Doug Reviews: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

After a mountain of behind the scenes drama, the latest Star Wars spinoff, Solo, has arrived in theaters. Director Ron Howard came on board after Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were very publicly fired and extensive reshoots were made. Did Howard deliver a winner? Does this prequel live up to the iconic status of its titular character? Well, I did mention it’s a prequel, right? Continue reading

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EPISODE 145: ALIEN: INCOMPETENT

Spend the long weekend with The Hodgepodge Podcast! In Episode 145, Doug and Dirty A kvetch about Ridley Scott’s second Alien prequel, Alien: Covenant. Is it better than Prometheus? Does it get us any closer to the original film? Also, they talk a little about the other films in the Alien series and discuss some recent movie news. MAJOR SPOILERS for Alien: Covenant are discussed, so be warned! Continue reading

EPISODE 95: PREQUEL MADNESS

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

Doug Reviews: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a surprise to many moviegoers. What looked to be a crass relaunch of a property that was long dead turned out to be one of the best films of 2011 and an exciting and inventive way to restart the franchise. The sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is not the same film. It’s better. Continue reading