Doug Reviews: American Assassin (2017)

When I saw the first trailer for American Assassin, the first film based on author Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp character, I had hopes that this would be a different kind of spy film—the making of an assassin. Then, the second trailer looked like the film would be a schlocky piece of crap. Which one was the better barometer? Continue reading

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EPISODE 155: IT’S OUR FALL MOVIE PREVIEW!

Episode 155 of The Hodgepodge Podcast features Doug and Dirty A’s Fall Movie Preview! Take a listen to find out all the films the boys are looking forward to as the studios deliver their Oscar hopefuls and massive blockbusters! But first, Dirty A gives his review of the film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT! Continue reading

EPISODE 151: THE DETROIT TOWER

Sometimes, life gets busy…and you forget to post the latest episode of your podcast. 😀

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

Doug Reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

After the success of Writer-Director James Gunn‘s 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy, there was no doubt that a sequel would follow in short order. However, is Volume 2 an upgrade over the original or have these Marvel heroes already peaked? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

After an avalanche of controversy about whitewashing and cultural appropriation, the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell is finally here. Does the film capture the mystique of the manga and anime it is based on or does it successfully forge its own path? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Power Rangers (2017)

With superheroes being the big thing in Hollywood these days, it was only a matter of time before someone resurrected the Power Rangers. Does this reboot wash away the cheesy aftertaste of the original show? I can tell you this, it definitely proves that Bryan Cranston can do anything. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Confession time: I have never seen the animated Beauty and the Beast. Until The Lion King, I never got wrapped up in the second Disney golden age and I just never got around to seeing it. Does the new live-action adaptation work for viewers on which nostalgia for the original has no hold? Continue reading