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Book Vs Movie Podcast

Book Vs. Movie is the podcast that asks the questions "Which was better...the book or the movie?" Spoiler Alert! We give away the main details, uncover the plot points, discuss casting choices and shower with praise (or pummel with snark) as we see fit. Hosts are Margo P. (She's Nacho Mama's Blog) and Margo D. (Creator of Brooklyn Fit Chick.com) and we are not afraid to tell it like it is!
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Dec 22, 2017

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens

the 2009 Jim Carey Animated Movie

The Margos continue their holiday celebrations with the all-time classic "A Christmas Carol"  by Charles Dickens. There have been hundreds of adaptations on the theme of Scrooge and is ultimate salvation but only one features stop motion animation and Jim Carey so we pair the discussion with Disney's A Christmas Carol directed by Book Vs Movie favorite Robert Zemeckis.

We had SO much fun recording this episode!  

Topics we cover here:

  • The incredible life story of Charles Dickens and the reasons he wrote A Christmas Carol
  • How England changed how they celebrate Christmas after the publication
  • Our favorite adaptations of the work
  • Jim Carey’s frenetic performance

Clips used:

Sir Patrick Stewart reading

Jim Carey as the Ghost of Christmas past & Scrooge

Vanessa Williams Sleigh Ride”

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Dec 8, 2017

 

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Exorcist”

The Margos get a little spooky before the holiday season with the 1971 novel The Exorcist written by the very interesting William Peter Blatty.  Based on a true-ish story about a boy possessed by a demon in the 1950s Blatty changed some of the key details to create this fiction classic.

Director William Friedkin in 1973 just came off an incredible spate of box office successes including 1971’s The French Connection giving him an Academy Award for Best Director. The Exorcist became the biggest financial success of his career but turned out to be something of a curse as well.

The hosts read the book, watched the movie and decide which they like better in this episode. Plus, they talk about trivia about the book and movie.

In this episode they discuss:

  • The backstory of the “real” exorcism from the 1950s
  • Author William Peter Blatty’s writing process
  • The story behind the major casting choices
  • How some of the more famous scenes were created
  • The supposed “Exorcist” curse.

Clips used:

Original TV Trailer

Chris (Ellen Burstyn) speaks to doctors

Fathers Karas (Jason Miller) and Merrin (Max von Sydow) cast out the demon

“The Devil” and pea soup

Outro Music: “Tubular Bellsr”  

Thanks to Deana Marie of the Twisted Philly podcast for the promo!

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Nov 17, 2017

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Fight Club”

The Margos get all aggro in this episode of Book Vs. Movie podcast after two years of fans begging us. The hitch? We recorded this 4 days after the 2016 Presidential Election--fun!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The author's interesting background and the road he traveled to create Fight Club
  • The differences between the 1996 novel and the 1999 classic film starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
  • The classic line "I haven't been ****-ed like this since grade school" and how it came to be.
  • Brad Pitt's abs
  • The time Rosie O'Donnell spoiled the plot on her talk show the week the film was released
  • The wonderful performance of Meat Loaf and his fat suit
  • The art direction of the film and how it reminds us of "Blade Runner"
  • The make-up of Helena Bonham Carter 
  • Margo D's theory about the Narrator's REAL issue (and it's a doozy)

 

Nov 10, 2017

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Princess Bride”

The Margos dissect the differences between the 1973 William Goldman novel from the 1987 cult classic film directed by Rob Reiner

Inconceivable! The Margos decided to redo a Book Vs. Movie podcast ep by taking on one more time (and even better) the book/movie The Princess Bride. We are always surprised to find that our listeners did not realize that beloved classic movie was at one time a book. And that said book is very meta and multi-layered. Spoiler--we love BOTH of the versions of The Princess Bride and are so excited to be able to talk about it all once again!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The origins of the novel and its long history in turnaround
  • The plethora of differences between the book and movie
  • How the movie eventually became a cult classic
  • The incredible cast including Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant, Chris Sarandon and Billy Crystal.
  • Andrea the Giant’s real proportions and the experience he had making the movie

Clips used:

The Princess Bride TV trailer

“Miracle Max” scene

Mandy Patinkin and Christopher Guest final battle

Vezinni and Iocane powder duel

Outro Music: “Storybook Love”  by Mark Knopfler

 

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Oct 25, 2017

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. 

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Oct 7, 2017

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Rosemary’s Baby”

Special Podcast Guest Juliette Miranda and Margo D. Take a Close Look at the Classic Book and Movie



Margo D. (co-host of Book Vs. Movie) and Juliette Miranda of the Unwritable Rant podcast turn up the spookiness in this episode talking about the classic Ira Levin novel and the venerated film directed by Roman Polanski. It took a year to make this show happen but it’s now ready, enjoy!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The incredible work of Ira Levin
  • Mia Farrow’s incredible performance and offscreen troubles with husband Frank Sinatra (!)
  • The near perfect direction by Roman Polanski and how he frames his shots.
  • The weird rape scene featuring a rather unfortunate “hairy paw”  
  • How strong (or weak) the character of Rosemary is at different times in the movie.

 

Clips used:

Rosemary’s Baby  TV trailer

Rosemary’s dream sequence

The morning after Rosemary’s baby ceremony

Rosemary and Dr. HIll

“His eyes!”

Outro Music: Rosemary’s Baby theme by Mia Farrow, Krysztof Komeda

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Sep 21, 2017

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep: “It 2017 Review!”

Plus: Our picks for the second film casting!

Stephen King’s It is the focus of this special bonus ep of the Book Vs. Movie podcast! Margo D. and Deana Marie of the Twisted Philly podcast give their thoughts on the film and talk about the differences between the 1986 book and the 2017 film.

Then Margo & Deana give their picks for who should be in the adult cast set to film next year.

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

  • Main differences between the book and original TV movie (and how that affected the rated-R version of the movie.)
  • How the cast measures up in the 2017 reboot
  • The amount of genuine scares in the film
  • Compare and contrast the different Pennywise the Clown
  • What we liked best and worst about the movie
  • “That” last scene in the book versus what has been adapted so far

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Sep 1, 2017

Book Vs Movie Podcast Redo

Jaws”

For all of you who have told us that “the book is always better the the movie,” get ready to eat crow!

The Book Vs. Movie podcast takes on (again!) the 1975 classic movie Jaws as well as the truly not-so-great 1974 novel from the otherwise very thoughtful author (and shark supporter) Peter Benchley. We covered this topic two years ago but our old ways of recording thing leaves quite a bit to be desired so we decided to take it on again. (Besides, who doesn’t love watching Jaws for the hundredth time?)

In this ep the Margos talk about Peter Benchley’s background, his inspiration for the novel, how Cosmopolitan magazine is responsible for it becoming a film and as much much gossip and behind-the-scenes trivia we can muster about the incredible Stephen Spielberg classic.  

In this episode we discuss:

  • Peter and his wife Wendy who years after Jaws came out, became advocates for sharks and the waters that harbor them.
  • The trials and tribulations Spielberg went through to get his movie made.
  • The tension between Richard Dreyfus and Robert Shaw
  • How the summer blockbuster changed movies forever
  • Inspired by Robert Shaw’s USS Indianapolis speech, an 11-year old boy named Hunter Scott began his own investigation of the disaster and exonerated the captain’s name (You can get his book Left For Dead at Amazon.)

 

Clips used:

Peter Benchley talks about regretting the demonization of sharks

Jaws TV trailer

Quint (Robert Shaw) “I will find your fish” and “U.S.S. Indianapolis”

Except from the Jaws audiobook

 

Outro Music: “Mr. Jaws by Dickie Goodman

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Aug 27, 2017

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep:“The Mist” Recap

Episode 10 “The 10th Meal”

Plus: Our “Top 5 Favorite Casts of a Stephen King Movie”

 

We have FINALLY arrived to the season finale 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 give their final thoughts on the TV production plus, they choose their own “Top 5 Favorite Casts of a Stephen King Movie”

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

Everything is at the mall and this is what happened:

  • Adrian (Russell Posner) tells Alex (Gus Birney) and Eve (Alyssa Sutherland)  that Jay  (Luke Cosgrove) raped her and he saw the proof at the hospital. All lies we know but he is now a full-on evil monster. He beats Jay with a paint can.
  • Everyone at the Mall is close to starving. Gus (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) the mall manager likes to hang out in his office and eat his secret stash of treats. He discusses the new mall ethos to Connor the cop (Darren Pettie) and wants to throw people out of the mall.
  • Kevin (Morgan Spector) makes it to the mall. Has a quick “hi & bye” with Mia and goes off to look for Alex and Eve.
  • Bryan/Jonah (Ozekie Morro) orders Wes (Greg Hovanssian) to let him out of his restraints and Wes does just that.
  • Gus wants to send Eve & Alex out to the mist and Jay is rescued.
  • Jay catches up with his father and Nathalie (Frances Conroy) she acts super weird and is clearly losing it. Dad wants to take him away and leave Alex & Eve behind.
  • Connor send his son into the Black Spring (The MIst) because he is either off and on a garbage person or a weak idiot.
  • The mall is very Lord of the Flies with guns and security guards run amok.
  • Kevin shows up in time to beat the crap out of Adrian in the hardware store.
  • JONAH (as he self-identifies now) wants to leave with Wes to find out what is going on at Arrowhead leaving Mia behind.
  • Back at the center of the mall Eve confesses in front of EVERYONE that Connor is really the father of Alex. (We both saw that a mile away. So why have them making out for all of these episodes?)
  • The group brings up Mrs Carmody and calls Eve a liar, a whore and a freak.
  • Kevin goes all agro and sets the store on fire.
  • Kevin joins Eve and Alex as they are being kicked out of the mall. He goes nuts and fights break out everywhere.
  • Gus aims a gun at them and sends the whole group away including Mia at this point.
  • They run through the parking lot and The MIst grabs Alex. Jay rescues her and then gets sucked in himself.
  • Vic (Erik Knudsen) has the car.
  • Kevin decides to back up said car into the mall front doors allowing The Mist to take over the mall. Connor leaves with them.
  • Nathalie reunites with her dead husband and a ghost baby nurses on her teet which eventually kills Nathalie.
  • Kevin’s crew comes upon a train. The army is throwing people out of it into The Mist!! They are feeding The MIst with people!
  • Final question from me--they had enough money to purchase the rights to Lou Reed’s Perfect Day but did not invest in better writing or story structure?

And that is it for episode 10--the season finale!

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Aug 20, 2017

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep:“The Mist” Recap

Episode 9 “The Waking Dream”

Plus: Our “Top 5 Most Wanted Stephen King Reboots”


It’s time to recap episode 9 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 Most Wanted Stephen King Reboots.”

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

 

The Car:

Bryan/Jonah (Ozekie Morro) Mia (Danica Curcic) and Adrian (Russell Posner) are in the car and Adrian tells the story about how he became a psycho (all kinds of bullies and dad stuff here.)

Running around Brigdon, Maine:

Kevin (Morgan Spector) is not dead and Vic (Erik Knudsen) is redeeming himself by saving him. (I like Vic in this episode!) They decide to go from house to house to gather supplies as they head out to the mall. At one such house they find dead Arrowhead soldiers.

They are chased by a guy with a gun and Vic knocks him out. Well not really, the guy pulls a grenade and blows himself up.  Out of the ashes Kevin is confronted with all kinds of weirdness as The Mist comes into the room. All of the people he has killed are showing up and he is eventually confronted with his own image carrying a bat!

Kevin then kills...Kevin #2.

He and Vic head out in an army vehicle to the mall.

The Mall:

Eve (Alyssa Sutherland) is holding Jay  (Luke Cosgrove) hostage and he asks why bother if  isn’t ultimately going to let him live. They have a back and forth about the rape and she mentions his father being a total creep.

Gus (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) blames Alex (Gus Birney) for killing Shelly knowing full well he is lying. The mall peeps turn into an angry mob and want to head out to find Alex and kill her.--by hanging. Because she is “evil.”  But Gus thinks they should just send her out into The Mist instead (forgetting that she is immune to it.)

The gang from the car are now at the mall with no idea what is happening there. Adrian tells Alex and Eve that Kevin is dead and is putting on a real show about it. Alex really becomes upset about this news and Eve is trying to stay strong. Adrian claims his father killed Kevin.

The mall villagers are taking their tiki torches (so to speak) to look for Alex.  

Eve, Alex, Jay and Adrian get locked up together. Adrian looks mighty pissed at how happy she is to see Jay.

Bryan/Jonah and Mia are staying in the camping store and she gives her back story about her awful boyfriend that she left.  Mia wants to run away with him after the whole Mist thing gets resolved. However, we need to learn his backstory first.

Bryan/Jonah is looking for supplies and someone recognizes him. His name is Wes (Greg Hovanssian) and they get into a skirmish. Wes ties him up and then salutes him so basically Bryan/Jonah is in charge--we are to assume. But who knows?

The Sewer:

Nathalie (Frances Conroy) and Connor the cop (Darren Pettie) are having a fun time heading to the mall whilst underground. There is a couple (Trevor and Ursula) with them and you know they won’t make it. (Easter egg about the rats and Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift short stories.)

Trevor breaks his leg and Nathalie is all “bye Felicia!” and says they need to abandon him. Ursula attempts to save her husband’s life and Connor kills her. Then rats show up and eat the couple.

Nathalie and Connor have a weird Mother Nature moment involving caresses and a rat. They head to the mall.

And that is it for episode 9!

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Aug 18, 2017

Book Vs Movie

“I Robot”

Isaac Asimov Classic Short Stories Vs Will Smith Blockbuster


For this episode of the Book Vs. Movie podcast the Margos go back to the world of science fiction with this ep talking about the extraordinary life of Isaac Asimov and his most famous work (out of hundreds of books, essays, letters, etc.) I Robot.  Specifically we compare the introduction of the book and the short story Little Lost Robot with the Will Smith 2004 film.

The research we did for this show was so much fun as Asimov is simple one of the most fascinating people from the 20th century. Big shout outs to Amazon for having his interviews available for sale with the Bill Moyers show and the series “Prophets of Science Fiction.”

So how does the movie compare to the source material? We discuss and decide in this ep (the hyperlink is at the end of the post) and choose our preferred at the conclusion of our show.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The incredible life of the author.
  • Will Smith’s incredible charisma.
  • How the character of Dr. Susan Calvin is presented in the books versus the movie.
  • The amazing performance by Alan Tudyk as Sonny.
  • If the special effects hold up or no. 

Clips used:

Bill Moyers “A World of Ideas Writers” with Isaac Asimov (1990)

I Robot Trailer

I Robot Scene with Will Smith

Outro Music:

Gettin’ Jiggy With It” by Will Smith

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Aug 14, 2017

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep:“The Mist” Recap

Episode 8 “The Law of Nature”

Plus: Our “Top 5 Stephen King Casting Choices”

We are finally seeing the end 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 Casting Choices in  a Stephen King Production.”

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

Adrian’s House:

Kevin (Morgan Spector), Bryan/Jonah (Ozekie Morro) Mia (Danica Curcic) and Adrian (Russell Posner) are in the car and running out of gas. As luck would have it they are on Adrian’s block. He wants to check on his family and Mia & Bryan/Jonah want to look for gas.

Kevin wants to hide out in the car parked in the garage as this all seems like a bad idea to him.

Mia and Bryan/Joah have a hot encounter in the backseat of a car. (Kind of like Jack & Rose from Titanic except they are hiding out from The Mist and not an enraged Billy Zane.)

Adrian sees his awful father who casually tells his son that his mother is lying dead on the couch. Then he admits to his father that he was the one who raped Alex.

He shoots his father and then gets kin a tussle with Kevin who found the date rape drugs at the house. Adrian knocks him out and then heads to the car which now includes excommunicated from-the-mall Vic (Erik Knudsen) who somehow has escaped The Mist all of this time.

Adrian tells them Kevin is dead but IS HE????

The Mall:

Alex (Gus Birney) and Jay (Luke Cosgrove) are enjoying each other’s company  which is causing whispers at the  mall and making Alex’s mom Eve  (Alyssa Sutherland) really unhappy.  In fact, with a nod to Wendy putting Jack into the pantry in The Shining, Eve locks Jay up in a closet. (Because, that’s a sustainable plan!)

Meanwhile,  Gus (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) is having a very hard time keeping law & order at the Mall. Shelley (Alexandra Ordorlis) finds out about his hidden stash of food. He "brains" her and then chokes her to death!

Being a class act, he blames this on Alex.

The Church:

Nathalie (Frances Conroy) and Connor the cop (Darren Pettie) have a deep discussion about his parenting abilities. He confesses that he believes his son is capable of raping Alex and blames his lack of being a good role model as the main issue.

Natalie thinks The Mist maybe just what the town needed to clear out all of the bad people and sets off to take everyone to the mall and check out what is happening there. 

What will their reception be like at the mall? We most likely will find out in episode 9!

Personally I am just looking forward to what Deana picks for the weekly Stephen King Top 5.

Topics covered :

  • How lucky they are to have Frances Conroy on this show!
  • The way sexual assault and mental illness are handled

Plus, Margo and Deana each pick their “Top 5 Stephen King Casting Choices”

Guest Host Info:

Follow Deana of “Twisted Philly” on Facebook, http://twistedphilly.com/ and Twitter

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

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Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

 

Aug 4, 2017

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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Jul 29, 2017

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:

Nathalie (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 Nathalie 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 ia 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!”

Guest Host Info:

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Jul 21, 2017

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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Jul 15, 2017

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep:“The Mist” Recap

Episode 4 “Pequod”

Plus. Top 5 "Stephen King Heroes"


Welcome to episode 4 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.

Now we are at episode 4 titled “Pequod” which is the name of the whaling ship in Herman Melville’s  Moby Dick and it was named for the Pequot tribe that was based in New England.

This episode has a bit of everything-- paranoia, mist beasts, foul language, dead kids and a little bit of “end of time/wrath of God”-type stuff. The action takes place in three places: A gas station, the mall and the church and people are at various levels of stressed out and frightened.

In essence for each location the following is happening:

The Gas Station: Kevin (Morgan Spector), Mia (Danica Curcic), Bryan (Ozekie Morro) and Adrian (Russell Posner) can’t seem to get their car moving so they meet up at a gas station. There they find Clay (Teagle F. Bougere) who is armed and knows Kevin because Eve is his son;s teacher. Clay wants to stay and he gives his survivalist care to the gang. (He thinks he will reunite with his son at the station. Poor Clay…)

The Mall:

Eve (Alyssa Sutherland) confesses she is glad Kevin isn’t there because she blames him for Alex’s (Gus Birney) rape. Alex takes a young child to the bookstore to hang out and forget their troubles for a bit. The game show bros think it would be a fine idea to get a harpoon and bring the dead bodies from the parking lot. The mist shows up and causes one death and one bro getting kicked out for good. Also, the mist has no interest in Alex (!)

Church:

Father Romanov (Dan Butler) thinks it is the end of times and wants his new parishioners to join him in fighting the mist with faith and prayer. Natalie (Frances Conroy) thinks a spider she caught in a jar is God. Father Romanov thinks that is bunk and squashes it.

Topics covered :

  • Is the group correct in getting rid of bro Vic(Erik Knudsen)?
  • Why take a little girl and not a teenager?  
  • Is there something wrong with Eve and Kevin’s relationship?
  • Why is Natalie breaking down so fast?
  • Should Clay have joined them in leaving the gas station?

Plus, Margo & Deana pick their top 5 "Stephen King Heroes!" 

Guest Host Info:

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Jul 7, 2017

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 (getting same 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.

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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Jul 1, 2017

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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Jun 23, 2017

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Bonus ep

"The Mist" TV Series

Ep. 1 "Pilot"

Margo D. is co-hosting this series recap with Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast (Margo P. avoids the scary stuff!) We are excited to talk about Spike TV's take on the Stephen King novella and really hope it will be cool! (Margo D. is still smarting after the dreadful "Under the Dome" effort.)

In this ep they discuss:

  • The backstory about the original novella and the 2007 movie which are considered classics. 
  • How we see the story unfolding so far
  • What we like (and don't like) about the first episode. 
  • The main characters and the actors playing them
  • How weirdly dated it feels
  • Hoping it gets better as the series progresses!

Guest Host Info:

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May 17, 2017

Book Vs Movie Podcast

"Hidden Figures"

 

The Margos finally get another Margot on the show when they discuss the book to movie adaptation of Margot Lee Shetterley's Hidden Figures.  We discuss the differences between the book and the film (which was adapted from the 55-page book proposal and not the final book.) 

We have some rather strong opinions on which we liked better. Here are some highlights from our discussion:

  • The amazing cast including Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Taraji P. Henson.
  • The white characters featured in the film that are NOT in the book.
  • Our reactions to the notorious "bathroom scene"
  • Our ideas for a Hidden Figures Hulu series!
  • The outstanding score by Pharrell Williams
  • Margo P.'s and Margo D's new podcast shows coming up soon!

 

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Jan 20, 2017

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. 

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Jan 13, 2017

Book Vs Movie Podcast Bonus Ep

Stephen King's Dolores Claiborne

 

In this bonus ep of Book Vs. Movie podcast Margo D. and Tom from Jake & Tom Conquer the World podcast talk about the differences between the Stephen King novel and the Taylor Hackford film. 

Topics covered in this episode:

  • The amazing acting by Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh
  • The dialect featured in the book
  • The gorgeous locations
  • How the ending is just sort of "meh"
  • Surprise appearances by John C. Reilly and Eric Bergosian

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