TIFF 2014 Review: Teen Lust

Teen Lust

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Being a teenager, losing your virginity always felt like a life or death situation. For Neil, the protagonist of the Canadian teen comedy film Teen Lust, which I saw at the Toronto International Film Festival, that turns out to be physically true. See, Neil was … [Read more...]

TIFF 2014 Review: Learning To Drive

Learning To Drive

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Not every movie needs to challenge the filmgoer. Some films are plain fun and other films stir up memories of the past -- Learning To Drive fits firmly in the latter category. The film follows Wendy, a fifty-something New Yorker played by Patricia Clarkson and … [Read more...]

TIFF 2014 Review: The Theory Of Everything


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...]

TIFF 2014 Review: It Follows

It Follows

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 alley. It Follows tries to be a creepy monster movie and more often than not, … [Read more...]

TIFF 2014 Review: The Yes Men Are Revolting


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There are a few hot button topics in the world today, topics that you bring up and there's instantly a huge debate between people. One of those issues is that of climate change, and it's what the Yes Men are tackling in their new documentary The Yes Men Are … [Read more...]

TIFF 2014 Review: Spring


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 to find small films I would otherwise not catch-- and also get to see them … [Read more...]

TIFF Review: Tokyo Tribe


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Toronto International Film Festival has kicked off, and I spent the first day taking it in the same way I do every year, catch the first showing of Midnight Madness. If you don't know what that is, TIFF has midnight screenings of genre fare, that range from … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Trailer


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm a fan of the Lord of the Rings saga both in film and book form. I've read both it and The Hobbit, and even some of the extra books such as the Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales. Of them, The Hobbit is by far my favorite book. It's a short, fast paced … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Movie Review Of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I loved Sin City when it hit theaters back in 2005. It was so different than anything I had seen up until that point and the faithfulness it held towards the comics was incredible. Sure the dialogue was melodramatic and clunky but damn was it fun! Sin City: A … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy – Just Go See It!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In Marvel Studio's Guardians of the Galaxy, director James Gunn has done something quite remarkable: he's made a film that is both goofy and heartfelt, and is very satisfying. While the film is constructed in a way that's not to be taken too seriously, it does so … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes


doddleNEWS' review of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Very rarely are sequels any better than the original films. For every Godfather Part 2 or Empire Strikes Back, we have ten Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen's. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a rare … [Read more...]

Movie Review – Transformers: Age of Extinction


Reviewing Michael Bay's soft reboot Transformers 4! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I hope you like noise -- and explosions... lots and lots of explosions. Let's just get this out of the way, this movie exists to sell you stuff. There's product placement in movies, and there's this movie, … [Read more...]

Movie Review: 22 Jump Street

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) 21 Jump Street was something of a surprise, both critically and commercially, performing better than expected. So while the sequel 22 Jump Street is ostensibly a broad comedy marketed firmly at young people, it still has a lot to live up to. And overall all it … [Read more...]

Movie Review – X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) First things first, X-Men: Days of Future Past is, despite its ridiculous story, a resounding success. In fact director Bryan Singer deserves plaudits for managing to keep this big budget time travel epic under control. The film starts in the future where the world … [Read more...]

Trailer Review: Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar


By Mark Hodge (doddlNEWS) After a brief teaser and months of speculation, Christopher Nolan has finally put out and delivered the first full trailer for science fiction blockbuster Interstellar. While the teaser preview evoked mankind's need to explore, the full trailer hints at a desperate … [Read more...]

Godzilla Movie Review: The King Of The Monsters Is Back

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Godzilla is back! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This is it. This is the film that I've been waiting to see all year -- the one I've put my hopes and dreams into in the belief that I would walk into the theater with a smile on my face. If history is any indication then the previous American … [Read more...]

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