Doug Reviews: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Three years ago, George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney and it was announced that new Star Wars films would be made, beginning with Episode VII. Well, the film is here now in the form of Director J.J. AbramsThe Force Awakens. Is the film the second coming of The Empire Strikes Back or does it recall a darker time – The Prequels? Continue reading



The countdown is over! Spend the last week leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens listening to Doug, Dirty A, and special guest Matt King bludgeon the last two Star Wars Prequels, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, into submission. Continue reading


It’s finally here! Listen to Doug, Dirty A, and friend of the show Matt King bitch about how George Lucas ruined Star Wars. They discuss the things that didn’t work with the first Prequel film, what might have worked better, and generally lament almost every decision Lucas made. Also, check out the improved audio quality of our brand-spanking new microphone! Take a listen! Continue reading


COVER_87Spend Labor Day weekend with The Hodgepodge Podcast as the countdown to Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues! Doug and Dirty A welcome back author Matt King to discuss the final episode in the Original Trilogy, Return of the Jedi. Let’s just say that this talk will not be as…glowing as the last two. Take a listen and sound off in the comments! Continue reading


COVERIn the run up to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Doug and Dirty A have decided to re-visit the previous six Star Wars films. They begin with Episode IV: A New Hope, or as they know it: STAR WARS. The discussion ranges from the film’s production, what it means to them personally, and its impact on Hollywood in general. Take a listen! Continue reading

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Most Perfect Film Ever Made

The Most Perfect Film Ever Made.

The Most Perfect Film Ever Made.

Is Raiders of the Lost Ark the most perfect film ever made? Doug likes to think so and you can read why over at The Retroist. In his latest essay, he explores all the elements that came together in just the right way to make an enduring classic. Head on over to The Retroist and check it out. Thanks for reading!

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