Episode 45: Guardians of the Galaxy with guest: Matt King

GOTG_Payoff_1-Sht_v4b_LgIn Episode 45, Doug and Dirty A are joined once again by author Matt King. This time, the trio tackles Marvel’s latest hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, while also taking the time to rundown the highlights of San Diego Comic Con. Take a listen!

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Doug Reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy

GOTG_Payoff_1-Sht_v4b_LgThere’s no doubt that Marvel Studios has another great franchise on their hands with Guardians of the Galaxy. The Guardians themselves are extremely likable and the film is tons of fun. However, some of the elements around them keep the film from being king of the Marvel hill. 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