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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Last Fave Fives of 2019 – Episode # 164

Welcome to our last episode of 2019 & it’s a short but sweet one. We talk a little RHOC reunion, parts 2 & 3; Below Deck, & a few choice streaming picks. We also break down our last Fave Fives in music, movies, & happenings. Margo also has some exciting news for 2020. Hope you all had a great holiday. Here’s to a fantastic new year, Neighbors! 

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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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Oh Hello, Jane Roe – Episode #163

You’re killin’ us Bravo! So many shows, so many Housewives! So much misogyny! Between the entitled men on Below Deck to Vicki G’s superior attitude on RHOC, we don’t know which end is up! We talk our usual RHONJ & RHOD finale, as well as the 1st part of the RHOC reunion, which was EXPLOSIVE. We also welcome Eddie Murphy back to SNL, as well as breakdown the first part of our yearly “Fave Five,” with our book/podcast/TV shows for the year. Merry, merry, Neighbors!

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Book Vs Movie “The Polar Express”

Book Vs Movie 

The Polar Express

The Margos take a wild ride into the classic 1985 children’s book and compare it to the 2004 Robert Zemeckis Film

It’s our last new episode of the year and we had to celebrate with one of our most requested titles ever–The Polar Express from author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg

The book sold millions of copies since its 1985 release (one million by 1989 alone!) and it’s only 32 pages so we only have a few wonderful things to say about it. But what about the 2004 film starring Mr. Tom Hanks? We have feelings about this movie kids–and we want to know what YOU think in the comments below. 

So between book & movie–which did we like better? Have a listen to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss:

  • Chris Van Allsburg’s amazing career
  • The basic differences between the book & movie
  • The cast of the movie Tom Hanks ( Hero Boy, Father, Santa Claus, Conductor, and Hobo,) Leslie Zemeckis (Mother, Sister Sarah,) Eddie Deezan (Know-It-All,) Nona Gaye (Hero Girl,) Peter Scolari (Billy-Lonely Boy,) and Micheal Jeter (Smokey.) 

Clips Featured:

  • The Polar Express  trailer
  • “When Christmas Comes to Town” (Glen Ballard & Alan Silvestri)
  • “Rocking on Top of the World” by Steven Tyler
  • Outro music “Believe” by Josh Groban

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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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Queens of Corona – Episode # 162

Welcome one & all to our ep. this week. Let’s get right to it, shall we? Margo saw Knives Out, the Linda Ronstadt doc & the Lou Perlman doc & gives her reviews; both neighbors break down Bravo this week, incl. Below Deck & Real Housewives of OC, Atlanta, Dallas & NJ (have mercy, Andy Cohen!) & both tried The Marriage Story, but we respectfully decline. All this & a Fart Ninja to boot. The holiday season is upon us!

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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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