A Geek’s Reaction to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Trailer


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm a fan of the Lord of the Rings saga both in film and book form. I've read both it and The Hobbit, and even some of the extra books such as the Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales. Of them, The Hobbit is by far my favorite book. It's a short, fast paced … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction To As Above/So Below Extended Red-Band Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There are types of films that I am not a fan of. Horror movies can be pretty dumb, and not in a fun way (see: Thankskilling for a hilariously awful horror film), while found footage shaky-cam movies tend to be pretty obnoxious. As Above/So Below is a shaky-cam … [Read more...]

Keaton on form in Venice festival opener “Birdman”


By Michael Roddy - VENICE (Reuters) Michael Keaton opened the 71st Venice Film Festival on Wednesday starring in "Birdman" as a washed-up actor of superhero movies trying to make a comeback, a bit like the former "Batman" star himself who gives the festival an opening lift. The film by Mexican … [Read more...]

Amazon’s Twitch Acquisition Points To Niche-Oriented Content Plan

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Provides easy access to game purchases By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As the news broke yesterday that Amazon was buying Twitch, it seemed a bit out of the ordinary. Amazon is an e-commerce portal that dabbles in streaming content. And with Amazon Prime expanding beyond streaming rentals to … [Read more...]

Gremlins 3 Will Be A Reboot, Not A Remake

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(By Mark Hodge doddleNEWS) The new Gremlins movie will be a “sequel style reboot” – and will be set 30-years after the original Steven Spielberg-produced, Joe Dante-directed classic. According to /Film, the project will not be a remake and will be developed by filmmaker Chris Columbus, … [Read more...]

Blade Runner 2 Will Shoot Before Prometheus Sequel

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ridley Scott has confirmed that he is ready to shoot Blade Runner 2, at the expense of Prometheus 2. The legendary director's next two projects are biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings (which will be released December 2014) and The Martian, starring Matt Damon … [Read more...]

Emmys TV audience drops to 15.6 million with Monday switch

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By Piya Sinha-Roy - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) After moving up a month and switching to a weekday evening, Monday's Primetime Emmy awards drew 15.6 million viewers, a drop from last year's Sunday night show despite a new host, a passionate kiss, and a touching tribute. This year's Emmy awards, which … [Read more...]

Netflix CCO Talks Marvel’s The Defenders TV Series

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Marvel Studios films of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, and the latest, Guardians of the Galaxy, have all been hits. Every single one has done phenomenally well in theaters, so it's no surprise the would decide to expand the Marvel Cinematic … [Read more...]

Fox Releases Behind-The-Scenes Videos for Gotham


New Fox TV series Gotham is just one of three DC Comics TV shows By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There is a general consensus among comic book fans: Marvel knows how to do comic book movies, while DC knows how to do comic book television shows. While I think the jury is still out on that, … [Read more...]

Vincent D’Onofrio Talks Daredevil, Kingpin, & How It All Ties Together Within The MCU

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the best casting choices I've seen for a television series was Marvel and Netflix casting Vincent D’Onofrio as the Kingpin for the Daredevil TV series -- a more perfect casting I couldn't have asked for. Screen Crush had a chance to sit down with … [Read more...]

Old Emmy favorites Breaking Bad, Modern Family top newcomers

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By Mary Milliken and Eric Kelsey - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) For all the talk about newcomers raising the game of television, the industry on Monday chose to bestow its top Emmys on the long-running shows "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" and long-time television actors who held off challenges from … [Read more...]

Game of Thrones Director Lobbying For Black Widow Movie


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's no secret that the world wants a Black Widow movie. And even though Marvel has decided that origin films aren't necessary anymore, the fact that Scarlett Johannson's Lucy has made over $200 million worldwide in just a few weeks, and is second only to … [Read more...]

Iconic ‘Jaws’-Style Henchman Wanted for Bond 24

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) James Bond producers are reportedly on the lookout for an iconic henchman – in the vein of classic baddies Oddjob and Jaws. Director Sam Mendes is currently developing the sequel following the critical and commercial success of Skyfall – which grossed over $1 … [Read more...]

Marvel Comics Ceases Big Hero 6 Publishing


Movie characters lose their own Graphic series By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In a strange twist of events, even though Disney (owner of Marvel) is moving full steam ahead with a movie adaptation of Big Hero 6, Marvel Comics has decided to stop publishing the series in comic book form ahead of … [Read more...]

George RR Martin To Kill More Characters In Game of Thrones

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Here lie spoilers! Proceed with caution! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If you're a fan of Game of Thrones and thought the death of Robb and Catelyn Stark was going to be the last time you would suffer having to watch your favorite character die then, to quote Tyrion "you've come to the wrong … [Read more...]

Whedon, Feige Talk Hulkbuster & Ultron, Plus Avengers 3 Title Revealed?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the biggest movies of next year is The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The first Avengers film was so well received and did such phenomenal business at the box office, that a sequel was a no brainer. Just like the first Avengers, the sequel brings together Thor, … [Read more...]

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