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.

Chris Pratt & Jennifer Lawrence Join Forces In The Passengers

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sony has greenlit expensive science fiction movie The Passengers, starring box office dream team Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. The studio were reportedly reluctant to produce the film which has a $120 million budget, because it is an original standalone movie … [Read more...]

Jack Huston Leaves The Crow Remake Weeks Before Filming Starts

Jack Huston

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The troubled remake of The Crow has lost yet another of its lead star, as Jack Huston walks weeks before the start of filming. The project, which is being directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow) and produced by Relativity, has been littered with a number of creative … [Read more...]

New Trailer: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The latest trailer for Guy Ritchie's fast-moving blockbuster The Man From U.N.C.L.E. has landed. The movie is a big screen adaptation of the stylish 1960s TV show of the same name. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. stars Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Armie Hammer (Social … [Read more...]

Rock The Kasbah Trailer, Starring Bill Murray


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for Bill Murray's new comedy vehicle, Rock the Kasbah, has arrived. Directed by Barry Levinson (Diner, Wag the Dog), the film centres on Murray's eccentric music manager who travels with his only client, played by Zooey Deschanel, to Afghanistan to take … [Read more...]

First Trailer: Lance Armstrong Movie The Program

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Cyclist Lance Armstrong is a man who fooled the world into thinking he was a sporting hero. However, while the now disgraced seven-time Tour de France champion earned millions and the adulation of the public, there were people within and close to the sport who knew … [Read more...]

Jurassic World Leads The June Summer 2015 Movie Preview

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) As 2015's summer blockbuster season heats up, here are the movies which are set to sizzle at this month's box office. Jurassic World Despite appearing 14 years after the last installment, the fourth Jurassic Park movie is enjoying unbelievable buzz ahead of its … [Read more...]

Summer 2015 Box Office: Younger Audiences Aren’t Responding To Original Films

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following predictions that summer 2015 would break new box office records, going back to 2012, the figures so far haven't lived up to the hype. Paul Feig's comedy Spy, featuring the hilarious Melissa McCarthy, took home a modest $30 million on its opening weekend, … [Read more...]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks The Sandman’s “Steady” Progress

The Sandman

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The big screen version of cult comic The Sandman has not been put to sleep, according to director Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The project was announced in December 2013, but since then the pace of development has been slow. However, The Dark Knight Rises star … [Read more...]

Suicide Squad: Scott Eastwood Is Scared Of Jared Leto’s Joker

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Suicide Squad actor and rising star Scott Eastwood (Fury) has admitted that he was reluctant to approach co-star Jared Leto on set while he was dressed as The Joker. The son of Hollywood legend Clint is starring in David Ayer's DC Comics spin-off with a whole host of … [Read more...]

New Trailer: Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for Steven Spielberg's cold war thriller Bridge of Spies has arrived online. The legendary director teams up with two time Academy Award winning actor Tom Hanks for a fourth time with a script co-written by Matt Charman (Suite Française), along with Joel … [Read more...]

Fantastic Beasts: J.K. Rowling Casts Spell Over Eddie Redmayne

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne is thrilled to be starring in Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. The Theory of Everything star will play character Newt Scamander in author J.K Rowling Potter prequel -- which is the first time the writer has … [Read more...]

Star Trek 3 Director Justin Lin Promises A ‘New & Fresh’ Story


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Star Trek 3 director Justin Lin has promised to create a movie which is original and fresh – as the clock ticks to the start of the much hyped production. The third rebooted picture, possibly titled Star Trek Beyond, is due to start filming in a few weeks, in order … [Read more...]

Hacksaw Ridge: Mel Gibson’s Directing Comeback Starring Andrew Garfield

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Mel Gibson is plotting yet another comeback and is set to direct World War 2 drama Hacksaw Ridge starring Andrew Garfield. The new project will be the first movie the Mad Max star's has directed since Apocalypto (2006). The story centers around real life army … [Read more...]

Stephen King’s It Not Dead, New Line Cinema’s Search For New Director

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The big screen version of Stephen King's It is not dead and buried after all. According to Bloody Disgusting, New Line Cinema is actively looking for a replacement director after True Detective's Cary Fukunaga sensationally left the project earlier this week. The … [Read more...]

M. Night Shyamalan Talks Unbreakable TV Show


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Divisive filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has expressed interest in adapting his movie Unbreakable as a television series. The Sixth Sense helmer's show Wayward Pines is enjoying strong ratings and reviews on Fox following his last big screen turkey After … [Read more...]

Independence Day 2: Producer, Jeff Goldblum Take Selfie From Set

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Producer Dean Devlin has posted a selfie with Jeff Goldblum from the set of Independence Day 2. Filmmaker Devlin, who is director Roland Emmerich's long-standing producing partner, included this caption on his Instagram when he uploaded the picture to Instagram: … [Read more...]

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