TV Review: Game of Thrones – Season 6: Episodes 1 & 2

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If you haven't watched Game of Thrones season six, be warned that there will be massive spoilers in this review. You have been warned. Game of Thrones is now moving forward into unknown territory. While there are some story threads from the books that haven't … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Keanu

(L-r) JORDAN PEELE, KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY in “KEANU,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
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Even if you don't have an affinity for the feline, Keanu is one cool cat. By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) When Comedy Central's TV series Key & Peele ended its fifth and final season in 2015, fans mourned. It's understandable: While film and TV is rife with such brilliant duos as Abbot … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Jungle Book

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Before I start this review of The Jungle Book, I'd like to throw in a disclaimer: I would love to tell you that this film is as good or better than the original animated feature, but I can't... because I have no idea if I've ever seen it. It is possible that I … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) For three years now, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have been teasing us with the superhero fights to end all fights. For three years they've been promising to show us what they could do with a shared universe and now that film, Batman V Superman: Dawn of … [Read more...]

Streaming Review: Marvel’s Daredevil – Season Two

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It's official, Marvel and Netflix are three-for-three when it comes to superheroes on television. I didn't intend to watch Daredevil season two as fast as I did, but I ended up binge-watching it over just two days. The series pretty much picks up where season … [Read more...]

Streaming Review: House of Cards – Season 4

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In order to really understand what I thought of season four of House of Cards, we really need to go back to season three. By the end of the third season, I wasn't sure there was more story to tell in Frank Underwood's tale of power-lust. They relied to heavily on … [Read more...]

Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I should probably start with 10 Cloverfield Lane is not a sequel to Cloverfield, in the classical sense. It shares some of the same thematic DNA with the 2008 film, but don't expect the monster from that film to show up in this. That said, it is one hell of a … [Read more...]

Movie Review: London Has Fallen

(l to r) Angela Bassett, Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler in "London Has Fallen" Credit: Gramercy Pictures

In the often mundane world of sequels, prequels and reboots, what's the read on London Has Fallen? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) First came March 2013's uninspired Olympus Has Fallen. Now, in March 2016, we get the wan sequel London Has Fallen. Maybe things will look up with a final … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Gods of Egypt

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Gods of Egypt is a film that is stunning in its mediocrity. Large VFX budget, but cheap-looking effects; good actors, but poor acting; huge sweeping story, but awful screenplay. Everything about this film seemed half-assed, like they gave up mid-way. Set in … [Read more...]

TV Review: The X-Files Ep. 6, “My Struggle II”

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If there is one thing The X-Files perfected during its original run, is definitely the art of the cliffhanger season finale… and I’m glad that the series is continuing that tradition. The event series started off somewhat weak, but ended strong. One of the … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Witch

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There's a backlash to B-movie slasher pics and torture-porn horror which I like to think of as auteur-horror. At last year's TIFF I reviewed a film called February, which firmly fits into this category of the thinking person's horror movie. The Witch (or THE … [Read more...]

TV Review: The X-Files Episode 5, Babylon

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The X-Files reunion tour has been an interesting ride. Returning the series to its television roots was a fantastic idea and despite a few hiccups here and there, I've been impressed by how strong the event series has been. With the fifth episode of the series, … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Deadpool

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Right off the bat, Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool. This is casting that is so perfect, no matter what else he does, he will always be known as the guy who brought the 'merc with a mouth' to life. It's a good thing' too, because Reynolds effortlessly carries this … [Read more...]

TV Review: The X-Files Ep. 4, Home Again

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The X-Files revival had a bit of a rocky start with its first two episodes, but it's been a solid steady climb. "My Struggle" tried to cram in a two-hour premiere into 44 minutes of television forcing it to shed any character development while the second episode, … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Hail, Caesar!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) A Coen brothers film is a strange beast — they come in two flavors of either drama or comedy, but both still have an incredible amount of absurdity to them, and Hail, Caesar! is no different. In this case, Joel and Ethan Coen are definitely sticking to the comedy … [Read more...]

TV Review: The X-Files Ep. 3, Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The first two episodes of The X-Files revival were uneven, with some hints of the old series we loved. I had definite issues with both of them, even though I found it nice to have both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson sharing the screen yet again. My … [Read more...]