Spend the long weekend with The Hodgepodge Podcast! In Episode 145, Doug and Dirty A kvetch about Ridley Scott’s second Alien prequel, Alien: Covenant. Is it better than Prometheus? Does it get us any closer to the original film? Also, they talk a little about the other films in the Alien series and discuss some recent movie news. MAJOR SPOILERS for Alien: Covenant are discussed, so be warned! Continue reading

Happy 40th Anniversary, Star Wars!

Hey Hodgepodgers, Doug here. Every year, I get annoyed at the whole “May the 4th be with You” B.S. that happens every fourth of May. Great, an easy play on words has created an unofficial/official holiday for my favorite movies. Any Star Wars fan worth their salt knows that May 25th should be the actual holiday, because it was on this day in 1977 that Star Wars first burst onto the scene and the public consciousness. That’s 40 years ago for those who are counting. So, we at the Hodgepodge Podcast would like to celebrate Star Wars with the recognition that we NEVER give it on the podcast. 😉 Take a look back at all our Star Wars content and maybe celebrate today by growling like Chewbacca at one of your co-workers! Continue reading


For Episode 144, Doug and Dirty A revisit their Listen to This series and discuss some concerts that they’ve seen recently from artists as diverse as Radiohead to Christopher Cross. Then Doug talks about his new obsession: Gorillaz as well as his thoughts on the new Depeche Mode album, Spirit. It’s all wrapped up with Doug’s review of the new Guy Ritchie film, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Alien: Covenant (2017)

Director Ridley Scott launched the Alien franchise back in 1979 and then returned in 2012 to tell the back story with Prometheus. That film divided the fan base and Scott is back again to continue the story he began in Prometheus with Alien: Covenant. Does this latest film get the franchise back on track or make an even bigger mess? Continue reading


In Episode 143, Doug and Dirty A welcome back friend of the show Matt King to discuss Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! Beware MAJOR SPOILERS throughout! After talking about the film, the boys speculate how this will all tie into Avengers: Infinity War, due out next summer. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

Every so often, the movie studios get it in their heads to tell the King Arthur legend—again. This time, Director Guy Ritchie takes the helm with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Is this one any good or should it be thrown back into the lake? 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


As Doug and Dirty A gear up for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the start of the Summer Movie Season, they take time to review The Circle, starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, and Colossal, featuring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis. MAJOR SPOILERS for Colossal start at 33:31 and end at 44:13, so be warned! Continue reading