The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Lists Their All-Time Favorite Heroes

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The hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, hope the notion of heroes is not entirely a “boy thing.” Whether it’s lifting known characters from literature, real people from history, or composing new and original figures, movies have for been creating and gilding heroes for over a century. The AFI’s “100 Years… 100 Heroes and Villains” list is an ideal reference. Like so many along with the Cinephile Hissy Fit, people discover movie heroes as children. They would become influences of moral emulation for the rest of their lives. They are special and worth sharing to other audiences.

For their 117th episode, two dashing film critics, two Herculean dads, and two list-building teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan pause from film reviews for a special list episode. The recent culmination of the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy and the rewatches of the Christopher Reeve Superman series got our guys thinking about their all-time favorite movie heroes. Our hosts go back and forth to dole out their Top 5 and honorable mention ranks on the topic. If you know Will and Don, you see the differences and blends of sensibilities on heroes.

Cinephile Hissy Fit is a Film Obsessive Radio 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 and his own website Every Movie Has a Lesson. He contributes as a Content Supervisor and Assistant Editor on Film Obsessive. Don is also one of the hosts of the 25YL Media-backed Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast on the Ruminations Radio Network. 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, Hollywood Creative Alliance, Online Film Critics Society, North American Film Critics Association, International Film Society Critics Association, Internet Film Critics Society, Independent Film Critics of America, Online Film and TV Association, and the Celebrity Movie Awards.

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