Movie Review: Tomorrowland


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Tomorrowland has been one of those films that has been following JJ Abrams' mystery box theory, where writer/director Brad Bird and co-writer Damon Lindelof (of Lost fame, and no stranger to teasing the audience) have kept the story largely under wraps for most … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Avengers: Age Of Ultron

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm going to have to be the one to tell you this, but you're going to need to watch Avengers: Age Of Ultron -- not just because it's that good (it is), but it's also incredibly dense. That makes a certain amount of sense since they've added three new superheroes … [Read more...]

Book vs. Movie: Which One Wins? Part 1: The Movie

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) In looking at film adaptations of literary source material, the prevailing criticism is, "The movie was OK, but the book was so much better!" But in some cases -- as rare as a female director winning the Oscar -- the movie trumps the book. Following are five … [Read more...]

The Complete Marvel Cinematic Universe Review — Part 4

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) We're entering the final stretch of Phase: Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Both of these films I thought were absolutely brilliant, but for entirely different reasons. (Read my reviews … [Read more...]

The Complete Marvel Cinematic Universe Review — Part 3

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) As of my last article, Phase: One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe came to a close with the Avengers (read part one here). One of the big realizations of watching these films back-to-back, is that they really did come from a far more humble beginning than I … [Read more...]

The Complete Marvel Cinematic Universe Review — Part 2


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In preparation of Avengers: Age of Ultron, due in theaters this Friday (already open internationally, and breaking box office records), I've started rewatching all ten films that make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Iron … [Read more...]

The Complete Marvel Cinematic Universe Review — Part 1

Iron Man

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel Studios started out as a risky venture in superhero films, but has turned into one of the most successful franchises of all time. It's hard to imagine that back in May 2008, when Iron Man first came out, that this may have blown up in their faces. In … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Age of Adaline

The Age of Adaline

In The Age of Adaline, can a woman find happiness with a man who is 75 years her junior? And will we ultimately care? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) The Age of Adaline is indeed a romantic drama. But the romance that captivates most is the one between the camera and the sparkling city of San … [Read more...]

Streaming Review: Marvel’s Daredevil – Season One


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Daredevil is a very hard superhero to describe, because when you come right down to it, he's a blind man who can 'see.' The truth of the matter is that he's also an incredibly well-trained fighter, and the senses he has left are so attuned, that he can tell what … [Read more...]

Movie and VOD Review: The Harvest

The Harvest

It's been 29 years since director John McNaughton created his first iconic horror film Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer. Will The Harvest grow into another thriller hit? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) The primary horror in The Harvest comes from watching the superlative talents of … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Furious 7


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'll be honest, this review can be summed up very simply: If you liked the previous Fast & Furious films, then you're going to love this. If you don't like the previous six movies, you're not going to all of a sudden like Furious 7, so there's no point in … [Read more...]

Streaming Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


When NBC handed its 13-episode comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt over to Netflix, the excuses offered up sounded something like, "The show needs an earlier debut," or "The show is too cutting-edge for primetime." Hmmm ... and then the dog ate NBC's homework. By Kimberly Gadette … [Read more...]

Movie Review: It Follows

It Follows

This is our review of It Follows, which Danny F. Santos saw at TIFF 2014 By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Horror films are notoriously hard to get right for me. Slashers and monster movies usually fail to get me but creepy movies, filled with a foreboding atmosphere, are usually right up my … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Serena

Serena movie Jennifer Lawrence Bradley Cooper

This is doddleNEWS' London Film Festival review of Serena, republished, as it's out today. 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 … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Spring

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(Editor's note: This is Danny's republished review of Spring from TIFF 2014) By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the best things about film festivals is that you get to see movies before they're released to the general public. My favorite aspect of it is to comb through the listings and try … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Alex Garland’s Ex Machina

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Alex Garland's directorial debut, Ex Machina, is a confident piece of science fiction, featuring tried and tested themes styled in a fresh and sexy way. The screenwriter has been in the movie business for a while now, working closely with Oscar winner Danny Boyle, … [Read more...]

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