30something Movie Podcast

30something Movie Podcast

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

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March 22, 2023

461: ”Not economically viable” | Falling Down (1993)

Falling Down is a 1993 drama-thriller film that follows a disgruntled and unhinged man named William "D-Fens" Foster (played by Michael Douglas) as he goes on a violent rampage across Los Angeles. In other words, it's basically a day in the life of a...

March 15, 2023

460: ”It ain’t white boy day” | True Romance (1993)

In a world where passion and danger collide, a young couple named Clarence and Alabama find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of crime and chaos. With a suitcase full of drugs and a heart full of love, they embark on a wild journey to escape the cl...

March 08, 2023

459: ”That’s Right, Woodchuck-Chuckers” | Groundhog Day (1993)

Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy-comedy film directed by Harold Ramis. The movie follows the story of Phil Connors, a TV weatherman played by Bill Murray, who finds himself trapped in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over again. Al...

March 01, 2023

458: ”The Rocky Cliffs” | Cliffhanger (1993)

Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride with Cliffhanger! Starring Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, and Janine Turner, this action-packed blockbuster follows a group of mountain climbers who must battle the elements and a grou...

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457: "Carlito's Way" (January 1, 1993)

Carlito's Way is a gripping crime drama that showcases the talents of some of Hollywood's most accomplished actors. Directed by Brian De Palma, the film …

456: "Benny & Joon" (April 16, 1993)

Benny & Joon tells the story of two siblings, Benny and Joon, and their unique bond. Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Aidan Quinn play the mai…

455: "Searching for Bobby Fischer" (August 11, 1993)

In 1993, Steven Zaillian directed the film Searching for Bobby Fischer, a captivating and inspiring drama about a young chess prodigy named Josh Waitzkin…

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John Reid


School district tech director by day, movie podcaster by night, and dad/husband always — John’s love of movies began at an early age watching many of his lifelong favorites with his dad. His formative movie-watching years were shaped by The Blues Brothers, Superman II, the Star Wars trilogy, the Muppets, and Amadeus… among many others. John leans toward Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis, Sam Raimi, and Richard Donner as favorite directors. His ears perk up when you play any score by James Horner, John Williams, and Alan Silvestri.

Patrick Cantagallo


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

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


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.

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


Dennis Matuch