NFL Films Goes All In with the ARRI Amira

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Sports Documentarians drop film completely By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well, NFL Films is now just a name. Because starting with the 2014 season, the company founded by Ed Sabol to chronicle the great American sport on 16mm film will be shooting exclusively with ARRI Amira digital cinema … [Read more...]

New Star Wars Rebels Short Released

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I swore to myself after the disappointing Star Wars prequel trilogy that I would never again let the hype machine-- especially if it was for Star Wars-- get to me. Apparently I'm really bad at keeping that promise since I've already started dreaming about Star … [Read more...]

Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo dead at 96

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Veteran broadcaster Don Pardo, the seldom-seen, booming-voiced announcer for NBC's television sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" for nearly 40 years, died on Monday aged 96, the New York Times and other media reported. Pardo's death at his home in Tucson, Arizona, … [Read more...]

Is Jenna Coleman Leaving Doctor Who This Christmas?

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Sources cite mutual decision to leave the TARDIS By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Man, there's nothing like news of change to really get the buzz going before the premiere of a new season ... especially if the show is Doctor Who. Known for its creative revolving cast door, the 50-year-old British … [Read more...]

Chevy Shoots Commercial With Amazing Sony a7s Rigs

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It was only a matter of time before Madison Avenue would take notice of the high performance 4K Sony α7s and shoot a commercial with it. And why not? We've seen commercials using the iPhone, but with these rigs, would anyone really know you're shooting with a … [Read more...]

Actress Debbie Reynolds to receive SAG lifetime honor

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Debbie Reynolds, the star of such enduring Hollywood films as "Singin' in the Rain" and "How the West Was Won," will be honored with a lifetime achievement award by her peers, the Screen Actors Guild said on Monday. Reynolds, 82, will be given the accolade at the acting … [Read more...]

Beetlejuice 2 Is Coming Back From The Dead

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Beetlejuice 2 is being resurrected from cinematic limbo with an official release date reportedly on the way. Original stars Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton have previously spoken about the sequel, with director Tim Burton and writer Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows) … [Read more...]

Are Katee Sackhoff And Marvel Planning A Film, Or Not?

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And why fans of the Battlestar Galactica star are saying YES PLEASE! By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Rumors have been flying fast and loose about Marvel considering Longmire and Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackhoff as Ms. Marvel for an upcoming movie. And with Marvel Comics recently moving to … [Read more...]

Discovery’s Shark Week Gets Panned For More Phony Documentaries

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Experts Claims Producers Lied to get their interviews By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In spite of a 27-year-long legacy that is Discovery Channel's "Shark Week," and the cool shots of a a shark attacking an underwater drone, the cable channel is getting excoriated by shark experts saying that … [Read more...]

SyFy’s Childhood’s End Miniseries Taps Director

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Growing up, some of my favorite novels came from the A, B, C's of science fiction-- that is, Asimov, Bradbury, and Clarke. The Foundation series by Isaac Asimov is my all time favorite science fiction series but when it comes to single novels, nothing tops my … [Read more...]

Which Marvel Characters May Cameo in Ant-Man? Spoilers!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Ant-Man is one of the longest in development Marvel films to date and has gone through some recent, let's say, upheavals. Director Edgar Wright had been developing the film with screenwriter Joe Cornish for almost a decade, until he abruptly left due to creative … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – The Muppets Take On Beastie Boys!

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) I think we can all agree that The Muppets being back is a great thing, and I know we all love their cover songs, including Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. Well, this isn't a cover song, but three Muppets (Swedish Chef, Animal, and Beaker, basically the three Muppets who … [Read more...]

LookFX Closes Doors, Mass Market Takes Over Staff and Load

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Even though they have plenty of work after a high-profile release in Noah, visual effects company LookFX is calling it quits. This make it the latest in an unending series of visual effects companies falling victim to the ongoing crisis that Hollywood and California … [Read more...]

Veronica Mars Spin-Off Webseries Reunites The Entire Cast

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There are some television series that arrive and are then gone before their time. Firefly, Pushing Daisies, and Veronica Mars all fall under that umbrella, but the latter of those has had a knack for coming back to life. Back in 2013, series star Kristen Bell … [Read more...]

Mark Hodge On Robin Williams’ Defining Work

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(By Mark Hodge) The reason why there has been such an outpouring of disbelief and emotion over the passing of Robin Williams is simple – he was unbelievably talented and left such a wide variety of work, which touched people of all ages across the globe. Yesterday, doddleNEWS' Brock Cooper … [Read more...]

Watch the Star Wars Rebels Short Film

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Star Wars Rebels premieres this fall By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Star Wars is slowly starting to build momentum in it's new lease on life under the Disney banner. While Lucasfilm was still making Star Wars-related merchandise and media (I'm just now getting into Star Wars: The Clone … [Read more...]

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