Review: The Imitation Game

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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...]

Streaming Movie Review: Ida

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) As Poland's official submission for the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film (currently considered the frontrunner), Ida should be required viewing for all budding filmmakers. Rather than relying on any preceding work that had been driven by the written … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Usually when you watch a film to review, the people who want to know how the film was want it to be boiled down to one of two statements. Either the film was good, or the film was bad. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 was just plain frustrating. I can … [Read more...]

Streaming TV Series Review: Transparent

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Transparent streams on Amazon Prime By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Let’s say your family is gathering en masse for the upcoming holidays – and let’s say that after the fourth football game and the third mash-up of the Thanksgiving leftovers, it’s agreed that there’s been enough … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Dumb And Dumber To

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Dumb and Dumber To tried to pull off an impossible trick, bring the screwball comedy charm from the 1994 original to today's audience. There's a reason I called it an impossible trick, because ultimately the film fails on every level. After fooling his friend … [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

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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...]

Movie Review: Big Hero 6

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When Disney bought Marvel in 2009, they dug deep into the comic giant's catalog to find Big Hero 6. The animated film pays mostly only lip service to its source material, but that's just fine for everyone involved. While the comic book featured a state-sanctioned … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Theory Of Everything

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I am a huge nerd and unashamed of it. I grew up reading Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke and, yes, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time. It's my older brother's fault for getting me to watch Star Trek: The Next Generation (which Hawking has cameoed … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Interstellar

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This is going to be a very difficult film to review, because Interstellar is both an ambitious film, and not an ambitious film at all. It's very divisive among those who love it, and those who loathe it and there's very little middle ground -- whether that's … [Read more...]

VOD Movie Review: Snowpiercer

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Usually, when the confined and abused underclass instigates a bloody revolt against the oppressor, the overthrow leads to an escape to a brighter, happier world. But in Snowpiercer, the twist is that there is no escape. No matter which section that the earth's … [Read more...]

London Film Festival Movie: Cannon Films Documentary

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The 1980's was an interesting time for movie fans. From the explosion of VHS, the rise of blockbuster films, and the prevalence of sex and violence in mainstream cinema, the decade was undoubtedly unique. One production company, Cannon Films, exemplified the decade … [Read more...]

Movie Review: John Wick

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Our resident geek reviews the new Keanu Reeves action film John Wick. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This is all your fault, Liam Neeson! Are you a Hollywood actor and fifty years of age or older? Then have we a role for you! Hollywood has started a new sub-genre of action films, that of … [Read more...]

BFI London Film Festival Wrap-Up

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) I was lucky enough to enjoy a week at the 58th BFI London Film Festival, where I saw a number of movies which will undoubtedly challenge for the top honors come Oscar time. First up was Wild starring Reese Witherspoon as a troubled divorcee attempting to walk from … [Read more...]

London Film Festival Movie Review: Serena

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) One of the biggest disappointments of the BFI London Film Festival was Serena, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. The Susanne Bier-directed drama sat on the shelf for two years, and now we know why. Firstly, this is not a bad film, in fact the first … [Read more...]

London Film Festival Movie Review: Birdman

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Last night I was lucky enough to sneak into the BFI London Film Festival's surprise film, which is generally a big award's contender. And this year did not disappoint, as we were treated to Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman. The film had already been lauded at … [Read more...]

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