Movie Review: Nerve

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Nerve's online game is like Pokémon Go, but with more risk. Think: Pokémon Go Play in Traffic; or Pokémon Go Set Yourself on Fire; or Pokémon Go Ahead and Try Not to Die ... By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Ever since gladiators were pitted against lions in the Roman coliseum in 80 A.D., … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Star Trek Beyond

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) JJ Abrams' reboot of Star Trek and I have had an interesting relationship over the past seven years. As much as I liked the first film, it really didn't feel anything like Star Trek. Sure, the names sounded familiar but this was definitely not the franchise I grew … [Read more...]

Streaming Review: Stranger Things

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Before I get into the detailed review let me give you the simple one sentence review: If you're going to binge watch anything this week, make it Stranger Things. Now, just to make this clear, I tend to binge watch as a natural state of consuming media but that … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Secret Life Of Pets

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How is The Secret Life Of Pets, the latest film from the studio behind Despicable Me? By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have a confession to make: I love bad movies. The movies that are so terrible, you have to wonder what exactly the filmmakers were thinking of when they decided to make the … [Read more...]

Movie Review – The BFG

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Steven Spielberg is renowned for getting incredible performances out of children while Roald Dahl is known for writing some of the best children's books. That makes Spielberg directing an adaptation of one of Dahl's books, The BFG, an incredibly exciting … [Read more...]

Movie Review – The Legend of Tarzan

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Me Tarzan. You Jane. Movie dull. By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Per Duke Ellington's jazz standard, "It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing." But sometimes, even if it does have that swing ... it still don't mean a thing. Having more in common with Doctor Doolittle than The … [Read more...]

TV Review: Game of Thrones – Ep 10: The Winds Of Winter

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I've been watching Game of Thrones since it premiered in 2011, and the final episode of season six is hands down the best finale they've had since season one. Season five was uneven, but season six started out at a breakneck pace, before slowing down near the … [Read more...]

PBS TV Review: The Look Of Silence

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Joshua Oppenheimer's companion piece to The Act of Killing, debuting on POV PBS on June 27, is similarly riveting. And following in the footsteps of its forerunner, The Look of Silence also received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Adi Rukun is an … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Independence Day: Resurgence

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Is Independence Day: Resurgence a worthy follow-up to the original ID4? By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I was the right age and gender for the original Independence Day: A high school male teenager with a passion for science fiction. I remember absolutely loving the original in theaters in … [Read more...]

TV Review: Game of Thrones – Ep. 9: The Battle of the Bastards

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Anyone who watches Game of Thrones knows that episode nine is the one to look out for. From Ned's beheading to the seige of "King's Landing" to the "Red Wedding" to the "Battle of Castle Black" to the attempted assassination of Dany — the penultimate episode is … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Central Intelligence

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Dwayne Johnson takes on the role of a funnyman. Is it a laughing matter? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) If the right players are matched up for a tall man/small man comedy, then the two halves can make a marvelous whole. Such is the case with the unorthodox teaming of a frenetic Kevin Hart … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Finding Dory

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Pixar has the ability to create magic at the multiplex. Some of their films are instant classics that tug at the heart strings of every man, woman, and child up to the point that you can probably diagnose a sociopath by watching them react to the first ten minutes … [Read more...]

TV Review: Game of Thrones – Ep. 8: No One

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I've highly praised the current season of Game of Thrones right up until pretty recently. It began this year firing on all cylinders like a high-octane machine barrelling towards a series climax. Yet, the past two episodes eased off the accelerator, and this … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Warcraft

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Warcraft is going to be a really difficult movie to properly review for a variety of reasons, and I'm not really sure were to start. I could say that this is probably one of the best video game adaptations of all time, but considering they're almost all absolutely … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Conjuring 2

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Will The Conjuring 2 scare up as much popular appeal as its 2013 predecessor? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Prepare to tiptoe down another spooky lane with the paranormal team of Ed and Lorraine Warren. As in 2013's The Conjuring, this sequel dips into the Warrens' case files once again. … [Read more...]

TV Review: Game of Thrones – Ep. 7: The Broken Man

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The first half of season six of Game of Thrones pushed the plot forward, but has now entered into the calm before the storm territory. In 'The Broken Man,' the pieces are finally moving into position for the final season(s), and I don't expect many major deaths to … [Read more...]