The Cinescope Podcast

Celebrating the Movies We Love

About the show

Cinescope is a weekly podcast free of criticism or ratings, where every Thursday 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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Episodes

  • Episode 51: Elf

    July 20th, 2017  |  1 hr 5 mins
    a christmas story, an american workplace, bob newhart, christmas in july, daniel tay, david berenbaum, ed asner, elf, james caan, joe darnell, john debney, jon favreau, leon redbone, mary steenburgen, moviebyte, nightowl, peter billingsley, peter dinklage, ralphie, rankin bass, ray harryhausen, retake, the office, will ferrell, zooey deschanel

    In Episode 51 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Joe Darnell talk about one of their favorite movies, Elf!

  • Episode 50: Back to the Future Part III

    July 13th, 2017  |  1 hr 16 mins
    alan silvestri, back to the future, bob gale, bttf, burton gilliam, christopher lloyd, doc brown, dub taylor, elisabeth shue, eric scull, flea, harry carey jr, hill valley, james tolkan, lea thompson, marty mcfly, mary steenburgen, michael j. fox, mugglecast, part iii, pat buttram, red hot chili peppers, robert zemeckis, steven spielberg, thomas f. wilson

    In Episode 50 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Eric Scull talk about one of their favorite movies, Back to the Future Part III!

  • Episode 49: The Karate Kid

    July 4th, 2017  |  1 hr 5 mins
    bill conti, cobra kai, daniel larusso, elisabeth shue, john g. avildsen, johnny lawrence, martin kove, mr. miyagi, pat morita, ralph macchio, randee heller, robert mark kamen, rocky, the karate kid, william zabka

    In Episode 49 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Don Shanahan talk about one of their favorite movies, The Karate Kid!

  • Episode 48: Hercules

    June 29th, 2017  |  1 hr 5 mins
    alan menken, animation, bob shaw, bobcat goldthwait, charlton heston, cheryl freeman, danny devito, david zippel, disney, disney chris, donald mcenery, frank welker, hercules, irene mecchi, james woods, jim cummings, jon musker, josh keaton, lachanze, lilias white, matt frewer, paul shaffer, renaissance, rip torn, roger bart, ron clements, roz ryan, samantha eggar, sideshow sound theatre, susan egan, tate donovan, vanéese y. thomas

    In Episode 48 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Chris Lyndon (Disney Chris) talk about one of their favorite movies, Disney's Hercules!

  • Episode 47: Man of Steel

    June 22nd, 2017  |  1 hr 24 mins
    amy adams, antje traue, ayelet zurer, christopher meloni, christopher nolan, david s. goyer, dceu, diane lane, feelin film, general zod, hans zimmer, henry cavill, kevin costner, laurence fishburne, man of steel, michael shannon, patrick hicks, russell crowe, sideshow sound, superman, underrated, zack snyder

    In Episode 47 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Patrick Hicks talk about one of their favorite movies, Man of Steel!

  • Episode 46: Batman Begins

    June 15th, 2017  |  57 mins 6 secs
    batman, batman begins, bruce wayne, christian bale, christopher nolan, cillian murphy, david s. goyer, gary oldman, hans zimmer, james newton howard, katie holmes, ken watanabe, liam neeson, michael caine, morgan freeman, ra's al ghul, rutger hauer, seth o'neal, the dark knight, tom wilkinson

    In Episode 46 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Seth O’Neal talk about one of their favorite movies, Batman Begins!

  • Episode 45: Back to the Future Part II

    June 8th, 2017  |  50 mins 58 secs
    2015, alan silvestri, back to the future, bob gale, christopher lloyd, elijah wood, elisabeth shue, flea, james tolkan, jeffrey weissman, lea thompson, michael j. fox, part 2, part ii, robert zemeckis, steven spielberg, thomas f. wilson

    In Episode 45 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Ethan Small talk about one of their favorite movies, Back to the Future Part II!

  • Episode 44: The Hunt for Red October

    June 1st, 2017  |  49 mins 53 secs
    alec baldwin, basil poledouris, courtney b. vance, donald e. stewart, jack ryan, james earl jones, jeffrey jones, john mctiernan, joss backland, larry ferguson, nightowl, peter firth, retake, richard jordan, ronald guttman, sam neill, scott glenn, sean connery, stellan skarsgard, the hunt for red october, tim curry, tj draper, tom clancy

    In Episode 44 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and TJ Draper talk about one of TJ’s favorite movies, The Hunt for Red October!

  • Bonus Episode 7 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    May 30th, 2017  |  1 hr 14 mins
    aaron white, aspen sandberg, barbossa, brenton thwaites, david webcam, dead men tell no tales, elizabeth swann, feelin film, geoff zanelli, geoffrey rush, golshifteh farahani, hans zimmer, jack sparrow, javier bardem, jeff nathanson, joachim running, johnny depp, kaya scodelario, keira knightley, kevin mcnally, martin klebba, orlando bloom, paul mccartney, pirates of the caribbean, potc, salazar, stephen graham, ted elliott, terry rossio, will turner

    In the seventh bonus episode of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Aaron talk about the fifth movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Dead Men Tell No Tales!

  • Episode 43: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    May 26th, 2017  |  1 hr 11 mins
    barbossa, black pearl, curse of the black pearl, disney world, disneyland, elizabeth swann, geoff zanelli, geoffrey rush, gore verbinski, hans zimmer, jack davenport, jack sparrow, johnny depp, jonathan pryce, keira knightley, kevin mcnally, klaus badelt, lee arenberg, mackenzie crook, orlando bloom, pirates of the caribbean, potc, sideshow sound, sideshow sound theatre, ted elliott, terry rossio, walt disney, will turner, zoe saldana

    In Episode 43 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Sarah Parrish talk about one of their favorite movies, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl!

  • Episode 42: Mad Max: Fury Road

    May 19th, 2017  |  53 mins 54 secs
    abbey lee, brendan mccarthy, charlize theron, courtney eaton, fury road, george miller, hugh keays-byrne, junkie xl, mad max, nicholas hoult, nico lathouris, riley keough, rosie huntington-whitely, tom hardy, tom holkenborg, zoe kravitz

    In Episode 42 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Corey Poff talk about one of Corey’s favorite movies, Mad Max: Fury Road!

  • Episode 41: Thor

    May 11th, 2017  |  58 mins 59 secs
    anthony hopkins, asgard, ashley edward miller, chris hemsworth, clark gregg, colm feore, don payne, heimdall, idris elba, jaime alexander, josh dallas, kat dennings, kenneth branagh, loki, mjolnir, natalie portman, odin, patrick doyle, ray stevenson, rene russo, stellan skarsgard, tadanobu asano, thor, tom hiddleston, torrey gazette, zack stenz

    In Episode 41 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Joshua talk about one of their favorite movies, Thor!

  • Bonus Episode 6 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    May 8th, 2017  |  1 hr 2 mins
    bradley cooper, chris pratt, chris sullivan, dave bautista, elizabeth debicki, gotg, guardians of the galaxy, james gunn, karen gillan, kurt russell, michael rooker, sean gunn, sylvester stallone, torrey gazette, tyler bates, vin diesel, vol 2, volume 2, zoe saldana

    In the sixth bonus episode of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Joshua talk about the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!

  • Episode 40: The Social Network

    May 4th, 2017  |  49 mins 27 secs
    aaron sorkin, andrew garfield, armie hammer, atticus ross, ben mezrich, cinescope, david fincher, facebook, jesse eisenberg, justin timberlake, the accidental billionaires, the social network, trent reznor

    In Episode 40 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Adam Chitwood of Collider talk about one of their favorite movies, The Social Network!

  • Episode 39: Innerspace

    April 27th, 2017  |  50 mins 36 secs
    alohomora, chip poser, cinescope, dennis quaid, eric scull, fiona lewis, improvised star trek, innerspace, jeffrey boam, jerry goldsmith, joe dante, kevin mccarthy, martin short, meg ryan, mugglecast, mugglenet, robert picardo, vernon wells

    In Episode 39 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Eric talk about one of Eric’s favorite movies, Innerspace!

  • Episode 38: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    April 21st, 2017  |  1 hr 2 mins
    carol cleveland, connie booth, eric idle, graham chapman, holy grail, john cleese, king arthur, michael palin, monty python, neil innes, sideshow sound, sideshow sound theatre, terry gilliam, terry jones

    In Episode 38 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Wendell talk about one of Wendell’s favorite movies, Monty Python and the Holy Grail!