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 New Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It's no secret that I love Game of Thrones, aka, the A Song of Ice and Fire book series. While the television series has made some questionable changes, it is still head and shoulders above almost anything else on TV. The seventh season of Game of Thrones marks … [Read more...]

More Star Wars: Han Solo Fallout — What Happens Now?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Last night, Star Wars fans were blind-sighted by the news that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had parted ways with Lucasfilm in the midst of shooting the Han Solo spinoff film. The reason for it was the usual "creative differences" line that these things come up with, … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Han Solo Loses Directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I thought one of the greatest things that Lucasfilm did after Disney acquired the company was hiring Chris Miller and Phil Lord to direct the Star Wars spinoff that centered around a young Han Solo. The directors have proven time and time again that they have keen … [Read more...]

Star Trek: Discovery Premiere Date Announced, Delays Explained

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Fans of the Star Trek franchise have been eagerly awaiting the premiere of the new series, Star Trek: Discovery. It's been well over a decade since we last saw a Star Trek series on the small screen with Enterprise, and Discovery hasn't helped by being plagued … [Read more...]

Camera Assistant Tool Arsenal Will Automatically Compose Perfect Shot

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Every year, there seems to be a new tool helping photographers take better images. A device is now making the rounds that will help shutterbugs take even better photographs, and it's called Arsenal. Arsenal was developed by computer science engineer Ryan … [Read more...]

New Game of Thrones Villain Euron Greyjoy Will Make Ramsay Bolton “Look Like A Little Kid”

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If there is one thing that multiple seasons of Game of Thrones have taught us, it's that the good guys die first. Over the last couple of seasons, however, it seems like the tide has been turning ever so slightly. Cersei is now Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, and … [Read more...]

Filmstro Music Scoring App Gets Update

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Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Filmstro is a really cool app for filmmakers who have trouble with finding the right stock music for their film, or who don't like stock music to begin with. Sometimes it's too expensive to book a composer, or the timeframe is too tight. Filmstro approaches music … [Read more...]

James Gunn Might Break MCU Canon With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was nearly as good as the first film... Or better, depending on who you talk to. There was some speculation whether director James Gunn would be returning to helm the third film, as he was weighing his options. Thankfully, he signed … [Read more...]

X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Kinberg to Direct, Singer Responds, Cast Revealed

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) X-Men: Apocalypse was a bit of a let down after the stunning achievement that was X-Men: Days of Future Past. But if you thought they were going to stop there, you are mistaken. For a while now, we've known that Fox has been working on a project that was first … [Read more...]

Marvel President Says R-Rated Films Not Out Of The Question

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the ways that comic book movies try and stay relevant is by mixing genres or by trying to defy conventions. At least, that's what the theory is. The best example in recent years has been 20th Century Fox's Deadpool and Logan, which both went with an … [Read more...]

Deadpool 2 Casts Shioli Kutsuna in Key Role

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Deadpool 2 already has a strong trio to kick off the beginnings of X-Force with Josh Brolin as Cable, Zazie Beetz as Domino, and — of course — Ryan Reynolds returning as Deadpool. There are other newcomers, such as Jack Kesy being added to the cast, as well … [Read more...]

Sigma and Samyang Announce New Lenses

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Who doesn't love new glass? Sigma and Samyang have both launched two brand new lenses. Even better, both of them come with very attractive price points for the budget conscious independent filmmaker. Samyang has just added a 35mm F2.8 lens to its autofocus … [Read more...]

Nicholas Meyer Is Working on A Secret Star Trek Project, Here’s What It Could Be

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Star Trek is one of the jewels in Paramount's crown. Even when it doesn't do so well (see Star Trek Beyond), it still retains one of the most devoted fanbases in the world. When J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot was announced, fans knew that there would be a television … [Read more...]

More Info On Stranger Things’ New Characters And Monsters

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Stranger Things was the surprise sleeper hit of summer of 2016. Its mix of 1980s nostalgia and horror created the perfect blend of familiar and fantastic. Season 1 wrapped up the major story elements, but left the door open for the larger mythology to explore … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction To The Black Panther Teaser Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) During the NBA Finals, Marvel Studios released a teaser trailer and posterfor the next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther, which stars Chadwick Boseman! Here's the teaser trailer for Black … [Read more...]

How Trevorrow Will Approach Making Star Wars 9 Without Carrie Fisher

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Star Wars: Episode IX was dealt a massive blow when Carrie Fisher unexpectedly passed away last December. The sequel trilogy brought back all of the classic characters from the original Star Wars trilogy in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Han Solo was killed off in … [Read more...]