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...]

The Top 5 Roles Of The Legendary Robin Williams

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) The entire nation is in mourning over the death of one of the most prolific entertainers that ever existed. It's sad to think that Robin Williams may have taken his own life without knowing how much of a positive impact he had on just about everyone. He had the unique … [Read more...]

The Inhumans Might be Next on Marvel’s Radar

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If you thought that Marvel would keep it safe after their hugely successful gamble on Guardians of the Galaxy, you would be sadly mistaken. Probably. Seems to be that Marvel Studios is fast tracking The Inhumans for a possible Phase: Three release in the Marvel … [Read more...]

Actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89: Bogart Estate

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By Bill Trott (Reuters) Lauren Bacall, the sultry actress with the heavy-lidded eyes and husky voice who captured Humphrey Bogart's heart both on and off the movie screen, died on Tuesday at the age of 89. "With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing … [Read more...]

Conan O’Brien Breaks The News Of Robin Williams’ Death [Video]

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Many, many people, from fans to those in the film and TV industry, have been paying tribute to Robin Williams, who passed away yesterday. Conan O'Brien broke the news on his show yesterday (they film early), and he, Andy Richter, and guest Will Arnett salute the … [Read more...]

Actor Robin Williams Dead of Apparent Suicide

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Actor struggled with depression By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The news has just broken that actor-comedian Robin Williams was found dead today of an apparent suicide. He leaves behind a wife and three children. Williams burst on the scene in the late 70's as a guest of the popular ABC sitcom … [Read more...]

Constantine TV Series Could Crossover Into Guillermo Del Toro’s Justice League Dark

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Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro offers an update on his Justice League Dark film By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel has been building its cinematic universe since the first Iron Man hit screens back in 2008. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have been playing catch up with the … [Read more...]

DirecTV Announces 4K Video On Demand

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First step towards streaming in ultra high definition By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the things holding 4K back has been a lack of programming and content. Netflix got the ball rolling earlier this year by streaming of House of Cards and other original series in 4K, and they plan on … [Read more...]

Moffat Says Peter Jackson Directing Doctor Who Is Probable

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Discussions have gotten serious By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Traveling around the world to hype the premiere of Series 8 of Doctor Who, writer-showrunner Steven Moffat says that Peter Jackson directing an episode of the 50-year-old British Sci-Fi series is more than just a dream for both … [Read more...]

Moffat Plans More Doctor Who Episodes Than Ever

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British seasons traditionally run shorter By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Having a 22-episode-per-season order here in the U.S. is nothing special. But in the Great Britain, that's nearly an eternity. The BBC likes its variety and actors like the freedom to be in different shows during the same … [Read more...]

J. Michael Straczysnki Says Babylon 5 Reboot Is Coming

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Reboot to give new life to 90s series By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Comic-Con wouldn't the same without science fiction writer J. Michael Straczysnki having to field questions about the fate of his 90's syndicated television series Babylon 5. And what usually followed was a diatribe complaining … [Read more...]

Visual Effects Artists Want Tariffs To Stop Runaway Production Work

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Trade sanctions and tariffs suggested in combating runaway post production By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When it comes to the visual effects crisis hitting Hollywood, there have been several common sense solutions which some believe can off-set the loss of VFX jobs overseas. But some are of the … [Read more...]

California State Senator Threatens to Scuttle Runaway Production Tax Credit

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's no secret that Hollywood has been struggling with a plague of runaway productions that has reached a crisis, especially in the visual effects industry. And with an inability compete with foreign and out of state subsidies, the hopes of local filmmakers were … [Read more...]

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