Channing Tatum Officially Signs On For Gambit

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In a bit of inexplicable news last week, Channing Tatum was rumored to be threatening to pull out of 20th Century Fox's Gambit. According to sources close to the project, Tatum’s Gambit deal was falling apart, despite the fact that he single handedly fast-tracked … [Read more...]

Deadpool: Finally A Trailer Sneak Peek That’s Worth Watching!

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By Heath McKnight We post up trailer previews, you know, the 30-second sneak peeks that drop a day before the full trailer of an anticipated movie premieres. And like you, we do get kind of tired of these 15- to 30-second previews, but they still show some fun stuff. So we'll keep posting them … [Read more...]

Lighting 101: How To Make DIY Barn Doors For Work Lights, Part 1

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you've built your own low budget lighting kit and picked up a pair of work lights from your local Home Depot, you're probably wishing that you had barn doors for them. Why do you need barn doors on your lights? Because it allows you to control the direction of the … [Read more...]

Imperium: Daniel Radcliffe Set To Play Undercover FBI Agent

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Daniel Radcliffe looks set to move even further away from his wizarding alter-ego by playing a Nazi busting FBI agent in the film Imperium. According to Deadline, the young Harry Potter star will play real life undercover agent Michael German, who is tasked with … [Read more...]

FotoKite Isn’t A Drone, But It Acts Like One

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FotoKite's power cable/tether allows for hours of flight time By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Man, let me tell you, the day my DJI Phantom 2 Vision flew off and disappeared was heartbreaking for me. I did everything right, and I still lost it! I looked for weeks to find that drone, and hoped … [Read more...]

Is Lucasfilm Planning Three Live-Action Star Wars Series For Netflix?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Star Wars seems to be coming back with a vengeance. The Force Awakens is just a mere 4 1/2 months away, Star Wars Rebels returns this fall along with at least 20 books as part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens series. But earlier in March, there … [Read more...]

New Trailer & Poster: Black Mass Starring Johnny Depp

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The second trailer for Johnny Depp's gangster epic Black Mass has landed ahead of its October release, along with a new poster. Directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), the film tells the true story of Boston crime lord and FBI informant Whitey Bulger. The quality … [Read more...]

Is Jena Malone Playing This Iconic Character In Batman V Superman? [Spoilers!]

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Massive possible spoilers for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice below! Since last fall, there's been a rumor that Jena Malone would be playing a version of Robin in the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice film, after it was revealed the Sucker Punch … [Read more...]

‘Jane Got A Gun’ Free From Bankrupt Relativity Media

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Natalie Portman's troubled project Jane Got A Gun has freed itself from bankrupt company Relativity Media. The film's producers, which includes Oscar winner and star Portman, were helped by financier and attorney David Boies – meaning the film will now be screened … [Read more...]

WWE Legend Roddy Piper Tags Out At 61

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) "I have come to chew bubble gum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubble gum." With those immortal words, Rowdy Roddy Piper became a legend, and it wasn't even his day job. On the day of passing, we take a look back at the WWE superstar  who, as Seth Green put it, … [Read more...]

RED Releases First Firmware Update to WEAPON Platform

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RED has announced that not only has the Weaponized RED Epic platform officially shipped, but that they've also already released their first firmware update, which brings along with it the previously reported ProRes support, as well as REC 709 and 2020 color space, and … [Read more...]

LEGO Fan Creates Pacific Rim-Like Interface To Control Robots

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Exosuit creates control of Lego Robot By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The interesting thing about the film Pacific Rim wasn't that it had giant kaijus attacking the world, or that there were huge robots to fight them. It was the unique neuro interface that seemed too science fiction (aka, The … [Read more...]

Game of Thrones Could Go Past 7 Seasons

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) How many seasons of Game of Thrones will there be has been a question fans have wondered about ever since the show first premiere. Showrunner/producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have stated multiple times that they hope to wrap the television show in seven, … [Read more...]

Visual Storytelling Workshop Set For 32 City Tour

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you missed Shane Hurlbut's Illimination Tour, or Vince LaForet's Directing Motion Workshop, or even Ryan Connolly's two day intensive, there's another workshop coming up that will show filmmakers how to tell a story the Saturday Night Live way. And it's coming to a … [Read more...]

Nokia Has A Cool Virtual Reality Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although Nokia's trials and tribulations with the mobile phone business continue to vex Microsoft, that doesn't mean that they aren't innovating. Taking lessons learned from the fantastic cameras in their mobile phones, and standing on the shoulders of Virtual Reality … [Read more...]

Filmmaking 101: Directing Actors – Part 6: How To Communicate With Actors

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The first five parts of our Directing Actors series dealt exclusively with pre-production and now we’re nearing the end of the series. You may think it’s strange that I haven’t talked much about actually communicating with your actor on set, but that’s … [Read more...]

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