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

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Doug’s 2016 Summer Movie Preview!

It’s that time of year again—that time when blockbusters come out to play. However, in 2016, you’d be hard-pressed to see the summer movie-going season as any different from the rest of 2016 so far. February brought us Deadpool, March was Zootopia and Batman v Superman, (yes, despite the critical shellacking, it made money), and April has just delivered The Jungle Book. But during the summer months, these colossal movies will be coming at audiences every week.

As usual, I’ve compiled a list of the films I’m most looking forward to with some B-listers thrown in as well. The dates listed here are subject to change, but I’ve got all these films in order of release as of today. Click on the film titles to see the trailers. And as has been the case several times since I started the annual feature, it all kicks off with a Marvel movie… Continue reading

3rd Annual Oscars Live Blog!

Welcome to The Hodgepodge Podcast’s 3rd 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! Continue reading

ANNOUNCEMENT: 3rd Annual Oscars Live Blog!

It’s that time of year again and for the third year in a row, Doug and Dirty A will be live blogging The Oscars! The show starts at 8:30PM EST on Sunday, February 28th, but the boys will be up and running around 8PM with last-minute predictions and snarky comments. Be sure to visit The Hodgepodge Podcast for all your Oscars coverage!

Doug’s Fall 2014 Movie Preview

CoverI compiled a list of films that I want to see for the last third of the year and came up with thirty-six titles. Unfortunately, I just don’t have the time to churn out an article of that size right now—self-publishing your first novel is a time-drain, kids. So instead, I selected thirteen films that I’m most looking forward to from September through December. As I’ve done with all my preview features in the past, I’ll list the titles in current release date order, but the one I’m most excited for rhymes with “winter cellar.” Continue reading

Avengers 2 Dream Scene

 

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Something’s missing…

Doug‘s been thinking about Avengers: Age of Ultron – a lot. Head over to his author page to see what scene he would add to the upcoming sequel. If you’re a Marvel fan, you won’t be disappointed! Continue reading

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: How the Heck Did We Get Here?

Remember these guys?

Remember these guys?

While Doug puts the finishing touches on his review of the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, head on over to The Retroist and read his personal retrospective of the Turtles’ 30 year history! Continue reading

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Most Perfect Film Ever Made

The Most Perfect Film Ever Made.

The Most Perfect Film Ever Made.

Is Raiders of the Lost Ark the most perfect film ever made? Doug likes to think so and you can read why over at The Retroist. In his latest essay, he explores all the elements that came together in just the right way to make an enduring classic. Head on over to The Retroist and check it out. Thanks for reading!

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Transformers: The Movie – The Only Good Transformers Film

The original theatrical poster, to which children around the world screamed, "Who the hell are those guys?"

The original theatrical poster, to which children around the world screamed, “Who the hell are those guys?”

Going to see Trans4mers this weekend? Head on over to The Retroist first to read Doug‘s essay about the only GOOD Transformers film: 1986’s Transformers: The Movie!

http://www.retroist.com/2014/06/26/transformers-the-movie-the-only-good-transformers-film/

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Optimus Prime - He's got "The Touch."

Optimus Prime – He’s got “The Touch.”

Depeche Mode 101: The Making of a Superfan

Depeche Mode 101 (Clockwise from Top Left): Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Alan Wilder, Andy Fletcher

Depeche Mode 101 (Clockwise from Top Left): Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Alan Wilder, Andy Fletcher

Once again, The Retroist has published one of Doug‘s essays! This one is a (black) celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Depeche Mode’s double live album and documentary, 101! Take a look!

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