Mega Movie Review: The Hobbit Trilogy


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In my The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies review, I called the final film a satisfying conclusion to an uneven film series. I was fortunate enough to see it in conjunction with the previous two films in one sitting, and I can tell you, that this was the way it … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies is Peter Jackson's final journey into Middle Earth By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have had problems with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I'm a huge fan of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings films and … [Read more...]

Movie Review – Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In Exodus: Gods and Kings, you've got rivers of blood, plagues, locusts, the parting of the Red Sea, and being chased by the Pharaoh's army. There's a prince forced into exile after his secret parentage is revealed who comes back to lead his enslaved people to … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Wild

Reese Witherspoon in "Wild"

By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Wild? Or Mild? Given that the story is supposed to captivate us in its exploration of one woman's physical and emotional journey on a 3-month, 1,100-mile hike (adapted from Cheryl Strayed's bestselling 2012 memoir, "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Penguins Of Madagascar


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I haven't watched any of the Madagascar films. Or if I have, I don't recall watching them -- hey, I watch a LOT of movies, and I more often than not, forget what I've seen. The point is that my actual desire to watch the Penguins of Madagascar outside of reviewing … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Horrible Bosses 2

Horrible Bosses 2

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I feel like Hollywood wrote an unspoken rule about creating a sequel to a successful comedy movie: "Thou shalt always use the same jokes, but up the ante." Such is the case with Horrible Bosses 2, but fortunately it breaks the second unspoken rule about creating a … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Before seeing The Imitation Game, I knew roughly who Alan Turing was. I knew he was the man who built on of the earliest computers, and cracked the German's Enigma code during World War 2. Just to be clear, the movie is about much more than that – it is about a war … [Read more...]

Streaming Movie Review: Ida

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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) As Poland's official submission for the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film (currently considered the frontrunner), Ida should be required viewing for all budding filmmakers. Rather than relying on any preceding work that had been driven by the written … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Usually when you watch a film to review, the people who want to know how the film was want it to be boiled down to one of two statements. Either the film was good, or the film was bad. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 was just plain frustrating. I can … [Read more...]

Streaming TV Series Review: Transparent

Amy Landecker as Sarah, Jeffrey Tambor as Maura in "Transparent"

Transparent streams on Amazon Prime By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Let’s say your family is gathering en masse for the upcoming holidays – and let’s say that after the fourth football game and the third mash-up of the Thanksgiving leftovers, it’s agreed that there’s been enough … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Dumb And Dumber To

Dumb and Dumber To

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Dumb and Dumber To tried to pull off an impossible trick, bring the screwball comedy charm from the 1994 original to today's audience. There's a reason I called it an impossible trick, because ultimately the film fails on every level. After fooling his friend … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Jon Stewart’s Rosewater

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Considering Rosewater is Jon Stewart's first feature as a director, the satirist can be proud of his efforts. I was able to catch a screening at the BFI London Film Festival last month. Unfortunately it falls a little short when compared to other movies which deal … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Foxcatcher


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) I had a chance last month to see a potential awards contender at the BFI London Film Festival, Foxcatcher, which is from director Bennett Miller (Moneyball). Based on a true story, the film centers on an Olympic gold medal winning wrestler, Mark Schultz, played by … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Big Hero 6


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When Disney bought Marvel in 2009, they dug deep into the comic giant's catalog to find Big Hero 6. The animated film pays mostly only lip service to its source material, but that's just fine for everyone involved. While the comic book featured a state-sanctioned … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Theory Of Everything


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I am a huge nerd and unashamed of it. I grew up reading Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke and, yes, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time. It's my older brother's fault for getting me to watch Star Trek: The Next Generation (which Hawking has cameoed … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Interstellar

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This is going to be a very difficult film to review, because Interstellar is both an ambitious film, and not an ambitious film at all. It's very divisive among those who love it, and those who loathe it and there's very little middle ground -- whether that's … [Read more...]

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