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.

Netflix tells Canada regulator it shouldn’t subsidise ‘old media’

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By Alastair Sharp - TORONTO (Reuters) Online video streaming service Netflix Inc told Canada's broadcast regulator on Friday that it opposes paying to support "old media" and its own commercial interests and market dynamics were enough to ensure it distributed Canadian content. The submissions … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer – Homemade

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Sweding movies and their trailers is a lot of fun, and I've seen some hilarious spoofs of late, and our friends over at CineFix have produced a good one... Mad Max: Fury Road - Homemade, which is Friday's Funny Feature. The original trailer follow. Have a great … [Read more...]

New The Judge Trailer, With Robert Downey Jr. And Robert Duvall

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) After yesterday's tease by star Robert Downey Jr. (hey I wasn't the only one who thought it would be related to The Avengers: Age of Ultron), today, RDJ and Warner Bros. have released a new trailer for his fall Oscar hopeful, The Judge. Take a look: I think both … [Read more...]

Update: Robert Downey Jr.’s Surprise: New The Judge Trailer

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Update: It made sense that we'd speculate an Avengers 2 trailer, but it also makes sense Robert Downey Jr.'s surprise is the new trailer for The Judge, which he stars and co-produced with his wife, Susan. Here's the link to view the new trailer. By Heath McKnight Robert Downey Jr., who is a … [Read more...]

U.S. court throws out VirnetX $368 million patent award versus Apple


By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a jury order requiring Apple Inc to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $368.2 million (226 million pounds) in damages for infringing four patents concerning technology for providing security over the Internet. Shares of VirnetX … [Read more...]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Trailer

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) We've finally gotten a full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, and it's pretty good. Following right on the footsteps of Catching Fire, the trailer is explosive and full of surprises. Take a look: A friend of mine wanted me to watch the first … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Honest Trailers: Godzilla

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By Heath McKnight Gareth Edwards' Godzilla was a bit divisive with audiences; our own Danny F. Santos loved it, while I thought they teased too much, there wasn't enough Godzilla, and was kinda boring (I loved Pacific Rim). Well, it did well enough at the box office that there will be a Godzilla … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Toy Wars

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) This Friday's Funny Feature is for all the Dads out there, the geeky ones who may have grown up in the 80s and 90s, when amazing Saturday morning cartoons and wild, overactive imaginations reigned supreme. From filmmaker Andrew McMury, his Toy Wars is all about two … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X 101: FCP X In Under 5 Minutes – Ken Burns On Steroids

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By Heath McKnight Our friends over at Ripple Training have a new series, Final Cut Pro X in Under 5 Minutes, and it's worth sharing Steve Martin's first Final Cut Pro X tutorial, Ken Burns On Steroids: I'll post up more videos very soon! As always, special thanks to Steve and Ripple … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Superman, Lois Lane, Homer Simpson Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) By now, you have probably done the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, donating $10 to research after an icy bath, or $100 to avoid the chill. Either way, it's a fun event to help a worthy charity! And now, there are some great, hilarious ALS Ice Bucket Challenges, featuring … [Read more...]

New iPhones expected at September 9 Apple event

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) Apple Inc invited media to a "special event" in its hometown of Cupertino, California, on Sept. 9, when the iPhone maker is expected to unveil the latest versions of its best-selling smartphones. Apple's typically cryptic invitation read: "Wish we could say more." It came … [Read more...]

The Fantastic Four: Doctor Doom Photos Have Been Leaked!

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Production recently wrapped on Fox's highly secretive new Fantastic Four film, and pretty much the only 'official' look we've gotten was this photo from co-star Kate Mara (Susan Storm, aka, Invisible Woman). The image was taken early this month, with fellow … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature: How The Batman v Superman Comic-Con Teaser Should Have Ended


By Heath McKnight Both doddleNEWS writers James DeRuvo and Danny F. Santos got a chance to watch the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser trailer, and it was short, but pretty cool. Very The Dark Knight Returns-vibe, and March 2016 can't get here fast enough. Of course, being this is a … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – The Muppets Take On Beastie Boys!

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) I think we can all agree that The Muppets being back is a great thing, and I know we all love their cover songs, including Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. Well, this isn't a cover song, but three Muppets (Swedish Chef, Animal, and Beaker, basically the three Muppets who … [Read more...]

Conan O’Brien Breaks The News Of Robin Williams’ Death [Video]

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Many, many people, from fans to those in the film and TV industry, have been paying tribute to Robin Williams, who passed away yesterday. Conan O'Brien broke the news on his show yesterday (they film early), and he, Andy Richter, and guest Will Arnett salute the … [Read more...]

Comedian Tracy Morgan ‘struggling’ after deadly crash: attorney

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(Reuters) Tracy Morgan's attorney on Monday said the comedian is "still struggling" with his health two months after breaking several bones in a deadly New Jersey highway crash that has renewed public attention to safety in the U.S. trucking industry. "He's still struggling, but he's a fighter," … [Read more...]

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