Cinema Covenant
A podcast where friends cast movies upon each other like a curse.

Calvin Hansen and Toben Shelby

Toben: Classical "nerd", reared on all the films deemed "classic" by the net-savvy collective millennial unconscious. Calvin: Artist (read: Stoner), left to fend on their own, drawn instead to body horror and Japanese animation. One picks a movie that the other one hasn't seen, and makes them watch it. They switch back and forth each episode. Repeat until the death of film.

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Parking Lot Test: Kong: Skull Island

A team of scientists and Vietnam War soldiers explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong…


*Recorded live during Space Money Octagon’s 23 hour game and podcast stream*
The SMO crew and friends discuss whether the latest take on King Kong delivers on big creature battles.



  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising (via Kong: Skull Island Trailer)

Cinema Covenant Episode 100: Citizen Kane (1941), The Goonies (1985), and Twilight (2008)

The classic story of power and the press. The secret caves. The old lighthouse. The lost map. The treacherous traps. The hidden treasure. When you can live forever what do you live for?

This Episode: Citizen Kane (1941), The Goonies (1985), and Twilight (2008)
Next Episode: The Fly (1986)



  • Tatsuhiko Asano – Midnight Movies

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