Collaboration Guests Talk About Studios Too Big to Fail on Cinephile Hissy Fit

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Last week on the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, our hosts presented the first of two special in-person episodes of Chicago film critic peers coming together to hang out with our main host from Phoenix. The topic of conversation was remembering blockbusters and the differences they see today. While talking about the biggest class of movies, the dais’s thoughts elevated to the studios themselves for a second program.

For their 122nd episode, two drunk film critics, two plastered dads, and two lampshade-wearing teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan kept the collaboration microphones going from Will’s visit to Chicago for a second editorial episode. This time around, the topic is the notion of studios and blockbusters that are “too big to fail.” This live recording session comes from the Galway Bay tavern in Chicago and the panel was filled with host Mike Crowley of You’ll Probably Agree, Cati Glidewell of The Blonde in Front, and Hayden Mears of IGN. Enjoy the lively and live conversation!

Six film critics pose for a picture in a bar before a Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast.
Photo courtesy of Mike Crowley


Mike Crowley is the site founder of You’ll Probably Agree. The idea of You’ll Probably Agree is to create a fun environment where people can hang out and talk about movies; what better place to resemble that than a bar where nobody’s opinion is above anyone else’s. Whether you’re sober or drunk, you never know which way a conversation will go in a pub.

Cati Glidewell is a Chicago based freelance film journalist, reviewer, trivia expert, and prize-winning Oscar enthusiast. She is a lifelong cinephile who is trying everything and telling you all about it. Find her work across YouTube and social media at The Blonde in Front.

Hayden Mears is a freelance entertainment journalist with work featured in various online and print publications. You can find his work at Starburst Magazine, TVLine, The Playlist, CinemaBlend, the Eisner-winning comic magazine PanelxPanel, and others. When he’s not waxing poetic about Pixar, Venture Bros., or comic books, he enjoys people, fitness boxing, and writing bios in the third person.

Cinephile Hissy Fit is a Film Obsessive Radio podcast, brought to you by the Ruminations Radio Network. 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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