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.

Terrence Malick’s New Project Titled Weightless

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Terrence Malick's eight feature film in over 40 years is currently in post-production and is titled Weightless. According to fan site One Big Soul (via The Film Stage) a credit sheet belonging to Supervising Sound Editor Joel Dougherty listed the project, alongside … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Serena

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This is doddleNEWS' London Film Festival review of Serena, republished, as it's out today. By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) One of the biggest disappointments of the BFI London Film Festival was Serena, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. The Susanne Bier-directed drama sat on the … [Read more...]

The X-Files Returns With Six-Part Series Featuring Mulder & Scully

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Iconic show The X-Files will officially return to screens as a special six part series. And if that wasn't exciting enough, the original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Creator Chris Carter … [Read more...]

Jack Huston Confirmed As Lead In The Crow Remake

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston will star in the remake of The Crow – taking on the role made famous by the late Brandon Lee. The news was first reported by Variety and has now been confirmed by the actor on Twitter. Production company Relativity and director … [Read more...]

First Image: Ridley Scott’s The Martian Starring Matt Damon

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ridley Scott's much heralded return to sci-fi continues with his adaptation of author Andy Weir's The Martian. Production is currently underway in the Jordan desert and the first set pic has surfaced online, thanks to author Weir. It shows the Good Will Hunting … [Read more...]

Universal Buys Film Rights To Mark Millar’s Chrononauts


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Universal will produce an adaptation of Mark Millar's time travel comic Chrononauts. Deadline has reported that illustrator Sean Gordon Murphy will executive produce alongside the Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service creator, with Fast and Furious writer Chris … [Read more...]

Charlotte Gainsbourg Joins Cast Of Independence Day 2

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Nymphomaniac actress Charlotte Gainsbourg is set battle alien invaders in Roland Emmerich’s long awaited Independence Day 2. The sequel will also feature original stars Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman, although box office titan Will Smith will not be reprising his … [Read more...]

Teaser Trailer, Poster – Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The first trailer for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, aka MI5, has landed online ahead of its July release. Importantly, this is apparently the teaser for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, with the first full length trailer dropping on Monday. But unlike other … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Alex Garland’s Ex Machina

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Alex Garland's directorial debut, Ex Machina, is a confident piece of science fiction, featuring tried and tested themes styled in a fresh and sexy way. The screenwriter has been in the movie business for a while now, working closely with Oscar winner Danny Boyle, … [Read more...]

New Trailer: Alex Garland’s Ex Machina

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following a warm reception at SXSW, Alex Garland's highly anticipated science fiction thriller, Ex Machina, is about to land in the U.S. A new trailer has been released showing a dark and mysterious film featuring Domhnall Gleeson as a young programmer, who wins the … [Read more...]

David Lynch Reveals Complications With New Twin Peaks Series

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) David Lynch has cast doubt over the future of the highly anticipated new series of Twin Peaks. While speaking to ABC's The Mix, the Blue Velvet filmmaker revealed he has yet to agree a contract with Showtime. He said: “I haven’t returned yet, and we’re still … [Read more...]

Animated Popeye Movie Shelved By Sony

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The latest victim of the fallout at Sony is Genndy Tartakovsky's animated version of Popeye. Animator Tartakovsky released some test footage last year, featuring the classic spinach-swallowing tough guy character, which was warmly received by fans. You can see the … [Read more...]

Keanu Reeves Working With Co-star Alex Winter Again

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Keanu Reeves has re-teamed with his Bill & Ted comedy co-star Alex Winter for the serious business of documentary Deep Web. Written and directed by Winter, and narrated by Matrix star Reeves, the film explores the case of Silk Road creator Ross William Ulbricht, aka, … [Read more...]

Production Wraps On Mission: Impossible 5 Ahead Of July Release

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Production has officially wrapped on the presumably action-packed Mission: Impossible 5, a franchise nearly 20 years old and still running strong. Unrelenting box office machine Tom Cruise reprises his role as Ethan Hunt, and has re-teamed with Jack Reacher director … [Read more...]

Tim Burton To Direct Live-Action Dumbo Remake

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Disney has hired blockbuster maestro Tim Burton to direct a live-action version of their classic cartoon Dumbo. According to THR, Burton's picture will be a mix of CGI and live actors – similar to his previous smash hit for the studio Alice in Wonderland, which … [Read more...]

AMC Order Two Seasons Of Prequel Show, Fear The Walking Dead


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) AMC is betting big with its Walking Dead spinoff show having ordered not one, but two zombie-infested seasons after being impressed with the pilot. The first series of the Robert Kirkman-produced Fear the Walking Dead (current title) will consist of six hour long … [Read more...]

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