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...]

Movie Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'll be honest that outside of the elevator beat-box scene from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, I have no recollection as to what happened in it. I can't even tell you how much I may or may not have hated it because the film refused to stick into my … [Read more...]

TV Review: Game of Thrones – Ep. 6: Blood of My Blood

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The previous five episodes of Game of Thrones have been full pedal to the metal, but "Blood of My Blood" eases up a bit on the gas to take stock of where everyone is. That's not to say that nothing happens in this episode, on the contrary a lot goes on, but we all … [Read more...]

Movie Review: X-Men: Apocalypse

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I can already tell that X-Men: Apocalypse is going to be somewhat unfairly judged. There are a few reasons this is the case, but before we get to that, let's go over the film shall we? X-Men: Apocalypse starts off in ancient Egypt, where the titular character … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Alice Through The Looking Glass

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I'll have to be honest, I haven't read Lewis Carol's Alice Through the Looking Glass since I was in elementary school, so I had to refresh my memory about how James Bobin's follow-up to Tim Burton's 2010 film took place. When I saw the Disney sequel last night at an … [Read more...]

TV Review: Game of Thrones – Episode 5: The Door

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This could be one of the most emotionally charged episodes of Game of Thrones this season. It is also more proof that showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff are no longer content to spin the wheels, and are charging full speed ahead. Absent this week's Game of … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Nice Guys

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Shane Black all but invented the miss-matched partner buddy detective genre with Lethal Weapon, and then really honed it with his directorial debut Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which helped revitalize Robert Downey Jr.'s career before Iron Man. It should be no surprise … [Read more...]