Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) With superhero movies dominating blockbuster cinema, Sony is keen to make use of its sole Marvel property, Spider-Man. And while the studio is bravely looking to expand the series, by developing spin-off movies, judging by The Amazing Spider-Man 2, they along with … [Read more...]

Tribeca Film Review – TRAITORS: Engaging the Feminine Heroic

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Traitors film review at Tribeca, plus a podcast interview with the director and producer below By Christina Kotlar (doddleNEWS) Lead singer of punk rock band, Traitors, Malika (Chaimae Ben Acha) emulates Joe Strummer of the Clash, “I’m so bored with Morocco but what can I do?” as she … [Read more...]

Peter Jackson Renames Third Hobbit Chapter

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New title: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Written by James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Feeling that the original title of the third Hobbit film just isn't pertinent anymore to the vision he's been trying to craft (and by vision I mean taking the events that come in one book and mold them … [Read more...]

Cat’s Out of the Bag for ‘Every Secret Thing’ at Tribeca Film Festival

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By Christina Kotlar (doddleNEWS) World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Every Secret Thing is documentary filmmaker Amy Berg’s (Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis) narrative debut adapted by Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said, Please Give) from Laura Lippman’s 2003 novel. It features a … [Read more...]

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...]

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