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: Brian Wilson Biopic ‘Love & Mercy’

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The tumultuous life of tortured musical genius Brian Wilson is explored in a new biopic Love and Mercy. Little Miss Sunshine actor Paul Dano portrays the Beach Boys songwriter in his younger years - while John Cusack plays the older, reclusive Wilson. And judging … [Read more...]

Jessica Chastain Joins Prequel The Huntsman

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Jessica Chastain has joined the cast of Snow White and the Huntsman prequel The Huntsman starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor). The cast also includes Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron – meaning the spin-off now boasts three of the best actresses working today. Cedric … [Read more...]

Chris Pratt Talks Indiana Jones 5 Rumors

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Chris Pratt is now Hollywood's go-to guy when it comes to blockbusters. After appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lego Movie, and the upcoming Jurassic World, the Parks and Recreation star is being touted as the new Indiana Jones. And while any Indy reboot … [Read more...]

Wonder Woman Standalone Movie Begins Filming This Autumn

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By Mark Hodge (DoddleNEWS) Production on Warner Bros.' first Wonder Woman standalone feature, starring Gal Gadot, will begin this Fall. Deadline broke the news, while reporting that Israeli actress Gadot has been cast in comedy Keeping up with the Joneses. Indeed, the star's schedule is … [Read more...]

Warcraft’s Duncan Jones Defends Use Of CGI

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Warcraft director Duncan Jones has defended the use of CGI in modern blockbusters, describing the effects as a tool like any other. The lengthy 20-month post-production phase of the Moon filmmaker's World of Warcraft live-action movie, has led to criticism that the … [Read more...]

Oscar Watch 2015: Best Director


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) On Sunday, two extraordinary films will battle it out for Oscar supremacy. In any other year, either Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman or Richard Linklater's Boyhood would scoop the majority of the big awards, but unfortunately 2015 will see one director go home … [Read more...]

Trailer: Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The U.S. trailer for Russell Crowe's directorial debut, The Water Diviner, has arrived ahead of its April release. And unsurprisingly, the Oscar winning actor dominates the screen time of this picture, in which he plays an Australian father, who has lost his three … [Read more...]

Crimson Peak Trailer, Plus Pacific Rim 2 News

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Guillermo del Toro has cleverly diversified his career making both big blockbusters and more personal horror fantasy movies. His next project, Crimson Peak, is firmly in the latter category and features Mia Wasikowska and Tom Hiddleston as a pair of newlyweds … [Read more...]

Teaser Trailer: Regression, Starring Emma Watson


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Emma Watson continues her journey away from the wizarding world of Harry Potter in Alejandro Amenábar's Regression. The trailer for the horror thriller has landed and shows Watson's character accusing her father of a crime which he has no memory committing. Take a … [Read more...]

RoboCop’s Joel Kinnaman In Talks To Replace Tom Hardy In Suicide Squad

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) RoboCop star Joel Kinnaman is being lined up to replace Tom Hardy in the upcoming DC Comics ensemble Suicide Squad. Directed by David Ayer (Fury), the blockbuster will center on a group of villains, who have been assembled as a team of mercenaries. Hardy, who … [Read more...]

Gotham Promo Teases The Joker’s Introduction


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) It looks like Batman fans are finally going to see the Caped Crusader's most iconic nemesis, the Joker, on Fox's Gotham. The promo for next week's episode, titled The Blind Fortune Teller, shows us an array of great villains which have already appeared, including … [Read more...]

Zoolander 2 Will Start Shooting In Rome This Spring

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Comedy star Ben Stiller is returning to one of his most popular and moronic roles – Derek Zoolander. The sequel to the 2001 cult comedy, about the world of fashion modelling, will shortly begin shooting in Rome, with the production scheduled to last for 12 … [Read more...]

JJ Abrams Talks Star Wars Franchise, Star Trek 3


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) JJ Abrams may well be the busiest man in Hollywood right now, producing both Star Trek 3 and Mission: Impossible 5, along with the small matter of directing Star Wars: The Force Awakens. When Collider caught up with the filmmaker, Abrams spoke about the long-awaited … [Read more...]

Jupiter Ascending Yet Another Wachowski Flop

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Award season is a time where Hollywood champions smaller independent cinema and art house films, and also buries its bad rubbish. Yes, when a big blockbuster movie lands in January or February, you can almost guarantee it will be impotent at the box office and savaged … [Read more...]

Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles Gets Animated Remake Treatment


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) If you are shocked and appalled to hear about the “remake” of Mel Brooks' seminal comedy western Blazing Saddles, don't worry it's not as bad as it seems. In fact, the film is a kid-friendly animated project, titled Blazing Samurai, featuring a dog sheriff who is … [Read more...]

Keanu Reeves Joins Nicholas Winding Refn’s ‘Vicious’ The Neon Demon

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) John Wick star Keanu Reeves has joined the cast of Nicholas Winding Refn's upcoming horror The Neon Demon. The Danish director, who has a reputation for making stylish, yet macho, art house movies, has assembled an interesting cast including Elle Fanning (Somewhere) … [Read more...]

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