Filmmaking 101: Directing Actors – Part 4: Analyzing the Script for Subtext

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Now that you've gone over the script to remove all but the essential direction and finished your first pass, it's time to start analyzing the story in depth. With the first read, you should have made some notes and every subsequent pass you should make more and … [Read more...]

Donald Glover On Playing Lando Calrissian In Star Wars: Han Solo

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Very rarely in the original Star Wars trilogy do you see a character who is grappling with having to make a difficult decision. That's actually what makes Billy Dee Williams' character Lando Calrissian so intriguing in The Empire Strikes Back — he was a suave … [Read more...]

Disney Still Rumored To Bring Original Star Wars Cut To Blu-Ray

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's not official just yet, but the rumors are flying fast and furious. If it ends up being true, it'll finally be canon ... AGAIN. But if it isn't, it SHOULD be. What am I walking about? It's simple... HAN. SHOT. FIRST. And we're hopefully, we're going to get to see … [Read more...]

You May Be Able To Stream All Six Star Wars Movies On Netflix Soon

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the benefits of having an multi-year deal with Disney, in the year that Star Wars returns to the big screen, is that chances are, you'll be able to stream a few original Star Wars TV series. And maybe, just maybe, the original movies themselves. That's the hint … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction To Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim kicked off with a brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which cranked the hype level to eleven. While I've been eagerly anticipating that film, a part of me has always been apprehensive about it because I was let … [Read more...]

The Plot For Star Wars: Aftermath, Which Bridges Return of the Jedi & The Force Awakens

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the biggest mysteries of the next Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, is what has happened in the past 30 years in universe? For the last few decades, we've had the Expanded Universe that filled the gap of the next 40 or so years in the canon, but with the EU … [Read more...]

JJ Abrams Rumored To Direct Star Wars: Episode IX

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When JJ Abrams was tapped to direct Star Wars: Episode VII, now known as The Force Awakens, many people thought he would also go on to direct the next two movies of sequel trilogy as well. What happened instead was Rian Johnson was hired to write and direct Star … [Read more...]

Darth Vader Returns In Star Wars Rebels

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Darth Vader is a pop cultural icon. After Star Wars: A New Hope came out in 1977, he captured the hearts and minds of the audience as the villain everyone loves to hate. Well, that was until 1980, when The Empire Strikes Back revealed that (35 year old spoiler … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Episode VII – Has A Return To Icy Planet Hoth Been Confirmed?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Like everyone else, I've been keeping a close eye on the spoilers for the next Star Wars film. While I've learned to take some supposed that have been reported with a huge grain of salt (one, frankly, the size of the Death Star), there is something I have heard … [Read more...]

Can Disney Release An Unaltered Blu-Ray Of The Original Star Wars Trilogy?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It is reporting that Disney has plans to release the original Star Wars trilogy in its un-special editioned form on Blu-ray, minus all the new FX, footage, etc. This has kicked up a bit of dust as to whether Disney can even release the films, so the question is if … [Read more...]

Daisy Ridley Confirmed for Star Wars: Episode VIII and Episode IX

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Like all JJ Abrams films, the secrecy surrounding Star Wars: Episode VII is huge. Only a few insiders know what the story is about and who the new actors to the franchise will be playing. We know that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford will be reprising … [Read more...]

Kevin Feige Calls Thanos Marvel’s Emperor Palpatine

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy! There was one huge cameo in Guardians this past weekend. I am, of course, referring to Howard the Duck-- never before has a cameo struck an audience quite like that... except for when Thanos revealed himself in The … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction to Rian Johnson Directing Star Wars: Episode VIII

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Well, I didn't see that one coming! As we've already reported, Rian Johnson, director of Brick and Looper (both awesome films) has landed directorial duties on Star Wars: Episode VIII. More than that, he's also been tapped to write Episode VIII and the treatment … [Read more...]