Movie Review: 7 Chinese Brothers


The title is definitely quirky. But will this quirk ... work? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Per the press notes on 7 Chinese Brothers, writer/director Bob Byington stated that Olympia Dukakis "felt the part wasn't big enough for her." Oh my. Why she ever accepted the role in this … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Jurassic World

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Update: Jurassic World is back in IMAX theaters this weekend! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Going into Jurassic World, you only need to know one thing, it's not as good as the original. But no sequel to Jurassic Park could ever be as good, because it was such a cinematic revelation at the … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

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Does Guy Ritchie's big-screen adaptation of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. work? Read my review! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I missed the sixties entirely. Everything I know about the era I learned from The Who, Jimi Hendrix, The Wonder Years, and James Bond (possibly in that order). I'm only … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Straight Outta Compton

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Does Straight Outta Compton deliver the straight truth about the life and times of the seminal hip-hop group N.W.A.? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) A classic rags-to-riches celeb story, framed by the racial unrest of the mid-1980s, Straight Outta Compton delivers a hard punch in the face to … [Read more...]

VOD Movie Review: Welcome To Me


Welcome To Me: Kristen Wiig virtually wigs out in this strange, cinematic selfie: By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Kristen Wiig's Alice Kleig used to be in love with her television. An unrequited love, since whenever Alice hugged her TV, it never hugged back. But when Alice inadvertently ends … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Fantastic Four

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have not been a critic of Josh Trank's Fantastic Four and was actually cautiously optimistic about the film. It's had its detractors from day one, and I've gone out of my way to defend it with my usual "wait and see" policy. I am so, so sorry. Never in my … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The very first Mission: Impossible tried to be a serious take on the television series, which I really enjoyed. That got thrown out the window for the terrible second film directed by John Woo and has never looked back. That's more of an observation than it is a … [Read more...]

10 Worst Casting Choices in Film History


By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) When Irish actor Jamie Dornan was hired to take on the part of the hot and bothered Christian Grey in the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey, a huge portion of the book's 70 million followers loudly voiced their outrage. Dornan didn't have the right color eyes. … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Pixels


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) As a film reviewer, there are films that you go into knowing that you will either absolutely love it or hate it. Your review of the film will reflect that of your peers in either a positive or negative direction, adding to the peanut gallery chorus of praise or … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Marvel’s Ant-Man


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel makes superhero movies, and it does it incredibly well. Ant-Man is no different, and is yet another successful notch in the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, which seems to go from success to success without taking a breather. In some ways, this may … [Read more...]

VOD Movie Review: Danny Collins

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Though Al Pacino has been acting professionally for nearly half a century, he's never had the chance to play a rock star. Until now ... By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) With his theatrical scarves, open-necked silk shirts, and shaggy, slightly greasy hair, Al Pacino's Danny Collins is a … [Read more...]

Comic-Con 2015: TV Review – Lucifer Pilot


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Comic-Con / San Diego - I haven't been too excited for the upcoming television adaptation of Vertigo Comics' Lucifer. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the series, it was a spinoff from my favorite comic book series The Sandman (which itself is being … [Read more...]

Comic-Con 2015: Supergirl Pilot Review


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Comic-Con's Preview Night gave Supergirl fans a look at the upcoming TV show from CBS and Warner Bros. First, the plot: Kara Zor-El was sent to earth at the same time as her more famous cousin to protect him as he grew up. But as Krypton exploded, her ship was … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Terminator Genisys


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Arnold Schwarzenegger is back once again as the T-800 in a new Terminator film uttering a new catchphrase, "I'm old, but not obsolete." As much as I want to believe that, I think Hollywood should pause and ask whether that's true for the franchise. Terminator … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Ted 2


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Just like the original Ted, your mileage on how much you enjoy Ted 2 may vary. If you loved the original film, odds are you'll love Ted 2 about as much, but the opposite is also true: If you hated the first film, then odds are you won't like this one either. I … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Inside Out

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Our review of Inside Out. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm not prone to crying or even tearing up. I'm not a manly-man by any stretch of the imagination who spends his off hours as a lumberjack taking down trees (I am Canadian after all), it just takes a lot to make me well up. Unless … [Read more...]