112 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

    • Film Reviews
    • 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 97: Amadeus

    Episode 97: Amadeus

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


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    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


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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.


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    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


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    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)



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    • 51 min
    Episode 95: Contact

    Episode 95: Contact

    In Episode 95 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Michael Harle talk about one of their favorite movies, Contact!


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


    Show Notes



    Contact on Apple TV



    Contact soundtrack on Apple Music


    Stats



    Released July 11, 1997
    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 James V. Hart and Michael Goldenberg; based on 1985 novel Contact by Carl Sagan
    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 Jodie Foster, Jena Malone, Matthew McConaughey, David Morse, Tom Skerritt, James Woods, John Hurt, Will Fichtner, Angela Bassett, Jake Busey


    Contact



    Michael Harle

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    Alohomora! (Harry Potter podcast)



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    Special Guest: Michael Harle.
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    • 2 hr 7 min
    Episode 94: Starship Troopers

    Episode 94: Starship Troopers

    In Episode 94 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Josh Crabb talk about one of their favorite movies, Starship Troopers!


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    Show Notes


     



    Starship Troopers on Apple TV



    Starship Troopers soundtrack playlist on YouTube


     


    Stats



    Released November 7, 1997
    Dir. Paul Verhoeven (RoboCop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Showgirls, Hollow Man)
    Written by Edward Neumeier; based on book Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
    Music by Basil Poledouris (Conan the Barbarian, Conan the Destroyer, Red Dawn, RoboCop, The Hunt for Red October, White Fang, Free Willy, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, Les Miserables (1998))
    Starring Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Muldoon, Michael Ironside


    Contact



    Josh Crabb

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 93: The Terminator

    Episode 93: The Terminator

    In Episode 93 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and TJ Draper talk about one of their favorite movies, The Terminator!


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    Show Notes



    Article referenced from ASC Mag w/ the movie's cinematographer
    Blockbuster podcast - Season 2 about James Cameron
    The Terminator on Apple TV
    The Terminator soundtrack on Apple Music


    Stats



    Released October 26, 1984
    Dir. James Cameron (Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, Ghosts of the Abyss, Aliens of the Deep, Avatar)
    Written by Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd
    Music by Brad Fiedel (Fright Night, The Big Easy, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, Johnny Mnemonic)
    Starring Arnold Schwartzeneggar, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield


    Contact



    TJ Draper

    Twitter (@tjdraperpro)
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    • 55 min
    Episode 92: Inside Out

    Episode 92: Inside Out

    In Episode 92 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Katie Rhoden talk about one of their favorite movies, Inside Out!


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    Show Notes


     



    Inside Out on Apple TV



    Inside Out soundtrack on Apple Music


     


    Stats



    Released June 19, 2015
    Dir. Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up, Soul)
    Written by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; story by Docter and Ronnie del Carmen
    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, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Jojo Rabbit, The Batman)
    Starring Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Lewis Black, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Kaitlyn Dias, Kyle Maclachlan, Diane Lane


    Contact



    Katie Rhoden

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    Special Guest: Katie Rhoden.
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    • 50 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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