Book Vs Movie REPLAY: Fight Club 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Fight Club”

The Margos get all aggro in this episode of Book Vs. Movie podcast after two years of fans begging us. The hitch? We recorded this 4 days after the 2016 Presidential Election–fun!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The author’s interesting background and the road he traveled to create Fight Club
  • The differences between the 1996 novel and the 1999 classic film starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
  • The classic line “I haven’t been ****-ed like this since grade school” and how it came to be.
  • Brad Pitt’s abs
  • The time Rosie O’Donnell spoiled the plot on her talk show the week the film was released
  • The wonderful performance of Meat Loaf and his fat suit
  • The art direction of the film and how it reminds us of “Blade Runner”
  • The make-up of Helena Bonham Carter 
  • Margo D’s theory about the Narrator’s REAL issue (and it’s a doozy)

 

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Place Your Bets; The Stories are True – Ep. # 56 0

Book Vs Movie “The Princess Bride” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Princess Bride”

The Margos dissect the differences between the 1973 William Goldman novel from the 1987 cult classic film directed by Rob Reiner

Inconceivable! The Margos decided to redo a Book Vs. Movie podcast ep by taking on one more time (and even better) the book/movie The Princess Bride. We are always surprised to find that our listeners did not realize that beloved classic movie was at one time a book. And that said book is very meta and multi-layered. Spoiler–we love BOTH of the versions of The Princess Bride and are so excited to be able to talk about it all once again!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The origins of the novel and its long history in turnaround
  • The plethora of differences between the book and movie
  • How the movie eventually became a cult classic
  • The incredible cast including Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant, Chris Sarandon and Billy Crystal.
  • Andrea the Giant’s real proportions and the experience he had making the movie

Clips used:

The Princess Bride TV trailer

“Miracle Max” scene

Mandy Patinkin and Christopher Guest final battle

Vezinni and Iocane powder duel

Outro Music: “Storybook Love”  by Mark Knopfler

 

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Margo P. @ShesNachoMama http://thechingonahomesteader.weebly.com/

 

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Hopper Dances To-Episode #55 0

Hey there, Neighbors! Are you coming out of your candy corn-induced coma like us? Hope so ‘cos there’s so much to discuss! Shizz got real in NYC on Halloween so the neighbors start this episode talking about this latest act of violence. They also breakdown the latest on Kevin Spacey, Kathy Griffin, and that 70s Show guy. Also, find out why Bethenny Frankel needs to film herself crying. Margo has a few more podcast recommendations (there’s one devoted to Hallmark Movies, y’all!) and Erin finishes STRANGER THINGS and talks 90 Day Fiancee Finale and both neighbors talk Real Housewives of OC (“You’re not having a heart attack, Vicki!”); Dallas; & NJ. Here’s to a neighborly November!

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Book Vs Movie REPLAY “The Social Network” 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

“The Social Network”

Which version of Zuckerberg is the real one? 

 

In this episode, the Margos discuss the Ben Mezrich book “The Accidental Billionaire” that was published in 2001 and compare it to the 2010 classic film directed by David Fincher (our third Fincher adaptation!)

There is SO much to uncover here between what the world was like when Facebook was created, the state it was in at the time of the film’s release in 2010 and how the world uses Facebook now.

Trigger warning–we may get a little political here! 🙂

In this episode they discuss:

  • The interesting non-writing life of author Ben Mezrich
  • The true importance of Harvard clubs
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s multiple lawsuits
  • The amazing cast in the film
  • The music of Trent Reznor
  • How Facebook has changed over the years.
  • The BIG differences between book, movie and real life

Clips Featured:

Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) deposition

The Winklevoos Twins (Armie Hammer) at the President’s office

Eduardo Severin (Andrew Garfield) gets fired

Mark Zuckerberg on 60 Minutes

Mark Zuckerberg & Jesse Eisenberg on Saturday Night Live

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Stranger Things Than Joan Didion– Episode #54 0

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Hey Neighbors! You stopped by on a good day! This week, the neighbors discuss so many options for your eyes and ears. Erin breaks down TLC’s 90 Day Fiancee: Before the 90 Days; Margo plows through Stranger Things & calls bulls*t on Andy Cohen not knowing who Kathy Griffin is; and both neighbors get into Real Housewives of OC; Dallas, & Jersey (“Welcome back, Scumbag!”) and their mutual love of HGTV and the Hallmark Christmas movies. So many treats! Very few tricks–Happy Halloween!!!

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Book Vs Movie “The Witches of Eastwick” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Witches of Eastwick”

The Margos dissect the differences between the 1983 novel from John Updike and the 1987 film starring Jack Nicholson.

The Book Vs. Movie podcast is in a witchy mood in this episode when the Margos talk about the 1983 book written by John Updike and the movie starring Jack Nicholson. It’s been 30 (!) years since this George Miller (Mad Max) directed film came onto to the consciousness of world culture. So how does it hold up and what differences did they make from the novel and film? Listen to find out. (Also which we prefer. It’s a doozy this time!) 

In this episode we discuss:

  • John Updike’s many literary achievements.
  • How freaking 80s is this story?
  • The performances of the leads including Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon.
  • The special effects which were considered pretty amazing at the time.
  • The crazy pants direction and ending of the film

Clips used:

The Witches of Eastwick TV trailer

Cher dressing down Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson hamming it up in church

Outro Music: “Witchy Woman”  by The Eagles

 

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Review: The Tomorrow Mattress #TomorrowSleep 0

Brooklyn Fit Chick Review

“The Tomorrow Sleep Mattress”

“Not my apartment but I now have that mattress!”

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

It’s been ages since I wrote a review of a product because most of what I am offered is just not very interesting to me. (Another protein bar? No thanks!)

So, when the folks at Tomorrow best hybrid mattress got in touch with me I thought “This has to be too good to be true. Are they going to send ME a mattress foam hybrid mattress for one honest review? How great can a mattress be?”

Just some background…I am a rotten sleeper by nature. Even under great circumstances, I have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep.  I have tried everything under the sun from meditation to melatonin and nothing really seemed to fix my insomnia.

I had heard that memory foam hybrid mattresses work great for people like me and always wanted to give them a go. So, when the opportunity presented itself, I said “hell yeah” and jumped right in.

Here is what the Tomorrow memory foam hybrid mattress looks like in a fancy room. (Mine is not exactly “Blog-worthy” at this point.)

Serta Simmons put 40 sleep scientists on the case to create a sleep system guaranteed to help anyone get a good night’s rest.

The memory foam hybrid mattress is designed with temperature regulating body foam to keep you cool enough to sleep along with a stabilizing coil system to keep you flopping around when you sleep.

I ordered the full-sized mattress in a medium firm that arrived in one box. It was less than 5 feet tall and not as big a box spring mattress. You cut open the mattress which is folded up inside and it sort of inflates out onto your bed.

I did this by myself and it took me less than an hour to get it all together.  It came with two memory foam pillows and a delicious sheet set that feels amazing when you snuggle in at night.

Here is a shot of my cat Tennessee enjoying the new mattress. (Cute kitty alert!)

The mattress arrived last Friday and today is the following Wednesday as I write this. For the last four nights, I have had amazing sleep!  Super restful with deep dreams and when I wake up—I am ready to move and take on the day. I can’t recommend enough the Tomorrow system.

Here is the best part of this post—you can try any memory foam hybrid mattress you want and receive $150 off any purchase $500 or more. From now until December 31.2017!!

The checkout code is FIT150 and here is the link.

Be sure to follow them on Twitter @tomorrow. 

Also, Facebook and Instagram.

Let me know if you have tried a memory foam hybrid mattress in the comments below!

Until next time!

Brooklyn Fit Chick

 

 

 

Book vs Movie Bonus Ep Revisit: “The Dead Zone” with Deana of @Twisted_Philly 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Bonus Stephen King Ep

“The Dead Zone” 

with Margo D. and Deana from the Twisted Philly podcast

Margo D. and Deana of Twisted Philly meet again to talk about Stephen King adaptations with this episode focused on the 1979 book/ 1983 movie ‘The Dead Zone.’ 

In this special bonus ep they discuss:

  • Differences between the 1979 novel and the 1983 David Cronenberg-directed film.
  • The almost insane sexiness of Christopher Walken and his amazing navy-colored pea coat.
  • The A-list cast and incredible outdoor locations.
  • Whether or not King was foreshadowing the future with the character of Greg Stillson.
  • Why every parent should listen to a reluctant psychic
  • Why on earth was Johnny waiting for his wedding night?

Which did we like better? Listen to the show to find out.

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Mindhunters and Pods Galore-Episode #53 0

Hey there, Neighbors! Sorry for the skipped episode last week–we tried but there were technical difficulties. This week, the neighbors have tons of podcast recommendations, discuss Netflix’s Mindhunter, the Spielberg doc on HBO, reminisce about classic TV movies of the ’80s, Erin talks of her trip to Seattle & the Emerald City Writers Conference, and Margo bids a fond farewell to the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie. Here’s to a fabulous week!!

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