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.

Trailer: Blair Witch

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) One of the biggest reveals at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego was that horror movie The Woods is actually a direct sequel to The Blair Witch Project. Titled Blair Witch, the follow-up is directed by Adam Wingard (You're Next), and centers on the brother of Heather … [Read more...]

New Trailer: Ben Affleck In The Accountant

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The new trailer for the The Accountant sees Batman V Superman star Ben Affleck playing a cross-between Rain Man and Jason Bourne. While that may sound like a throwaway idea for a spoof, that's the premise of Warrior director Gavin O'Connor's new feature and the … [Read more...]

Alex Cox’s Sid & Nancy Being Re-Released Theatrically

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) StudioCanal and the Independent Film Office is re-releasing Alex Cox's cult classic Sid & Nancy in UK theatres to celebrate the movie's 30th anniversary. The Guardian has released a new trailer for the film which stars Gary Oldman as the dubiously talented Sex … [Read more...]

Preview Trailer: T2, The Trainspotting Sequel

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The new teaser trailer for T2: Trainspotting has arrived 20 years after the classic original movie, and shows all four stars back together. Take a look at the teaser trailer for the Trainspotting sequel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlOuPHeBjgw Directed by … [Read more...]

Teaser Trailer: Bad Santa 2 Starring Billy Bob Thornton

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The new teaser trailer for the long awaited Bad Santa 2 has arrived like a booze-soaked, flaming-hot christmas pudding. Billy Bob Thornton reprises his role as degenerate Santa Claus impersonator Willie Stokes, having first played the role in Terry Zwigoff's original … [Read more...]

Retrospective: James Cameron’s Aliens

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Thirty years ago James Cameron's Aliens was released to the world – solidifying his status as the new king of the blockbuster world. As an R-rated action sequel to Ridley Scott's already revered 1979 horror-thriller, it cannot be overstated how much of a remarkable … [Read more...]

Radiohead Filmmaking Contest Deadline July 30

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Reminder: The deadline for Radiohead's filmmaking contest is July 30 - produce a vignette for 'Daydreaming.' By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Filmmakers can win a chance to create a short film which will accompany a new Radiohead song. The British band has been sharing vignettes with each of … [Read more...]

Comic-Con 2016: American Gods

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The first trailer for the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods has created serious buzz at Comic-Con 2016. Launching on cable network Starz in early 2017, the creative forces behind the new series are showrunners Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Star Trek … [Read more...]

First Photos: The Tick From Amazon Studios & Barry Sonnenfeld

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Amazon Studios is bringing cult TV show The Tick - which ran for nine episodes on Fox in 2001, plus a mid-90s animated series - back to life. The reboot, like the original series, is produced by Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld and centers on a satirical … [Read more...]

The Weinstein Company Bumps 2 Films From 2016 Schedule

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The Weinstein Company has unexpectedly shifted the release of two of its highest profile projects – leading to further rumors that the indie studio is in financial trouble. Both Tulip Fever, starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander, and The Founder, starring Golden … [Read more...]

Batman Movie Set In Arkham Asylum With Multiple Villains?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ben Affleck's solo Batman film will reportedly be set in Arkham Asylum and will feature a 'lot of villains'. While this does sound exciting, it should be taken with a large pinch of salt, as reputable fansite Batman-On-Film – which has broken big stories in the … [Read more...]

Obituary: Pretty Woman Director Garry Marshall

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Filmmaker Garry Marshall – the man behind Happy Days and Pretty Woman – has died, aged 81. Born in the Bronx, New York, in 1934, Marshall created unashamedly populist material which was loved by millions of people around the world. After studying journalism … [Read more...]

The Dark Knight Trilogy: Christopher Nolan’s Legacy Can Never Be Tarnished

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  It's been 4 years since Christopher Nolan wrapped up his Batman trilogy with The Dark Knight Rises. With DC and Warner Bros. going all-in on Zack Snyder's universe, we thought we'd take a look at how, despite Rises' issues, Nolan's legacy is cemented. - Ed. By Mark Hodge … [Read more...]

First Look: Blade Runner 2 Artwork Shows ‘Toxic’ Los Angeles

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The first official artwork for Blade Runner 2 has been released, and shows a “toxic” dystopian L.A where the “climate has gone berserk.” Set several decades after Ridley Scott's groundbreaking 1982 film, the follow-up is directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, … [Read more...]

New Wonder Woman Pictures Arrive Ahead Of Comic-Con

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Wonder Woman was one of the few shining lights in Batman v Superman – and next week at Comic-Con, fans will get their first glimpse at footage from the character's standalone feature film. And just to tease DC Comics followers, EW has published a series of … [Read more...]

Fantastic Beasts 2 Takes Harry Potter Universe In “Whole New Direction”

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Harry Potter director David Yates has revealed that J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts sequel will take the series in “a whole new direction”. The filmmaker was speaking with EW about the first spin-off movie, which hits screens in November, starring Eddie Redmayne … [Read more...]