Alita: Battle Angel Casts Jackie Earle Haley

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Jackie Earle Haley has joined the cast of Alita: Battle Angel to be produced by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It's based on one of my all time favorite comic book series published by Viz here in North America. For years I've been waiting for … [Read more...]

TIFF 2016 Movie Review: Blair Witch

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When The Blair Witch Project first premiered in 1999, it was one of the biggest horror hits ever. Once you take into account how much it cost versus how much it made, it was probably the biggest net earner of all time. It didn't take long for Hollywood to try … [Read more...]

Star Trek: Discovery Delayed Until May

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the things I was looking forward to this upcoming January was the brand new Star Trek series Star Trek: Discovery. Unfortunately for me and a lot of other Star Trek fans, we'll have to wait a few months longer than that. CBS has announced that the new … [Read more...]

TIFF 2016 Movie Reviews: ‘The Bad Batch’ and ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'll be honest, when I was programming my TIFF schedule this year, I didn't mean to thematically program similar films in the same day. I kicked off TIFF with two action packed films Headshot and Free Fire, and I've done so again with two post apocalypse films: The … [Read more...]

Jurassic World 2 Is Part Two Of A Jurassic World Trilogy

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) People of a certain age will remember watching Jurassic Park for the first time in movie theaters back in 1993, and being blown away by it. Very rarely does a film come along that captures the imagination quite like it did. It was followed up with two pretty … [Read more...]

TIFF 2016 Movie Review: Arrival

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Growing up I was a huge fan of science-fiction novels and still am to this day. My favorite authors ended up being along the lines of what's known as the A, B, C's of sci-fi, with "A" meaning Asimov, "B" for Bradbury, and "C" for Clarke. On the television side, I … [Read more...]

Avengers: Infinity War Image, Plus Is Jon Favreau Working On New Marvel Film?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Avengers: Infinity War is the film designed to completely wrap up not only phase one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but phases two and three, as well. Even though Infinity War won't start shooting until November, the Russo brothers have given us our first look … [Read more...]

Sources: $150 Million Offer Was NOT Given To Daniel Craig For Bond 25

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Just last week we heard a rumor go around that Daniel Craig had been offered $150 million to reprise his role as James Bond for two more back-to-back films of Bond 25 and Bond 26. I was sceptical about the veracity of that report, since it seemed to me that it left … [Read more...]

IBC 2016: Sony’s Low Cost 18-110mm F4 OSS PZ E-Mount Lens

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sony has introduced the new 18-110mm f4 PZ E-mount servo style zoom lens at IBC 2016. The lens had been widely rumored to be on the way and is the perfect tool for run-and-gun style filmmaking and production. The lens looks nearly identical to the 28-135mm f4 … [Read more...]

TIFF 2016 Movie Review: The Belko Experiment

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If I could sum up The Belko Experiment in one word it would be "frustrating." It is a well executed film and I enjoyed it right up to the end, where I felt it completely fell apart. There will be spoilers near the end of this review, but I'll keep it spoiler free … [Read more...]

IBC 2016: Cooke Optics To Bring Back Speed Panchro Lenses

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) IBC this year seems to be all about the glass, and Cooke Optics continues the trend. The lens manufacturer has already announced multiple interchangeable mounts for the miniS4/i series of lenses, which would give DSLR filmmakers and videographers who use Canon EF, … [Read more...]

TIFF 2016 Movie Reviews: ‘Free Fire’ and ‘Headshot’

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) My favorite time of the year is back with the Toronto International Film Festival! And this year has already started off with a bang — literally. Here are the first two high octane films I've seen at TIFF so far. Free Fire Brie Larson seems to be everywhere … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction To 50 Years Of Star Trek

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I can't believe that Star Trek is 50 years old — not too bad for a series that started life with low ratings and mixed reviews. I've been a fan of the show since Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered in the 1980s, and have watched every incarnation of … [Read more...]

IBC 2016: Angénieux Announces Type EZ Series Zoom Lenses For Super 35 & FF/VV

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Angénieux has announced two new zoom lenses as part of the new Angénieux Type EZ Series. The lenses were built to not only be fast and lightweight, but through the use of innovative modular interchangeable rear elements, they are able to switch between Super 35mm … [Read more...]

Update: Joe Manganiello Cast As Deathstroke In Batman Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Update: Joe Manganiello will be playing Deathstroke, per exec Geoff Johns to the Wall Street Journal (hat tip: /Film). One of the most surprising things about Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice for a lot of fans was that Ben Affleck made a great Batman. While my … [Read more...]

James Gunn Answers Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Questions

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) James Gunn delivered one of the best and most successful Marvel films in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe with Guardians of the Galaxy. Not only was the setting a departure from previous films, but the property itself wasn't that well known when compared to … [Read more...]