30something Movie Podcast

30something Movie Podcast

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

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The Evil Dead (1981): Patreon Exclusive Preview

Oct. 15, 2021

On October 15, 1981, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell released an innovative new horror film that would shock audiences and set the stage for so many horror-comedies that would come after. We would also be introduced to a new ki…

Episode #376: ”Every town has an Elm Street!” | Freddy‘s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

Oct. 14, 2021

The franchise might have been slowly dying over the last few movies, but this time it might just get the mercy killing it deserves. But hey, you get to watch Freddy play video games and a gratuitous cameo by Tom Arnold and R…

Episode #375: ”Have the lambs stopped screaming?” | Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Oct. 6, 2021

Good evening, listeners. Agent in training, Clarice Starling, is thrust into the middle of the Buffalo Bill serial killer case because she might just get some information out of another notorious killer — Hannibal "The Canni…

Episode #374: ”Tale As Old As Time” | Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Sept. 29, 2021

Belle wants more than this provincial life... and would really love it if Gaston would back off a little bit. When her father is taken prisoner by the Beast in an enchanted castle, she must sacrifice her own freedom for her …

Episode #373: ”Everything I want is in this room” | Frankie & Johnny (1991)

Sept. 22, 2021

Frankie is a waitress in a New York City diner. Johnny is an ex-con looking for a second chance, love, and human connection. Frankie isn't looking for any of that, but Johnny might just change her mind. Michelle Pfeiffer and…

Episode #372: ”Rock, Paper, Scissors... and MURDER!!” | Dead Again (1991)

Sept. 15, 2021

Roman and Margaret are deeply in love. Mike and Grace just met and she doesn't even know who she is. Their problem? They're all the same people separated by decades, reincarnation, and MURDER. Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson,…

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