Doug Reviews: Detroit (2017)

Academy-Award-Winning Director Kathryn Bigelow re-teams with Screenwriter Mark Boal to deliver one of 2017’s most important and, sadly, relevant films, Detroit. Continue reading



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On Episode 151 of The Hodgepodge Podcast, friend of the show Matt King returns to discuss The Dark Tower. Then, Doug and Dirty A talk about Kathryn Bigelow‘s Detroit! Continue reading


It’s Episode 150 of The Hodgepodge Podcast!!! On this milestone episode, Doug and Dirty A discuss all the goings on at this year’s San Diego Comic Con and then give their thoughts on the films War for the Planet of the Apes and Dunkirk. They wrap up with an EARLY REVIEW of Atomic Blonde! Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Dunkirk (2017)

Since The Dark Knight and Inception, Christopher Nolan’s films have been fantastic spectacles, but lacking narratively (The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar). Does his World War II film, Dunkirk, return him back to excellence or are Nolan’s best days as a filmmaker behind him? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

When Rise of the Planet of the Apes was about to be released in 2011, I was very wary of it, because prequels, as a general rule, are horrible. However, Rise was a surprisingly great film and its sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is practically a masterpiece. Now comes the third film in the series, War for the Planet of the Apes. Does it continue the streak of quality or does it fall into the typical traps of most trilogy-cappers? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: The Big Sick (2017)

From Director Michael Showalter and a screenplay by Emily V. Gordon and star Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick is a romantic comedy of a different type as the characters overcome not only their own neuroses, but also cultural and health demands as well. Is the film worth your time? Continue reading


On Episode 149 of The Hodgepodge Podcast, Doug and Dirty A welcome back friend of the show Matt King to discuss Spider-Man: Homecoming! Is this the first Spider-Man film that Doug will love all the way through? Will it make Matt forget all about Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man 2? Will Dirty A rank it with the Thor movies? Take a listen and find out! Continue reading