About Mark Hodge

Mark Hodge is a journalist and copywriter from Glasgow, Scotland. As well as being involved in film festivals in the UK, Mark has also worked as a sports reporter covering soccer matches in his home country. In fact, he even attended the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, helping to document the cultural impact of the event on the city. He also writes for The Huffington Post covering topics such as film, sports and politics.

Christopher Nolan Set To Release Interstellar Documentary

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Christopher Nolan is developing a documentary about his latest blockbuster Interstellar, in order to explore the environmental issues raised in the film. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, and Anne Hathaway, the movie has sparked debate among critics and … [Read more...]

Sony Scraps Troubled Steve Jobs Biopic

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following a troubled pre-production, Sony Pictures has dropped the biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The Aaron Sorkin-scripted project, which had Danny Boyle attached to direct, was loosely based upon Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of the late tech … [Read more...]

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Producer Reveals Blue Alien Race

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) For any Marvel fans looking forward to the new season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – please look away now... SPOILER ALERT! Executive producer of the ABC show Jeffrey Bell has revealed, via TVGuide.com, that the race of the mysterious blue alien from the first … [Read more...]

Christopher Waltz Joins James Bond 24

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Academy award winner Christopher Waltz has reportedly joined the cast of the 24th James Bond film. The Skyfall sequel, which will once again be helmed by Sam Mendes, begins shooting in a few weeks. This latest casting news comes via Daily Mail reporter and … [Read more...]

Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Running Man Reboot In Development

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced that a sequel/reboot of 1980's action classic The Running Man is being developed. The Predator star made the revelation while taking part in a Q&A event in London. He said (per The Arnold Fans): “There's rumblings of a new … [Read more...]

Aaron Sorkin: Steve Jobs’ Daughter Lisa Is Heroine Of Biopic

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Writer Aaron Sorkin has revealed that Steve Jobs' daughter will be “the heroine” of the forthcoming biopic. Loosely based upon Walter Isaacson's book about the Apple co-founder, the movie will be directed by Danny Boyle, after David Fincher left the … [Read more...]

M. Night Shyamalan Returns To Horror Roots With ‘The Visit’

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The Visit will be a return to the actor's horror roots. By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) There are few directors in Hollywood who need a hit more than M. Night Shyamalan. The Sixth Sense helmer's last feature was the critical crash landing After Earth, which, despite doing decent business at the … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Jon Stewart’s Rosewater

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Considering Rosewater is Jon Stewart's first feature as a director, the satirist can be proud of his efforts. I was able to catch a screening at the BFI London Film Festival last month. Unfortunately it falls a little short when compared to other movies which deal … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Foxcatcher


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) I had a chance last month to see a potential awards contender at the BFI London Film Festival, Foxcatcher, which is from director Bennett Miller (Moneyball). Based on a true story, the film centers on an Olympic gold medal winning wrestler, Mark Schultz, played by … [Read more...]

Sylvester Stallone Returns As Rocky In Spin-Off Film Creed

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sylvester Stallone will play iconic character Rocky Balboa for a seventh time in the spin-off movie, Creed. The story will center around the grandson of boxing champion Apollo Creed -- the Italian Stallion's opponent in the first two films, and later his close … [Read more...]

Quentin Tarantino Says He Will Retire After Tenth Film

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Quentin Tarantino has reiterated his intention to retire from directing after his tenth feature film. And for any QT fans not keeping count, the Oscar winner's next project, The Hateful Eight, will be, rather appropriately, the Pulp Fiction helmer's eighth … [Read more...]

David Chase Talks Sopranos Prequel TV Series

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The Sopranos creator David Chase has revealed that he is interested in developing a prequel TV series for the famed show. Ever since the sixth season of HBO's seminal gangster drama ended with an ambiguous finale, fans have been desperate for a follow-up. However, … [Read more...]

‘Kill List’ Director Ben Wheatley to Helm US Action Movie ‘Free Fire’

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) One of the the UK's brightest directing talents, Ben Wheatley, is set to make his mark in Hollywood with action movie Free Fire, starring Luke Evans (Dracula Untold). According to Variety, the movie will be a tough, gritty shoot-out, which will be heavily influenced … [Read more...]

November Movie Preview


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) With award's season right around the corner, November is stuffed full of films from some of the industry's biggest talents. Interstellar Christopher Nolan's much anticipated science fiction blockbuster is about to land in theatres worldwide and has already been … [Read more...]

Trailer and Poster: Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following the lukewarm response to Elysium, the first trailer for Neill Blomkamp's follow-up Chappie is here. The story centers on a childlike robot who struggles to fit into an unforgiving world which is largely suspicious of its intelligence. Here's the trailer … [Read more...]

Kevin Smith Talks Jay And Silent Bob In Clerks III

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Kevin Smith has confirmed that cult characters Jay and Silent Bob will return in threequel Clerks III. The director, who plays the mostly mute Bob alongside the energetic Jason Mewes as Jay, made the announcement on his Smodcast podcast. He said: “They’re in … [Read more...]

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