Happy New Year! After a long hiatus, Doug takes a break from his play rehearsals to welcome back friend of the show Matt King to discuss Star Wars: The Last Jedi as well as Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment properties, and (finally) Justice League. Continue reading


Doug Reviews: Coco (2017)

From Directors Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, Pixar’s Coco is the studio’s second film this year and its first original since 2015. Does it capture the magic of Pixar’s best or is it one of their more forgettable films? 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


In Episode 114 of The Hodgepodge Podcast, Doug and Dirty A pull a fast one and table the Pixar discussion for another time. Instead, they discuss Finding Dory by its lonesome as well as The Shallows and….*sigh* Independence Day: Resurgence. Then Doug gives some thoughts on Nicolas Winding Refn‘s latest, The Neon Demon. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Finding Dory (2016)

It’s been thirteen years since Pixar released Finding Nemo. That film became an absolute phenomenon that summer and when Disney finally bought Pixar and instituted their two original films for one sequel/prequel rule, it was inevitable that a sequel to Nemo would be coming. Now, Finding Dory is here, but is it more Toy Story 2 or Cars 2? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Director James Bobin takes over from Tim Burton with Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass. The film has sumptuous visuals, but was it really necessary? I’ve never seen 2010’s Alice in Wonderland, and even I can answer that question. Continue reading