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.

Amazon Studios Developing TV Version Of Martin Scorsese’s The Departed

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Amazon Studios is developing a small-screen version of Oscar winning crime epic The Departed (2006). The online giant is producing the series alongside Vertigo Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group, Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment and Warner Bros TV, all of … [Read more...]

New Trailer: La La Land, Starring Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The latest trailer for Damien Chazelle's musical La La Land features Emma Stone singing about breaking into showbiz. This movie not only pairs Stone with fellow stone-cold A-lister Ryan Gosling, but it's also director Chazelle's follow-up to the critically acclaimed … [Read more...]

‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Shot In 4K & HFR, Will Debut At New York Film Fest

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ang Lee's new drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, filmed at 120 frames per second in ultra high definition, will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 14. An adaptation of a Ben Fountain novel, the story centers on an Iraq war veteran … [Read more...]

Martin Scorsese’s Silence Will Run Over 3 Hours

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Martin Scorsese's next picture, Silence, is set to be the longest of his acclaimed career. Variety reporter Kris Tapley revealed on Twitter that The Wolf of Wall Street filmmaker's new movie has a staggering 195 minute run time. Based on Shusaku Endo's novel, the … [Read more...]

Mission: Impossible 6 Halted As Paramount Battles Cruise Over Salary Demands

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Pre-production on Mission: Impossible 6 has been delayed because of Tom Cruise's wage demands. Paramount Pictures and the A-list star are reportedly at an impasse over the actor's fee, while writer-director Christopher McQuarrie pens the screenplay. THR reports … [Read more...]

Jared Leto Joins Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Suicide Squad actor Jared Leto has joined the cast of Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2. The Oscar winner will join Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2, which is set a number of decades after Ridley Scott's iconic original. Alcon Entertainment's … [Read more...]

Going Places: Turturro Resurrecting Jesus Quintana From The Big Lebowski

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) John Turturro is reprising his role as deviant bowler Jesus Quintana from The Big Lebowski. The actor and filmmaker had previously discussed his desire to bring back the cult character, which we reported 2 years ago as a spinoff. However, website Birth Movies … [Read more...]

Holmes and Watson: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly Set To Star In Spoof

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sony is reportedly developing a spoof Sherlock Holmes movie starring Will Ferrell and John C Reilly called Holmes and Watson. Variety has revealed that the film will feature the two comedic actors, who were successfully paired together in Talladega Nights (2006) and … [Read more...]

Ray Fisher’s Cyborg Will Reportedly Appear In The Flash Movie

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Cyborg will reportedly have a leading role in The Flash standalone movie. Both characters popped up in brief cameos in Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman and will have more substantial roles in the upcoming Justice League movie, which will hit screens next … [Read more...]

Showrunner Talks Training Day TV Show

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Showrunner Will Beall has compared the exciting new TV adaptation of Oscar winning cop drama Training Day to Colors, The Warriors and... Star Wars. Produced by heavyweight producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Top Gun, Pirates of the Caribbean) and the movie original movie's … [Read more...]

Ben Whishaw In Talks With Disney For Mary Poppins Returns

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) SPECTRE star Ben Whishaw is reportedly in talks over a starring role in the Disney-produced sequel Mary Poppins Returns. THR reports that the British actor will play a grown-up version of Michael Banks in the Rob Marshall directed picture which will be set 20 years … [Read more...]

Trailers: Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival Starring Amy Adams

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The first full trailers for Denis Villeneuve sci-fi blockbuster Arrival has landed and promises a nerve-wracking cerebral thriller. Five time Oscar nominee Amy Adams stars as the world's leading linguist tasked with communicating with an alien craft which has arrived … [Read more...]

First Look: Passengers Starring Chris Pratt & Jennifer Lawrence

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) One of the most anticipated blockbusters hitting screens this Christmas is Passengers, which pairs box office heavyweights Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), the sci-fi romance centres on an interstellar spaceship … [Read more...]

First Trailer: Robert Zemeckis’ Allied With Brad Pitt & Marion Cotillard

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for Robert Zemeckis' World War II drama Allied has arrived and it shows the sweeping romantic epic fans were hoping for. Starring Brad Pitt alongside Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, the film centers on a British spy and a French Resistance fighter who … [Read more...]

Is Wonder Woman In Trouble? Director Patty Jenkins Discusses

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Patty Jenkins has slammed 'false' claims that Wonder Woman is a 'mess,' following a leaked letter from an alleged former employee of Warner Bros. The letter, which criticizes studio CEO Kevin Tsujihara for his handling of blockbuster films, particularly the … [Read more...]

Jonah Hill Talks About His Directorial Debut ‘Mid-90s’

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Jonah Hill will start shooting his directorial debut, skateboarding drama Mid-90s, in February from a script he penned. The 32-year-old's project, which he likened to Larry Clark's cult classic Kids and Shane Meadow's sensational This is England, will also be … [Read more...]