We bring cinema home with a new flair of laughter and insight into how the films were made. You will love hearing our hosts and special guests from the film industry (directors, writers, directors of photography, producers, actors, gaffers) talk about some of the best films and tv shows ever made. In each episode, we discuss a new or old classic film with our guests who speak freely about their thoughts while we enjoy a few alcoholic drinks along the way.
Kent Smith (award-winning director, writer, producer) has worked in the film business on such shows as Homeland, Mr. Mercedes, Outcast, and feature films as Tusk, Max, and The Other Zoe. He is the director of award-winning films, The Last Passport, Mike, and Little Package. He brings his film knowledge from his 5,000+ DVD collection and his onset experience to the table on each show.
Patrick G. Keenan (award-winning actor), who you might have seen in Blind Side, Homeland, Tropical Cop Tales, Mike, and Little Package is no stranger to the stage, and he brings more jokes and tremendous knowledge to the already funny show. He has been in over 61 different films. Patrick is a long-time old-school walking encyclopedia of film knowledge with his amazing wit.
Laura Truman comes to the table with her fantastic laugh on life and incredible film knowledge (Film Critic and old school film collector). She has one of the biggest film collections around, and she has worked many years at a movie rental house. On top of this she brings the big laugh to the table, and uncanny knowledge of the film word from the classics to the bad b-films. She brings it all to the table.
Carlisle "Squeaker" Hamrick (Audio Genius and the boy who hates everything) is maybe the smartest guy on the show, so you never know where he will bring the questions. If you need a different option, that comes from the heart, then “Squeaker” will make sure that happens, plus he brings the heart to the show.
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Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater)
Welcome to the Adult Beverage Film Podcast with special guest, Jack Solomon. In this episode, we dive headfirst into the groovy world of "Dazed and Confused." Set in the rebellious 1970s, the film follows a group of high school students on the last day of school, grappling with the promise of summer and all the adventures it holds. Join our host, film aficionados Kent, Patrick, Laura and Squeeker, as we dissect the mesmerizing performances of the young ensemble cast and the brilliant direction of Richard Linklater.
From Matthew McConaughey's iconic "Alright, alright, alright" to Ben Affleck's quintessential bully, we'll share our favorite moments and unforgettable quotes. Pour yourself an adult beverage, kick back, and let's explore the nostalgic vibes and coming-of-age themes that make "Dazed and Confused" a timeless classic. We'll discuss the soundtrack filled with rock 'n' roll anthems and reminisce about our own high school days.
Get ready for laughs, insights, and some mind-blowing trivia about this cult favorite. Whether you're a fan of the film or a first-timer, this podcast promises to entertain, enlighten, and perhaps leave you feeling a little "dazed and confused" in the best possible way. So grab your favorite drink, press play, and let the movie magic unfold!
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The Birdcage (Mike Nichols)
"The Birdcage" is a comedic gem that brings together the legendary talents of Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, and Gene Hackman. This uproarious film takes us to the sun-soaked paradise of South Beach, Miami, where Armand Goldman (played by Robin Williams), a flamboyant drag club owner, and his partner Albert (portrayed by Nathan Lane), a dazzling performer, navigate a hilariously complicated situation. When Armand's son, Val (played by Dan Futterman), announces his engagement to the daughter of a conservative politician, chaos ensues. Val's soon-to-be in-laws, led by the rigid and staunch Senator Keeley (portrayed by Gene Hackman), decide to pay a visit. To create an illusion of normalcy and avoid a scandal, Armand and Albert must transform themselves and their extravagant lifestyle into something more palatable to the conservative family. As mistaken identities, outrageous mishaps, and an abundance of fabulous costumes come into play, "The Birdcage" unfolds as a side-splitting tale of love, acceptance, and the lengths we go to for our loved ones. The film's razor-sharp wit, impeccable comedic timing, and unforgettable performances make it a riotously entertaining comedy that explores themes of identity, family dynamics, and the beauty of embracing our true selves. Prepare to be dazzled by Robin Williams' infectious energy, Nathan Lane's uproarious antics, and Gene Hackman's brilliant portrayal of a buttoned-up politician caught in a whirlwind of hilarity. With heartwarming moments, laugh-out-loud humor, and a celebration of diversity and love, "The Birdcage" is a cinematic experience that will leave you in stitches and with a newfound appreciation for the joyous and fabulous chaos of life.
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Love, Simon (Greg Berlanti)
With its authentic portrayal of high school life, "Love, Simon" gracefully navigates the complex dynamics of friendship, family, and the intricate dance of relationships. The film effortlessly captures the rollercoaster of emotions experienced during the teenage years, reminding us of the transformative power of young love and the lasting impact it can have on our lives.
Picture this: a film that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, where every scene is filled with the sweet taste of first love and the bittersweet complexities of coming-of-age. "Love, Simon" unravels the story of a young man named Simon Spier, an ordinary teenager with an extraordinary secret. He's struggling to find the courage to reveal his true self to the world and to the people he holds dear. But fear not, for this isn't just a coming-out story—it's a story that transcends boundaries, creating a resonance that touches everyone who watches it.
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Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn)
As the mastermind behind this beloved space-faring franchise, Gunn tantalized us with a glimpse into the captivating narrative that awaits us in the third installment. Brace yourselves for a cosmic adventure like no other as the misfit heroes of the Guardians of the Galaxy face their most formidable challenge yet. In "Guardians of the Galaxy 3," Gunn takes us on an emotional rollercoaster ride, delving deeper into the intricate lives of our favorite characters. The story unfolds with a perfect blend of heart, humor, and action, as the Guardians find themselves grappling with personal demons and testing the limits of their alliances. Set against the backdrop of an expanding universe, Gunn introduces us to new cosmic realms and mesmerizing landscapes, transporting us to uncharted territories brimming with vibrant colors and awe-inspiring visuals. Prepare to be dazzled as the director's visionary artistry unfolds on the screen. True to his signature style, Gunn seamlessly weaves together thrilling set pieces, witty banter, and poignant character arcs. Through unexpected twists and turns, the Guardians' bonds are tested, friendships are forged, and profound choices must be made to save not only the galaxy but also their own souls. With each scene expertly crafted, Gunn skillfully balances action-packed sequences with heartfelt moments, making us laugh, cry, and cheer in equal measure. The stakes are higher than ever, as the fate of the universe hangs in the balance, and the Guardians find themselves facing their most personal and monumental battles yet.
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Renfield (Chris McKay)
Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to sink your fangs into a hilariously intoxicating episode of the Adult Beverage Film Podcast! Tonight, we bring you a special guest who's as wild and unpredictable as a vampire on a caffeine rush. Joining us is none other than the one and only Jonathan Bedford, here to chat about the fang-tastically hilarious film, "Renfield."
Picture this: a dimly lit castle, an eccentric vampire with a penchant for mischief, and a sidekick so delightfully bizarre, he'll make your mind do somersaults. Yes, we're talking about Renfield—the man, the myth, the Count Dracula's right-hand man. And who better to embody this wacky character than the Nicholas Hoult?
From the moment Nicolas Cage graces the screen, you can't help but wonder if someone slipped something special into his drink. His eyes twinkle with a mix of mischief and madness, while his hair is perfectly styled to resemble a wild nest of vampire bats. It's a sight that will leave you questioning if you've stumbled upon a mesmerizing film or a dimension where the laws of comedic gravity are joyfully defied.
As Renfield, Hoult brings his signature offbeat charm to the table, serving up a buffet of delightful absurdity. Imagine a man who eats bugs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all with an unmatched enthusiasm. But hey, who are we to judge? Maybe flies are an underrated source of protein? Join us as we delve into the bizarre, the hilarious, and the downright mind-boggling performance of Nicolas Cage as Dracula. We'll be sipping our adult beverages and discussing every memorable moment, from Cage's uniquely expressive facial contortions to his impeccable timing for comedic chaos.
So grab your favorite libation, sit back, and prepare to be whisked away to a world where vampires are funny, sidekicks are certifiably insane, and Nicolas Cage reigns supreme. It's time to sink your teeth into the wild and wonderful world of "Renfield" with the one and only Nicolas Cage! Cheers, folks!
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Nobody (Ilya Naishuller)
Welcome to the Adult Beverage Film Podcast, where we explore the world of cinema through the lens of adult beverages. Join us as we dive into the latest films, old classics, and everything in between, while sipping on a glass of our favorite adult beverage.
In our latest episode, we are thrilled to discuss the action-packed thriller, "Nobody," starring the talented Bob Odenkirk. This film tells the story of Hutch Mansell, an ordinary man who is pushed to his limits when his family is threatened by two burglars. What follows is a gripping tale of revenge, redemption, and a man's fight to reclaim his life and his dignity.
As we sip on our chosen beverage and delve into the nuances of the film, we'll discuss the powerful themes of masculinity, family, and the consequences of violence. We'll analyze Odenkirk's incredible performance and the stunning action sequences that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
So, grab a glass of your favorite adult beverage and tune in to the Adult Beverage Film Podcast as we dissect "Nobody" and uncover the hidden gems within this thrilling film.
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Hilarious and Insightful
I think Laura and Patrick are hilarious. They are two peas in a pod on this show. I notice later in the show everyone starts to cut loose, perhaps it the adult beverage taking hold!!
You don’t have to be a fan of adult beverages to enjoy this podcast! Really enjoyable if you watch the film first and then follow along with the conversation. You’ll wish you were there!
Great perspective from relevant guest speakers and I gained insight on the movie that I had overlooked or didn't pay attention for.