Book vs Movie “Moneyball” (Replay)

Book Vs. Movie Podcast (Replay) 

Moneyball

Margo D. & Margo P. talk about the Michael Lewis 2003 book Moneyball and the 2011 film directed by Bennett Miller.  The movie stars Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill and we have lots of thoughts about which we prefer between the book and movie.   

This episode originally ran in May 2016. 

In this ep we discuss:

  • Sabermetrics in baseball
  • The paltry salary cap of the Oakland A’s
  • Margo’s wanting to add an “s” to the title
  • The performances in the movie including Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill
  • Which we liked better–the book or the film

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Joy Borge! Episode #130

Hey ya, Neighbors! We have a jammed-pack ep for ya this week, so let’s get right to it. RHOBH go see Boy George and get in a fight; RHONY have a circus/spa day and get into a fight. Margo deep dives on PEN15 and has nothing but love. Erin saw DeNiro & Scorsese ( & Leo!) at Tribeca Film Fest. More Fosse/Verdon. All recounted for your audio pleasure. We’ll tumble for ya! 

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Book Vs Movie “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”

Book Vs Movie

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”

The 2001 YA Classic Novel Vs. the Beloved 2005 Movie

We needed a break here from the intense and decided to dip back into the YA novel waters with the lovely first installment (of five!) of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants from author Ann Brashares and what a delight it is!

In this episode, the Margos talk about the main plot points in the book with the characters of Lena Kaligaris, Tibby Rollins, Bridget Creeland and Carmen Lowell and their unique friendship. It’s such a sweet, loving tale–we can’t stop gushing about it!

What’s not to love about this story, really? It has strong female characters, an interesting premise, summer vacation locales, real family issues and a great message about keeping your friends close and embracing every wonderful opportunity that comes your way.

We compare all of this with the 2005 film directed by Ken Kwapis and stars Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, and Blake Lively.

So between the novel and the movie–which did we like better? Click the link at the bottom to find out.

This episode is once again sponsored by Penguin Random House!

All for One  (Book three of the “Alex & Eliza Trilogy“) by Melissa De La Cruz

    1. New York, New York.

As a young nation begins to take shape, Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler are on top of the world. They’re the toast of the town, keeping New York City buzzing with tales of their lavish parties, of Eliza’s legendary wit, and of Alex’s brilliant legal mind.

But new additions to Alex & Eliza’s little family mean change is afoot in the Hamilton household. When they agree to take in an orphaned teenage girl along with Eliza’s oldest brother, John Schuyler, Eliza can’t help but attempt a match. It’s not long before sparks start to fly . . . if only Eliza can keep herself from interfering too much in the course of true love. After all, she and Alex have an arrival of their own to plan for, though Alex’s latest case brings a perilous threat that may destroy everything.

Read the entire series—on sale now wherever books are sold. And you can follow @PenguinTeen for more great reads.

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The backstory of author Ann Brashares
    • The way sadness, family, and sexuality are discussed in both the book and movie
    • The major differences between the book and the film
    • The amazing chemistry between the leads in the movie
    • How much we now want to travel to Greece!

Clips Featured:

    • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (original trailer)
    • Carmen ( Ferrera) confronts her father (played by Bradley Whitford) about abandoning her

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CoaAH-chella! Episode #128

Why hi there, Neighbors! Welcome to our latest episode where we get right into the muck with our weekly dose of Real Housewives, Bev Hills & NYC; Margo enters the Twilight Zone (with favorable results) and talks Queen Bey’s Coachella concert film, Homecoming, on Netflix; and both neighbors break down this week’s Fosse/Verdon & Killing Eve. Raise your hand if you found footage of Notre Dame burning super-jarring. Also, Happy Passover/Easter/Pink Moon to all! 

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Book Vs Movie “The Godfather” (Replay)

Book Vs Movie (Replay)

The Godfather”

The Margos Leave the Gun and Take the Cannolis in this Ep

We are here to make an offer you can’t refuse–a redo of Mario Puzo’s The Godfather. The Margos originally covered this book and movies (well, really movies) three years ago when we were both fighting the flu.  The result was kind of a meandering mess which we have always been embarrassed by vowed to redo one day as the material calls for nothing less than our best efforts.

This episode is a reflection of our years of fondness for the material and how far we have come along as podcasters. The 1969 novel by Puzo is a real treat to discuss and who doesn’t love talking about Marlon Brando and Al  Pacino? You can listen to the episode in the link below.

In this ep the Margos discuss :

    • The backstory of author Mario Puzo and why he felt compelled to tell the story about a mafia family even though he had no expertise on the subject.
    • The many, many ways the book is different from the two movies it is based on.
    • Why Francis Ford Coppola has such a complicated history with these films.
    • The cast of the movie including Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Caan, Robert DeNiro, Talia Shire, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton.
    • Our favorite scenes from both films
    • Plus, movie trivia and more!

Clips Featured:

    • Author Mario Puzo & Screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola talk about The Godfather script
    • The Godfather  trailer
    • Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) making deals on his daughter’s wedding day
    • Moe Green (Alex Rocco) with Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) and Fredo Corleone (John Cazale)
    • Outro Music “Theme to the Godfather” Carmine Coppola

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What a Creep Intro Episode

What A Creep (Intro Ep)

Welcome to Our Show!

Hey Everyone! Margo Donohue and Sonia Mansfield are launching a new show about creeps. Creeps from the past, present and even fictional ones because–why the hell not? Our first few eps are in production and we cannot have them ready for you.

So be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and you will never miss an episode.

Also, be sure to follow us on social media!

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How Could We Forget About Queens? Episode #127

Does it look like we don’t all five boroughs of NYC? You might be correct, sir or ma’am! But not for long–we have more pressing topics to discuss, like Nene of RHOA being an a**hole; or Dorit from RHOBH being an a**hole; or Camille, guest of RHOBH being a drunk a**hole; and of course, Luann from RHONY being a sober a**hole. But wait, there’s more–there’s Killing Eve and Fosse/Verdon to discuss. An remember, what ever you do, don’t f*cking touch the Morgan letters! It will make sense after you listen, trust us. 

 

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Book Vs Movie “I Am Legend”

Book Vs Movie

I Am Legend”

The Richard Matheson Novel Vs. the Will Smith Movie

The Margos are back and ready to get a little post-apocalyptic with the 1954 classic novella I Am Legend from prolific storyteller Richard Matheson. Set in 1970s Southern California, the novel is about the life of Robert Neville, the seemingly only survivor of a worldwide pandemic which causes people to turn into vampires.

Robert’s life is filled with drinking, madness, and fear and Matheson’s writing becomes venerated by future horror writers like Stephen King.

The film has been remade three times and the Margos decided to focus on the 2007 Will Smith film directed by Francis Lawrence (even though we both forgot about THAT dog scene–yikes!)

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 and incredible body of work of Richard Matheson
    • The main aspects of the book and how it is different from the 2007 movie
    • The fact that the dog featured in the movie is still alive!

Clips Featured:

    • I Am Legend (original trailer)
    • Robert Neville talks with Anna about Bob Marley

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Say More Words Right Now! Episode #126

Hey there, Neighbors! This week, we ask the tough questions like “Can Everyone See Ken?” If you watched this week’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. We also attempt to break down this week’s RHONY, which was tough because the ladies were up to some stuff–doggie fashion shows, grief counseling, shark rooms and Halloween decorations in the Berkshires are just some of the highlights. Margo saw Pet Semetary and the new Twilight Zone and recommends the tell-all, Ladies who Punch. And Erin  is liking a new true-crime podcast. This week is all about monsters! Enjoy!

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