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Adult Beverage Film Podcast

If you love great cinema, 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 mystery guests who speak freely about their thoughts on the work of art while we enjoy a few adult beverages along the way. Our hosts: 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 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. Laura Truman comes to the table with her fantastic laugh on life and incredible film knowledge (Film Critic and old school film collector). 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. Join us for some in-depth discussion about your favorite movies.

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#42: Dune (Denis Villeneuve)
Dune (titled onscreen as Dune: Part One) is a 2021 American epic science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay by Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, and Eric Roth. It is the first of a two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert, primarily covering the first half of the book. Set in the far future, the film follows Paul Atreides as his family, the noble House Atreides, is thrust into a war for the deadly and inhospitable desert planet Arrakis. The ensemble cast includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.
56:41 06/17/2022
#41: Don't Look Up (Adam McKay)
Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth. Don't Look Up is a 2021 American apocalyptic black comedy film written, produced, and directed by Adam McKay, and starring an ensemble cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi (Kid Cudi), Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep. Listen to our other podcast: http://www.adultbeverage.net
64:41 05/12/2022
#40: The Matrix Resurrections (Lana Wachowski)
The Matrix Resurrections is a 2021 American science fiction action film produced, co-written, and directed by Lana Wachowski. It is the sequel to The Matrix Revolutions (2003) and the fourth installment in The Matrix film franchise. Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Lambert Wilson. Thomas Anderson is a successful video game developer, creator of The Matrix video game series based on his faint memories as Neo. At a local coffee shop, Anderson keeps crossing paths with Tiffany, a married mother with no recollection of her past, on which Anderson based Trinity, a character in his game. Anderson struggles at times to separate perceived reality from dreams. His therapist prescribes him blue pills to suppress the occurrences, which he stops taking. Find out what to watch on the tv or in the movie theater. Follow us at www.adultbeverage.net
87:28 01/20/2022
#39: Léon: The Professional (Luc Besson)
Léon (Jean Reno) is a hitman (or "cleaner" as he would rather be known) living a solitary life in New York City's Little Italy. Most of his work comes from a mafioso named Tony (Danny Aiello), who operates from the "Supreme Macaroni Company" retail store. Léon spends his idle time engaging in calisthenics, nurturing a houseplant that early on he describes as his "best friend", and watching old Gene Kelly musicals. Léon is highly motivated and efficient. He kills plenty of bodyguards (Ed Ventresca) so that a fat guy called Fatman (Frank Senger) receives a phonecall threatening him. A dumb blonde walks away non-noncommittally and says she will call him later, not wanting to get involved in the matter. For more information: www.adultbeverage.net
68:09 11/23/2021
#38: Another Round (Thomas Vinterberg)
Teachers Martin, Tommy, Peter, and Nikolaj are colleagues and friends that work at a gymnasium school in Copenhagen. All four struggle with unmotivated students and feel that their lives have become boring and stale. At a dinner celebrating Nikolaj's 40th birthday, the group begins to discuss psychiatrist Finn Skårderud, who has theorized that humans are born with a blood alcohol content (BAC) deficiency of 0.05, and that attempting to maintain such a BAC makes one more creative and relaxed. While the group initially dismisses the theory, Martin, who is depressed due to troubles in his marriage and job, is inspired and starts to drink at work. The rest of the group eventually decides to join him, considering the ordeal an experiment to test Skårderud's theory. They agree to a set of rules: their BAC should never be below 0.05, and that they should not drink after 8:00 pm or on the weekends. Within a short period of time, all four members of the group find both their work and private lives more enjoyable. Martin, in particular, is delighted as he finally manages to reconnect with his wife and children. Agreeing that the experiment should be taken further, the group increases the daily BAC limit to 0.10. Still finding their lives improved, the group decides to attempt binge drinking to observe how their bodies and minds respond. A while into their experiment, the group has a fun night, but after coming home drunk, both Martin and Nikolaj are confronted by their families. Martin's family express their worries that he is descending into alcoholism, revealing that he has been visibly drunk for weeks. After a heated argument during which Martin's wife admits to infidelity, Martin leaves her. The group abandons the experiment. Months later, all the members of the group have stopped drinking during the day with the exception of Tommy, who has become an alcoholic. A few days after his dismissal due to arriving to work drunk, Tommy boards his boat with his old dog, sails out on the ocean and dies, presumably by falling in (possibly by suicide, but this is not explicitly stated). The three remaining members of the group go out to dinner after Tommy's funeral and appear reluctant to drink the alcohol which is served. While dining, Martin receives a message from his wife who states that she is willing to give their marriage another chance, as the recently graduated students drive by. Martin, Peter and Nikolaj join them in celebrating and drinking at the harbour. Martin, a former jazz ballet dancer, dances with the rest of the partygoers, which he had refused up to this point in the film despite his colleagues' repeated urging. His dance becomes increasingly energetic and joyous, and the story ends as he leaps into the water, on a freeze frame of him in midair.
56:04 09/17/2021
#37: The Magnificent Seven (John Sturges)
A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the United States to search for gunmen to defend them. They end up with seven, each of whom comes for a different reason. They must prepare the town to repulse an army of thirty bandits who will arrive wanting food.   For More Information on other episodes and more visit  www.adultbeverage.net
50:28 08/10/2021
#36: The Perks of Being A Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
Charlie is a shy teenager without friends that has just joined the high-school. He misses his best friend, who had committed suicide, and he writes letters to an imaginary friend telling his feelings. Further, Charlie has a mental illness problem in his past. Soon Charlie befriends the veterans Patrick, who is gay, and his stepsister Sam and they become best friends. Charlie wants to be a writer and he also becomes the favorite student of his teacher of literature, Mr. Anderson, who lends him books. Sam and Patrick introduce Charlie to their friends and Charlie falls in love with Sam, but he does not have self-confidence to date her. Charlie discovers a new world and feels happy with his friends, and he dates their common friend Mary Elizabeth. But when they end their relationship, Patrick asks Charlie to stay away from them for a while and soon he triggers his mental illness again. He goes to the hospital where a doctor finally discloses the origin of his problem. www.adultbeverage.net
96:11 05/06/2021
#35: Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe)
Almost Famous is a 2000 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and starring Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, and Patrick Fugit. It tells the story of a teenage journalist writing for Rolling Stone in the early 1970s, his touring with the fictitious rock band Stillwater, and his efforts to get his first cover story published. The film is semi-autobiographical, as Crowe himself was a teenage writer for Rolling Stone. It is based on his experiences touring with rock bands Poco, the Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Crowe has discussed how during this period he lost his virginity, fell in love, and met his musical heroes—these events represented in the film as happening to William Miller (Fugit), the boyish main character.
89:55 04/06/2021
#34: The Final Girls (Todd Strauss-Schulson)
If you love, self-mocking films like Tucker & Dale, then this is something that you will love. It's a love letter to cheesy horror films from the 1980's with an interesting twist. It's harp, wickedly funny, and pays homage to the slasher films. Max Cartwright waits while her actress mother, Amanda, auditions for a film. When she returns, Amanda complains that she'll only be known as scream queen Nancy in the 1986 slasher film Camp Bloodbath, a cult classic. On the way home, the two get into a car accident and Amanda is killed. Three years later, on the anniversary of her mother's death, Max is studying with her friends Gertie and Chris. Gertie's stepbrother Duncan, a horror film fanatic, shows up and persuades Max to attend a special double-feature showing of Camp Bloodbath and its sequel. At the screening, Max is not too thrilled that Chris' possessive ex-girlfriend – and her former best friend – Vicki is there as well. During the film, the theater is accidentally set ablaze. In order to get the group to safety, Max uses a machete to cut a hole in the screen and they all step through. Visit our website for more information: www.adultbeverage.net Email us your thoughts: adultbeverage@adultbeverage.org Remember to subscribe to Adult Beverage Film Podcast!!!
55:43 02/22/2021
#33: The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
The Shining is a powerful visual puzzle of unknown forces. "Kubrick is telling a story with ghosts (the two girls, the former caretaker and a bartender), but it isn't a "ghost story", because the ghosts may not be present in any sense at all except as visions experienced by Jack, Wendy, and Danny." We go inside the world of many of the different interruptions of this masterpiece film from the incredible Stanley Kubrick. Join us on our latest adventure with our host and special guest.   Visit our website for more information: www.adultbeverage.net Email us your thoughts: adultbeverage@adultbeverage.org Remember to subscribe to Adult Beverage Film Podcast!!!
104:20 02/12/2021
#32: One Cut of the Dead (Shin'ichirô Ueda)
If you love low-budget films, then this is an instant hit for your viewing pleasure. You might enjoy the one cut filmmaking on this, but make sure to stay with this film as takes a turn for the better. Filmmaker Shin'ichirô Ueda directed, edited, and wrote the script for One Cut of the Dead. To make his film, Ueda worked with the Enbu Seminar drama school in Tokyo. Enbu Seminar not only produced the film, but also hosted the acting workshops that Ueda used to help cast its actors, most of them unknowns. In the first section, the cast and crew of a low-budget zombie film called One Cut of the Dead are shooting at an abandoned water filtration plant. The director, Higurashi, argues with actors and eventually abandons them. A real zombie apocalypse then begins to the delight of Higurashi, who insists that the camera operator continue filming. Visit our website for more information: www.adultbeverage.net Email us your thoughts: adultbeverage@adultbeverage.org Remember to subscribe to Adult Beverage Film Podcast!!!
83:49 01/26/2021
Bonus Materials 31: Krampus
Bonus Material:  Krampus is a 2015 American Christmas comedy horror film based on the Austro-Bavarian folklore character, Krampus. The film stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania LaVie Owen, and Krista Stadler. The story follows a dysfunctional family squabbling causes a young boy to lose his festive spirit. Doing so unleashes the wrath of Krampus, a fearsome, horned demonic beast in ancient European folklore who punishes naughty children at Christmastime. As Krampus lays siege to the neighborhood, the family must band together to save one another from a monstrous fate. Visit our website for more information: www.adultbeverage.net Email us your thoughts: adultbeverage@adultbeverage.org Remember to subscribe to Adult Beverage Film Podcast!!!
43:08 01/10/2021
#31: Krampus (Michael Dougherty)
Our host talk about the inside details around Krampus, so you can enjoy the movie in more detail.  Krampus is a 2015 American Christmas comedy horror film based on the Austro-Bavarian folklore character, Krampus. The film stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania LaVie Owen, and Krista Stadler. The story follows a dysfunctional family squabbling causes a young boy to lose his festive spirit. Doing so unleashes the wrath of Krampus, a fearsome, horned demonic beast in ancient European folklore who punishes naughty children at Christmastime. As Krampus lays siege to the neighborhood, the family must band together to save one another from a monstrous fate. Contact info:
75:32 12/23/2020
#30: Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
This 1958 classic stars James Stewart as former police detective John "Scottie" Ferguson. The film is from The Master of Suspense, Alfred Are you a fan of Alfred Hitchcock? We have the next film review for you on the 1958 masterpiece, Vertigo. James Stewart stars as former police detective John "Scottie" Ferguson. The film is from The Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, who brought us such great films as Rear Window, Psycho, North by Northwest, and Catch a Thief. If you haven't guessed it by now, we are spinning our way into the complete message of the genuinely unique cinematic film. Join us as we hang out by the incredible landmarks of San Francisco for this one of a kind film!, who brought us such great films as Rear Window, Psycho, North by Northwest, and Catch a Thief. Of course, we are talking about one of the first 25 films selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. If you haven't guessed it by now, we are spinning our way into the complete message of the genuinely unique cinematic film, Vertigo. Join us as we hang out by the incredible landmarks of San Francisco for this one of a kind film!
100:38 12/09/2020
#29: The Matrix ( Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski)
The Matrix is a 1999 American science fiction action film written and directed by the Wachowskis, and produced by Joel Silver. It stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano and is the first installment in the Matrix franchise. It depicts a dystopian future in which humanity is unknowingly trapped inside a simulated reality, the Matrix, created by intelligent machines to distract humans while using their bodies as an energy source. When computer programmer Thomas Anderson, under the hacker alias "Neo", uncovers the truth, he "is drawn into a rebellion against the machines" along with other people who have been freed from the Matrix.
91:00 11/24/2020
#28: It Chapter One (Andy Muschietti)
Welcome to the 28th episode of the Adult Beverage Film Podcast. Our hosts are Laura Truman, Patrick G. Keenan, Carlisle "Squeaker" Hamrick, and my name is Kent Smith. Each episode, we discuss a new film with our mystery guests from all over the world. Our mystery guest makes up a lovely nickname to speak freely about their experiences as directors, writers, DP's, Producers, and film experts. The film tells the story of seven children in Derry, Maine, who are terrorized by the eponymous being, only to face their own personal demons in the process. The film is also known as It: Part 1 – The Losers' Club. The film is directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman.  
87:43 10/31/2020
#27: House (Steve Miner)
Welcome to the 27th episode of the Adult Beverage Film Podcast. We talk about films that you love while enjoying an adult beverage. Our hosts are Laura Truman, Patrick G. Keenan, Carlisle "Squeaker" Hamrick, and my name is Kent Smith. Each episode, we discuss a new film with our mystery guests from all over the world. Our mystery guest makes up a lovely nickname to speak freely about their experiences as directors, writers, DP's, Producers, and film experts. If you love filmmaking, then this is your place to hear about great cinema. Our film this week is House from 1986.  House is a  American comedy horror film directed by Steve Miner and stars William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll, and Kay Lenz.   The movie tells the story of a troubled author who lives in his deceased aunt's house and soon falls victim to the house being haunted.  
79:46 10/20/2020
#26: Cool Hand Luke (Stuart Rosenberg)
Welcome to the 26th episode of the Adult Beverage Film Podcast. We break down films that you love while enjoying an adult beverage. Our hosts are Laura Truman, Patrick G. Keenan, Carlisle "Squeaker" Hamrick, and my name is Kent Smith. Each episode, we discuss a new film with our mystery guests from all over the world. Our mystery guest makes up a lovely nickname to speak freely about their experiences as directors, writers, DP's, Producers, and film experts. In this episode, we will discuss the 1967 American prison Drama film, Cool Hand Luke. This classic film stars Paul Newman and features an Oscar-winning performance from George Kennedy. As the years have passed, Cool Hand Luke has held up to the time, and even seems more realistic in today's current environment.
81:18 10/13/2020
#25: No Country for Old Men (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen)
Do you love thrillers? Then acclaimed filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen deliver their most gripping and ambitious film to date with this supercharged action-thriller. Of course, the film that we are talking about this week is No Country for Old Men. This stunning cat and mouse chase film is near perfection, and we will tell you why we love it so much more each time we watch this classic film. Get ready for the chase to begin!!! It's Flawless!!!
86:24 09/25/2020
#24: Inception (Christopher Nolan)
Join our exciting host as they go into the world of the unknown. Inception is a 2010 science fiction action film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, who also produced the film with his wife, Emma Thomas. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets. He is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased as payment for the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious. The ensemble cast includes Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine.
77:25 09/17/2020
#23: Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly)
Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days 06 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank’s maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum. Join our team on an adventure down the rabbit hole of life!!! It's worth it figure who loves it and who hates this film.
66:02 08/14/2020
#22: Jaws
Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name. In the film, a man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers at a summer resort town, prompting police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a professional shark hunter (Robert Shaw). If you love, Jaws, then make sure to listen to this podcast for deep insight into the award-winning film. Our host and special guest go back in time, to find the truth about the film.
96:10 08/04/2020
#21: Knives Out
Knives Out is a mystery murder film that takes you on a journey from the very start. We will dig into the makings of why this story is so outstanding. If you are a fan of "Whodunit" films, you will love how this film weaves into our imagination. The film stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, and Christopher Plummer.
70:39 07/22/2020
#20: Turbo Kid
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, an orphaned teen (Munro Chambers) must battle a ruthless warlord (Michael Ironside) to save the girl (Laurence Leboeuf) of his dreams. This is a fun B- movie set in the comic book fan world. It's a very campy style story that makes light of the 80's. Turbo Kid teams up with a mysterious girl named Apple and an arm-wrestling cowboy named Frederick to stop the tyrannical warlord Zeus.
67:55 07/07/2020
#19: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: Film Review
In Toronto, 22-year-old Scott Pilgrim is a bassist in Sex Bob-Omb, a floundering garage band. He is dating Knives Chau, a 17-year-old high-school student, to the disapproval of his friends in the band, his roommate Wallace Wells, and his younger sister Stacey Pilgrim. Scott meets an American Amazon delivery girl, Ramona Flowers, after having first seen her in a dream. He loses interest in Knives, but does not break up with her before pursuing Ramona. When Sex Bob-Omb plays in a battle of the bands sponsored by record executive Gideon Graves, Scott is attacked by Ramona's ex-boyfriend Matthew Patel. Scott defeats Patel and learns that, in order to date Ramona, he must defeat her remaining six evil exes. Join our crazy team and special guest as we go down the film rundown on this amazing film.
73:25 06/13/2020
#18: Parasite
Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan. This week's movie is about two families who come together to become a well-oiled machine. The Kim family is from the lower level of society, but have developed ultra street smarts. The Parks family is from the high-class wealthy nature living in an architectural marvel of a house. We are talking about the darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching film, Parasite, from Koren director, Bong Joo. Join us on a full out joy ride on Adult Beverage Podcast with Kent Smith, Patrick G. Keenan, Laura Truman, and Squeaker.
76:53 04/28/2020
#17: JoJo Rabbit
Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend -- Adolf Hitler -- Jojo must confront his blind nationalism as World War II continues to rage on. Listen to our host with the most come to the table and discuss this outstanding film.
55:34 04/14/2020
#16: Hereditary
Kent Smith (Director/Writer/Producer), Patrick G. Keenan (Actor), Laura Truman (Film Expert), and Carlisle Hamrick (Squeaker) discuss this masterpiece of a film with comedy and knowledge blended together with a few cocktails too. Hereditary is a 2018 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Ari Aster, in his feature film directorial debut. It stars Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, and Gabriel Byrne as a family haunted by a mysterious presence after the death of their secretive grandmother.
61:50 03/30/2020
#15: The Social Network
In 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) begins work on a new concept that eventually turns into the global social network known as Facebook. Six years later, he is one of the youngest billionaires ever, but Zuckerberg finds that his unprecedented success leads to both personal and legal complications when he ends up on the receiving end of two lawsuits, one involving his former friend (Andrew Garfield). Based on the book "The Accidental Billionaires."
63:20 03/05/2020
#14: Train to Busan
While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.  Join Laura, Patrick, Kent, and Squeaker while they take you on the fun ride!!!
59:11 02/20/2020