The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Buzzes the Tower with Top Gun: Maverick

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Like many men their age, the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, pretended to fly fighter jets around their rooms and homes after 1986’s Top Gun. Tom Cruise has shows himself to deliver heaps of action. Can he step back into that naval cockpit and bring back the sweat, heat, and speed for a new summer hitter? The show has seen the sequel and will tell you all about it.

For their 64th episode, two ace film critics, swaggering dads, and sweaty school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan turn on the afterburners to discuss this summer’s latest big blockbuster: Top Gun: Maverick. Both hosts present their personal histories with Top Gun and hash out their differing viewpoints on the big, loud, and heavy sequel. Take this show to bed or lose us forever. Come for the shared challenge and tirade and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate.

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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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