The Cinephile Hissy Fit Goes Crazy for Swayze With Road House

Patrick Swayze in 1989's Road House. Image courtesy of United Artists.

The hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, constantly run into that Lisa Simpson meme that goes around social media talking about remakes. The wise-cracking wisdom of image urges Hollywood movie moguls to remake movies that failed as a way of second chances and corrected mistakes instead of remaking classics that don’t need improvement. Swingers and The Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman has treaded on such ground this month with the new Road House starring Jake Gyllenhaal. It’s the wrong Patrick Swayze movie to reference, but nobody puts Dalton in a corner, and the podcast is here to defend a classic.

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For their 150th episode, two non-mulleted film critics, two nice dads, and two not nice teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, prepare for the 2024 remake of Road House with an episode going back to talk about the 1989 original. Don’s been “Crazy for Swayze” and this movie since he was a kid, while this was Will’s first time seeing this sweaty and seedy cult classic. How does the macho time capsule hold up for a newbie and a long-time fan? 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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