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“Guardians of the Galaxy 3: The Cosmic Comedy Extravaganza”

If you thought the universe couldn’t get any zanier, think again! “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” catapults us into a cosmic comedy extravaganza that had us laughing our way through the stars. Director James Gunn delivers a hilarious and action-packed joyride that proves even superheroes have a flair for comedy.

From the moment the film starts, it’s clear that the Guardians haven’t lost their knack for mischief. Star-Lord’s dance moves are as cringe-worthy as ever, and Rocket’s sarcastic jabs are sharper than his pointy ears. But it’s Drax who steals the show with his deadpan delivery and absurdly literal sense of humor. Seriously, who knew a conversation about metaphors could be this side-splitting?

The humor is not limited to our lovable ragtag group of misfits. The script is packed with witty one-liners, clever pop culture references, and self-aware jokes that had the theater in stitches. You’ll find yourself chuckling at the banter, guffawing at the unexpected gags, and trying to catch your breath amidst the onslaught of comedic brilliance.

But amidst the laughter, “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” doesn’t forget its heart. The film delves into the personal journeys of our beloved Guardians, exploring their fears, insecurities, and the complexities of their relationships. It’s this blend of humor and genuine emotion that makes the characters relatable and keeps us invested in their out-of-this-world adventures.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Guardians movie without a killer soundtrack. Get ready to groove to an eclectic mixtape of nostalgic hits and infectious tunes that perfectly complement the film’s irreverent spirit. Just try not to belt out “Hooked on a Feeling” at the top of your lungs in the theater. We dare you.

Visually, “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” is a cosmic feast for the eyes. The dazzling special effects and vibrant colors create a mesmerizing backdrop for the action-packed sequences and intergalactic shenanigans. Prepare to be wowed by the stunning visuals that transport you to awe-inspiring realms filled with weird and wonderful creatures.

In summary, “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” is a cosmic comedy that hits all the right notes. It’s a hilarious joyride with a heartwarming core that reminds us why we fell in love with these misfit heroes in the first place. So, grab your popcorn, buckle up, and get ready to laugh, dance, and be thoroughly entertained. This interstellar adventure will leave you with a smile on your face and an ache in your abs from laughing so hard. Bravo, Guardians, bravo!

Show Notes

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Timestamps

[00:01:10] Guardians of the Galaxy discussion. [00:05:14] 70s and 80s rock. [00:09:45] Emotional impact of the film. [00:13:45] Favorite characters in Guardians. [00:18:44] Favorite character in Guardians. [00:19:57] Rocket Raccoon’s character development. [00:23:14] Movie special effects. [00:27:50] Animal testing and experimentation. [00:31:46] The soul gem in Adam Warlock’s head. [00:35:54] Groot’s Regeneration Abilities. [00:38:42] Star-Lord’s missing mask. [00:43:45] A story of trust. [00:46:56] Evolution and changing humanity. [00:50:22] Cosmo saves the day. [00:56:28] Guardians of the Galaxy spinoff. [00:57:45] Star-Lord’s Second End Credit Scene. [01:00:57] MCU actors coming back. [01:07:30] Netflix Bas-Ten trilogy. [01:07:49] Serial killer witchcraft. [01:11:44] Action movies and Frankenstein.

Detailed Synopsis

In this episode, the hosts discuss a movie trilogy that they believe is exceptional and express their hope for a spin-off. Although they do not mention the name of the trilogy, they describe it as a solid film that has remained true to the vein of the previous two films. The hosts express their belief that the process and film are too good to end and that a spin-off would be a great addition. They then delve into the story and characters of the movie, asking each other about their favorite characters and their thoughts on the story development. One of the hosts notes that the first movie focused on friendship and finding friends in unlikely places, the second on family, and the third on loss, grief, and change. Overall, the hosts enjoyed the movie trilogy and are optimistic about its future.

At the end of the episode, the hosts thank their guests and encourage listeners to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast. They also ask listeners to spread the word about the podcast and the movie they discussed in the episode, Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 3. The hosts mention that the podcast is available on all major platforms and can also be accessed on adultbeverage.net. They express their gratitude to everyone who listened to the episode and end the show with a friendly goodbye.

During the episode, the hosts briefly discuss what they have been watching. Laura mentions that she has been watching the same things as usual, while other hosts mention a variety of shows and movies they have been enjoying, including a Tim Robbins show, Lost, and The Little Mermaid. They also briefly discuss a film featuring Karen Abercrombie and praise her acting skills. Although the discussion is brief and lacks detail, it provides a glimpse into the hosts’ viewing habits.

Quotes

  • 00:05:00 – “I enjoyed it very, very, very much. It was a very entertaining, was nonstop.”
  • 00:12:07 – “Trust me, I’ve had the drip. Nobody wants that.”
  • 00:21:12 – “The second one’s about family. And when this one was starting, I was like, what is this going to be about? And it’s kind of about loss and and dealing with grief and dealing with change.”
  • 00:24:35 – “They can go drink some Willet and go fuck themselves.”
  • 00:26:13 – “Here’s a public announcement. Fuck you.”
  • 00:29:45 – “But to have the dog had a big part at the end using his mind to connect the ships and then freeing all the animals.”
  • 00:34:57 – “Nobody knows what the fuck they’re doing.”
  • 00:37:15 – “It’s like I’m here with a bunch of dads.”
  • 00:39:56 – “Terrifying. It was like a bad LSD trip, just a terrifying acid trip of Earth.”
  • 00:43:58 – “How would you react to them?”
  • 00:46:38 – “But you train them to be shitty humans or well, actually, you know, the lady proved that some of them were good humans.”
  • 00:50:18 – “It was really touching. It was sweet. It was very, very, very sweet.”
  • 00:53:11 – “Princess Leia Poppins.”
  • 01:02:37 – “That shit is super fucked up.”
  • 01:04:43 – “It’s probably the worst act of show I’ve ever seen in my life.”
  • 01:13:52 – “Make sure to rate, review, subscribe, tell your friends about it and our podcast and the movie, you know, and get out and see some films.”

OldBoy Review with BTS of our Podcast

The Korean horror thriller “Old Boy” is full of surprises with the story taking a twist and turns from start to finish. When watching the film for the first time, I had no prior knowledge of the movie and did not know what it was going to be about.

Once the film began, I saw the lead character Oh Dae Su get kidnapped and placed in a makeshift prison where he was kept for an entire 15 years. That plot alone seemed as if it was going to be what the movie was all about since that much time could drive someone crazy. Yet the film does not waste too much time on his imprisonment, you see the transition of his mental state and watch as he trains to fight his own wall. These 15 years are a brief part of the film as the main plot is once he is released from his imprisonment trying to figure out who put him in this prison, and why did they do it? Yet everything gets more complicated when Oh Dae Su meets a young girl he starts staying with and tracks down the man who put him in this prison. He finds out the person who did this to him is in an apartment just across the street from where he is staying. As soon as he confronts the man who locked him away for all those years, he is ready to kill him. Yet as he approaches, the strange man he doesn’t know starts to question him, saying things like doesn’t he want to know some answers? Like who he was? And why he locked him away all those years as torture? The lead character then decided he was going torture him by ripping out his teeth yet was outsmarted again as the man who imprisoned him shows his scar from a pacemaker and reveals he has a kill switch for the device. So now Oh Dae Su is face to face with the man he has been searching for, training to kill, and thinking about for all these years and realizes he can’t kill or hurt him as he would just kill himself so he would have no answers or closure.

Adult Beverage Podcast crew filming Oldboy.
Adult Beverage Podcast crew recording one of the shows.

This confrontation is what the movie is really about to me, deciding is it more worth it to get that revenge and blood you have been seeking or to know the truth and the answers you have wanted all these years. The stranger then tells Oh Dae Su that if he does not figure out who he is or why he locked him away within 5 days from that day, then he would hurt the girl Oh Dae Su has been staying with and began to love. So he was suddenly faced with that question of is it worth it to kill him right there and to get that revenge and protect the girl he likes or is it more worth it to get the answers he has been seeking. He decided to search for answers and would most likely end up regretting that decision. After a lot of hard work and searching, he realizes that this guy who locked him away for years actually went to the same middle school as Oh Dae Su. Once he found out who this man was, he was still unsure of why he would do this to him. Trying to figure out more information Oh Dae Su calls his friend who also went to his middle school and asked if he knew anything about the guy. His friend remembers that the guy who imprisoned Oh Dae Su had a sister who went to their middle school too but died after she disappeared at the dam. Once Oh Dae Su heard this and traveled back to his old school he started remembering what he had once seen. When Oh Dae Su was in middle school, he saw this other boy (who eventually became his captor) chasing around his sister with his camera into a classroom. Oh Dae Su followed them and then peeked through the window to watch. He saw this brother and sister begin to hook up and waited until he made eye contact with the girl and ran off. As Oh Dae Su recalls all this, he remembers he had told his friend back in middle school about what he had seen and then a rumor started that the sister was a slut.

Laura Truman showing off her smile during the show recording.

Oh, Dae Su thinks he has put together the puzzle and goes immediately to confront his captor to inform him that he realizes why he did what he has and who he was. Oh Dae Su finds his kidnapper once more and starts to explain that he knows what happened now. Oh Dae Su tells this man he knows he had sex with his sister and that Oh Dae Su saw them when he was in middle school and that’s how the rumor of her being a slut got started. Oh Dae Su says the rumors got so bad everyone said she was pregnant so he thinks his kidnapper believed it and killed his sister that day at the dam because he didn’t want his sister pregnant with his kid and nephew. After explaining all of this, the kidnapper is just laughing in Oh Dae Su’s face. He describes how he is still wrong and that the rumors got to his sisters head so much that she started to think she was pregnant. Explains he did not kill his sister but loved her, and she actually killed herself as he tried to stop it. He tells Oh Dae Su that his tongue and his rumor is what killed his sister. Finally, though the grand finale of this already crazy messed up story is when the kidnapper shows Oh Dae Su a big purple box and says to open it. Inside he finds a photo album that he opens and begins to see old pictures of him and his old daughter and wife. He has not seen his daughter and wife since he was taken as he saw on the TV while imprisoned that his wife was murdered and he was framed for it so he could not contact his daughter once he was released. Yet as he flips through the pages, he sees pictures of just his daughter, as she is getting older. Then finally photos of that same girl older now with Oh Dae Su, realizing his love that he has now also had sex with has actually been his daughter this entire time and he had no idea. Probably one of the most significant bombshells twists endings out of any movie. He begs for him not to tell his daughter, and his kidnapper is okay with that as he shoots himself shortly after. Oh Dae Su ends this film by shockingly cutting off his tongue then going to get hypnotized to forget the girl he loves sexually is his daughter.

Patrick Keenan delivers his insight into Oldboy during the podcast.

So in the end, once you see all the information, you wonder, was it worth it to find out the truth? Would he have been better off just killing his captor as soon as he had the chance? If he had killed him, he would still have no answers to why a chunk of his life was spent in prison, and he would not realize his love is also his daughter. Is ignorance bliss? Or would the lack of answers drive someone just as crazy?

Kent Smith breaks down the filmmaking process during the recording of Adult Beverage Podcast.

Written by Wil Prewitt

Photos by Ken Ortiz/Kmov Photography

Laura Truman shows off her skills on the Adult Beverage Podcast

We are extremely excited to add Laura Truman to Adult Beverage Podcast. I know what you are thinking, was she on the Truman Show, NO. Of course, she has been helping folks find their ways to great films from near and far for many years. Her knowledge kept growing while working in stores like Blockbuster, Media Play, and the legendary VisArt where she was an assistant manager for seven years. Her collection is made up of over five thousand movies on DVD’s, VHS, Beta Tapes and even Laser Disk. Yes, young folks, these are real things and they are still floating around out there if you look carefully for them. I can tell you that she brings some humor and one of the best laughs in the business to our podcast. Make sure to give her a big shout out when you see her in person!!!

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