Episode #278: “A dare to be great situation” | Say Anything (1989)

Welcome to our final entry for 1989… and our final 80s movie of the 30Something Movie Podcast! It’s bittersweet ending to the decade we love so much, but in many ways this is the perfect movie to end it with. As we have moved from the teen movies of the 80s and are “graduating” to the 90s, this movie feels like an 80s teen movie that’s “growing up.”

John Cusack, Ione Skye and John Mahoney star in Say Anything.



Episode #228: Talk with Kevin Smokler

I had the opportunity to spend some time chatting with author and speaker, Kevin Smokler (Brat Pack America, Practical Classics). It ran the gamut from Batman & James Bond to favorite 80s movies and great places to eat in Chicago!

Check out Kevin’s website here: https://www.kevinsmokler.com/

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Episode #208: “Nothing Will Stop It!” | The Blob (1958/1988)

In this episode we talk about the most voracious appetite we’ve ever seen… no, not John and Bo at an all-you-can-eat buffet… it’s The Blob! We’re starting our Horror Month off right with the 1958 classic and the 1988 remake. Beware the Blob!

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Episode #206: “May The Ganas Be With You” | Stand And Deliver (1988)

All you need is ganas… the desire to succeed. I’d also argue that a math teacher willing to stand up to a defeated educational system, gangs, and heart attacks don’t hurt either. This time we take our seats and add up whether this movie Stands the test of time and still Delivers the goods.

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