Episode 41: 22 Jump Street and Michael Jackson Retrospective

CoverIn Episode 41, Doug and Dirty A discuss the hilarious 22 Jump Street as well as the TV drama that spawned the two Jump Street films. Then, they pivot deftly to discuss the career of Michael Jackson as well as his second posthumous album, XSCAPE. Take a listen! Continue reading

Doug Reviews: 22 Jump Street

22-jump-street-poster1The film reboot of 21 Jump Street was a surprise hit in 2012. Though it had little to do with the television show upon which it was based, the movie pleased both audiences and critics. 22 Jump Street, the inevitable sequel, is more of the same and while that’s just fine, the movie never lets you forget it. Continue reading

Doug: 2014 Summer Movie Preview

2014 Summer PreviewAfter Blogger pissed me off the last few weeks, I’m toying with moving all my future reviews over to The Hodgepodge Podcast page. So, I figured why not start with my 2014 Summer Movie Preview, which was taken down from my Blogger page for dubious reasons. Let me know in the comments if you want all the reviews in one place or if you like it the way it is now. Thanks for reading and listening!

2013 was a fantastic year for films, so it’s going to be tough for 2014 to measure up. While the summer movie season is technically from May through August, one could argue that the best blockbuster of the year has already been released in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but we’ll see if the rest of Hollywood can keep up.

Like I did last year, I’ll be focusing on a small list of titles, as there are over a hundred films due out over the next four months. I’ll detail some that I really want to see, a bunch that are interesting and will probably check out, some I’m on the fence about, and the few that I have absolutely zero interest in and may even actively campaign against. Don’t forget to click on the film titles to see trailers (if one has been released yet). I’ve compiled the lists in order of release—as of right now—and we kick it off with the return of a certain web-crawler. Continue reading