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

Coffee and Comics: The DC Universe - Comics, movies, & TV have essentially merged & in this new series, Thomas Salerno, David Handlos, Patrick Mason & Andrew Hermiz will discuss how that intersection has affected both print & broadcast media & the themes they highlight, starting with the DC Universe.
The Secrets of the Natural - The Natural is among the great baseball movies and Fr. Cory Sticha, Jon Koral, and David Handlos revisit its deeper themes and life lessons, including that natural talent isn't enough to succeed in life; that you have to be true to yourself and your principles so as not to lose one's way.
The Secrets of The Super Mario Bros Movie - It's a nostalgia trip for Nintendo fans, but it's also so much more. Fr. Cory Sticha, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, Thomas Salerno, and David Handlos discuss the hugely successful video game movie and how its faithfulness to the source material contributes to its success.
The Secrets of Top Gun: Maverick - The 2022 sequel to the 80s fighter pilot movie Top Gun was a surprise box office hit. Dom Bettinelli, Jason Eugea, and Cameron Kelly discuss what made it so good, its message about the importance of the human in the loop, and what it says about growing older and staying relevant.
The Secrets of Classic Quantum Leap - The original Quantum Leap series has become a TV classic so Fr. Cory Sticha, Joanne Mercier, and Shelly Kelly discuss the show's versatility through its time travel format and the moral and ethical questions it dealt with, including the importance of every human being.