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.

New Images, Poster: Jurassic World Starring Chris Pratt

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Universal has released some new stills and poster for Jurassic World – the dark horse of this summer's blockbuster race. Take a look at the stills: But while the appetite for another dinosaur infested sequel may have disappointed, the studio were able to bag … [Read more...]

Update: Patty Jenkins Steps In After Director Michelle MacLaren Leaves Wonder Woman

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Update: Per THR, director Patty Jenkins, once attached to Marvel's Thor: The Dark World (2013), has stepped in to helm Wonder Woman. We'll have more soon. The original story is below. By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Michelle MacLaren has officially left Wonder Woman, following creative … [Read more...]

LEGO Movie Directors Scripting The Flash Movie

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The big screen version of popular DC Comic's hero The Flash is moving ahead at light speed over at Warner Bros. Deadline has reported that The LEGO Movie directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) have been tasked with developing the … [Read more...]

Ryan Gosling Set To Join Guillermo del Toro’s The Haunted Mansion

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro's screen version of Disney attraction The Haunted Mansion. The Pan's Labyrinth director moderated a panel at SWSX in March which discussed Gosling's directorial debut Lost River. Now reports suggest the Drive … [Read more...]

Dailymotion Launches Its First Scripted Original Series, Portal

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Dailymotion, a popular video-sharing website, has launched its first scripted original series, science fiction thriller Portal. Produced and directed by Mark Ashmore, the show evolves around virtual legal highs, where people get kicks from escaping reality – a … [Read more...]

The New Ant-Man Trailer

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The world's smallest superhero, Ant-Man, just got a really big trailer, courtesy of the geniuses at Marvel Studios. Take a look: Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang who is hand-picked by Michael Douglas, aka Hank Pym to become the miniature hero. And the trailer … [Read more...]

Kevin Feige Talks Ant-Man’s Key Place Within Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) With the first official trailer for Marvel's Ant-Man about to drop on Monday (see the teaser below), Kevin Feige spoke about the film's place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Peyton Reed, the film stars Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, who will play … [Read more...]

First Look: Jared Leto’s The Joker Revealed!

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following The Joker's (Jared Leto) omission from David Ayer's Suicide Squad cast photo Thursday, the director has quickly alleviated fans' fears. The Fury filmmaker has tweeted a picture of the Oscar winning star recreating the cover of the iconic graphic novel … [Read more...]

Director David Ayer Tweets Suicide Squad Cast Picture

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director David Ayer has teased comic book fans by tweeting a photo of his star studded cast from the upcoming Suicide Squad. Cast read through today! #SuicideSquad pic.twitter.com/yajjcB5aEb — David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 9, 2015 And while nearly all the … [Read more...]

Arrested Development Will Return For Fifth Season

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Cult comedy show Arrested Development will be returning for a fifth season, according to exec-producer Brian Grazer. Speaking on Bill Simmons' Grantland podcast, Oscar winner Grazer revealed that fans can expect 17 new episodes soon, although he did not confirm if … [Read more...]

Director Paul Feig Hired To Shape Play-Doh Movie

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Believe it or not, a major motion picture centering around squidgy children's toy Play-Doh is currently in development at 20th Century Fox. Deadline is reporting that the studio has hired Bridesmaids director Paul Feig to bring the project to life, and hope to … [Read more...]

Disney Making Live-Action Winnie The Pooh Movie

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Disney are continuing the trend of plundering their animated back catalogue, by making a live-action version of Winnie the Pooh. Deadline has reported that director Alex Ross Perry will helm the new project after impressing at 2014's Sundance with indie comedy … [Read more...]

Straight Outta Compton: New Trailer, Plus Red-Band [NSFW]

Straight Outta Compton

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for musical biopic Straight Outta Compton, centering on the iconic and controversial rap group NWA, has landed online. The new preview actually follows the red-band trailer, which at the time seemed appropriate, given the protagonist's profane yet skilful … [Read more...]

Fast & Furious 8 Will Be Set In New York

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Despite the fact that super charged sequel Furious 7 doesn't hit screens till this weekend, star Vin Diesel is already talking about Fast & Furious 8. While promoting the action picture on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Boiler Room actor revealed that veteran Kurt … [Read more...]

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...]

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