Movie Review: Creed


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Let's not mince words, Creed is Rocky rebooted for today's audiences. It follows the similar underdog beats on the surface, and writer/director Ryan Coogler goes in with an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" story that borrows from the original. And you know … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I just need to get this pun out of the way: The Good Dinosaur is a good dinosaur movie. It's not great, it's not terrible, it's just good. For a Pixar movie, that's a bit of a let down, but I also think that this is the first Pixar film I know of that has been … [Read more...]

Vin Diesel Announces Fourth Riddick Film, Plus TV Series


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When I think Vin Diesel and franchises, I usually think of Universal's mega-successful Fast & Furious series. However, the actor has also been in three films from David Twohy's Chronicles of Riddick series where he plays the titular character. Riddick has … [Read more...]

Fox Quietly Cancels Fantastic Four 2 Release Date


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In a move that surprises absolutely no one, 20th Century Fox has quietly changed the release date of Fantastic Four 2 from July 9, 2017 to possibly never. While Fox said they were still committed to making the sequel, after critical and box office disaster of the … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction To The Captain America: Civil War Trailer

captain america: civil war promo art

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It's been called The Avengers 2.5, since it draws upon a huge list of Marvel heroes (Captain America, Iron Man, Falcon, Black Widow, War Machine, Black Panther, Bucky Barnes, and more), and is arguably the most anticipated movie of 2016. And now, we have the first … [Read more...]

Why George Lucas Moved On From Star Wars

Darth Vader melted helmet

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) George Lucas is a bit of a polarizing figure for Star Wars fans. He's the man that created the universe that so many of us love, but he was able to afford to do what he wanted, he financed and directed the prequel trilogy. I think Simon Pegg said it best when … [Read more...]

Christopher McQuarrie To Direct Mission Impossible 6


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Christopher McQuarrie is set to become the first filmmaker to direct two Mission: Impossible movies. The Oscar winner helmed the fifth installment in the long running franchise, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which was critically acclaimed and grossed an … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Made $50 Million In Pre-Sales


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Disney and Lucasfilm made a splash when they announced pre-sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens a few weeks back. That splash turned into a tidal wave that knocked out multiplex websites and servers recently, as the entire Star Wars fandom tried to get … [Read more...]

Robert Carlyle: Trainspotting 2 Script One of the Best

Robert Carlyle Trainspotting

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Film fans around the world can hardly contain their excitement about the long awaited Trainspotting 2 – but it seems none more so than star Robert Carlyle . Following director Danny Boyle's revelation that Trainspotting 2 will shoot next summer, 20 years after … [Read more...]

VOD Movie Review: 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

Parents Ron Davis, Lucia McBath at rally

On November 23, 2012, aka Black Friday, many people went out shopping. But one man went out shooting. By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Perhaps Michael Dunn misunderstood the term "Black Friday." Perhaps he didn't know that its origins harkened back to the 1960s, when the Philadelphia Police … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With Mockingjay — Part 2, the Hunger Games film saga has come to a conclusion. I'm going to try to wrap my head around this film and the franchise as a whole which is going to be extremely difficult for various reasons that I'll get into. The Hunger Games has … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Katniss vs. Hermione Rap Battle


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Two of the biggest literary and cinematic franchises in the past 15+ years has been Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. Though Harry's last film was in 2011, we're getting a sequel stage play and next year, a prequel movie in Fantastic Beasts. With The Hunger Games, … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Brooklyn

Saoirse Ronan as Eilis, Emory Cohen as Tony. Photo by Kerry Brown, © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

Could Brooklyn be considered a forebear to screenwriter Nick Hornby's earlier film, An Education? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Brooklyn's Eilis ("eye-lish"), played by Saoirse Ronan, undertakes an arduous sea voyage from her Irish homeland to America. But it's the voyage from girlhood to … [Read more...]

Tomb Raider Reboot Gets Director & Writer


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The new Tomb Raider reboot is moving ahead at breakneck speed. The project, which has been in development for five years now, has a writer and a director attached - meaning a production start date can't be far away. THR reports that Norwegian director Roar Uthaug … [Read more...]

How The Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe Will Work

Dracula Untold

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Shared universes are all the rage in Hollywood right now but so far, only Marvel is really producing films that exist in one. That'll soon change as Transformers, Star Wars, and DC Comics films start rolling out. Universal is also getting in on the action by … [Read more...]

Bruce Willis, Mark Millar Respond To Fan’s Die Hard Pitch Ad


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Die Hard fan and independent filmmaker Eric D. Wilkinson recently took out a full page advertisement in The Hollywood Reporter to pitch an idea for the upcoming Die Hard: Year One film currently in development. In the pitch, Wilkinson suggests dropping the … [Read more...]