Doug Reviews: The Theory of Everything

TheoryOfEverythingPoster-01Director James Marsh‘s latest film, The Theory of Everything, based on Jane Hawking‘s memoir, tells the story of her life with theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne). However, does it tell the whole story?

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Doug Reviews: Dumb and Dumber To

dumb_and_dumber_to_ver8_xlgYou know what you’re getting with the sequel to Dumb and Dumber—pretty much more of the same. In fact, it’s impressive how Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels effortlessly shifted back into Lloyd and Harry after twenty years. But, was it a sequel that needed to be made? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Birdman

BirdmanDirector Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), is a weird, funny, technically inventive picture and a showcase for star, Michael Keaton. However, while the film got a little too weird for me at times, it’s still one of the better films this year. Continue reading

Episode 52: The Furious Judge Kills Men, Women and Children Messengers

coverIn Episode 52, Doug and Dirty A tackle four films of varying quality and then drop dime on two stinkers. Films discussed include: Fury, The Judge, Kill the Messenger, Men, Women & Children, Dracula Untold, and Left Behind. Yes, Left Behind. Take a listen! Continue reading

Episode 50: 5 for 50

COVERFor the milestone 50th episode of The Hodgepodge Podcast, Doug and Dirty A discuss a slew of films including: A Walk Among the Tombstones, The Equalizer, The Maze Runner, This is Where I Leave You, and The Skeleton Twins. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: The Skeleton Twins

hr_The_Skeleton_Twins_1Indie dramedy The Skeleton Twins comes from Director Craig Johnson and stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, who both channel the chemistry they honed on Saturday Night Live to create a funny, touching story of siblings trying to find their way in the world. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: U2: Songs Of Innocence

U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. embraces his teenage son, echoing back to the covers of Boy and War

U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. embraces his teenage son, echoing back to the covers of Boy and War

And lo, it came to pass that U2 and Apple shocked the world by not only announcing the long-awaited U2 album, but releasing it on the same day for free to all iTunes users. Then, an uproar rose up from both those who do not like U2 and those who clearly do not understand how the cloud works. What’s been lost in all this hullabaloo is whether or not Songs Of Innocence is any good or not. The answer is yes, yes it is. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: The Equalizer

equalizer_ver9_xlgFor what seems like years, I’ve heard about Denzel Washington’s adaptation of the CBS television show The Equalizer. The movie has finally arrived and Washington has reunited with his Training Day director, Antoine Fuqua to deliver a solid revenge thriller that could have been tightened here and there to make it one of the greats. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: This is Where I Leave You

this_is_where_i_leave_you_posterThis is Where I Leave You, Director Shawn Levy’s adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s novel of the same name, is a funny, touching film with a knockout cast. However, a film adaptation might not have been the best way to tell the story. Continue reading