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.

Fox Releases Alien: Covenant Prologue Called Last Supper

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Alien franchise goes back almost 40 years and in that time only one great sequel was ever produced. Alien 3 was a studio mess, Alien: Resurrection was just just strange, and Prometheus saw Ridley Scott return to spearhead a prequel. The prequel was uneven at … [Read more...]

First Look at the Cast of Star Wars: Han Solo Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) For as long as I can remember I've always wanted a Han Solo prequel Star Wars film. Even though they really took their time, Lucasfilm has finally gotten around to making one with a fantastic cast and crew. How fantastic are they? Well, feast your eyes on the … [Read more...]

On Set Sound – Part 1

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have a habit of going off to the lesser touched aspects of film that are really really important. Most of this because I never really went to film school and learned a lot the hard way-- by massively screwing the pooch (not to be confused with screwing the … [Read more...]

Is This The Plot For Jurassic World 2?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Jurassic World turned out to be one of the best movies of 2015. Going in, I was nervous about the Indominus Rex, but it turned out to work very well in the context of the actual film. The other thing the film got right was how dangerous they made the … [Read more...]

Kong: Skull Island Featurette Reveals New Monsters

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Plus a Post-Credit Scene Added? By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I am really looking forward to see what Legendary has cooked up for Kong: Skull Island. Everything about this project has felt right. From the 1970s setting, to the look of Kong has been just perfect. Now a new featurette, … [Read more...]

Director Matt Reeves Exits The Batman Negotiations

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Can someone please give the DC Extended Universe a break? Ben Affleck's The Batman film has been headed to turbulent waters after he recently stepped down from directing duties. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves … [Read more...]

Marvel May Be Working on a Namor Film

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Is a Namor film on the way? By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel Studios ramped up making new solo films for their ever expanding cinematic universe for phase 3. Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man are all going to, or have had, their solo debuts in the third … [Read more...]

Warner Bros. Wants Mel Gibson to Direct Suicide Squad 2

I'm just as surprised as you are about this, Mel.

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Make no mistake, despite all the money the DCEU is making for Warner Bros. the shared universe is in trouble. The film slate keeps changing, directors keep dropping away like flies, and the rumors — my god, so many rumors! One of the ways they seem to be … [Read more...]

Canon Refreshes DSLR and Mirrorless Offerings with New Cameras

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Canon just announced a trio of new cameras and a lens as a Valentine's day gift to photographers. Two new DSLRs (the 77D and Rebel T7i) and a single new mirrorless camera (the M6) are now up for grabs which includes the EOS 77D, the EOS Rebel T7i, and the EOS … [Read more...]

Production Starts on Jurassic World 2 and More!

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By Danny F. Santos I really loved what they did with Jurassic World. It surpassed my expectations when it hit the big screen and did well despite my misgivings about some of the plot points, which were leaked during principal photography. Since the first one came out, it was revealed that … [Read more...]

Does Ben Affleck Want Out Of The Batman?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The last time I wrote something about Ben Affleck, Batman, and the DC Extended Universe was five days ago. I started off with a preface, "one of these days I’ll write an article about only good things happening in the DCEU, but it is not this day." Sadly, it is … [Read more...]

New Ghost in the Shell Trailer Drops!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I really love Ghost in the Shell, but I'm not a die hard fan of the property. Some people might want to pull my geek card for saying that, but in my defense, I'll say that I think Serial Experiments Lain was a much more adult anime that dealt with similar … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction to the Avengers: Infinity War Featurette

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) To say that I'm looking forward to Avengers: Infinity War is a massive, massive understatement. In 2008, Marvel Studios launched something that was completely new in film, and began putting together a single cohesive universe where characters from each film could … [Read more...]

Here Are The New Jaegers From Pacific Rim: Uprising

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I love Pacific Rim and I'm not entirely sure why. The film isn't the most sophisticated movies I've ever seen, and it borders on Michael Bay childishness. Yet, Guillermo del Toro was still able to bring the glee of watching giant robots and giant monsters fight … [Read more...]

Is Ben Affleck’s Batman Script Getting Tossed?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of these days I'll write an article about only good things happening in the DCEU, but it is not this day. Recently, Ben Affleck stepped down as director of the first DCEU Batman solo film, simply titled The Batman. I thought it was a sound idea, because … [Read more...]

Rokinon Adds 20mm Prime To XEEN Series Lenses

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Rokinon Optics launched their XEEN series of lenses last year, and they are full of great features. The lenses are available in variety of mount options (PL, EF, F, E, M43), feature 11 blade irises, and a 200° focus rotation. Just last October, they added a … [Read more...]