The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Gets SuBversive with Alien: Resurrection

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At the end of 2023, the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, set themselves on a very brutal spacefaring path in cinema. People high and low swear by the Alien series before they became their own punchline getting mixed up with Predator battles and being existentially rebooted by its original filmmaker Ridley Scott. This podcast wanted to turn back the clock with new examination. Carrying over into 2024, their rewatch path has brought them to the weirdest entry of the main franchse. Come back in time to 1997 for Alien: Resurrection. 

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For their 149th episode, two space pirate film critics, two mutated dads, and two earthbound teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, continue piloting through the sequel star system of their Alien series rewatch with an episode on 1997’s Alien: Resurrection, bringing a cloned Sigourney Weaver two centuries into the future. Is the movie subversive, kinky, weird, fun, all of the above, or none of the above. This one is high on Will’s ranks while Don is pondering. Come for the shared challenge and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. 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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