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What a Creep; Roy Cohn (Season 4, Episode 9)

What a Creep

Roy Cohn

Season 4, Episode 9

Roy Cohn is one of the most influential lawyers to have ever practiced in the United States. Linked closely with McCarthyism and never accepting responsibility for its defeat– Cohn was a self-described patriot who felt the ends justified the means.

He was the professional mentor of current our President and his pugnacious attitude and complete lack of a moral compass during the 50s-80s predicated the world we live in now.

  • He was a self-hating Jew who attacked Jews.
  • A gay man who prosecuted homosexuals
  • A lawyer who broke the law frequently and ripped off his clients

 So, let’s learn about him now! 

Sources for this episode:

Roy Cohn Wikipedia

The Atlantic

Politico

Esquire

Life magazine (1988)

Where’s My Roy Cohn” trailer (directed by Matt Tyrnauer)

Citizen Cohn” (1992) starring James Woods

The Fixers: by Joe Palazollo & Michael Rothfeld

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Book Vs Movie “Road to Perdition”

 

Book Vs Movie 

Road to Perdition

The Margos Return to Graphic Novels in This Special Episode

The world of midwest Prohibition-era gangster life is the subject of this episode of Book Vs Movie with Road to Perdition–the 1998 graphic novel from Max Allan Collins and the 2000 film directed by Sam Mendes.  This returns the Margos to the graphic novel genre for the first time since Batman. 

The novel is the first in a series on a gangster family–the O-Sullivan’s. Michael O’Sullivan Sr. works for the Looney family and sees the head boss Michael Looney as a father figure. Michaels is known as the “Angel of Death” and a ruthless enforcer for the Looney family. You owe them money and don’t pay–Michael will make you pay the ultimate price. He is played by Tom Hanks in the movie. 

Michael has a wife (Annie) and two sons–Michael Jr. and Peter. One day, Annie and Peter are murdered and it’s up to Michael Sr. and his son as an unlikely duo to find the killers and avenge their loved one’s deaths. 

In the novel, we meet a cast of characters including real-life criminals Al Capone and his enforcer Frank Nitti. Eliot Ness also makes an appearance and John Looney is quite a bit different than his movie counterpart played by Paul Newman (called John Rooney in the film.) 

The movie sticks mostly with the basics of the plot with just a few name changes and without the appearance of Ness of Capone (Anthony LaPaglia filmed a scene as Capone that never made it to the final cut.) And Conrad L. Hall won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography who had passed away just before the award season. 

So between the graphic novel and short story–which did the Margos like better? Click on the link below to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss:

  • The author’s journey to this particular story
  • The biggest differences between the short story and the 2002 film 
  • Trivia about the shooting of the film
  • The cast includes Tom Hanks (Michael Sullivan Sr.), Paul Newman (John Rooney,) Daniel Craig (Connor Rooney,) Jennifer Jason Leigh (Annie Sullivan,) Stanley Tucci (Frank Nitti,) Tyler Hoechlin (Michael Sullivan Jr.), Jude Law (Maguire,) and Dylan Baker (Alexander Rance.) 

Clips Featured:

  • Road to Perdition  trailer
  • Michael Sullivan Sr. confronts Rooney
  • Connor Rooney “apologizes”
  • Maguire meets Michael Sullivan Sr. 
  • Outro music: Score by Thomas Newman

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What a Creep: Bill O’Reilly (Season 4, Episode 8)

What a Creep

Bill O’Reilly

Season 4, Episode 8

For almost 20 years, Bill O’Reilly was the most popular host on Fox News. He was making $18 million a year as the host of “The O’Reilly Factor.” And every weeknight at 8 p.m., this obnoxious loudmouth would spout his anti-political-correctness stance. He would also use his position at the network to harass female coworkers and guests on his show because he’s a serious creep.

Sources for this episode:

The New York Times

Washington Post

Vice

Variety

Rolling Stone

The Daily Beast

The New York Daily News

Huffington Post

Media Matters

Biography

Wikipedia

Video: Bill O’Reilly loses it on “Inside Edition”

 

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Book Vs Movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

Book Vs Movie 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

The Margos fight off the urge to daydream while we talk about the James Thurber short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the 1947 adaptation starring Danny Kaye in the title role. Mitty is a character that loves to get lost in his thoughts and in the original story–he spends a day in Waterbury, Connecticut thinking of a few heroic episodes that star him and his incredible imagination. 

The 1947 film takes place in New York City with Mitty being a magazine editor who daydreams while chasing a lovely Virginia Mayo. We have some thoughts about this particular adaptation.

So between the short story and the 1947 movie, which did we like better? Click on the link below to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The life story of James Thurber 
    • The biggest differences between the short story and the 1947 film
    • The cast includes Danny Kaye (Walter Mitty,) Virginia Mayo (Rosalind van Hoorn,) Boris Karloff (Dr. Hugo Hollingshead) and Fay Bainter (Mrs. Eunice Mitty.)

Clips Featured:

    • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty trailer
    • “The Anatole of Paris”
    • “The Professor of Music”
    • Outro music “The Professor of Music”

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Eyes Wide Shut Party – Episode #180

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 180

“Eyes Wide Shut Party”

You ready, Neighbors? Let’s go-we’ve got a LOT to cover. RHOBH premiered this week! And it looks like this season (for the most part) is gonna be GOOD. RHONY delivered on all cylinders, with a weird Hamptons party & lotsa booze. So glad these ladies are back. We also have a few Netflix/Amazon & podcast recs, as well as the sweet story of Capt. Tom Moore out of the UK. We’re trying to help keep you entertained. Stay healthy & well, Neighbors!

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What a Creep: Jared Kushner (Season 4, Episode 7)

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 7

Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner is one of the current president’s most trusted advisors. He is also someone who has been sued for being a slumlord and treating his tenants like trash. So why is he in charge of the Coronavirus response team?  We talk about Jared’s creepy real estate deeds here. 

Then, we feature someone who is NOT a Creep. 

Here are our sources for this episode: 

Indie Wire

The Daily Beast

Mother Jones

Salon

Pro Publica

Business Insider

Wikipedia Jared Kushner

New York Times

The Guardian

Netflix Dirty Money

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Book Vs Movie “Coal Miner’s Daughter”

Book Vs Movie 

Coal Miner’s Daughter 

The Margos Head to Butcher Hollow to Talk About One of the Top Country Music Artists of All Time

Loretta Lynn is a multi-hyphen: singer, songwriter, musician, wife, mother, and author. The Margos were thrilled to discover that the 1980 movie Coal Miner’s Daughter was based on her 1976 autobiography of the same name. As superfans–we needed to bring this episode to our followers–you are all welcome!

Loretta began her life in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky and later became one of the most revered & successful artists in recorded music. She was the oldest of eight children and by the time she was just shy of 16–she married her life mate Oliver “Doolittle” Webb. The film stars an incandescent Sissy Spacek as Lynn, Tommy Lee Jones as “Doo” Lynn, and Levon Helm (of “The Band” fame) as her father, Ted Webb. 

Sure, you can argue that the movie follows the “music biopic” re the humble beginnings, the creation of the first hit song, drugs, loneliness, and the downside of fame. But dammit if this film isn’t first-class entertainment features incredible live singing performances and a complicated love story. And the hair in this film? To die for! 

Spacy won an Academy Award for her performance and the film aired on cable TV in the United States repeatedly throughout the 1980ss which means there is an entire generation that knows this movie backward & forwards. 

Lynn just released her second book Me & Patsy: Kickin’ Up Dust which is all about her friendship with the legendary Patsy Cline. At 87–she continues to be creative and vital. An example of resiliency to us all!

So between the autobiography and the movie, which did we like better? Click on the link below to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The life story of Loretta Lynn 
    • How Sissy Spacek got into character for the part of her lifetime
    • Behind the scenes tidbits from the set

Clips Featured:

    • Coal Miner’s Daughter  trailer
    • Doo walks Loretta home
    • Beverly D’Angelo as Patsy Cline
    • Doolittle in the studio
    • Outro music Coal Miner’s Daughter (Performed by Loretta Lynn)

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Bonus Ep with Grant’s Rant’s Grant Rutter! Bonus Ep #1

The Best Neighbors Podcast Bonus Ep 1

Special Guest Grant Rutter “Grants Rants Hollywood Talk!”

“The State of the Bravo Housewives Franchises & Some 90-Day Fiance Thrown in!

Hey there, Neighbors, we have a little gift for you. A bonus ep with the always insightful & hilarious Grant Rutter of Grant’s Rants! We’re doing a little State of the Housewives Union–who should stay, who should go, who’s our MVPs. We go through all the cities in the franchise, OC/Bev Hills/Dallas/Jersey/NYC/Atlanta and Potomac. It’s the feel-good episode we need right now. Stay well, everyone!

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What a Creep: Chris Matthews (Season 5, Episode 6)

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 6

Chris Matthews

Sonia talks about Chris Matthews. Known for his news show “Hardball” and in-depth knowledge of politics and loud, interrupting interview style, Chris Matthews quit his show in March after a series of inappropriate comments about Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and inappropriate comments to female guests on his show. He’s a real creep.

Then Margo talks about a news anchor who is NOT a Creep. 

Sources for this episode:

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Book Vs Movie “Stand By Me”

Book Vs Movie 

Stand By Me

The Margos take on another Stephen King classic with Different Seasons’ story The Body and the Rob Reiner adaptation Stand By Me

The Margos are going back to Stephen King’s 1982 Different Seasons which features four novellas with a focus on the “summer” tale “The Body.” As written in the story, four young boys from Castle Rock Maine in 1960 who go on a quest to see the deceased body of Ray Brower–a 12-year-old who was most likely hit by a train. 

The boys (Gordie Lachance, Chris Chambers, Vern Tessio and Teddy Duchamp) all come from different levels of homelife abuse and/or neglect and the overnight journey gives them a chance to confront their fears of entering a new school in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, they are being chased by longtime Kind villain Ace Merrill and his mean, dimwitted crew of juvenile delinquents who want to find the body first for themselves. 

Rob Reiner’s 1986 adaptation is considered a modern classic featuring some amazing performances from the entire cast including Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell, and Kiefer Sutherland just to name a few standouts. It also managed to bring Ben E. King back into the music charts with the use of his hit song “Stand By Me.” 

So between the novella and the movie, which did we like better? Click on the link below to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The different stories from Different Seasons which were turned into films 
    • The process of changing the scenery and key plot points between book & movie
    • Trivia about the film and life for the young actors on the set

Clips Featured:

    • Stand by Me  trailer
    • Gordie confronts Ace
    • The “leeches” scene
    • The “train” scene
    • Chris talks about stealing money
    • Outro music Stand By Me (Performed by Ben E. King)

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