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 Details: Woody Allen’s Next Film, Irrational Man

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sony Pictures Classics has announced that they will distribute Woody Allen's 2015 movie, which is officially titled Irrational Man. While very little is known about the movie, is does include Joaquin Phoenix (The Master, Inherent Vice) alongside Emma Stone (The … [Read more...]

Trailer and Poster: Seth MacFarlane’s Ted 2

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following the huge commercial success of Seth MacFarlane's first film, Universal and the Family Guy creator have produced sequel Ted 2. The trailer for Ted 2, which once again stars Mark Wahlberg as John, alongside a CGI teddy bear, has landed online and promises to … [Read more...]

Oscar Watch: Birdman

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Birdman has now confirmed its status as favorite for the Best Picture Oscar, after picking up the top prize at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The Alejandro González Iñárritu directed film -- which features Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, … [Read more...]

Production Officially Starts On Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight has officially started filming in Colorado, according to The Weinstein Company. In fact, star Samuel L. Jackson actually tweeted back in November that production had started, but now it's official – yes, the western which the … [Read more...]

First Look: The Revenant Starring Leonardo DiCaprio

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Despite being the hottest director in Hollywood right now, Alejandro González Iñárritu is not letting success to go to his head. Indeed, with his savagely funny and innovative Birdman lighting up award's season, the filmmaker is on location in Canada, using only … [Read more...]

X-Men: Apocalypse: Patrick Stewart And Ian McKellen NOT Appearing

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Patrick Stewart has revealed that he and Ian McKellen will not appear in upcoming sequel X-Men: Apocalypse. The two Brits reprised their roles as Charles Xavier and Magneto respectively in the last installment, X-Men: Days of Future Past, which was directed by Bryan … [Read more...]

Seth Rogen Preparing To Shoot Preacher Pilot

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Seth Rogen will finally start shooting the long gestating pilot of cult graphic novel Preacher, alongside creative partner Evan Goldberg. The pair's last project, The Interview, was the most controversial film of 2014 and resulted in Sony being rocked by an … [Read more...]

Alex Garland Confirms 28 Months Later Is Being Developed

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Filmmaker Alex Garland has confirmed a sequel to cult zombie movies 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later is being seriously discussed. Garland, whose directorial debut Ex Machina arrives in UK cinemas this month, wrote the screenplay for the first Danny Boyle-helmed … [Read more...]

New UK Trailer: Neill Blomkamp‘s Chappie

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The new UK trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Chappie has landed online and shows the director's usual mix of social commentary and fantastic visuals. But after the South African filmmaker's second project, Elysium, failed to hit the heights of his critically acclaimed … [Read more...]

George Lucas Admits He WAS Planning Star Wars: Episode VII

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Star Wars creator George Lucas has confirmed that he planned on making Episode: VII and releasing it in May 2015. However, the director admits the thought of developing a sequel trilogy would have meant “a 10-year commitment at least”. Luckily, Disney swopped … [Read more...]

Will Batman v Superman Be Split Into Two Films?!

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Updated: Superman himself, Henry Cavill, denies this rumor. By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) An image has appeared online which alleges that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be split in two – with the first film hitting screens this October. The blurry pic, which was posted on Imgur, is … [Read more...]

First Pictures: Jane Got A Gun Starring Natalie Portman

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) One of the most tumultuous productions in living memory, Jane Got A Gun, has finally wrapped. The first pictures from the film have arrived, and producer and star Natalie Portman, along with Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor. Check them out here: Directed by … [Read more...]

Matthew Vaughn: Audiences Are Tired Of Christopher Nolan-Style Comic Movies

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn believes that audiences have “had enough” of Christopher Nolan's serious style of superhero films. The British filmmaker, who is currently promoting his new comic book adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service, previously directed … [Read more...]

Sylvester Stallone Confirms Rambo 5 Title: Last Blood

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sylvester Stallone has confirmed the name of Rambo 5, which will be the final film – aptly titled Last Blood. The Rocky star revealed via Twitter that he will begin filming the gangster biopic of Gregory 'The Grim Reaper' Scarpa, after shooting the action … [Read more...]

Kate Winslet in Steve Jobs Biopic talks

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Kate Winslet is the latest big name to be linked with a lead role in the troubled biopic on Steve Jobs. Adapted from Walter Isaacson's biography about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs – the project was recently dumped by Sony and picked up by Universal. Variety has … [Read more...]

New Trailer: Terrence Malick’s Knight Of Cups, Starring Christian Bale

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for Terrence Malick's latest picture Knight of Cups, starring Christian Bale, has landed online. Set to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February, Knight of Cups also features fellow Oscar winners Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett. Almost … [Read more...]

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