Roku Announces New Streaming Devices

Roku Premiere

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Calling it the "the biggest launch in Roku history," the streaming hardware giant announced five new streaming media players to give cord cutters of every budget the ability to stream their favorite TV shows and movies, and they're planning on going for streaming … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Luke Skywalker

luke skywalker mark hamill

(Editor's note: This was one our most popular stories, and since it's Mark Hamill's birthday, we wanted to share it with you!) By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) Mark Hamill was only 25 when he swung his first light saber, and some would say that it was the highlight of his career. The Jedi turns … [Read more...]

NVIDIA SIGGRAPH Panel Explores Storytelling In Virtual Reality


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Not too long ago, SIGGRAPH took place here in Los Angeles. The annual confab is largely about graphics, computer and visual effects, and now virtual reality. But with that new genre of VR comes the undiscovered country of how to tell a great story within that space. … [Read more...]

Rings and Friday the 13th Delayed Yet Again By Paramount


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Something that many in the industry have been expecting has happened: The new Friday the 13th got pushed back to a later date. Paramount originally slated the film to bow in on January 13th, 2017, but has now been pushed to October 13th, 2017. The film has … [Read more...]

Jing Tian and Levi Meden Join Pacific Rim 2 Cast


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Chinese actress Jing Tian is going to be drift compatible with Pacific Rim 2 starring John Boyega, and has been cast in the film, along with Levi Meaden (Aftermath) as a cadet. The actress is known for roles in Chinese films such as New Police Story with Jackie … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Storks


Just how well does this baby fly? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) As Warner Bros.' first big budget animated feature since 2014's The Lego Movie, Storks delivers a nascent idea. Granted, 2016 has previously birthed some well-received originals such as Zootopia and The Secret Life of Pets; … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Magnificent Seven


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Remakes are a staple of Hollywood and have been for years. So if it was popular in the past, executive thinking goes, might as well redo it. So here we are with a remake of The Magnificent Seven, which itself was a remake of the classic Akira Kurosawa film Seven … [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...]

Ghost in the Shell Unleashes Five Cryptic Teasers


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures have just released five, brief ten second teasers for the upcoming film Ghost in the Shell. Based on the manga created by Masamune Shirow, it was originally adapted into the classic anime of the same name by Mamoru Oshii … [Read more...]

New Trailer: Allied Starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following the abrupt end to Brad Pitt's high profile marriage, Paramount Pictures has debuted the latest preview for upcoming drama Allied featuring the actor opposite Oscar winner Marion Cotillard. Of course, the studio cannot be blamed for releasing the new 60 … [Read more...]

New Trailers for Phantasm: Ravager and Phantasm: Remastered


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Phantasm is a classic science-fiction/horror film which influenced an entire generation of filmmakers, including J.J. Abrams. So what do you do when you have one of the most successful production companies in Hollywood called Bad Robot that worked on such huge … [Read more...]

L.A. Confidential Director Curtis Hanson Has Died

L.A. Confidential: Director Curtis Hanson and Kim Basinger

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The Oscar-winning screenwriter and director of the seminal L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson has passed away at the age of 71. While authorities have confirmed he died of natural causes, it has been reported that the talented filmmaker was battling Alzheimer's disease … [Read more...]

First Look: Jumanji, Starring The Rock


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Hollywood has been going full tilt with sequels to movies from decades past. Next up will be a sequel to the Robin Williams classic Jumanji starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan. Filming has just begun and we got our first look at the … [Read more...]

The Blair Witch Project Filmmakers Originally Pitched A Prequel


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The new Blair Witch film really didn't grab me all that much, and came off as a "requel" — that is, a reboot disguised as a sequel. It seems like I wasn't the only one, since the film only made a whimper at the box office, having currently grossed only $14.6 … [Read more...]

First Look At Commissioner Gordon and Alternate Justice League Costumes


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) As far as casting goes, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment haven't been as good as Marvel, but that doesn't mean there aren't exceptions. Gal Gadot rocks as Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck was surprisingly great as Batman, and Margot Robbie makes a great Harley … [Read more...]

TIFF 2016 Movie Reviews: Dog Eat Dog, Colossal, and Gringo


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Toronto International Film Festival 2016 has finally come to a close. The festival started on some high notes but the films I caught this year seemed to take a nose dive in the latter half of the festival. Here are the final three films I caught during TIFF … [Read more...]