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 #392: ”Yeah, you blend” | My Cousin Vinny (1992)

Jan. 20, 2022

Vinny has driven down with his girlfriend to help defend his cousin who was wrongfully arrested for the murder of a convenience store clerk. If he can con the court long enough, he might just get them acquitted. So what if h…

Episode #391: ”I’m gonna do what I gotta do!” | Hoffa (1992)

Jan. 12, 2022

This biopic details the rise — and mysterious disappearance — of the famous Teamster boss, Jimmy Hoffa. With the help of his right-hand man, Bobby Ciaro, he elevated the Teamsters Union to one of the most powerful and promin…

Episode #390: ”Step into my orifice” | Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

Jan. 5, 2022

We're back for another year: 1992! Riggs and Murtaugh are back again too, teaming up with Leo Getz and the new Internal Affairs officer, Lorna Cole, to take down a gun-smuggling operation run by a crooked former cop. Mel Gib…

Episode #389: ”Find Your Smile” | City Slickers (1991)

Dec. 29, 2021

Mitch is driving his wife and kids crazy, so now he's off to a supervised cattle drive with his two best friends to try and find himself. Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby, and Jack Palance star in City Slickers. Trai…

Episode #388: ”Go get your holster fixed” | Homicide (1991)

Dec. 22, 2021

Bobby Gold is a cop who's having a crisis of identity. He'll need to figure out whether his Jewish heritage or loyalty to the badge is more important. Joe Mantegna and William H. Macy star in Homicide. Trailer:

Episode #387: ”This Road Never Ends” | My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Dec. 15, 2021

Mike and Scott are aimless. Mike might love Scott, but Scott is just trying to get back at his dad. This endless road takes them all the way to Italy, but only one of them finds what he's looking for. River Phoenix and Keanu…

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