Cinematic Doctrine

Cinematic Doctrine

A mature, millennial-infused film/tv discussion podcast from Melvin & Dan. 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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December 28, 2021 73 min

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!

2021 is over! Well, almost! Tune into this last episode of Cinematic Doctrine for 2021 with the last Patreon Pick of the year! Patreon Supporters didn't disappoint with their votes, and we're happy to discuss the Summer Blockbuster Free Guy

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    MOVIE DISCUSSION: 

    2021's most anticipated feature has finally released, and it's destroying the box office! Critic ratings are through the roof, and audiences are exploding with joy! Melvin and Daniel briefly share their non-spoiler thoughts on No Way Home before expanding heavily with everything that comes with the Spider-Man territory!

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  • Melvin and Daniel answer three non-spoiler based questions to qualify their ex...
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    LET'S TALK: 
     
    This is probably our most important episode, ever. From the start, Daniel shares some concern about how we don't always jump into more Christian topics, but Melvin is quick to calm his nerves about how he views the podcast as a whole. Following this, the two discuss a series of deeply important topics regarding Christ-like freedom, engaging culture with patience and maturity, and the complexity of artistic co...

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    December 7, 2021 65 min

    LET'S TALK: 

    With two weeks left before the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans have countless questions they're waiting to see answered. Will the Webb Duology finally see closure in No Way Home? Is Tobey Maguire returning as Spider-Man full time? Will Paul Giamatti be the Rhino we've always wanted? What will happen to Tom Holland? There's so much anticipation! But, before we can dive into No Way Home, we need ...

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    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!

    A few days after recording for Dear Evan Hansen, Daniel felt compelled to expand upon certain topics we discussed. As such, here's Cinematic Doctrine's third and final installment of their Dear Evan Hansen series. Considering the complex subject matter o...

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    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 part 2 of their Dear Evan Hansen discussion, Melvin & Dan figure out where Dear Evan Hansen went wrong, Daniel loses his mind, and they share conflicting perspectives on the film overall.

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  • Discussing the incomplete, inconsequential ending to Dear Ev...
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    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!

    Dear Evan Hansen
    is our most expensive episode. Coming in at a whopping $35 for rentals, as well as 2.5 hours' worth of content, we truly have spent far too much on this episode. But it's all worth it for our Patreon Supporters! We love you all, and tha...

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    November 23, 2021 85 min

    LET'S TALK:

    In preparation for what they've jokingly referred to as Spider-Man: Endgame, Melvin and Dan take a moment to reflect on the Sam Raimi trilogy that started the theatrical Spider-Man craze! Join the two of them as they dive deep into these amazing films, what makes them hold up so well after all these years, and how Spider-Man 3 really isn't as bad as we all sort of think it was.

    Note: We do NOT discuss leaks f...

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    MOVIE DISCUSSION:

    It's never too late to talk about good movies, and both Daniel and Melvin are finally ready to get philosophical and heady with Dennis Villeneuve's latest feature!

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  • Introducing Dune.
  • Dune is a science-fiction fan's science-fiction.
  • Villeneuve captures the awestruck nature of mindfulness, how simply existing and observing the world cultivates a healthy and comfortable smallness.
  • Dune doesn't requ...
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    November 10, 2021 99 min

    MOVIE DISCUSSION:

    No time wasted. An earthquake in the MCU has taken place: a rotten score! It's sort of all anyone is talking about, and Melvin & Dan take their turns sharing complaints, frustrations and irritations (a la that 2+ hour runtime). Even so, tune in and hear their thoughts through this wildly strange addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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  • Trying to explain what Eternals is about.
  • Immediate plot i...
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    LET'S TALK: 

    Daniel hasn't watched Dune yet because Melvin told him his first time seeing Dune shouldn't be through HBOmax, so look forward to a Dune discussion episode in the future. They also talk about that movie Daniel recommended a few episodes ago, There's Someone Inside Your House, and if the Zoomers in his youth group would understand the movie since it's definitely a Zoomer-centric flick (while also tal...

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    October 29, 2021 105 min

    MOVIE DISCUSSION:   

    Happy Halloween! In this extra episode of the podcast, Melvin & Dan discuss the latest entry in the Halloween franchise! If you've been a part of the online discussion, or at least aware of how people feel about Halloween Kills, then you're in for a treat! Daniel didn't like Halloween Kills, but Melvin did! Thus begins some great Halloween banter!

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  • Melvin really wants to talk about Hallowe...
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    PATREON TV-SHOW DISCUSSION:

    This TV-show was selected by our Patreon Supporters over at the Cinematic Doctrine Patreon. Support as little as $3 a month and have your voice heard!

    Melvin & Daniel talk about the animated modern cult-classic Over the Garden Wall, a story about two brothers who get lost in the woods.

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  • Daniel not only looked forward to discussing Over the Garden Wall, he remembers eagerly watching the show when...
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    Daniel was tasked with finding a not-so-scary horror movie to watch with friends. So, he ventured into the Netflix unknown to watch Nightbooks. Surprised by it's balance between family-friendly and outright-scary sequences, Daniel couldn't help but jump behind a microphone and share his thoughts on this wildly strange kids horror flick. Then, Melvin talks about other kid/teen horror flicks that are fun for ...

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    MOVIE DISCUSSION: 

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    Chris Staron of Truce Podcast joins Melvin to talk Ernest Scared Stupid, the movie Melvin kept talking about during their last episode together, Ernest Saves Christmas
     
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  • Chris Staron tells us about Truce Podcast, his award-winning Christian show about how the Christian church has gotten where it is, and how it can do better. 
  • Melvin relives some library/Blockbuster nostalgia with rewatchi...
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    TV-SHOW DISCUSSION:

    Melvin & Dan discuss yet another Marvel property, because I guess that's what the Film & TV industry is now.

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  • The comic history behind What If...? 
  • How the animation, and that first episode, are kinda terrible. 
  • How What If...? permits more risk with Marvel characters and concepts, especially with episode 3 onward. 
  • Melvin loves the trope of a character who observes but cannot interact (or, shoul...
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    MOVIE DISCUSSION: 

    Melvin & Dan waste no time with banter and jump right into discussing Sony's latest Marvel feature, Venom: Let There Be Carnage!

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  • Daniel reviews the new Venom track by Eminem. 
  • Melvin suspects Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be the worst movie the two of them discuss on the podcast.
  • Both Melvin & Dan each had a moment while watching Venom: Let There Be Carnage where they covered their faces with ...
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    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 wholesome Halloween episode of the Cinematic Doctrine podcast, Melvin & Dan talk about one of Laika's several family-friendly horror-animated features, ParaNorman

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  • Daniel gets into a car accident, and contemplates how several of his p...
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    MOVIE DISCUSSION:

    Malignant's been the talk of the town lately, and Melvin & Dan couldn't wait to finally jump on this crazy new horror flick from acclaimed director James Wan! Tune into this laughter-filled episode where the two discuss one of the wildest movies they've covered for Cinematic Doctrine! However, tread carefully with this episode! Both of us recommend checking the movie out (if fun violent horror-myst...

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    MOVIE DISCUSSION:

    Melvin & Dan discuss the latest entry in the Candyman franchise, a series whose first film is far more artful than its horror-icon counterparts. Candyman (2021) continues its original's themes of uniquely racial struggles and readopts them for the modern age in a thoroughly complex manner, covering topics as wide as gentrification, art exploitation, Black self-exploitation, and a continued theme of cultura...

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