Doug Reviews: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Despite what Marvel’s producers may have you believe, there is most certainly a hierarchy to the Avengers roster. At the top, there are Captain America and Iron Man—number one and number two really depend on who has a movie out at the moment—and way below them is Thor. Now, that’s not entirely the character’s fault. His films have been sub-par with inconsistent writing throughout. Is the third time the charm with Thor: Ragnarok? Continue reading

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Doug Reviews: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

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? Continue reading

EPISODE 112: X-MEN: LITERAL APOCALYPSE

For Episode 112 of The Hodgepodge Podcast, Doug and Dirty A welcome back friend of the show author Matt King for a SPOILER-FILLED discussion of the latest X-Men film, Apocalypse! Take a listen as the boys bitch about everything Fox CONTINUES to get wrong about Doug’s favorite comic book! Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

When I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier back in 2014, I was completely blown away. Now, Directors Joe and Anthony Russo are back with the sequel, Captain America: Civil War, but they also have the unenviable task of not only following up, arguably, the best movie Marvel’s ever made, but also craft a semi-sequel to last year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Do they knock both tasks out of the park, or are moviegoers in for a long few years when these guys take over Avengers: Infinity War? Continue reading

EPISODE 13: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: CIVIL WAR!

In Episode 13 of The Crossover Podcast, Doug and Matt delve into the latest (final?) trailer for Captain America: Civil War before turning their attention to the DC side of the street. They discuss the latest news on the animated Killing Joke film and then respond to a couple of Collider articles ranking the films of Superman and Batman. Continue reading

EPISODE 11: CAPTAIN DEADPOOL!

In Episode 11 of The Crossover Podcast, Doug and Matt discuss the latest Marvel “flop,” Deadpool with “box office poison” Ryan Reynolds. Then they break down the comic book film spots that aired during the Super Bowl before turning their attention to the rumored studio concerns about Warner Brothers’ Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. 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

Doug Reviews: Deadpool (2016)

It’s been a long road to movie theaters for Deadpool. For a little over a decade, Ryan Reynolds has been trying to get the “Merc with the Mouth” into cinemas. He had a bit part in X-Men Origins: Wolverine – an adaptation of the character so botched, it almost killed any hope of ever seeing Deadpool on the big screen ever again. However, through perseverance – and a few key leaks of script and footage over the years – Fox gave the project the green light and he is finally barreling into theaters. However, is the film really worth all this hype? Continue reading

EPISODE 10: MEET THE SUICIDE SQUAD!

In Episode 10 of The Crossover Podcast, Doug and Matt discuss the explosion of news from DC / WB concerning the DC Extended Universe films including: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, and Suicide Squad! Then talk turns to Marvel TV, Movies, and Comic Books!  Continue reading

EPISODE 07: LIGHTEN UP, HONKIES!

On Episode 7 of The Crossover Podcast, Doug and Matt discussed the (probably true) rumor that Fantastic Four will be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hulk showing up in Thor: Ragnarok, and then race and gender in comic book movies. But at the start, it’s all about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Continue reading