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SCR032: The Secrets of Bohemian Rhapsody

12/13/2018
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Bohemian Rhapsody, the movie about 70s supergroup Queen, unexpectedly became one of the biggest movies of 2018. Angela Sealana, Joanne Mercier, and Steve Nelson discuss the film from the perspectives of Queen fans and music lovers and dig into the hidden layers and deeper meanings found within. The post SCR032: The Secrets of Bohemian Rhapsody appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:03:22

SCR031: The Secrets of Ant-Man and the Wasp

11/29/2018
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This summer's Marvel antidote to the grim ending of Avengers: Infinity War was the fun and light Ant-Man and the Wasp. Dom Bettinelli, Trent Horn, and Andrew Hermiz discuss what makes this movie such a fun and exciting romp, but also why it might hold the key to the upcoming Avengers 4. The post SCR031: The Secrets of Ant-Man and the Wasp appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:04:29

SCR030: The Secrets of SEAL Team

11/15/2018
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SEAL Team is more than a shoot-em-'up military procedural. Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Chip Hines discuss the moral and dramatic dimensions in this patriotic, gritty military show that deals not only with war and violence, but also the personal and family challenges faced by the characters. The post SCR030: The Secrets of SEAL Team appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:53:03

SCR029: The Secrets of Firefly

11/8/2018
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At listener request, we're talking about the cult classic TV show, Firefly. Dom Bettinelli, Mac Barron, Shelly Kelly, and Maria Johnson discuss what makes this space western so compelling and why it has endured despite its way-too-short single season. Browncoats unite! The post SCR029: The Secrets of Firefly appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:10:45

SCR028: Secrets of New Fall 2018 TV Shows

11/1/2018
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What new network TV shows are we watching this fall that you might be interested in? Dom Bettinelli, Lisa Hendey, and Joanne Mercier look at a bunch of new shows, including God Friended Me, FBI, A Million Little Things, Manifest, and The Rookie, and give their take on whether they're worth your time. The post SCR028: Secrets of New Fall 2018 TV Shows appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:01:41

SCR027: The Secrets of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon

10/18/2018
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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan has been cast and re-cast in movies since the 1980s and Amazon is trying again with a new series. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Chip Hines, and Fr. Cory Sticha look at the series, discuss the morality at the heart of the Jack Ryan character, and decide whether this new series lives up to Tom Clancy's vision. The post SCR027: The Secrets of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:01:45

SCR026: The Secrets of The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2

10/11/2018
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After the success of the first movie, Jurassic Park 2 took a darker turn while Ian Malcom becomes the hero of the dinosaur island and San Diego hosts a T Rex. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Michael Goessett, and Thomas Sanjurjo continue their discussion of the Jurassic movies with the Lost World. The post SCR026: The Secrets of The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2 appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:56:09

SCR025: The Secrets of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

10/4/2018
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Is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them the best movie in the Harry Potter cinematic universe? Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Lyn Francisco discuss the 2016 movie, how it relates to the Potterverse as a whole, and why magical justice is so cruel. The post SCR025: The Secrets of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:55:48

SCR024: The Secrets of Jurassic Park

9/13/2018
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Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Fr. Michael Gossett go back to the classic Steven Spielberg movie, Jurassic Park, to see what holds up after 25 years, what has aged, and how the movie is at root a Frankenstein story with the mad scientist replaced by an idealistic grandpa. The post SCR024: The Secrets of Jurassic Park appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:49:16

SCR023: The Secrets of The Incredibles 2

9/5/2018
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Dom Bettinelli, Maria Johnson, and Lisa Hendey discuss the Pixar movie The Incredibles 2, including whether the true superpower in the Parr family is their ability come together as a team, how Bob and Helen come to appreciate each other's roles, and how Jack Jack steals the show again. The post SCR023: The Secrets of The Incredibles 2 appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:49:27

SCR022: The Secrets of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

8/30/2018
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Dom Bettinelli, Shelly Kelly, and Fr. Cory Sticha continue their discussion of the Indiana Jones movies with 1984's Temple of Doom, including why this movie was so much darker and violent, how fan assessment has changed over the years, and the very best thing about the movie. The post SCR022: The Secrets of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:59:42

SCR021: The Secrets of Black Panther

8/16/2018
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Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Fr. Michael Gossett discuss Black Panther, the Marvel movie that was an unexpected blockbuster, looking at the hidden layers and deeper meanings in a movie about identity and our obligations to those around us. The post SCR021: The Secrets of Black Panther appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:53:57

SCR020: The Secrets of Disney Pixar’s Coco

8/8/2018
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The story in recent Pixar animated movie Coco revolved around the Mexican celebration of the Days of the Dead/Dia de Muertos. Dom Bettinelli, Deborah Schaben, and Angela Sealana discuss the Mexican and Catholic cultural traditions that informed the movie from both insider and outsider perspectives, as well as the deeper layers and meanings in the music and even the names. The post SCR020: The Secrets of Disney Pixar’s Coco appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:09:56

SCR019: The Secrets of The Expanse, Seasons 1-3

8/2/2018
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Dom Bettinelli, Steve Nelson, and Fr. Michael Gossett discuss the first three seasons of The Expanse (and the book series it's based on), especially the moral choices faced by the characters, the complex societies that it showcases, and how religion shows up in surprising ways. The post SCR019: The Secrets of The Expanse, Seasons 1-3 appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:05:43

SCR018: The Secrets of Ready Player One

7/13/2018
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Dom Bettinelli, Lisa Hendey, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Sarah Vabulas dive into the world of Ready Player One, one of the biggest novels of the last 10 years and an epic Stephen Spielberg film to discuss the deeper layers and hidden meanings, including the origins of some of the '80s pop culture references and the film's message warning against getting lost in virtual worlds and forgetting what's real. They then apply those lessons to many of the pitfalls we face today in online gaming and social...

Duration:01:10:22

SCR017: Secrets of Avengers: Infinity War

7/3/2018
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Dom Bettinelli, Luis Escobar, and Lisa Hendey dig into the deeper layers and hidden meanings in Avengers: Infinity War, including the underlying message of the value of a single life and that you can't weigh one life against billions of others. Plus, who has the real agency in IW and theories about the sequel. The post SCR017: Secrets of Avengers: Infinity War appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:05:48

SCR016: Secrets of Solo A Star Wars Story

6/14/2018
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From a casual fan of the movies to a hardcore geek who absorbs all related media, our panel of Dom Bettinelli, Shelly Kelly, and Steve Nelson look at the deeper layers of Solo: A Star Wars Story, ponder what made so many stay away, and conclude that it's a very good movie that more people should see. The post SCR016: Secrets of Solo A Star Wars Story appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:48:33

SCR015: Secrets of Raiders of the Lost Ark

6/1/2018
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Our panel of Dom Bettinelli, Mac Barron, Shelly Kelley, and Fr. Cory Sticha digs deep into one of the most beloved movies ever, looking for the hidden layers and meanings, including the real story of how the Ark of the Covenant was lost (and maybe found?), how Indy held his breath for so long, and why there are apples everywhere. The post SCR015: Secrets of Raiders of the Lost Ark appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:23:44

SCR014: The Secrets of Netflix’s Lost in Space

5/2/2018
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A classic tale of a castaway family set in space, relying on each other to face the unknown. Dom Bettinelli, Lisa Hendey, and Cy Kellett discuss the deeper layers and meanings of Netflix's Lost in Space, including its connection to the 1960s original and to Swiss Family Robinson, whether the portrayal of marriage and family life is realistic, and what they think of the new Dr. Smith and the Robot. The post SCR014: The Secrets of Netflix’s Lost in Space appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:57:34

SCR013: The Secrets of The Good Place, Season 2

4/18/2018
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Join Jimmy Akin, Mac Barron, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha for the second part of their discussion of The Good Place, a groundbreaking network sitcom that cleverly and comedically deals with life, death, the afterlife and philosophy. This episode contains spoilers for the Season 1 finale and Season 2. If you haven't watched The Good Place, then we encourage you to listen to the previous episode first and wait on this episode until you've seen the first season finale. If you have...

Duration:00:44:48