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.

Paul Verhoeven Returns With Two Movies, Tricked and Elle

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) One of the most beloved and controversial filmmakers of the last 30 years, Paul Verhoeven, is returning with two films in 2016. The first, Tricked, is the Robocop director's follow-up to his terrific World War II drama Black Book (2007), and is his most experimental … [Read more...]

Steven Soderbergh Will End ‘Retirement’ With Heist Movie

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh is coming out of retirement to direct his first feature film in three years. Variety has reported that the Traffic filmmaker will helm heist movie, Lucky Logan, which will star frequent collaborator Channing Tatum (Haywire, Magic … [Read more...]

Trailer: Miles Davis Biopic Miles Ahead

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for musical biopic Miles Ahead starring Don Cheadle as iconic jazz star Miles Davis has dropped online. This is a passion project for Oscar nominee Cheadle, who co-wrote the screenplay with Steven Baigelman (Get On Up), and is directing for the first time … [Read more...]

Nicolas Winding Refn Will Direct Big Tokyo-Set Action Movie

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Nicolas Winding Refn has teamed up the writing duo behind the Bond movies for an “extravagant action film” set in Tokyo. The Bronson filmmaker has confirmed he is working with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who penned the likes of Skyfall and SPECTRE, for a project … [Read more...]

Captain Phasma Will Play A Bigger Role In Star Wars: Episode VIII

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The Force Awakens actress Gwendoline Christie has confirmed that she will reprise her role as Captain Phasma in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Many fans were left disappointed with the star's lack of screen time in the JJ Abrams-directed blockbuster – which has so far … [Read more...]

Kathryn Bigelow To Direct Detroit Riots Film

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow's next movie will centre around the 1967 Detroit race riots. The Point Break filmmaker is reteaming with screenwriter Mark Boal who penned her last two pictures – Academy Award winning The Hurt Locker and the critically … [Read more...]

Kingsman 2 Star: Brilliant Script and More International

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Young British star Taron Egerton says Kingsman 2 will be bigger and badder than the original. The first Matthew Vaughn directed film, titled Kingsman: The Secret Service, was a veritable blood bath, which despite the high body count, grossed a huge $414 million … [Read more...]

Trailer: Lost Dennis Hopper Doc, The American Dreamer

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) A lost documentary about one of Hollywood's most cherished mavericks, Dennis Hopper, is being given a limited theatrical release. Titled The American Dreamer, the recently 'rediscovered' film follows the Oscar nominated filmmaker as he makes his infamous, The Last … [Read more...]

Blade Runner 2 Will Start Filming In July

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The sequel to science fiction classic Blade Runner (1982) will start production in July. According to Deadline, principal photography on the controversial follow-up will start in the summer, although there is still no news on the release date – which will likely be … [Read more...]

New Details From Die Hard: Year One, Starring Bruce Willis

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Bruce Willis will star in Die Hard: Year One, the prequel which will follow super cop John McClane in 1970's New York. But director Len Wiseman won't be using CGI to make 60-year-old Willis look half his age – he will instead cast a younger actor to portray the … [Read more...]

Jennifer Lawrence To Play Fidel Castro’s Assassin Girlfriend

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Jennifer Lawrence is set to play the gun wielding mistress of Fidel Castro in a movie biopic. The Oscar winner will follow her portrayal of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano with another real-life story, playing Marita Lorenz, who had an affair with the Cuban dictator … [Read more...]

John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan Starring In Laurel and Hardy Biopic

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Comic actors John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan are set to play iconic double act Laurel and Hardy in a screen biopic. Directed by Jon S. Baird (Filth), the film is titled Stan & Ollie and has been written by Jeff Pope who cowrote critically acclaimed drama … [Read more...]

Jumanji Remake Lands Director Jake Kasdan

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Bad Teacher director Jake Kasdan has joined the remake of family classic Jumanji, ahead of its December 2016 release. According to THR, the son of Force Awakens writer Lawrence Kasdan has agreed to helm the reimagining of the 1995 original which starred the late … [Read more...]

Is James Earl Jones Set To Voice Darth Vader In Rogue One?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) James Earl Jones, and his iconic baritone voice, is reportedly returnig as Darth Vader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. We were one of the first to report that Vader would make an appearance in the spinoff. Making Star Wars reports that the 84-year-old actor will … [Read more...]

Guillermo del Toro Adapting Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Guillermo del Toro is developing a film adaptation of one of the America's most terrifying children’s books, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. According to THR, the Pans Labyrinth director may also helm the project for CBS films. The Oscar nominated filmmaker … [Read more...]

Razzie Nominations: Adam Sandler and Johnny Depp Lead Pack

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) While the Academy Award nominations offers up only a few surprises each year – its mischievous counterpart the Golden Raspberry awards, aka the Razzies, is equally predictable. Yes the nominations are out for the worst films of the past 12 months and stalwarts to … [Read more...]