The Cinephile Hissy Fit Begins a Franchise Rewatch With Alien

The hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, have a deep respect for filmmaker Ridley Scott. Will Johnson has extolled his high respect for all things Blade Runner on the podcast, while Don is more of a Gladiator and Black Hawk Down kind of guy. In any case, Ridley has a new movie coming this awards season and Halloween just passed, triggering our hosts to start a deep dive into Ridley’s grandest franchise contribution.

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For their 134rd episode, two well-paid film critics, two space jockey dads, and two trucker teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, begin a selective pick-and-choose of a series rewatch of the Alien series. They start where it all began with 1979’s Ridley Scott cornerstone Alien. In this podcast, you completely hear us scream. Sorry to disappoint you. Come for the shared challenge and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!

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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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