30something Movie Podcast

30something Movie Podcast

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

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431: ”The Most... Human” | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Sept. 21, 2022

Jim, Bones, and Spock set off on another adventure where they start off feeling old, one of them dies at the hands of an old enemy seeking revenge, and we make some reference to Peter Pan by the end of the whole thing. And h…

430: ”Omaha’s pretty far from Italy” | Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)

Sept. 14, 2022

Lorenzo is a five-year-old who is afflicted with a rare disease that will kill him in a matter of months. There is no cure. That doesn't stop his parents from diving headfirst into the medical world to try and save their son…

429: ”In Latin, JuJu starts with an I-I” | Medicine Man (1992)

Sept. 8, 2022

In the beautiful and dangerous Amazon rainforest, doctors Campbell and "Bronx" must make their choices between business and science. Sean Connery and Lorraine Bracco star in Medicine Man. Get more bonus content and support t…

Episode #428: ”You can listen, but you can’t hear” | White Men Can’t Jump (1992)

Aug. 31, 2022

Billy Hoyle is a white man who tends to stick out on the basketball courts of Los Angeles. He's also a hustler who relies on black players underestimating him. When he meets Sidney, the hustler gets hustled. Then they decide…

Episode #427: ”I did it all for the Wookiee” | Star Wars Trivia Showdown

Aug. 26, 2022

Worlds collide as the Docking Bay 77 Podcast, the Surely You Can't Be Serious Podcast, and the 30Something Movie Podcast all pit their Star Wars trivia intellect against each other. I've got a great feeling about this!

Episode #426: ”Babe-rham Lincoln” | Wayne’s World (1992)

Aug. 24, 2022

Wayne and Garth are content to party on in their basement making Wayne's World on local cable access for free. But when Benjamin offers them a contract to make it big, they jump on it. Fame and $5,000 makes them happy for th…

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