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...]

The Timeless Groundhog Day

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Though Groundhog Day occurred earlier this week, we sure took our sweet time traveling back to that classic film of the same name. But since the hero had nearly all the time in the world, did we really have to rush? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) On its face, Groundhog Day looks like a sweet … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Finest Hours

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Disaster movies tend to feature larger than life characters who heroically save people. Disaster movies based on true stories tend to dwell on the charismatic leaders who heroically save people, despite the odds. Those films tend to also feature incompetent people … [Read more...]

TV Review: The X-Files — Episodes 1 & 2

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I wanted to review both of these episodes together, rather than separately, because The X-Files have always been a two-sided coin. You have the mythology episodes, and you have the stand-alone 'monster-of-the-week' episodes. With "My Struggle", we're … [Read more...]

Movie Review: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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Can director Michael Bay "transform" himself from sci-fi to reality? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) It may be that the more we're barraged with headlines reporting one horrific attack after another, the more we're likely to become numb. Though there's no end to words and photos, they're … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Revenant

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Every so often, a film comes along that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand. Something that transcends the medium of 24 frame-per-second and takes on a life of its own and you are no longer watching a movie, but experiencing an event. Sadly, The Revenant … [Read more...]

TV Review: Ash Vs. Evil Dead Episodes 9 & 10

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With these final two episodes, the first season of Ash Vs. Evil Dead comes to a close — and what a season it was! I'll be the first to admit that this show isn't exactly the deepest series on television right now, nor will it sweep the Emmy Awards, but I'm hard … [Read more...]

The 5 Worst Films Of 2015

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Recently, I covered the best films I've seen all year — and I watch a lot of movies. The downside about watching so many is that the probability of seeing a terrible one increases. Every time I see an awful film, I always hope I'm doing a service in that I'll … [Read more...]

Top 5 Films of 2015

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I watch a lot of films every year and I'm fortunate enough to be able to write my opinion on them. Now that we've reached the end of the year I can look back with fond memories over the films that I loved (and loathed). Here are my top five picks, in order, for … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Hateful Eight

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Does The Hateful Eight soar to the heights of QT's other films? Read on... By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) As much as I love Quentin Tarantino, I have to agree with the criticism that his films tend to be a tad verbose. While Pulp Fiction is a perfect film and Christopher Walken's monologue … [Read more...]

Movie Review: 45 Years

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It's challenging enough to wed a person still grieving for a prior lover who'd died without warning. It's quite another to find out about it 45 years after the fact. By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) In the poster for 45 Years, a woman stands at a slight distance behind a man, coolly assessing … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Big Short

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Is The Big Short dead on the money? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) If we want to revisit the wholesale thievery perpetrated by Wall Street that led to the crash of 2008, at least The Big Short makes us laugh all the way to the bank. Um, if we only had a bank that we wanted to … [Read more...]

TV Review: Ash Vs. Evil Dead Episode 8, “Ashes to Ashes”

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) All of the events in Ash Vs. Evil Dead have been leading up to a final showdown at the cabin in the woods. In someways, the entire first season was built to give fans everything they wanted from a fourth Evil Dead movie and with Episode 8, they really upped the … [Read more...]