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.

Details Emerge From Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe


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...]

Paramount Lining Up Oscars Push For Scorsese’s Silence

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) After 20 years of development limbo, Martin Scorsese's Silence is officially happening. Deadline has reported that Paramount, who has produced the Casino director's last three pictures, will release the film in November 2015, which is prime hunting ground for Oscar … [Read more...]

Roberto Orci Talks Star Trek 3

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The relationship between Star Trek fans and directors has always been like landlord and tenant - in that filmmakers will come and go, but the property will always belong to Trekkers. And while the last two films made a lot of noise at the box office, overall fans … [Read more...]

Paul Haggis Talks Third Person Film & ‘Intelligent Cinema’

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The current golden age of television has benefited from mainstream cinema's inability to accommodate challenging subject matter. However there are still a few filmmakers who have aspirations of emulating the art house heroes of the 70s, such as Lumet, Coppola, and … [Read more...]

Guillermo del Toro Confirms Hellboy 3 Probably Won’t Happen

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Guillermo del Toro has revealed that due to the ever shrinking world of big budget cinema, Hellboy 3 will most likely never happen. The Pacific Rim director, who was taking part in a Reddit AMA, confirmed that while he would love to make the third film, the project … [Read more...]

True Detective Season 2 News: Colin Farrell, William Friedkin & Four Leads

True Detective

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Just when new True Detective season 2 developments were becoming scarcer than a hillbilly serial killer, we get a whole case full at once. Firstly, creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto has confirmed that the show will be set in California - although he was careful not … [Read more...]

Comic Book Powers Coming To PlayStation Network, From David Slade

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Long-in-development comic book Powers to be adapted by 30 Days of Night helmer By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The world of entertainment, in particular television, is evolving and moving faster than a superhero jacked on blue meth. Following the success of Netflix, and other on-demand … [Read more...]

Steven Spielberg Hints At Reviving Robopocalypse


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Billionaire Oscar winning icon Steven Spielberg is finding life in the Hollywood machine tough. Indeed, even the Jaws director has been adversely affected by studios' reluctance to fund original big- budget movies, meaning he has had a number of projects shelved in … [Read more...]

Mel Gibson Talks Directing,Television, And Richard Donner

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) There are falls from grace and then there is Mel Gibson's ongoing exile from mainstream Hollywood. Not only was the Mad Max one of the most bankable leading men in the business, but he was also an Oscar-winning director, helming critical and commercial smash … [Read more...]

New Preview – Sharknado 2: The Second One


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) While Sharknado made a big splash on social media when it debuted last year, it's still one of those curiosities which most people know about but have never actually seen. With that in mind, the SyFy channel has ramped up the promotion of the sequel, Sharknado 2: … [Read more...]

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