116 episodes

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!

The Cinescope Podcast Chad Hopkins

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    • 4.8 • 47 Ratings

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!

    Episode 101: Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Episode 101: Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    In Episode 101 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and TJ Draper talk about one of their favorite movies, Terminator 2: Judgment Day!


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    Show Notes


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day on Apple TVTerminator 2: Judgment Day soundtrack on Apple Music


    Stats



    Released July 3, 1991
    Dir. James Cameron (Aliens, The Abyss, The Terminator, True Lies, Ghosts of the Abyss, Aliens of the Deep, Avatar)
    Written by Cameron and William Wisher
    Music by Brad Fiedel (Fright Night, The Big Easy, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, Johnny Mnemonic)
    Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Joe Morton, Earl Boen, Edward Furlong


    Contact



    TJ Draper

    Twitter (@tjdraperpro)
    HiFi Podcast
    MovieByte


    Chad



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    An American Workplace | A Retrospective The Office Podcast


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    Special Guest: TJ Draper.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 100: How to Train Your Dragon Trilogy Recap

    Episode 100: How to Train Your Dragon Trilogy Recap

    In Episode 100 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Eric Scull talk about one of their favorite movie trilogies - the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy!


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    Show Notes


    It’s been a long road to Episode 100 of the podcast, but we made it! Thank you to everyone who has ever listened to or shared the podcast. This is a huge milestone, and while I love doing the show purely on the merits of talking about movies with my friends, having listeners like you who participate in the discussion and reach out makes it even more worth it. THANK YOU. -Chad


    Shoutout to Anthony K. Valley for the awesome version of the Cinescope main theme heard in this episode!!


    Contact



    Eric Scull

    Twitter (@spielerman)
    Thank You For Spieling Podcast
    MuggleCast, a Harry Potter Podcast


    Chad



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    Letterboxd
    Crossroads of Destiny: An ‘Avatar: TLA’ Podcast
    An American Workplace | A Retrospective The Office Podcast


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    • 58 min
    Episode 99: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    Episode 99: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    In Episode 99 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Eric Scull talk about one of their favorite movies, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World!


    The Cinescope Podcast on Apple Podcasts


    Show Notes


    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on Apple TV


    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World soundtrack on Apple Music


    Piano Solos from How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on Apple Music


    Stats



    Released February 22, 2019
    Dir. Dean DeBlois (co-director of Lilo & Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon, director of Heima, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Micronauts)
    Written by Dean DeBlois (Lilo & Stitch, the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, Micronauts)
    Music by John Powell (Antz, Chicken Run, Shrek with Harry Gregson-Williams, The Road to El Dorado, Kung Fu Panda, and Kung Fu Panda 2 with Hans Zimmer, and The Bourne Identity/Supremacy/Ultimatum, Jason Bourne with David Buckley, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Pan, Ferdinand, Solo)
    Starring Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harrington, Justin Rupple


    Contact



    Eric Scull

    Twitter (@spielerman)
    Thank You For Spieling Podcast
    MuggleCast, a Harry Potter Podcast


    Chad



    Twitter (@chadadada)
    Facebook
    Letterboxd
    Crossroads of Destiny: An Avatar: TLA Podcast
    An American Workplace | A Retrospective The Office Podcast


    Cinescope



    Facebook
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    Email thecinescopepodcast@gmail.com





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    Special Guest: Eric Scull.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 98: How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Revisit

    Episode 98: How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Revisit

    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!


    The Cinescope Podcast on Apple Podcasts


    Show Notes



    How to Train Your Dragon 2 on Apple TV
    How to Train Your Dragon 2 soundtrack on Apple Music


    Stats



    Released February 22, 2019
    Dir. Dean DeBlois (co-director of Lilo & Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon, director of Heima, How to Train Your Dragon 3, Micronauts)
    Written by Dean DeBlois (Lilo & Stitch, the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, Micronauts)
    Music by John Powell (Antz, Chicken Run, Shrek with Harry Gregson-Williams, The Road to El Dorado, Kung Fu Panda, and Kung Fu Panda 2 with Hans Zimmer, and The Bourne Identity/Supremacy/Ultimatum, Jason Bourne with David Buckley, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Pan, Ferdinand, Solo)
    Starring Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill, TJ Miller, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington


    Contact



    Eric Scull

    Twitter (@spielerman)
    Thank You For Spieling Podcast
    MuggleCast


    Chad



    Twitter (@chadadada)
    Facebook
    Letterboxd
    Crossroads of Destiny | An ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Podcast
    An American Workplace | A Retrospective The Office Podcast


    Cinescope



    Facebook
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    Website
    Email thecinescopepodcast@gmail.com





    Note: The iTunes links provided are affiliate links, meaning that when you click on them you help to support The Cinescope Podcast by earning it a bit of money. Thank you for your support!
    Special Guest: Eric Scull.
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    • 58 min
    Episode 97: Amadeus

    Episode 97: Amadeus

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


    The Cinescope Podcast on Apple Podcasts


    Chad’s New Show!! - Crossroads of Destiny | An ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Universe Podcast


    Show Notes



    Amadeus (Director's Cut) on Apple TV
    Amadeus soundtrack on Apple Music


    Stats



    Released September 19, 1984
    Dir. Miloš Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Hair, Ragtime, The People vs. Larry Flint)
    Written by Peter Shaffer
    Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Conducted/Supervised by Neville Marriner
    Starring F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice, Simon Callow, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Charles Kay, Kenneth McMillan, Kenny Baker


    Contact



    Erik Woods

    Twitter (@cinsoundradio)
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    CinematicSound.net


    Chad



    Twitter (@chadadada)
    Facebook
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    An American Workplace | A Retrospective The Office Podcast
    Chad’s New Show!! - Crossroads of Destiny | An ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Universe Podcast


    Cinescope



    Facebook
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    Website
    Email thecinescopepodcast@gmail.com





    Note: The iTunes links provided are affiliate links, meaning that when you click on them you help to support The Cinescope Podcast by earning it a bit of money. Thank you for your support!
    Special Guest: Erik Woods.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 96: Back to the Future Trilogy...Yeah, Yeah, Again

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

    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.


    The Cinescope Podcast on Apple Podcasts


    CHAD’S NEW PODCAST! Crossroads of Destiny | An Avatar: The Last Airbender Universe Podcast


    Show Notes


     



    Back to the Future trilogy on Apple TV



    Back to the Future soundtrack on Apple Music



    Back to the Future Part II soundtrack on Apple Music



    The Back to the Future Trilogy soundtrack on Apple Music


     


    Part I Stats



    Released July 3, 1985
    Dir. Robert Zemeckis (Romancing the Stone, Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, Contact, What Lies Beneath, Cast Away, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol, Flight, The Walk, Allied, Welcome to Marwen, Upcoming The Witches)
    Written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale
    Music by Alan Silvestri (Zemeckis’ movies, Night at the Museum, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Ready Player One, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame)
    Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, and Thomas F. Wilson


    Part II Stats



    Released November 22, 1989
    Dir. Robert Zemeckis (Romancing the Stone, Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, Contact, What Lies Beneath, Cast Away, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol, Flight, The Walk, Allied, Welcome to Marwen, Upcoming The Witches)
    Written by Bob Gale; Zemeckis helped with story
    Music by Alan Silvestri (Zemeckis’ movies, Night at the Museum, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Ready Player One, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame)
    Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson, Elisabeth Shue, James Tolkan, Jeffrey Weissman, Flea


    Part III Stats



    Released May 25, 1990
    Dir. Robert Zemeckis (Romancing the Stone, Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, Contact, What Lies Beneath, Cast Away, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol, Flight, The Walk, Allied, Welcome to Marwen, Upcoming The Witches)
    Written by Bob Gale; Zemeckis helped with story
    Music by Alan Silvestri (Zemeckis’ movies, Night at the Museum, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Ready Player One, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame)
    Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson, Lea Thompson, James Tolkan, Elisabeth Shue, Flea


    Contact



    James Hamrick

    Franchise Fatigue Podcast
    Twitter (@jameslhamrick)
    The Outer Rim - A Star Wars Group (Facebook)



    Chad



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    Facebook
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    An American Workplace | A Retrospective The Office Podcast
    NEW PODCAST! Crossroads of Destiny | An Avatar: The Last Airbender Universe Podcast



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    Special Guest: James Hamrick.
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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

CasablancaDon ,

Personable and engaging!

Chad is consistently a spirited and thoughtful host. He is not out for snark or hot takes on the films he covers. He’s in it for the love and enjoyment and I really respect that. Keep up the fine work, good sir!

Rshah6192 ,

They know how to make an onion out of a movie!

Let me explain the title: you may think that a particular movie that you liked was pretty straightforward, but this podcast peels it apart on so many levels (music, acting, direction, etc.), that it really makes you realize the artistic feat involved behind the 2 hours of entertainment you received.

absolutely i do ,

This is so amazing

It is a positive spin to glorious movies!! Chad also co-hosts the American workplace, which is one of my two favorite office podcast. No negative rabbit holes that ruin movies for me, and he interviews different host that keeps things interesting.

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