About Heath McKnight

Web Content Manager and Writer at Doddle; I've been a writer for over 8 years, and a producer/director/editor in film and video for over 16 years. I've written for TopTenREVIEWS, Digital Media Net, Videomaker and other sites and magazines, plus I frequently blog about Final Cut Pro X.

Happy 75th Birthday, Batman!

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) It's Batman's 75th anniversary, and DC Comics is going all out to celebrate! From comics to TV shows to the early 1990s animated series to the films (including Michael Keaton and Tim Burton's take, which opened 25 years ago) to video games (the Arkham series comes … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – A Carless Police Chase!

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Friday's Funny Feature this week is from a couple of years ago, but still makes me laugh, especially the horrible 80's-style song. It's a clever Australian beer ad for Carlton Draught that makes fun of Hollywood police chases, only this one, involving robbers, is … [Read more...]

New Trailer Release For Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Angelina Jolie's adaptation of Unbroken, about war hero and Olympian Louis "Louie" Zamperini, gets a brand new trailer. The film stars Jack O'Connell as Zamperini, who is an Olympic runner, and was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese during World War … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Tim Burton’s Planet Of The Apes Remake

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Two interesting things happened when Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes remake opened summer 2001... First, audiences found the film to be ultimately forgettable (and that's being nice). Second, this was one of the first films to see a massive opening weekend (in the … [Read more...]

New Gone Girl Trailer And Posters

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) There's a brand new, full Gone Girl trailer, from director David Fincher, based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn. Here it is, with stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike: Here are the new, intriguing posters:   Here's the official … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – How Frozen Should Have Ended


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) About a year or so ago, I posted up some conceptual stuff for Frozen, which went on to become Disney's biggest non-Pixar animated hit in a long time, and it was a musical! Now we have mega Frozen merchandise, sing-a-longs, expansions at the Disney Theme Parks, and … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Transformers: Age of Extinction Trailer – Homemade


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With Michael Bay's Transformers 4 opening, I thought Friday's Funny Feature would be perfect with our friends over at CineFix's hilarious Transformers: Age of Extinction Trailer - Homemade video (plus, below is the side-by-side to compare). Have a great … [Read more...]

Official: Pacific Rim 2 In April 2017; Animated Series Coming Soon!

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By Heath McKnight I'm not going to lie, I'm a HUGE Pacific Rim fan! Better than Godzilla (yes, I was excited for it), and our own Danny F. Santos loves it, too. We've been tracking Pacific Rim 2 news for a while, but the first Pacific Rim only made $101 million in North America, but a strong … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen!


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With Transformers: Age of Extinction opening shortly, Friday's Funny Feature goes back to 2009, when Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opened to massive box office, but some of the worst reviews of the series. In fact, it's one of the worst rated films that made a … [Read more...]

Interview: Cam Winstanley, Author Of Noir Future Thriller B-spine

The cover to B-Spine (copyright Cam Winstanley; click for larger)

Update: B-Spine is free until June 21 for the Amazon Kindle and Kindle app! Check out a terrific, thoroughly original book! By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Cam Winstanley is the British author of B-spine, a crazy, futuristic and neo-noir thriller that is epic and definitely a dark tale of what … [Read more...]

OK Go Produces Another Incredible Video With The Writing’s On The Wall

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By Heath McKnight The band OK Go have a history of making eye-popping videos, and have been rewarded handsomely with several major musical trophies, including Grammys, MTV Music Video Awards, and more. The band hasn't put out a new album in a while, but they're back with a new LP, dropping later … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Game Of Thrones At Work


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Game of Thrones has recently past The Sopranos as HBO's most popular TV show, and it's no surprise why, with excellent stories based on the books by George R.R. Martin, acting, set design, and so on. But what if going to work was a lot like being in the world … [Read more...]

Trailer: Turtle Power, A Documentary About Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot opening in August, Paramount has released a trailer for a documentary about the TMNT phenomenon called Turtle Power. I was about 2-3 years too old when it really hit big in the mid- to … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 101: Replacing & Relinking Media Files

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) One cool thing about Final Cut Pro X is the flexible, magnetic timeline that allows you to easily drop in media files, such as video, audio, and graphics. Sometimes you'll want to replace or even relink files, and it's fairly easy to do in Apple's Final Cut Pro X … [Read more...]

Peyton Reed To Direct Ant-Man, Adam McKay To Work On Script

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Marvel Studios have finally found a new director for Ant-Man, a couple of weeks after long-time helmer/co-writer Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) left the project, and several directors turned it down. Well, the new guy is Peyton Reed (Down With Love), who at one … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature: Villain Pub – To Battle!!!

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) The guys over at How It Should Have Ended, the source for some hilarious Friday's Funny Features, have been teasing The Villain Pub, with many famous movie baddies, like the Heath Joker, Voldemort, and more. They have a new video, Villain Pub - To Battle!!! And … [Read more...]

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