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30something Movie Podcast

Author: John W. Reid

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A group of friends discuss movies that have reached their 30th anniversary this year.
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When Daniel Hillard loses custody of his kids, he will do anything to get them back in his life... even if that means becoming an elderly Scottish nanny. Can his alter ego, Mrs. Doubtfire, help save his relationship with his kids before it's too late? Watch the trailer:  Did you enjoy the episode? Don't forget to hit that subscribe button and join us for more retro movie discussions! Dive even deeper with bonus content and engage directly with us by supporting our show on Patreon. For additional episodes and exclusive insights, head to, and if you love what you hear, leave us a glowing review on your podcast app of choice, especially Apple Podcasts. Your support keeps this nostalgia train chugging along!
487: "Vengeance blackens the soul" | Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) In Mask of the Phantasm, the Dark Knight faces a mysterious vigilante assassinating Gotham's crime bosses. As Batman pursues this elusive figure, he confronts past traumas and a love affair that shaped his life. Links and resources: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 4K UHD Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) and the Comics Did you enjoy the episode? Don't forget to hit that subscribe button and join us for more retro movie discussions! Dive even deeper with bonus content and engage directly with us by supporting our show on Patreon. For additional episodes and exclusive insights, head to, and if you love what you hear, leave us a glowing review on your podcast app of choice, especially Apple Podcasts. Your support keeps the cinematic nostalgia alive!
In a city of secrets, Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes face a web of deception. Danger lurks at every corner -- especially when you try to say "cultural appropriation" while doing a Connery impression. When East meets West, trust no one.  Watch the trailer:  
The Addams are back, and the family is growing. With the introduction of their new sibling, Pubert, Wednesday and Pugsley both have a common enemy. But will they all recognize the real enemy in time to save Uncle Fester from a suspiciously short marriage? Watch the trailer: 
A group of friends comes back to the scene of the most memorable times of their lives at Camp Tamakwa. Although they've aged, many fall back into old friendships immediately. When they discover that their old counselor, "Unca Lou" is retiring, some of them will have to decide if they're headed home at the end of the summer, or whether they might make a fresh start. Watch the trailer: 
The steel cage match is set! The hosts of Dockingbay 77 Podcast, A Film By Podcast, the Surely You Can't Be Serious Podcast, and American Soccer Quick Kicks on YouTube all step into the ring to battle it out for the title of the best year for movies from the 1980s. Is it 1981, 1984, 1986, or 1989? Your very own host of the 30Something Movie Podcast, John Reid, moderates this knock-down, drag-out, royal rumble of a debate!
What happens when you mix the vibes of Home Alone with The Omen? You get Henry Evans, a deeply disturbed little boy who may just be the embodiment of evil. It's Kevin McAlister vs Frodo Baggins in The Good Son! Watch the trailer: 
Two young boys, Ossie and TIto — along with their magical white horse, Tir na nOg — embark on an adventure to escape poverty and rediscover their Traveller heritage. They traverse Ireland's beautiful landscapes while on the run from the law. Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Ciarán Fitzgerald, Rúaidhrí Conroy, and David Kelly star. Watch the trailer: 
Bob and Gail Jones are expecting their first child in a few months. The only complication is that Bob isn't expected to live that long. With a terminal cancer diagnosis, he's decided to take his camcorder and catalog life lessons for his future child before it's too late. Watch the trailer: 
Rudy Ruettiger was a small-town boy with a big dream of playing college football for Notre Dame. Against all odds, he persevered and inspired others to pursue their passions, proving that determination and courage can overcome any obstacle. Watch the trailer: 
Henry Rowengartner is a terrible Little League player... but when a freak accident turns his arm into a weapon of mass strikeouts, he is scooped up by the struggling Chicago Cubs to help turn around their season. Watch the trailer: 
Scotty Smalls has just moved to town, but he doesn't have any friends and doesn't know anything about baseball. That's going to be a problem since all of the local kids are obsessed with it! As he spends his summer learning the game on the sandlot, they'll all get into a series of misadventures that will make for the most memorable time of their lives. Watch the trailer: 
Cool Runnings is an uplifting, comedy-filled sports film based on the true story of Jamaica's first bobsled team, striving against all odds to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics. The underdogs' journey, peppered with humor and heart, showcases themes of determination, friendship, and defying expectations. Watch the trailer: 
Mitch McDeere (Tom Cruise) is fresh out of law school and looking for a firm to fulfill his ambitions and give him the financial security he has always craved. It's a dream come true when he signs on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke in Memphis, Tennessee. That dream becomes a nightmare when he discovers their client base is organized crime, and the last several attorneys in his position met an untimely demise.  Watch the trailer: 
Short Cuts is a mosaic of interconnected stories unraveling in Los Angeles over a few days. The film weaves together the lives of 22 characters, grappling with life's unpredictable curveballs. Directed by Robert Altman, it features an ensemble cast, including Tim Robbins, Julianne Moore, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Lemmon, Andie MacDowell, and Madeleine Stowe. Watch the trailer: 
Buckle up for The Pelican Brief, a movie that's a total blast. Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington thrill in this tale of paranoia and legal suspense. We guarantee this episode will really ignite your interest! Watch the trailer: 
In the merry land of Messina, mirth and mischief dance a lively jig. Kenneth Branagh, as our gallant Benedick, doth spar with Emma Thompson's sharp-tongued Beatrice, their jests as quick as summer lightning, whilst Robert Sean Leonard's Claudio, deceived by foul machinations, doth spurn his fair Hero, played by tender Kate Beckinsale. Amidst the confusion, Denzel Washington, as noble Don Pedro, guideth the play to a joyful denouement, and Keanu Reeves, as the black-hearted Don John, meets his just desserts. Watch the trailer: 
All for one and one for all, in a daring adventure you won't forget! This swashbuckling adventure brings Alexandre Dumas' classic tale to life as D'Artagnan, played by Chris O'Donnell, joins forces with the legendary Three Musketeers: Athos (Kiefer Sutherland), Porthos (Oliver Platt), Aramis (Charlie Sheen), and their loyal ally, Cardinal's Guard Captain Rochefort (Michael Wincott). Together, they fight for honor, friendship, and justice. Watch the trailer: 
Striking Distance is a thrilling action movie that follows a demoted detective, Tom Hardy (Bruce Willis), who is on a mission to prove that a serial killer, previously believed to be dead, is operating again in Pittsburgh. Despite resistance from his ex-partner (Robert Pastorelli) and his new partner (Sarah Jessica Parker), Hardy tirelessly pursues the truth. Packed with suspenseful river chases, the movie unfolds as a gritty, high-stakes cat-and-mouse game filled with unexpected twists and turns. Watch the trailer: 
Loaded Weapon 1 is a hilarious parody of action films, featuring the absurdly inept cop duo, Sergeant Jack Colt (Emilio Estevez) and Sergeant Wes Luger (Samuel L. Jackson), who are investigating a crime linked to Wilderness Girl cookies. They cross paths with eccentric villains played by Tim Curry and William Shatner, while Kathy Ireland and Jon Lovitz add to the comedic chaos. Watch the trailer: 
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