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Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.


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Dorking Out Episode 39: Beauty & The Beast & Bette & Joan

Yeah, so, in this week’s episode of Dorking Out we review the live-action “Beauty & The Beast,” which I didn’t really like.

I don’t want to shit all over a movie that everyone loves, but I didn’t love it, and I rip into it during the podcast. It’s probably the most ranty I’ve ever been on the podcast, so if you’ve been aching to hear me just completely go off on a movie, here’s your chance.

 

My mighty, mighty good man David joins us to talk about it, and then he sticks around for the second segment, in which we talk about “Feud: Bette & Joan,” which I LOVE.

You can listen to Dorking Out here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube. If you listen to the show, I’d love to hear what you think. You can comment here, or on our website or Facebook page.


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Dorking Out Episode 38: Skull Island and Big Little Lies

Yeah, so, in this week’s episode of Dorking Out we review “Kong: Skull Island,” which I kinda like more than I thought I would.

This movie is kicking off a Kong franchise. Is Kong DC or Marvel? Is the next movie “Kong v Batman” or does he join the Avengers? You’ll have to listen to find out.

In our second segment, Smith and I talk about HBO’s miniseries “Big Little Lies,” which I think is like “Bad Moms” but with more murder.

“Big Little Lies” is kinda soapy, but an excellent cast makes it more than that. Also, it’s filled with architecture porn. The houses are to die for … and someone does. Dun dun DUN!

You can listen to Dorking Out here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube. If you listen to the show, I’d love to hear what you think. You can comment here, or on our website or Facebook page.


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Dorking Out Episode 36: Oscar Party

Yeah, so, in this week’s episode of Dorking Out we try to figure out what the hell happened at the Oscars. What a cluster!

My co-host Smith actually came to my Oscar party, so I got to beat him in the Oscar pool in person, which is pretty fuckin’ rad. Oh, and we got to record the podcast while actually being in the same room together for the first time ever. That’s pretty fuckin’ rad, too.

Smith and I recorded a gaggle of Facebook Live videos throughout the broadcast, so if want to see what we really look like I suggest you check them out on Dorking Out’s Facebook page.

We have a crazy story about how my TV decided to crap out during the most important moment on the show. You should definitely listen to the podcast, so you can listen to me freak out about it. Also, I had been drinking, and that’s always entertaining.

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So, I predicted 16 out of 24 correctly, which is not super good, but it was enough to beat Smith, who guessed 15 correct. However, my friend Roger beat both of us, guessing 17 out of 24 correctly. That means he won the big ol’ bucket of movie theater candy.

We had a ton of Oscar-themed food this year, including enchi-La Las, Hacksaw Rice, Moonwine, Manchester By The Caesar, Hell Or High Water Farmhouse Dip, Guac-topia, Suicide Salsa, Kubo And The Two String Cheeses and Ale, Caesar (beer, duh). And, Roger and Katherine bought some “Jackie”-themed ice cream, which my high maintenance vegan ass couldn’t even eat. I heard it was good, though.

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So, yeah, I wore my “Oscar wiener” dress and Toby dressed up, too, in honor of my Homer, who was very, very missed. He always wore a bow tie on Oscar Sunday.

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So anyway, you can listen to Dorking Out here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube. If you listen to the show, I’d love to hear what you think. You can comment here, or on our website or Facebook page.


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Dorking Out Episode 35: Oscar Predictions

Yeah, so, this week’s Dorking Out might be the dorkiest one yet. Smith and I share our Oscar predictions, and the Academy Awards is something we really, REALLY dork out about.

We share our picks for every category. It turns out it’s all going to come down to Live Action Documentary Short to see who wins in our long-running Oscar Pool battle.

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We’re usually pretty accurate, so if you have an Oscar pool you’re trying to win, you might want to listen and steal our picks. #humblebrag

Smith is actually coming to my Oscar party on Sunday, so we will be recording the podcast in the same room together for the first-time ever. PLUS, we’re going to try out Facebook Live on Sunday during the show so you can see how our predictions are panning out. I get kinda drinky on Oscar night, so you should like our Facebook page and check it out.

Dorking Out Studios returns in our second segment. Friends of the show Scott and Coryon join Smith in pitching me, the head of Dorking Out Studios, their best movie ideas, and I pick the best one. They had some time to prepare their ideas, but I threw a wrench into their plans with actor/actress and director blacklist, and a list of actors and actresses I wanted them to work with. I really got into the part and, well, I was probably really bitchy. You’ll have to listen and judge for yourself.

You can listen to Dorking Out here, or you can find us on iTunesStitcher and YouTube. If you listen to the show, I’d love to hear what you think. .


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Dorking Out Episode 34: FX’s Legion And Our Favorite Love Stories

Yeah, so, in this week’s Dorking Out with Chris & Sonia we review FX’s new show, “Legion,” which is a spin-off of the “X-Men” series.

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Also, in honor of Valentine’s Day, Smith and I get all romantic and shit and share our top 3 favorite love stories, which results in me revealing my great love for “The Abyss,” which I argue is a love story.

But wait, there’s more. We also recorded another episode of Dorking Out About Trailers, which you can listen to riiight here. We talk about “Power Rangers,” “Snatched,” “The Belko Experiment,” “Wilson,” “Colossal” and “Transformers: The Last Knight.”

You can listen to Dorking Out here, or you can find us on iTunesStitcher and YouTube. If you listen to the show, I’d love to hear what you think. You can comment here, or on our website or Facebook page.

One more cool thing, I cheated on Smith and made a guest appearance on another podcast. I stopped by Book Vs Movies to talk about my favorite chick flicks based on chick lit, including “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “Pride & Prejudice,” “Clueless” and I share my secret love of “Legally Blonde.” It was super fun to talk with host Margo D. You should listen. You can find it on Facebook and iTunes, and pretty much anywhere you like to stream your podcasts.

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Dorking Out Episode 33: Super Bowl Thoughts And Our Favorite Movie Musical Moments

Yeah, so, in this week’s Dorking Out we talk about the Super Bowl: the commercials, the halftime show with Lady Gada and, well, what it is like when everyone dorks out about something that you’re not into. During this discussion, Smith revealed that he is a New York Yankees fan.

Ewwwwwwwwwwww.

I don’t know how someone who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area turned out to be a gross Yankees fan, but we talk about it, and by “talk” I mean I make fun of him.

In our second segment, inspired by my favorite movie of last year “La La Land,” we share our top 3 movie musical moments. My moments are John Travolta takes the dance floor in “Saturday Night Fever,” the opening sequence in “A Hard Day’s Night,” and Gene Kelly singing in the rain in some movie … I wish I could remember the name.

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I also list a slew of runners-up. It’s a really fun discussion so you should definitely listen. You can listen to Dorking Out here, or you can find us on iTunesStitcher and YouTube. If you listen to the show, I’d love to hear what you think. You can comment here, or on our website or Facebook page.

I also sat down with Master P and Smith for friend/”Sharknado” director Anthony C. Ferrante’s announcement about “Sharknado 5” on The Pop Show on Assignment X. Obviously, I pestered him about which conservative dum-dum will play a character named after me.


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Dorking Out Episode 32: ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Emerald City,’ Anti-Heroes And More

Yeah, so, in this week’s episode of Dorking Out we talk about anti-heroes. Smith thinks there are too many and it’s ruining TV. I don’t disagree. I think most anti-heroes are the result of lazy writing. We have a good discussion about it, and we share our favorite TV anti-heroes.

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In our second segment, Abbie Bernstein, an entertainment journalist and author, joins us to talk about modernizing classic stories. We review The CW’s “Riverdale,” which the radically reimagining of the old Archie comics. Yes, really. We also discuss NBC’s “Emerald City,” which is a remake of “The Wizard Of Oz.” I really hated it.

And finally, in our Favorite Headlines, we discuss Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards and Producers Guild Awards, and the influence they will have on our Oscar picks.

But wait, there’s more. I also joined The Pop Show for a lively discussion about the Television Critics Association panels, “Wonder Woman,” “The Flash” and why Smith keeps watching all the “Transformer” movies.

So anyway, you can listen to Dorking Out here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube. If you listen to the show, I’d love to hear what you think. You can comment here, or on our website or Facebook page.


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Dorking Out: #OscarsSoSerious

Yeah, so, I have not one, not two, BUT THREE podcasts to tell you about this week, because I love listening to the sound of my own voice.

Smith and I talked about this morning’s Oscar nominations, including the snubs and surprises. We also ask the question, “Hey Oscars, why so serious?” You can listen riiight here #OscarsSoSerious

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I realize that the Oscars are kinda silly. The movies they nominate are not necessarily the best movies of the year, and that’s because taste is subjective. What I think is the best movie of the year isn’t going to be what the Academy thinks is the best movie of the year. They kinda nominate the same Oscar-baity movies every year. HOWEVER, I still love the Oscars, because it is a night in which they celebrate movies, and I love movies. I have always loved the Oscars ever since I was a little kid. I used to have a ton of Oscar details memorized. You could ask me, “Sonia, what movie won the Oscar in 1986.” And I’d answer you and tell you all the other movies that were nominated that year. (“Out Of Africa” won, and “The Color Purple,” “Witness,” “Prizzi’s Honor” and “Kiss Of The Spider Woman” were all nominated, too.) I read Charles Matthews’ “Oscar A to Z,” a massive encyclopedia of Oscar stuff that came out in 1995. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately – I’m not sure) time has taken its toll on my super memory. I can usually make a pretty good guess about who won, but I can’t always remember the nominees anymore. Sigh.

Anyway, it was really fun to talk about the Oscar nominations. You should listen.

We also had our regularly scheduled Dorking Out, in which we reviewed “A Series Of Unfortunate Events,” and my mighty, mighty good man David joined us for the second segment, in which we review the just-finished season of “Sherlock.” We really hated it, so it’s an entertaining discussion.

And finally, I was on Assignment X’s Pop Show. I talked about participating in the Women’s March on Saturday (I will definitely be writing about that more here on the blog later this week). We also talked about “Superman Returns,” “Wonder Woman” and the possibility of new “Terminator” movies.

So, yeah, I think that’s plenty podcasting plugging … for now. Thanks for listening, you guys. And I’d be super grateful if you’d share the show with your people. We are going to be doing a big push to reach more people, and you can help. Please, and thank you.


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Dorking Out Episode 30: We Review A Ton Of Stuff

Yeah, so, in this week’s Dorking Out with Chris and Sonia, we review a bunch of movies and TV shows, including including “Hidden Figures,” “Live By Night,” “Fences,” “Hunt For The Wilderpeople,” “Patriot’s Day,” “Taboo” on FX, the new HBO show “The Young Pope,” and “Hip-Hop Evolution” on Netflix.

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I didn’t mention this in the podcast, but I would like all the dresses and glasses that Taraji P. Henson wears in “Hidden Figures.” Please, and thank you.

In our second segment, “You’re Dead To Me,” I explain why I hate “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” so much, while Smith says he will never see another “Die Hard” movie again.

You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube. If you listen to the show, I’d love to hear what you think. You can comment here, or on our website or Facebook page.

Smith and I also appear on this week’s Pop Show with Peter Brown. We talk about possible “Game Of Thrones” spinoffs and other fun things.


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Dorking Out Episode 29: Golden Globes Wrap-up

Yeah, so, did you watch the Golden Globes on Sunday night? I did, and then I talked about it with Smith on “Dorking Out.” You should listen.

We share our favorite and least favorite moments of the show. One guess what my favorite part was? If you guessed Jimmy Fallon rapping Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne to Cypress Hill’s “Insane in the Membrane” … well, you’d be close. It was Meryl Streep’s speech, of course.

Instead of using her time to talk about her body of work while accepting a lifetime achievement award she used it to shame our Predator-Elect for mocking a disabled reporter, his bullying tactics and encourage everyone to practice empathy. It was awesome, and this was me while watching it:

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Meryl Streep is a class act and a goddamn hero. Of course, Rapey Dorito was all upset about it and spent his morning tweeting about it, because he’s going to be president in a few days, and he’s totally not busy.

Oh, I also have thoughts about the awards that were handed out, so you should listen to the podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube. If you listen to the show, I’d love to hear what you think. You can comment here, or on our website or Facebook page.