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.

2014 Summer Movies Preview, Part 4 – August

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Guardians of the Galaxy This month sees the arrival of one of Marvel's most ambitious movies to date, Guardians of the Galaxy. Adapted from a little known comic, the blockbuster is being helmed by James Gunn, who previously directed the dark and quirky comedy … [Read more...]

Alex Kurtzman To Direct The Mummy Reboot

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Alex Kurtzman will direct Universal's The Mummy reboot, casting more doubt over his future at rival Sony, as part of the Spider-Man 'brain trust.' The filmmaker, who helped develop the expanding Amazing Spider-Man franchise at Sony, had previously been slated to … [Read more...]

Tarantino’s Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair To Get 2015 Release

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino have always had an unconventional, yet highly effective Hollywood partnership. In over 20 years working together, arguably the smartest thing the pair ever did was splitting Kill Bill into two movies, and making twice the box … [Read more...]

More Details On Sam Raimi’s Potential Evil Dead TV Series; Bruce Campbell Could Star

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The Evil Dead will be resurrected on the small screen, according to creator Sam Raimi. As we reported over the weekend, the Spider-Man director, who helmed the original trilogy, revealed at Comic-Con that he, his brother Ivan, and actor Bruce Campbell are working on … [Read more...]

Quentin Tarantino Confirms The Hateful Eight Is Back On

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By Mark Hodge (DoddleNEWS) Quentin Tarantino's next project will be ensemble western The Hateful Eight. The Pulp Fiction director confirmed at Comic-Con that, despite the leaking of the original script by website Gawker, the film will be produced with a rewritten screenplay. He said: … [Read more...]

Comic-Con: Red Band Trailer: Hot Tub Time Machine 2 [NSFW]

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Hot Tub Time Machine was good silly fun, garnering decent reviews and grossing a respectable $64 million + worldwide. However, it is fair to say that no one expected or indeed wanted a sequel, but of course if there is money to be squeezed out of a cinematic … [Read more...]

Project Greenlight Returns To HBO

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Project Greenlight is officially back, with HBO asking aspiring filmmakers via Twitter to submit three-minute shorts. The series will once again be lead by Oscar winners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, and is a must-watch for anyone wanting to know how the film industry … [Read more...]

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Will Set Sail In Summer 2017

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Watching a Pirates of the Caribbean movie is a lot like being involved in a head-on collision with a bus - it's big, loud, and will probably leave you with permanent brain damage. After a raft of mega-budget duds, including Johnny Depp's Lone Ranger, Disney has … [Read more...]

Why Is The 2014 Summer Box Office Stinking So Bad?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The news that the 2014 summer box office figures are the lowest in eight years doesn't come as a big surprise. Many reports have suggested that Hollywood's pandering to the male demographic isn't paying off anymore, and that studios desperately trying to appeal to … [Read more...]

Details Emerge From Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) While Sony and Fox are trying to imitate Marvel and Warner Brothers' superhero tentpoles by expanding the Spider-Man and X-Men/Fantastic Four universes, respectively, Universal has its own monster plan to devour the worldwide box office. As we reported last week, … [Read more...]

The Imitation Game Trailer, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The cinematic appeal of World War 2 is unrelenting, and the latest subject to get the big screen treatment is genius code breaker Alan Turing and the fabled Enigma machine. The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch, as the unconventional hero, and judging by the … [Read more...]

Is Sony About To Scrap The Sinister Six?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following the lukewarm critical and commercial performance of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, rumors are flying around that all is not well at Sony. The studio had announced plans for two sequels, plus two spin-off movies centering around villains The Sinister Six and … [Read more...]

One Hour Photo Director Mark Romanek Attached To Shining Prequel

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) As with any classic genre film, rumors of potential sequels or remakes have continued to haunt The Shining. Now Variety is reporting that prequel plans are in full swing with Mark Romanek lined up to direct Overlook Hotel. The original Stanley Kubrick film, which … [Read more...]

Roberto Orci Joins Lionsgate’s Power Rangers The Movie

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is a Pandora's box which Hollywood should never open. Of course, considering life is an endless chain of suffering and injustice, Lionsgate has done just that, and employed Roberto Orci, and his newly formed Sneaky Shark company, as … [Read more...]

Trailer: Benicio del Toro As Pablo Escobar In ‘Paradise Lost’

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Forget Freddy or Jason, there is nothing more scary than real life monsters such as drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The infamous Colombian is now the subject of a new film, Paradise Lost, starring Benicio del Toro as Escobar and Josh Hutcherson as a young American who is … [Read more...]

Trailer: Horns Starring, Daniel Radcliffe

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Daniel Radcliffe has taken yet another bold step to shake off his child star image. In Horns, the Harry Potter actor plays a young man wrongly accused of the rape and murder of his girlfriend. Check out the trailer: As you can see, the movie has a supernatural … [Read more...]

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