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.

Ash vs. Evil Dead: Mimi Rogers Joins The Cast

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Actress Mimi Rogers has joined the cast of show Ash vs. Evil Dead alongside cult star Bruce Campbell. The series, which is a spinoff from Sam Raimi's Evil Dead franchise, is currently shooting in New Zealand. Lost in Space's Rogers will play Suzy Maxwell who is … [Read more...]

The Crow Remake: Andrea Riseborough Set To Play Villain

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The long gestating remake of The Crow is eyeing up another cast member in the form of Andrea Riseborough. Interestingly, the Birdman actress will not be playing the usual stock female role of girlfriend or damsel in distress, but a gang boss who is the picture's main … [Read more...]

Director & Cast Talk Point Break Remake, Plus New Pictures

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The remake of Kathryn Bigelow's iconic Point Break looks set to take the action to a whole new level. New pictures shows lead actors Luke Bracey (The Best of Me) and Édgar Ramirez (Deliver Us From Evil) taking on the roles of Johnny Utah and Bodhi, respectively, … [Read more...]

Bad Santa 2 Set To Start Filming In September

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Bad Santa 2, the sequel to the cult comedy, looks set to be out of development hell. Writer/director Doug Ellin told Collider that the follow-up to the subversive 2003 original starring Billy Bob Thornton is finally happening. He said: "I'm supposed to do Bad … [Read more...]

George Miller Announces Sequel Mad Max: The Wasteland

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Mad Max: The Wasteland will be the next installment of George Miller's dystopian blockbuster franchise, following the critical and box office success of Fury Road. During the weekend premiere, director Miller joined Twitter, and immediately announced: "There's more … [Read more...]

Will Darth Vader Be The Villain In Star Wars: Rogue One?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm recently discussed plans for his spinoff film, Star Wars: Rogue One. But amidst all the hype surrounding the film, which will be released in December 2016, one question has amazingly not been addressed -- will Darth Vader appear … [Read more...]

First Images Of Orgrim From Duncan Jones’ Warcraft

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Duncan Jones has released the first photos from his upcoming blockbuster Warcraft based on the iconic fantasy role playing game. The Moon helmer tweeted a picture featuring character Orgrim, who is a orc warchief, played by actor Robert Kazinsky. Jones … [Read more...]

Captain America: Civil War – Set Pictures Show Villain Crossbones

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) While Avengers: Age of Ultron continues to clean up the worldwide box office to the tune of over a billion dollars, the Marvel machine rolls on with Ant-Man opening July 17, 2015, and Captain America: Civil War currently filming in Atlanta. And several images have … [Read more...]

The Last Starfighter Sequel Set To Be Launched

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) A sequel to cult classic The Last Starfighter is being developed more than 30-years after the original's release. Speaking with Yahoo! Movies, the film's original screenwriter Jonathan Betuel explained that he was working on relaunching the follow-up. He said: … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Rogue One – Diego Luna Cast In Spinoff Movie

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Gareth Edwards has added actor Diego Luna to the cast of his highly anticipated spinoff Star Wars: Rogue One. Variety reports that star Luna, best known for his role in Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, will appear as a rebel fighter tasked with sabotaging the … [Read more...]

New Trailer: Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The new trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak proves that the director has gone back to basics. The gothic horror looks very creepy and has a superb cast including Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain. And after the filmmaker's mega-budget … [Read more...]

Update: New The Muppets TV Show Gets A Trailer!

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Update: ABC will air the show this fall on Tuesdays at 8 pm eastern / 7 pm central, plus released a new trailer! By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The Muppets are making their return to the small screen in a mockumentary-style show. As we said in the update above, the show will debut this fall on … [Read more...]

New Trailer: Fox’s Minority Report TV Show

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Fox has released the first trailer for new TV show Minority Report – which is based on Steven Spielberg's excellent film of the same name. And much like the movie, which was loosely adapted from a Phillip K. Dick short story, the Minority Report series is set in … [Read more...]

May 2015 Movie Preview

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Summer blockbuster season officially started not that long ago with Avengers: Age of Ultron, but there are so many other films still to open. Let's take a look at some of May's best popcorn movies: Mad Max: Fury Road The Mad Max series is undoubtedly one of the … [Read more...]

New Images: Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) New images of Quentin Tarantino's highly anticipated new movie, The Hateful Eight, have been released. The Western centres on a group of bounty hunters who seek shelter from a ferocious blizzard. The premise has drawn comparisons with the Oscar winner's iconic … [Read more...]

Hugh Jackman: Wolverine 3 Will Be Last Appearance As Logan


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Hugh Jackman has revealed that Wolverine 3 will be his final screen appearance as the iconic Marvel character. The Australian actor, who first appeared as the claw wielding mutant in Bryan Singer's X-Men (2000), confirmed the news that fans have been expecting, to Dr … [Read more...]

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