The Cinescope Podcast

Celebrating the Movies We Love

About the show

Cinescope is a weekly podcast free of criticism or ratings, where every week host Chad Hopkins and guests celebrate their favorite movies, exploring story, characters, music, and relevance to the world around us. The goal is positivity - you know that every film featured on the show comes with our highest recommendation!

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  • Episode 98: How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Revisit

    January 8th, 2021  |  58 mins 28 secs
    america ferrera, cate blanchett, christopher mintz-plasse, craig ferguson, dean deblois, djimon hounsou, gerard butler, hiccup, how to train your dragon, jay baruchel, john powell, jonah hill, kit harington, tj miller, toothless

    In Episode 98, to lead up to Episode 100 of the podcast (!!), Chad is joined by frequent guest Eric Scull to talk about the second installment of one of Chad's favorite trilogies, How to Train Your Dragon!

  • Episode 97: Amadeus

    September 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 20 mins
    amadeus, antonio salieri, charles kay, christine ebersole, cinescope, don giovanni, elizabeth berridge, f. murray abraham, jeffrey jones, kenneth mcmillan, kenny baker, magic flute, marriage of figaro, milos forman, mozart, neville marriner, peter shaffer, podcast, requiem, roy dotrice, salier, simon callow, tom hulce, wolfgang amadeus mozart

    In Episode 97 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Erik Woods talk about one of their favorite movies, Amadeus!

  • Episode 96: Back to the Future Trilogy...Yeah, Yeah, Again

    September 11th, 2020  |  51 mins 8 secs
    alan silvestri, back to the future, bob gale, bttf, chad hopkins, christopher lloyd, cinescope, claudia wells, crispin glover, delorean, donald fullilove, elisabeth shue, flea, franchise fatigue, james hamrick, james tolkan, jeffrey weissman, lea thompson, mary steenburgen, michael j. fox, podcast, robert zemeckis, steven spielberg, thomas f. wilson, time machine, time travel, trilogy

    In Episode 96 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and James Hamrick talk about one of their favorite TRILOGIES after James watches it for the first time - Back to the Future! ...Yes, again. Don’t give me that look.

  • Episode 95: Contact

    August 31st, 2020  |  2 hrs 7 mins
    alan silvestri, alohomora, angela bassett, audiofictions, back to the future, carl sagan, cinescope, contact, cosmos, david morse, harry potter, jake busey, james v. hart, james woods, jena malone, jodie foster, john hurt, lupinpatronus, matthew mcconaughey, michael goldenberg, mugglenet, neil degrasse tyson, podcast, robert zemeckis, tom skerritt, will fichtner

    In Episode 95 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Michael Harle talk about one of their favorite movies, Contact!

  • Episode 94: Starship Troopers

    August 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 17 mins
    basil poledouris, casper van dien, chad hopkins, cinescope, denise richards, dina meyer, edward neumeier, h1r, home one radio, jake busey, josh crabb, michael ironside, neil patrick harris, patrick muldoon, paul verhoeven, podcast, reel world theology, robert a heinlein, starship troopers

    In Episode 94 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Josh Crabb talk about one of their favorite movies, Starship Troopers!

  • Episode 93: The Terminator

    July 31st, 2020  |  55 mins 14 secs
    arnold schwarzeneggar, brad fiedel, chad hopkins, cinescope, gale anne hurd, i'll be back, james cameron, linda hamilton, michael biehn, moviebyte, paul winfield, podcast, sarah connor, terminator, the governator, tj draper

    In Episode 93 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and TJ Draper talk about one of their favorite movies, The Terminator!

  • Episode 92: Inside Out

    July 24th, 2020  |  50 mins 49 secs
    amy poehler, an american workplace, bill hader, bing bong, cinescope, diane lane, disney, inside out, josh cooley, joy, kaitlyn dias, kyle maclachlan, lewis black, meg lefauve, michael giacchino, mindy kaling, monsters inc, parks and rec, parks and recreation, pete docter, phyllis smith, pixar, podcast, richard kind, ronnie del carmen, sadness, the office, up, workplacepod

    In Episode 92 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Katie Rhoden talk about one of their favorite movies, Inside Out!

  • Episode 91: Jaws

    July 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
    carl gottlieb, chad hopkins, chief brody, cinescope, jaws, john williams, lorraine gary, murray hamilton, peter benchley, podcast, quint, richard dreyfuss, robert shaw, roy scheider, shark, sideshow sound, spielberg, steven spielberg, will dodson

    In Episode 91 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Will Dodson talk about one of their favorite movies, Jaws!

  • Episode 90: Kubo and the Two Strings

    July 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    art parkinson, brenda vaccaro, cary-hiroyuki tagawa, charlize theron, chris butler, cinescope, coraline, dario marianelli, eric scull, george takei, harry potter, honzo, kubo, kubo and the two strings, laika, marc haimes, matthew mcconaughey, missing link, mugglecast, paranorman, ralph fiennes, rooney mara, shannon tindle, spielerman, spieling, the beatles, travis knight, while my guitar gently weeps

    In Episode 90 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Eric Scull talk about one of their favorite movies, Kubo and the Two Strings!

  • Episode 89: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    April 6th, 2020  |  57 mins 49 secs
    an american workplace, bones mccoy, brock peters, captain kirk, chad hopkins, christopher plummer, cinescope, cliff eidelman, david warner, deforest kelley, denny martin flinn, george takei, iman, james doohan, james kirk, kim cattrall, lawrence konner, leonard mccoy, leonard nimoy, mark rosenthal, montgomery scott, moviebyte, nichelle nichols, nicholas meyer, pavel chekov, podcast, rené auberjonois, scottie, spock, star trek, sulu, the final frontier, the office, the undiscovered country, tj draper, uhura, vulcan, walter koenig, william shatner

    In Episode 89 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and TJ Draper talk about one of their favorite movies, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country!

  • Episode 88: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    March 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins
    allison doody, an american workplace, cinematic sound radio, cinescope, denholm elliott, erik woods, george lucas, harrison ford, henry jones, holy grail, indiana jones, indiana jones and the last crusade, jeffrey boam, john rhys davies, john williams, jr, julian glover, junior, marcus brody, menno meyjes, podcast, sallah, sean connery, steven spielberg, the last crusade, the office

    In Episode 88 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Erik Woods talk about one of their favorite movies, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade!

  • Episode 87: The Thing (1982)

    March 13th, 2020  |  57 mins 58 secs
    a. wilford brimley, an american workplace, apocalypse trilogy, bill lancaster, chad hopkins, charles hallahan, cinescope, collider, david clennon, donald moffat, ennio morricone, in the mouth of madness, joel polis, john carpenter, john w campbell jr, keith david, kurt russell, peter maloney, podcast, prince of darkness, richard dysart, richard masur, saturday mourning cartoons, sean paul ellis, t.k. carter, the office, the thing, the thing from another world, thomas waites, who goes there

    In Episode 87 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Sean Paul Ellis talk about one of their favorite movies, The Thing!

  • Episode 86: October Sky

    March 9th, 2020  |  59 mins 58 secs
    an american workplace, chad lindberg, chris cooper, chris owen, cinescope, coalwood, franchise fatigue, gabriel green, homer hickham, jake gyllenhaal, joe johnston, laura dern, mark isham, natalie canerday, october sky, podcast, rocket boys, the office, underrated, west virginia, william lee scott

    In Episode 86 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Gabriel Green talk about one of their favorite movies, October Sky!

  • Episode 85: La La Land

    March 4th, 2020  |  58 mins 15 secs
    american workplace, benj pasek, chad hopkins, cinescope, damien chazelle, emma stone, franchise fatigue, james hamrick, john legend, justin hurwitz, justin paul, la la land, pasek and paul, podcast, ryan gosling, the office, underrated

    In Episode 85 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and James Hamrick talk about one of their favorite movies, La La Land!

  • Episode 84: West Side Story (1961)

    February 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins
    betty wand, ernest lehman, george chakiris, jerome robbins, jimmy bryant, juliet, leonard bernstein, marni nixon, natalie wood, richard beymer, rita moreno, robert wise, romeo, russ tamblyn, stephen sondheim, tucker smith, west side story, william shakespeare

    In Episode 84 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Patrick Hicks talk about one of their favorite movies, West Side Story (1961)!

  • Episode 83: John Carter

    February 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins
    a princess of mars, an american workplace, andrew stanton, barsoom, ciarán hinds, cinescope, daryl sabara, dejah thoris, dominic west, don shanahan, edgar rice burroughs, feelin film, james purefoy, jasoom, john carter, lynn collins, michael giacchino, pixar, podcast, samantha morton, tarzan, taylor kitsch, the office, thomas haden church, willem dafoe

    In Episode 83 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Don Shanahan talk about one of their favorite movies, John Carter!