Doug Reviews: Frank

frank-poster-usDirector Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank is a delightfully weird, but melancholy film about a man who wears a giant fake head and makes strange pop music. The dark comedy will make you laugh and by the end, may make you cry. Continue reading


Episode 48: Best and Worst Films of Summer 2014

COVERThe Hodgepodge Podcast celebrates its one year anniversary with Episode 48! For this anniversary episode, Doug and Dirty A continue a now annual tradition and run down their picks for the best and worst films of the Summer of 2014. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Sin City 2How long is an expiration date on a sequel? In the case of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, sequel to 2005’s Sin City, the answer is, not very long. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: The November Man

Why is this movie being released in August?

Why is this movie being released in August?

I feel like The November Man could have been a good film. All the ingredients were there, but it ends up feeling a lot like movie viewing déjà vu, only dumber. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: The Giver

giver_ver9It’s funny that audiences are finally getting a film adaptation of The Giver now that all of its imitators in the publishing world have gotten their chance to shine—I’m looking at you, Divergent. However, does the original prove to be the master or just another wreck on the rough seas of young adult film adaptations? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014



Thirty years ago this year, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were unleashed on the world by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird in the pages of their Mirage Studios comic book. Now, producer Michael Bay and Director Jonathan Liebesman are trying to jumpstart the Turtle franchise machine with a new live-action movie. Will this be the start of another wave of the Turtle phenomenon or another false start? Continue reading

Episode 45: Guardians of the Galaxy with guest: Matt King

GOTG_Payoff_1-Sht_v4b_LgIn Episode 45, Doug and Dirty A are joined once again by author Matt King. This time, the trio tackles Marvel’s latest hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, while also taking the time to rundown the highlights of San Diego Comic Con. Take a listen!

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Doug Reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy

GOTG_Payoff_1-Sht_v4b_LgThere’s no doubt that Marvel Studios has another great franchise on their hands with Guardians of the Galaxy. The Guardians themselves are extremely likable and the film is tons of fun. However, some of the elements around them keep the film from being king of the Marvel hill. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Get on Up

get-on-up-posterJames Brown was really not a nice guy, but he was entertaining as hell. That’s what I took away from Director Tate Taylor’s biopic, Get on Up, featuring a star-making turn by Chadwick Boseman as Brown. Continue reading