Peter Jackson Renames Third Hobbit Chapter

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New title: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Written by James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Feeling that the original title of the third Hobbit film just isn't pertinent anymore to the vision he's been trying to craft (and by vision I mean taking the events that come in one book and mold them … [Read more...]

Steven Spielberg is the Mastermind Behind Goonies 2 Story

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If there is one movie that defines my childhood, it would be Star Wars... I mean, c'mon, let's be serious about that. Second to that though, I had The Goonies and like everyone else I knew, I wanted to be a Goonie too -- usually with disastrous results. One of these … [Read more...]

Amazon to pay more than $300 million for HBO shows: report

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) Amazon.com Inc will pay more than $300 million to offer older shows from premium-cable channel HBO over the next three years, tech blog Re/code reported on Thursday, citing multiple people familiar with the deal. Amazon's streaming video service will offer shows like "The … [Read more...]

AOL, Microsoft lure advertisers with TV-style shows

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By Jennifer Saba and Lisa Richwine NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Technology powerhouses like Microsoft Corp and AOL Inc are flexing their muscles as storytellers, parading TV network-style shows before advertisers at an annual digital content showcase in New York next week. With an eye on the … [Read more...]

Cat’s Out of the Bag for ‘Every Secret Thing’ at Tribeca Film Festival

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By Christina Kotlar (doddleNEWS) World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Every Secret Thing is documentary filmmaker Amy Berg’s (Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis) narrative debut adapted by Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said, Please Give) from Laura Lippman’s 2003 novel. It features a … [Read more...]

Spider-Man Writer Roberto Orci Wants To Direct Star Trek 3

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Blockbuster writer and producer Roberto Orci is reportedly campaigning for the Star Trek 3 director's chair, vacated by friend JJ Abrams. According to Variety, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 writer will part company with his longtime collaborator Alex Kurtzman, who is … [Read more...]

The First Five Minutes Of How To Train Your Dragon 2

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) How To Train Your Dragon 2 is the continuing story of the surprise animated hit of 2010 (nearly $500 million worldwide), especially considering later that summer, Despicable Me and Toy Story 3 opening huge. DreamWorks Animation and Paramount were smart, and released … [Read more...]

HBO strikes deal with Amazon to stream shows

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(Reuters) Some HBO shows and the Internet streaming service HBO Go will be available next month to Amazon Prime customers, the companies said on Wednesday in a move that could lure customers away from Netflix Inc. The companies said this was the first time HBO, the premium cable channel owned by … [Read more...]

On Shakespeare’s 450th, a birthday tour of some play ‘sets’

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LONDON (Reuters) - Known as the Bard and regarded as England's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is celebrated on Wednesday, let his imagination roam as widely as his characters. Following are some of the locales, cited by travel website www.GoEuro.co.uk, associated … [Read more...]

Music video hub Vevo monthly viewership up nearly 50 percent to 6 billion

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By Kevin Gray - MIAMI (Reuters) Vevo, the online music video hub that is a joint venture of two of the world's biggest music labels, has seen a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of music videos streamed each month from its platform, the company's top executive said on Tuesday. The … [Read more...]

Netflix Plans Price Increase on Customers

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New subscribers will feel the pinch first ... By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well, we saw this coming… since Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast's protection racket for preferred bandwidth traffic, the online streaming company has announced that in spite of over $1.25 billion in earnings and a … [Read more...]

Disney Exec Meets With Abrams In London Over Star Wars: Episode VII

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2nd Unit begins filming in Abu Dhabi By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's a TON of Star Wars: Episode VII news this week, including news that Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn has winged his way to London to finalize details with director J.J. Abrams over the script and other bits and pieces. … [Read more...]

Danny Boyle & Leonardo DiCaprio Could Reunite For Steve Jobs Biopic

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sony has started negotiations with Danny Boyle over directing Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic. In fact, THR has reported that the Oscar winning filmmaker has already approached Leonardo DiCaprio about taking on the role of the Apple co-founder. This news follows … [Read more...]

Disney May Move Captain America 3 Release Date

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Captain America: The Winter Soldier is doing gangbusters at the box office, crossing the $200 million mark and being number 1 at the box office for the third weekend in a row. Marvel has been pretty confident of the films they’ve been producing more so recently … [Read more...]

Farscape Movie in the Works

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I remember a time when the only real space-opera genre show on television was Star Trek: The Next Generation. Sure there were a bunch of other sci-fi television shows but if you wanted to follow the crew of a starship, that starship was named … [Read more...]

AT&T partners with Chernin Group in online video venture

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By Marina Lopes - NEW YORK (Reuters) AT&T Inc said Tuesday it would partner with The Chernin Group media holding company to invest $500 million (297 million pounds) in a joint venture for web-based video services, making it the latest company aiming to tap the growing consumer demand for online … [Read more...]

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