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 The Godfather Part III - Rounding out their discussion of Coppola's trilogy, Dom Bettinelli, Andrew Hermiz, and Mike Creavey talk about why this installment doesn't measure up to the others; the Vatican conspiracy plotline and its connection to history; and the theme of redemption and contrition or lack thereof.
Father Stu – Coffee and Cinema - Coffee and Cinema returns! Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Chip Hines are back with their quick, on-the-spot review of the Mark Wahlberg movie, Father Stu, and they discuss the authenticity of the vocational journey it depicts as well as some of the more controversial aspects of the film.
The Secrets of Apollo 13 - The 1995 Tom Hanks movie highlights NASA's finest hour and Dom Bettinelli, Shelly Kelly, Joanne Mercier, and Mike Denz discuss how the movie matches up to what really happened and delve into behind-the-scenes and real-life details of the 1970 Apollo accident.
The Secrets of Classic Science Fiction - Star Wars changed everything about SciFi at the movies. Thomas Sanjurjo, David Handlos, and Dom Bettinelli look at the distinct eras and genres of science fiction movies from the 1950s to 1977 and then the non-space-opera SciFi afterward.
The Secrets of Interstellar - Christopher Nolan's 2014 film Interstellar presents a vision of a future where humanity struggles to survive. Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Mike Creavey discuss the themes of fatherhood; a materialist view of love; and the morality of fighting off extinction at all costs.