Cinephile Hissy Fit and Guests Close Out the Reeve Era With Superman IV

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Podcasts coming together to connect streams and relationships across multiple states is a beautiful thing. The hosts of Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, have been able to team up as guests or co-hosts on several podcasts. It’s always a treat to return the favor or, better yet, collaborate to make content together. The Cinephile Hissy Fit has one of those chances these last two weeks.

For their 116th episode, two Cannon-loving film critics, two Luthor-ian dads, and two nuclear-charged teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan continue a special podcast collaboration. Ian Simmons of the Kicking the Seat podcast and Mark Krawczyk of Special Mark Productions return to close the Christopher Reeve Superman series to discuss Superman IV: The Quest of Peace. Find out if it really is the worst movie of the series or if soft spots are found. Come for the shared challenge and tirade and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!



Ian Simmons of Kicking the Seat

Ian Simmons launched Kicking the Seat in 2009, one week after seeing Nora Ephron’s Julie & Julia. His wife proposed blogging as a healthier outlet for his anger than red-faced, twenty-minute tirades (Ian is no longer allowed to drive home from the movies).

The Kicking the Seat Podcast followed three years later and, despite its “undiscovered gem” status, Ian thoroughly enjoys hosting film critic discussions, creating themed shows, and interviewing such luminaries as Gaspar NoéRachel BrosnahanAmy Seimetz, and Richard Dreyfuss.

Ian is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. He also has a family, a day job, and conflicted feelings about referring to himself in the third person.


Mark Krawczyk of Special Mark Productions
Image courtesy of Mark Krawczyk

Mark Krawczyk is the Wisconsin-based creator of Special Mark Productions. From vinyl reviews, interviews, one-minute movie reactions, podcast content, and a wide range of YouTube film discussions, Mark does it all across any genre of film under the son. His content is everywhere on social media, including the best and fastest film reviews on TikTok you’re going to find.

Cinephile Hissy Fits is a 25YL media podcast, brought to you by Please visit, rate, review and subscribe. If you enjoyed this show, we have more where that came from, with interesting hosts, and wonderful guests. All available on iTunesSpotify, and anywhere you find your favorite shows. Follow the show on Twitter at @CinephileFit and on Facebook. Also, find both Will Johnson and Don Shanahan on Letterboxd as the accumulate their viewings and build their ranks and lists.

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Written by Don Shanahan

DON SHANAHAN is a Chicago-based Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic writing here on Film Obsessive as the Editor-in-Chief and Content Supervisor for the film department. He also writes for his own website, Every Movie Has a Lesson. Don is one of the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast on the Ruminations Radio Network and sponsored by Film Obsessive. As a school teacher by day, Don writes his movie reviews with life lessons in mind, from the serious to the farcical. He is a proud director and one of the founders of the Chicago Indie Critics and a voting member of the nationally-recognized Critics Choice Association, Online Film Critics Society, North American Film Critics Association, International Film Society Critics Association, Internet Film Critics Society, Online Film and TV Association, and the Celebrity Movie Awards.

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