Mid-Level Films In Danger of Extinction

Steven Soderbergh

"The film business has changed. They want you to make it for no money ..." By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) What do Spike Lee, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch, Francis Ford Coppola, and John Waters all have in common? With nearly 200 years of combined filmmaking experience, covering hundreds of … [Read more...]

Marvel Shortlists 3 Actors To Play Doctor Strange’s Ancient One

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Will join Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the rumored repeated mantras coming out of Marvel Studios these days is "No origin stories." I would add to that the reason for this is the Spider-Man/Man of Steel effect, where their origins are so well … [Read more...]

If J.K. Rowling Isn’t Releasing New Harry Potter Stories, What Is Being Released?

J.K. Rowling

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Over the past week, there were stories that twelve new short stories set in the Harry Potter universe would be written by series author J.K. Rowling, and released during each of the 12 days leading up to Christmas. The official site Pottermore denied that … [Read more...]

Screenwriting 101: Creating Suspense and Tension

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) Every screenplay, no matter the genre, needs some type of suspense to keep the viewer interested for the duration. Without suspense and tension, the film can drag on like a beached whale. Will they get there in time to save the girl? It’s that moment when they grab … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro CC 101 Part 6: Setting Yourself Up For A Successful Edit


Premiere Pro suffers from the same problem that Final Cut Pro suffered from, and when I say that, I mean it in the nicest possible way. FCP let you cut with any format and any frame rate, and for many people, this is where things fell off the tracks a bit. These days, most people are editing with … [Read more...]

King Kong Movie ‘Skull Island’ Moves To 2017 With New Title


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Legendary Pictures is the king at continuously producing big-budget genre films. Both Pacific Rim and Godzilla are giant monster films they've brought to the big screen, and now they're adding a third film to the Kaiju genre. At the Legendary panel during the San … [Read more...]

Sony Won’t Suspend Filming Despite Cyber Attack, Spectre Script Stolen


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sony Pictures Entertainment has not suspended all of its productions due to the hacking crisis, contrary to recent reports. Deadline has confirmed that projects such as Bond film, Spectre, will stick to their schedules, despite the company having thousands of emails … [Read more...]

Jonathan Frakes Wants To Direct Star Trek 3

Riker Jonathan Frakes Star Trek: The Next Generation

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) After Roberto Orci left the director's chair for Star Trek 3 vacant, a fan campaign started on Twitter hashtagged #BringInRiker, by fans of the franchise to bring in someone from its past. Jonathan Frakes played Commander William T. Riker in Star Trek: The Next … [Read more...]

Seagate Ships 8TB Hard Drives For Archiving


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well, it's not sexy as a Panasonic GH4 or a Blackmagic URSA, but Seagate has announced a new line of high capacity, low performance hard drives that they have designed specifically for archival use. Can 4K-friendly drives be next? … [Read more...]

Will Guardians of the Galaxy Crossover With The Avengers? James Gunn Speaks!

Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In October, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige took the stage, and released the slate for Marvel's Phase: Three films, all the way to 2019. At the end of the next phase, we'll be getting Avengers: Infinity War parts 1 and 2, which sounds like it'll be the Marvel … [Read more...]

Ridley Scott On Prometheus 2 And Blade Runner 2


Updates on Blade Runner 2 and the Prometheus sequel By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Ridley Scott has made some of the most influential films of modern times. Two of his films, Alien and Blade Runner, have gone on to become some of the biggest underpinnings of modern science fiction. After more … [Read more...]

App Promises The Holy Grail Of Mobile Filmmaking… Rack Focus


And iPhocus really works By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Mobile filmmakers are often frustrated by the fact that depth of field is all too often lost on their smartphones. There are many times when a good rack focus would make a shot more dramatic, if not artsy. However, while the state of the … [Read more...]

Edgar Ramirez To Co-Star With Jennifer Lawrence In David O. Russell’s ‘Joy’

edgar ramirez

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Edgar Ramirez is set to play Jennifer Lawrence's next leading man in David O. Russell's Joy. THR is reporting that the Wrath of the Titans actor is in advanced talks over the role of the central character's womanizing husband. The film is the true story of  Miracle … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Names Revealed In Trading Cards!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) At the end of last month, we finally got our first look at the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens film set to debut at the end of 2015. While we finally got to see John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac in their roles, not to mention an unknown cloaked character … [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...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – How It Should Have Ended Bonus Bundle

HISHE Bonus Bundle How It Should Have Ended

By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) I love the cartoons from our friends over at How It Should Have Ended, and the first one I saw was how the original Superman with Christopher Reeve should've ended. I run them as Friday's Funny Features, from time to time, and I discovered they sometimes have unused … [Read more...]

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