Doug and Dirty A are back with Episode 93 of The Hodgepodge Podcast! In this episode, they welcome back friend of the show author Matt King to discuss the latest James Bond film, Spectre, as well as the final Hunger Games movie, and the new Netflix series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Before that, though, they take time to run down the first trailer from Captain America: Civil War.
Well, that’s settled. Finally, the world can rejoice with the concluding chapter in the Hunger Games trilogy tetralogy—rejoice because it’s over. Thank God I’ll never have to hear the names Peeta or Gale ever again.
In Episode 55 of the podcast, Doug and Dirty A discuss what will probably be the biggest movie of the year in Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. Then the discussion turns to a pair of indie films: the intense Whiplash and Jon Stewart’s Rosewater, before finishing up with a chat about Horrible Bosses 2. This episode was recorded pre-Thanksgiving, so that’s why the whole episode isn’t just a huge freakout over the new Star Wars trailer. That will be next episode. Thanks for listening!
A few years ago, Warner Brothers started the trend of taking the final volume of an adaptation and splitting it into two films. That film/adaptation was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Lionsgate has continued this questionable trend with the final volume of the Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay. Harry Potter was 759 pages, while Mockingjay was 400. The former probably deserved the split film treatment, while the latter just feels like it’s milking the audience.