The Actor Neil Gaiman Thinks Should Play The Sandman


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the most unfilmable comic book series of all time -- after David Mack's Kabuki, in my humble opinion -- is The Sandman by Neil Gaiman and an amazing group of artists. Over the years, there have been many attempts to bring it to the big screen, and every … [Read more...]

Sony Cancels The Interview, The Terrorists Won

No The Interview

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I get pretty serious about films. I've been in heated arguments about classic movies with other film lovers, but never have I seen something quite like the hacking of Sony Pictures over The Interview with James Franco and Seth Rogen. Guys, it's just a … [Read more...]

Peter Jackson Might Be Up For More Tolkien Films


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In the end, The Hobbit trilogy has wrapped up pretty well. While I still maintain that it is an inferior series compared to The Lord Of The Rings, when seen as one eight-plus hour film, it stands up pretty well. Now that both The Hobbit and The Lord of the … [Read more...]

Boris FX Acquires Imagineer Systems

boris fx mocha

Strategic Merger Seeks to Expand Mocha outreach By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Boris FX has made quite a splash during the computerized filmmaking revolution, thanks to its revolutionary visual effects and motion tracking plugins. Imagineer Systems has done the same with their Mocha tracking … [Read more...]

Doddle’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide – Mobile Filmmaking Apps

Vizzywig 4K app

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's that time of year. Time for doddleNEWS' Holiday Gift Guide series for 2014. This year, we're going to start off with mobile filmmaking apps. These apps that can help your budding filmmakers to up their game and to improve the quality of their filmmaking in the … [Read more...]

Here’s The Star Trek 3 Director Short List!


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Until recently, it seemed like writer/producer Roberto Orci was attached to helm of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek 3. All of a sudden and completely out of the blue, pre-production was stopped and Orci was kicked out of (or vacated) the directors chair with … [Read more...]

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

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Bilbo

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...]

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

Image courtesy David Sifry

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...]

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...]

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...]

HBO Scuttles In-House Streaming, Farms Out HBO GO


Appears to be punitive action towards CTO By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With HBO planning to launch a standalone streaming service come Spring, now is not the time to start from square one. But it looks like that is exactly what they're planning to do by scuttling their in house project code … [Read more...]

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