By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Films typically go through five stages: Development, pre-production, production, post-production, and distribution. It used to be they were very separate from each other, but over the years there seems to be more blending going on — especially when it comes to production and post-production. There’s no better recent example of this […]
By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In some ways, Quentin Tarantino is one of the last great auteurs of the 70s — even though his first film, Reservoir Dogs, premiered in 1992. His films are so influenced by the 60s and 70s that they always feel somewhat out of sync with current movies. Which is fantastic for […]
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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Last year, Venus Optics announced their Laowa 12mm f/2.8 lens via a Kickstarter campaign which blew way past the initial pledge goal in days. The goal was to create a wide angle lens with near zero distortion. Now they’ve returned with a new shift converter that works with their 12mm lens, […]
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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It was pretty shocking news when Ben Affleck dropped out of directing The Batman at the beginning of the year. I personally thought it was a smart move, as I would rather Affleck focus on performance. Not only is the role of playing Batman far more demanding than most of […]
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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Stranger Things was the sleeper hit of summer 2016. It harkened back to some of my favorite movies of the 80s, and really understood the tone of those films so well that at times it felt like I was watching a forgotten movie from the era. Fortunately, it eas such […]
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Marvel’s Black Panther is taking inspiration from two of the most famous movie properties of all time. One of the criticisms that the Marvel Cinematic Universe had when it was starting out was that the Avengers lacked cultural diversity during Phase 1…. Continue Reading →
By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Alien: Covenant ended up not being the hit that it was supposed to be. Considering that Prometheus made $403 million at the box office, and forced director Ridley Scott to rethink the sequel, you would expect that the studio and filmmaker would hope that Covenant would post a better gross. […]
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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Directors Mark and Jay Duplass have teamed up with moviemaking-centric crowdfunding platform Seed&Spark to launch a new filmmaking contest called Hometown Heroes. The new initiative is set to not only give five lucky independent filmmakers up to $25,000 to produce their films, but the Duplass brothers will also join the production […]
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