Doug Reviews: Doctor Strange (2016)

And so, Marvel Studios brings audiences the story of Doctor Strange, another arrogant prick who needs a lesson in humility. Does this superhero origin story stack up with Marvel’s best or is this a subpar effort? Continue reading

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Doug Reviews: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

When I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier back in 2014, I was completely blown away. Now, Directors Joe and Anthony Russo are back with the sequel, Captain America: Civil War, but they also have the unenviable task of not only following up, arguably, the best movie Marvel’s ever made, but also craft a semi-sequel to last year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Do they knock both tasks out of the park, or are moviegoers in for a long few years when these guys take over Avengers: Infinity War? Continue reading

EPISODE 83: ANT MAN with special guest MATT KING

cover_83Hodgepodge Podcast Episode 83 brings another Marvel Movie Discussion with friend of the show, author Matt King! This time Matt joins Doug and Dirty A to talk all about Marvel’s latest film, Ant-Man. They also take some time to discuss the latest Batman v. Superman trailer released at San Diego Comic Con as well as the Suicide Squad sneak peek and the look of X-Men: Apocalypse‘s title villain. Take a listen! Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Ant Man

ant_man_ver13_xlgAnt-Man was supposed to be part of Marvel Studios’ first slate of films along with Iron Man. It’s been in development since 2006 and was to be co-written and directed by Edgar Wright. None of these things happened, but did the loss of a unique auteur ruin the character for film forever? Continue reading

EPISODE 74: MOVIE NERDS ASSEMBLE!

COVERIt’s a Giant-Sized edition of The Hodgepodge Podcast! In this episode, Doug and Dirty A welcome back author Matt King to the podcast to discuss the micro-budget indie Avengers: Age of Ultron. But the Marvel goodness doesn’t stop there as the guys FINALLY get to go in-depth on Netflix’s new Daredevil show. Add to that, a discussion of the newly released Star Wars: The Force Awakens details revealed by Vanity Fair. It’s a monster episode! Take a listen! Continue reading

EPISODE 73: ME AND EARL AND THE ROBOT GIRL

COVERAfter a short break, Doug and Dirty A spend their time before seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron to discuss two great films: Ex Machina and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Then, the talk turns to some of the great comedies currently airing on the old boob tube. Take a listen! Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Summer Movie Season has begun and The Avengers are back! Is Age of Ultron the best Marvel movie yet or just another cog in the Marvel Machine? Continue reading

Episode 71: Get Hard! It’s Our 2015 Summer Movie Preview!

COVERThe Summer Movie Season is almost here, folks, so Doug and Dirty A deliver their take on some of the films heading to theaters over the next three months. First, though, they clean up some old business by FINALLY delivering their review of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart in Get Hard. Take a listen! Continue reading

Doug’s 2015 Summer Movie Preview!

2015 SUMMER PREVIEWIt’s that time of year again when the temperatures remind those in denial that maybe the Earth is getting hotter and everyone seeks shelter in the air-conditioned sanctuary that is the local multiplex. But what to watch once you’re there? Well, I’m here to clue you in on twenty-two of the films I’m most curious about this summer. Like with my Fall Preview last year, this will be a curtailed affair, so I won’t be slamming too many films as unwatchable, but in looking at the calendar, I don’t see many egregious offenders—for once. Maybe that means movies are getting better? But it’s probably more because Paul Blart 2 is a spring release.

As always, I’ll list the films in order by release date, but of course, those dates are always subject to change. 2015 is shaping up to be a movie year for the ages and it all begins with a minor indie release called: Continue reading