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Book Vs. Movie Podcast REPLAY “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane” 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane”

“But you ARE in the chair Blanche!

 

 

In this episode of “Book Vs. Movie” the Margos take on the 1960s classic novel and film “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane.” SO much juicy tidbits, gossip and trivia here including:

  • The hard task of getting the studios to invest in a movie with actresses considered out of their prime.
  • Did Joan Crawford and Bette Davis get along on the set?
  • Bette’s daughter B.D. and her life after getting married at the age of 16!
  • Throwing shade old-school Hollywood style.
  • The ongoing feud between the two stars
  • The awesomeness of Vitor Buono and Anna Lee
  • The eerie book it is based on

Intro: “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane” original trailer

Outro: Bette Davis sings “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane” & Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes”

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Luann & Tom, We Hardly Knew Ye-Ep. #44 0

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Have you heard the news? Where were you when you heard Countess Luann and Tommy’s Cookies were no more? It seems like Countess Luann from Real Housewives of New York City and her husband of 8 months, Tom Gristedes, are filing for divorce. If those crazy kids in love can’t make it, what hope do the rest of us have? But as saddened and heavy-hearted we may be, we must soldier on. They’d want us to. So, in that spirit, Erin talks about the Rhett Miller show at City Winery (with special guest, Dave Hill!); Margo explains why there’s no such thing as “off the record,” (Farewell to you, too, Mooch! Good riddance!) and how just how many people in show business are actually bat-sh*t crazy (spoiler alert—A LOT!!). 

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The Mist Recap Ep 7 Plus, “Top 5 Stephen King Death Scenes” 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep:”The Mist” Recap

Episode 7 “Over the River and Through the Woods”

Plus: The “Top 5 Stephen King Death Scenes”

It’s episode 7 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 Stephen King Death Scenes.”

This episode is titled “Over the River and Through the Woods” and it is seems everyone is about to hit their mental/emotional limit.

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

The Hospital:

Kevin (Morgan Spector), Bryan (Ozekie Morro) and Adrian (Russell Posner) are now getting refuge in the psych ward which is surprisingly safe. Well, except for a certain resident there named Nash (Philip Ettinger)

Mia decides to tell Bryan that his real name is Jonah Dixon and that she is going on a quick detox. This requires him to strap her to a bed and witness her going through major withdrawals. She makes it through along with his help and they rejoin the group.

Adrian shares a room with Tyler (Christopher Gray) who has a Tom Hardy mouth. Tyler shares an awful story about sexually assaulting a kid from school then snuggles next to Adrian in his bed.

Adrian is then kidnapped by Nash who explains that because he can “see” things others cannot–Adrian is evil deep down and must be destroyed. Kevin convinces Nash to take him instead and then promptly beats the psych patient to death.

Kevin, Bryan/Jonah, Mia and Adrian leave the hospital. Tyler wants to stay behind knowing that he will most likely die there. (Major gay panic with this kid!)

The Mall:

Lots of tension at the mall over the lack of food available. (Why is that? Don’t they have a food court there?)

Alex (Gus Birney) now believes that there is no way that Jay (Luke Cosgrove) raped her and wants him to stay at their section of the mall. Eve  (Alyssa Sutherland) is not happy about this but Alex is being bratty and taking advantage of the situation.

Eve gets a baby monitor and plants it at the other end of the mall so they can keep tabs on the bigger group.

We find out that Gus (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) is dealing with people who are becoming increasingly paranoid and delusional. Starting with the mall cop (Romaine Waite) getting ‘hangry” and wanting to explore for more food and then Shelley (Alexandra Ordorlis) trying to convince everyone that Alex is the cause of all of their problems and brought The Mist into the town.

The Church:

Nathalie (Frances Conroy) and Father Romanov (Dan Butler) are about to have an ecclesiastical showdown. It begins with Connor the cop (Darren Pettie) accusing Romanov of being a pedophile and then beating him about the face. Nathalie is sitting serenely as this is all happening.

Romanov offers a challenge to Nathalie. They both go out into The Mist and see who makes it back. Nathalie not only agrees to this preposterous idea but strips naked and marches right out there.

And guess what?  We get the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse! Seriously, they shoot an arrow through Romanov and then drag him away. (I may have giggled during this silly sequence.)

So Natalie is now our Christ-like figure. Where the hell is this show going? Please someone, tell me!

Topics covered :

 

Plus, Margo and Deana each pick their “Top 5 Stephen King Death Scenes!”

 

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The Mist Recap Ep 6 Plus, “Top 5 Stephen King Guilty Pleasures’ 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep:”The Mist” Recap

Episode 6 “The Devil You Know”

Plus: Our “Top 5 Stephen King Guilty Pleasures”

Here we are at episode six 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, we pick our “Top 5 Stephen King Guilty Pleasures.”

This episode is titled “The Devil You Know” and it is equal parts action-packed and terribly confusing.

Here are the basics of this episode:

The Hospital: Kevin (Morgan Spector), Bryan (Ozekie Morro) and Adrian (Russell Posner) are all still at the hospital and Kevin feels the need to leave. (Killing his brother has made him anxious.)

However, he learns from Adrian that Mia (Danica Curcic) stole their car and they are stuck. Adrian confronts a nurse and finds out that people are disappearing from the hospital but that shouldn’t worry at all about that.  He also tries to talk to his crush/hookup to say goodbye but gets the cold shoulder.

Kevin discovers Dr.. Bailey is kidnapping people, filling them up with drugs and sending them out into The Mist. He has lost his mind and Kevin is his next victim. He is rescued by Bryan and Adrian.

Bryan meanwhile kills his “twin” and is anxious to leave. Mia comes back for her journey (more on that later) and The Mist is coming into the hospital and the gang is trapped.

The Mall:

Alex (Gus Birney) and her mother Eve  (Alyssa Sutherland) decide to go shopping as a distraction. There is a really long scene about a jacket and then Alex says she thinks she should go out into The Mist to find her dad because The Mist does not have any interest in her so she would be safe. Eve says “hello no” so Alex decides to make a snaky visit to the shop “Hiker’s World” to get supplies.

Whilst there she gets locked in a break room and then gasoline is flooding in, then the place goes up in flames. Jay the Rapist (Luke Cosgrove) saves her and then gets mouthy with Eve when she admonishes him. Turns out Lila set the fire in retaliation for her daughter dying in Alex’s care.

Also, Eve creates phony fliers to give hope to everyone at the Mall. Gus (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) thinks this is nuts.

Church:

Natalie (Frances Conroy) and the cop (Connor Heisel) continue their friendship. She makes a strange case for how everyone loves a disaster which made zero sense to Margo D.

Link (Dylan Authors) is the teen boy version of Mrs. Carmody and has turned into a vengeful zealot. He attempts to lock Natalie in the attic. She gets wise to this and instead breaks open a window which allows The Mist to come in and locking the boy in–basically killing him.

House:

Mia is back at the house where she first was looking for money and finds her dead mother upstairs in a bedroom. The mother tells her she loves her and that is she wants to kill herself then to go for it. Mia gets out and heads back to the hospital.

Topics covered :

  • Stephen King easter eggs
  • What is the deal with The Mist?
  • Where is this all going to?

Plus, Margo and Deana each pick their “Top 5 Stephen King Guilty Pleasures!”

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The Mist Recap Ep. 5 Plus, “Top 5 Scariest Stephen King Stories” 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep:”The Mist” Recap

Episode 5 “The Waiting Room”

Plus: Our “Top 5 Scariest Stephen King Stories”

It’s episode 5 of the 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.

This episode is titled “The Waiting Room” as we now have a new location–the hospital. (Thankfully they ditch the church and mall in this episode!).

It’s one of the gorier chapters so far and had some genuine scares but unfortunately, they still have some pretty lame dialogue.  

Here are the basics of this episode:

The Hospital: Kevin (Morgan Spector), Mia (Danica Curcic), Bryan (Ozekie Morro) and Adrian (Russell Posner) arrive at the hospital just in time for Bryan to have emergency surgery for his bullet wound. The hospital has only 2-days worth of power and food left and people are becoming panicked.

Kevin sees his creepy brother Mike (Peter Murnik) who was attacked in The Mist and has some metal stuck in his abdomen. The doctors can’t operate on him so Kevin offers to do it even though his brother is being SUCH A TOOL. They have a contentious relationship due to the ever-sexy Eve (Alyssa Sutherland.)  

(More on that later.)

Mia looks for Bryan (who is in room 237) and another gentleman is in his bed. We are reminded that our Bryan has amnesia and assumed who he was based on the ID he had on him. Mia freaks out and leaves the hospital with their truck.

Adrian meets up with the jock from high school who has hassled him in the past and who drops the F word like a maniac. (Not the F bomb which is bleeped throughout the show.) Adrian kisses him, the jock beats the snot out of him and then they make out and have sex. Because, of course.

Mike operates on his brother and The Mist shows up bringing lots of blood and leeches. Kevin reluctantly kills his brother and runs away.

The Past:

Eve and Kevin have a very fraught relationship. When they move into their house he surprises her by setting up Alex’s bedroom as a little girl’s paradise. Eve tells him she has never felt this happy and yet less like herself. (Mixed messages, Eve?)

She has an awkward encounter with his brother Mike (did THEY have sex in the past?) and later has afternoon sex with Kevin which apparently never happens. This is when we learn she had a reputation in high school and Alex is not Kevin’s daughter. (Wut?)

Topics covered :

  • The reveal that Alex (Gus Birney) is NOT Kevin’s daughter!
  • The use of the “F” word both bleeped and not.
  • Mia’s mood swings!
  • What is it with sex and this show?
  • The “Room 237” reference
  • What is the deal with Bryan Hunt?
  • The leeches!!!
  • Is Adrian up to no good?
  • What are the rules of The Mist!

Plus, Margo and Deana each pick their “Top 5 Scariest Stephen King Stories!”

Guest Host Info:

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Not Fade Away Podcast Ep 2: Aaliyah 0

Not Fade Away Podcast

Ep 2: Aaliyah

Welcome to the second episode of the Not Fade Away podcast! This time we are getting to know R&B goddess Aaliyah who sadly passed away in 2001 and the age of 22. I am lucky enough to be friends with someone who worked for Aaliyah for several years–Michelle Cramer.

I invited Michelle over to talk about her time with the Hip Hop queen and am so thankful for her input. In this show we really get to know the sweet person who was so beloved by her family, peers and most of all her devoted fans. I really want to take a moment and thank her for being so generous with her memories. She really poured her heart out talking about her late friend. 

In this ep we discuss:

  • Aaliyah’s musical upbringing (she was related to Gladys Knight!)
  • Her insistence on  being a good role model to her fans.
  • The rather unfortunate rumors/truth about her relationship to R. Kelly.
  • Her rise to the top of the Billboard charts
  • The acting career that could have been.
  • Her professionalism and attitude about how she treated folks who worked with her.
  • The boys who had a crush on her.
  • The sad details about her death.

I do not own the music rights to her work so I use some news clips as well as Michelle’s interview to tell this story. 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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“The Mist” Recap: Ep 3 “Show and Tell” PLUS Top 5 Stephen King Villains 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep:”The Mist” Recap

Episode 3 “Show and Tell”

It’s episode three  of the 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 do their weekly recap of the Spike TV production. Is the show getting better each episode?

To be honest, we have been struggling to really enjoy this series. As two die-hard King fans we have been a little disappointed in this particular effort (feeling shades of Under the Dome versus the strange awesomeness of 1991’s Golden Years miniseries.) Is it the writing? Direction? Special effects?

In this podcast we talk about what happened in the “Show and Tell” episode and offer our thoughts.

Plus, Margo D. and Deana pick their “Top 5 Stephen King Villains!”

Major points discussed here:

  • Gus attempting to maintain order not carry out a “Hurricane Katrina situation”
  • What to do with the bodies of the dead soldiers who killed themselves in the previous episode?  
  • The legend of “The Black Spring” of 1860
  • Mia having withdrawals in the basement of the church
  • The continuing ickiness  of Connor the Cop
  • The moth tattoo!
  • Natalie seeing “god”
  • Was Eve some type of warrior before?
  • The slickness of Adrian.

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“The Mist” Recap: Episode 2 “Withdrawal” 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep:”The Mist” Recap

Episode 2 “Withdrawal”

It’s episode two of the Stephen King’s “The Mist” TV series and in this special bonus ep Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast talk about episode two of the Spike TV production. Did they like it better than the less than spectacular pilot?

 

Major points discussed here:

  • Is mall manager Gus (Isiah Whitlock Jr.) a good guy or no?
  • What is the deal with Arrowhead?
  • The deal with Mia’s drug problem
  • “Let me see you, Babydoll!”
  • The reliability of Connor the Cop
  • The cool use of drones (nice update to the material)
  • Who is this Clint person and why did his friends hang themselves?
  • Is this show going to disappoint us like “Under the Dome?”

 

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Book Vs Movie: “Adaptation” vs “The Orchid Thief” 0

Book Vs Movie

“The Orchid Thief” Vs “Adaptation”

 

The Margos are back and taking on their most interesting episode yet with a compare and contrast of the Susan Orlean novel The Orchid Thief (which began as a New Yorker article) and the hit Charlie Kaufman/Spike Jones movie Adaptation. If there has ever been a reason for this podcast to exist –this material is the one to tackle!

So many differences between the book and movie here, we are not quite sure where to begin but let us give it a try.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The interesting history between when the magazine article appeared to several years later where Charlie Kaufman took several liberties with the material.
  • The intense performance by Nicolas Cage (which earned him an Academy Award nomination)
  • The past work of Charlie Kaufman and why he chose to adapt the material as he did.
  • The ingenious casting of Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper and Tilda Swinton.
  • The totally bananas plot twists and turns.
  • How Susan Orleans really feels about this adapted piece of her work.
  • The many, many passages devoted in The Orchid Thief to the history of stealing orchids over the last centuries.

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