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Movie nerd, filmmaker, and anniversary celebrator Mark J. Parker brings a friend on each episode to discuss movies (and sometimes TV shows and music) that are hitting milestone anniversaries of release that month. Think 20th anniversary, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 75th, you get it! They'll dive in together, discussing fun facts, memorable moments, and what makes these movies worth a rewind all these years later. Let's get nostalgic! The podcast logo is created by Greg Clements. The ...
 
'StarCatcher - the Podcast' is a trip down memory lane, with stories about some of the great Hollywood legends, as told by the man who was there when they said it - John Frederick, author of the top-selling book 'StarCatcher - True Life Hollywood Fantasies'. John has some 50 films and documentaries to his credit. StarCatcher features stories about Hollywood icons, including Bob Hope, John Wayne, Ernest Borgnine, Barbara Eden, Humphrey Bogart, Charlton Heston, Glenn Ford, James Drury, Julie H ...
 
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Mark welcomes photographer, podcaster, and actor Garrick Hoffman to the show to discuss all the hilarity of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, which came out 25 years ago on May 2, 1997. Garrick remembers watching this perfect sleepover movie as a kid over and over with his family, while Mark was giggling in the theater on a hot day at su…
 
For the first time, Mark's husband (and logo designer) Greg Clements joins the podcast! The husbands share a love for the Whoopi Goldberg hit Sister Act, which came out in theaters on May 29, 1992 - 30 years ago this month. Who knew little Greg in the woods of Maine was so obsessed with Sister Act as a kid that he's seen the movie about a hundred t…
 
This episode is a total "businesswoman special" as Mark welcomes special guest Mona May! From the iconic yellow plaid in Clueless, to the Time After Time dresses in Romy and Michele, to the fairy tale gowns in Enchanted - and much more - this super talented costume designer and her teams have created memorable, head-turning fashion on camera for de…
 
Let's fold scarves and listen to a podcast! Mark welcomes long-time friend and fellow blonde Sarah Menaquale on a ride in the convertible to Tuscon to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. The cult comedy was released on April 25, 1997, when Lisa Kudrow was starring in Friends and recent Oscar winner Mira Sorvino…
 
Mark welcomes his friend and coworker from Ogunquit Playhouse Michael Stailey to nerd out over a movie musical that stands the test of time: Singin' in the Rain! The iconic Gene Kelly film is now 70 years old after being released on April 11, 1952, but its meta storytelling and commentary on Hollywood and filmmaking, plus its perfect cinematography…
 
One of the most popular and beloved films turned 50 years old this month: The Godfather! And Mark had never seen the full movie until now - shocking, right? He brings back the mafia mistress Melissa Ward to the show so she can choose her favorite Corleone brother, discuss the dynamics between fathers and sons, reflect on violence in entertainment o…
 
Mark brings back friend, screenwriter, and film student for life C.C. Webster on a little droog trip to early 1970s London to discuss Stanley Kubrick's controversial hit A Clockwork Orange for its 50th anniversary this month. They share thoughts on the strange title, to symbolism in the characters' clothing, to differences between the film and the …
 
Mark welcomes friend and rom-com fan Lauren Evangelista back to the podcast to travel to discuss the underrated 1997 movie The Beautician and the Beast for its 25th anniversary this month. They agree that it's better than it gets credit for, the script is full of funny lines even if the plot is predictable (which isn't always a bad thing), and Fran…
 
Mark welcomes friend, movie lover, and indie film collaborator Tom Ciuba back to the podcast to fly back to 2002 for the 20th anniversary this month of The Mothman Prophecies. The Richard Gere chiller is creepy and spine-tingling (who knew the word "chapstick" could give us nightmares?), and a little slow at times but the guys applaud the scary voi…
 
Mark welcomes friend, former coworker, and movie lover Tarik Flannagan to the show to discuss one of the most fun and twisted January thrillers, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle. The film came out 30 years ago this month, but the shocks still feel fresh, as does the "me too" storyline that starts the film. They wonder if this movie is anti-feminist a…
 
Mark welcomes Sabrina Santoro back to the show so they can rewind and revisit the wild, gritty, colorful world of Baz Luhrmann's 1996 adaptation of Romeo + Juliet for its 25th anniversary this month. It was Shakespeare for the MTV crowd, as boring old people said at the time, and us kids who wanted to be so cool and moody ate it up! From Leo's icon…
 
Mark is joined by the groovy California queen O'tilia Garcia, a.k.a. OT, to discuss the 25th anniversary of Tom Hanks' That Thing You Do! If this movie doesn't put a smile on your face, see a doctor. We chat about the cute cast, the award-worthy song, and why do girls love a boy with an instrument so much? Rest in Peace, Peter Scolari, who had a fu…
 
Mark is joined by his New York pal Kiran Hefa, whom he met on the red carpet over 14 years ago - which is fitting, since these two movies have all the glitz and glamour! They discuss the memorable September comedies The First Wives Club and Zoolander, which were released 25 and 20 years ago, respectively. From Goldie, Bette, and Diane to Ben, Owen,…
 
Spooky season is upon us and Mark brings longtime friend, longtime actress, and longtime movie lover Kit Sheehan on the show to dive into the supernatural and celebrate two classic horror films: An American Werewolf in London for its 40th anniversary and The Others for its 20th anniversary! It's basically just like high school when they'd have old …
 
Robots and aliens are taking over! Mark reunites with old friend and fellow movie nerd Katie Bruno, who is the Terminator to his John Connor, to discuss the big budget July blockbusters Terminator 2: Judgement Day and Independence Day. The action-packed discussion includes everything from jaw-dropping special effects, jaw-dropping muscles, favorite…
 
School's out for summer and Mark brings back his film scholar friends Jason Kashiwagi and C.C. Webster to talk about two June movies: 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for its 50th anniversary and 1991's Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead for its 30th anniversary. These films have more in common than just 6 word titles! We bow down to …
 
Author/producer/screenwriter John Frederick is the author of the new book 'StarCatcher - A True Life Hollywood Fantasy.' John pulls back the curtain on intimate stories about four Hollywood legends . . Ernest Borgnine, Barbara Eden, Dick Van Dyke, and Shirley Jones. Great stories told by the man who was there when they said it! www.hollywoodstarcat…
 
Mark is joined by the mystical and magical Sabrina Santoro to discuss major movies in their lives: The Craft and Twister! The 90s thrillers about the dark side of Mother Nature turn 25 years old this month, and you may not immediately think they have much in common, but they do: terrifying CGI, great soundtracks, grieving heroines, connections to t…
 
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