EPISODE 136: LOGAN

For Episode 136 of The Hodgepodge Podcast, Doug and Dirty A welcome back author Matt King to discuss Hugh Jackman‘s final go as Wolverine in Logan! Does everyone love this latest X-Film?

BEWARE: MAJOR SPOILERS THROUGHOUT – Go see Logan first, THEN listen to the episode if you don’t want to be spoiled!

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Doug Reviews: Logan (2017)

Logan represents Hugh Jackman’s final performance as the X-Man Wolverine, but this film is about as far from an X-Men film as you can get. Does Jackman go out on a high note or should he just have left well-enough alone? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Eddie the Eagle, directed by Dexter Fletcher and produced—in part—by Matthew Vaughn’s Marv Films, is loosely based on the life story of Michael Edwards, or Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, a British ski jumper that competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics. The film is positioning itself as a feel-good movie, but does it stick the landing? Continue reading

EPISODE 101: DEADPOOL SNUFFS EDDIE CAESAR

All alone on Valentine’s Day? Cozy up with Doug and Dirty A as they welcome back author Matt King to shower love on Ryan ReynoldsDeadpool and give the cold shoulder to Hail, Caesar and Eddie the Eagle. Continue reading

EPISODE 04: MARVEL VILLAIN PARTY!

In this episode from October 2015, Doug and Matt discussed Hugh Jackman‘s pick to take over as Wolverine, Batman v. Superman stuff, and in celebration of the Blu-Ray release of Age of Ultron, they had a discussion about the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s villains. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: CHAPPiE

Chappie-Movie-PosterA movie that brings up issues of Artificial Intelligence, consciousness, and what it means to be alive is a movie that should generate questions from its audience. Unfortunately, the only question generated from Director Neill Blomkamp’s CHAPPiE is: Was District 9 a fluke? Continue reading

Episode 66: Spider Man Comes Home feat. Special Guest: Matt King

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ONE person isn’t happy about the news.

In Episode 66, Doug and Dirty A welcome back friend of the show Matt King to FINALLY discuss the big Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe news. This news was very close to Matt’s heart and he may or may not have cried several times throughout the recording. Take a listen and judge for yourself! Continue reading

Doug Reviews: X Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men_Days_of_Future_Past_(film)_poster_003If you read my X-Men Retrospective—and if you haven’t, why are you reading this first?—you’ll know that I hold the first two X-Men films by Bryan Singer in high regard. However, ever since Singer departed the franchise to go screw up Superman, the X-Men series has been on shaky ground. It took some solid steps forward with X-Men First Class and The Wolverine, but I was still nervous about X-Men: Days of Future Past. Singer was back in the director’s chair, but his track record hasn’t been great lately and Fox has a habit of screwing up my X-Men. So, it’s really difficult to write this review, because I’m trying to think of a grade that can appropriately sum up how I felt about this film.

We’ll start with this: X-Men: Days of Future Past is the best X-Men film since X-Men 2. Continue reading