Book Vs Movie “Shrek”

Book Vs Movie 

Shrek

Yes, it was a book first and the original star was Chris Farley!

Did you not know that Shrek was a book first? Well, it certainly was and the Margos are so excited to talk about the interesting beginnings of the 1990 children’s book by author/illustrator William Steig

At first, Steven Spielberg (he sure turns up pon the show quite a bit!) bought the rights for Dreamworks and wanted Steve Martin involved. Later on, Chris Farley worked on the film with Eddie Murphy and was 90% done with dialogue when he died in 1997. 

Mike Myers came on board in 2000 and a Scottish ogre was born. 

The movie, directed by Andrew Adamson, (we talked a bit about him in our “Chronicles of Narnia” episode) stars Myers, Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and John Lithgow became a smash and produced two sequels. 

In this episode, we talk about the many differences between the original book & the movie to decide which we like better. 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The background of author & illustrator William Steig
    • The basic differences between the book & movie. 
    • How the script changed over the years
    • The cast of the movie including Meyers (Shrek,) Murphy (Donkey,) Diaz (Princess Fiona,) Lithgow (Lord Farquaad,) and Vincent Cassell (Monsieur Hood.)

Clips Featured:

    • Shrek trailer
    • “Shrek is like an onion”
    • “Fiona Vs Monsieur Hood”
    • “The muffin man!”

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What A Creep: Brett Ratner (Season 4, Episode 3)

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 3

Brett Ratner

Brett Ratner is a director and producer. He’s produced such classics as “Mirror Mirror,” “Horrible Bosses,” and “Jersey Boys.” And he’s directed the “Rush Hour” movies, “Red Dragon,” “Tower Heist” and everyone’s least favorite “X-Men” movie, “X-Men: The Last Stand.” His movies have earned more than $2 billion worldwide. He has been romantically linked to the likes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Mariah Carey. He’s also a super creep who has been accused of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment by 7 women, including actresses Olivia Munn, Natasha Henstridge, and Ellen Page. 

Hollywood Reporter

The Los Angeles Times

Jezebel

Gawker

The Mary Sue

Vanity Fair

Vox

Variety 

Vulture

The Cut

Indie Wire

The Guardian

Rolling Stone

IMDB

Wikipedia 

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What A Creep: Lou Pearlman (Season 4, Episode 2)

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 2

Lou Pearlman

Hello everyone!

This week we talk about notorious boy band creator (and major fraudster) Lou Pearlman who went from dreaming about running his own blimp company to managing some of the biggest boy bands in history to spending his last years in jail. This guy is a MAJOR creep but trust us, you can still enjoy your Backstreet Boys & NSYNC when you are done listening to this ep!

Then we talk about a singer/songwriter/actor/philanthropist who belongs to the illustrious “EGOT” squad (winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar & a TONY award!)

Some of our sources (in addition to the amazing Wikipedia)

Lou Pearlman Wikipedia

The Boy Band Con Wiki Page

The Boy Band Con (YouTube)

The Guardian (2019)

Vanity Fair 2007 “Mad About the Boys”

Cosmopolitan Lou Pearlman Story Revelations

LFO Rich Cronin on Howard Stern (RIP 2008)

USA Today

Washington Post 2019

The Hollywood Reporter Lou Pearlman Interview (2014)

Defamer Lance Bass says he was touched inappropriately 2015

“Swindled” podcast

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Book Vs Movie: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Book Vs Movie 

The Lion, The With & The Wardrobe

The fantastical tale is the subject of this fantastical episode 

The Margos travel to Narnia and back to bring you the story about fascinating author C.S. Lewis and his classic children’s tales that make up The Chronicles of Narnia. Lewis, an Irishman who attended schools in England, went from being an avowed atheist to a proponent of Christianity and he used his stories based on Pevensie children as the basis of having people understanding the power of Jesus. 

It all begins with the 1950 publication of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe which tells the tale of Lucy, Peter, Edmund, and Susan who are living in England during World War 2. One day they find a mysterious wardrobe and travel to the land of Narnia where they are known as the “sons of Adam” and “daughters of Eve” and animals can talk just like humans. 

The White Witch is in charge of Narnia and she keeps everyone in perpetual winter (and never Christmas! Aslan the lion is her nemesis. The Christian allegories write themselves in this very entertaining tale. 

The movie directed by Andrew Adamson stars interesting character actors Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, and Jim Broadbent and has an immense (supposed) $180 million budget and the special effects are next-level great. 

So between book & movie–which did we like better? Click on the link below to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The life story of C.S. Lewis & the history of the Narnia books
    • The basic differences between the 1950 book & 2005 movie. 

Clips Featured:

    • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe  trailer
    • The White Witch speaks with Aslan about the “traitor”
    • The children fight the wolves (melting ice scene)

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What A Creep: “Rock & Roll Creeps”

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 1

Rock & Roll Creeps

Hello everyone!

Margo & Sonia are in the mood to rock & roll all night and party every day with this rock-themed episode of musicians behaving very badly. This episode is a little different because instead of focusing on one person–we are taking turns with different bands who have very problematic bandmates. We also get into who is into really young girls before we talk about our NON-Creep.  

Some of the bands and people we discuss in this show: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Motley Crue, Elvis Presley, Steven Tyler,  and Guns & Roses. Get your Bic lighters ready and we will rock and roll this place!

Some of our sources (in addition to the amazing Wikipedia)

Red Hot Chili Peppers

eBaum’s World: Red Hot Chili Peppers Commit Assault on Camera (Trigger Warning!)

Huffington Post: Music Exec Talks About Sexual Assault by RHCP

Disaster Serum

LA Weekly “Can you be a feminist and listen to the Red Hot Chili Peppers?”

OZY.com “The Case for Hating the Red Hot Chili Peppers”

 Motley Crue

The Daily Beast “What The Dirt Leaves Out”

Pop Sugar “Motley Crue Sexual Assault Details”

Ultimate Classic Rock “Vince Neil After the Car Crash”

Los Angeles Times “Tommy Lee Gets 6 Years for Domestic Violence”

Meauwww

USA Today

Motley Crue’s The Dirt

Guns N’ Roses

Rolling Stone

People Magazine

Mick Wall’s Last of the Giants: The True Story of Guns N’ Roses

Wikipedia

Quick Hits

Consequence of Sound

Jezebel

Thrillist

The Mirror

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Book Vs Movie “The Talented Mr. Ripley” (Replay)

Book Vs Movie

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 Novel Vs. the Anthony Minghella 1999 Film

Ciao! The Margos wanted to go back a few decades in time and take in the sumptuousness of Italy in the 1950s with one of the most brilliant and evil fictional characters of all time–Tom Ripley.  The Talented Mr. Ripley was first released in 1955 and had themes of homosexuality, classism, and the main character who was somehow enjoyable despite his murderous deeds. (He appears in five “Ripley” novels between 1955-1991.

The film was directed by the late Anthony Minghella and has a superior cast which helped it turn into the classic it remains to this day. (I mean, can you think of anyone better than Jude Law for the part of Dickie Greenleaf?)

The Margos talk about the differences between the book and movie while also delving into the life of Patricia Highsmith who lived quite an interesting existence. Here was her toast to the New Year in 1947:

“To all the devils, lusts, passions, greeds, envies, loves, hates,  strange desires, enemies ghostly and real, the army of memories, with which I do battle—may they never give me peace.”

So between the novel and the movie–which did we like better? Click the link at the bottom to find out.

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The life of author Patricia Highsmith
    • Our favorite scenes in the movie

Clips Featured:

    • The Talented Mr. Ripley trailer
    • Tom meets Marge and Dickie on the beach
    • Phillip Seymour Hoffman suspects Ripley
    • Tom kills Dickie
    • Outro music “My Funny Valentine” by Matt Damon

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What A Creep: “The 2019 Creepies” (Season 3, Episode 10)

What a Creep

Season 3, Episode 10

The Creepies!

Hello everyone!

This is our 2019 season finale and we could not be more excited than to celebrate our first ever awards–The Creepies! Somehow we were able to get a huge venue to host us–Wembley Arena! Sure, we are based in two different parts of the U.S. but with some podcast magic (meaning some booze and a little imagination) we make this show come to life. 

Here we salute the jerks, assholes, and losers who were the subject of our first three seasons. Plus, a few more just for fun in this episode. 

We also call out the “non-creeps” from our past shows and discuss some of your suggestions for future eps. 

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What A Creep: Bikram Choudhury (Season 3, Episode 9)

What a Creep

Season 3, Episode 9

Bikram Choudhury

Bikram Choudhury created Bikram yoga in the 1970s and the Calcutta-born yogi has experienced tremendous success for decades as an innovator and guru. He is also a total sleaze who lies about his accomplishments (training Richard Nixon? World Champion in the 1960s?) Oh, and he abuses and harasses women who think of him as a father figure. (What a creep, no?)

Find out his story here and then we’ll talk about yoga non-profits that are NOT creepy at all. 

This episode is put together with a little help from our friends at:

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Book Vs Movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” (Replay)

Book Vs Movie (Replay)

It’s a Wonderful Life”

The Margos get out their hankies and talk about another holiday classic

“No man is a failure who has friends.” The Margos wanted to fit in one more holiday movie this year and what better way to celebrate than with the number one weepie of all time–It’s a Wonderful Life? (Yes, it was based on a short story The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern and you can read it for yourself in under 15 minutes.)

The Greatest Gift is the story of a man named George Bailey who wants to commit suicide. An unnamed stranger gives George his wish to see how life would be like if he had never been born. In the end, he chooses life. Van Doren Stern wrote this short story (which took him several years to finish) in 1944 and at first, he could not find anyone willing to publish it. Eventually, he self-published 200 pamphlets and sent as a Christmas card to family and friends.

Director Frank Capra eventually landed the property and decided to completely revamp the story to include George’s childhood and more. It is now considered a classic film but at the time it was a bit of a box office failure and Capra never really had the opportunity to see how his work influenced generations of storytellers for decades now.

In this show, we discuss the differences between the short story and the film. Which version did the Margos like better? Check out the link below to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss :

    • The backstory of author Phillip Van Doren Stern and how his holiday pamphlet turned into a beloved movie.
    • Director Frank Capra and his hard work getting the film made

Clips used:

    • It’s a Wonderful Life  trailer
    • George and Mary sing “Buffalo Gals
    • Mr. Gower hits young George
    • Clarence explains being “Angel Second Class”
    • George wants to live again

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Book Vs Movie: “A Christmas Carol” Plus, Top 5 Favorite “Scrooge” Adaptations

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

the 2009 Jim Carey Animated Movie

Plus, the Margos Pick Their “Top 5 Scrooge Performances”

The Margos continue their holiday celebrations with the all-time classic “A Christmas Carol”  by Charles Dickens. There have been hundreds of adaptations on the theme of Scrooge and is ultimate salvation but only one features stop-motion animation and Jim Carey so we pair the discussion with Disney’s A Christmas Carol directed by Book Vs Movie favorite Robert Zemeckis.

We had SO much fun recording this episode!

Topics we cover here:

    • The Margos each pick our favorite “Scrooge” adaptation
    • The incredible life story of Charles Dickens and the reasons he wrote A Christmas Carol
    • How England changed how they celebrate Christmas after the publication
    • Our favorite adaptations of the work
    • Jim Carey’s frenetic performance

Clips used:

Sir Patrick Stewart reading

Jim Carey as the Ghost of Christmas past & Scrooge

Vanessa WilliamsSleigh Ride”

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