The Cinephile Hissy Fit Mobilizes for Starship Troopers

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The hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, have found many films from their teenage heyday in the 1990s that play differently now today with adult eyes. Some of those movies have impacts that have shrunk or soured from the original youthful exuberance that watched them the first time. For others, something from back than played a little over their heads and were seen smarter and more clever with aged adult eyes later. The podcast has one of those latter examples and examinations this week.

For their 133rd episode, two mobile infantry film critics, two bug-killing dads, and two citizenship teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, have mobilized their podcast to celebrate the fight for Earth’s revenge from 26 years ago. Storming into last century of science fiction classics, the podcast is here to dissect the many subversive delights and burns of Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers. Come for the shared challenge and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Do you want to live forever?! Enjoy our podcast!

Cinephile Hissy Fits is a Film Obsessive media podcast, brought to you by the Ruminations Radio Network. 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.

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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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