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 #365: "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers" | ZZ Top Tribute

Aug. 1, 2021

MTV turns 40 today and that's got me thinking about growing up watching all of those early music videos — in particular, that "Little Ol' Band from Texas" that was a big part of my childhood memories. With the passing of Dusty Hill this week, I thought i...

364: "There you are, Peter" | Hook (1991)

July 28, 2021

Peter Banning is a ruthless corporate pirate who never seems to have time for his kids and wishes everyone would just grow up. Little does he know, he used to be the boy who claimed he would never grow up. He'll have to remember how to fly, fight, and cr...

Episode #363: "Worth dying for" | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

July 21, 2021

Robin of Locksley has returned from the Crusades to find his father murdered and his country under the sway of the corrupt and villainous Sheriff of Nottingham. With the help of Marian, Azeem, and Little John and the Merry Men, the outlaw known as Robin ...

Episode #362: "The Lord sent me. And the Lord blows my trumpet." | The Commitments (1991)

July 14, 2021

Jimmy Rabbitte is convinced that if he can build a Soul band in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, that the crowds of working-class folks will come. Even though the band comes together and the all-white group initially struggles with the music, they have s...

Episode #361: "Quickly, Duncan! The strengths!" | King Ralph (1991)

July 8, 2021

Ralph Jones just got ousted from his Vegas show by a psychic monkey. Fortunately, the entire British royal family has just perished in spectacular fashion and he happens to be the next in line for the throne. He'll do just fine as long as he can overcome...

Episode #360: "Not the kid's fault who his father is" | Toy Soldiers (1991)

June 30, 2021

Terrorists take over a boarding school filled with the sons of elite politicians and business leaders. Little did they know, the boys don't like being told what to do. Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, and Keith Coogan star in Toy Soldiers.

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