Friday’s Funny Feature – How Godzilla Should Have Ended


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) We here at doddleNEWS were very excited for Gareth Edwards' Godzilla, and while Danny F. Santos loved it, I was a bit underwhelmed by the cutaways before big action scenes, hiding Godzilla away from sight for the majority of the movie (I enjoyed Pacific Rim much … [Read more...]

Why Is 2014 Summer Box Office Stinking So Bad?


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The news that the 2014 summer box office figures are the lowest in eight years doesn't come as a big surprise. Many reports have suggested that Hollywood's pandering to the male demographic isn't paying off anymore, and that studios desperately trying to appeal to … [Read more...]

N.Y. Metropolitan Opera threatens to lock out musicians in labor dispute

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By Jonathan Allen - NEW YORK (Reuters) New York's Metropolitan Opera said it will lock out its musicians and other unionized employees next week if a new contract agreement is not reached in an escalation of a labor dispute that threatens to derail an entire opera season. Peter Gelb, the Met's … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction: Star Wars Rebels Extended Trailer


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) A lot of people were fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and were bummed when that series was canceled. Lucasfilm and Disney hired the same creative team to work on a new computer animated series, Star Wars Rebels, based on the timeframe between Star Wars: Episode … [Read more...]

Venice film festival to kick off with black comedy ‘Birdman’


ROME (Reuters) Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu opens this year's Venice film festival with the premier of "Birdman," a black comedy that heads a 55-strong selection leaning heavily towards war and recession, festival director Alberto Barbera said on Thursday. As well as "Birdman", starring … [Read more...]

Sony Moves Up Sinister Six, Postponing The Amazing Spider-Man 3 To 2018


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Good news for Marvel fans hoping for a Sinister Six movie to get the green light, after an uneasy week that prompted many to speculate that Sony's idea might just be dead, news has come out that the studio plans to postpone the The Amazing Spider-Man 3 until 2018, … [Read more...]

Comic-Con 2014: Preview Night Wrap-Up


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) On the eve of Comic-Con, known affectionately as Preview Night, was the 7th annual premiere of episodes of new shows from Warner Brothers Television. In particular, as we sat down in Ballroom 20, we were looking forward mostly to the pilot episode of The Flash, which … [Read more...]

Robert Downey Jr. Hints At Iron Man 4


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There are things you know will come back. Haley's Comet, tax time, and Marvel Studio's making another Iron Man film. Iron Man 3 did incredibly well at the box office, making about $1.2 billion, so the question of a fourth installment of the series isn't really a … [Read more...]

Happy 75th Birthday, Batman!

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) It's Batman's 75th anniversary, and DC Comics is going all out to celebrate! From comics to TV shows to the early 1990s animated series to the films (including Michael Keaton and Tim Burton's take, which opened 25 years ago) to video games (the Arkham series comes … [Read more...]

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson To Play Shazam in Batman v Superman?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Another day, another actor is rumored to play a DC Comics superhero in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. So far we have Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, and Aquaman rumored to have a part in this film, and now we can add another name to that … [Read more...]

Details Emerge From Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) While Sony and Fox are trying to imitate Marvel and Warner Brothers' superhero tentpoles by expanding the Spider-Man and X-Men/Fantastic Four universes, respectively, Universal has its own monster plan to devour the worldwide box office. As we reported last week, … [Read more...]

Batkid Gets His Own Movie


Crowdfunding begins on documentary of greatest crime fighting kid ever By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The new Fox television series Gotham may tell Bruce Wayne's story when he was a kid, but it's got nothing on Batkid. Unless you've been stuck on location for over a year filming, you've no doubt … [Read more...]

The Imitation Game Trailer, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The cinematic appeal of World War 2 is unrelenting, and the latest subject to get the big screen treatment is genius code breaker Alan Turing and the fabled Enigma machine. The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch, as the unconventional hero, and judging by the … [Read more...]

Is Sony About To Scrap The Sinister Six?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following the lukewarm critical and commercial performance of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, rumors are flying around that all is not well at Sony. The studio had announced plans for two sequels, plus two spin-off movies centering around villains The Sinister Six and … [Read more...]

Toronto International Film Festival unveils premieres as scheduling criteria tightens

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By Cameron French - TORONTO (Reuters) Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young" and Ed Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice" will be among the world premieres at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, one of the top movie showcases and a favored platform to unveil Oscar contenders. The festival on … [Read more...]

Douglas, Keaton get second chance at love in ‘And So It Goes’

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By Patricia Reaney - NEW YORK (Reuters) Michael Douglas is more accustomed to playing dashing leading men and corporate types, so he took a deep breath when offered the role of an ornery widower with a second chance for love in the romantic comedy "And So It Goes." The film reunites the … [Read more...]

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