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

Men in Black: International – Coffee and Cinema - Men in Black: International is the fourth installment in the MIB franchise. Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Chip Hines are fresh out of the theater to give you their spoiler-free first impressions followed by a discussion that includes spoilers, including whether it's a worthy MIB sequel and which character steals the show.
Captain Marvel The Secrets of Captain Marvel - We take a deep dive into the latest Captain Marvel movie with Angela Sealana, Maria Johnson, Andrew Hermiz, and Thomas Sanjurjo, including a comparison between her and Wonder Woman, plus what problems her massive powers cause the MCU and 90s nostalgia.
LEGO Movie 2 The Secrets of The LEGO Movie 2 - It's an Australian perspective on the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, as Lindsay Sant, Caroline Knight, and Gerard Trapnell of the Catholics of Oz podcast discuss the pop cultures references and in-jokes of this sequel, whether it measures up to the original, and the themes the movie explores.
Avengers: Endgame - Coffee and Cinema Avengers: Endgame – Coffee and Cinema - Avengers: Endgame is already the biggest blockbuster ever, bringing to a close the 10-year Phase I of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Chip Hines give their spoiler-free first impressions fresh from the theater and then--after a listener warning--dive into some spoilers.
Crimes of Grindelwald The Secrets of the Crimes of Grindelwald - The 2nd of J.K. Rowlings' Potter prequel movies is the Crimes of Grindelwald. Dom Bettinelli, Lyn Francisco, and Thomas Sanjurjo return to discuss the movies' turn to the grimness; Newt's enduring likeability; the power of unbreakable vows; and more.