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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The Secrets of The Patriot - The Patriot is one of the only films set in the War of Independence. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Chip Hines, and Mike Denz ask why that might be; discuss what they enjoy about the movie; discuss its historical innacuracies; and examine the themes of faith, family, loyalty, and patriotism. The Secrets of Braveheart - Braveheart launched Mel Gibson's career as a serious director; was one of the first epic, bloody battle movies; and ignited a serious push for Scottish independence. Dom Bettinelli, Mike Denz, and Andrew Hermiz discuss the Oscar winner and why it remains a classic. The Secrets of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier - The next step in the evolution of the MCU? Thomas Sanjurjo, Andrew Hermiz, and Mike Denz discuss the latest Disney+ streaming series from the Marvel Universe, including how it deals sensitively with hot button issues and what it portends for the next phase of Marvel stories. The Secrets of Zach Snyder’s Justice League - The release of the Snyder cut of Justice League was a virtually unprecedented cinema event where a director was able to completely remake his film through editing. Dom Bettinelli, Andrew Hermiz and Fr. Chip Hines discuss where the original and re-cut movies differ, what's improved, and where DCEU goes from here. The Secrets of WandaVision - WandaVision is a huge hit and Andrew Hermiz, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Mike Denz discuss why and how Wanda is a broken hero struggling to cope with grief in a way that she realizes is hurting those around her. But it is her hope in the end that ultimately satisfies.