Actor James Garner of ‘The Rockford Files’ dead at 86

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By Steve Gorman - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Actor James Garner, best known for his prime-time television roles as the wisecracking frontier gambler on "Maverick" and as an ex-con turned private eye on "The Rockford Files," has died at age 86, Los Angeles police confirmed early on Sunday. Garner, who … [Read more...]

New Cast Members Join Marvel’s Daredevil

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Daredevil, Marvel’s first of four Netflix series, will be hitting the streaming service come 2015. The cast has already started to fill in with Charlie Cox, as the man without fear while Elden Henson will be playing Matt Murdock’s best friend and business … [Read more...]

Roberto Orci Joins Lionsgate’s Power Rangers The Movie

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is a Pandora's box which Hollywood should never open. Of course, considering life is an endless chain of suffering and injustice, Lionsgate has done just that, and employed Roberto Orci, and his newly formed Sneaky Shark company, as … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – A Carless Police Chase!

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Friday's Funny Feature this week is from a couple of years ago, but still makes me laugh, especially the horrible 80's-style song. It's a clever Australian beer ad for Carlton Draught that makes fun of Hollywood police chases, only this one, involving robbers, is … [Read more...]

Stage actress Elaine Stritch dies at age 89: spokesman

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By Bill Trott and Eric Kelsey (Reuters) Elaine Stritch, whose husky voice and brassy demeanor dominated stages from New York's Broadway to London's West End in a career of more than 60 years, died at age 89 on Thursday, her spokesman said. Stritch, who also had Emmy-winning roles on the … [Read more...]

Who Is Jon Snow’s Mother? Plus Four More Game of Thrones Fan Theories

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Be warned, massive possible spoilers for Game of Thrones await you in this article! There's a video floating around YouTube that's gotten many many views about the question regarding who Jon Snow's mother is. It was a question that was raised in season one of … [Read more...]

Pierce Brosnan and Spike TV Developing Crusades Television Series

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Spike TV and Pierce Brosnan’s Irish DreamTime, along with Mark Sennet Entertainment, are coming together to develop an event series called The Crusaders, fittingly, based on the crusades. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series takes place after the … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Official Trailer Hints A Darker Side

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New Doctor Won't Be all that Happy By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) "Clara, tell me, am I a good man?" That's the question that Peter Capaldi asks of his companion after his sudden regeneration from the Happy go lucky 11th Doctor to a 12th Doctor  (or is it 13th) who seems haunted by his … [Read more...]

Paul Haggis Talks Third Person Film & ‘Intelligent Cinema’

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The current golden age of television has benefited from mainstream cinema's inability to accommodate challenging subject matter. However there are still a few filmmakers who have aspirations of emulating the art house heroes of the 70s, such as Lumet, Coppola, and … [Read more...]

World Cup was biggest social media event ever: Facebook

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By Esteban Israel - SAO PAULO (Reuters) Brazil's World Cup was the biggest social media event on record involving 350 million Facebook Inc users worldwide, the company claimed on Monday, as it made strides into the so-called "real-time" market dominated by Twitter. People increasingly are using … [Read more...]

U.S. web companies press demands for net neutrality with FCC

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By Alina Selyukh (Reuters) Major U.S. web companies on Monday urged regulators to restrict the ability of Internet providers, including mobile carriers, to strike deals for faster delivery of some web traffic, and planned a publicity campaign about the government's proposal (net neutrality). The … [Read more...]

Game Of Thrones’ Visual Effects Offer Cinematic Feel

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Special Effects Boosts budget to $6 million an episode By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you're creating your own world, and placing it in a fantasy genre, the visual effects aren't going to be cheap to make. But when you're also making that world for a television show like Game of Thrones, … [Read more...]

Ultra High Definition TV Group Adopts HEVC 10-bit Color Spec

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TV Standards board pushes HEVC up to 60 fps By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One thing that's been holding back 4K into being adopted is that while codecs like HEVC and VP9 are being standardized, the supporting standards for elements of color gamut and dynamic range have remained in flux. But in … [Read more...]

Details Emerge for Breaking Bad Spinoff Better Call Saul

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of my favorite television series of all time was Breaking Bad. Somehow, every season got better than the last, and they wrapped up the series at the height in a satisfying way. Very few long format serialized shows can say that. Breaking Bad showrunner and … [Read more...]

Comic-Con 2014: Panels You Don’t Want to Miss

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... and One You Will By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) San Diego Comic-Con is quite literally right around the corner and the pop culture geek fest is going to have hundreds of thousands of fans of movies, television, video games ... and yeah, comic books, descend upon it to celebrate the annual … [Read more...]

True Detective Season 2 News: Colin Farrell, William Friedkin & Four Leads

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Just when new True Detective season 2 developments were becoming scarcer than a hillbilly serial killer, we get a whole case full at once. Firstly, creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto has confirmed that the show will be set in California - although he was careful not … [Read more...]

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