Darling SXSW Film ‘Life in Color’ Financed With Crowdfunding, Nanny Job

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the most talked about indie films at South By Southwest 2015 (SXSW) is Katharine Emmer's Life in Color. The actor / writer / director / producer / editor based the film on her own life, as she having a hard time finding acting work, and so started working as … [Read more...]

SPECTRE Teaser Poster Released and Hints at Classic 007


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In 2012, during the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, we were treated to the third Daniel Craig 007 film Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes. I have seen every Bond film in the Eon library (and the one that isn't-- I'm looking at you Never Say Never Again) … [Read more...]

Season 5 Preview and Featurettes for Game of Thrones


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) We're just under a month from watching the premiere to season 5 of Game of Thrones which is shaping up to be a game changer for the series. The first episode of the season will simulcast in 170 countries around the world as a testament to its popularity. Of … [Read more...]

LEGO Releases Official Game Trailer for Jurassic World

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Jurassic World looks like it could either breathe new life into the Jurassic Park franchise, or it could prove that the magic can't be recaptured after the first film. One thing I can say for certain, however, is that the LEGO game looks like it can certainly be a … [Read more...]

Filmmaking 101: Directing Actors – Part 4: Analyzing the Script for Subtext


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Now that you've gone over the script to remove all but the essential direction and finished your first pass, it's time to start analyzing the story in depth. With the first read, you should have made some notes and every subsequent pass you should make more and … [Read more...]

Bruce Campbell Still Working On ‘Expendables Of Horror’


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Bruce Campbell is a household name for any cult horror film lover after he played the role of Ash in Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness. Fans have been waiting a long time for a sequel and while we got the remake in 2013 we are finally getting a true … [Read more...]

Kevin Smith Confirms Mallrats 2


Mallrats 2, Clerks III -- are we back in the 1990's? By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I grew up in the 90's, when slacker movies were all the rage; everything from Wayne's World to Empire Records to Office Space. But one director was king of the slacker movie and followed his indie hit … [Read more...]

Rinko Kikuchi On If She’s Appearing In Pacific Rim 2, Star Wars: Episode VIII


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I loved Pacific Rim, and I can't wait to see the sequel. Obviously the big draw for me was giant robots fighting giant monsters (or Jaegers vs Kaiju, for the nerdier out there), but I also liked the idea that most of the main characters were broken in some … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Run All Night

Run All Night

Aka, I Forgive You, Liam Neeson, For Taken 3 By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Liam Neeson became an unlikely action star in recent times, and while Taken seemed to capture the audiences' imagination, its sequels failed to live up. Earlier this year, he reprised his role as Bryan Mills in Taken … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Episode VIII Gets Release Date; Standalone Movie Gets A Title!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This morning at the Palace Of Fine Arts during a shareholder's conference in San Francisco, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger¬†announced the release date for Rian Johnson's Episode VIII, and the title and cast for Gareth Edwards' standalone Star Wars film. Star … [Read more...]

Firefly Stars Reach Webseries Crowdfunding Goal In Less Than A Day

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Firefly and Serenity actors Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion launched a crowdfunding campaign just 2 days ago, for a series written by Tudyk called Con Man. They not only easily reached their initial goal of $425,000 to shoot three-10 minute episodes, but also their … [Read more...]

Discworld Author Sir Terry Pratchett Passes Away

Terry Pratchett (image: Luigi Novi)

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When it comes to fantasy literature, one name has always stuck out from the rest as the odd-man-out: Sir Terry Pratchett. His Discworld series of fantasy books were satire of the highest order, and tackled some social, political, and scientific issues by parodying … [Read more...]

Chris Pine Rumored As Green Lantern

Chris Pine  as Captain Kirk in Star Trek Into Darkness

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In 2011, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. released Green Lantern, a film starring Ryan Reynolds that was meant to kick off a franchise of films. What happened instead was that the film was poorly received and a failure at the box office. As with recent bombs, it … [Read more...]

20 Star Wars Books to Bridge Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the first orders of business after Disney bought Lucasfilm for its Star Wars franchise was to jettison most of the expanded universe canon. The EU covered about 40 years worth of stories set after Return of the Jedi, so it's quite a lot of story to lose … [Read more...]

Tron 3 To Start Filming This Fall?

Tron Legacy Sequel

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Tron: Legacy was a film that I think was much better than what most reviewers gave it. It wasn't a perfect movie, and it had some interesting ideas that were only hinted at, but it gave us a pretty fun adventure inside a computer, in a weird Star Wars-meets-The … [Read more...]

‘Midnight Rider’ Director, First AD, & Executive Producer Sentenced For Manslaughter

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) After the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider in Georgia the director and producers were charged with criminal trespassing and involuntary manslaughter. The case was one that rocked Hollywood and it's finally … [Read more...]

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