Never a Dull Movie
Hit movies from a pastoral perspective
About the show
Grexly’s resident film buffs Fr. Chip Hines and Brian Swift are here to talk about their favorite subject…the movies! They chat films, cinematic trends, and movie news while also highlighting some Catholic themes and lessons that can be gleaned from any film if you only look hard enough.
11: The Trial of the Chicago 7
November 26th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 11 mins
aaron sorkin, catholic movie review, courtroom, fr. chip hines, movies, the trial of the chicago 7
Netflix’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 brings writer/director Aaron Sorkin back to the courtroom. Fr. Chip and Brian discuss this in-depth look at one of the defining moments of the 1960s, starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, John Carroll Lynch, Frank Langella, and Michael Keaton.
10: We’re Back
November 19th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 19 mins
da 5 bloods, greyhound, hamilton, hubie halloween, onward, the invisible man
The last time Fr. Chip and Brian got to talk about movies was way back in March. The pandemic has taken an immeasurable toll on their favorite art form, but with pluck and grit and the aid of technology, the guys are back to share their love of cinema with you. That means they mostly talk about what has been available on streaming platforms. Thanks for sticking with us!
9: Mixed Bag
March 12th, 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 5 mins
coronavirus, smoking, spencer confidential, spencer for hire, the outsider, the stand
Sometimes Fr. Chip and Brian want to talk but don't have anything specific to talk about. That’s how you get an episode like this! The guys discuss the effect of the Coronavirus on the movies, smoking, Spencer for Hire, Spencer Confidential, Mark Wahlberg, and Stephen King, among other things. We hope you enjoy this conversation that bounces from topic to unrelated topic.
8: TV and Tangents
February 20th, 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 14 mins
dr. who, picard, salvador dali, the outsider, tv, who killed malcolm x
Fr. Chip and Brian discuss the TV shows they currently can’t get enough of, like Picard, The Outsider, Who Killed Malcom X, and Dr. Who. Listen in for some recommendations on shows from the recent and not-so-recent past that you should check out. Fr. Chip and Brian also go on tangents; lots and lots of tangents. From Dealey Plaza in Dallas to the Prog Rock band Rush, you wont know where this episode will take you, or why.
7: The State of the Cinema Address
February 13th, 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 6 mins
academy awards, dr. sleep, jojo rabbit, oscars
Fr. Chip and Brian take the opportunity post-Oscars to talk about the trends and ramifications that might result from the recent Academy Awards, and discuss what they might mean for the broader film world. They also take a look at some movies from 2019 that they've finally got around to watching, including JoJo Rabbit and Dr. Sleep.
6: 2020 Oscar Predictions
February 6th, 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 8 mins
academy awards, martin scorsese, oscars, parasite
Fr. Chip and Brian take their best guesses as to who will bring home some little gold guys at the Oscars this coming Sunday, February 9. Fun facts: there is no host this year, and no clear front runner! Will Martin Scorsese bring home the second Academy Award of his long career? Can South Korea’s Parasite become the first foreign language film to win Best Picture? Only time will tell, but the guys are here to let you know what they think!
5: The Laundromat and Cinematically Eating Your Vegetables
January 30th, 2020 | Season 1 | 54 mins 33 secs
draft day, glengarry glen ross, moneyball, steve jobs, the big short, traffic
Fr. Chip and Brian disagree about the Netflix movie The Laundromat starring Meryl Streep, Brian’s favorite actor Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas. They also discuss movies that teach viewers about important subjects that might be too dry to learn without the entertaining tools of the silver screen.
4: Top 20 Films of the Decade
January 23rd, 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 4 mins
academy awards, top 20 of the decade
Every 10 years or so, we get an opportunity to take a cinematic stroll through the past. In this episode Fr. Chip and Brian undertake the surprisingly difficult task of coming up with their top 20 films from 2010 to 2019. They also discuss the recent nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards.
3: Top 10 Movies of 2019
January 16th, 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 12 mins
2019 movies, cats
Fr. Chip and Brian count down the best movies of the past year. While they don't agree on much, they do have a good time reminiscing on 2019's hits. Spoiler alert: Fr. Chip’s favorite movie was Cats!
2: Joker and the Importance of Watching Difficult Movies
January 9th, 2020 | Season 1 | 57 mins 56 secs
127 hours, american history x, eyes wide shut, joker
Fr. Chip and Brian review the 2019 blockbuster Joker; the origin story of the most infamous comic book villain ever. They also talk about American History X, 127 Hours, and Eyes Wide Shut, and they discuss how watching movies with difficult subject matter can help us gain perspective on the lives and trials of others.
1: Introducing Never a Dull Movie
December 11th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 12 mins
Old CatholicTV Searchlight friends Fr. Chip Hines and Brian Swift reunite to talk about their favorite subject—the movies. They chat about Disney's purchase of Fox, "streaming wars," and check in with each other about the films they've recently seen and the ones they're looking forward to seeing in 2020.