Jan 25, 2015

Episode 230: Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

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A new year means a new batch of movies to get excited about! Shannon and Marina count down their 10 (or so) most anticipated movies of 2015 and no, they're not all book to movie adaptation - though there are a few of those on the list as well!

Marina's List:
1. Mad Max: Fury Road - May 15 (IMDbtrailer)
2. The Martian - Nov. 27 (IMDb)
3. Far from the Madding Crowd - May 1 (IMDbtrailer)
4. Crimson Peak - Oct. 16 (IMDb)
5. Fifty Shades of Grey - Feb. 13 (IMDbtrailer)
6. Hitman: Agent 47 - Aug. 28 (IMDb)
7. Jupiter Ascending - Feb. 6 (IMDbtrailer)
8. Victor Frankenstein - Oct. 2 (IMDb)
9. Furious 7 - Apr. 3 (IMDbtrailer)
10. Insurgent - Mar. 20 (IMDbtrailer)

Honorable Mentions:
  • Magic Mike XXL - Jul. 3 (IMDb)
  • Fantastic Four - Aug. 7 (IMDb)
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Aug. 14 (IMDb)
  • Everest - Sep. 18 (IMDb)
  • Jem and the Holograms - Oct. 23 (IMDb)
  • The Revenant - Dec. 25 (IMDb)
Shannon's List:
1. Far From the Madding Crowd - May 1 (IMDbtrailer)
2. Insurgent - Mar. 20 (IMDbtrailer)
3. Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1 (IMDbtrailer)
4. Seventh Son - Feb. 6 (IMDbtrailer)
5. The Moon and The Sun - Apr. 10 (IMDb)
6. Tomorrowland - May 22 (IMDbtrailer)
7. Victor Frankenstein - Oct. 2 (IMDb)
8. SPECTRE - Nov. 6 (IMDb)
9. Jem and the Holograms - Oct. 23 (IMDb)
10. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens - Dec. 28 (IMDbtrailer)

Honorable Mentions:

  • In the Heart of the Sea - Dec. 25 (IMDbtrailer)
  • The Longest Ride - Apr. 10 (IMDbtrailer)
  • The Gunman - Mar. 20 (IMDbtrailer)
  • Mr. Holmes - TBC (IMDb)
  • Queen of the Desert - 2015 TBC (IMDb)
  • Legend - 2015 TBC (IMDb)
  • Macbeth - TBC (IMDb)
  • Fallen - 2015 TBC (IMDb)
  • The Scorch Trials - Sep. 18 (IMDb)
Next Episode: News Show

Jan 18, 2015

Episode 229: News Show to January 18, 2015

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On this week's show, we cover a plethora of new "Fifty Shades of Grey" news, a load of "Outlander" news and some other tidbits in between, including new "Twilight" news!

Show Notes:
  • New "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer
  • "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets R rating
  • "Fifty Shades of Grey" tickets now available for pre-purchase
  • "Fifty Shades of Grey" fastest selling R rated movie on Fandango
  • "Fifty Shades of Grey" soundtrack available for pre-order
  • "Fifty Shades of Grey" OPI collection (order from Amazon.us)
  • Review of "The Twilight Saga: Extended Editions Triple Feature"
  • Assouline's "Tim Palen: Photographs from The Hunger Games" book
  • "Anarchy" trailer
  • "The Turning" trailer
  • Ansel Elgort and Chloe Grace Moretz sign up for "November Criminals"
  • Leila Sales' "This Song Will Save Your Life" gets optioned
  • Edgar Wright to direct "Grasshopper Jungle"
  • James Patterson's "Maximum Ride" to be a comic book
  • Cast joins "A Walk in the Woods" adaptation
  • First look at "Into the Forest"
  • Jim Mickle to direct "Esperanza"
  • "Outlander" season 1 part 2 trailer
  • "Outlander" "This or that" video
  • "Outlander" season 2 casting options
  • "Outlander" wins People's Choice award
  • "Game of Thrones" premiere date announced
  • "Game of Thrones" headed to IMAX
  • "Bitten" season 2 news/video
  • "Penny Dreadful" season 2 trailer
  • "Eye Candy" trailer
  • "Shannara" adds cast
  • Emily Andras options Nora Roberts trilogy
  • Major cast member leaving "The Vampire Diaries"
  • AMC will air "The Night Manager" miniseries
  • Bravo to air "Odd Mom Out" based on "Momzillas"
  • "Agent Carter" show runners grilled by "Arrow" show runner
  • "The March Family Letter" webseries (based on "Lille Women")
  • "The Autobiography of Jane Eyre" webseries (based on "Jane Eyre")
  • "Downton Abbey" where are they now slideshow
  • 21 books to read before they hit the big screen in 2015
  • Shannon's book to movie challenge
Next Episode: Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

Jan 11, 2015

Episode 228: STOKER Discussion

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On this week's show, Shannon and Marina dig into Park Chan-wook's 2013 thriller "Stoker." It's one that's been on the watch list for some time and it seemed like an appropriate holiday watch.

SPOILER WARNING - if you haven't seen the movie and want to, please do so before listening to the episode as we spoil it from the get go! Proceed with caution!

Show Notes:
Next Episode: News Show

Jan 4, 2015

Episode 227: News Show to January 3, 2015

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Our first episode of the new year doesn't bring much in the way of news but there have been some interesting developments over the last few weeks including details of the world premiere of "Fifty Shades of Grey," casting for Syfy's newest show "Dark Matter," a first look at the upcoming drama "The Book of Negroes" and even a trailer for a new Nicholas Sparks adaptation. After all, we can never have too many of those!

Show Notes:
Next Episode: STOKER Discussion

Dec 28, 2014

Episode 226: OUTLANDER Discussion

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In our last podcast of 2014, we get together to celebrate and discuss Starz "Outlander" adaptation. Do we love it? Listen in to find out!

SPOILER WARNING - we discuss the entire first half of season 1 so be sure to listen after watching the series. Books remain spoiler free!
Show Notes:
Next Episode: News Show

Dec 21, 2014

Episode 225: News Show to December 22, 2014

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After a rather long and largely unexpected break, we return to our regularly scheduled programming with loads of news including new "Twilight" news, "Outlander" goodies, some new trailers and another round of recently optioned properties to get excited about!

Show Notes:

  • First three "Twilight" movies return in extended edition triple feature (pre-order Blu-rayDVD)
  • Top 10 characters for "Twilight Stories" selected
  • "Twilight" producer facing possible trial
  • "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" soars to best opening weekend of the year
  • "Insurgent" trailer
  • "Insurgent" poster
  • "Far from the Madding Crowd" trailer
  • "Pan" trailer
  • "Cinderella" trailer
  • "The DUFF" trailer
  • "Electricity" trailer
  • "The Gunman" trailer
  • New "Fifty Shades of Grey" images
  • How the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer sells sex
  • Universal options Gayle Forman's "Just One Day" and "Just One Year"
  • "The Stand" adaptation to be extended over four movies
  • Darren Aronofsky to direct "The Good Nurse"
  • Paul Greengrass in talks to adapt new adaptation of "1984"
  • "The Crow" remake finds new director
  • Lupita Nyong'o to star in "Queen of Katwe" adaptation
  • Rosamund Pike and Charlie Hunnam to star in "Mountains Between Us" adaptation
  • Michelle MacLaren to direct "Wonder Woman"
  • Peter Segal to direct "Goblins" adaptation
  • Writer hired for "Dragonriders of Pern" adaptation
  • Djimon Hounsou in talks for role in "Knights of the Round Table"
  • Jude Law in talks for role in "Knights of the Round Table"
  • John August to adapt "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark"
  • Shawn Levy to direct Ali Baba retelling
  • "Outlander" teaser trailer
  • "Outlander" inspired knitting kits (Marina's cowl)
  • "Outlander" Yule Log video
  • Sean Bean to star in "Frankenstein Chronicles" adaptation
  • Cast announced for "The Saxon Stories" adaptation
  • "Westworld" ordered to series by HBO
  • "From Hell" adaptation headed to FX
  • First clip and still from "The Casual Vacancy" adaptation
  • First image and clip from "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell" adaptation  
  • "The Librarians" trailer
  • NBC to end season one of "Constantine" after 13 episodes
  • "Carmilla" gets second season order
  • "Orphan Black" comic book release date and cover art
  • "The Wolf Gift" graphic novel trailer
  • "Secrets of Foxworth" novel released
  • Vaginal Fantasy YouTube channel
  • Preview of "Good Omens" radio drama
  • Kristen Stewart joins actors in AFI panel
  • Infographic on book adaptation box office numbers
  • "Fifty Shades of Santa" video
Next Episode: OUTLANDER Discussion

Nov 16, 2014

Episode 224: News Show to November 16, 2014

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On this week's show, Shannon and Marina catch up with a plethora of news including the new "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" trailer, the first teaser for "Insurgent" and the brand spanking new "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer!

Show Notes:
  • "Fifty Shades of Grey" Sneak Peek Trailer 2  
  • "Fifty Shades of Grey" Trailer #2    
  • "Hunger Games" Collectible Mugs at Petro Canada    
  • Lionsgate and Imagine Nation Form Partnership to Launch "The Hunger Games" on Stage  
  • Lorde "Yellow Flicker Beat" video    
  • The "Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1" Final trailer 
  • Mockingjay sets 2014 Record for Tickest Sold on  First Day of Presale    
  • "Insurgent" Teaser Trailer    
  • New "Insurgent" character posters    
  • The Storytellers, new voices of the "Twilight Saga" announcement video
  • Robert Pattinson and John Cusack on "Maps to the Stars" - Cineplex Interview     
  • Syfy and Universal Cable Productions Annoucne Key Roles for "The Magicians"    
  • Exclusive first look at "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"
  • "Captain  Marvel" coming in 2018
  • "Black Beauty" Trailer    
  • Lena Dunham Adapting YA novel "Catherine, Called Birdy" into movie
  • "Testement of Youth" trailer
  • Aaron Sorkin Adapting Underground Poker Memoir "Molly’s Game"
  • Lenny Abrahamson commences "Room"
  • Ella Purnell and Asa Butterfield to Star in Tim Burton’s "Miss Peregrine’s"
  • Alexandre Aja is set to direct "Wedding Gown"
  • "28 Days Later" Writer to direct Bio-Horror "Annihilation"
  • "Hannibal" Season 3 Spoilers
  • "Witches of East End" Cancelled by Lifetime After Two Seasons
  • Marvel's "Agent Carter" Premiere Date and UK will get phase  3 movies first
  • Mark Harmon Developing Young William Shakespeare Drama for CW
  • CW Prepping Charles Darwin Drama, CBS Readying Gothic Horror Show
  • SyFy Acquires Dark Matter Graphic Novel Adaptation from "Stargate" Team
  • "3001: The Final Odyssey" Set As Syfy Miniseries
  • Jonathan Nolan developing Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" as high-concept HBO series
  • AMC Lands Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston Limited Series "Night Manager"
  • Netflix Plans "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" TV Show
  • "Bosch" Full Trailer for Amazon's new original drama
  • "Carmilla" teaser trailer
  • "Carmilla" Web Series    
  • "Morganvile" The Series
  • Exclusive look Behind The Scenes look at "Morganville"
  • The Perfect YA Book Pairings for your 8 Favourite Fall TV Shows
  • A Critical Moment for Ebook Subscription Services
  • "I Ship It" short film    
  • Daniel Radcliffe Raps Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics"
Next Episode: News Show

Nov 2, 2014

Episode 223: CONSTANTINE Discussion

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On this week's episode of the show, Shannon and Marina catch up with the 2005 release of "Constantine" which seems appropriate considering the current media frenzy on Keanu Reeves, director Francis Lawrence's new gig as director of the last 3 "Hunger Games" movies and the premiere of NBC's "Constantine" TV show.

This is a SPOILER heavy discussion so if you haven't seen the movie and plan to, you'll want to come back later!

Show Notes:
Next Episode: News Show

Oct 27, 2014

Episode 222: News Show to October 26, 2014

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Annnnd we're back! Our one week hiatus while Marina was out to festival madness turned into a slightly unexpected longer break but we're back with a vengeance, featuring a show that is full of goodies - from new "Mockingjay" news to "Outlander" banter. We cover it all!

Show Notes:

Next Episode: CONSTANTINE Discussion

Sep 28, 2014

Episode 221: THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Discussion

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Just in time for the release of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," Shannon and Marina finally get around to discussing "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Did/do they like it? Listen in to find out!

As per our usual discussion, this is a SPOILER filled discussion! Proceed with caution!
Show Notes:
Next Episode: News Show

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