Movie Review: Live By Night

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Live By Night wasn't a bad movie — far from it — but something was amiss from the whole thing, from beginning to end. Based on the Dennis Lehane (Gone Baby Gone) crime novel of the same name, the film follows Joseph (Ben Affleck) as the son of a police chief … [Read more...]

Ben Affleck: The Batman Is ‘Ahead Of The Curve’

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) What's going on with Ben Affleck's The Batman? At this point your guess is as good as mine. After it looked like everything was going well for the upcoming film, Affleck backtracked to the point of saying he wouldn't even make the film if he didn't think it would be … [Read more...]

Ben Affleck Claims The Batman Has ‘No Script,’ And Won’t Direct Unless It’s ‘Great’

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ben Affleck has revealed The Batman still has “no script” and that he won't direct the picture if the screenplay isn't “really great.” The Oscar winning director is scheduled to helm the first standalone Dark Knight movie since Christopher Nolan's seminal … [Read more...]

Warner Bros. Eyeing July 2018 Release For Ben Affleck’s The Batman

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) While the release date for Ben Affleck's The Batman hasn't been confirmed – it seems July 2018 is a likely bet. Warner Bros. originally scheduled Aquaman for July 27, 2018, but has since moved it to October 5 of that year. The studio has confirmed that the slot … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Accountant

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On balance, does The Accountant have more assets than liabilities? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) One is the loneliest number. And if, by chance, you're an autistic math savant who can take down an enemy with the swipe of a dinner knife? Then you're most definitely the cheese that stands … [Read more...]

Ben Affleck’s Batman Movie Gets A Title, Plus Why Deathstroke Is The Villain

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) After Ben Affleck was announced as Batman for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, I was one of the few who thought he could possibly play the character well. While the film was a disappointment, most of the casting decisions were spot on, including Affleck, who … [Read more...]

When Is Ben Affleck’s Batman Film Coming Out? Maybe Sooner Than You Thought

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. haven't actually been off to a great start with their DC shared universe outings. While the three films that currently compose the DC Extended Universe have been successful at the box-office, the critics haven't been particularly … [Read more...]

Justice League: Batman’s Tactical Batsuit Revealed

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Zack Snyder has tweeted out a new picture from his upcoming Justice League blockbuster featuring Ben Affleck sporting a 'tactical Batsuit'. The pimped outfit looks heavily armoured featuring goggles and is rumored to be hooked up to the batmobile in some … [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...]

New Trailer: Ben Affleck In The Accountant

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The new trailer for the The Accountant sees Batman V Superman star Ben Affleck playing a cross-between Rain Man and Jason Bourne. While that may sound like a throwaway idea for a spoof, that's the premise of Warrior director Gavin O'Connor's new feature and the … [Read more...]

Batman Movie Set In Arkham Asylum With Multiple Villains?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ben Affleck's solo Batman film will reportedly be set in Arkham Asylum and will feature a 'lot of villains'. While this does sound exciting, it should be taken with a large pinch of salt, as reputable fansite Batman-On-Film – which has broken big stories in the … [Read more...]

Final Trailer For Suicide Squad, Plus Character Teasers

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice probably wasn't the huge critical hit that Warner Bros. wanted, but right now it seems that, against all odds, Suicide Squad will be. The film is just a few weeks away, and Warners has released a final trailer that focuses on … [Read more...]

The Flash Film Writers Talk Director & Tone

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Rick Famuyiwa takes on The Flash movie. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice wasn't the movie we were all hoping it to be, and so far the first two films of the DC extended universe have been pretty mediocre, including 2013's Man of Steel. So far, word is that … [Read more...]

New Justice League Details

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) A bevy of set reports have come out for Warner Bros.' Justice League, the followup to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and there are some wonderful details in there. There's a lot to go through so let's just jump right into it! First of all, Steppenwolf … [Read more...]

Warner Bros. Shuffles Release Dates, Including LEGO Movie 2

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The current trend of massive blockbuster franchises, which I would argue started with Iron Man kicking off the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has had a secondary effect. Because studios are producing more big budget blockbusters, the market is getting far more crowded … [Read more...]

WB Places Geoff Johns and Jon Berg In Charge of DC Films

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice wasn't as terrible as the critics made it sound to be, but it also wasn't that good, either. It made money at the box office ($869.8 million worldwide as of May 18, 2016), but not as much as the studio thought it would. For … [Read more...]