Book Vs Movie REPLAY “The Social Network” 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

“The Social Network”

Which version of Zuckerberg is the real one? 


In this episode, the Margos discuss the Ben Mezrich book “The Accidental Billionaire” that was published in 2001 and compare it to the 2010 classic film directed by David Fincher (our third Fincher adaptation!)

There is SO much to uncover here between what the world was like when Facebook was created, the state it was in at the time of the film’s release in 2010 and how the world uses Facebook now.

Trigger warning–we may get a little political here! 🙂

In this episode they discuss:

  • The interesting non-writing life of author Ben Mezrich
  • The true importance of Harvard clubs
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s multiple lawsuits
  • The amazing cast in the film
  • The music of Trent Reznor
  • How Facebook has changed over the years.
  • The BIG differences between book, movie and real life

Clips Featured:

Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) deposition

The Winklevoos Twins (Armie Hammer) at the President’s office

Eduardo Severin (Andrew Garfield) gets fired

Mark Zuckerberg on 60 Minutes

Mark Zuckerberg & Jesse Eisenberg on Saturday Night Live

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Stranger Things Than Joan Didion– Episode #54 0

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Hey Neighbors! You stopped by on a good day! This week, the neighbors discuss so many options for your eyes and ears. Erin breaks down TLC’s 90 Day Fiancee: Before the 90 Days; Margo plows through Stranger Things & calls bulls*t on Andy Cohen not knowing who Kathy Griffin is; and both neighbors get into Real Housewives of OC; Dallas, & Jersey (“Welcome back, Scumbag!”) and their mutual love of HGTV and the Hallmark Christmas movies. So many treats! Very few tricks–Happy Halloween!!!

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Book Vs Movie “The Witches of Eastwick” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Witches of Eastwick”

The Margos dissect the differences between the 1983 novel from John Updike and the 1987 film starring Jack Nicholson.

The Book Vs. Movie podcast is in a witchy mood in this episode when the Margos talk about the 1983 book written by John Updike and the movie starring Jack Nicholson. It’s been 30 (!) years since this George Miller (Mad Max) directed film came onto to the consciousness of world culture. So how does it hold up and what differences did they make from the novel and film? Listen to find out. (Also which we prefer. It’s a doozy this time!) 

In this episode we discuss:

  • John Updike’s many literary achievements.
  • How freaking 80s is this story?
  • The performances of the leads including Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon.
  • The special effects which were considered pretty amazing at the time.
  • The crazy pants direction and ending of the film

Clips used:

The Witches of Eastwick TV trailer

Cher dressing down Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson hamming it up in church

Outro Music: “Witchy Woman”  by The Eagles


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Brooklyn Fit Chick Review: The Tomorrow Mattress #TomorrowSleep 0

Brooklyn Fit Chick Review

“The Tomorrow Sleep Mattress”

“Not my apartment but I now have that mattress!”

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

It’s been ages since I wrote a review of a product because most of what I am offered is just not very interesting to me. (Another protein bar? No thanks!)

So, when the folks at Tomorrow best hybrid mattress got in touch with me I thought “This has to be too good to be true. Are they going to send ME a mattress foam hybrid mattress for one honest review? How great can a mattress be?”

Just some background…I am a rotten sleeper by nature. Even under great circumstances, I have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep.  I have tried everything under the sun from meditation to melatonin and nothing really seemed to fix my insomnia.

I had heard that memory foam hybrid mattresses work great for people like me and always wanted to give them a go. So, when the opportunity presented itself, I said “hell yeah” and jumped right in.

Here is what the Tomorrow memory foam hybrid mattress looks like in a fancy room. (Mine is not exactly “Blog-worthy” at this point.)

Serta Simmons put 40 sleep scientists on the case to create a sleep system guaranteed to help anyone get a good night’s rest.

The memory foam hybrid mattress is designed with temperature regulating body foam to keep you cool enough to sleep along with a stabilizing coil system to keep you flopping around when you sleep.

I ordered the full-sized mattress in a medium firm that arrived in one box. It was less than 5 feet tall and not as big a box spring mattress. You cut open the mattress which is folded up inside and it sort of inflates out onto your bed.

I did this by myself and it took me less than an hour to get it all together.  It came with two memory foam pillows and a delicious sheet set that feels amazing when you snuggle in at night.

Here is a shot of my cat Tennessee enjoying the new mattress. (Cute kitty alert!)

The mattress arrived last Friday and today is the following Wednesday as I write this. For the last four nights, I have had amazing sleep!  Super restful with deep dreams and when I wake up—I am ready to move and take on the day. I can’t recommend enough the Tomorrow system.

Here is the best part of this post—you can try any memory foam hybrid mattress you want and receive $150 off any purchase $500 or more. From now until December 31.2017!!

The checkout code is FIT150 and here is the link.

Be sure to follow them on Twitter @tomorrow. 

Also, Facebook and Instagram.

Let me know if you have tried a memory foam hybrid mattress in the comments below!

Until next time!

Brooklyn Fit Chick




Book vs Movie Bonus Ep Revisit: “The Dead Zone” with Deana of @Twisted_Philly 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Bonus Stephen King Ep

“The Dead Zone” 

with Margo D. and Deana from the Twisted Philly podcast

Margo D. and Deana of Twisted Philly meet again to talk about Stephen King adaptations with this episode focused on the 1979 book/ 1983 movie ‘The Dead Zone.’ 

In this special bonus ep they discuss:

  • Differences between the 1979 novel and the 1983 David Cronenberg-directed film.
  • The almost insane sexiness of Christopher Walken and his amazing navy-colored pea coat.
  • The A-list cast and incredible outdoor locations.
  • Whether or not King was foreshadowing the future with the character of Greg Stillson.
  • Why every parent should listen to a reluctant psychic
  • Why on earth was Johnny waiting for his wedding night?

Which did we like better? Listen to the show to find out.

Follow Deana on Twitter @Twisted_Philly

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Mindhunters and Pods Galore-Episode #53 0

Hey there, Neighbors! Sorry for the skipped episode last week–we tried but there were technical difficulties. This week, the neighbors have tons of podcast recommendations, discuss Netflix’s Mindhunter, the Spielberg doc on HBO, reminisce about classic TV movies of the ’80s, Erin talks of her trip to Seattle & the Emerald City Writers Conference, and Margo bids a fond farewell to the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie. Here’s to a fabulous week!!

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Book Vs Movie Bonus Ep “Spielberg” Documentary Review 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast Bonus Episode


The Margos talk about the excellent HBO documentary of one of the best book-to-movie adaptors in the business


The Book Vs. Movie podcast takes a different turn today with our first review–the HBO documentary Spielberg. After covering two episodes featuring Steven Spielberg as director (Jaws and Jurassic Park) and with many more surely to come we felt it was the perfect time to look at his full body of work.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Steven Spielberg’s lonely childhood
  • The inspiration for many of his most iconic scenes
  • His friendship with Martin Scorsese, Brian DePalma, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola.
  • His adorable parents
  • The amazing film legacy he has created


Clips used:

Spielberg TV trailer

Outro Music: “Flying Theme from E.T The Extraterrestrial”  by John Williams

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The Not Fade Away Podcast Ep 4 “The Who in Cincinnati 1979” 0


Not Fade Away Podcast

Follow up to Episode 4: The Who in Cincinnati

Welcome back to the Not Fade Away podcast! Today’s’ episode we talk about the tragedy at Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati that took place on December 3, 1979. On that night 11 people were killed trying to enter the doors for a concert by The Who.

At the time it was the worst concert tragedy in American history. “Festival Seating” was demonized and the term “stampede” was irresponsibly used to describe it and other incidents over the years. So what actually happened that night? Take a listen to this show!

In this episode, I am helped by someone who was key to the disseminating information the night of Monday, December 3, 1979, in Cincinnati, Paul Wertheimer, founder, and principal of Crowd Management Strategies. The information he gives us will be invaluable to truly understand what happened and why the same mistakes keep popping up around the world.

The full list of those killed that day are as follows:

Karen Morrison 15 Finneytown OH

Stephan Preston 19 Finneytown OH

Philip Snyder 20 Franklin OH

Walter Adams Jr. 22 Trotwood OH

Peter Bowes 18 Wyoming OH

Connie Sue Burns 21 Miamisburg OH

Jacqueline Eckerle 15 Finneytown OH

David Heck 19 Highland Heights KY (Who had escaped the melee only to go back to save people and get crushed in the crowd.)

Teva Rae Ladd 27 Newtown OH (She left behind a husband and two children)

Bryan Wagner 17 Fort Thomas KY

James Warmoth 21 Franklin OH

I want to take this moment give a special shout-out to some of my best resources:

Paul Wertheimer

Wikepedia (Please support them by the way.)

Rock and Roll Tragedy From Rolling Stone magazine published January 4, 1980

Are The Kids Alright? By John Grant Fuller

People who provided voices:

Dana Buckler from the How is this Movie podcast as Major Dale Menkhuas

David the Producer from The Unwriteable Rant Podcast as Mark Helmkamp

Nick from the Dependent Independent Podcast as Phil Sheriden

Austin Beach from  the Wynabego Warrior The Tale Of John Waynnabe podcast as Richard Klopp

Jennifer Menges from widely as Diana Cubert

Stuart Menges from as Pete Townshend

Neil Cetrangolo of the Dark Angels & Pretty Freaks Podcast and the Halos & Heathens Vlog as Michael Kanzer

Erin Whitehehead of the Braless Podcast as our unnamed concertgoer

Sean Cocca from the Childhood Remastered Podcast as Dan Smith

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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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Book Vs. Movie “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast


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, 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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