30something Movie Podcast

30something Movie Podcast

A group of friends discuss movies that have reached their 30th anniversary this year.

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Episode #417: ”Be My Victim” | Candyman (1992)

June 29, 2022

While conducting research on superstitions in a housing complex on Chicago's Near North Side, grad student Helen Lyle befriends Anne-Marie McCoy. Helen learns the story of the Candyman, an urban myth who wields a hook for a …

Episode #416: ”The Story of Tron-Fabio” | Lawnmower Man (1992)

June 23, 2022

It's called Lawnmower Man, but that's about where the gardening connections end. An escaped Robo-Chimp befriends a simple man just trying to make his way in horticulture. The man who trained Robo-Chimp then decides to give h…

Episode #415: ”What could happen to an Old Fashioned?” | It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

June 19, 2022

Smiler Grogan takes a dive off a cliff in his car, where he's discovered by all the motorists he almost ran off the road. He kicks the bucket, but not before cryptically telling the assembled drivers that he's buried a fortu…

Episode #414: ”Empty Fletch” | Memoirs of An Invisible Man (1992)

June 15, 2022

Nick Halloway is an ordinary businessman who sees his life turned upside down when an experiment gone wrong renders him invisible. He's pursued by a corrupt CIA agent and aided by his new love interest... but all he really w…

Episode #413: ”Wheeze the Juice” | Encino Man (1992)

June 8, 2022

Dave is digging a pit for a pool in his backyard when he happens upon a caveman frozen in a block of ice. He soon thaws out and is very much alive. Dave, his best friend Stoney try to pass him off as a foreign exchange stude…

Episode #412: ”The Name You Know” | The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

June 1, 2022

Thomas Jefferson Johnson (con man) takes advantage of the death of congressman Jeff Johnson and runs on "the name you know" so he can win a seat in Congress and make a big score in D.C. It might be a shock to learn that Wash…

About the Hosts

John Reid

Host

What three movies would be the best to give someone an idea of your cinematic tastes?
1. Star Wars
2. Fight Club
3. Amadeus

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?
Hanging with the family... doesn't matter what or where!

What's one thing that can instantly make your day better?
Getting to go see a movie in a theater and enjoying a big tub of buttered popcorn.

Two-parter:
Superman or Batman? SUPERMAN
Tony Stark or Steve Rogers? STEVE ROGERS

What director has had the biggest impact on you?
Steven Spielberg... the sheer volume of beloved movies from my childhood that he directed make this a no-brainer.

Share a movie that you enjoy but feel like not enough people know about.
One we did earlier on in the podcast... The Name of the Rose. It's a great medieval Sherlock Holmes-style mystery with Sean Connery and Christian Slater.

Patrick Cantagallo

Co-host

What three movies best summarize your cinematic tastes?
- The Great Escape
- Jaws
- Skyfall

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?
- Early (before dawn) long run, then with the family — on, by, or in the water

What is one thing that can instantly make your day better?
- Motorcycle ride

Two-parter:
1) Superman or Batman?
- Batman

2) Tony Stark or Steve Rogers?
- Logan

What director has had the biggest impact on you?
- John Williams. (Seriously, I think any of the directors that collaborated with him.)

Share a movie that you enjoy but feel like not enough people know about:
- The World's Fastest Indian

Jeff Mazzuca

Co-host

What three movies would be the best to give someone an idea of your cinematic tastes?
** Right off the bat, I’d like to say that in keeping with tradition and lists on this podcast, I’m going to add extra “spaces”.
- Casablanca
- Jaws
- E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit
- Jurassic Park

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?
- With two little ones at home, “days off” are very difficult to come by. However, I’m always down to watch a movie or binge some TV shows.

What's one thing that can instantly make your day better?
- When my sons smile at me when they first see me.

Two-parter:
1) Superman or Batman?
- Superman

2) Tony Stark or Steve Rogers?
- Steve Rogers

What director has had the biggest impact on you?
- Steven Spielberg

Share a movie that you enjoy but feel like not enough people know about.
- Swingers (1996); dir. Doug Liman
- Noises off (1992); dir. Peter Bogdanovich
- Murder By Death (1976); dir. Robert Moore

Bo Warmbold

Co-host

Dennis Matuch

Co-host