Doug Reviews: The Mummy (2017)

In the lead up to the latest re-make of The Mummy, my greatest hope was that Tom Cruise’s general talent for picking good material meant that this movie would be worth a damn. Unfortunately, Cruise’s powers were rendered useless by Director/Co-Writer/Hack Alex Kurtzman’s powers of awfulness. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Wonder Woman (2017)

Now that there have been three different Supermen, three different Spider-Men, and five different Batmen, I guess it’s okay that Wonder Woman gets her own movie. The question is: does it finally set the DC Expanded Universe on the right track? Continue reading


Spend the long weekend with The Hodgepodge Podcast! In Episode 145, Doug and Dirty A kvetch about Ridley Scott’s second Alien prequel, Alien: Covenant. Is it better than Prometheus? Does it get us any closer to the original film? Also, they talk a little about the other films in the Alien series and discuss some recent movie news. MAJOR SPOILERS for Alien: Covenant are discussed, so be warned! Continue reading

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


For Episode 144, Doug and Dirty A revisit their Listen to This series and discuss some concerts that they’ve seen recently from artists as diverse as Radiohead to Christopher Cross. Then Doug talks about his new obsession: Gorillaz as well as his thoughts on the new Depeche Mode album, Spirit. It’s all wrapped up with Doug’s review of the new Guy Ritchie film, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Alien: Covenant (2017)

Director Ridley Scott launched the Alien franchise back in 1979 and then returned in 2012 to tell the back story with Prometheus. That film divided the fan base and Scott is back again to continue the story he began in Prometheus with Alien: Covenant. Does this latest film get the franchise back on track or make an even bigger mess? Continue reading