Secrets of Movies and TV Shows

A podcast that delves into movies and TV shows, both new and classic, looking at them from a fan’s perspective and going beyond the surface to the hidden layers and deeper meanings.

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Recent Episodes

1917 - 1917 takes place on April 6 of that year, which was both Good Friday and the day the United States entered World War I. The movie follows the impossible mission of two British soldiers sent to save their comrades from a trap. In both spoiler-free and then spoiled discussions, Fr. Chip Hines and Dom Bettinelli discuss the film's amazing cinematography, it's compelling story of honor, duty, and self-sacrifice, and what war movies like this have to do with a Christian call to peace.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Coffee and Cinema - The Skywalker Saga has ended and Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Chip Hines are here to give you their first impressions, fresh out of the theater. First, some spoiler-free comments and then, after a warning, a spoiled discussion that delves into the universal themes we find here and in all of Star Wars.
Midway – Coffee and Cinema - The new film Midway is a faithful adaptation of the events leading up to and including the pivotal battle that turned the tide of World War II in the Pacific. Fr. Chip Hines and Dom Bettinelli give their first impressions in a glowing review of the accuracy of the portrayal of the heroism of the men who fought in the battle.
Hobbs & Shaw – Coffee and Cinema - Is there any redeeming value in an action "shoot 'em up"? Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Chip Hines give their spoiler-free and spoiled review of Hobbs & Shaw, a Fast & Furious spinoff, which is about what you expect, but continues the F&F theme of the importance of family.
A Special Message from StarQuest’s Dom Bettinelli - Dom Bettinelli has an urgent message to all listeners of StarQuest shows. We need your help right now. Please listen to this brief recording and then visit sqpn.com/give today. Thank you. (If you subscribe to multiple StarQuest shows, you may receive this message more than once.)