30something Movie Podcast

30something Movie Podcast

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

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February 01, 2023

454: ”Everybody Works on Wednesday” | Dave (1993)

If you're too busy to be everywhere at once, clones might be the way to go. However, if it's not 1996 and you're not Michael Keaton, that's still 3 years away. If you're Kevin Kline and the president, you might have to settle for an exact look-alike ...

January 25, 2023

453: ”Be like water” | Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

A must-see film for martial arts and Bruce Lee fans alike, this biographical drama tells the story of the legendary martial artist and actor. And don't worry, this one won't be over in sixty seconds. Jason Scott Lee, Lauren Holly, and Robert Wagner s...

January 18, 2023

452: ”There Be Whales Here!” | Free Willy (1993)

Get ready to dive deep into the world of Free Willy on this week's episode. Can a troubled whale and a troubled foster kid help each other out? Yes. The answer is yes. It's a kid's movie, so nothing terrible will happen. Starring Keiko, Jason James R...

January 11, 2023

451: ”I’m gonna scare the pants off America” | Matinee (1993)

Join us for a rollicking good time as we delve into the zany world of Joe Dante's cult classic: Matinee! Join us in the fallout shelter as we deconstruct the film's off-the-wall plot, bizarre characters, and over-the-top special effects. But beware, ...

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454: "Dave" (May 7, 1993)

Dave is a charming and delightful film that tells the story of a regular guy who is brought in to impersonate the President of the United States. Directe…

453: "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" (May 7, 1993)

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story is a powerful and emotional depiction of martial arts legend Bruce Lee's life and legacy. Rob Cohen's film, starring Jason Sc…

452: "Free Willy" (July 16, 1993)

Free Willy is a feel-good family movie about a boy named Jesse and his friendship with a captive Orca whale named Willy. Directed by Simon Wincer, the mo…

About the Hosts

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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