Sunday, November 30, 2008

TFATD: Thanksgiving Show - Part 2 - Equus, Films, and Middle-earth

Part Two of The Falcon and the Dove's Thanksgiving podcast! This part is for more mature audiences than the first part (no swearing, however). Parents are advised to use discretion.

- We saw Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths in the Peter Shaffer Broadway revival play of Equus! We give our detailed (but spoiler-free) review of the play and the actors' performances as well as compare it to the original 1973 production (which Falcon also saw). Preview: it's more than worth the price of admission! Tickets are still available! The play's run continues up to February 5th, 2009.

- We review more adult films, including Doubt (with Meryl Streep and Phillip Seymour Hoffman), The Betrayal (a 23-year long documentary), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (the Holocaust from a child's perspective), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (a comedy that is bound to be hysterical), and more!

- Parents may want to listen to our recommendations and cautions before seeing these films with your tweens, 13 and under. There is more than meets the eye for some of these titles.

- Emerald Took, author of the Lord of the Rings cookbook, 'Regional Cooking From Middle-earth: Recipes of the Third Age', will bring her Middle-earth treats to the East Side Borders bookstore in Pittsburgh, PA, on December 3rd from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. There will be samplings the adults can appreciate like bison stew (with a wee bit o' Guinness), hot chocolate that would defeat the Ringwraiths, and a veggie delightful paella that Barliman would certainly serve in Bree at the Prancing Pony, among other treats.

- There will also be a discussion of how to fix a Middle-earth feast for your guests, cookbook signing by the author herself, and winter gardening tips. Bring an appetite and pick up this special gift for the Elven chef on your list!

- Emerald Took will also be announcing her next book, a must-have for any parent with a college-age son or daughter!

- There will be another book signing by Emerald Took on December 17th at the East Side Borders in Pittsburgh from 6:30pm to 8:30pm!

- You can also order 'Regional Cooking From Middle-earth: Recipes of the Third Age' via Amazon here!

Download Part 2 of our Thanksgiving Show! (Right-click and Save Target As) (Length: 49 minutes; Size: 91 MB)

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