A Geek’s Reaction: Star Wars Rebels Extended Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) A lot of people were fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and were bummed when that series was canceled. Lucasfilm and Disney hired the same creative team to work on a new computer animated series, Star Wars Rebels, based on the timeframe between Star Wars: Episode … [Read more...]

Venice film festival to kick off with black comedy ‘Birdman’

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ROME (Reuters) Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu opens this year's Venice film festival with the premier of "Birdman," a black comedy that heads a 55-strong selection leaning heavily towards war and recession, festival director Alberto Barbera said on Thursday. As well as "Birdman", starring … [Read more...]

Sony Moves Up Sinister Six, Postponing The Amazing Spider-Man 3 To 2018

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Good news for Marvel fans hoping for a Sinister Six movie to get the green light, after an uneasy week that prompted many to speculate that Sony's idea might just be dead, news has come out that the studio plans to postpone the The Amazing Spider-Man 3 until 2018, … [Read more...]

Comic-Con 2014: Preview Night Wrap-Up

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) On the eve of Comic-Con, known affectionately as Preview Night, was the 7th annual premiere of episodes of new shows from Warner Brothers Television. In particular, as we sat down in Ballroom 20, we were looking forward mostly to the pilot episode of The Flash, which … [Read more...]

Robert Downey Jr. Hints At Iron Man 4

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There are things you know will come back. Haley's Comet, tax time, and Marvel Studio's making another Iron Man film. Iron Man 3 did incredibly well at the box office, making about $1.2 billion, so the question of a fourth installment of the series isn't really a … [Read more...]

Seven arrested internationally in $1.6 million StubHub fraud

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By Karen Freifeld - NEW YORK (Reuters) Police arrested seven people tied to a $1.6 million (939,578 pounds) international fraud that used stolen credit cards to buy tickets through the StubHub online market to thousands of events, including Yankees baseball games, Broadway shows, and Jay-Z … [Read more...]

AT&T, Chernin Group close to deal to buy YouTube network Fullscreen

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) AT&T Inc and the Chernin Group are close to buying a majority slice of Fullscreen, in a deal that will value the popular YouTube video network at $200 million to $300 million, said tech blog Re/code, citing sources familiar with the target company. Otter Media, a joint … [Read more...]

Happy 75th Birthday, Batman!

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) It's Batman's 75th anniversary, and DC Comics is going all out to celebrate! From comics to TV shows to the early 1990s animated series to the films (including Michael Keaton and Tim Burton's take, which opened 25 years ago) to video games (the Arkham series comes … [Read more...]

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson To Play Shazam in Batman v Superman?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Another day, another actor is rumored to play a DC Comics superhero in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. So far we have Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, and Aquaman rumored to have a part in this film, and now we can add another name to that … [Read more...]

Details Emerge From Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) While Sony and Fox are trying to imitate Marvel and Warner Brothers' superhero tentpoles by expanding the Spider-Man and X-Men/Fantastic Four universes, respectively, Universal has its own monster plan to devour the worldwide box office. As we reported last week, … [Read more...]

The Imitation Game Trailer, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The cinematic appeal of World War 2 is unrelenting, and the latest subject to get the big screen treatment is genius code breaker Alan Turing and the fabled Enigma machine. The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch, as the unconventional hero, and judging by the … [Read more...]

Is Sony About To Scrap The Sinister Six?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following the lukewarm critical and commercial performance of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, rumors are flying around that all is not well at Sony. The studio had announced plans for two sequels, plus two spin-off movies centering around villains The Sinister Six and … [Read more...]

Gannett profit and revenue led by TV stations

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(Reuters) Newspaper and broadcast company Gannett Co reported higher revenue and earnings on Tuesday, benefiting from its acquisition of Belo's TV stations. The company said total second-quarter revenue increased 12.1 percent to $1.46 billion from a year earlier. Analysts on average were … [Read more...]

Comcast profit beats estimates on internet subscriber growth

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(Reuters) Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable operator, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong growth in high-speed internet subscribers. The company's shares rose 2 percent to $54.96 (32.2 pounds) in premarket trading on Tuesday. The stock has gained 3.6 percent so far … [Read more...]

Comcast, Lionsgate add more app content for film buyers

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(Reuters) Lionsgate Entertainment Corp will provide extra content through apps for dystopian thriller "Divergent" and other films to Comcast Corp customers who purchase digital versions of the film through Xfinity On Demand, the companies announced on Tuesday. The additional features are designed … [Read more...]

A Fox-Time Warner deal would give Murdoch new heft in China

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By Ronald Grover (Reuters) Rupert Murdoch's plan to buy Time Warner would help the Twenty-First Century Fox chairman make larger inroads in China, a fast-growing market that media moguls are finding hard to crack. Time Warner's board rejected Murdoch's $80 billion offer, but the Fox chairman is … [Read more...]

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