A Star is Born–In Brooklyn! Episode # 101

Welcome, Neighbors! This week, the neighbors take to the streets–well, really, The Alamo Drafthouse–to see the new A STAR IS BORN & share their reviews. Also, breakdowns of 90 Day Fiancee; RHOC and RHOD, even Teen Mom: OG, and docs featuring Joan Jett and Gilda Radner, because we need a hammock for our weary brains & hearts given this politically disheartening week. Hang in there & celebrate the awesome peeps around you. đŸ™‚

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Book Vs Movie Podcast “Frankenstein” (Replay)

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay)

Frankenstein”

The Margos take on the wildest adaptation of the show’s history with the sublime Frankenstein compared to the frankly ridiculous Kenneth Branagh 1994 film.

The Margos get very gothic and silly sometimes trying to wrap their heads around Mary Shelley ‘s venerated classic novel with Henry V director Kenneth Branagh’s wildly acted and directed film. How crazy is this adaptation? How about a dance sequence between a zombie Helena Bonham Carter and Robert De Niro as “the monster?”

This film is completely cray-cray but the backstory of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is one of the greatest tales of 19th Century literature and we definitely dive into her fascinating life story. Plus, all of the machinations that led to the publishing of her book in 1818 and the revisions in the 1831 version.

Also, we are SO lucky to have Penguin Books sponsor this episode! The Margos are thrilled to be asked to talk about author Ransom Riggs‘ newest “Miss Peregrine’s story”–A Map of Days which you can pre-order now! (It goes on sale October 2, 2018.) This is the fourth novel in the series and lead character Jacob Portman’s life in the United States is the setting for this newest adventure. Be sure to pre-order your copy today!

Also, in this episode we discuss:

  • Fan theories about whether or not this is a feminist novel and writer Sady Doyle ‘s incredible fan theory about who the creature is based on!
  • Kenneth Branagh’s  insane adaptation (and shirtless performance)
  • The different actors who played the creature over the years.
  • The incredible life of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and the inspirations for her book
  • The “Year Without a Summer”
  • How truly awful the score and screenplay are by some normally talented people.

Clips used:

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein  TV trailer

Elizabeth and Creature “dance” sequence

Outro Music: Frankenstein by The Edgar Winter Group

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100th Episode—with a Guest! Episode #100

Welcome to our 100th episode, Neighbors! Hope we don’t look a day over 99. This week, we welcome special guest, Margo P. from the Book Vs. Movie podcast, who joins us to talk Housewives, a little Shahs of Sunset, what the heck Diamond Water is, and lots more. We also have a few podcast recs and talk about how our week started off with a bang. Buckle up, friends! We’re 100 & give zero Fs!

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Book Vs Movie “Coraline”

Book Vs Movie

Coraline”

Neil Gaiman’s Classic Novella Vs the Henry Selick Film

What would you do if your mother and father all of a sudden became entirely different (and scary) people? Coraline Jones is a young English girl who moves to an old house that is filled with interesting characters (such as Miss Spink, Miss Forcible and Mr. Bobo,) loving (yet kind of absent) parents and a bricked-up door leading to an adventure which tests the might and ingenuity of our heroine. (Spoiler–we really love this book & movie here!)

Coraline, written by illustrious author Neil Gaiman, was originally published in 2002 though he had been working on it since the 1980s in honor of his daughters Holly & Maddy. In fact, he originally sent to his editor in 1991 who deemed the theme “too scary” for kids. Thankfully, Gaiman kept working on it and the novel was awarded the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 2003. (The graphic novel featuring illustrations by P. Craig Russell is a real treat as well!)

Director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas and James & the Giant Peach) helmed the 2009 film which was nominated as Best Animated Feature at the 2010 Academy Awards. A visual feast for the eyes, the movie Coraline takes the tale to a whole other level.

So which did the Margos like better? Book or Movie? Check out the link below to find out!

Also, we are SO lucky to have Penguin Books sponsor this episode! The Margos are thrilled to be asked to talk about author Ransom Riggs‘ newest “Miss Peregrine’s story”–A Map of Days which you can pre-order now! (It goes on sale October 2, 2018.) This is the fourth novel in the series and lead character Jacob Portman’s life in the United States is the setting for this newest adventure. Be sure to pre-order your copy today!

In this ep the Margos discuss :

  • The incredible career of Neil Gaiman who is a master of short fiction, novels, comics, graphic novels, radio and movies (Whew! When does this man rest?)
  • Key changes in the adaptation including setting it in America and the character of “Wybie Lovat.”
  • The various forms of Coraline including the novel, graphic novel, audiobook read by the author and featuring music by The Gothic Archies.
  • The cast of voices including Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, John Hodgman, and Keith David.
  • Plus, Neil Gaiman’s current plethora of projects, movie trivia and more!

Clips Featured:

  • Neil Gaiman reading from Coraline plus music from The Gothic Archies
  • Coraline  trailer
  • Coraline (Dakota Fanning) meets her Other Mother (Teri Hatcher) and Other Father (John Hodgman)
  • Coraline’s mother turns evil
  • Outro Music: Coraline soundtrack “End Credits” by Bruno Coulais

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Slightly Wrong…but Oh So Right! Episode #99

Welcome to our 99th episode, Neighbors! We’re psyched to chat with you and 90 Day Fiancee; RH of Dallas; so many ‘Seriously, F-These Guys’; multiple podcast recs; a doc review, and Erin sings the praise of Washington Black. And if you’re a fan of clever novelty t-shirts, has Marg got a rec for you! Settle in and let the chatter wash over you!

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Book Vs Movie “Mean Girls”

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

“Queen Bees & Wanna Bees” vs. “Mean Girls

 

The Margos are determined to finally make “fetch” happen by comparing the 2002 Rosalind Wiseman book “Queen Bes & Wanna Bees” with the Tina Fey-penned “Mean Girls.” How do they compare and contrast?

In this ep they discuss:

  • The truly scary Queen Bees & Wannabees and why it was hard for each Margo to process
  • The amazing actors in every single part
  • How the Real Housewives on Bravo follow Mean Girl patterns
  • Our favorite characters in the film
  • The plot mishaps we notice

Clips used:

  • Cady meets the Regina, Gretchen, and Karen (Lindsey Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried)
  • Cady talks to Damien and Janis (Lindsey Lohan, Daniel Franzese, and Lizzie Caplan)
  • Janis calls her out (Lizzie Caplan, Daniel Franzese, and Lindsey Lohan)
  • Jingle Bell RockLindsey Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried)

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Book Vs Movie “A Wrinkle in Time”

 

Book Vs Movie

A Wrinkle in Time”

The Margos Discover that Not All Things Featuring Oprah Are Made of Gold

 

The Margos dive into a children’s classic novel–A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle and offer their thoughts on the 1962 novel that spawned four sequels and earned the love of millions of fans all over the world. The story of a plucky 13-year-old heroine (Meg Murry) who is smart, awkward and lonely due to her father missing for over four years has inspired readers for decades to truly be themselves and trust their instincts.

L’Engle won the Newbery Medal in 1962 for her “junior novel” and its fans have been demanding for years a proper adaptation that honors the material. So does the 2018 film directed by Ava Duvernay make the cut? The Margos discuss in this episode which you can listen to using the link at the bottom of this post.

In this ep the Margos discuss :

  • The biography of author Madeleine L’Engle and common themes in her books
  • The changes made in the 2018 movie adaptation
  • The past films of director Ava Duvernay
  • The multiracial casting of the movie including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, and Chris Pine
  • Plus, movie trivia and more!

 

Clips Featured:

  • A Wrinkle in Time  trailer
  • “The Gifts” Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, and Oprah Winfrey
  • Outro Music “Flower of the Universe” Sade

 

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Book Vs Movie “Castle Rock” Season One Recap

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep

“Castle Rock”

Season One Review/Recap

 

Let’s hear it for another Stephen King bonus ep! SK superfans Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly decided to review the popular Hulu series Castle Rock. In this episode, we talk about the second half of the season (episodes 6-10) of the spooky, different, incredible and sometimes confounding show.

Is it a “schisma” or a “schism?” What timeline is “real?” Is Castle Rock a “thinny.” Deane and Margo dig deep and try to find the answers ourselves.

You can listen to this episode by using the link below.

In this special Stephen King bonus episode Margo & Deana discuss:

  • The multiple Stephen King “Easter Eggs” we found throughout the series
  • The work of the incredible cast including Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland, Bill Skarsgard and Scott Glenn.
  • Our own theories about “The Kid” and the timeline he lives in
  • The meaning of the “Crimson King” and how it is represented in the TV series
  • Plus our individual assessments on what we love (and didn’t really love) about this first season.

 

Clips used:

Castle Rock trailer

Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

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Book vs Movie “The Outsiders” (Replay)

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay Ep)

The Outsiders

The 1967 classic YA novel Vs. the 1983 cult movie (vs. the “Director’s Version”)

 

The Margos are back and they are ready to rumble! This was actually one of the more popular episodes back in our first season but we knew we could make it sound so much better so here’s to another REDO ep!

In 1967, 17-year old S.E. Hinton published her first novel, The Outsiders which became one of the first YA novels that was a hit with both teachers and students. Susie (as she prefers to be called if you know her) wrote the novel based on experience living on the rough side of the tracks in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Her improbable rise to the top of the YA novel heap is one of publishing’s more interesting stories and the Outsiders still sells almost 500,000 copies per year!

The 1983 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola is one of the signature films for a whole generation of tweens in the 80s. Everything in this lush production is discussed in this episode from the amazing cast to the cinematography and the rather unfortunate Stevie Wonder theme song.

In this episode the Margo “Stay Gold” as they discuss :

  • S.E. Hinton’s backstory and how she remains true to her roots to this day.
  • The main differences between the novel and film
  • How the cast was chosen and Coppola’s rehearsal process
  • Behind the scenes trivia and gossip
  • What the Margos really think about the theme song
  • S.E. Hinton’s cameo as a nurse
  • The different versions of the film available (Coppola added 22 minutes of extra scenes and added 60s music to the score in the updated DVD version)

Clips Featured:

  • S.E. Hinton intro to her audiobook
  • The Outsiders trailer
  • Ponyboy chased around Tulsa
  • Dallas (Matt Dylan) flirts with Cherry (Diane Lane)

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It’s Like Ordinary People, but with Decapitations! Episode #97

Hey there, Neighbors, we’re back in your ears this week and we get right to RHONY reunion, part 3; RHOD and unseemly extensions; RIP, Burt Reynolds;the NY Times anonymous Op-Ed piece (It’s coming from inside the White House!); a couple of podcast recs, a 90 Fiance Update; and Margo reviews the movie, Hereditary. Can you handle it?

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