Episode 030: The Hobbit Pt. 1

BB’s: Bear with us on this UNNECCESARY THREE PART ENDEAVOR TO COVER THE HOBBIT. That’s right, we’re looking at you Peter Jackson.  After his magicial wonderland that was The Lord of the Rings, ole Pete decided that he wanted to take the 95,456 words of The Hobbit and pair them with a little bit of nonsense, made up things/characters, and bits from The Lost Tales + The Silmarillion – and turn it into a trilogy!

We can not tell you why. What we can tell you, is that we have SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT IT. Some good, some bad, some neutral, and….some non-sequeters (obvi). Check in with us, and let us know how you feel about these film adaptations too/the legend that is JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

PLUGS:

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (and the Audio Book with Wil Wheaton!)

The Runaways (Marvel TV Show on HULU!)

 

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Episode 027: The Golden Globes

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It’s that time of year again BB’s: time to judge rich people on their performances, clothing choices, and general mockability (we’re looking at you Seth Meyers- IT BETTER BE GOOD!).

No one is surprised to see Meryl nominated, but we’re feeling the angst for lady directors everywhere (So. Many. Snubs). Catch all our predictions, feelings, and more before you watch the Golden Globes this weekend!

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Episode 026: Jumanji + Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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Hi BB’S! PSA: Apparently people didn’t LOVE Jumanji the first time around (color us SHOCKED). Well, TBH, we might take some convincing with this reboot.

Today we are joined by our special guest (Jamie!) to chat all things Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Jamie’s bringing all the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gab and we’re talking trash and nonsense like usual.

Are you excited for the reboot? What did you think of the Robin Williams vehicle? And will we finally learn WHO THE BITCH IS?  Tune in to find out now!

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Episode 025: Star Wars VIII, The Last Jedi

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Hi BB’S! On today’s episode we dive into the deep (and cavernous) world of Star Wars, in preparation for the December release of Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Who make the cut in M, F, K? Does Mic even understand what space REALLY is?

We are joined by Aaron Messick, self proclaimed Star Wars addict, who educates us on the facets of the franchise that one can be involved in (movies, tv, books, gaming AND BEYOND).

Come get pumped with us and speculate away!

Plugs:

Do you love video games? Ever watched a play-through on YouTube? GET READY. Follow Gopher for the best watches! He’s currently playing “Prey” and “Hell blade”

If you’re all about the Star Wars games in life, join the Austin X-Wing Squadron to keep up with the haps in Austin, TX!  Also check out their podcast: 512 Squadron

AND if you are looking for a new show to binge on Youtube, check out Edgar Allen Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party!  You’ll definitely see some familiar faces, and leave with smirks and thoughts of intrigue.

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Episode 024: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Don’t front: you’ve been waiting for the Goblet of Fire episode, right? Morgan just finished a reread and is coming with criticisms (!?), while Mic screams most of the episode because this is his favorite book of the series. They discuss such important topics as David Tenant’s muscular tongue and the ethical ramifications of Polyjuice Potion. Pour a glass of wine (or a few) and join us!

Plugs:

How did a love potion lead to Voldemort becoming a sociopath? Watch this YouTube video to find out!

If you’d like to really go all in on teen angst and murderous climaxes (this time in a gritty dystopian future), check out Young Ones starring Nicholas Hoult and Elle Fanning.

Stay on top of the literary world’s news with BOOKRIOT. Morgan recommends their newsletter and the thousands of informative and well-written articles on their site. Go learn something!

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Episode 023: Justice League

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This episode we welcome our learned friend Andrew Friedenthal to discuss the upcoming Justice League movie and the greater DC Universe. Andrew wrote his dissertation on superhero comics and cultural memory and he really brings the knowledge. Come get some of this nerd cred!

Discussion includes:

  • Why was Wonder Woman so much better than the DC movies that came before?
  • They made Professor Lupin (David Thewlis) into a scary butterface in Wonder Woman. That’s not the point but it is unfortunate.
  • Male gaze + sexy vs. beautiful + necessary relationship between Gal Gadot and Chris Pine (?)
  • Will Justice League be as good as Wonder Woman? Will Joss Whedon’s late-in-the-process rewrites make a noticeable difference?
  • Ben Affleck as Batman: he just mumbles everything into his underbite.
  • Why is Man of Steel so…bad? Well, it’s bloated and slow and boring, first of all.
  • Batman V Superman hints at the DC Universe’s cosmic potential.
  • Superhero TV gives us exciting moments of characterization and humor that the movies have yet to fully capture.
  • #notmyflash isn’t really a thing. But Grant Gustin should have at least been auditioned! At least!
  • The complicated reasoning that led to Steppenwolf, the anticlimactic uncle of Darkseid (played by Ciaran Hinds), becoming the primary villain in the movie.
  • Can Aquaman be cool? Really? Maybe if he wins an arm-wrestling match against Superman at the bottom of the ocean. Maybe.
  • You can’t really hear it but we talk briefly about L.L. Cool J. That should be noted.
  • Do you understand the New 52? DC Rebirth? Flashpoint? They’re all connected in a very confusing way. Bask as Andrew explains all.
  • Upcoming DC movies, subject to change: Aquaman (2018), Shazam (2019), Woman Woman II (2019), Cyborg (2020) and Green Lantern Corps. (2020).
  • Get excited for Willem Dafoe. He plays Nuidis Vulko (Aquaman’s buddy) and is 100% a lion disguised as a man.
  • Would you want to see an R-rated Joker movie? What about this a movie about this guy?
  • How is Suicide Squad like the second season of American Horror Story?
  • Amanda Waller is a legit villain in Suicide Squad (she was played by Pam Grier in Smallville and Angela Bassett in Green Lantern).
  • And a super-powered games corner!

Plugs:

Follow Andrew’s theatre criticism blog and buy his book Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America.

If you’re in the mood for some weird witchy stuff, check out Mic’s favorite comic: The Invisibles.

Relax with Girls (which is over now!) and Community if you’ve read too many comic books and your eyes hurt.

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Beauty and the Bitch is Giving Away Free Tickets to WIZARDWORLD Comic Con!

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Morgan and I are super excited to partner with WizardWorld Comic Con this year to give away 2 three-day passes to the convention ($180 value!). We’ll both be attending on Sunday, but if you win our contest, you’ll have the option to attend all three days (11/17-11/19 in Austin) and be the fanciest fancy fan around!

Major Attractions Include:

  • Photo-ops with celebrities like Jason Momoa, Val Kilmer, Felicia Day and Kate Beckinsale!
  • 125+ vendors for all your nerdy Christmas shopping!
  • Nerdy, wonderful people who love magic, comics, fantasy and science fiction (your tribe)!

Winning the Tickets is Easy:

  1. Rate us in iTunes.
  2. Take a screenshot of your review.
  3. Share your screenshot on Facebook or Instagram or send to us via email (beautyandthebpodcast@gmail.com).

Contest entries are due by midnight Saturday, 11/11.
We will announce the winner on 11/13 and contact them with further information!

Good luck, BB! We can’t wait to see you there!

How “Outlander” Leads Me Down A Wikipedia Wormhole

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Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander is responsible for my latest frenzy of binge reading. With every installment clocking-in at close to 1,000 pages, it’s no easy feat. There are currently eight books available, more on the horizon, and I’m currently stuck meandering through the third installment as I type (Such talent. Much Read.) I’m having to shuffle around my other ongoing reads (podcast content, books for work, and other stories I’m caught up in), causing a great disturbance in my #TBR pile. Furthermore, I have become plagued with a deep, insidious infection: frantically scanning Wikipedia for hours on end, mid read, educating myself on the background and details.

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