The Sonia Show

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


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So many podcasts: Pet Sematary, Fletch, Devil Wears Prada and Revenge of the Nerds

Yeah, so, I’ve got a couple of podcasts to share with you.

Pet Sematary (2019) vs. Pet Sematary (1989) – I’m so dedicated to Dorking Out that I sat through two versions of “Pet Sematary,” but apparently I’m not dedicated enough to sit through “Pet Sematary 2.”

Fletch – Former co-host Chris Smith returns to talk about “Fletch” and update us on his documentary series, “Three Days In Paradise.”

The Devil Wears Prada – I’m probably two or three stomach flus away from my goal weight. Margo and I had so much fun talking about this one and Margo has some great stories.

Oh, and Margo and I were invited to go on my favorite podcast F This Movie to talk about “Revenge of the Nerds.” NBD!

Also, Margo and I have an exciting announcement soon, so stay tuned!


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By Grabthar’s Hammer, you should listen to this podcast

Yeah, so, Margo and I never give, never surrender and talk about 1999’s “Galaxy Quest” on this week’s Dorking Out. This is one of her favorite comedies, and it was super fun to revisit it.

You can listen to it riiiight here or on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify and Stitcher.

Your assignment if you choose to accept it: Next week’s episode is 1992’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” RIP Luke Perry.


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Everything I do, I do it for you

Yeah, so, I love Kevin Costner. I do. I don’t know why, but I’ve got a real soft spot for him.

I was a big fan of “Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves” when I saw it in 1991. So, when a listener requested that Margo and I watch it for Dorking Out, I was pretty excited. I thought it would be a really fun rewatch. Alan Rickman is really great in it, but it wasn’t a fun rewatch. However, it was super fun to talk about it with Margo.

You can listen to it riiiight here or on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify and Stitcher.

And, if you want to do something really awesome for me, you could leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Apparently, reviews really matter to Apple, and all our reviews are from when Smith was still on the show. Please, and thank you!


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Time to take out the ‘Crash’

Yeah, so, the Oscars are coming up soon, so Margo and I decided to dork out about one of the least popular Best Picture winners in recent years, “Crash,” starring Hollywood’s biggest stars AND Tony Danza.

 

We have a lot of thoughts and feelings about this one, including but not limited to “what the fuck,” “are you fuckin’ kidding me,” and “this is a bullshit movie.”

You can listen to us on DorkingOut.com and on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify and Stitcher.


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Listen here

Yeah, so, I’ve got a few things for your listening pleasure.
My mighty, mighty good man David and I are on this week’s Storied SF. You can listen to Part 1 here, and part 2 is riiiight here. In part 1, we talk about how we met and how we ended up in San Francisco. In part 2, we talk about my cancer battles, getting married and raising an autistic son in San Francisco.

Image from Storied SF and film photography by Michelle Kilfeather

We recorded at Barebottle Brewing, which is one of our favorite breweries in San Francisco, It was really fun to record. You should listen to it.
But wait, there’s more!
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Margo and I decide to talk about one of the greatest love stories of the 90s, “Point Break,” starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. If you think that’s an unusual choice for Valentine’s Day, you should really watch “Point Break” again.
You can listen to our “Point Break” episode of Dorking Out riiiiight here.


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The ‘Secret’ is out

Yeah, so, we loved Michael J. Fox so much in the ’80s that we paid money to watch shitty movies like “The Secret Of My Success.”

Spoiler alert: It turns out the secret is to his success is entitlement.

Margo and I chat about this crapsterpiece on this week’s Dorking Out. You can listen riiiight here.


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Seize the day, or don’t – it’s your life

Yeah, so, this week’s Dorking Out is a good one. Margo and I talk about 1989’s “Dead Poets Society,” starring Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard and Josh Charles.

A few things about this rewatch …

Robert Sean Leonard was/still is super cute

This is a horror movie about a teacher that makes students read their poems in front of the class.

 

 


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Dorking out about Mister Rogers and summer movies

Yeah, so, there’s a couple of really good Dorking Out episodes you should listen to … if I don’t say so myself.

My mighty, mighty good man David and I dork out about the new documentary about Mister Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” We have a lot of thoughts and feelings about it. Spoiler alert! I sobbed repeatedly throughout the movie. It really is good for the soul. You should see it and then listen to us talk about it.

Another recent episode features the return of listener favorite Margo D. from Book vs. MovieThe Best Neighbors PodcastNot Fade Away and Fit Bottom Girls.

We talk about summer movies. I don’t mean movies coming out this summer. I mean, movies that remind us of summer. It was a really fun conversation because we got to explore what summer means to us. Plus, it’s always super fun talking to Margo.

If you’re expecting a movie list filled with obvious picks of “Jaws” and “Star Wars,” think again! We acknowledge those movies, but we made a rule that those movies could not be on our lists.

So many of my picks were because of my time working at the movie theater. Shout out to my people from Regency Cinemas in Pleasant Hill, Festival Cinemas in Walnut Creek and Chico Movies 10.

So anyway, they’re really good episodes, and you should listen. You can listen to us on our website, or you can find us on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify and Stitcher.


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Six things I’m loving right now: Fenty lipstick, ’80s All Over and more

Yeah, so, here we go … Six things I’m loving right now.

Fenty Beauty Lipstick in Censorship

I’m always on the hunt for the perfect red lipstick. No too orange. Not too blue. Not to harsh. A nice matte. Long lasting, but doesn’t dry out my lips. Luckily, I know some smart ladies. My friend Jess recommended Fenty Beauty Lipstick in Censorship on Instagram, and I knew instantly I had to have it. I love it. It’s a little pricey at $24, but if it stops me from buying three shitty reds from Target then it’s worth it.

Forks Over Knives Meal Planner

I wanted to try something that would encourage me to cook more, because I’m really happy when I’m cooking. I also wanted to cook healthy, vegan meals. So, I finally canceled my Weight Watchers, which I wasn’t using anyway, because I’m an idiot, and used that money to sign up for the Forks Over Knives Meal Planner. I’m super into it.

It sets a weekly menu for me, which I can adjust and swap out with different dishes (including dessert!) if I’m in the mood for something else. It makes a shopping list for you. I always print mine out and then go through my pantry and refrigerator and cross off the ingredients I don’t need. Then, it breaks down what you can prepare in advance in a Weekend Prep section. This makes every meal 30 minutes or less during the week.

Curry sweet potato soup

Spicy Indian Chili

You guys! It’s so awesome. Some of the dishes are better than others, but I’m so happy to try out new dishes and experiment.

’80s All Over Podcast

I love listening to this podcast while I’m dickin’ around in the kitchen. Scott Weinberg and Drew McWeeny are reviewing every major movie of the ’80s, month by month. And by every movie, I mean, EVERY movie. It’s rad! As a child of the ’80s, who was obsessed with movies, I love revisiting the titles, even if some of them are not very good.

The Orville

We are big “Star Trek” fans in the MansTracy household, so imagine our surprise when “The Orville” became our new favorite “Star Trek” show instead of “Star Trek: Discovery.”

My mighty, mighty good man David bailed on “Discovery” after two or three episodes. I’ve been slowly watching it. I think I’m four or five episodes behind. I’m not loving it like I thought I would. It’s so concerned with being dark and “Prestige TV” that it forgot to include any kind of fun. There’s no wonder. There’s no exploring. It’s just political intrigue, backstabbing and brooding.

“The Orville” is fun, but it still deals with social and emotional issues like the original “Star Trek.” It feels like “Star Trek,” and there are a lot of people from “Star Trek” working behind the scenes – producing, directing, etc. I’m not a fan of Seth MacFarlane’s other shows AT ALL. But we really like “The Orville.”

The Women’s March

The sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot known as our president, and the awful enablers we call the GOP really piss me off. Most of the time, I’m angry, but occasionally I feel bummed out. It’s depressing that our leaders are so awful.

The Women’s March gives me hope. All of these people, all over the world, are pissed off, too. The march makes me feel less alone in my frustration. I think it’s awesome, but it would be rad if we didn’t need to march next year.

Best buddy Kate and I are the Women’s March in SF in January 2018.

Representin’ the dorks.

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Come on! That face.


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Dorking Out Roundup

Yeah, so, Smith and I got a chance to chat about this year’s Oscar nominations just a little while after they were announced. We had a fun discussion about this year’s Academy Award contenders, including some movies that we truly love.

You can listen to that episode riiiight here.

We have SUPER FUN episode coming out next week in which we do a deep dorking out about 1992’s “The Last of the Mohicans” with AJ Muller from Horrorview and Daily Grindhouse. I have a lot of affection for this movie, so AJ and I had a great time talking about our favorite scenes and sharing why we love it.

Last week, we reviewed “The Post,” starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. As a recovered newspaper reporter, I have a real soft spot for journalism movies. This one is good, but not great. We talk about it riiiight here.

There’s a lot of good movies and TV shows planned for 2018, and Smith and I made a list of some of the stories we’re most looking forward to, including “Isle of Dogs,” “The Alienist” and various Marvel and Star Wars movies. You can listen to that one riiiight here.