Ken Reid Returns to Cinephile Hissy Fit for Back to the Beach

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There will always be a place for hangout movies, especially the nostalgia-driven kind on the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network. They don’t always have to be good movies. Some can be completely fluff made of marshmallow. Nonetheless, they have an endearing quality for those that embraced them at whatever age they discovered them. That is especially the case this week on the show.

For their 81st episode, our two surfer-dude film critics, punk survivor dads, and Big Kahuna school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan welcome back special guest Ken Reid, host of the popular TV Guidance Counselor Podcast to the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast. He returns to presents another cult classic, namely Back at the Beach from 1987 starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello for the discussion. Who rides the wave and who wipes out for this nostalgic flick. Come for the shared challenge and tirade and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!



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Each week Boston Comedian Ken Reid and his guests discuss a specific issue of TV Guide. They debate, consider and discuss the difficult viewing choices of our past. He loves horror movies, bronze age comic books, TV, punk rock, pie and pre-Millennium Popular Culture. You’ll like him. He has some stand up comedy records out, and has a weekly podcast called TV Guidance Counselor.
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.

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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