Movie Review: X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse EW

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I can already tell that X-Men: Apocalypse is going to be somewhat unfairly judged. There are a few reasons this is the case, but before we get to that, let's go over the film shall we? X-Men: Apocalypse starts off in ancient Egypt, where the titular character … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Alice Through The Looking Glass


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I'll have to be honest, I haven't read Lewis Carol's Alice Through the Looking Glass since I was in elementary school, so I had to refresh my memory about how James Bobin's follow-up to Tim Burton's 2010 film took place. When I saw the Disney sequel last night at an … [Read more...]

TV Review: Game of Thrones – Episode 5: The Door


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This could be one of the most emotionally charged episodes of Game of Thrones this season. It is also more proof that showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff are no longer content to spin the wheels, and are charging full speed ahead. Absent this week's Game of … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Nice Guys


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Shane Black all but invented the miss-matched partner buddy detective genre with Lethal Weapon, and then really honed it with his directorial debut Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which helped revitalize Robert Downey Jr.'s career before Iron Man. It should be no surprise … [Read more...]

TV Review: Game of Thrones – Episode 4: Book of the Stranger


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Game of Thrones season six is on fire. It continues to discard characters left and right, as well as streamlining plots left over from the books and previous seasons. It's as if showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff finally decided to quit pussyfooting around the … [Read more...]

TV Review: Game of Thrones – Episode 3: Oathbreaker


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The past two episodes of Game of Thrones feel like they've been racing at a breakneck pace (read my reviews here), so it's nice that this episode has gone at a slower speed. Up to this point, it has felt like the television show was course correcting for the … [Read more...]

Movie Review – Captain America: Civil War


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) All you really need to know is that Captain America: Civil War is quite possibly the best Marvel Studios film to date. Even if you have a few films you think are better than it, it's probably just by degrees. Captain America: Civil War deals with the aftermath … [Read more...]

TV Review: Game of Thrones – Season 6: Episodes 1 & 2


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If you haven't watched Game of Thrones season six, be warned that there will be massive spoilers in this review. You have been warned. Game of Thrones is now moving forward into unknown territory. While there are some story threads from the books that haven't … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Keanu

(L-r) JORDAN PEELE, KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY in “KEANU,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Photo by Steve Dietl

Even if you don't have an affinity for the feline, Keanu is one cool cat. By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) When Comedy Central's TV series Key & Peele ended its fifth and final season in 2015, fans mourned. It's understandable: While film and TV is rife with such brilliant duos as Abbot … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Jungle Book


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Before I start this review of The Jungle Book, I'd like to throw in a disclaimer: I would love to tell you that this film is as good or better than the original animated feature, but I can't... because I have no idea if I've ever seen it. It is possible that I … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) For three years now, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have been teasing us with the superhero fights to end all fights. For three years they've been promising to show us what they could do with a shared universe and now that film, Batman V Superman: Dawn of … [Read more...]

Streaming Review: Marvel’s Daredevil – Season Two


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It's official, Marvel and Netflix are three-for-three when it comes to superheroes on television. I didn't intend to watch Daredevil season two as fast as I did, but I ended up binge-watching it over just two days. The series pretty much picks up where season … [Read more...]

Streaming Review: House of Cards – Season 4


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In order to really understand what I thought of season four of House of Cards, we really need to go back to season three. By the end of the third season, I wasn't sure there was more story to tell in Frank Underwood's tale of power-lust. They relied to heavily on … [Read more...]

Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I should probably start with 10 Cloverfield Lane is not a sequel to Cloverfield, in the classical sense. It shares some of the same thematic DNA with the 2008 film, but don't expect the monster from that film to show up in this. That said, it is one hell of a … [Read more...]

Movie Review: London Has Fallen

(l to r) Angela Bassett, Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler in "London Has Fallen" Credit: Gramercy Pictures

In the often mundane world of sequels, prequels and reboots, what's the read on London Has Fallen? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) First came March 2013's uninspired Olympus Has Fallen. Now, in March 2016, we get the wan sequel London Has Fallen. Maybe things will look up with a final … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Gods of Egypt


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Gods of Egypt is a film that is stunning in its mediocrity. Large VFX budget, but cheap-looking effects; good actors, but poor acting; huge sweeping story, but awful screenplay. Everything about this film seemed half-assed, like they gave up mid-way. Set in … [Read more...]