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: Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Director James Bobin takes over from Tim Burton with Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass. The film has sumptuous visuals, but was it really necessary? I’ve never seen 2010’s Alice in Wonderland, and even I can answer that question. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

The first Neighbors movie had a lot of laughs with protagonists that were barely likable. Its sequel, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is…well, I think I at least like the protagonists better this time around. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: London Has Fallen (2016)

Three years ago, Gerard Butler starred in Olympus Has Fallen, a competent R-rated movie with a pedestrian script and balls-to-the-walls action. Its sequel, London Has Fallen, is all of that, just dumber. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)

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. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation

mission_impossible__rogue_nation_ver9_xxlgThe Mission: Impossible series has proven over the years to be fairly reliable in terms of quality. The first movie was solid, while the second was far shakier, but three had a great villain in Philip Seymour Hoffman and 2011’s Ghost Protocol marked a kind of renaissance for the series. Now with the fifth entry in the series, Rogue Nation, the message seems to be, “if ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Continue reading

EPISODE 82: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

82_COVERIn Episode 82 of The Hodgepodge Podcast, Doug and Dirty A continue their countdown to Star Wars: The Force Awakens by discussing the best Star Wars film of them all, The Empire Strikes Back! Special Guest Matt King comes along for a dip in the nostalgia as three men unabashedly profess their love for a movie. Take a listen! Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Terminator: Genisys

terminator_genisys_ver12_xlgTerminator: Genisys, the fifth in the Terminator series, is a strange film and it’s not just because the producers can’t spell genesis. As a big, dumb action movie, it’s entertaining enough, but the verbal gymnastics the actors have to go through to make sense of the convoluted plot beg the question: Should the Terminator franchise even be a thing? Continue reading