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Month March 2017

Joss Whedon Eyed to Write, Direct, and Produce Batgirl

The Avengers director and one-time Wonder Woman helmer to take on Batgirl By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Up to this point, the DC Extended Universe has not gone as well as Warner Bros. would have liked. While they’ve made good money at the box office, critics haven’t been kind to the movies — to say the […]

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Filmmaking 101: Directing Actors – Part 5: Analyzing For Character Arc, Through Line, & Beats

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I’ve always said that if you want to direct a film, first you have to direct it in pre-production. This is my way of saying that you should always be prepared before you ever set foot on a set with your plan fully formed. That’s why the last few parts […]

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Better Call Saul Season 3 Will Be Darker & Closer to Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is considered by some to be one of the best series to ever air on television. During its five-year run, Bob Odenkirk brought “criminal” lawyer Saul Goodman to life. The character was so popular he eventually got his own… Continue Reading →

Hawkeye May Join the Cast of Ant-Man and The Wasp

Could Jeremy Renner show up in Ant-Man and The Wasp? By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the more interesting things that Marvel Studios has been doing recently is adding other Avengers from the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the solo films. Later this year we’ll get a chance to see Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok, for example, […]

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A Geek’s Reaction to the New Valerian Trailer

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Luc Besson directed one of my favorite science-fiction space operas with The Fifth Element. It was wild, colorful, strange, and yet somehow still felt like a universe that was lived in. Sure, not a lot of it actually made any kind of sense, but it was so much fun that […]

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Spider-Man May Exit The MCU After Spider-Man: Homecoming 2

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the smartest things that Sony has ever done was lend Marvel Studios the rights to Spider-Man. After the critical panning and underperformance of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the studio really didn’t know what to do with the property. They were hoping to kick-off the Spidey-Verse, but it seemed that […]

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Transformers 5 CinemaCon Footage Details Tease Bumblebee’s Past

Love them or hate them, Michael Bay’s Transformers films have been huge at the box-office. The last two films, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Transformers: Age of Extinction, broke a billion dollars each – which is why Paramount decided to put a writing… Continue Reading →

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

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 more notes. Remember, […]

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15 Ways Science Might Give Us Superpowers

Many kids grew up reading comic books of Green Lantern or X-Men. Stories of fantastic people with extraordinary abilities as they tried to make the world a better place or …

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A Geek’s Reaction to the 2nd Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer

The new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Spider-Man is one of the crown jewels in Marvel comics. The character is widely loved, and tends to have big roles in some of the event series, which is why Marvel Studios pursued adding him to the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the big screen. I […]

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