It’s time for another Stephen King bonus ep! SK superfans Margo D. and Deana of theTwisted Phillydecided to take a look at the new Hulu seriesCastle Rockat their mid-season. So five episodes in are Margo and Deana impressed with theJJ Abramsproduced show? Can they figure out the crazy plot? How many easter eggs can they find in each episode? Will they stick around for the whole series? (Well, I THINK we all know the answer to that one!)
You can listen to this episode by using the link below.
In this special Stephen King bonus episode Margo & Deana discuss:
The major King properties the show is based on
Our favorite cast members
Our own theories about “The Kid” and his abilities
The plethora of “easter eggs” for true Stephen King geeks
Plus our individual feelings about how the show is coming along so far
Hey there, Neighbors! How’s your August going? We’ve convened once again in the living room to do a deep dive on RHONY,where we hear far too much about their colons; Castle Rock; the new Oscar category; Margo’s new BFF, David Crosby; more on The Teacher’s Pet; topped off with a dramatic reading from Faye Resnick’s memoir. We’re literary AF!
The Gillian Flynn Hit Novel Vs. The David Fincher Film
The Margos take on one of the most contested and debated films of the past books AND movies of the last few years– Gone Girl. If there was ever a story that was picked apart, praised, maligned and worshipped more than the 2012 novel by Gillian Flynn we have yet to hear about it.
Do you love the adventures of “Amazing Amy” Dunne and her husband Nick or do you find them irritating? How believable is the basic plot? Is Amy a sociopath or just a woman scorned? People have all kinds of opinions and the Margos are no different talking about the book and film directed by the always interesting David Fincher. (This is our third Fincher movie after we have covered Fight Club and The Social Network in previous eps.)
Some of the highlights from this discussion:
The casting of the leads including Rosamund Pike (Amy Dunne) and Ben Affleck (Nick Dunne)
Gillian Flynn’s background in magazine writing and how she adapted her own book into a screenplay
The insanely complicated plot (and how much it relies on the suspension of disbelief)
Big changes between book and movie
The creepy score by Trent Reznor
Gone Girl trailer
The interrogation scene between Nick Dunn, Detective Boney (Kim Dickens) and Officer Gilpin (Patrick Fugit)
How’s it going, Neighbors! Glad you stopped by–this week we are chock full of great recs, stories and opinions, so belly up to the pop culture buffet! We are talking RHONY; the riveting podcast, The Teacher’s Pet; why you don’t mess with Kathleen Turner; Margo has a bunch of great Netflix pix and Erin has a true-crime article and a book recommendation. Special shout-out to the Pink Shade with Erin Martin podcast for having Erin to rant even more about the Housewives! Stay cool, Neighbors!
The Margos Embrace the Magical with the 1998 Novel by Daniel Wallace and the Tim Burton 2003 Movie
It looks like the universe wants us to tackle something a little more fanciful with this episode being about all thingsBig Fishincluding the novel by Daniel Wallaceand the 2003 movie byTim Burton. The official title of the book isBig Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportionsand you want to talk magical realism? This book has plenty of it along with fantastical escapades and beautiful language. (Spoiler—we like it quite a bit!)
The differences between the novel and the 2003 film directed by past Book Vs Movie subject (Planet of the Apes&Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) Tim Burton are plentiful and we discuss them in this episode. (Just click the link at the bottom of this post to listen!)
In this ep the Margos discuss :
Bio of author Daniel Wallace
Magical Realism in both the book and film
The musical adaptation that ran in Chicago and on Broadway (2013/2014)