Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel


Tied with Birdman for the most Oscar nominations (9), as well as the Golden Globe winner for Best Comedy, is The Grand Budapest Hotel deserving of all the accolades? Currently available on streaming and cable, we had to revisit: By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) In our all-too-brief stay at The … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Wedding Ringer


Does The Wedding Ringer espouse some fun? Read on! By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Another matrimonial comedy? You’d think that the ceaseless cinematic march to the altar has made the wedding aisle runner as thin as the fanatically dieting bride on her special day. In the last few … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Taken 3

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What did we think of Taken 3? Read on! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Action movies are a curious thing these days. It's generally considered a young man's game but over the last few years it's been an old man's game. John Wick, The Equalizer, RED, The Expendables, and the daddy of the … [Read more...]

VOD Movie Review: Boyhood


By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) When we first learn that Boyhood is a coming-of-age piece about a first grader named Mason (Ellar Coltrane), we might think: Haven't we seen this scenario a million times before? What's the big deal? But the fact that this particular coming-of-age story is … [Read more...]

TV Review: Agent Carter Now Is Not The End & Bridge And Tunnel

Agent Carter

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered in the fall of 2013, I felt that it was a bit lackluster but gave it the benefit of the doubt. As the season went on, it didn't get any better, and it's crossover with Thor: The Dark World was tangental at best. What's the … [Read more...]

Streaming Movie Review: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night


By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) It's well-known that Hollywood has such a short memory that any contenders vying for attention during awards season will try to postpone their film's release date to October at the very earliest. Which makes the kudos for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night all the … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Unbroken

Jack O'Connell as Louis "Louie" Zamperini
Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) It appears that the title "Unbroken" is an unsubstantiated claim. A claim that – akin to the hero's leaky life raft – can't hold water. Even with all Jolie's horses and all Jolie's men (i.e., screenwriters the Coen Bros. [True Grit, No Country for Old Men, … [Read more...]

Mega Movie Review: The Hobbit Trilogy


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In my The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies review, I called the final film a satisfying conclusion to an uneven film series. I was fortunate enough to see it in conjunction with the previous two films in one sitting, and I can tell you, that this was the way it … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies is Peter Jackson's final journey into Middle Earth By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have had problems with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I'm a huge fan of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings films and … [Read more...]

Movie Review – Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In Exodus: Gods and Kings, you've got rivers of blood, plagues, locusts, the parting of the Red Sea, and being chased by the Pharaoh's army. There's a prince forced into exile after his secret parentage is revealed who comes back to lead his enslaved people to … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Wild

Reese Witherspoon in "Wild"

By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Wild? Or Mild? Given that the story is supposed to captivate us in its exploration of one woman's physical and emotional journey on a 3-month, 1,100-mile hike (adapted from Cheryl Strayed's bestselling 2012 memoir, "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Penguins Of Madagascar


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I haven't watched any of the Madagascar films. Or if I have, I don't recall watching them -- hey, I watch a LOT of movies, and I more often than not, forget what I've seen. The point is that my actual desire to watch the Penguins of Madagascar outside of reviewing … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Horrible Bosses 2

Horrible Bosses 2

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I feel like Hollywood wrote an unspoken rule about creating a sequel to a successful comedy movie: "Thou shalt always use the same jokes, but up the ante." Such is the case with Horrible Bosses 2, but fortunately it breaks the second unspoken rule about creating a … [Read more...]

Movie 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...]

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...]

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