TV Review: Ash Vs. Evil Dead Episodes 3 & 4

Ash in Jacksonville

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have to admit, Ash Vs. Evil Dead is turning out to be something I didn't expect. The premiere episode "El Jefe" felt like Evil Dead 4, and the second episode didn't have the same feel as the Sam Raimi-directed films and pilot. I assumed that the series would live … [Read more...]

VOD Movie Review: 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

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On November 23, 2012, aka Black Friday, many people went out shopping. But one man went out shooting. By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Perhaps Michael Dunn misunderstood the term "Black Friday." Perhaps he didn't know that its origins harkened back to the 1960s, when the Philadelphia Police … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With Mockingjay — Part 2, the Hunger Games film saga has come to a conclusion. I'm going to try to wrap my head around this film and the franchise as a whole which is going to be extremely difficult for various reasons that I'll get into. The Hunger Games has … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Brooklyn

Saoirse Ronan as Eilis, Emory Cohen as Tony. Photo by Kerry Brown, © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

Could Brooklyn be considered a forebear to screenwriter Nick Hornby's earlier film, An Education? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Brooklyn's Eilis ("eye-lish"), played by Saoirse Ronan, undertakes an arduous sea voyage from her Irish homeland to America. But it's the voyage from girlhood to … [Read more...]

TV Review: Ash Vs. Evil Dead Episode 2, “Bait”


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Looks like my major worry from Ash Vs. Evil Dead episode one has been confirmed. Before we dive into that, however, let's go over episode two. If you haven't seen it, spoiler alert! The second episode of Ash Vs. Evil Dead is titled "Bait" and picks up right … [Read more...]

Movie Review: SPECTRE


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I would love for nothing more than to tell you that SPECTRE is the best Bond film that has ever been committed to celluloid. Sadly, I can't do that for this film, and Skyfall still takes the prize, in my humble opinion. That's not to say it's a bad film. … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Spotlight

(l to r) Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdam, John Slattery, Brian D'Arcy James
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In 2001-02, an elite investigative team at the Boston Globe exposed the pandemic sexual abuse carried on by Catholic priests. How well does Spotlight illuminate the subject? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) It started with a lone column published in the Boston Globe about an accusation of … [Read more...]

TV Review: Ash Vs. Evil Dead

Ash Chainsaw

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) After 22 years, fans of the Evil Dead series have finally been given the next chapter in the form of a television series. It's been two decades since we last saw Bruce Campbell wield his chainsaw hand and while Ash looks older, it feels like we've never left … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Scouts Guide Zombies

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm sitting here, looking at a blank screen and trying to figure a way to explain what I've witness. There are no words that I can string together that truly explains Scout Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Perhaps I just don't have the vocabulary to describe this … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Last Witch Hunter


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I watch a lot of trailers... and I mean a lot of trailers. Rarely do I watch a film in theaters where I haven't seen all of the trailers, plus I will have read up on the making of the film and who is in it. The Last Witch Hunter went so under my radar, that not … [Read more...]

Movie and VOD Review: Beasts of No Nation

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Per recent UNICEF statistics, "More than 300,000 child soldiers are currently exploited in situations of armed conflict." Beasts of No Nation takes an unflinching look at one particular child soldier. By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Armies fighting each other for territorial control is a … [Read more...]

London Film Festival Review: Steve Jobs

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) After a tumultuous pre-production which saw the studio dump the director and then inexplicably the film itself, Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs has risen from the ashes. And for an actor like Michael Fassbender, this kind of character is a once in a lifetime … [Read more...]

Dheepan: London Film Festival Review


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Every generation has a group of filmmakers who are considered the stand out directors of their era - and right now Jacques Audiard is one of them. Following his previous critically acclaimed work, including The Beat My Heart Skipped (2005), A Prophet (2009) and Rust … [Read more...]

Movie Review: 7 Chinese Brothers


The title is definitely quirky. But will this quirk ... work? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Per the press notes on 7 Chinese Brothers, writer/director Bob Byington stated that Olympia Dukakis "felt the part wasn't big enough for her." Oh my. Why she ever accepted the role in this … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Jurassic World

Jurassic World Indominus Rex

Update: Jurassic World is back in IMAX theaters this weekend! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Going into Jurassic World, you only need to know one thing, it's not as good as the original. But no sequel to Jurassic Park could ever be as good, because it was such a cinematic revelation at the … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Does Guy Ritchie's big-screen adaptation of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. work? Read my review! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I missed the sixties entirely. Everything I know about the era I learned from The Who, Jimi Hendrix, The Wonder Years, and James Bond (possibly in that order). I'm only … [Read more...]