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.

New Trailer: Terrence Malick’s Knight Of Cups, Starring Christian Bale

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for Terrence Malick's latest picture Knight of Cups, starring Christian Bale, has landed online. Set to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February, Knight of Cups also features fellow Oscar winners Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett. Almost … [Read more...]

Sony Won’t Suspend Filming Despite Cyber Attack, Spectre Script Stolen

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sony Pictures Entertainment has not suspended all of its productions due to the hacking crisis, contrary to recent reports. Deadline has confirmed that projects such as Bond film, Spectre, will stick to their schedules, despite the company having thousands of emails … [Read more...]

Edgar Ramirez To Co-Star With Jennifer Lawrence In David O. Russell’s ‘Joy’

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Edgar Ramirez is set to play Jennifer Lawrence's next leading man in David O. Russell's Joy. THR is reporting that the Wrath of the Titans actor is in advanced talks over the role of the central character's womanizing husband. The film is the true story of  Miracle … [Read more...]

Jennifer Lawrence Reveals Ghostbusters 3 Talks

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Jennifer Lawrence has confirmed that she met with director Paul Feig over a starring role in Ghostbusters 3. The Bridesmaids filmmaker has been tasked with rebooting the franchise with an all-female cast, and is evidently tapping some of Hollywood's biggest … [Read more...]

Natalie Portman Turns Down Steve Jobs Biopic

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Natalie Portman has reportedly walked away from the troubled biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Variety has revealed that the Oscar winning actress has declined the opportunity to star in the Danny Boyle-directed drama about Steve Jobs, which has been scripted by … [Read more...]

Chris Pratt In Talks To Join The Magnificent Seven

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Chris Pratt is being lined up to join Denzel Washington in Antoine Fuqua's remake of The Magnificent Seven. Deadline is reporting that the Guardians of the Galaxy star is in talks with MGM about playing an original character called Farraday. John Sturges' … [Read more...]

Wonder Woman Movie Gets Ice Age: Continental Drift Writer, Jason Fuchs

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The big screen version of Wonder Woman is moving ahead at pace with the project eyeing screenwriter Jason Fuchs. The Ice Age: Continental Drift writer has already presided over the screenplay for blockbuster Pan, starring Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, for Warner Bros., … [Read more...]

December Movie Preview

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) This month's movie schedule is the jam packed full of festive blockbusters and potential award's contenders, lead by Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings, and Wild, opening today. Here's out pick of the best 5: Exodus: Gods and Kings (December 12, 2014) Ridley … [Read more...]

Ridley Scott Says He May Direct Blade Runner 2 After All

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ridley Scott has revealed he may direct Blade Runner 2, despite recently saying he was only producing the project. The Alien filmmaker has an unbelievably busy schedule, which includes adapting author Andy Weir's The Martian, starring Matt Damon, as well as directing … [Read more...]

Lars von Trier Admits He May Never Direct Again – After Quitting Drugs

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Lars von Trier has revealed he may never make another film after finally kicking drink and drugs. The controversial Danish director, who was one of the pioneers behind the 'Dogma 95' movement, admitted to newspaper Politiken that he fears he has lost the creativity … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Imitation Game

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Before seeing The Imitation Game, I knew roughly who Alan Turing was. I knew he was the man who built on of the earliest computers, and cracked the German's Enigma code during World War 2. Just to be clear, the movie is about much more than that – it is about a war … [Read more...]

Ridley Scott Will Not Direct Blade Runner 2

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) In a surprising development, Ridley Scott will NOT direct Blade Runner 2, the follow-up to his sci-fi classic – but will produce the project instead. Variety confirmed the news following an interview with the British director, who was promoting his biblical epic … [Read more...]

Is Christopher Waltz Set To Play A Famous Bond Villain?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Up front, we want to give a small spoiler warning. This is in case you'd like to be surprised when the next James Bond movie opens in 2015, from director Sam Mendes, returning as helmer of the Skyfall sequel. It is being reported that Christopher Waltz will … [Read more...]

Samuel L. Jackson Tweets Set Pictures From Set Of The Hateful Eight

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following a tumultuous pre-production period, which included the project being shelved, then brought back into active development with a revised script, Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight is about to start filming. Pulp Fiction star Samuel L. Jackson posted … [Read more...]

Stephen King’s The Stand Will Be A Four-Film Series, Matthew McConaughey To Play Villain

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The big screen version of Stephen King's The Stand will now be made into four movies, rather than a single feature. It also appears Matthew McConaughey has officially signed to play the villain. Director Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars), while speaking on Kevin … [Read more...]

Paul Greengrass To Direct New Film Adaptation Of George Orwell’s 1984

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Paul Greengrass is set to adapt one of the greatest novels of all time to the big screen - George Orwell's 1984. This will be the third time the novel has been made into a feature film, with the last incarnation, released in 1984, starring John Hurt and Richard … [Read more...]

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