The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Goes to Infinity and Beyond Defending Lightyear

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When it comes to social media-fueled controversies, the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, tend to find themselves in lockstep instead of at odds. They may have their differences on movie opinions, but, for larger issues, these two guys have their brains wired right and their heads on straight. This week, they unite to fight against casting gripes and homophobes.

For their 69th episode, two stoic film critics, action figure dads, and time-traveling school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan race through time, space, innuendo, whiners, and controversies to defend Disney/Pixar’s newest film Lightyear. Our two Space Rangers see and staunchly defend the veritable good that brims through this animated adventure while pushing away the nitpicky haters. Come for the shared challenge and tirade 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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