About Danny Santos

Freelance writer, filmmaker, actor, musician, and visual artist. Writing online professionally for 4-plus years and has produced and performed in over a dozen films and webseries. He has also been everything from a social media consultant to managing a JUNO award winning musician.

A Geek’s Reaction to the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With Doctor Strange now complete, Marvel has started looking towards their next film to properly promote with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. While we've seen a bit of a tease for the film already it wasn't necessarily a teaser, per se, even though they've been … [Read more...]

More Info on the Escape from New York Remake


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Escape from New York is a John Carpenter classic set in a dystopian future, where the city of New York has been turned into a maximum security prison. A prisoner named Snake Plissken, played by Kurt Russell, is enlisted to save the president of the United States … [Read more...]

FilmConvert Releases Camera Profile For GoPro HERO5


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I remember when GoPro popped on the scene and began introducing the world to the action camera. Seeing shots of wingsuit flyers, snowboarders, surfers, and BMX riders doing all kinds of stunts, from previously unknown angles, was a thrill. Since then, the camera … [Read more...]

Sigourney Weaver on Avatar Sequels, Alien 5, and The Defenders


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sigourney Weaver has had a wide ranging career. From battling Xenomorphs in the Alien franchise, to turning into a dog in Ghostbusters, she's been a bit of a go to for genre films and that hasn't stopped. Back in 2009, she co-starred in James Cameron's 3D smash … [Read more...]

Sony Releases the PXW-Z450 4K XDCAM


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sony has just released the brand new professional PXW-Z450 4K XDCAM camera, which was announced back in April during NAB. Sony’s latest XDCAM shoulder-mount camcorder features the 2/3-type Exmor R CMOS sensor capable of delivering resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 in … [Read more...]

Report: Bourne Writer Tony Gilroy Made Millions Off Rogue One Reshoots


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released in just a couple of weeks. Visual effects have been completed and delivered, and major reshoots wrapped up earlier this summer. At the time, it was being reported that the Rogue One reshoots could be replacing up to … [Read more...]

Universal Kicks Off The Mummy Promotion with Trailer Tease


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm going to admit that I've been looking forward to the Universal Cinematic Monster Universe more than I had been the DC Extended Universe. I already know what a superhero universe looks like, so I've been more interested in seeing what a studio could do with … [Read more...]

Interview: Kevin Conran of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I've been a huge fan of director Kerry Conran's Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow since it premiered in theaters back in 2004. I remember sitting down, and being blown away by it like I was watching something new birthed on to the big screen. I re-watch it … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Manchester by the Sea


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If there is one thing I can say about Manchester by the Sea is that it is probably one of the most honest film I've seen all year. You'll notice I didn't call it the best film of the year like most critics, and that's because for all of its virtues, it really isn't … [Read more...]

Sebastian Stan Receives his Own Captain America Shield


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the enduring questions of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been what happens when the Phase 1 actors retire? Will their roles be recast, will they just phase out the characters entirely, kill them off, or will new characters take up their mantle? In the … [Read more...]

Star Trek: Discovery Casts 2 More Actors Along with Michelle Yeoh


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Just last week, we learned that Michelle Yeoh had been cast in Star Trek: Discovery. While at the time her part was unknown, I suspected that she wouldn't be playing the main character, who goes simply by "Number One," and my best guess was a previously announced … [Read more...]

Is This Why Ewan McGregor Doesn’t Have His Own Star Wars Standalone Film? [Spoilers]


Possible spoilers for Star Wars: Episode VIII and beyond to follow! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Star Wars prequels weren't that good, but one of the highlights was Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. After Disney bought Lucasfilm and announced a series of standalone films, one of the … [Read more...]

New Rogue One Trailer, Poster, and Teaser with a Classic Villain


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Disney and Lucasfilm are in full force promoting the hell out of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. A new trailer, poster, and a teaser with a possible cameo from an original trilogy villain. Right off the bat we have a new trailer called "Trust" with loads of new … [Read more...]

Are There More Ghostbusters Films On The Way?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I don't think there has been a more controversial film this year than the Ghostbusters remake. The film failed to light up the box office, which was a shame because it was a very fun movie. No where near as good as the original, but it was very entertaining. The … [Read more...]

SpeedScriber Beta: Automatically Transcribe Clips In Final Cut Pro X


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If there is one thing I've always hated doing it has to be transcribing. Years ago, I had to do this in-house while working at post-production facility and it was mind numbing. So when I hear about something like SpeedScriber by a company called Digital Heaven, I … [Read more...]

New Star Wars Fan Theory On Rey’s Family


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I love a good fan theory. Heck, I love making up my own from time-to-time and publishing them, so I love hearing about new ideas fans have come up with. One of the biggest questions left over from Star Wars: The Force Awakens are about who Rey's parents are. Now … [Read more...]