Movie Review: Suicide Squad


With Suicide Squad, it's the audience that may die ... of boredom. By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Super villains blessed with dazzling superhuman talents? Nope. Super cool, super lethal gizmos guaranteed to take down the opposition? Nah. Super suspense in a fresh, fun-packed comic book … [Read more...]

PBS TV Review: Iris

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On its face, fashion is a serious business ... yet look who's laughing now. By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) It's not just that the ninetysomething Iris Apfel is visually outrageous, charismatic and shrewdly funny – it's that her rags-to-famous-rags story is a documentarian's dream. … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Jason Bourne


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Bourne trilogy of films are some of the best action spy thrillers around and Jason Bourne's story came to a satisfying close with The Bourne Ultimatum. After Matt Damon walked away from the series (vowing to only come back if Paul Greengrass returned to direct … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Nerve


Nerve's online game is like Pokémon Go, but with more risk. Think: Pokémon Go Play in Traffic; or Pokémon Go Set Yourself on Fire; or Pokémon Go Ahead and Try Not to Die ... By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Ever since gladiators were pitted against lions in the Roman coliseum in 80 A.D., … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Star Trek Beyond


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) JJ Abrams' reboot of Star Trek and I have had an interesting relationship over the past seven years. As much as I liked the first film, it really didn't feel anything like Star Trek. Sure, the names sounded familiar but this was definitely not the franchise I grew … [Read more...]

Streaming Review: Stranger Things


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Before I get into the detailed review let me give you the simple one sentence review: If you're going to binge watch anything this week, make it Stranger Things. Now, just to make this clear, I tend to binge watch as a natural state of consuming media but that … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Secret Life Of Pets


How is The Secret Life Of Pets, the latest film from the studio behind Despicable Me? By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have a confession to make: I love bad movies. The movies that are so terrible, you have to wonder what exactly the filmmakers were thinking of when they decided to make the … [Read more...]

Movie Review – The BFG


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Steven Spielberg is renowned for getting incredible performances out of children while Roald Dahl is known for writing some of the best children's books. That makes Spielberg directing an adaptation of one of Dahl's books, The BFG, an incredibly exciting … [Read more...]

Movie Review – The Legend of Tarzan

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Me Tarzan. You Jane. Movie dull. By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Per Duke Ellington's jazz standard, "It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing." But sometimes, even if it does have that swing ... it still don't mean a thing. Having more in common with Doctor Doolittle than The … [Read more...]

TV Review: Game of Thrones – Ep 10: The Winds Of Winter


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I've been watching Game of Thrones since it premiered in 2011, and the final episode of season six is hands down the best finale they've had since season one. Season five was uneven, but season six started out at a breakneck pace, before slowing down near the … [Read more...]

PBS TV Review: The Look Of Silence

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Joshua Oppenheimer's companion piece to The Act of Killing, debuting on POV PBS on June 27, is similarly riveting. And following in the footsteps of its forerunner, The Look of Silence also received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Adi Rukun is an … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Independence Day: Resurgence


Is Independence Day: Resurgence a worthy follow-up to the original ID4? By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I was the right age and gender for the original Independence Day: A high school male teenager with a passion for science fiction. I remember absolutely loving the original in theaters in … [Read more...]

TV Review: Game of Thrones – Ep. 9: The Battle of the Bastards


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Anyone who watches Game of Thrones knows that episode nine is the one to look out for. From Ned's beheading to the seige of "King's Landing" to the "Red Wedding" to the "Battle of Castle Black" to the attempted assassination of Dany — the penultimate episode is … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Central Intelligence


Dwayne Johnson takes on the role of a funnyman. Is it a laughing matter? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) If the right players are matched up for a tall man/small man comedy, then the two halves can make a marvelous whole. Such is the case with the unorthodox teaming of a frenetic Kevin Hart … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Finding Dory

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Pixar has the ability to create magic at the multiplex. Some of their films are instant classics that tug at the heart strings of every man, woman, and child up to the point that you can probably diagnose a sociopath by watching them react to the first ten minutes … [Read more...]

TV Review: Game of Thrones – Ep. 8: No One


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I've highly praised the current season of Game of Thrones right up until pretty recently. It began this year firing on all cylinders like a high-octane machine barrelling towards a series climax. Yet, the past two episodes eased off the accelerator, and this … [Read more...]