we have the first … [Read more...]

TV Review: Ash Vs. Evil Dead Episodes 3 & 4

Ash in Jacksonville

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have to admit, Ash Vs. Evil Dead is turning out to be something I didn't expect. The premiere episode "El Jefe" felt like Evil Dead 4, and the second episode didn't have the same feel as the Sam Raimi-directed films and pilot. I assumed that the series would live … [Read more...]

Why George Lucas Moved On From Star Wars

Darth Vader melted helmet

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) George Lucas is a bit of a polarizing figure for Star Wars fans. He's the man that created the universe that so many of us love, but he was able to afford to do what he wanted, he financed and directed the prequel trilogy. I think Simon Pegg said it best when … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Made $50 Million In Pre-Sales


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Disney and Lucasfilm made a splash when they announced pre-sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens a few weeks back. That splash turned into a tidal wave that knocked out multiplex websites and servers recently, as the entire Star Wars fandom tried to get … [Read more...]