Don Challenges Marvel Shill Will with Iron Man 3 on Cinephile Hissy Fit

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25YL film critic Don Shanahan will tell you that Marvel’s never really made a “bad” movie, per se. Yet, even if they’re all decent and you build a ranked list of favorites, something is going to end up in last place. For Don, that #23 cellar-dweller is 2013’s Iron Man 3 directed by Shane Black. As it turns out, resident Marvel shill Will Johnson considers Iron Man 3 (and most everything Shane Black touches) to be a masterpiece. When that happens, there’s bound to be outrage and trouble on the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast microphones!

Matching the summer heat, Will and Don’s 14th episode dives into the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the heels of its return to theaters with Black Widow. Listen to Don and Will verbally arm wrestle over writers, villains, armor, and more. Mark their words. This will not be the last Shane Black episode. Someday, The Nice Guys will be in the virtual arena.

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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 iTunes, Spotify, 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.

As Will and Don love to say, come for the shared challenge and tirade and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Thank you so much for your captive audience and social media participation! Enjoy our new podcast episode!

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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