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279: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Starring Chris Pratt, Michael Rooker, Zoe Saldana

Marvel Studios’ first film of 2017 is finally here – ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.’ The sequel to the surprise hit of 2014 has high expectations to meet but, as we mentioned last episode, it opened to $145 million domestically – bringing its two week total to a whopping $425 million worldwide. We think they’re doing just fine.

In this episode we talk about James Gunn’s music choices for Awesome Mix Volume 2, the story picking up shortly after the first film left off, and how darn cute Baby Groot is. All this, plus Tom talks about how St. Louis affected the filmmaker’s vision, Dan salivates over a DQ Brazier, and Kevin and Joe debate the best title sequences in cinematic history.

It’s Reel Spoilers 279.

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Kevin Brackett, Dan Graney, Joe Buttice
Run-time: 1hr 34min

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Kevin Brackett
Film Critic / Theatre reviewer. Member of the St. Louis Film Critics Association. Co-Owner of Review St. Louis. Co-host of Reel Spoilers. Former National Vice President of the Technology Student Association, comprised of over 200,000 members worldwide.
Tom O'Keefe
Member of the St. Louis Film Critics Association. Co-host of Reel Spoilers. Tom's writing career thus far has consisted of online film criticism for, ToastedRav, and snappy Facebook status updates. Tom previously worked in radio, but is currently the Marketing Manager for The Family Arena in St. Charles. He can be heard reviewing films on KTRS with John Carney or online at with Thom West & Joe Dinero. He is also the host of a weekly film podcast called Reel Spoilers available on iTunes. More:
Dan Graney
Film Critic for Review St. Louis. Co-host of Reel Spoilers. Creative Manager by day, the artist formerly known as “Dan Dan The Movie Man” on 105.7 The Point has continued to review movies even when nobody was listening. He’s not sure anybody is listening now, but whatever.
Joe Buttice
Film Critic for Review St. Louis. Co-host of Reel Spoilers. Comic book reviewer and aficionado. "A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.