EPISODE 167: SOLO

With Episode 167 of The Hodgepodge Podcast, Doug and Dirty A welcome back friend of the show Matt King as well as their buddy Andre to discuss Solo: A Star Wars Story! Watch out for spoilers throughout and listen to the end for a brief discussion of Andre’s thoughts on The Last Jedi. Continue reading

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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

EPISODE 159: MERGING WITH THE LAST JEDI

Happy New Year! After a long hiatus, Doug takes a break from his play rehearsals to welcome back friend of the show Matt King to discuss Star Wars: The Last Jedi as well as Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment properties, and (finally) Justice League. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

In 2015, The Force Awakens resurrected the Star Wars franchise and became the highest-grossing domestic film of all-time. Now, Writer-Director Rian Johnson brings audiences the eighth film in the Skywalker family saga, The Last Jedi. Does this film re-hash the past or forge a new path into the future for Star Wars? Continue reading

EPISODE 155: IT’S OUR FALL MOVIE PREVIEW!

Episode 155 of The Hodgepodge Podcast features Doug and Dirty A’s Fall Movie Preview! Take a listen to find out all the films the boys are looking forward to as the studios deliver their Oscar hopefuls and massive blockbusters! But first, Dirty A gives his review of the film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT! Continue reading

Happy 40th Anniversary, Star Wars!

Hey Hodgepodgers, Doug here. Every year, I get annoyed at the whole “May the 4th be with You” B.S. that happens every fourth of May. Great, an easy play on words has created an unofficial/official holiday for my favorite movies. Any Star Wars fan worth their salt knows that May 25th should be the actual holiday, because it was on this day in 1977 that Star Wars first burst onto the scene and the public consciousness. That’s 40 years ago for those who are counting. So, we at the Hodgepodge Podcast would like to celebrate Star Wars with the recognition that we NEVER give it on the podcast. 😉 Take a look back at all our Star Wars content and maybe celebrate today by growling like Chewbacca at one of your co-workers! Continue reading

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 127: ROGUE ONE

Episode 127 is all about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! Doug and Dirty A talk about what they liked and what they didn’t like in the first Star Wars spinoff film. Please note: there are MAJOR SPOILERS throughout this episode. If you haven’t seen Rogue One yet, you’re better off doing that first before listening to the episode. Continue reading

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