Filmmakers Talk Rogue One’s Reshoots, Dark Tone

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Gareth Edwards has quashed rumors that Lucasfilm bosses were 'in a panic' over the tone of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The spin-off underwent four weeks of reshoots, which were first reported back in May, leading to stories that the Disney-owned studio … [Read more...]

PBS TV Review: The Look Of Silence

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Joshua Oppenheimer's companion piece to The Act of Killing, debuting on POV PBS on June 27, is similarly riveting. And following in the footsteps of its forerunner, The Look of Silence also received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Adi Rukun is an … [Read more...]

Contest: Use Danny Elfman’s Special Scores In Your Next Short Film

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Admit it. Who wouldn't want Danny Elfman to score their next film? Outside of John Williams or Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead), I know he's on my personal short list. But who could afford him? Well, now you can, thanks to the Danny Elfman Project, and you can win a … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Qualifies for Emmy Consideration this Year

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We can't go a week without new Who news, can we? The British Sci-Fi series Doctor Who, could actually have a shot at winning a few Emmys this year. … [Read more...]

Homeland’s Miranda Otto Joins Cast Of Annabelle 2

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Actress Miranda Otto has joined the sequel to horror box office smash Annabelle. The first movie, about a demonic doll, was a spinoff to New Line Cinema’s other hit scare-fest, The Conjuring (2013). Produced by James Wan and Peter Safran, the sequel will center … [Read more...]

Spider-Man: Homecoming Casting Announcements

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel and Sony's upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming reboot has just kicked casting into high gear with not one, not two, but three new casting announcements. Michael Mando, who is best known for his roles in Orphan Black and Better Call Saul, has been cast in an … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Independence Day: Resurgence

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Is Independence Day: Resurgence a worthy follow-up to the original ID4? By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I was the right age and gender for the original Independence Day: A high school male teenager with a passion for science fiction. I remember absolutely loving the original in theaters in … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny: Independence Day

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) I have a love/hate relationship with the original Independence Day -- it was a movie I was really excited about, and I was 20 in film school, which played into how I felt about it later in 1996, a great year for arthouse and indie films. I loved ID4, but by the … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro 2015.3 Update – A Huge Step In The Right Direction

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) If you’re on any type of social media, and you work in the TV or Film industry, you’re fully aware that Adobe has just released the CC2015.3 of the Creative Cloud, which includes updates to many popular applications, including Premiere Pro and Adobe After … [Read more...]

Universal Courting Dwayne Johnson For The Wolfman

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It seems like Universal has been working on launching its shared classic monster universe forever. I know it's probably only been a a couple of years, but it feels like a decade. The release dates keep being pushed back, but actors are being cast in iconic roles … [Read more...]

ILMxLab, Magic Leap Make Strides With Virtual Reality

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last year, the news broke that ILMxLab was working on real time motion capture and virtual reality that could drastically cut down the time needed to do motion capture in filmmaking. A year later, in a partnership with Weta Digital and Magic Leap (which Google is an … [Read more...]

Bryan Cranston Cast As Zordon In Power Rangers Movie

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I was just a bit too old for when Mighty Morphin Power Rangers premiered all the way back in 1993 — which I find surprising today, because I was still in my tween years. My little brother loved the show, so I did watch enough of it to get the basics down and … [Read more...]

Darth Vader In Rogue One, Plus New Character Descriptions

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the things that has always been suspected once the plot for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was announced, which centers around stealing the Death Star plans just prior to Star Wars: A New Hope, is that Darth Vader would be in the film, something we predicted … [Read more...]

SquibFX: Safe & Cheap Alternatives For Explosive Squibs

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SquibFX is an affordable, safe alternative to bullet hit FX in your movie. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Any indie action director knows that trying to get away with a blood splatter from a squib can be a bit dangerous — and a bit expensive. What you're doing is literally strapping an … [Read more...]

Latest On Emmerich & Devlin’s Stargate Reboot

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Roland Emmerich and his longtime producing partner Dean Devlin are rebooting their first big hit – Stargate (1994). The duo have already returned to their huge 1996 hit Independence Day, having resisted the urge to make a sequel for over 20 years. But with … [Read more...]

Eli Roth To Direct Bruce Willis In Death Wish Remake

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Eli Roth has been signed to direct a remake of Death Wish starring Bruce Willis as vigilante Paul Kersey. Deadline reports that Big Bad Wolves duo Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado had been lined up to helm, but left the project due to creative differences. The … [Read more...]