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.

Ewan McGregor Confirms Trainspotting Sequel in 2016

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ewan McGregor has revealed that Trainspotting 2 is scheduled to shoot in 2016. The Velvet Goldmine actor, who appeared in Danny Boyle's cult classic in 1996, confirmed that he is excited about returning to the role of Renton. He said (via Details): “'It looks … [Read more...]

More Details On The Crow Remake; Dracula Untold’s Luke Evans Not Yet Signed To Star

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) As earlier reported, producer Ed Pressman has confirmed that The Crow remake will begin shooting next spring. The filmmaker, who was speaking at Abu Dhabi Film Festival, described the project as “the anti-Spider-Man." He also detailed to THR that they will be … [Read more...]

Is David S. Goyer Developing Krypton, A Superman TV Series?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer is reportedly developing a Superman spin-off TV show called Krypton. The producer, who helped pen Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy, is involved in yet another exciting DC Comics-related project, according to Bleeding … [Read more...]

London Film Festival Movie: Cannon Films Documentary


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The 1980's was an interesting time for movie fans. From the explosion of VHS, the rise of blockbuster films, and the prevalence of sex and violence in mainstream cinema, the decade was undoubtedly unique. One production company, Cannon Films, exemplified the decade … [Read more...]

BFI London Film Festival Wrap-Up

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) I was lucky enough to enjoy a week at the 58th BFI London Film Festival, where I saw a number of movies which will undoubtedly challenge for the top honors come Oscar time. First up was Wild starring Reese Witherspoon as a troubled divorcee attempting to walk from … [Read more...]

London Film Festival Movie Review: Jon Stewart’s Rosewater

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Considering Rosewater is Jon Stewart's first feature as a director, the satirist can be proud of his efforts. Unfortunately it falls a little short when compared to other movies which deal with themes of false imprisonment and torture. Adapted from Maziar Bahari's … [Read more...]

London Film Festival Movie Review: Serena

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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 shelf for two years, and now we know why. Firstly, this is not a bad film, in fact the first … [Read more...]

Paul Schrader Attacks ‘Dying Of The Light’ Producers On Facebook

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Paul Schrader and star Nicolas Cage have launched a protest against the producers of their latest film, Dying of the Light. Producing duo Todd Williams and Gary Hirsch have taken post-production duties away from the Taxi Driver writer after they were not … [Read more...]

London Film Festival Movie Review: Foxcatcher


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Another day at the BFI London Film Festival, and yet another potential award's contender, this time in the form of Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher. Based on a true story, the film centres on an Olympic gold medal winning wrestler, Mark Schultz, played by Channing Tatum … [Read more...]

London Film Festival Movie Review: Birdman

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Last night I was lucky enough to sneak into the BFI London Film Festival's surprise film, which is generally a big award's contender. And this year did not disappoint, as we were treated to Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman. The film had already been lauded at … [Read more...]

Christian Bale In Talks Over Steve Jobs Role

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Christian Bale is rumored to be set to play Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs, in a film biopic written by the Social Network's Aaron Sorkin. Multiple sources confirm that the Oscar winning actor is in talks about taking the lead in the Danny Boyle-directed drama. The … [Read more...]

London Film Festival Movie Review: Whiplash, 2014′s Best Film

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Whiplash is quite simply the best film of 2014 – the movie is exhilarating, witty, and brilliant. At the press screening I attended, there was a huge applause when the credits rolled, the whole audience was blown away by this extraordinary picture, which left jaded … [Read more...]

Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola Join Forces For Christmas TV Special

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Bill Murray is one of Hollywood's more mercurial talents, however nobody could have predicted that he is planning on doing a Christmas TV special. What makes this story even more bizarre is that art house favorite and Lost in Translation filmmaker Sofia Coppola will direct the show. Little else … [Read more...]

London Film Festival Movie Review: Wild, Starring Reese Witherspoon

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) (This screening was part of the 58th BFI London Film Festival) One of the most discussed realities of the film industry is the distinct lack of meaty roles for women. Indeed for stars like Reese Witherspoon, whose career now spans three decades, sometimes the … [Read more...]

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Develop Syfy’s Incorporated

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have joined forces once again – this time on the small screen. The Good Will Hunting duo are exec-producing, through their Pearl Street Films company, Incorporated for Syfy, according to THR. The drama centers on one man's fight to … [Read more...]

Update: Nope, Jim Henson Company Isn’t Developing Labyrinth Sequel


Update: According to EW (via /Film), while the Jim Henson Company talks about doing a Labyrinth sequel, there isn't any active development. Original story follows. By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The Jim Henson Company is developing a raft of new big screen projects including a sequel to cult … [Read more...]

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