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Book Vs Movie “Arrival” (2016) Amy Adams & Jeremy Renner

Book Vs Movie: “Arrival”

The Ted Chiang Novella Vs the Amy Adams Film

The Margos are looking into the world of language and SciFi with the Ted Chiang novella Story of Your Life published in 1998 and the 2016 movie directed by Denis Villeneuve Arrival.  

(Warning! Spoilers coming right your way!)

In the story, Dr. Louise Banks is a linguist and narrator tasked to help the U.S. Government with a group of alien shapeships who suddenly arrive. The aliens are “heptapods” and it is Banks’s job to try and create a common language with them. She is helped by Dr. Gary Donnelly and the two make contact with two heptapods named Flapper and Raspberry. 

During this assignment, she learns that she will one day become a mother to a daughter who will die young. She can see in the future all of these interactions with her. She can also see that she marries Dr. Donnelly and he leaves her in the future. 

If you have knowledge of the future, do you have an obligation to let others know? What if you have a child with someone and know when they will die? What is your obligation with this knowledge?

The movie Arrival stars Amy Adams as Dr. Banks and Jeremy Renner (known as Ian Donnelly in the film) It would go on to receive eight Academy Awards nominations including for Best  Best Picture and Best Director. But NOT for Best Actress for Adams. BOO!

So between the book and the film–which did we prefer? Have a listen and find out! 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

  • Bio of author Ted Chiang
  • The differences between book and film
  • Would you want to know 
  • The cast: Amy Adams (Dr. Louise Banks,) Jeremy Renner (Ian Donelly,) Forest Whitaker (Colonel Weber,) Michael Stuhlbarg (Agent Halpern,) Mark O’Brien (Captain Marks,) and Tzi Ma (General Shang.) 

Clips used:

    • Arrival trailer
    • “A proper introduction…”
    • “The nature of questions”

 

 

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What a Creep: Larry Nassar (USA Gymnastics Creep)

What a Creep: Larry Nassar (USA Gymnastics)

Larry Nassar, John Geddert, and Steve Penny (Gymnastics Creeps)

Season 10, Episode 5

Larry Nassar is one of the biggest creeps we have ever covered—which is really saying something. There have been a few times in the last 20 years where the media has talked about sexual abuse against young athletes—specifically in gymnastics which has competitors who begin the sport in their elementary school years.

Most people first learned of Dr. Larry Nassar in 2016 when he was publicly charged for possessing child pornography & tampering with evidence.  (Those are the formal charges.)

But the sport has several times in the past several decades was made aware of the problem of trainers, advisors, and doctors sexually assaulting participants as young as 6 years old. To say nothing was done would be an understatement.

Why did Larry Nassar finally come to justice? And who else was punished because of cruelty, abuse, and/or just turning a blind eye? That is our story today.

Our sources for this episode:

NBC News

John Geddert Wikipedia

Netflix Athlete A

HBO: At the Heart of Gold

Larry Nassar Wikipedia

Time magazine

Indianapolis Star

Esquire

Sports Illustrated (SI.com)

CNN: Letter from Larry Nassar to Judge Aquilina

Bustle

ESPN

“The Girls” by Abigail Pesta

“The Crimes of Lawrence Nassar, John Geddert” by Amber Drew

Trigger Warnings: Sexual Assault, Grooming by Predators, Gaslighting, Eating Disorders, suicide and physical assault.

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Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 225

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 225

“Gettin’ Ready at the Gun Range”

Hi, there neighbors! (In case you missed this ep from iTunes!)

We are now in March, which means it’s almost Spring. Until then, we have these garbage fires to discuss #RHOSLC reunion (where Mary barely holds it together,) #RHONJ trip to Lake George sans Jackie, and #HuluTV “The U.S. Vs Billie Holiday.” Plus, Disney+ and “The Muppet Show.” 

It’s time to play the music and light the lights!

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Shiplap & Barn Doors Out the Yang – Episode #207

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 207

“Shiplap & Barn Doors Out the Yang”

Welcome back, Neighbors! We’ve got much to discuss this week. We have the return of Borat (Amazon Prime) and a remake of Rebecca (Netflix). We have our usual helping of RHOP with Wendy’s Sip-n-See (wear pink!) & Candiace is getting insufferable. We also have a few rando recs for you to enjoy.  Get out & vote, Neighbors! 

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Who Eats Rice Cakes Anymore? Episode #199

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 199

“Who Eats Rice Cakes Anymore?”

Hi ya, Neighbors! Thanks for dropping by. This week, we talk about what jerks Elizabeth & Andrei from 90 Day Fiance truly are; also some RHOP (more fighting); and RHOBH (Brandi’s back & this time, she has texteses!); & RHONY, in case you weren’t completely convinced what a monster Ramona is. Also, a bunch of great podcast recs & a side-note about Selling Sunset. Hope you’re all enjoying your summer & staying safe!  

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I am Singing & Reading BOTH! Episode #198

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 198

“I am singing & reading, BOTH!”

Hi ya, Neighbors! How’s everyone keeping this week? Are you as sick of Lisa Rinna’s weepy cry acting as we are? Let’s get right to it–RHOBH are still in Rome & still sticking it to Denise (much like Brandi did! SFX-Rimshot!); but the Vatican won’t have ’em. On RHOP, Gizelle’s been up to the devil’s business behind the scenes.

And our beloved booze bags on RHONY are still in Mexico, where the ladies manage to have some fun, dive in a cave, & visit a shaman, despite Dorinda succumbing to Montezuma’s revenge. We have some recs from Netflix & Hulu, as well as a cool website to check out. Enjoy & stay well!  

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Not Fade Away (Replay) Jerry Garcia: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Captain Trips’ Death

Not Fade Away (Replay)

 Jerry Garcia

1942-1995

Hey there! Hi There! Ho there!

The Not Fade Away podcast is back and have we got a hell of a subject today--Jerry Garcia.

The eternal hippie/hipster believed in seeking truth and enlightenment above all else.

When Jerry passed on August 9, 1995, just a week after his 53rd birthday, he left behind a 30+ year legacy of music, poetry, art, groovy ties, and ice cream that are still talked about to this day.

This show is very bittersweet for me as my younger brother John was a HUGE Dead Head for over 25 years and we lost him last year to a serious illness.

When I hear Jerry’s music now I have a wave of emotions come over me and I was not sure if I could dig into the life of such an interesting and complicated person. But ultimately, I wanted to give him a proper farewell that would have made my brother proud.

I just hope it makes you smile and brightens your day. In this episode, I am breaking up into two parts.

Part 1. I talk about the life and death of Jerry Garcia

Part 2. I spoke with the band’s publicist and historian Dennis McNally to talk about his years with the group and he patiently answers my plethora of questions about Jerry and band.

Clips used in this episode:

Jerry Garcia in Copenhagen (1972)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU30HpQlV94

CBS News Harry Reasoner talking about “hippies”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H26uOh1xYGI

What’s Happening (1978) The Doobie Brothers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQbbuuWuQZ0

ABC TV “20 Years Rolling Stone Magazine Celebration” 1987

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzxKGS1avgA

Late Show with David Letterman 1982

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ss-i2VgcPw

Grateful Dead at Brendan Byrne Arena June 17, 1991

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlEb2CPPs-E&t=78s

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

https://www.rockhall.com/inductees/grateful-dead#1994-induction-acceptance-speech

Jerry Garcia died CBS News (1995)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WRo3j5XS-A

Be sure to check out Dennis McNally’s book  A Long Strange Trip: The History of the Grateful Dead and audiobook Jerry on Jerry.

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Best Neighbors Film Club-Bonus Episode! The Times Of Harvey Milk

The Best Neighbors Podcast (Bonus Ep 1)

“BNP Film Club: The Times of Harvey Milk”

Welcome to our first Film Club bonus ep, Neighbors! We talk about the seminal 1984 documentary THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK. Erin & Margo discuss Harvey & his career, and the San Francisco of the 1970s, as well as the aftermath of the deaths of George Moscone & Milk. If you’re watching for the first time or rewatching it, so much to discuss. Happy Pride, Neighbors! 

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A Reckoning for Bravo – Episode #188

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 188

“A Reckoning for Bravo”

 

Hey there, Neighbors, how’s your week been? With nicer weather here in Bklyn, our spirits are lifted a bit, but there’s still much going on in our world. But we take our comfort where we can, which is why we watch these human garbage fires like the Housewives! No Bev Hills this week (boo hiss boo) but we have RHONY. Our patience is wearing thin with Dorinda, but bye-bye Tins, we wish you well, even if these monsters don’t. We also talk about the new 30 for 30 on Bruce Lee; the latest Dirty John, and The 13th. We’re also thinking of having a film festival/club for our neighbors. Whaddaya think? 

 

 

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What a Creep: Bing Crosby (Season 5, Episode 5)

 

What a Creep 

Season 5, Episode 5

Bing Crosby

 

Bing Crosby is one of the first multimedia stars. He hosted a very popular radio show. He starred in more than 70 films, winning an Academy Award for “Going My Way” in 1944. He topped the music charts with nearly 300 hit singles to his credit. He’s one of the most popular entertainers of all time. 

He was also a terrible father and husband. It was a real “Daddy Dearest” situation. He was a real creep. 

Sources for this episode include:

People Magazine

Vice (Isn’t It Funny That Bing Crosby and Bob Hope Were Woman-Hating Bigots?)

Mental Floss

Los Angeles Times

AP News

The Guardian

Grunge

Biography

Wikipedia 

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