Movie Review: Transcendence

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Even very talented people are prone to error, Hollywood consistently proves that phenomena. In fact, a movie like Transcendence would never have been produced, if it wasn't for the big names blinded by a script which fails to transcend the limitations of its own … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Sometimes the Marvel universe isn't as Marvelous as we've come to expect. While Captain America: The Winter Soldier packs more punch – literally – than most comic-based action movies, it could have been far more enjoyable if there had been a compelling story … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Sabotage

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) It must be nice to have such international box office cred that no amount of flops can, um, Sabotage your career. But even considering Arnold Schwarzenegger's earlier sewage such as 1999's End of Days or 1996's Jingle All the Way, this one's a doozy. In this … [Read more...]

Need For Speed Movie Review

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I love Breaking Bad, and Aaron Paul was just phenomenal on that show and so I was curious to see what he would go on to next. But the idea of him making a film adaptation of famous racing video game Need For Speed, was not what I expected and almost felt out of … [Read more...]

Glasgow Film Festival Movie Review: Northwest

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) One of the best films I have seen at this year's Glasgow Film Festival is Danish crime drama Northwest. Directed by Michael Noer, the story centers on impoverished teenager Casper (Gustav Dyekjær Giese) whose inability to cut ties with an Arab gang of thieves (who … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Wind Rises

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Sometimes The Wind Rises soars. Yet, on the other wing, it often crashes to earth. Due to the film's tepid story, flat characters and achingly slow pace, while the wind does indeed rise ... it also blows. One of the constant themes mentioned throughout the … [Read more...]

Glasgow Film Festival Movie Review – Two Lives

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) My first screening at the 10th annual Glasgow Film Festival was Germany's entry for this year's Foreign Language Oscar, Two Lives. Directed by George Mass, the backdrop to the film is the aftermath of World War II, where Norwegian children fathered by Nazi soldiers … [Read more...]

Movie Review: 3 Days to Kill

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) In 3 Days to Kill, Kevin Costner's semi-retired CIA agent Ethan is forced into a Faustian bargain: if he agrees to go back into the field for one last mission, he'll receive injections of an experimental drug that just might cure his cancer. However, the drug's … [Read more...]

Movie Review – RoboCop

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Filmmaker José Padilha’s RoboCop remake is a fun movie, and I didn’t hate it. I want to say that upfront, because I was a huge RoboCop (1987) fan in the 80s and early 90s. More on that later. The problems I have with the 2014 RoboCop is it is inconsistent with … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Monuments Men

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) George Clooney directs and co-writes The Monuments Men, based on a true story in which seven middle-aged art historians, scholars and architects were tasked with the mission of recovering millions of pieces of art and cultural items stolen by the Third Reich. Far … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Labor Day

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) What Knocked Up did for pudgy slacker potheads, Labor Day is now doing for escaped convicts. (Note to wardens everywhere: After viewing this film, battalions of lovelorn ladies may be battering down your prison gates.) Granted, Josh Brolin's Frank Chambers is … [Read more...]

Movie Review – Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Good, bad or indifferent, film reboots/reimaginings inadvertently entertain. With each new production, the audience can't help but play a game of compare and contrast. Television series notwithstanding, which actor's interpretation of an iconic action hero is … [Read more...]

Her: A Spike Jonze Love Story

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By Laura Blum (doddleNEWS) As believers can attest, God need not appear in the flesh to be the number one relationship in their lives. Surely what goes for Him can go for Her. The heroine of Spike Jonze's new film is as disembodied as The Almighty and potentially about as omniscient. What's not … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Before the rise of the economic echelon currently referred to as the one percent, there was Jordan Belfort... the one percent of the one percent. Director Martin Scorsese is at it again, intertwining his The Wolf of Wall Street into a Manhattan that we've never … [Read more...]

Movie Review: American Hustle

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Think Casino meets The Grifters, shot through with a hefty dose of the off-kilter ... and that's American Hustle. Between the surprisingly wacky performances and a twisty screenplay bristling with wit, soaked to a fare-thee-well in the pop culture explosion of the … [Read more...]

Movie Review – The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug reviewed By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) My own experience with Peter Jackson's screen adaptations of J.R.R Tolkien’s classic novels has been mixed. While I have enjoyed some installments (The Fellowship of the Rings), others, such as Return of the King … [Read more...]

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