Director Mike Nichols – A Star That Shined Bright

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) Every so often, the world if given a gift in the form a person with such diversity of talents, that they soar to heights few others have ever experienced. Mike Nichols was one of those rare people, and with his death, the world has lost one the brightest lights of … [Read more...]

Here We Go Again – Dish Goes to War with CBS

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Turner, CNN Networks also to get dropped over carriage fee dispute By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I don't know about you, but I'm getting pretty darned tired of the digital brinkmanship being displayed by broadcasters and carriers over licensing fees. Last year it was CBS and Time Warner Cable … [Read more...]

Streaming TV Series Review: Transparent

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Transparent streams on Amazon Prime By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Let’s say your family is gathering en masse for the upcoming holidays – and let’s say that after the fourth football game and the third mash-up of the Thanksgiving leftovers, it’s agreed that there’s been enough … [Read more...]

Legendary Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The German-born U.S. director, Mike Nichols died today at 83 of cardiac arrest. Nichols was nominated for the Oscars for his work on Working Girl, The Remains of the Day, Silkwood, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and he won the Oscar for The Graduate. To this … [Read more...]

Netflix Picks Up Longmire

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Season 4 Will Stream in 2015 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When I first heard that the A&E cowboy police drama Longmire was canceled, my first thought was "no way, that can't be true." Longmire was one of A&E's highest rated dramas, and yet the cable broadcaster pulled the plug after … [Read more...]

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Producer Reveals Blue Alien Race

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) For any Marvel fans looking forward to the new season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – please look away now... SPOILER ALERT! Executive producer of the ABC show Jeffrey Bell has revealed, via TVGuide.com, that the race of the mysterious blue alien from the first … [Read more...]

doddleTALKS Tech Episode 29: Traveling Through Time With Travis Richey

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) How does an actor parlay a bit role on Yahoo's Community into his own web series with the blessing of Doctor Who and the BBC? Travis Richey, who played Inspector Spacetime, joins us on doddleTALKS Tech, to discuss how fans of his character practically created his … [Read more...]

Changes Coming For Doctor Who Series 9

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But there is one thing that won't change... Moffat will return as Showrunner By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you've been following along with me watching series 8 of Doctor Who this season, you know that when the TARDIS is in trouble, it begins to gong. And in my opinion, it's been gonging all … [Read more...]

Oculus Rift Could Pave The Way For Virtual Reality Feature Films

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Facebook Looking to Expand Capability to Cinema By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A few weeks back I experienced the Oculus Rift as it took me to Saturn to float around in the Endurance, the ship used in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. Even though the resolution and audio was a bit lacking, the … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Series 8: James DeRuvo’s Retrospective

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The Season was hit and miss, sad to say By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Coming this Christmas, many look forward to three things... Christmas Morning with presents, caroling, and decorations; visiting family; and Doctor Who. The annual Christmas Special has become as much a part of the holidays … [Read more...]

Amazon Studios Announces New Pilot Line-Up

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Seven Pilots will Vie for Viewer Attention By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Amazon Studios announced their 2015 slate of pilots, which includes comedies, hour long dramas, and even a documentary series. But what has always been interesting about how Amazon greenlights their original series faire … [Read more...]

Studio Executives Foresee Challenging Times For Cable’s Future

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Streaming may bring an end to cable channel growth By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With more people cutting the cable and getting their entertainment options from the Internet via sites like Netflix, cable growth for the next ten years is expected continue to wain, according to NBCUniversal CEO … [Read more...]

Writer/Producer Jonathan Nolan Adapting Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series For HBO

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I was a voracious reader as a child and the genre of book that I loved reading most was science-fiction. I grew up with the ABC's of sci-fi, that is, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and Arthur C. Clarke. Of those three authors, my favorite book series was Asimov's The … [Read more...]

Bruce Campbell To Reprise Ash Character In Evil Dead TV Series!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Shop smart! Shop S-Mart! During the San Diego Comic-Con, some of the big news out of Sam Raimi was that they were working on an Evil Dead television show starring THE Bruce Campbell. Raimi and Campbell have gone back and forth on Evil Dead 4 (aka, Army of … [Read more...]

Reviews Of Ridley Scott’s Halo: Nightfall Aren’t Very Positive

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First Episode of XBox Series Goes Big, But Falls Short By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With Halo 5: Guardians due out next year, Microsoft and 343 Industries are hyping the next chapter in the Halo Saga, with a prequel miniseries that tells a story between Halo 4 and 5. The goal is it will get … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Civil War Could Get Its Start On S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Guest stars of ABC Series Hint at Backstory for Film By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Has the Civil War already begun on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? It could very well be, if you take a good look at the guest stars and cast additions to the hit ABC Series. By adding Adrianne Palicki as … [Read more...]

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