15 episodes

Welcome to Psychosocial Cinema! The podcast in which friends, family, and strangers discuss some of their favorite movies while exploring deeper themes that drive us in the real world!

Psychosocial Cinema Jonathan Hopkins

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Welcome to Psychosocial Cinema! The podcast in which friends, family, and strangers discuss some of their favorite movies while exploring deeper themes that drive us in the real world!

    Episode 014 | Alison Harrop Ryan | American Appearances - The American Beauty Discussion

    Episode 014 | Alison Harrop Ryan | American Appearances - The American Beauty Discussion

    Welcome to episode 14 of Psychosocial Cinema..........it's been a minute, hasn't it? I say that a lot around here, but sometimes good things come in small batches, but boy oh boy do we have a film to discuss this evening; American Beauty!
    I am joined by fellow creative, Alison Harrop Ryan, from Cinemadness Podcast, as we attempt to dive into what this film means to the both of us and the impact it still has all these years later. It's a somewhat heavy discussion, but for a movie like this, I am not sure you can do it any other way.
    Thanks for listening, pardon the foul language in this week's intro, but for what it's worth, it made me laugh as this episode took a long time to get out.
    Until next time; take care!
    Please check out my buddy Alison's show, along with her crew of friends, over on Spotify: 
    https://open.spotify.com/show/2g97Ug8QKSMIsdUsopOuSS?si=suB131kZR-Ommz2KgBfJAA
    Please connect with us between episodes on social media and feel free to follow us here:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/psychosocialcinema Twitter: https://twitter.com/PsychosocialC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psychosocialcinema/ If you would like to support the show, get your episodes early, when they are finished, ha, then your help goes a long way in keeping this ship afloat; thank you for your consideration!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PsychoSocialCinema As always, if you enjoyed the intro and outro music for this episode, please look up my friend, Porcelain Backsplash's musical work at this link:
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/2CKDIOIjtRpoTkeXk9XAjt?si=I6vfrvRkQ7ygE-ugg_0fTg

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 013 | Steven Biscotti | Cinema Enigma - The Batman Forever Discussion

    Episode 013 | Steven Biscotti | Cinema Enigma - The Batman Forever Discussion

    If one movie is forever it's...BATMAN FOREVER!
    Welcome to your Halloween 2020 episode, specifically, Episode 13, of Psychosocial Cinema!
    In today's episode I am joined by my good pal Steven Biscotti as we discuss one of our all-time favorite films, Batman Forever. For some people who read this I wouldn't fault you in the slightest for questioning my taste in movies, however, Batman Forever holds a special place in our hearts. As kids who grew up in the 90s it was a major event, and a treat, to be gifted new Batman films in the cinema. Fast forward to 2020, and not only has the landscape of cinema changed due to the pandemic, but DC is no longer the go to comic brand, if you will, when it comes to major superhero experiences at the theater.
    I invite you to sit back and to grab some socially distanced candy while enjoying episode twelve; it's better than drive though or caffeine! You know, because caffeine, it'll "kill ya"!
     
    Here are links to Steven's various works at these locations; go support this fellow, he's a gem and his energy for various fandoms is contagious:
    Universal Monsters Universe: http://www.universalmonstersuniverse.com/
    The Saturday Morning Superman Show: https://saturdaymorningsupermanshow.podbean.com/
     
    Please connect with us between episodes on social media and feel free to follow us here:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/psychosocialcinema Twitter: https://twitter.com/PsychosocialC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psychosocialcinema/ I am utilizing PATREON as a unique vehicle for monthly support. Not only will this platform provide a launch pad for growth, but it will make subsequent episodes and the production costs sustainable on a number of different levels. For more information about the perks you get by being a Patron, please click the link below; thank you:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PsychoSocialCinema As always, if you enjoyed the intro and outro music for this episode, please look up my friend, Porcelain Backsplash's musical work at this link:
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/2CKDIOIjtRpoTkeXk9XAjt?si=I6vfrvRkQ7ygE-ugg_0fTg

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Episode 011 | Steven Biscotti | The Plan - The Tenet Discussion

    Episode 011 | Steven Biscotti | The Plan - The Tenet Discussion

    "What's happened happened. Which is an expression of faith in the mechanics of the world. It's not an excuse to do nothing." - Neil (Tenet)
    I had the pleasure of going to see Tenet, not once, but twice over the course of the last couple weeks. By the time you read this, my comment will be as inverted as the time / space it occupies, but, it does not lessen the impact, or the feeling, of the experience of seeing Christopher Nolan's new film on IMAX, and then, a small screen at a local theater. 
    Today's episode sees me discussing Tenet with my good friend, Steven Biscotti, as we tackle the time and space we find ourselves occupying during this pandemic and how big theater entertainment plays a role in providing some respite for us. 
    We do tackle some concepts from the film and go into some mild spoilers, so, if you have not seen the film yet, of which is incredibly understandable given the need to be safe / healthy, then I would recommend holding off...or, if you're like me at all and happen to be curious about what this sci-fi, spy thriller is somewhat about...then listen on. 
    I will be abundantly clear in these show notes that as the host of this show, I am not recommending that people go to their local theaters to see Tenet. That is a deeply personal choice and with full transparency, both screenings that I went to had almost nobody in attendance. 
    Without further ado, welcome to episode 11 of Psychosocial Cinema; please enjoy today's discussion of, Tenet.
     
    Here are links to Steven's various works at these locations:
    Universal Monsters Universe: http://www.universalmonstersuniverse.com/
    The Saturday Morning Superman Show: https://saturdaymorningsupermanshow.podbean.com/
     
    Please connect with us between episodes on social media and feel free to follow us here:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/psychosocialcinema Twitter: https://twitter.com/PsychosocialC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psychosocialcinema/ I am utilizing PATREON as a unique vehicle for monthly support. Not only will this platform provide a launch pad for growth, but it will make subsequent episodes and the production costs sustainable on a number of different levels. For more information about the perks you get by being a Patron, please click the link below; thank you:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PsychoSocialCinema The Secrets of Tenet: Inside Christopher Nolan's Quantum Cold War : https://amzn.to/3cnPygz As always, if you enjoyed the intro and outro music for this episode, please look up my friend, Porcelain Backsplash's musical work at this link:
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/2CKDIOIjtRpoTkeXk9XAjt?si=I6vfrvRkQ7ygE-ugg_0fTg

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 012 | Danfinity | Remember Me - The Life Aquatic Discussion

    Episode 012 | Danfinity | Remember Me - The Life Aquatic Discussion

    "I'm going to fight it, but I'll let it live. What about my dynamite?" - Steve
    Welcome to Episode 12 of Psychosocial Cinema! In today's episode I take a reflective dive with fellow creative, Danfinity, into the whacky, and oddly poignant, depths of Wes Anderon's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
    Our conversation surrounding the Life Aquatic is as eclectic as the crew who comprise The Belefonte. Where we could have stayed to the shallow end, Dan and I venture to the deep end of life and share some personal experiences that nicely tie into some of the beats encountered within the film. 
    With that being said, if I could afford some diving gear I would supply you with it, but unfortunately all of our grant money has been revoked...I kid. Thankfully I am not Steve Zissou and this is not the final voyage of this podcast. To that end, strap in, grab some dynamite (please don't), and for all that is pure and wonderful in the ocean, don't blow up any Jaguar Sharks. 
    Here is a handy link that will connect you with all of Danfinity's current projects, including his Twitch channel where he routinely offers up good times and help to his viewers:
    https://linktr.ee/Danfinity
    Please connect with us between episodes on social media and feel free to follow us here:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/psychosocialcinema Twitter: https://twitter.com/PsychosocialC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psychosocialcinema/ I am utilizing PATREON as a unique vehicle for monthly support. Not only will this platform provide a launch pad for growth, but it will make subsequent episodes and the production costs sustainable on a number of different levels. For more information about the perks you get by being a Patron, please click the link below; thank you:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PsychoSocialCinema The Life Aquatic - Criterion Bluray:  https://amzn.to/33UB57Z As always, if you enjoyed the intro and outro music for this episode, please look up my friend, Porcelain Backsplash's musical work at this link:
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/2CKDIOIjtRpoTkeXk9XAjt?si=I6vfrvRkQ7ygE-ugg_0fTg

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 010 | Seth Wilmor | True North - The Onward Discussion

    Episode 010 | Seth Wilmor | True North - The Onward Discussion

    Welcome to episode 010 of Psychosocial Cinema, and to all of you who have stuck around this long, thank you.
    Today's episode has been a long time coming and was recorded quite some time ago with a buddy of mine who I used to do some volunteer work with a number of years ago, Seth Wilmor. Little did I know how much I would walk away with when I felt the urge to invite him onto the show, as this is a great interview.
    In episode 010 we talk about the movie ONWARD, a title so fitting that not even Disney / Pixar could have aniticipated back in March how much the world was about to change; alas, here we are and what a timely movie for Seth and I to discuss this week. 
    Within today's episode we go over some heavy topics, as usual, but I encourage you really check out the movie in question and give it a fare shake when you get the time. Prior to recording this episode I had fallen asleep twice trying to make it through the movie for various reasons; that said, viewing number 3 was the golden ticket, and man, did Pixar stick the landing with me. Onward manages to run parallel to some difficult situations I am still going through with my family and while recording this episode I found some great respite in speaking to Seth as to why this film is special to him. I feel like I could write a lot more about this little film, but why don't you go watch it and come back for a listen? If you have already seen it, well, buckle up, grab your wizard's staff, and don't forget to bring along a Legends of Yore rule sheet; danger is close and we need our wits about us!
    Without further ado, True North - The Onward Discussion!
    If you would like to check out some of Seth's creative work, you can find some more thoughts from him at this link:
    https://sethpaulwilmor.github.io/sethpaulwilmor/home/
     
    If you would like to connect with us on our social channels, check the links below: 
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/psychosocialcinema
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PsychosocialC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psychosocialcinema/ I am utilizing PATREON as a unique vehicle for monthly support. Not only will this platform provide a launch pad for growth, but it will make subsequent episodes and the production costs sustainable on a number of different levels. For more information about the perks you get by being a Patron, please click the link below; thank you:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PsychoSocialCinema If you would like to purchase a copy of Onward, you can check out an affiliate link for Amazon right here:
    ONWARD: https://amzn.to/3iyQx08 As always, if you enjoyed the intro and outro music for this episode, please look up my friend, Porcelain Backsplash's musical work at this link:
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/2CKDIOIjtRpoTkeXk9XAjt?si=I6vfrvRkQ7ygE-ugg_0fTg

    • 2 hr 12 min
    Episode 009 | Gandhi Rodriguez | One Of The Greats - A Whiplash Discussion

    Episode 009 | Gandhi Rodriguez | One Of The Greats - A Whiplash Discussion

    Welcome to episode 009 of Psychosocial Cinema! For this month’s final episode we are taking a deep dive into the film, WIHPLASH. A core theme that we explore from this movie is the very focused question of: What does it mean to be one of the greats? 
    No matter your hobby, profession, or the calling you may perceive over life, we all chase after personal greatness...but at what cost? Today we are joined by one of the coolest dudes I know, Gandhi Rodriguez, for a sobering conversation on what our own concepts of “greatness” look like while also navigating this intense theme for the film’s protagonist, Andrew. 
    This episode was a lot of fun to record, but on the other side of this podcast coin is a rather sobering discussion of mental health and personal failure. As a warning, much like with every episode it would seem, we go into some really heavy stuff on this episode, not only as it pertains to WHIPLASH but also to my life and some issues I was facing in 2019. A lot of things have changed since this episode was recorded, but I will leave that for another episode…...
     
    Without further ado, please enjoy, “One Of The Greats: A Whiplash Discussion”. 
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/psychosocialcinema
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PsychosocialC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psychosocialcinema/ I am utilizing PATREON as a unique vehicle for monthly support. Not only will this platform provide a launch pad for growth, but it will make subsequent episodes and the production costs sustainable on a number of different levels. For more information about the perks you get by being a Patron, please click the link below; thank you:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PsychoSocialCinema If you would like to buy a copy of Walter Mitty, here is an affiliate link to Amazon where you can buy a copy:
    Whiplash: https://amzn.to/3ewe8wB As always, if you enjoyed the intro and outro music for this episode, please look up my friend, Porcelain Backsplash's musical work at this link:
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/2CKDIOIjtRpoTkeXk9XAjt?si=I6vfrvRkQ7ygE-ugg_0fTg

    • 2 hr 32 min

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Fun and down-to-earth!

If you’re a movie buff, you gotta treat yo’ self to Psychosocial Cinema. It reminds me of those late nights, hanging with friends, chatting about the movie we just watched. It definitely explores some big topics, but does it in a human, fun way.

JHop777 ,

The Journey

It is an honor to interview the folks who take the time to appear on this podcast. It is my goal to hone not only the production craft of this podcast but also the flow and interview process. Cinema is an art that binds us all, but more importantly it’s the memories and stories that are imparted on us that make for the best conversations. To anyone who takes the time to listen, thank you and I hope you stick around for the long haul!

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