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Book Vs Movie Replay “Goodfellas” (RIP Frank Vincent) 0

Book Vs. Movie

Wiseguy Vs Goodfellas

 

The Margos have no fear of getting whacked after this episode as we are huge fans of both the Nicholas Pileggi 1986 nonfiction book and the classic 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese. Here we compare and contrast between book versus movie and have some big opinions about them.

Discussed in this ep:

  • How the book came to be
  • Why Martin Scorsese chose to direct another mob picture after Mean Streets
  • The main differences between the real life criminals and the actors who played them.
  • The frenzied life of Henry Hill
  • Those classic over-the-top scenes in the movie
  • What happened to all of the main characters

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Episode #48-IT is ON! 0

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Halloooo, Neighbors! We are back from our respective vacations with pop culture talk to spare! Margo went to Skywalker Ranch! And got a behind-the-scenes tour! Erin went to the beach and ate funnel cake! Each has recommendations to spare–some  good, some not great. Margo saw the IT remake twice and gives her detailed review and has some podcast recs; Erin recommends a comedy special on Netflix and a true-crime book that is harrowing as hell. From the ridiculous to the sublime, the neighbors discuss it all this week. 

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Book Vs Movie REPLAY: “Hook” Vs. “Peter Pan” 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

“Peter Pan” Vs. “Hook”

Possibly THE Most Disturbing Episode Yet!

The Margos discuss one of the more disturbing pairings yet the 1911 “Peter & Wendy” children’s classic and the strange 1991 Steven Spielberg movie Hook starring Dustin Hoffman and the late Robin Williams

In this episode they discuss:

  • The strange backstory of the Peter Pan character
  • The author and his unique relationship to the Davies Family
  • What happened to Michael Llewelyn Davies
  • The difficulties making the movie
  • Julia Roberts’ nickname from the crew
  • Dustin Hoffman’s interesting accent
  • Why the hell this movie is so dang long!

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Book Vs Movie: “Jaws” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast Redo

Jaws”

For all of you who have told us that “the book is always better the the movie,” get ready to eat crow!

The Book Vs. Movie podcast takes on (again!) the 1975 classic movie Jaws as well as the truly not-so-great 1974 novel from the otherwise very thoughtful author (and shark supporter) Peter Benchley. We covered this topic two years ago but our old ways of recording thing leaves quite a bit to be desired so we decided to take it on again. (Besides, who doesn’t love watching Jaws for the hundredth time?)

In this ep the Margos talk about Peter Benchley’s background, his inspiration for the novel, how Cosmopolitan magazine is responsible for it becoming a film and as much much gossip and behind-the-scenes trivia we can muster about the incredible Stephen Spielberg classic.  

In this episode we discuss:

  • Peter and his wife Wendy who years after Jaws came out, became advocates for sharks and the waters that harbor them.
  • The trials and tribulations Spielberg went through to get his movie made.
  • The tension between Richard Dreyfus and Robert Shaw
  • How the summer blockbuster changed movies forever
  • Inspired by Robert Shaw’s USS Indianapolis speech, an 11-year old boy named Hunter Scott began his own investigation of the disaster and exonerated the captain’s name (You can get his book Left For Dead at Amazon.)

Clips used:

Peter Benchley talks about regretting the demonization of sharks

Jaws TV trailer

Quint (Robert Shaw) “I will find your fish” and “U.S.S. Indianapolis”

Except from the Jaws audiobook

Outro Music: “Mr. Jaws by Dickie Goodman

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Miss Ogyny-Ep. #47 0


 

Hey there, Neighbors! How’s your week going? In this episode, the neighbors discuss Real Housewives (Auckland’s where it’s at, peeps!); ashes and what to do with them; the indie flick, PATTICAKES; and Erin & Margo review this week in toxic masculinity in a segment entitled, “This Week in Misogyny!” Enjoy this neighborly morsel because we’re off on vacation until the 2nd week in September! Bon Vacances!

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The Mist Finale Recap Plus, Our Top 5 Stephen King Casts 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep:”The Mist” Recap

Episode 10 “The 10th Meal”

Plus: Our “Top 5 Favorite Casts of a Stephen King Movie”

 

We have FINALLY arrived to the season finale of  Stephen King’s The Mist TV series and in this special bonus ep of the Book Vs. Movie podcast Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast give their final thoughts on the TV production plus, they choose their own “Top 5 Favorite Casts of a Stephen King Movie”

The podcast clip is at the bottom of this post but here are the basics of this week’s show:

Everything is at the mall and this is what happened:

  • Adrian (Russell Posner) tells Alex (Gus Birney) and Eve (Alyssa Sutherland)  that Jay  (Luke Cosgrove) raped her and he saw the proof at the hospital. All lies we know but he is now a full-on evil monster. He beats Jay with a paint can.
  • Everyone at the Mall is close to starving. Gus (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) the mall manager likes to hang out in his office and eat his secret stash of treats. He discusses the new mall ethos to Connor the cop (Darren Pettie) and wants to throw people out of the mall.
  • Kevin (Morgan Spector) makes it to the mall. Has a quick “hi & bye” with Mia and goes off to look for Alex and Eve.
  • Bryan/Jonah (Ozekie Morro) orders Wes (Greg Hovanssian) to let him out of his restraints and Wes does just that.
  • Gus wants to send Eve & Alex out to the mist and Jay is rescued.
  • Jay catches up with his father and Nathalie (Frances Conroy) she acts super weird and is clearly losing it. Dad wants to take him away and leave Alex & Eve behind.
  • Connor send his son into the Black Spring (The Mist) because he is either off and on a garbage person or a weak idiot.
  • The mall is very Lord of the Flies with guns and security guards run amok.
  • Kevin shows up in time to beat the crap out of Adrian in the hardware store.
  • JONAH (as he self-identifies now) wants to leave with Wes to find out what is going on at Arrowhead leaving Mia behind.
  • Back at the center of the mall Eve confesses in front of EVERYONE that Connor is really the father of Alex. (We both saw that a mile away. So why have them making out for all of these episodes?)
  • The group brings up Mrs Carmody and calls Eve a liar, a whore and a freak.
  • Kevin goes all agro and sets the store on fire.
  • Kevin joins Eve and Alex as they are being kicked out of the mall. He goes nuts and fights break out everywhere.
  • Gus aims a gun at them and sends the whole group away including Mia at this point.
  • They run through the parking lot and The Mist grabs Alex. Jay rescues her and then gets sucked in himself.
  • Vic (Erik Knudsen) has the car.
  • Kevin decides to back up said car into the mall front doors allowing The Mist to take over the mall. Connor leaves with them.
  • Nathalie reunites with her dead husband and a ghost baby nurses on her teet which eventually kills Nathalie.
  • Kevin’s crew comes upon a train. The army is throwing people out of it into The Mist!! They are feeding The Mist with people!
  • Final question from me–they had enough money to purchase the rights to Lou Reed’s Perfect Day but did not invest in better writing or story structure?

And that is it for episode 10–the season finale!

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Not Fade Away Podcast: John Belushi 0

Not Fade Away Podcast

Ep 3:: John Belushi

 

Welcome to the episode three of the Not Fade Away podcast! Here we are getting to know the one and only John Belushi who was the godfather of my friend Kate Klenfner. (Really!) Kate offers some great insight and behind-the-scenes gossip about John and The Blues Brothers.

I am also helped in this show by some amazing talent including David the Producer and Juliette Miranda from the Unwriteable Rant podcast, Dana Buckler from How Is This Movie? Podcast, Deana Marie of the Twisted Philly podcast, Sean Cocca from the Childhood Remastered podcast, Nick from the Dependent Independent podcast, Chloe Levreault and Teresa Gunderson.

In this ep we discuss:

  • John’s first band and early taste for the limelight
  • His romance with Judy
  • His chaotic career with Saturday Night Live
  • The movies he loved and loathed to participate in
  • How quickly he descended into drug use
  • The origins of The Blues Brothers
  • The last few days of his life

If you like what you hear–please subscribe and leave a review. Also–send me a note via social media (@NotFadeAway) if you want to reach out.

Thanks for checking out this podcast! If you have any suggestions for future eps–please reach out!

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One-Take Neighbors-Ep. #46 0

 

Hallo there, Neighbors! How are you keeping in this heat & humidity? We are taking comfort in pop culture, such as the Real Housewives of Dallas and Auckland (well, Erin’s trying to convince Margo they’re both worth a watch); Real Housewives of NY reunion Part I was a snore. Margo takes issue with sheet-caking & what it means to be a “1-take Osmond”; and Erin recommends the nonfiction book, “What Made Maddy Run?” by Kate Fagan. A sure way to beat the summer heat–hunker down in the AC and listen to your Best Neighbors!

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The Mist Recap Ep 9: Plus, “Top 5 Most Wanted Stephen King Reboots” 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep:”The Mist” Recap

Episode 9 “The Waking Dream”

Plus: Our “Top 5 Most Wanted Stephen King Reboots”

It’s time to recap episode 9 of  Stephen King’s The Mist TV series and in this special bonus ep of the Book Vs. Movie podcast Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast offer their weekly recap of the Spike TV production plus, they choose their own “Top 5 Most Wanted Stephen King Reboots.”

The podcast clip is at the bottom of this post but here are the basics of this week’s show:

 

The Car:

Bryan/Jonah (Ozekie Morro) Mia (Danica Curcic) and Adrian (Russell Posner) are in the car and Adrian tells the story about how he became a psycho (all kinds of bullies and dad stuff here.)

Running around Brigdon, Maine:

Kevin (Morgan Spector) is not dead and Vic (Erik Knudsen) is redeeming himself by saving him. (I like Vic in this episode!) They decide to go from house to house to gather supplies as they head out to the mall. At one such house they find dead Arrowhead soldiers.

They are chased by a guy with a gun and Vic knocks him out. Well not really, the guy pulls a grenade and blows himself up.  Out of the ashes Kevin is confronted with all kinds of weirdness as The Mist comes into the room. All of the people he has killed are showing up and he is eventually confronted with his own image carrying a bat!

Kevin then kills…Kevin #2.

He and Vic head out in an army vehicle to the mall.

The Mall:

Eve (Alyssa Sutherland) is holding Jay  (Luke Cosgrove) hostage and he asks why bother if  isn’t ultimately going to let him live. They have a back and forth about the rape and she mentions his father being a total creep.

Gus (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) blames Alex (Gus Birney) for killing Shelly knowing full well he is lying. The mall peeps turn into an angry mob and want to head out to find Alex and kill her.–by hanging. Because she is “evil.”  But Gus thinks they should just send her out into The Mist instead (forgetting that she is immune to it.)

The gang from the car are now at the mall with no idea what is happening there. Adrian tells Alex and Eve that Kevin is dead and is putting on a real show about it. Alex really becomes upset about this news and Eve is trying to stay strong. Adrian claims his father killed Kevin.

The mall villagers are taking their tiki torches (so to speak) to look for Alex.  

Eve, Alex, Jay and Adrian get locked up together. Adrian looks mighty pissed at how happy she is to see Jay.

Bryan/Jonah and Mia are staying in the camping store and she gives her back story about her awful boyfriend that she left.  Mia wants to run away with him after the whole Mist thing gets resolved. However, we need to learn his backstory first.

Bryan/Jonah is looking for supplies and someone recognizes him. His name is Wes (Greg Hovanssian) and they get into a skirmish. Wes ties him up and then salutes him so basically Bryan/Jonah is in charge–we are to assume. But who knows?

The Sewer:

Nathalie (Frances Conroy) and Connor the cop (Darren Pettie) are having a fun time heading to the mall whilst underground. There is a couple (Trevor and Ursula) with them and you know they won’t make it. (Easter egg about the rats and Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift short stories.)

Trevor breaks his leg and Nathalie is all “bye Felicia!” and says they need to abandon him. Ursula attempts to save her husband’s life and Connor kills her. Then rats show up and eat the couple.

Nathalie and Connor have a weird Mother Nature moment involving caresses and a rat. They head to the mall.

And that is it for episode 9!

Guest Host Info:

Follow Deana of “Twisted Philly” on Facebook, http://twistedphilly.com/ and Twitter

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

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