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.

Galaxy Quest Television Series Being Developed For Amazon Prime

Galaxy Quest

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 … [Read more...]

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


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 … [Read more...]

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


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, … [Read 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 … [Read more...]

Captain America: Civil War Concept Art Reveals Faction Teams [Spoilers!]

Captain America: Civil War

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Upfront warning: possible spoilers ahead! Phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn't kick off until next May with Captain America: Civil War, which just wrapped principal photography, but who's got time to wait for the actual film? So with that, Comic … [Read more...]

JJ Abrams Talks Kylo Ren & The First Order In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With less than four months until the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I'm frankly impressed that I don't know more about this movie than I do. There are more rumors and theories than I can shake a stick at but very little has been confirmed. One thing … [Read more...]

Nikon’s Huge Len Sale, Up To $400 Off, Ending Soon

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When it comes to photography, there are only a handful brand names that come to mind and Nikon is up there with the best. Of course, I've always been firmly in the camp of any camera that is only as good as its glass, and through the end of August, Nikon has had … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Captain America: Civil War Wraps; Is Iron Man Getting The Bleeding Edge Armor?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel successfully wrapped up Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Ant-Man, and now we can give Phase Three our full attention. Kicking off the next leg of Marvel Studios collective franchises will be Captain America: Civil War, which has just wrapped … [Read more...]

Get Geeked! Can Original Films Succeed At The Box Office?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) American Ultra bombed at the box office over the weekend, coming in dead last. The film's writer, Max Landis, took to Twitter to vent his frustrations, which pretty much boiled down to him asking a question: "Am I wrong? Is trying to make original movies in a big … [Read more...]

Watch: The Walking Dead Season 6 First Clip!


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) While Game of Thrones is starting to feel like it's going to start coming to a head soon after five seasons, another premium cable ratings juggernaut that wrapped its fifth season feels like it's just getting started. That series is, of course, The Walking … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction To Ash Vs. Evil Dead Trailer #2 [NSFW]

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Halloween can't come soon enough if you ask me! I've been a huge fan of the original Evil Dead franchise (I literally fell asleep during the remake), and have been patiently waiting for Evil Dead 4 (or Army of Darkness 2)... not that I ever thought Sam Raimi and … [Read more...]

Get Geeked! Is Television The New Film?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I generally don't like writing rebuttals to other articles, but this one was too tempting to pass up. Mike S. Ryan over at Filmmaker Magazine has a great piece called TV Is Not The New Film, which you should read, and makes quite a few excellent points. The idea … [Read more...]

First Look At New Costumes, Characters From Star Trek Beyond!


Check out new characters and suits in Star Trek Beyond! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have a complex relationship with JJ Abrams' Star Trek reboot. On one hand, I was wildly entertained by the first movie, but the problem was I barely recognized it as a Star Trek film. That's not entirely … [Read more...]

Mythbusters Duo To Produce CBS Drama


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) For twelve years, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have hosted Discovery Channel's Mythbusters television series. The two have used the scientific method and their special effects know-how to put urban legends and myths to the test. Now it looks like they're going … [Read more...]

Prometheus 2 May Be Delaying Alien 5


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Alien prequel, Prometheus, came out about three years ago, and the current Hollywood trend is about that long space of time between sequels. But that second Prometheus film hasn't even started shooting yet, while director Ridley Scott moved on to The Martian, … [Read more...]

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