A Geek’s Reaction: The Peanuts Movie New Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the things that really caught me off guard about the first teaser trailer for The Peanuts Movie was how much I loved it. For a teaser that showed very little of the plot, it highlighted that while they were animating the film using CGI in 3D, the producers … [Read more...]

How Flash & Aquaman Could Fit Into Batman V Superman [Spoilers!]


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm not shy about sharing my feelings regarding Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. My major criticism is that it's trying to be two somewhat incompatible films: a Batman versus Superman film, and a Justice League prequel. The tone of the first teaser trailer … [Read more...]

Robert Downey Jr. Told Mark Ruffalo He’s In Captain America: Civil War


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Captain America: Civil War has been jokingly called Avengers 2.5 ever since it was announced that some of the Avengers would be appearing in the new film. Avengers: Age of Ultron has been out for weeks now, and as more and more casting news came to light, it … [Read more...]

Starz Greenlights Neil Gaiman’s American Gods TV Series Adaptation!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Neil Gaiman's Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel American Gods has taken the long way around to the small screen. It was once in development at HBO circa 2011, but by November 2013, the premium cable channel was no longer attached to produce the series. That … [Read more...]

Crash-Landed UFO Spotted On The X-Files Set

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The truth is out there, and I want to believe that The X-Files revival will be answering at least some questions left over from the 2002 season finale. The biggest question of all is how they will deal with the massive alien invasion that was set to happen on … [Read more...]

Eli Roth In Talks For Giant Shark Thriller MEG; Author Steve Alten Comments [Exclusive]


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sometimes in Hollywood, it takes years to get a project off the ground. Case-in-point, Steve Alten’s best selling book MEG has been in development for almost two decades, and has gone through several studios before being picked up by Warner Bros. earlier this … [Read more...]

Channing Tatum’s Gambit Gets Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Director


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the characters fans had been looking forward to making the leap from the printed pages of X-Men to the big screen was Gambit. Unfortunately, they finally got around to it in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where he was played by Taylor Kitsch in a film that … [Read more...]

007 SPECTRE Featurette Highlights Day Of The Dead Opening Sequence

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The debate on who was the greatest James Bond has raged on for decades, and the majority were split between Sean Connery and Roger Moore. I was firmly in the Connery camp, until Casino Royale came along and convinced me Daniel Craig may have a chance at unseating … [Read more...]

Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One Adds Forest Whitaker To Cast

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The cast for Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One has added a new cast member to its Rebel infiltration unit: Forest Whitaker. According to Variety, he joins Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, and Ben Mendelsohn as a part of a team who attempt to steal the Death … [Read more...]

Streaming Review: Sense8


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I've been saying for a long time that the Wachowskis should be making television because of their love for world building and complex ideas, and have proved my point with their new series Sense8. The premise of the series revolves around eight characters from … [Read more...]

Is He Dead? Game of Thrones Star May Be Back Next Season [Spoilers!]


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This whole article deals with spoilers from the fallout of last night's Game of Thrones season finale. You are being forewarned that there are massive spoilers are ahead for this season, and possibly for next season! This is the moment a lot of fans of George RR … [Read more...]

As Jurassic World Breaks Box Office Records, What’s In Store For The Sequel?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Jurassic World was a huge hit at the box office this weekend, and a great movie to boot. The Colin Trevorrow-directed film earned a monstrous $524.4 million worldwide this weekend, which broke domestic, international, and global opening weekend records. Half a … [Read more...]

Filmmaking 101: Directing Actors – Part 5: Analyzing For Character Arc, Through Line, & Beats

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I’ve always said that if you want to direct a film, first you have to direct it in pre-production. This is my way of saying that you should always be prepared before you ever set foot on a set with your plan fully formed. That’s why the last few parts in … [Read more...]

Asa Butterfield No Longer In The Running For Spider-Man?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Asa Butterfield was my favorite pick from the shortlist to play Peter Parker in the upcoming Spider-Man film from Marvel and Sony. Marvel said they wanted to explore the character's life as a teenager, and Butterfield has impressed me with his work, and looks like … [Read more...]

New Ant-Man Trailer; Posters Feature The Avengers


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) We're headed into the final stretch of the marketing push for Marvel's Ant-Man, and they're pulling out all the stops. Both a new trailer and some new posters have name dropped the ultimate franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Avengers. While it's the … [Read more...]

How Ant-Man & Black Panther Could Work Into Captain America: Civil War


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) We know that practically every actor associated with the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be back for Captain America: Civil War with some exceptions such as Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Hemsworth. Even some new characters who we've yet to see on the big screen such … [Read more...]

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