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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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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 88: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Episode 88: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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


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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade on Apple TV



    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade soundtrack on Apple Music


     


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    Released May 24, 1989
    Dir. Steven Spielberg (Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark and the other Indy films, Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, Lincoln, War Horse, The BFG, The Post, Ready Player One, West Side Story)
    Written by Jeffrey Boam; story by George Lucas and Menno Meyjes
    Music by John Williams (see Spielberg filmography + Star Wars, Harry Potter 1-3, etc.)
    Starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Julian Glover, John Rhys Davies, Denholm Elliott


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    Erik

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    An American Workplace | A Retrospective The Office Podcast



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    Special Guest: Erik Woods.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 87: The Thing (1982)

    Episode 87: The Thing (1982)

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


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    The Thing on Apple TV



    The Thing soundtrack on Apple Music


     


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    Released June 25, 1982
    Dir. John Carpenter (Dark Star, Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York, Christine, Starman, Big Trouble in Little China, Prince of Darkness, They Live, In the Mouth of Madness, Escape from L.A.) 
    Written by Bill Lancaster; based on the book Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr.
    Music by Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West, Once Upon a Time in America, The Mission, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso, Casualties of War, Bugsy, Mission to Mars, The Hateful Eight) 
    Starring Kurt Russell, A. Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, Thomas Waites


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    Sean Paul Ellis

    Saturday Mourning Cartoons
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    Special Guest: Sean Paul Ellis.

    • 57 min
    Episode 86: October Sky

    Episode 86: October Sky

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


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    October Sky on Apple TV



    October Sky soundtrack on YouTube


     


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    Released February 19, 1999
    Dir. Joe Johnston (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, The Rocketeer, The Pagemaster, Jumanji, Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo, The Wolfman, Captain America: The First Avenger, Not Safe for Work, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (co-director with Lasse Hallström)
    Written by Lewis Colick; based on book Rocket Boys by Homer Hickham (October Sky is an anagram of Rocket Boys)
    Music by Mark Isham (Point Break, A River Runs Through It, Of Mice and Men, Blade, Varsity Blues, Miracle, Crash, Eight Below, Invincible, Once Upon a Time (TV series), Warrior, The Conjuring, 42, Togo, Bill & Ted Face the Music)
    Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern, Chris Cooper, Chris Owen, William Lee Scott, Chad Lindberg, Natalie Canerday


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    Gabriel Green

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    Special Guest: Gabriel Green.

    • 59 min
    Episode 85: La La Land

    Episode 85: La La Land

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


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    Show Notes


     



    Chad’s appearances on Underrated/Franchise Fatigue Podcast


     







    Underrated - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
    Underrated - John Carter
    Franchise Fatigue - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull






     



    La La Land on Apple TV



    La La Land - The Complete Musical Experience on Apple Music



    La La Land soundtrack on Apple Music


     


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    Released December 9, 2016
    Dir. Damien Chazelle (Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, Whiplash, First Man)
    Written by Chazelle
    Music by Justin Hurwitz (Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, Whiplash, First Man); Songs by Hurwitz with lyrics by Benj Pasek/Justin Paul (The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen)
    Starring Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend


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    James Hamrick

    Franchise Fatigue Podcast
    The Outer Rim | A Star Wars Group on Facebook
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    An American Workplace | A Retrospective The Office Podcast



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    Special Guest: James Hamrick.

    • 58 min
    Episode 84: West Side Story (1961)

    Episode 84: West Side Story (1961)

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


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    West Side Story on Apple TV



    West Side Story film soundtrack on Apple Music


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    Released October 18, 1961
    Dir. Robert Wise (The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Haunting, The Sound of Music, The Andromeda Strain, Star Trek: The Motion Picture) and Jerome Robbins (choreographer for Broadway productions: On the Town, The King and I, Gypsy (also director), Fiddler on the Roof (also director))
    Written by Ernest Lehman; based on stage musical by Robbins, Andrew Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim, which was in turn based on the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
    Music by Leonard Bernstein (On the Town) and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Gypsy, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods)
    Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris


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    Patrick Hicks

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    Special Guest: Patrick Hicks.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 83: John Carter

    Episode 83: John Carter

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


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    Show Notes



    Don - John Carter Deserves Better Treatment for Its Inspirational Origins
    Chad - My Adventures on Barsoom - ChadTalksMovies
    Underrated Podcast - John Carter w/ Chad
    John Carter on Apple TV
    John Carter soundtrack on Apple Music


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    Released March 9, 2012
    Dir. Andrew Stanton (A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, Finding Dory)
    Written by Stanton, Mark Andrews, Michael Chabon; based on A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Music by Michael Giacchino (Mission Impossible: III, Ratatouille, Star Trek, Cars 2, Up, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, John Carter, Star Trek into Darkness, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Inside Out, Star Trek Beyond, Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Spider-Man: Homecoming, War for the Planet of the Apes, Coco, The Incredibles 2)
    Starring Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, Dominic West, Ciarán Hinds, Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara


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    Don Shanahan

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    Every Movie Has a Lesson
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    Special Guest: Don Shanahan.

    • 1 hr 12 min

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