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

The Secrets of Master and Commander - What makes this 2003 Oscar-winner such a good movie? Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini discuss the story's uncomplicated approach to this tale of the Age of Sail that doesn't impose modern sensibilities and that showcases the heroic virtues, but also the moral failings of these men of the sea.
The Secrets of Christmas TV Specials - Christmas TV specials include animated stories, variety shows, and Christmas episodes of regular shows, and Dom, Joanne, Mike, and Thomas discuss their favorites, including both the well-known and obscure and have a lot of Christmas joy while doing it.
The Secrets of Die Hard - Die Hard is a Christmas movie! Dom Bettinelli, Mike Denz, Thomas Sanjurjo, and David Handlos settle that question quick and then discuss how this was also the birth of the modern comedy action movie featuring a tough but brekable action hero.
The Secrets of Dune (2021) - At last, the new Dune movie is out and Thomas Sanjurjo and Jack Baruzzini are here to discuss it, including how it measures up to previous screen adaptations, their favorite moments and themes, and what they expect in the future.
The Secrets of Marvel’s What If? - The possibilities are endless, as Andrew Hermiz and Mike Denz consider the Marvel series What If?, including what its wider ramifications for the rest of the MCU will be, plus their own "what if?" scenarios that they'd like to see.