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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Episodes

  • Bonus Episode 3 - Bungie's Destiny

    December 12th, 2016  |  45 mins 30 secs
    activision, bill nighy, bungie, c paul johnson, dee bradley baker, destiny, erick avari, fred tatasciore, gina torres, keith ferguson, kirsten potter, lance reddick, lauren cohan, lennie james, martin o'donnell, michael salvatori, morla gorrondona, nathan fillion, nolan north, skye lewin, stan lepard

    In the third bonus episode of The Cinescope Podcast, Patrick Casey/Holtzmann returns to talk with Chad about their favorite video game, Destiny!

  • Episode 19: Dune

    December 8th, 2016  |  42 mins 30 secs
    brad dourif, brian eno, david lynch, dune, frank herbert, jack nance, kyle maclachlan, linda hunt, max von sydow, patrick stewart, sting, toto

    In Episode 19 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Patrick Casey talk about one of Patrick’s favorite movies, Dune!

  • Episode 18: How to Train Your Dragon

    December 1st, 2016  |  1 hr 2 mins
    america ferrera, chris sanders, christopher mintz-plasse, craig ferguson, david tennant, dean deblois, gerard butler, how to train your dragon, jay baruchel, john powell, jonah hill, kristen wiig, tj miller

    In Episode 18 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Andrew talk about one of their favorite movies, How to Train Your Dragon!

  • Episode 17: Crimson Tide

    November 24th, 2016  |  1 hr 56 secs
    crimson tide, denzel washington, francisco ruiz, gene hackman, george dzundza, hans zimmer, james gandolfini, matt craven, michael schiffler, quentin tarantino, retro rewind, tony scott, viggo mortensen

    In Episode 17 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Francisco talk about one of Francisco’s favorite movies, Crimson Tide!

  • Episode 16: The Iron Giant

    November 17th, 2016  |  53 mins 34 secs
    blaine grimes, brad bird, christopher mcdonald, eli marienthal, harry connick jr, jennifer aniston, john mahoney, michael kamen, reel world rewind, reel world theology, the iron giant, tim mccanlies, vin diesel

    In Episode 16 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Blaine talk about one of their favorite movies, The Iron Giant!

  • Episode 15: The Matrix

    November 10th, 2016  |  53 mins 59 secs
    carrie-anne moss, don davis, gloria foster, hugo weaving, joe pantoliano, keanu reeves, laurence fishburne, the matrix, wachowskis

    In Episode 15 of The Cinescope Podcast, TJ Draper returns to talk with Chad about his favorite movie, The Matrix!

  • Episode 14: The Muppets

    November 3rd, 2016  |  1 hr 11 mins
    adorkable rach, amy adams, aris archontis, bill barretta, bret mckenzie, chen neeman, chris cooper, christophe beck, dave goelz, david rudman, eric jacobson, fozzie, gonzo, jack black, james bobin, jason segel, jeannie lurie, kermit, matt vogel, mouse music, peter linz, piggy, rachel herrick, rashida jones, sideshow sound, steve whitmire, the muppets

    In Episode 14 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Rachel Herrick talk about one of their favorite movies, The Muppets!

  • Episode 13: The Shining

    October 27th, 2016  |  1 hr 3 mins
    80s all over, barry nelson, danny lloyd, diane johnson, jack nicholson, joe turkel, philip stone, scatman crothers, scott weinberg, shelley duvall, stanley kubrick, stephen king, the shining, wendy carlos

    In Episode 13 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and film critic Scott Weinberg talk about one of their favorite movies, The Shining!

  • Episode 12: The Strangers

    October 20th, 2016  |  51 mins 44 secs
    bryan bertino, gemma ward, kip weeks, laura margolis, liv tyler, scott speedman, the strangers

    In Episode 12 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Blake Collier talk about one of our favorite movies, The Strangers!

  • Episode 11: The Way, Way Back

    October 13th, 2016  |  42 mins 24 secs
    allison janney, amanda peet, annasophia robb, jim rash, liam james, maya rudolph, nat faxon, rob corrdry, rob simonsen, sam rockwell, steve carell, the way way back, toni collette

    In Episode 11 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Lauren talk about one of their favorite movies, The Way, Way Back!

  • Bonus Episode 2 - The CW's Frequency TV Premiere

    October 10th, 2016  |  34 mins 7 secs
    devin kelley, eric scull, frequency, mekhi phifer, mugglecast, peyton list, riley smith, the cw, toby emmerich

    In the second bonus episode of The Cinescope Podcast, MuggleCast’s Eric Scull returns to talk about Frequency again, this time about The CW’s new TV adaptation of the 2000 film that we talked about in Episode 3!

  • Episode 10: Pinocchio

    October 6th, 2016  |  1 hr 47 secs
    aurelius battaglia, ben sharpsteen, bill roberts, charles judels, christian rub, cliff edwards, dickie jones, disney, erdman penner, evelyn venable, frankie darro, hamilton luske, jack kinney, joseph sabo, ned washington, norman ferguson, otto englander, paul j. smith, pinocchio, t. hee, ted sears, walter catlett, webb smith, wilfred jackson, william cottrell

    In Episode 10 of The Cinescope Podcast, we talk about one of Chris Lyndon’s favorite movies, Pinocchio!

  • Bonus Episode 1 - The Magnificent Seven (2016) Spoiler-Free First Reaction

    October 3rd, 2016  |  19 mins 23 secs
    antoine fuqua, byung-hun lee, chris pratt, denzel washington, ethan hawke, haley bennett, james horner, magnificent 7, magnificent seven, manuel garcia-rulfo, martin sensmeier, peter sarsgaard, simon franglen, vincent d'onofrio

    In this bonus episode of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad briefly reviews the 2016 remake of The Magnificent Seven before leaving the theater parking lot.

  • Episode 9: Inception

    September 29th, 2016  |  1 hr 6 mins
    christopher nolan, cillian murphy, dileep rao, ellen page, gosoundtracks, hans zimmer, inception, joseph gordon-levitt, ken watanabe, leonardo dicaprio, marion cotillard, michael caine, tom berenger, tom hardy

    In Episode 9 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Benson talk about one of their favorite movies, Inception!

  • Episode 8: Robin Hood: Men in Tights

    September 22nd, 2016  |  1 hr 6 mins
    amy yasbeck, cary elwes, dave chappelle, eric allen kramer, evan chandler, hummie mann, j. david shapiro, mel brooks, men in tights, mikey fissel, patrick stewart, reel world theology, richard lewis, robin hood, roger rees

    In Episode 8 of The Cinescope Podcast, we talk about one of Mikey’s favorite movies, Robin Hood: Men in Tights!

  • Episode 7: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    September 15th, 2016  |  52 mins 28 secs
    alan rickman, christopher columbus, daniel radcliffe, emma watson, harry potter, jkr, john williams, maggie smith, philosopher's stone, richard harris, robbie coltrane, rowling, rupert grint, sorcerer's stone, steve kloves, tom felton

    In Episode 7 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Melanie talk about one of our favorite movies, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!