Interview: Afia Nathaniel & Her Award-Winning Film, Dukhtar – Part 1

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Photo credit: Armughan Hassan

"We took risks doing things in a way that is not done in our part of the world." - Afia Nathaniel By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNews) Selected as Pakistan's Official Entry for the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film category, Dukhtar¬†(translation: Daughter) is a highly charged drama about … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature: Honest Trailer – Avengers: Age Of Ultron


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Avengers: Age of Ultron opened back in early May, and we've already had a two-parter How It Should Have Ended (see both here), and now that the mega-sequel is on digital download and Blu-ray, our friends over at Screen Junkies present to us, Honest Trailer: … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Luke Skywalker

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(Editor's note: This was one our most popular stories, and since it's Mark Hamill's birthday, we wanted to share it with you!) By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) Mark Hamill was only 25 when he swung his first light saber, and some would say that it was the highlight of his career. The Jedi turns … [Read more...]

Why You Should Write A Short Film


By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) Every writer wants to write a feature movie that makes its way to the silver screen and wins an Oscar. Once you actually start the process and you realize it's not that easy, you end up being satisfied with a call back and a lifting of the restraining order by that … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Honest Trailers: Furious 7


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Furious 7 is now available in a special extended edition Blu-ray and digital download, so it's appropriate for Friday's Funny Feature to have the Honest Trailer from our friends at Screen Junkies. Have a great weekend! … [Read more...]

You May Be Able To Stream All Six Star Wars Movies On Netflix Soon


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the benefits of having an multi-year deal with Disney, in the year that Star Wars returns to the big screen, is that chances are, you'll be able to stream a few original Star Wars TV series. And maybe, just maybe, the original movies themselves. That's the hint … [Read more...]

IMAX To Start Producing Original Content


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) IMAX has become the little big projection system that could. What started off as a very niche large format platform, has become an integral component of big budget Hollywood films. Some tentpole films even go as far to shoot scenes specifically for the 70mm format … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Bat Blood: Batman V Superman / Bad Blood Parody


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With rumors that WB wants more Dark Knight and less Man of Steel in Batman V Superman, our friends over at How It Should Have Ended came up with Bat Blood, a parody of Dawn of Justice and the Taylor Swift song, Bad Blood. There's a lot of pop culture movie and TV … [Read more...]

Danny Boyle Confirms Trainspotting Sequel Will Be His Next Film


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Danny Boyle has confirmed that his next project will be Trainspotting sequel, Porno. The Oscar winning filmmaker revealed to Deadline that original cast members Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle have all agreed to star. He … [Read more...]

Kevin Feige Almost Quit When Marvel’s Civil War Caused A Marvel Civil War


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Big changes behind the scenes happened at Marvel Studios in the past week, which ended with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige no longer reporting to Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter, and instead report directly to Disney chief Alan Horn. After being given … [Read more...]

Joaquin Phoenix On Turning Down Blockbusters, Such As Doctor Strange

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Screen heavyweight Joaquin Phoenix thinks blockbuster movies neglect character development in favour of action set pieces. The Master actor was reportedly in talks with Marvel about playing Doctor Strange before Benedict Cumberbatch took the role.¬†Speaking with Time … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Transporter Refueled


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the very first things Ed Skrein says in The Transporter Refueled is, "I mean, as soon as they come up with something, they come up with something else. Makes you wonder if they will have no use for guys like me." We can only dream that this is so for the … [Read more...]

Steven Spielberg: Superhero Films Will Eventually Die

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Superhero films are huge business for Hollywood. Everyone is jumping on board after Marvel Studios has had success after success with no signs of slowing down, with at least seven films coming out in 2016, from Marvel, DC Comics, and Fox's X-Men films. But is … [Read more...]

Force Friday! Get Your Own BB-8 From Star Wars: The Force Awakens & More!


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm not much of a collector but I. WANT. ONE. BB-8 is the droid that instantly captured the hearts and minds of Star Wars fans in a way that hasn't happened since the original trilogy introduced us to R2-D2. And this is all with only seeing a few shots of the … [Read more...]

Marvel Cancels Creative Committee; Kevin Feige Consolidates Control Over Films


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel Studios has had an extraordinary track record at the box office. They've produced hit after hit since the original Iron Man in 2008, and even the less successful films are still a hit in their own right. But the MCU's track record in regards to diversity … [Read more...]

Hulu Offers Commercial-Free Subscription; Signs Deal With Epix


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Back in July, we heard murmurs from Hulu that they was exploring the possibility of offering a commercial-free subscription plan, and now they've officially made that a reality. Hulu already offers a premium service called Hulu-Plus, with limited commercials, at … [Read more...]