Doug’s 2017 Summer Movie Preview!

It’s that time of year again, where the major movie studios throw blockbuster films at moviegoers’ feet! However, with films like Logan, Beauty and the Beast, and Fate of the Furious releasing in the first third of the year, and future hits Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, and The Last Jedi coming in the last two months, is summer still a special season for movies? Yes, and I’m about to tell you why.

As usual, I’ve listed the films I’m interested in seeing in their current order of release, as these dates are subject to change. At the end, I’ve included a short list of the films I’m iffy on and three that I’m avoiding like the plague. Click on the titles to see the trailers (if available) and here…we…go! Continue reading

EPISODE 141: FREE FIRING OUR 2017 SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW!

On Episode 141 of The Hodgepodge Podcast, Doug and Dirty A review Free Fire before diving head first into their 2017 Summer Movie Preview! The boys discuss all the movies they’re looking forward to this blockbuster season and several that they’re not so hot on.

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Doug’s 2016 Fall Movie Preview!

It’s that time of year again—actually, it’s PAST that time of year again, but I was on vacation—time for my Fall Movie Preview! The Oscar Race begins here as a ton of prestige films try to get out before the end of the year, while some last minute blockbusters try to make a few bucks in a release schedule that is less top-heavy than what we saw in the summer. As usual, I’ll be running down the films that I’ll most be looking forward to that will be released over the next four months. Be warned, though, Fall Films are notorious for shifting release dates as studios jockey for the best Oscar position and many of the dates listed here are initial dates for when these films launch in limited release—you may not see them in your area until January. Take a gander! Continue reading

EPISODE 109: 2016 SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW!

Doug and Dirty A are again joined by author Matt King for a truncated Episode 109. Seriously, this might be the shortest Hodgepodge Podcast ever. The boys speed through some of their most anticipated films of the summer and they kick it off with a movie that’s already out in theaters, Captain America: Civil War. Continue reading

Doug’s 2016 Summer Movie Preview!

It’s that time of year again—that time when blockbusters come out to play. However, in 2016, you’d be hard-pressed to see the summer movie-going season as any different from the rest of 2016 so far. February brought us Deadpool, March was Zootopia and Batman v Superman, (yes, despite the critical shellacking, it made money), and April has just delivered The Jungle Book. But during the summer months, these colossal movies will be coming at audiences every week.

As usual, I’ve compiled a list of the films I’m most looking forward to with some B-listers thrown in as well. The dates listed here are subject to change, but I’ve got all these films in order of release as of today. Click on the film titles to see the trailers. And as has been the case several times since I started the annual feature, it all kicks off with a Marvel movie… Continue reading

Doug’s 2015 Fall Movie Preview!

Let’s get this out of the way right from the start: there are a LOT of great movies coming out this Fall Movie Season, but there’s really only one that I absolutely HAVE to see…seven times. As usual, I have compiled a small list of the titles I’m most looking forward to the last quarter of the year. If you want a more expansive preview, I suggest you check out Entertainment Weekly’s—they do a good job. Also remember, these titles are listed in order of release as they stand now. All dates are subject to change. So, without further ado, let’s go to the movies! Continue reading

Episode 71: Get Hard! It’s Our 2015 Summer Movie Preview!

COVERThe Summer Movie Season is almost here, folks, so Doug and Dirty A deliver their take on some of the films heading to theaters over the next three months. First, though, they clean up some old business by FINALLY delivering their review of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart in Get Hard. Take a listen! Continue reading

Doug’s 2015 Summer Movie Preview!

2015 SUMMER PREVIEWIt’s that time of year again when the temperatures remind those in denial that maybe the Earth is getting hotter and everyone seeks shelter in the air-conditioned sanctuary that is the local multiplex. But what to watch once you’re there? Well, I’m here to clue you in on twenty-two of the films I’m most curious about this summer. Like with my Fall Preview last year, this will be a curtailed affair, so I won’t be slamming too many films as unwatchable, but in looking at the calendar, I don’t see many egregious offenders—for once. Maybe that means movies are getting better? But it’s probably more because Paul Blart 2 is a spring release.

As always, I’ll list the films in order by release date, but of course, those dates are always subject to change. 2015 is shaping up to be a movie year for the ages and it all begins with a minor indie release called: Continue reading

Episode 60: 2015 Preview!

Video Background_60With the first episode of 2015 – or at least the first recorded this year – Doug and Dirty A discuss what’s in store for 2015. They talk about the winter’s new shows as well as some returning favorites before turning their attention to some upcoming films that they’re interested in seeing. Take a listen! Continue reading

Doug’s Fall 2014 Movie Preview

CoverI compiled a list of films that I want to see for the last third of the year and came up with thirty-six titles. Unfortunately, I just don’t have the time to churn out an article of that size right now—self-publishing your first novel is a time-drain, kids. So instead, I selected thirteen films that I’m most looking forward to from September through December. As I’ve done with all my preview features in the past, I’ll list the titles in current release date order, but the one I’m most excited for rhymes with “winter cellar.” Continue reading