About Mark Hodge

Mark Hodge is a journalist and copywriter from Glasgow, Scotland. As well as being involved in film festivals in the UK, Mark has also worked as a sports reporter covering soccer matches in his home country. In fact, he even attended the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, helping to document the cultural impact of the event on the city. He also writes for The Huffington Post covering topics such as film, sports and politics.

London Film Festival Review: The Young Offenders

The Young Offenders

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) One of the great pleasures of attending film festivals is happening upon cinematic gems which you know absolutely nothing about. And for me, Irish buddy-comedy The Young Offenders was this year's rough diamond in among the event's more sophisticated offerings. Based … [Read more...]

Trailer: Gore Verbinski’s Horror A Cure For Wellness


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) After being chewed up and spat out by mega-budget Hollywood blockbusters – director Gore Verbinski has returned to the genre which launched his big time career with horror A Cure For Wellness. Following the commercial disappointment of turbo-flop The Lone Ranger … [Read more...]

First Image: Hugh Jackman As Old Man Logan, Plus Trailer Teaser


UPDATED: First image of Hugh Jackman as Old Man Logan and a tease for the trailer has been added! By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Comedic actor Stephen Merchant is set to play albino mutant Caliban – in the third Wolverine standalone movie, Logan. Merchant, who co-created The Office with Ricky … [Read more...]

London Film Festival Review: Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) London Film Festival - After bursting onto the art-house scene with hip micro-budget features in the 1980s, Jim Jarmusch has since cemented his place as one of American cinema's leading auteurs. While the release of the seminal Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai … [Read more...]

Predator: Narcos Star Boyd Holbrook Replaces ‘Busy’ Benicio Del Toro

Boyd Holbrook in Narcos

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Benicio Del Toro has dropped out of blockbuster reboot Predator, with studio Fox drafting in Narcos actor Boyd Holbrook as a replacement. THR broke the news, which is a big blow for the Shane Black-directed movie considering Oscar winner Del Toro's star power and … [Read more...]

Michelle Williams In Talks To Play Janis Joplin In New Film

Janis Joplin, 1969 (image: Elliot Landy)

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Michelle Williams is in talks to play '60s musical icon Janis Joplin in a screen biopic. Sean Durkin, who helmed the critically acclaimed Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), is set to direct the movie titled Janis. The story will reportedly centre on the singing star … [Read more...]

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Leaked Online By Sony’s Taiwanese Division


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for Sony's highly anticipated Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower has leaked online. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), the blockbuster's preview was 'accidentally' made live on YouTube by the studio's Taiwanese division. You can watch it here … [Read more...]

Marvel Studios Developing New Blade Project

blade wesley snipes

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Marvel Studios is developing a new project featuring half-man half-vampire Blade. The character was successfully played by Wesley Snipes in three big screen incarnations, all of which were commercially successful. However since the last movie, Blade: Trinity, hit … [Read more...]

First Trailer: John Wick: Chapter 2 Starring Keanu Reeves


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Beloved former-blockbuster king Keanu Reeves is back suited and booted with all-guns-blazing in the first trailer for sequel John Wick: Chapter 2. The Matrix actor returns to the unstoppable assassin role after success of the 2014 original which grossed $86 million … [Read more...]

Trailer: Jackie Starring Natalie Portman


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Natalie Portman is being widely tipped to win her second Oscar for her performance in Jackie. The star, who won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2011 for Black Swan, plays Jacqueline Onassis, former First Lady and widow to assassinated President John F. … [Read more...]

Amazon Gives The Tick A 10-Episode Season After Successful Pilot

The Tick Amazon

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The latest live-action version of The Tick has been picked up for an entire season by Amazon – following the successful pilot. Available on the company's Prime streaming service, the pilot episode was viewed more than 15,000 times, leading to a full 10 episode … [Read more...]

Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Delayed Once Again

the man who killed don quixote

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Terry Gilliam's notorious The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has been delayed yet again – after seven failed attempts to shoot the beleaguered project. However, the beloved filmmaker (Time Bandits, Twelve Monkeys) remains defiant that the movie, which was scheduled to … [Read more...]

Colin Trevorrow Talks “Suspenseful And Scary” Jurassic World 2

jurassic world 2

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Jurassic World 2 will be “suspenseful and scary” according to Colin Trevorrow. Speaking with InGeneral Podcast, the director spoke about the highly anticipated blockbuster following the stunning success of his Jurassic World (2015) which grossed $1.67 billion … [Read more...]

Trailer: Personal Shopper Starring Kristen Stewart

Personal Shopper

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Art-house horror Personal Shopper has split audiences during early screenings and reportedly features an 'exceptional' central performance from Twilight star Kristen Stewart. Here's the trailer for Personal … [Read more...]

New Trailer: Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply

Rules Don't Apply

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The latest trailer for Warren Beatty's highly anticipated return to filmmaking, Rules Don't Apply, centers heavily on the relationship between the film's two young leads. While the movie bills itself as a comedy about billionaire recluse Howard Hughes (played by … [Read more...]

Jared Leto To Play Andy Warhol In Biopic

Andy Warhol (Image: Jack Mitchell)

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Suicide Squad star Jared Leto will play iconic artist Andy Warhol in a screen biopic written by the Wolf of Wall Street's Terence Winter. The Oscar winning actor will also produce alongside Hollywood heavyweight Michael De Luca who boasts a string of successful … [Read more...]