Peter Jackson Casts Leads for Mortal Engines

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Peter Jackson made a name for himself in fantasy bringing the Lord of the Rings books to life, and now he's set to produce another visually impressive adaptation. Mortal Engines is set in a far future, where cities have become mobile and travel the world. While … [Read more...]

Will Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Mea Culpa Get The Silmarillion Movie Made?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Not long before Peter Jackson hinted that he was officially directing an upcoming episode of Doctor Who for Series 10, The Hobbit director was candid about the follow-up J.R.R. Tolkien tent pole. He doesn't go easy on himself either. But did he also throw another … [Read more...]

Video: Doctor Who Delivers Directing Contract To Peter Jackson

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've been hearing for awhile now that Peter Jackson has been jonsin' to direct an episode Doctor Who.  He's such a Whovian, that he cast the Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, in the roll of the wizard Radagast for The Hobbit trilogy. And now it looks like he's … [Read more...]

Top 5 Zombie Movies – A Fresh Look

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) A few years back, I did a Top 5 Zombie Movies article, and I feel it's time to revisit the list, as new movies have opened, and I've had more time to consider the classics, as well. The Walking Dead is once again hitting ratings highs, as Rick and his “family” … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: RED’s 8K WEAPON Option Looks Far Over The Horizon

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RED has been ahead of the ultra high definition curve for quite some time, and the rest of the cinematic world is still pushing 4K as the 'brand new, state of the art' tech. This has given RED a comfortable lead. And now, they've become an even greater outlier, with … [Read more...]

Fan Edits The Hobbit Trilogy Into A Single, Four-Hour Movie

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A streamlined version of The Hobbit By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There are a lot of things that have irked me about the Lord of the Rings prequels that comprise The Hobbit. I'll give some credit to director Peter Jackson in that when you watch the whole trilogy in one go, it's far more … [Read more...]

James Cameron Delays Avatar Sequel

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'll tell you one thing about Avatar director James Cameron, the man has no issue about taking his time! In late 2009, Avatar was released and it smashed all kinds of box office records, and guaranteeing that the film would not only get a sequel, but that 20th … [Read more...]

Michael Keaton Headed To Kong: Skull Island

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Michael Keaton is enjoying a comeback in recent years that culminated in his tour-de-force in Alejandro Gonzales Inarittu’s Birdman. His acting career languished in obscurity for a while before he broke out again starting with the RoboCop reboot and then … [Read more...]

RED Celebrates Ten Years of Pushing the Envelope of Digital Cinema

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) These days, it takes a lot to get RED founder Jim Jannard to come back into the spotlight. But when the company you created is about to celebrate its tenth anniversary, well, that's the perfect opportunity to do so. … [Read more...]

December Movie Preview

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) This month's movie schedule is the jam packed full of festive blockbusters and potential award's contenders, lead by Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings, and Wild, opening today. Here's out pick of the best 5: Exodus: Gods and Kings (December 12, 2014) Ridley … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction To The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Final Trailer

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With The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opening next month, PJ has released the final trailer! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This is it, the end of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings series. I've been a bit critical of the past two Hobbit films, because they seem bloated. The An … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction To 27 More Minutes Of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

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Even more The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, now on disc, streaming By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The biggest influence on any fantasy story since the twentieth century is without a doubt The Lord of the Rings. A sprawling epic series by JRR Tolkien, that no one in their right mind would be … [Read more...]

Cameron Considering HFR for Avatar Sequels

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And he may go three times farther than Peter Jackson By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Avatar Director James Cameron is a fan of high frame rate (HFR). He said a few months back that Hobbit director Peter Jackson was really onto something by shooting the Tolkien epic in 48p, and that he was likely … [Read more...]

Tom Hiddleston Goes to Skull Island with Jordan Vogt-Roberts Directing

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Back at the end of July, Legendary made the surprise announcement that they were developing a new King Kong movie called Skull Island with Universal. The teaser did lead to a bit of confusion in the audience, as members who didn't understand the implication of … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I'm a fan of the Lord of the Rings saga both in film and book form. I've read both it and The Hobbit, and even some of the extra books such as the Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales. Of them, The Hobbit is by far my favorite book. It's a short, fast paced … [Read more...]

Moffat Says Peter Jackson Directing Doctor Who Is Probable

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Discussions have gotten serious By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Traveling around the world to hype the premiere of Series 8 of Doctor Who, writer-showrunner Steven Moffat says that Peter Jackson directing an episode of the 50-year-old British Sci-Fi series is more than just a dream for both … [Read more...]