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.

Review: The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Before seeing The Imitation Game, I knew roughly who Alan Turing was. I knew he was the man who built on of the earliest computers, and cracked the German's Enigma code during World War 2. Just to be clear, the movie is about much more than that – it is about a war … [Read more...]

Ridley Scott Will Not Direct Blade Runner 2

Blade Runner

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) In a surprising development, Ridley Scott will NOT direct Blade Runner 2, the follow-up to his sci-fi classic – but will produce the project instead. Variety confirmed the news following an interview with the British director, who was promoting his biblical epic … [Read more...]

Is Christopher Waltz Set To Play A Famous Bond Villain?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Up front, we want to give a small spoiler warning. This is in case you'd like to be surprised when the next James Bond movie opens in 2015, from director Sam Mendes, returning as helmer of the Skyfall sequel. It is being reported that Christopher Waltz will … [Read more...]

Samuel L. Jackson Tweets Set Pictures From Set Of The Hateful Eight

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following a tumultuous pre-production period, which included the project being shelved, then brought back into active development with a revised script, Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight is about to start filming. Pulp Fiction star Samuel L. Jackson posted … [Read more...]

Stephen King’s The Stand Will Be A Four-Film Series, Matthew McConaughey To Play Villain

The Stand

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The big screen version of Stephen King's The Stand will now be made into four movies, rather than a single feature. It also appears Matthew McConaughey has officially signed to play the villain. Director Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars), while speaking on Kevin … [Read more...]

Paul Greengrass To Direct New Film Adaptation Of George Orwell’s 1984

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Paul Greengrass is set to adapt one of the greatest novels of all time to the big screen - George Orwell's 1984. This will be the third time the novel has been made into a feature film, with the last incarnation, released in 1984, starring John Hurt and Richard … [Read more...]

Simon Kinberg Has Become Fox’s Marvel Guy; Where Is Mark Millar?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Marvel may be the kings of blockbuster cinema, however 20th Century Fox believes they have the weaponry to take that crown. Indeed, while Warner Bros. is combining all its DC Comics properties together for separate cinematic and TV universes, in an attempt to emulate … [Read more...]

Christopher Nolan Set To Release Interstellar Documentary

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Christopher Nolan is developing a documentary about his latest blockbuster Interstellar, in order to explore the environmental issues raised in the film. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, and Anne Hathaway, the movie has sparked debate among critics and … [Read more...]

Sony Scraps Troubled Steve Jobs Biopic

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following a troubled pre-production, Sony Pictures has dropped the biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The Aaron Sorkin-scripted project, which had Danny Boyle attached to direct, was loosely based upon Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of the late tech … [Read more...]

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Producer Reveals Blue Alien Race

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) For any Marvel fans looking forward to the new season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – please look away now... SPOILER ALERT! Executive producer of the ABC show Jeffrey Bell has revealed, via TVGuide.com, that the race of the mysterious blue alien from the first … [Read more...]

Christopher Waltz Joins James Bond 24

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Academy award winner Christopher Waltz has reportedly joined the cast of the 24th James Bond film. The Skyfall sequel, which will once again be helmed by Sam Mendes, begins shooting in a few weeks. This latest casting news comes via Daily Mail reporter and … [Read more...]

Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Running Man Reboot In Development

The Running Man

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced that a sequel/reboot of 1980's action classic The Running Man is being developed. The Predator star made the revelation while taking part in a Q&A event in London. He said (per The Arnold Fans): “There's rumblings of a new … [Read more...]

Aaron Sorkin: Steve Jobs’ Daughter Lisa Is Heroine Of Biopic

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Writer Aaron Sorkin has revealed that Steve Jobs' daughter will be “the heroine” of the forthcoming biopic. Loosely based upon Walter Isaacson's book about the Apple co-founder, the movie will be directed by Danny Boyle, after David Fincher left the … [Read more...]

M. Night Shyamalan Returns To Horror Roots With ‘The Visit’

M. Night Shyamalan

The Visit will be a return to the actor's horror roots. By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) There are few directors in Hollywood who need a hit more than M. Night Shyamalan. The Sixth Sense helmer's last feature was the critical crash landing After Earth, which, despite doing decent business at the … [Read more...]

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. I was able to catch a screening at the BFI London Film Festival last month. Unfortunately it falls a little short when compared to other movies which deal … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) I had a chance last month to see a potential awards contender at the BFI London Film Festival, Foxcatcher, which is from director Bennett Miller (Moneyball). Based on a true story, the film centers on an Olympic gold medal winning wrestler, Mark Schultz, played by … [Read more...]

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