Doug Reviews: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

And so, after much fanfare, the first “Star Wars Story,” Rogue One, is here. Does it live up to the hype/inflated expectations created by the massive success of The Force Awakens? 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

EPISODE 100: 10 FAVORITES

For the milestone 100th episode of The Hodgepodge Podcast, Doug and Dirty A welcome back friend of the show author Matt King to celebrate! Each of the guys selected 10 of their favorite movies to discuss in this giant-sized episode. Take a listen to the movie love fest! Continue reading

EPISODE 08: TRAILERS LOST IN TIME!

After a hiatus, Doug and Matt return to discuss a slew of comic book movie trailers that hit the web in their absence. Films include: Batman v. Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Continue reading

EPISODE 07: LIGHTEN UP, HONKIES!

On Episode 7 of The Crossover Podcast, Doug and Matt discussed the (probably true) rumor that Fantastic Four will be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hulk showing up in Thor: Ragnarok, and then race and gender in comic book movies. But at the start, it’s all about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Continue reading

EPISODE 96: STAR WARS RETURNS!!

It’s FINALLY here! On Episode 96 of The Hodgepodge Podcast, Doug and Dirty A are once again joined by author Matt King to discuss STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Three years ago, George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney and it was announced that new Star Wars films would be made, beginning with Episode VII. Well, the film is here now in the form of Director J.J. AbramsThe Force Awakens. Is the film the second coming of The Empire Strikes Back or does it recall a darker time – The Prequels? 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

EPISODE 89: THE PHANTOM MENACE

It’s finally here! Listen to Doug, Dirty A, and friend of the show Matt King bitch about how George Lucas ruined Star Wars. They discuss the things that didn’t work with the first Prequel film, what might have worked better, and generally lament almost every decision Lucas made. Also, check out the improved audio quality of our brand-spanking new microphone! Take a listen! 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