DawnDoug and Dirty A monkey around with DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES in their latest video review! Find out why a film starring digitally-rendered apes is one of the best films of the year. Check it out! Continue reading


Episode 43: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes / Snowpiercer / The Purge: Anarchy

One of these things is not like the others

One of these things is not like the others

Episode 43 of The Hodgepodge Podcast is a Post-Apocalyptic Extravaganza, as Doug and Dirty A discuss two fantastic films in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Snowpiercer and an early look at the not-so-great sequel to The Purge. Okay, the world of The Purge is not post-apocalyptic, but you may wish for the Apocalypse while watching it. Take a listen!

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Doug Reviews: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a surprise to many moviegoers. What looked to be a crass relaunch of a property that was long dead turned out to be one of the best films of 2011 and an exciting and inventive way to restart the franchise. The sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is not the same film. It’s better. 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