Doug’s 2017 Fall Movie Preview!

Holy cow, this year’s Fall Movie Preview is late—hey, I’m allowed to go on vacation too—it’s also chockful of (potentially) great movies. This fall movie season has got everything from major, major blockbusters, to Oscar hopefuls, to more mid-level films that just hope to score your attention for two hours. This year, I’ve grouped the films by release date, but be advised, those dates are always subject to change. In fact, the only one that won’t change is my first entry, because that film is already in theaters: Continue reading

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Happy 40th Anniversary, Star Wars!

Hey Hodgepodgers, Doug here. Every year, I get annoyed at the whole “May the 4th be with You” B.S. that happens every fourth of May. Great, an easy play on words has created an unofficial/official holiday for my favorite movies. Any Star Wars fan worth their salt knows that May 25th should be the actual holiday, because it was on this day in 1977 that Star Wars first burst onto the scene and the public consciousness. That’s 40 years ago for those who are counting. So, we at the Hodgepodge Podcast would like to celebrate Star Wars with the recognition that we NEVER give it on the podcast. 😉 Take a look back at all our Star Wars content and maybe celebrate today by growling like Chewbacca at one of your co-workers! Continue reading

Doug’s 2017 Summer Movie Preview!

It’s that time of year again, where the major movie studios throw blockbuster films at moviegoers’ feet! However, with films like Logan, Beauty and the Beast, and Fate of the Furious releasing in the first third of the year, and future hits Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, and The Last Jedi coming in the last two months, is summer still a special season for movies? Yes, and I’m about to tell you why.

As usual, I’ve listed the films I’m interested in seeing in their current order of release, as these dates are subject to change. At the end, I’ve included a short list of the films I’m iffy on and three that I’m avoiding like the plague. Click on the titles to see the trailers (if available) and here…we…go! Continue reading

4TH ANNUAL OSCARS LIVE BLOG!!!

Welcome to The Hodgepodge Podcast’s 4th Annual Oscar Live Blog! Doug and Dirty A will be listing winners and losers and giving their commentary on the ceremony. Who knows? You might read comments from a special guest! The festivities get started around 8PM EST, so be sure to come back to the site then and refresh often! Thanks for reading! Continue reading

ANNOUNCING: 4TH ANNUAL OSCARS LIVEBLOG!

The Oscars are this Sunday (February 26th) and for the fourth year in a row, The Hodgepodge Podcast will be live-blogging the event! So, if you’ve always wanted The Oscars to have live commentary like a sporting event, but in printed words only, this is the place to be! Jimmy Kimmel hosts the event, (The Oscars, not our liveblog), and we’ll finally all get to see if Hollywood can resist giving La La Land every award that night. The fun will start around 8PM EST (the telecast on ABC begins at 7PM with red carpet arrivals, but the actual ceremony starts at 8:30PM). So, swing on over during the show and see if Doug and Dirty A admit to blubbering uncontrollably once they get to memorializing Carrie Fisher.

The Best Films of 2016!

Doug and Dirty A attempted to record an episode covering their picks for the best films of 2016. They got nearly to the end and Doug’s laptop took a huge dump, wiping out all the audio already recorded. So, they decided to present their picks this way, since they’ve talked about the majority of these films already on the podcast. So, without further ado, here are The Hodgepodge Podcast’s picks for the Best Films of 2016! Continue reading

Doug’s 2016 Fall Movie Preview!

It’s that time of year again—actually, it’s PAST that time of year again, but I was on vacation—time for my Fall Movie Preview! The Oscar Race begins here as a ton of prestige films try to get out before the end of the year, while some last minute blockbusters try to make a few bucks in a release schedule that is less top-heavy than what we saw in the summer. As usual, I’ll be running down the films that I’ll most be looking forward to that will be released over the next four months. Be warned, though, Fall Films are notorious for shifting release dates as studios jockey for the best Oscar position and many of the dates listed here are initial dates for when these films launch in limited release—you may not see them in your area until January. Take a gander! Continue reading

EPISODE 116: BEYOND SAN DIEGO COMIC CON

In Episode 116 of The Hodgepodge Podcast, Doug and Dirty A welcome back friend of the show author Matt King to discuss the avalanche of news that came out of San Diego Comic Con last week. Then Dirty A and Matt talk about how much they loved Lights Out before the crew delves into Star Trek Beyond. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

After sixteen years of just fighting Magneto, the X-Men finally have another one of their major villains turn up on screen in X-Men: Apocalypse—sorry, Kevin Bacon’s hammy Sebastian Shaw doesn’t count. Does the film raise the series to new heights or does it signal the end of the world? Continue reading