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The Dorking Out Show

The show for anyone who loves to dork out about the stories in pop culture that we love. That means TV and movies, books and podcasts, and any other kind of engaging storytelling we can find. We talk about Star Wars and Gilmore Girls, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Trek, Netflix and Amazon, Serial and S-Town and, and, and... Every week noted TV critic and blogger 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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Mar 27, 2017

Summary: In this week’s episode, we talk about Amy Schumer and Dave Chappelle’s comedy specials on Netflix. Are they funny? Well, one of them is. In our second segment, we get random and talk about a variety of things we’re dorking out about right now, including podcasts, TV shows and websites. And we end our show with our favorite headlines: Justice League, Star Wars and #GOPDnD.

 

Topic 1: Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer and What Stories Comedians Give Us

We review Dave Chappelle's two new specials, Amy Schumer's Leather Special, and consider what special stories only comedians can give us.

 

Topic 2: What Are We Dorking Out About This Week?

Missing Richard Simmons Podcast

 War and Peace - We’re reading it and that's final!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_and_Peace

 

Sonia’s picks:

Planet Earth II

Wonkette.com

How Is This Movie  

 

Favorite Headlines:

 

Star Wars into the 2030s?!

http://screenrant.com/star-wars-future-disney-after-episode-9-2030/

 

Justice League Trailer hits… what does it tell us about the DC Extended Universe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cxixDgHUYw

 

#GOPDnD Uses Dungeons & Dragons to Process Republicans’ Cartoon Villainy

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/03/23/_gopdnd_uses_dungeons_dragons_to_explain_the_republican_party_s_villainy.html

 

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Mar 20, 2017

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we review Disney’s live action remake of “Beauty & The Beast,” which made $170 million this weekend at the box office. David Tracy, the biggest Disney fan I know and my handsome better half and co-host of my other podcast Old Movies, New Beer, will BE OUR GUEST to talk about. In our second segment, David sticks around to chat about FX’s new anthology series “Feud: Bette & Joan.” And we will end our show with what we are dorking out about this week.

 

Topic 1: Beauty & The Beast Review

It’s a tale as old as time. A song as old as rhyme. It’s “Beauty & The Beast,” the latest Disney live-action remake along the lines of “Alice In Wonderland,” “The Jungle Book” and “Cinderella.”

Directed by Bill Condon, who we will like to remember directed Dreamgirls and Gods & Monsters, but he also directed two Twilight movies, and starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as The Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as LeFou, with voices by Ewan McGregor, Sir Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Audra McDonald and Stanley Tucci.

If you don’t know what Beauty & The Beast is about, then you’re probably not listening to this podcast, so … joining us for to talk about “Beauty & The Beast” is the biggest Disney fan I know and the Beauty to my Beast, David Tracy, who co-hosts my other podcast Old Movies, New Beer and works for Chaos Group, which creates the rendering software that is used in pretty much every TV show and movie you love, including “Game Of Thrones,” “The Walking Dead,” “Doctor Strange,” “Rogue One,” “Deadpool” and - of course - “The Spongebob Squarepants Movie.” Thank you for joining us, David.

 

Topic 2: Feud: Bette & Joan on FX

Last year, Ryan Murphy unleashed on the world The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime, one of the guilty and non-guilty TV viewing pleasures of 2016. Spring 2017 arrives with his latest event mini-series, Feud, starring Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford and Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis and retelling not only the decades long running gunfight these two legendary actresses had from the 1930s to the 1960s, but also the production of one of the most legendary (lots of legendary going on here, there’s a reason this story is being told 50 years later) horror films of all time: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. Part a retelling of the end of Hollywood’s first Golden Age, part an examination of the knife fights women can get into with each other (this is almost a mirror version of Don Draper’s vices from Mad Men) and part a Ryan Murphy Wisconsin-class cheese fest, Feud is… well, Sonia, you tell me what you think Feud is.

 

What We’re Dorking Out About This Week:

Here Comes The Matrix Reboot

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/03/15/warner-bros.-is-planning-to-reboot-the-matrix

Young Morpheus?

http://www.darkhorizons.com/jordan-wanted-for-morpheus-in-new-matrix/

It’s Not The Matrix Rebooted:

http://www.darkhorizons.com/the-matrix-reboot-writer-says-not-a-reboot/

 

Sonia’s Pick: Pure Cinema Podcast http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/purecinema/

A weekly film podcast hosted by Brian Saur from the Rupert Pupkin Speaks film blog and Elric Kane from the Shock Waves Podcast featuring discussions of new films, old films, double features, cult movies, filmmakers and movie lists.

Let’s read War and Peace

 

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Mar 13, 2017

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we review “Kong: Skull Island,” which made all the money this weekend at $61 million. In our second segment, we talk about HBO’s seven-part miniseries “Big Little Lies” about wealthy moms and their wealthy mom problems, which include MURDER. And we end the show with our favorite headlines of the week. We’ve got a lot to dork out about, so let’s get this podcast started.

Topic 1:“Kong: Skull Island” Review: 2017's First Mega Movie

Starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson John Goodman, John C Reilly and a thoroughly forgettable cast, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island tells the story of a 1973 expedition to a mysterious island in the pacific where monsters fight. That is all you need to know.

Topic 2: Big, Little Lies on HBO

 “Big Little Lies,” a seven-part miniseries on HBO, starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Alexander Skarsgard and Adam Scott. Based on the book by Liane Moriarty, and created and written by David E. Kelley, the man behind some of your favorite TV shows from the 80s and 90s, including “Ally McBeal,” “Boston Legal,” “Picket Fences,” and Smith’s favorite show, “LA Law.”


Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, who also directed the movies “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Wild,” “Big Little Lies” opens like pretty much every TV show - with a murder. We don’t know who the victim is and we don’t know who did it. Then the story starts from the beginning with an incident between two children at Monterey, California elementary school. Witherspoon is channeling “Election’s” Tracey Flick as the ultimate helicopter mom. Kidman is the seemingly perfect housewife. Dern is a high-powered executive and overprotective mom, and Woodley is the new girl in town with a dark secret. It’s like “Bad Moms,” but more murder-y.

 

Favorite Headlines:

Spielberg, Hanks, Streep putting The Post on the fastrack

http://www.darkhorizons.com/spielbergs-post-being-readied-for-this-year/

 

Jimmy Fallon To Deliver More Political Tonight Show To Win Back Ratings Crown From Colbert

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/08/jimmy-fallon-to-deliver-more-political-tonight-show-to-win-back-ratings-crown-from-colbert.html

 

In Conversation: David Letterman

http://www.vulture.com/2017/03/david-letterman-in-conversation.html

 

Uh oh! Marvel’s “Iron Fist” is getting bad reviews

http://ew.com/tv/2017/03/10/iron-fist-ew-review/

“Iron Fist” Has 14% on Rotten Tomatoes

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/marvel_s_iron_fist/s01

 

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Mar 6, 2017

In this week’s episode we are going to review the new X-Men movie, “Logan,” which star Hugh Jackman insists in the final time he is playing Wolverine. It made a ton of money this weekend, so we will see if that sticks. Friend of the show, X-Men fan, and my better half, David Tracy, is going to join us to talk about it. In our second segment, Smith and I are going to talk about the horror movie “Get Out,” which was released last weekend and has an almost-impossible to get 99% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Topic 1: Logan Movie Review

Topic 2: Get Out Movie Review

Favorite Headlines:

Star Trek 4 Status: Unknown

More Episodes Of The Gilmore Girls Revival Could Be On It Way

Big Little Lies Gets Big Ratings For HBO

Alabama Movie Theater Refuses To Play Beauty & The Beast Because Of Gay Character

Also, Beauty & The Beast Features Disney First Interracial Kiss (SERIOUSLY?! It’s 2017!) 

 

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