Since The Dark Knight and Inception, Christopher Nolan’s films have been fantastic spectacles, but lacking narratively (The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar). Does his World War II film, Dunkirk, return him back to excellence or are Nolan’s best days as a filmmaker behind him?
When Rise of the Planet of the Apes was about to be released in 2011, I was very wary of it, because prequels, as a general rule, are horrible. However, Rise was a surprisingly great film and its sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is practically a masterpiece. Now comes the third film in the series, War for the Planet of the Apes. Does it continue the streak of quality or does it fall into the typical traps of most trilogy-cappers?
On Episode 149 of The Hodgepodge Podcast, Doug and Dirty A welcome back friend of the show Matt King to discuss Spider-Man: Homecoming! Is this the first Spider-Man film that Doug will love all the way through? Will it make Matt forget all about Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man 2? Will Dirty A rank it with the Thor movies? Take a listen and find out!
In 2016, thanks to an unprecedented deal between Marvel Studios and Sony, Spider-Man finally appeared in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film—Captain America: Civil War, for those who weren’t paying attention. Now, Sony and Marvel collaborate again with Spider-Man: Homecoming, a solo Spider-Man film that takes place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Does Homecoming break the current streak of awful Spider-Man films?
On Episode 148 of The Hodgepodge Podcast, Doug and Dirty A welcome back friend of the show, author Matt King to discuss the films Baby Driver and Netflix’s Okja. The boys also discuss the behind the scenes drama overtaking the Han Solo spin-off film as well as a few other tangents.
Do you know what the worst part was about Writer-Director Edgar Wright leaving Marvel’s Ant-Man prior to filming? The worst part is that it’s taken four years to get another Edgar Wright film into theaters. However, return Wright does with Baby Driver, a film that is part Heat, part Drive, and part musical comedy—wait, what? Shhhhh, just enjoy the ride. It works.
If there is one Pixar property that I have never been thrilled with, it’s the Cars series. The first one was essentially a kiddie Doc Hollywood, while the second was basically Mater: The Movie. So, when I heard they were making a third Cars film, I audibly groaned. But, it is a Pixar film and I have to see them, even if they are Cars. Is the film any good?
Directed by Colin Trevorrow, The Book of Henry is a strange film. When I left the theater, I felt that I liked it, but the more I thought about it, the more the film fell apart, despite the great performances from its young leads.