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Cinematic Doctrine

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Cinematic Doctrine is a mature, millennial-infused film/tv discussion podcast from Melvin Benson that features Movie Discussions (conversational episodes about specific movies), Party Pleasers (movies fully-summarized from start to finish to discern if its a 'Party Pleaser' or 'Party Pooper'), and Let's Talks (prepared film-or-Christian related topical episodes). Influenced by Acts 17 and Romans 2:4. Podcast Magazine says Cinematic Doctrine "uses the shared value of human life as a springboard into deeper conversations". // CinematicDoctrine.com

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United States

Description:

Cinematic Doctrine is a mature, millennial-infused film/tv discussion podcast from Melvin Benson that features Movie Discussions (conversational episodes about specific movies), Party Pleasers (movies fully-summarized from start to finish to discern if its a 'Party Pleaser' or 'Party Pooper'), and Let's Talks (prepared film-or-Christian related topical episodes). Influenced by Acts 17 and Romans 2:4. Podcast Magazine says Cinematic Doctrine "uses the shared value of human life as a springboard into deeper conversations". // CinematicDoctrine.com

Language:

English


Episodes

The Menu - TylerBanarkReviewsMovies is Seated for Two

2/20/2024
MOVIE DISCUSSION: @TylerBanarkReviewsMovies Tyler Banark from @TylerBanarkReviewsMovies joins Melvin to discuss one of his favorite films of 2022, The Menu! Combining culinary arts with cultish antics, this horrific thriller showcases excellent performances, delicious food, and class-warfare all in a tight 107-minutes! And there's a whole lot more where that came from! Tune in now! Topics: (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)(PATREON EXCLUSIVE)The League of CinephilesThe MenuThe MenuThe MenuRecommendations: Alice Doesn't Live Here AnymoreLittle ManhattanYour Name.High and LowWingsIncantation Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:01:10:05

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief - The Death Knell of YA Adaptions

2/13/2024
PARTY PLEASER: Shirleon joins Melvin in summarizing Chris Columbus' return to the YA genre, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief! From an ill-defined protagonist to it's swiftly resolved mile-a-minute narrative hurdles, this late-stage entry into the world of YA-movie adaptions tries its darndest to make it out alive. Will Shirleon and Melvin find something to appreciate in the end? Tune in to find out! Topics: (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)(PATREON EXCLUSIVE)positivenotRecommendations: Cuckool Microwavable Heating PadThe Unknown Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:01:29:16

The Royal Tenenbaums - The Godfather for Liberal Art Students

2/6/2024
MOVIE DISCUSSION: Kathryn joins Melvin in discussing one of Wes Anderson's most celebrated films, The Royal Tenenbaums. The two enjoy discussing it's silly-yet-serious family drama, the effects of negligent parenting, and the absurdity of that scene involving a pop-song and a bathroom mirror. But most of all, the two enjoy discussing the idea that it's never too late to do the right thing. Topics: (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)Asteroid City(PATREON EXCLUSIVE)thatRecommendations: External 4K Blu-ray Player Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:01:04:21

On Golden Pond - Nostalgia, Perception, and Old Age

1/30/2024
PATREON MOVIE DISCUSSION: This movie was selected by our Patreon Supporters over at the Cinematic Doctrine Patreon. Support as little as $3 a month and have your voice heard! Shirleon joins Melvin in discussing this month's Patron-Pick, On Golden Pond! This Oscar-winning feature stars Katherine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Jane Fonda in a complex-yet-comedic tale of old-age, generational trauma, and the endurance of love. Tune in to hear the two discuss all manner of topics from this deceptively deep story! Topics: (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)(PATREON EXCLUSIVE)On Golden PondOn Golden PondOn Golden PondRecommendations: God of WarWas it Good? - God of War (2005)Possum Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:01:15:57

Death Note (2017) - Criminally Westernized

12/26/2023
PATREON PARTY PLEASER: This movie was selected by our Patreon Supporters over at the Cinematic Doctrine Patreon. Support as little as $3 a month and have your voice heard! Shirleon joins Melvin in summarizing one of the single most hated western adaptions of an anime to date: Death Note from Adam Wingard! From sporadic over-the-top violence to an extremely emotional protagonist, Death Note was a Hollywood picture a long-time coming, and while it's soured as a classic example of Netflix' early foibles, we're ready to find out what it is that really separates Death Note from it's anime counterpart. Topics: (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)(PATREON EXCLUSIVE)Death Note (2017)The RingRinguDeath Note (2017)Death Note (2006)Recommendations: reMarkable: The Paper TabletA Bundle Full of CatsSubnautica Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:01:29:45

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954) - Wow, It's Just Like 1984

12/19/2023
MOVIE DISCUSSION: Kathryn joins Melvin in discussing an early English adaption of George Orwell's ground-breaking, genre-defining, and highly-influential novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. In this semi-live BBC rendition, one whose controversy is as historic as it is ironic, Kathryn and Melvin discuss not only the impact of this adaption but also the debilitating hopelessness and powerful insight that only Nineteen Eighty-Four can offer. Topics: (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)(PATREON EXCLUSIVE)Nineteen Eighty-FourNineteen Eighty-FourNineteen Eighty-FourNineteen Eighty-Four Nineteen Eighty-FourRecommendations: Slapstick, or Lonesome No More!Papers, Please Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:01:08:03

Eraserhead - About Maturing, Sex, and Philadelphia

12/12/2023
MOVIE DISCUSSION: Melvin's wife Kathryn joins him for an episode discussing Eraserhead, David Lynch's off-beat absurdist film featuring cinema's favorite lil' baby! From encroaching industrialization to a wealth of understated humor, Eraserhead includes an extreme degree of themes and metaphors, and the two explore it all in this engaging and educational episode! Topics: (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)(PATREON EXCLUSIVE)EraserheadEraserheadEraserheadEraserheadRecommendations: Cade: The Tortured CrossingIron Lung Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:01:05:00

Five Nights at Freddy's - The Reformed Gamers Survives All Five Nights

12/5/2023
PARTY PLEASER: thereformedgamers.com Logan Sharp of The Reformed Gamers Podcast joins Melvin in summarizing the biggest horror hit of the year, Five Nights at Freddy's! Despite failing to reach critics, Five Nights at Freddy's has decimated various box-office records, and the two talk about the video game franchise, it's oddly melancholic tone, and the extreme charisma of the Core Four themselves. Topics: (FREE PATREON EXCLUSIVE)(FREE PATREON EXCLUSIVE)Recommendations: The Reformed GamersRoboCop Devour--> Popcorn Theology's "Five Nights at Freddy's" Episode (w/ Melvin!) <-- Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:01:36:13

Good Burger - 90s Throwback Time

11/28/2023
PATREON PARTY PLEASER: This movie was selected by our Patreon Supporters over at the Cinematic Doctrine Patreon. Support as little as $3 a month and have your voice heard! Shirleon joins Melvin in summarizing the late-90s Kenan & Kel hit, Good Burger! From it's absurd burger-flippin' hijinks to Ed's silly antics, the two discuss the positives from the 90s aesthetic, the loss of entertainment complexes, and borger! Topics: (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)Good BurgerGood BurgerRecommendations: LokiMalum Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:01:17:04

The Quibi Quandary Part 3: Lost Media in Real Time

11/21/2023
LET'S TALK: Melvin watched 10 shows on Quibi before its eventual (and predictable) collapse. First things first, Melvin asks Daniel what he thinks a show is about based on its marketing. Then, Melvin describes what it actually is. Afterward, Daniel curiously wonders, "How does this show being on Quibi improve the watching experience?". Throughout all of this, Melvin & Dan try to understand Quibi's failure to solidify its target demographic, and further complain about how Quibi never utilizes it's flip-screen feature for any interesting or creative reasons... until it does? By the end, Melvin & Daniel movie through a post-mortem of Quibi and discuss shows Melvin missed, what it's like to see media lost in real time, and whether or not Daniel feels the FOMO. Shows mentioned in this episode: Home Movie: The Princess BrideThe FugitiveMost Dangerous GameThe StrangerWireless Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:01:24:55

The Quibi Quandary Part 2: Melvin & Dan Explore the Quibi-Verse

11/14/2023
LET'S TALK: Melvin watched 10 shows on Quibi before its eventual (and predictable) collapse. First things first, Melvin asks Daniel what he thinks a show is about based on its marketing. Then, Melvin describes what it actually is. Afterward, Daniel curiously wonders, "How does this show being on Quibi improve the watching experience?". Throughout all of this, Melvin & Dan explore the grand what-ifs of Quibi like interactive shows, a social media for film a la Letterboxd, and so much more. As such, the Quibi-venture continues! Shows mentioned in this episode: 50 States of FrightThe Golden ArmBall of TwineScared Stiff#FreeRayshawn Agua Donkeys Flipped Run This City Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:00:57:51

The Quibi Quandary Part 1: How it Came Before it Went

11/7/2023
LET'S TALK: Melvin guides Daniel through his Quibi-venture, an exploration of that weird, less-than-one-year-old mobile-only streaming service that came and went in 2020. From it's lead cheerleaders of Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, to how Quibi convinced nearly every production company in Hollywood to invest over $1.75 Billion, as well as those obscenely confusing and downright worthless advertising spots during the Superbowl, Melvin covers everything he can about Quibi's unfulfilled snake-oil promises alongside it's disappointingly awkward service, and ultimately it's quiet, unnoticed downfall. Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:01:32:40

The VelociPastor - With a Pastor

10/31/2023
PATREON PARTY PLEASER: This movie was selected by our Patreon Supporters over at the Cinematic Doctrine Patreon. Support as little as $3 a month and have your voice heard! Ant Coughlin, a pastor, joins Melvin in summarizing The VelociPastor. Because, of course! The two goof and gaff about this off-beat love-letter to 80's schlock grindhouse horror, and appreciate it's comedically dense yet economically handled runtime! Topics: (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)(PATREON EXCLUSIVE)The VelociPastorThe VelociPastor The VelociPastorRecommendations: Everything Sad is Untrue (a true story)The Grudge 3 Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:00:55:26

Haunted Mansion (2015) - A Church Retreat at the Haunted Mansion (We Are Contractually Obligated to Say This Has No Correlation With The Walt Disney Corporation Or It's Affiliates and Partners)

10/24/2023
PARTY PLEASER: Melvin is joined by Shirleon yet again to discuss Haunted Mansion (2015), a movie that has literally no correlation to The Haunted Mansion or Haunted Mansion (2023)! Yes, this movie was picked solely because it shares a name with the other movies. We think that's kind of funny! But don't worry; there are more similarities between this haunted mansion and the Disney Haunted Mansion, too! Tune in to find out! Topics: (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)(PATREON EXCLUSIVE)Haunted Mansion (2015)Recommendations: A Clockwork Reader Film And TV JournalNo One Will Save You Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:01:25:37

Haunted Mansion (2023) - Secondhand Embarrassment

10/17/2023
PARTY PLEASER: Melvin's sister Shirleon joins him on a journey through Disney's latest attempt at making a Haunted Mansion movie. While summarizing Haunted Mansion (2023), the two commentate on what makes this Summer Not-buster awkwardly divisive. Topics: (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)The Haunted Mansion(PATREON EXCLUSIVE)Haunted Mansion reasonsRecommendations: Wheel of TimeTotally Killer Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:01:24:11

Tim Burton's Stop-Motion Saga (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Frankenweenie)

10/10/2023
LET'S TALK: Melanie & Melvin dive into one of the most beloved holiday musicals, The Nightmare Before Christmas, alongside two similar features Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie! What connects these films? Why, it's Tim Burton of course! Through varying degrees of involvement, each feature captures the iconography of this Hollywood titan, and the two discuss each film individually while celebrating their unique quirks and perks! (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 10-minutes of various tangential content regarding special features and stop-motion animation! (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:01:11:22

The Haunted Mansion - Ghost Cuckoldry? In my Haunted Mansion? It's More Likely Than You Think.

10/3/2023
PARTY PLEASER: Melanie & Melvin travel back to the early 2000's to summarize the family-friendly cult-classic Disney Adult horror film The Haunted Mansion! From enjoying detailed sets to the generally fun aesthetic of a haunted house, the two kick off Halloween Month with excitement and laughs! Topics: (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)(PATREON EXCLUSIVE)The Haunted MansionThe Haunted MansionThe Haunted MansionRecommendations: Casper Hubie Halloween Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:01:19:45

The Mummy (1999) - A Simpler, More Adventurous Time

9/26/2023
PATREON MOVIE DISCUSSION: This movie was selected by our Patreon Supporters over at the Cinematic Doctrine Patreon. Support as little as $3 a month and have your voice heard! In this episode, Melanie & Melvin are discussing The Mummy (1999)! Branden Frasier is back in the mix with his popular Oscar-winning performance in The Whale, but we're traveling back over two-decades to a time long ago; one of adventure, excitement, and endless sand! Topics: (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)(PATREON EXCLUSIVE)The Mummy (1999)The Mummy (1932)The Mummy (1932)The Mummy (1999)The Mummy (1999)Recommendations: Ju-On: Black GhostDoctor Sleep Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:00:58:26

Rashomon - A Trial of Lies, Sensationalism, and Humanity

9/19/2023
MOVIE DISCUSSION: Melanie & Melvin talk at length about Akira Kurosawa's worldwide phenomena, Rashomon. From it's forward-feeling filmmaking and pacing to it's gripping drama, Rashomon continues to be in conversation for it's layered entertainment and deep contemplation. And, of course, they also talk about the immensely disruptive nature of lying. Topics: (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)The Decomposition of Rotten Tomatoes(PATREON EXCLUSIVE)RashomonRashomonRashomonRashomonRashomonRashomon's Recommendations: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2023 Broadway Cast Recording) Feeders 2: Slay Bells Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:00:53:43

Good Will Hunting - Healing Masculinity

9/12/2023
MOVIE DISCUSSION: Melanie introduces Melvin to another long-standing classic drama, Good Will Hunting, and the joy had in overcoming toxic traits of the male psyche! Topics: (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)(PATREON EXCLUSIVE)Good Will HuntingGood Will HuntingBarbieGood Will HuntingProverbs 19:22Recommendations: No Need to ArgueWarning: Do Not Play Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Social Links: ThreadsWebsiteInstagram Facebook Group

Duration:00:57:43