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The Dorking Out Show

The show for anyone who loves something enough to dork out. Every week longtime comedy writer Sonia Mansfield and Emmy Award winning filmmaker Christopher Allan Smith talk about movies, TV, books and more from both a fan and creator perspective. Think of it as a great conversation over drinks with your quick, clever friends who know about a lot.
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Nov 28, 2016

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we review Disney 56th animated movie “Moana” with David Tracy, communications director of Chaos Group and the co-host of Old Movies, New Beer and my better half, and Juan Uriarte, host of the Instant Ramen podcast. Then David and Juan stick around to talk about the state of Disney animation. Do they still make ‘em like they used to? We talk about that. In our third segment, we review the new World War II spy drama “Allied,” starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week, including the ratings decline of “The Walking Dead.” We’ve got a lot to talk about, so let’s get started.

 

Topic 1: Moana Review with Juan Uriarte and David Tracy

Juan Uriarte's podcast: Instant Ramen

David Tracy's podcast: Old Movies, New Beer

 

Topic 2: The State of Disney Animation

Is Disney the new Pixar?

Is Pixar the old Disney?

 

Topic 3: Review of Robert Zemekis' Allied

 

Favorite Headlines

Walking Dead Ratings Falling

 

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Nov 21, 2016

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we review the latest installment in the Harry Potter universe, “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.” Did it cast a spell on us? Listen and find out. Then we talk about the legacy of Harry Potter. Is it a universe in search of a story? In our third segment, we’re going to send you off to Thanksgiving with a fun game you can play with your friends and family: Dorking Out Production Studios. We talk about the movies and TV shows we would greenlight if we were in charge so listen up, Hollywood! Plus our favorite headlines of the week.

Topic 1: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is the latest entry in the Harry Potter franchise. It’s based on the 2001 book written by JK Rowling, under the name of fictitious author Newt Scamander. The book is 128 pages long, but it’s the jumping off point for five -- that’s right FIVE -- movies. I’m starting to think that Peter Jackson was showing restraint by making only three movies out of The Hobbit. Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, who travels to 1920s New York City with a briefcase full of fantastic beasts. Of course, some of the creatures escape, and it’s up to Newt, a no-maj (also known as a muggle) named Jacob, a disgraced auror Tina and her oracle sister Queenie to find the creatures. Oh, and there’s a bunch of other stories, too, including an anti-magic crusade lead by Samantha Morton, Jon Voight as a newspaper baron with a son running for congress and Colin Farrell as a wizard investigator who is hunting a dangerous wizard … or is he? There’s a lot to discuss. 

Topic 2: Legacy of Harry Potter - Is it a universe in search of a story?

 

Topic 3: Dorking Out Studios

Chris and Sonia imagine the movies, TV shows, etc. we’d greenlight if we were studio heads.

 

Favorite Headlines:

VP-Elect Mike Pence Not Offended By ‘Hamilton’ Statement

 

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Nov 14, 2016

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we share our top movie picks for the rest of the year in our Winter Movie Preview. Then, we review the alien invasion movie Arrival, which just opened in theaters on Friday. Not to be confused with 1996 The Arrival, starring Charlie Sheen. And then, you asked, and we will answer. We’re answering listeners’ questions. And in our favorite headlines of the week, we discuss the latest Mirror Universe episodes of CNN Headline News where Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election.

 

Topic 1: Winter Movie Preview

Rogue One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frdj1zb9sMY

 

Sonia’s Picks

La La Land - opens Dec. 9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pdqf4P9MB8

 

Miss Sloane - opens limited Nov. 25, opens wide Dec. 9

http://misssloanemovie.com/#/trailer/

 

Office Christmas Party - opens Dec. 9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4PHjxRiT2I

 

Chris’ Picks

Live By Night - Dec 25 Limited, January 17 Nationwide

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

 

Fences - December 25

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2m6Jvp0bUw

 

Edge of 17 - November 18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D8LiwkhP-w

 

A Monster Calls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMgm20Di9Wg

 

Topic 2: Arrival Review

 

Topic 3: Listener Questions

 

Favorite Headlines

Dana Gould’s Facebook post about the 2016 Presidential Election

https://www.facebook.com/officialdanagould/posts/947789788661093

 
 

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Nov 7, 2016

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we review Doctor Strange and talk about the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Kirk Hamilton, editor-at-large at Kotaku.com. Then Chris reviews Hacksaw Ridge and I say “Chris reviews” because I didn’t see it, which brings up an interesting question, “How do you separate an artist’s troublesome actions from their work.”  All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week.

Next week, we’re going to have a segment to answer any and all listener questions. Send us your questions and we will do our level best to answer them. Marcus already has his question in… what’s your question. Tweet us @DorkingOutShow, message us on Facebook at Facebook.com/DorkingOutShow, or email DorkingOutShow@gmail.com

 

Topic 1: Doctor Strange and the Semi-Annual State of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Address

 

Topic 2: Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge and what to do with the troublesome artist?

 

Favorite Headlines:

Quentin Tarantino Confirms Retirement Rumors: Two More Films And Out

 

Mel Gibson says Marvel movies are violence without a conscience

 

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