Lauren Knight Joins Cinephile Hissy Fit’s Own Suicide Squad

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All the movie talk lately has been centered on the highly anticipated James Gunn exodus project The Suicide SquadThe latest DC Extended Universe comic book film hit theaters softly and HBO Max a little more squarely this last weekend. The Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, is primed for the big August box office hitter. And with a Marvel Shill on the microphone, this may not be pretty!

For our 20th episode, 25YL film critics, lunkhead dads, and restarted school teachers hosts Will Johnson and Don Shanahan bring in Phoenix film aficionado Lauren Knight to debate the merits of bonkers violence and James Gunn style. Who’s on the right side of the law and how’s got the criminal opinion on this one? Listen and find out.


Podcast guest Lauren Knight sports a Sylvester Stallone collage shirt.
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Lauren Knight is currently the Social Media and Programming Manager at Alamo Drafthouse Phoenix. Beyond her work as a film programmer, she is a devout Stallone enthusiast. Follow Lauren at @ThatMovieIsFine on Twitter. With beefy taste like that for a cherished American treasure, this will surely not be her only guest appearance on the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast.

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.

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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