The Fire Still Burns – Depeche Mode’s Ultra Turns 20

Depeche Mode’s 1997 classic Ultra turns 20 today and Doug penned this essay to celebrate the occasion on his website. Read on!


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EPISODE 129: REMEMBERING CARRIE FISHER AND GEORGE MICHAEL

On the final episode of 2016, Doug and Dirty A remember the lives of Carrie Fisher and George Michael. In what seemed like an endless parade of celebrity deaths this year, these two hit Doug and Dirty A the hardest. Please join us in looking back at and saying goodbye to these two great artists. Continue reading

EPISODE 78: STAR WARS

COVERIn the run up to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Doug and Dirty A have decided to re-visit the previous six Star Wars films. They begin with Episode IV: A New Hope, or as they know it: STAR WARS. The discussion ranges from the film’s production, what it means to them personally, and its impact on Hollywood in general. Take a listen! Continue reading

Episode 47: Robin Williams Retrospective

Robin Williams (1951 - 2014)

Robin Williams (1951 – 2014)

Episode 47 is a melancholy affair as Doug and Dirty A discuss the career of the late, great Robin Williams, who passed away on August 11th. Williams was one of the great entertainers and left us far too soon. There will never be another like him. Continue reading

The Dark Knight Returns: The Greatest Batman Story Ever Told?

The Greatest Batman Story Ever Told?

The Greatest Batman Story Ever Told?

The Retroist has posted another one of Doug‘s essays! This one asks the question: Is The Dark Knight Returns the Greatest Batman Story Ever Told? It’s the second essay Doug has done for The Retroist on The Caped Crusader in celebration of Batman’s 75th Anniversary. Check it out and then read his previous essay about Batman: The Animated Series. If you still haven’t gotten enough Batman, check out Episode 32 of The Hodgepodge Podcast which was all about Batman!

 

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Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Most Perfect Film Ever Made

The Most Perfect Film Ever Made.

The Most Perfect Film Ever Made.

Is Raiders of the Lost Ark the most perfect film ever made? Doug likes to think so and you can read why over at The Retroist. In his latest essay, he explores all the elements that came together in just the right way to make an enduring classic. Head on over to The Retroist and check it out. Thanks for reading!

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Transformers: The Movie – The Only Good Transformers Film

The original theatrical poster, to which children around the world screamed, "Who the hell are those guys?"

The original theatrical poster, to which children around the world screamed, “Who the hell are those guys?”

Going to see Trans4mers this weekend? Head on over to The Retroist first to read Doug‘s essay about the only GOOD Transformers film: 1986’s Transformers: The Movie!

http://www.retroist.com/2014/06/26/transformers-the-movie-the-only-good-transformers-film/

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Optimus Prime - He's got "The Touch."

Optimus Prime – He’s got “The Touch.”

Episode 41: 22 Jump Street and Michael Jackson Retrospective

CoverIn Episode 41, Doug and Dirty A discuss the hilarious 22 Jump Street as well as the TV drama that spawned the two Jump Street films. Then, they pivot deftly to discuss the career of Michael Jackson as well as his second posthumous album, XSCAPE. Take a listen! Continue reading

Batman: The Animated Series is The Dark Knight Defined

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The Retroist has posted another one of Doug‘s essays. This one is in celebration of Batman’s 75th Anniversary and discusses what he considers to be the best cartoon of all: Batman: The Animated Series. Take a look: http://www.retroist.com/2014/06/10/batman-the-animated-series-dark-knight-defined/

When you’re done reading the essay, re-visit Episode 32, which was all about Batman and if you really need to scratch that Batman itch, continue with Episode 22, our Cartoon Spectacular!

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